(18 replies, posted in Atari)

aent wrote:
akira^8GB wrote:

Just because you separate the outputs doesn't mean you are not pumping too much volume on each channel anymore, may I add.

No one has said that, and I would very much like your tip on how to lower the whole channel at once. In maxYMiser that is, there's a MIDI CC that does it but I can't find a decent setting or command for it in the tracker.

You COULD try lowering the values in your volume sequence. That would achieve the effect of what you're looking to do.

To be quite honest though I don't think it'll clean up your noise. Akira is right that too-high volumes can cause clipping, but running multiple channels at once causes distortion that isn't due to clipping. As such, you might not hear a difference (other than how loud it is) by adjusting channel volume. To get rid of that distortion you'd want to separate the YM's outputs (so that every channel would sound as clean as it does when played solo). This is what everyone else is talking about, Akira is stuck on the clipping thing, haha

If thumbs up/down are invisible, but the ratio of up:down is visible, I think it could be useful. Perhaps shown with a small colored square near the track, using a pink-gray-blue gradient (typical easy-to-read red to green, but matching the site's existing color scheme) for negative-neutral-positive.

Anyway I also can't wait for music uploads here!!


(18 replies, posted in Graphics, Artwork & Design)

celsius wrote:

That right there. That is what avocados are all about. Well, actually I usually have black beans and corn in the mix as well.

Jesus that sounds delicious right now.

Mono wrote:

Other browsers do not exist in my mind.

Haha, I wonder if the developers tested in, say, 1280x768 and 1440x900 and said "Hey, looks good with these settings! Other resolutions do not exist in my mind."

Just kidding around tongue

Also, it might be interesting to note that at higher resolutions (i'm at 1440x900) there's a lot of "white" (black) space over to the right, which wouldn't be an issue at all except there's a horizontal scroll bar on my screen even though all the content fits nicely in my window.

This is in Chrome, haven't tested other browsers because I never use other browsers.


(16 replies, posted in Atari)

Haha, sure we can do that. So you don't yet have an ST? Also there are SOME restrictions, you can't just write to any old floppy willy-nilly. Depending on your ST model and stuff, you may or may not be able to use single- or double-sided disks, and other stuff. The link I found that helped me sort it all out is here: http://www.atari-forum.com/viewtopic.ph … mp;t=9481.

In it, there's a good tip on formatting disks to make sure they're readable by your Atari: "In Win XP type this in command prompt: format a: /t:80 /n:9 It will produce 720KB floppy, usable on all Ataris."

There's also information in there about utilities that would (I assume you don't need this, but others may be interested) let you rip your old Atari ST discs to image files (like an .iso of a CD/DVD nowadays), or to use ST image files to make ST discs.

But if you're just looking to use a free and modern program such as MaxYMiser, you can drag and drop files to a disk pretty easily.

However, make sure the disk drive in your PC works! A lot of old floppy drives are probably pieces of junk by now, I had to buy a new one when I got my ST last year.


(16 replies, posted in Atari)

What exactly does this do that the floppy drive on my PC can't? Not trying to be a dick or anything, I'm just used to putting ST files on a floppy on my PC and then putting the floppy in the ST and having all the files there just fine so I don't understand the point of a utility yikes