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(19 replies, posted in Constructive Criticism)

Great tracks! I really like them (as most others, the first one is the one I liked most, but I also like This Is Not Paula a lot). Everything sounds very tight and groovy! So, no, you definitely shouldn't quit. Keep going!

No idea. It does say that it's based on Soundbox, but I've never used one or the other so I can't say. I recently got a bit hooked on ORCA by the same developer (https://hundredrabbits.itch.io/orca) which I can totally recemmend!
While browsing their repos I found this and thought it might be of intertest to the tracker-loving community here.

Just found this on the web, figures some of your might find it interesting:
https://github.com/hundredrabbits/Marabu
binaries here:
https://hundredrabbits.itch.io/marabu

They also make a generative music environment called ORCA, which seems pretty interesting.

https://hundredrabbits.itch.io/orca

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(3 replies, posted in Releases)

Likewise!! who knew. I think a lot of us chipheads got stuck into eurorack for some reason.

Well in my case it's all Mutable's fault! big_smile, which also kind of comes from a chipmusic background, at least in part.

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(3 replies, posted in Releases)

I didn't know you were in to chipmusic! Interesting to hear these knowing your more acoustic work!

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(10 replies, posted in LittleGPTracker)

maybe this is useful?

https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/ … edit#gid=0

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(6 replies, posted in Other Hardware)

Skapig wrote:

Edit: Ah, LittleGPTracker. Can't find anything in relation to Odroid Go. Don't know how to flash it...

After digging into the matter a bit more: not sure you actually can. The Go runs its own emulator thing and is mostly intended to let you play games. Somebody would have to compile a specific version of LGPT for the Go to make it work.

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(5 replies, posted in Other Hardware)

Orgia Mode wrote:

The shafts look knurled, so Im sure you could add some knobs of your choice.

Of course one could add knob. But the shafts seem very close to one another, so that would likely reduce the fingerspace between them.
Now, it's not like this is a huge dealbreaker, just a minor annoyance I guess.

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(5 replies, posted in Other Hardware)

Twisted Electrons just announced their TherapSid successor. This one intended to work without a SID and sounds more like a reinterpretation than a clone, which I like.
Also, this one will not make people rip the guts out of poor, perhaps even perfectly working c64s.
Here's their walkthrough:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QR2hT7i8UMU

As much as one can hear that through a youtube video played over not-so-great desktop speaker, it does sound kinda clean. Whch might be good or bad.
I'd rather had some proper knobs on this thing, but I guess we all like our Volcas, don't we? And this might fit nicely next to one.

Renoise? https://www.renoise.com/
Though I guess it might be overkill if you only want to use the MS Wavetable synth

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(6 replies, posted in Other Hardware)

Cool! What are you trying to get working on it? Piggy or just run Gameboy stuff in the emulator it comes with?

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(41 replies, posted in LittleGPTracker)

Little update. I did test various versions of PPSSPP, since some people reported audio being glitchy in general with all versions after 1.3. What I was initially running was 1.1. Tried several other versions, but 1.3 doesn't run at all, and indeed everything past that sounds even more glitchy. At this point I think I'm giving up for now. Too busy to be bothered with solving these issues. Not even sure if they can be solved tbh, since it seems to be a general problem with PPSSPP.
I guess I'll look into some other means to run Piggy in the future, since I quite like it.

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(41 replies, posted in LittleGPTracker)

I did some more testing. No matter which wave I use, it always sounds the same. I was actually able to somehow pinpoint the problem I think. Basically when I record the output and then zoom into the waveform, this is what I see:

It's not a clean sine wave, but it's like something makes it randomly reset  and this creates alll these jumps in the waveform. Also there is some low frequency mixed in.

It's most certainly something PPSSPP does, but I can't figure out how to get rid of it. Or maybe it's just Android's audio?

Anyway, you can download both the original sine waves I have used and a recording of how it sounds in piggy on my phone here:
https://cloud.indie.host/s/Rabe3ia2gRKpsdW

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(41 replies, posted in LittleGPTracker)

Does the same thing happen with a more high quality sample?

I have just tested it with the stock samples, but good point, I'll upload a sample of my own and report back.

Updated added some photos

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(41 replies, posted in LittleGPTracker)

I have to bring back this thread from the land of the dead, because I also have a problem with running Piggy in Android/PPSSPP.
Most of it works fine and was easy sailing (thanks @bleo for the config files, those definitely sorted out the initial problems with the "black screen of uncertainty").

The issue I have is just that everything sounds kinda crap. It's not like I am expecting Piggy to sound super hi-fi, but if I compare simple waves (eg. square or sinus set to oscillator looping) with the Mac version, the difference is quite big. One sounds halfway like a sinewave, the other like a jumbled mess of random noise with a faint reminiscence of a sine wave.

I guess it's the way the emulator handles audio, but maybe there's a way to solve that. Or maybe I just missed something obvious about how Piggy works.
Does anybody else have this problem? I can post a recording if that makes it easier.