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Offline NARFNra

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Do you have any recommendations for getting better at tracking?
« on: February 21, 2015, 05:08:47 pm »
I don't really feel I'm improving at all and am curious.

Offline DevEd

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Do you have any recommendations for getting better at tracking?
« Reply #1 on: February 22, 2015, 09:43:18 pm »
I usually learn by covering songs from games as accurately as I can.

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Do you have any recommendations for getting better at tracking?
« Reply #2 on: February 26, 2015, 02:24:42 pm »
To throw out the obvious early, even more tracking. :P

I usually just play freehand before I even start tracking just to get a good idea of how I want a song to flow.
Then I listen and edit the song at half speed.

Also, I've been feeling the same way about my stuff lately.
« Last Edit: February 26, 2015, 02:26:40 pm by Bp103 »

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Do you have any recommendations for getting better at tracking?
« Reply #3 on: July 05, 2015, 01:31:57 pm »
Take a look at the example modules that your program brings or download some made by others to observe what's possible to do and maybe you'd find things that you'd like to be able to make yourself.

I'd started making Megadrive arrangements of the Bram Stoker's Dracula (Famicom) soundtrack, and because the arpeggios are downwards and because FM instruments don't have arpeggio automations (and even if they did I couldn't be bothered writing about ten different arpeggios for the same number of identical instruments), I copied the arpeggios manually as NSFImport FamiTracker showed them at the fastest time resolution available for display, in relation to the 60 Hz NTSC clock speed. This got me used to track at 60/50 Hz (with the tempo settings being F01 and 901), since that way I'd have total control over how tempo measurements would be distributed to fit a desired speed.

I give you that that's not quite practical, but it can be helpful if you want a more precise control over whatever events you write.