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The Lenny
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Famitracker

Post by The Lenny » Sat Mar 02, 2019 7:15 pm

Is Famitracker the only way to put music on my game or can I also use something else?
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Re: Famitracker

Post by Kasumi » Sat Mar 02, 2019 10:39 pm

Unless you want to program a conversion tool or change the audio engine NES Maker uses, Famitracker is the only way unless you want to type every single note by hand into a text editor.

The way NES music works is not compatible with most generic music software. (Generated sound vs recorded sound which NES can't replicate practically.) I am aware of three non native trackers that allow creation of NES music in the first place: Famitracker, Musetracker, and Deflemask. Of the three, Famitracker has several freely available ways to get audio made in it into a game. Musetracker has one freely available way that I'm aware of (which isn't the one that's shipped with NES Maker.) Deflemask has none that I'm aware of.

There are several native trackers (actual NES ROMs that allow creation of music): http://www.nes-audio.com/ , and none of them allow exporting of data in an easy way to use for a game (as far as I can recall).
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Re: Famitracker

Post by The Lenny » Sat Mar 02, 2019 10:57 pm

Thank you...but I don't think programming a conversion tool is in my wheelhouse.
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Re: Famitracker

Post by misterjosel » Tue Mar 26, 2019 9:47 pm

You can also use any other music creation tool that supports export to MIDI, then import to an older version of FamiTracker that supports MIDI import.

I personally use FL Studio to compose. For me it's much easier to compose a full song there than in FamiTracker directly.

I use this awesome VST instrument to simulate the NES channels in FL Studio: https://www.mattmontag.com/projects-page/nintendo-vst
Hit me up if you need FamiTracker songs!! Will work for pixels!! 👾

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