There's also Chipdisco, in Java, but mono (one channel for preview, one for live).
Some links to module repos and a download script:
Actually, how does sound work on the Amiga? Is it more like ASIO or JACK in the way it works? Or something totally different?
Amigas feature prominently
N.b. the Mixxx method [using libmodplug] renders the modules as a regular stereo track in memory, so no subtrack muting/etc.
It makes me want to hook my Gameboy and midi controllers / keyboard's back up to my Atari STfm
Perhaps the author meant that they use a special cable to blend the two outputs a bit (e.g. 70/30% like some software MOD players do). Or perhaps the tracker plays the same sample on two voices?
Looking at the demo video, it does look like they have a splitter plugged into one of the audio outputs.
Edit: I seem to remember that later Amiga models automatically mix to mono if only one connector was in use. They must be doing this because of the hard panning. It makes sense for a DJ, too, because at times you might be wearing headphones only on one ear.
That's what Ravi shows in the video at 4:30.
I've heard claims that the 6-bit analog amplifier was sufficiently precise that you could combine two 8-bit channels into one 14-bit channel (in 1985!) per stereo channel. I guess it's possible, but I still question this. Anyone here know if that's actually true?
Edit: On a different note, i would love to see a ssd based "floppy" that was loaded with the solid clunk of the 3.5" floppy.
But i was thinking more of using the whole surface area of a floppy as a PCB and cover it with flash chips.
I do recall slightly later in the 90s seeing guys using a PC with a tracker at a forest rave. Probably didn't have the pitch control etc so they were probably using it alongside decks. Nice to see that there's still work going on to make "modern" tracker software for djing.
To be more concrete, it was "Second Reality" that they did it with:
and here's Future Crew making it:
Europe and Summer school holidays. Perfect time to code.
A500, A600, A1200 motherboards can be placed into a Checkmate 1500 Plus case to be used like a desktop PC:
Maybe I should say desktop Amiga like the Amiga 2000 was.
A chip tune is generated by a specialized sound chip, like the MOS 6581 which can normally not play sampled output, although that barrier has been broken in the last few years by tweaking the sound volume at high rates.
Ironically enough, the "chip tune" nomenclature comes from the Amiga where very short sampled sounds which played would generate chirps and blirps akin to the Yamaha and SID chips, but for reasons other than one might think: chip tunes were at first made out of necessity, because the overall intro in front of the crack had to be small since there usually wasn't much space on the cracked game's disk.
But all Amigas can play stereo digitised samples in a 2 + 2 channel configuration.
We didn't call the Amiga a PC back in the day because of IBM PC XT and PC AT computers, but nowadays when people don't even know anything other than a Windows and a MacOS based computer, it's a different story. Now it can be said that it's a personal computer, because that's what it is, just with an architecture superior to IBM PC clones.
Calling a home computer a PC is showing a fundamental lack of understanding not only what PC is and was but more importantly what home computer was and why its named home computer and not pc or game computer or whatever.
Multiple people using the same system didn't come around until the advent of the average Joe going onto the InterNet.
I have no problem calling Macs personal computers — because they are. The whole Mac vs. PC debacle was a misnomer if anything.
The only PC that Commodore made was the Colt series. It was a PC compatible that Commodore botched in marketing by saying "It is not a PC Clone, it is a Commodore!" of course it was a PC Clone that is what people wanted.
Edit: Mine came with dual boot OS/2 Warp and Windows 95.
I was talking about Commodore before they got bought out by Escom ect.
I almost bought a PC Colt but got a generic 386DX PC a friend of mine sold me used that was cheaper.
Its 'success', like that of MS, is down to religion.
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I am not invested in any of this. Always enjoy these types of discussions. They show a little about our roots.