Entering In Effects/etc.


i’m new to trackers, so if i’m way off here, lemme know;
i’m trying to enter in efct commands for a given line, and i want to just type in the command code for a given “cell”… instead of being able to type it, i have to constantly deal with the tracker advancing to the next line instead of allowing me to just type in the command…
is there a solution to this?

obviously, copy/paste will work after you’ve entered in the command…

for entering notes, this is less of an issue, but still comes into play with the pan/volume columns…


Changing the edit step value to 0 might help you with entering command data.


works like a charm…

now if i could just figure out how the retrig note effect is working;
the effect command looks like this: 0EXY
the documentation states that the 0 character is the speed.
is this correct?
i thought that the 0E was necessary to define the command as a retrig command, right?

it is suggesting that i put 0-9 into the 0 character location, no?

speed,E,volume,# of ticks, right?

Try something like 0E02.

0E is the command
02 is the value.

i see that the last value is changing the speed:
for instance,

is way faster than

i also see that my “max ticks per line” are determined by the speed setting…

but what i don’t understand is why there is a zero before the 1/2/3/4/5/6/7/8/9 in the value setting for the effect command?

is it simply because “all effects have a 4-character strings”, or can you use that 3rd character for something else… i believe the latter to be the case.
the documentation refers to volume as the following:

Value effects on volume (x) for each retrig are:

0 No change
1 -1
2 -2
3 -4
4 -8
5 -16
6 *2/3
7 *1/2
8 No change
9 +1
a +2
b +4
c +8
d +16
e *3/2
f *2

based on this documentation, this volume feature seems to be either disabled/outdated, or not working.

hello gG,
firstable, I hope you have received my email succesfully about the question you asked me privately.

to fully understand how 0Exy works, you have to fully understand how trackers work.

Songs are made of patterns. Patterns are made of lines.
Until now, everything is visible.

Now comes the invisible: rows are made of ticks :huh:
Nothing that mysterious: it’s like the frames of a movie. Movies appear to out eyes like continuos, but they are a serie of about 30 frames per seconds.
Ticks are for trackers what frames are for video monitors.

the so-called “speed” parameter lets you change the number of ticks per line. This value is 6 by the fault, but can be changed from 0 (stop) to 1F (31 decimal), by using F1xx (F100, … F11F).

The y parameter for the 0Exy command represents how many ticks should pass until the sound should be retrigged (i.e.: the note should be played again).

y can vary from 0 to F, but cannot be higher than speed.

An example: suppose you are at F10C (12 ticks per line).
You can set 0Exy with 00<=y<=0B.

For example, set it to 4.
12 / 4 = 3 => your sample will be retrigger each 4 ticks, for three times, at tick 00, at tick 04, at tick 08.

Set it to 6.
12 / 6 = 2 => your sample will be retriggered each 6 ticks, for two times, at tick 00, at tick 06.

Set it to 9.
your sample will be retriggered each 9 ticks, for two times, at tick 00, at tick 09.

now, the x.

You can set the volume of the retriggered notes:
For example, if x = 7 (*1/2), each retriggered note will have its volume halved in respect of the previous.

the parameter x won’t work with VST instruments

So, a final example:
F10A (10 tick per line)
play the note C-3 at volume 30, with command 0E72

all of this occurs in a single pattern line.

See my demosong “The Path” for some examples about 0Exy usage.

welcome to advanced tracking :)

okay, that makes much more sense… thanks.
i suppose the only other question i have is:
why does 7 represent 1/2?
seems like A would represent 1/2, if anything…
is there documentation as to what 0-F represent in relation to the percentage factor of the accumulative ticks???