CHIPNSFX tracker+player
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release date : may 2017
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added on the 2017-05-13 22:01:21 by cngsoft cngsoft

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After many years since I wrote the player and several months since I actually made a tracker rather than typing the songs as raw numbers, I thought I could release my lightweight music engine for Z80-based platforms with sound chips such as AY-3-8910, YM2149 and others with similar features.

New releases will be posted in http://cngsoft.no-ip.org/chipnsfx.htm

This first version is still very rough, so please feel free to point at every flaw and mistake and I'll try to correct them in future releases.
added on the 2017-05-13 22:05:47 by cngsoft cngsoft
Neither manual nor website state support for the SN76489. So there is no Master System support...
added on the 2017-05-13 23:50:16 by Exin Exin
Thanks for publishing this custom tool !
rulez added on the 2017-05-14 06:56:41 by norecess norecess
Awesome! This is perfect for tiny intros.
rulez added on the 2017-05-14 11:57:01 by ham ham
Yey, another tool!
rulez added on the 2017-05-14 12:16:12 by Optimus Optimus
Great work, @cngsoft. Please, keep it up!
rulez added on the 2017-05-14 17:44:34 by ronaldo ronaldo
Nice !
I hope someone will try to compose a tune with this weird tracker ;)
rulez added on the 2017-05-14 18:22:53 by Beb Beb
Same as norecess.
cngsoft on all fronts : designing games & much more for them: code+gfx+tunes, writing tools, packing games... I'm impressed.
rulez added on the 2017-05-15 18:12:09 by Overflow Overflow
@Cngsoft: Well done for the new release.
Maybe an Azerty version could be nice, with scrolling pattern while playing ?
added on the 2017-05-29 13:10:11 by Beb Beb
@Beb: Thanks, I just updated the tracker following your suggestions. -P enables playback following, -k1 sets QWERTZ keys and -k2 sets AZERTY keys.
added on the 2017-06-02 19:44:26 by cngsoft cngsoft
The concept of a minimalist player and music is indeed attractive! Still, quite a hard-to-use interface for a 2017 software.
rulez added on the 2017-06-04 18:46:25 by Targhan Targhan
It works well. The only "bug" I've found so far is when you save a song, it seems to automatically select "rygar" no matter what you've loaded before.

Will the sources be released one day? Maybe it could be compiled on Linux for example.

I've made a little tune with it: http://picosong.com/7Vnq/
rulez added on the 2017-06-05 22:48:34 by garvalf garvalf
vgm specification and examples (vgm format itself, and text converted from vgm2txt) not only is a great source of information (how each sound chip works), as might help the inclusion of vgm format support, which would be really great

and yes, would be really great having a GNU/Linux version available
Stylish tool!
rulez added on the 2017-06-16 00:27:07 by Hicks Hicks
@Garvalf: At last I found the origin of the bug you reported, I was sorting the files AFTER looking for the currently active filename; I just rereleased the tracker to fix it. Thanks for your song, the first one totally written from scratch with CHIPNSFX!
added on the 2017-06-16 13:32:58 by cngsoft cngsoft
I'm looking for a tool to compose music on my real cpc464 (tape only) system and your tracker is pretty much impressive, i've tryed it on mac OSX with VirtualBox - windows xp : it plays songs and edited new one like a charm !

I think i just love it !

The text file format (.chp) is also very editable, so that can open much possibilities.

My goal is to play my CHIPNSFX creation on my cpc464 : i hope i can achieve that.
Thanks for this great tool !
rulez added on the 2018-01-05 03:13:21 by crocolive crocolive
Looks good!
rulez added on the 2018-01-05 06:15:49 by cxw cxw
I'm looking for a tool to compose music on my real cpc464 (tape only)

So here is my first real try with this tracker (OSX / Wine / Windows XP) :
It's a modest cover of "NightCall" by Kavinsky

Feel free to ask for the sng file, i'll be proud to share it !

Next step : convert exported .YM file to hear my track on my CPC 464 !
added on the 2018-01-08 19:46:52 by crocolive crocolive
It's the first anniversary of CHIPNSFX! I just made a special release featuring 365 sample songs and including the tracker's source code: it's in the minisite link.

Two games (Duck Out and Basket Cases) and one intro (Isometrikum) featuring CHIPNSFX were released during this first year, as well as several standalone songs. Thanks to everyone who helped me and worked with my tracker.
added on the 2018-05-13 13:06:27 by cngsoft cngsoft
+1 for CNGSoft!
rulez added on the 2018-12-15 17:03:02 by SuTeKH/Epyteor SuTeKH/Epyteor
Tested and approved. Thank you CNGsoft!
rulez added on the 2020-04-09 13:06:45 by toms toms
tiny tracker, very used in 4k and lower size prod
rulez added on the 2024-04-05 08:55:59 by roudoudou roudoudou

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