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How do I get started using LowRes NX, new to LowRes NX? Welcome \(^_^)/


was8bit 2019-08-15 19:12 (Edited)

For anyone new to lowresNx and having trouble getting started...

We are here to help... just give us a day or so to respond... we WILL respond :)

Crafter 48 2019-08-15 22:36

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was8bit 2019-08-16 00:45

Hey, glad your here :D

Timo 2019-08-16 10:06

I think every question should be an own topic/thread to make it easier later to find the answers.

was8bit 2019-08-16 17:18 (Edited)

True, but for complete newbies that might be intimidating.. this way they can simply add a question without the spotlight being focused on them, as would happen if they started their own thread..

Once they get their feet wet, then maybe they will feel comfortable posting their own thread :)

I’ve reworded the title abit to better reflect that :)

UmbrageHill 2019-08-22 17:59

I have read the manual and tutorials and been playing around for a couple days and have some basics down and have made a song in the sound composer that I really like but I can’t for he life of me figure out how to make the song play? I found something about playing sounds but not songs. Any help would be appreciated!

was8bit 2019-08-22 18:35

Hello, welcome to lowresNX chat boards :)

If you have the music data already saved, and lets say this is all you have so far, your program data will look like this...


Well, with probably lots more data, but I just posted some data...

To get this to play your song, add this above the data... like this..





When you run it, the MUSIC command begins playing your music, and the DO LOOP keeps your program running forever... without the DO LOOP the program will immediately end and won't play the music...

See if this helps :)

Feel free to try and post your program, I always look at everyone's stuff, and that way if you run into any other issues we would have your program to look at to see what's going on :)

UmbrageHill 2019-08-22 18:48

Awesome! I got this to work, but I had to make a new music track. I made a song on the second tab instead of the first tab in the sound composer and it wouldn’t play using those commands. I’m not sure I completely get how the sound program saves tracks. Ultimately I’d like to make like 5 songs you can listen to like a mini chip tune album. I’ll play around more and post my project soon when I have more questions. Thanks for answering so promptly I think I can figure some stuff out from here :)

was8bit 2019-08-22 19:47

Glad to be of help... :)

As I'm not musically inclined, so I don't make music myself... and am not sure how to set up multiple songs...

However, there are others here who could help with that... if you could start a new thread with an example with one song then post a comment that you need to know how to set up multiple songs, others who know how to could help :) best guess would be

Starts playback of a song at pattern p. If the parameter p is omitted, it starts at pattern 0.

So if each song either properly loops or ends, this command with pattern# added might be helpful... but like I said I've not made a whole song ...

Anyway, don't hesitate to post any other questions, I'm happy to help as I can :)

Timo 2019-08-22 21:44

in the second tab of Sound Composer you edit single "tracks". A "track" is a short sequence with only one instrument at a time.
Using these tracks you can create a complete song in the first tab. Actually you can write tracks in the first tab too, the second tab is only necessary to add special sound commands.
A song is made of patterns. Each pattern can play up to 4 "tracks" at the same time.

Hm, maybe read again the chapter about the Sound Composer in the manual and try to understand the structure of a song (patterns/tracks). And open "LowRes Galaxy 2", edit it with the Sound Composer and see how the songs are made there.

UmbrageHill 2019-08-22 23:14

Thanks for the help I’ll be doing lots of experimenting and see what I can do!

UmbrageHill 2019-08-22 23:17

Thanks Timo I’ll definitely try that. I’m starting to get the composer program better than I did this morning.

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