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tele
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this(last) week's song is called tele! it is a weird.

tiger soup
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Yummy tiger soup!

Skaletracker
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I've been using Skaletracker for a few days now and I love it. It is mapped just like FT2, accepts MIDI/VSTi/ASIO, and sounds great. It has an on-demand file browser just like fasttracker and it is slick as hell. My only complaint is the little title screen that you have to wait for, but other then that it rocks. My search is finally (hopefully) over.

Oh, P.S. - Don't expect it to play your old XM files spot on... I couldn't care less, as I've transferred my XMs to WAV anyway, and all the stuff I'm writing on Skale will be new... but just a warning, it effs up portamento and stuff.
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dnkypnch
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song of the week this week (okay, this is last week's - so i'm a week behind) is called dnkypnch. Enjoy.
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trainer
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Last week, that is :( Well, it's called trainer, and I hope you like it as much as I liked making it.
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august moth
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Number 31 is up in time for the week to end... it's called august moth, and I do hope you'll all enjoy it.

milkytracker is crap
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I am a hardcore Fasttracker 2 fan way back since 1996 (That's eleven years ago, kids!). Trouble (benefit?) is, it will only run in native DOS, not even fakeDOS that XP uses, nor linux. There are several win32 substitutes, and some decent linux trackers, and I have used them all. NOTHING works for me like FT2. I even set up a DOS box just to run it!

Anyway, I recently heard about Milkytracker and I flipped out. They were claiming they had an FT2 clone. So I tried it out, thinking "Wow, I can have all my audio software on one machine finally!". Not so. When you click the icon, it throws a ridiculous graphic up that you have to look at for 2 seconds. You are then treated to a squatty window with a completely different layout. I tried to browse my samples and instruments, and I find I have to load a file before I hear it. In FT2, you could preview instantly, which lets you fly through your thousands of samples quickly to find the one you want. The whole program crashed without warning when I tried to open a different directory. FT2 at least (when you figure out how to crash it...) saves a backup of whatever you are in the middle of called BACKUP.XM. I'll just jump to the worst part of this "FT2 clone" experience... YOU IDIOTS REMAPPED THE KEY LAYOUT!

Now, since I've been tracking on the same piece of software for eleven years, naturally I can maneuver the keyboard in my sleep. The play is always Ctrl. The stop is always Space. If you change this crap, I have to re-learn a different program. Why would I do that when I am an expert at this one?

Somebody tell me when a real FT2 clone is released, like a 1:1 copy that runs on Linux or winXP. Until then, time to fire up my win98 lite box :)
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TrogBog!
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The song of the week is called trogbog. Enjoy every bit of it!
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Excuse
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This is my excuse. It is my excuse for not yet releasing last week`s Song Of The Week. I got my laptop(tangerine orange) in the mail, and I`ve been busy formatting it for musical purposes. I just picked up a bunch of stuff tonight also, so I`ve kept busy. I bought a PS/2 to USB adapter, so I can use my KVM switch with the laptop, and a 4 port USB hub so I can connect my digital camera, printer, midi controller and any sound modules I plan on picking up in the future.

I also bought two excellent books, Getting Things Done: The Art of Stress-Free Productivity by David Allen, and Build Your Own Website The Right Way Using HTML & CSS by Ian Lloyd. And lastly, I FINALLY picked up Disc 7 of Ghost In The Shell: Stand Alone Complex (the metal box with a rad t-shirt).

So, back to the song I need to finish; oh yes, I started writing it last week, but I was derailed and sidetracked and a whole slew of locomotive terminology was applied to my self-imposed situation. But I WILL bring you guys TWO songs this week. Tomorrow, maybe. Or possibly Thursday.

Sunday is a day of rest...
Anarcho-Capitalism
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New update over at the Pacific Northwest Diner Blog. It is hot today, but not like yesterday. Yesterday was awful, and hopefully it will cool down and rain in the near future.

We ate at a diner in Des Moines this morning, to be reviewed by "Eggs". Also, Mike H. and I played Mariokart DS (Mike's first time playing multiplayer on his DS) so that was fun. Oh, and I got to see two episodes of the newest Ren & Stimpy, "The Altruists" and "Stimpys Pregnant". Beautiful and brilliant stuff, soon to be added to my DVD wishlist.

So today is for cleaning, cooking, and not spending any money. I have to organize files across two computers, and build a workable database, so that will consume a chunk of time. I'm also 2/3ds of the way through the Foundation trilogy by Asimov, and it is awesome sauce. That's it for now!

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