Posts Tagged ‘Pulse channel’

Charla tecnológica de Paul – LSDJ 5.0.0 – Nuevos comandos. ¡[F]tW! (Parte uno)

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Artículo Original de PainPerdu. Traducción al Español por Pixel Guy.

Hola, gente. Aquí Paul con una nueva entrega de charla tecnológica sobre LSDj. Hoy daremos un vistazo a la versión 5.0.0 de LSDj y a todas las cosas buenas que puso sobre la mesa. ¡Abróchense los cinturones!

Con la versión 5.0.0, un importante número cerrado, se comenzó a ganar el interés de la comunidad y la gran ola de actualizaciones comenzó a tener más y más retroalimentación. Lo divertido del asunto es que, dejando de lado el que es un número cerrado ­–5.0– , y aún cuando fue en esta versión que se introdujeron algunas buenas mejoras, no fue lo suficientemente significativa para la transformación que aún se estaba llevando a cabo. Johan K. solo añade un 0.0.1 a cada nueva versión, sin importar que tan significativos sean los cambios. ¡Hemos sido ENGAÑADOS!

No me malentiendan, estas mejoras también fueron importantes, muy útiles y adelantadas a su tiempo. ¡No todos los días el LSDj tiene dos nuevos comandos para jugar con ellos!

En el artículo de hoy hablaré, principalmente, acerca de las mejoras en el comando F.

Para información más precisa en cuanto a cómo funcionan los comandos en LSDJ, pueden tener una buena cucharada del viejo RTFM dando clic aquí para tener acceso a todos los manuales de las versiones relevantes.

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Charla tecnológica de Paul – LSDj 4.9.5 – Transposición y optimización

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Artículo Original de PainPerdu. Traducción al Español por Pixel_Guy.

¡Hola a todos, y sean bienvenidos al primer artículo de la nueva columna del blog de Chiptunes = WIN: Charla tecnológica de Paul! Soy Paul, del dúo de Gameboy Francés Pain Perdú. Esta columna trata de seguir y complementar nuestra serie de video-tutoriales en Youtube acerca del LSDj. Con la versión 4.9.5 de LSDj, el desarrollador y súper héroe Johan K., puso en marcha una ola de actualizaciones muy importantes, lo que después constituiría una remodelación integral del programa.

Imitando una característica presente en otros secuenciadores, como Famitracker, la versión 4.9.5 introdujo una nueva configuración para los instrumentos: TRANSP ON/OFF*. Se estarán preguntando, ¿y por qué esto es importante? La respuesta a esta pregunta puede ser resumida en una palabra que, en mi opinión, es un básico dentro de la demoscene, el chiptune y la Cultura de los Secuenciadores: OPTIMIZACIÓN o, como a Max y a mí nos gusta llamarle: «meter tantas cosas como puedas en el menor espacio posible».

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Paul’s Tech Talk – LSDJ 5.1.0, Civil War Part 2: The new L command, and KICKS

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Hello all and thank you for reading The ChipWIN Blog!

In the last issue of this column, we tackled the infamous 5.1.0 LSDJ update and dwelled on the theory of what it brought to the table. To cut it short, it all boiled down to a complete redesign of Pitch behaviour. What the community did not expect, was all the ramifications and ripples it would have, and it ended up being a highly controversial update, to which many would actually choose to turn a blind eye.

If you haven’t already, I suggest reading the first part of this article before delving into this one, just to get familiar with what’s at stake. In this second part, I will first spend some time going over the specifics of the all-new L command also introduced in 5.1.0. Then I will go over how I view the anatomy of Kicks. And then, finally, I will try to get more practical, and give several examples of how to work with LSDJ 5.1.0 and above to utilize all these new features to the fullest.

Let’s dive in!

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Paul’s Tech Talk – LSDJ 5.0.0, New Commands Ft[W]! Part 2

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Hello people and thank you for once again reading Paul’s Tech Talk on the ChipWIN Blog!

Today we’re going to finish the two-part article about LSDJ version 5.0.0 and the wonderful new Commands it came with. Last time, we delved into the new possibilities offered by the Pulse [F]inetune Command, so don’t hesistate to read that one first if you haven’t already!

Today, we will focus on the upgraded W command, which can now control WAV channel instruments. Buckle up!

Just like the pre-5.0.0 F command, W already existed in LSDJ before. It was a very handy command that used to work only in the Pulse channel and controlled Pulse [W]idth Modulation (or PWM for uppity initiates, pronounce “Pwuhmmm”). Even though the Pulse channel Width parameter was only limited to 4 values, (12.5%, 25%, and 50%, with 75% being the inverse phase twin of 25%), being able to control it thanks to the W command opened up a lot of bleepy sound design possibilities. Using and abusing this command has always been, as far as I can remember, a staple of the LSDJ workflow.

Cycling through the 4 Pulse Width settings

But we’re not here today to talk about Pulse channels. These have been thoroughly accounted for last time already. Time for the Wave channel to shine! As true as it may be for the distinctive squarewave sound of the Game Boy Pulse channels, LSDJ probably wouldn’t have been nearly as popular if it didn’t allow us to tap into the nigh-infinite power of the Wave channel.

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Paul’s Tech Talk – LSDJ 5.0.0, New commands [F]tW! Part 1

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Hello people, Paul here for a new issue of LSDJ Tech Talk. Today we’re going to look back on LSDJ version 5.0.0 and all the good things it’s brought to the table. Buckle up!

With 5.0.0, the big round number started garnering interest in the community and the wave of updates got more and more feedback. Funnily enough, despite being a big round 5.0 and even though this version introduced some pretty nice upgrades, it wasn’t yet significative of the complete overhaul that was still in the making. Johan K just happens to add +0.0.1 to every new version, regardless of how big the changes are. BAMBOOZLED!

Don’t get me wrong, those upgrades were big too, very useful and very anticipated. It’s not everyday that LSDJ gains 2 new Commands to play with!

In today’s article, we’ll mainly talk about the upgraded F command.

For more accurate info on how LSDJ commands work, have yourself a big ol’ cup of RTFM and click HERE, for all relevant version manuals.

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Paul’s Tech Talk – LSDJ 4.9.5, Transposition and Optimization

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Hello everyone and welcome to the 1st article in the all-new ChipWIN Blog column: Paul’s Tech Talk! I’m Paul from the French Gameboy duo Pain Perdu. This column aims to follow-up and complement our Youtube tutorial video series on LSDJ. With LDSJ ver 4.9.5, Superhero Dev Johan K kickstarted a wave of very significant updates, which would later constitute a pretty comprehensive overhaul of the program.

Mimicking a feature that was present in other trackers such as Famitracker; 4.9.5 introduced a new instrument setting: TRANSP ON/OFF. Why is this important, you might ask? The answer to this question can be summarized into one word that in my opinion is a staple of Demoscene, Chiptune, and Tracker culture: “OPTIMIZATION”, or as Max and I like to call it, “cramming as much stuff into as little space as possible”.

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