: Do most .MOD music files carry the same standard? For instance
: can one use the likes of ST Protracker or ST TCB tracker to play say Amiga
: music MODS, or are there slight modifications needed for compatiblity
: and if so what are they?
It is generally accepted that .MOD means 4-channel ProTracker-type music
MODule. There are, however, exceptions...
TCB Tracker does not conform to any standard; its MODs are proprietary, and
usable only by itself and Audio Sculpture, which happens to support TCB
There are also a number of MOD formats in the PC world that can be 6 or 8
track format ... these can not be loaded by ProTracker.
Additionally, there are Oktalyzer MODs, which can only be loaded by
Oktalyser on the STE and Amiga, and by (I think) Screamtracker on the PC.
But for the most part, most MODs are 4 channel Noise/Protracker format.
Some MODs (Protracker ones) use CIA timing -- a method of extending the
tempo ranges, and for that you must use a ProTracker compatible player (or
ProTracker itself) to play them at the proper speeds, or remove the Fxx
speed commands (unless the speed commands are under F1F)
: I know there are various standards for samples - WAVS+AU (PC's),
: SND (macs) AVR RAW etc, and format conversion progs around - no probs here.
: Any hints appr.
: P.S: In the meantime, I'm gonna expt. a bit and see if there are
: any compat probs.
There always are ... but for the biggest repository of MODs on the net,
check out Aminet. The main dist. site is ftp.wustl.edu in /pub/aminet/mods
and there you will find literally thousands of them. (Including a few of
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