Author Topic: Nasty crackling problem  (Read 10226 times)

Skaven

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Nasty crackling problem
« on: 30 Aug '02 - 20:38 »
Just decided to give MO3 a go... a shareware game I'm going to make music for is going to use MO3 format for its music. I tested the MO3 encoder with one of my songs, which had loads of 44100Hz stereo samples and was 8 Mb in size. The file size dropped down to 998kb. Impressive!  :D

However, there is one problem: whenever I listen to the original song, or the encoded song, within the MO3 encoder, I hear really nasty crackling.  :-/

It kind of sounded like clipping, so I thought it was due to too high global volume, but reducing the song's volume didn't help at all. In ModPlug Tracker the music sounds fine.

Has anyone else encountered this?

Skaven

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Re: Nasty crackling problem
« Reply #1 on: 30 Aug '02 - 21:04 »
Update: I listened to the MO3 file with XMPlay, and it sounds fine there. Apparently the crackling can only be heard in the MO3 encoder.

Regardless, anyone else encountered this?

Olego

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Skaven!
« Reply #2 on: 31 Aug '02 - 01:13 »
Skaven!  :)

Hi!  And thank you so much for your wonderful music that I love so much!  :)  You're the best!  ;D

~Olego~

Ian @ un4seen

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Re: Nasty crackling problem
« Reply #3 on: 31 Aug '02 - 13:24 »
The current MO3 encoder uses an old version of BASS for playback. You mention stereo samples, and there was indeed a problem in an old BASS release with using IT filters and/or IT surround on stereo samples (I can't remember which ;D). So that'll probably be what you're hearing. An updated encoder (using the latest BASS version) should be available fairly soon.

But the MO3 file itself is fine, as you've already noticed :)

Skaven

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Re: Nasty crackling problem
« Reply #4 on: 31 Aug '02 - 14:51 »
Oh I see! Probably filters, since I use those in a couple of instruments (don't use surround, though).

Thanks for the reply, I an, and, um, thanks for the gushing, Olego.  ;D

Ralesk

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Re: Nasty crackling problem
« Reply #5 on: 31 Aug '02 - 17:03 »
Skaveeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeen!  Wow, I would have never expected you here, honestly!  Welcome! ;D

  By the way, if you want good samples, especially loops, do use OGG if you don't yet :D  OGG is simply perfect for loops.  Especially in XMPlay.
« Last Edit: 31 Aug '02 - 18:48 by Ralesk »

Skaven

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Re: Nasty crackling problem
« Reply #6 on: 31 Aug '02 - 19:26 »
Heya Ralesk. OK, now I recognized you..  :idea: I didn't remember your nickname, I only remembered your full name. How's it going?

You didn't expect me here? Well, if I deal with tracker music for shareware games, and BASS.DLL is a powerful tool for such purposes, why would I not stumble here sooner or later?  8)

Ralesk

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Re: Nasty crackling problem
« Reply #7 on: 31 Aug '02 - 20:27 »
True, true ;D  I've been quite silent with the e-mails, but I have a little dislike for emailing in general :-/  And the one time I sent mail you were on vacation, hahah.  I use a nice alternate ICQ client in case you wish to return to the system but not use Mirabilis shit.

http://miranda-icq.sourceforge.net/  (fetch latest nightly from /rich/nightly)