Chipdisco - dual-deck DJ app for tracker modules

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Chipdisco - dual-deck DJ app for tracker modules

Postby milk » Mon Mar 19, 2018 6:01 pm

"Chipdisco is a dual-deck DJ app for tracker modules (.MOD/.XM/.S3M). Since tracker modules contain samples and notedata, it can do things like adjust pitch without affecting tempo, or vice versa. You can also mute, pan, or otherwise affect individual channels in each deck's module on the fly - pretty much impossible with rendered (mp3/wav) audio! ... The README explains what to do with the config and midimap files, though they're optional and Chipdisco will run happily without them. The config is handy for saving your preferences, and the midi map gives you pretty extensive control surface options. A bit of experimentation will let you figure out which CCs need to be on/off toggles and which need to be knob/sliders, etc."

I've just added this to the AUR for Arch users.

Links for modules to play with here.
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Linux Digital Audio and Music Workstation Comparison Matrix - collaborative Google Sheet

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Re: Chipdisco - dual-deck DJ app for tracker modules

Postby milk » Tue Mar 20, 2018 4:45 pm

I put together a wee DJingwithtrackermodules.md how-to.
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Mixing tracker modules with Chipdisco or Mixxx

Postby milk » Wed Mar 20, 2019 1:17 pm

I'd recommend Mixxx over Chipdisco these days. Mixxx does not has mute/solo control for individual tracks, but not having stereo output is too big a disadvantage of Chipdisco.

Also, I've fixed and updated a script to download modules from The Mod Archive en masse - https://github.com/mxmilkb/moddownloaderr - available via the AUR.
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Re: Chipdisco - dual-deck DJ app for tracker modules

Postby raboof » Wed Mar 20, 2019 1:54 pm

Thanks for keeping us posted on this! Chipdisco indeed looks pretty cool, but the mono limitation (if I'm reading the README correctly, to work around some Apple API limitations?) is indeed a pretty big one.

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Re: Chipdisco - dual-deck DJ app for tracker modules

Postby milk » Tue Mar 26, 2019 4:36 am

echolevel just released the source! - https://github.com/echolevel/chipdisco
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