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Joined: Wed Aug 04, 2010 7:34 pm
Hello there, anyone that's watching. I'm having difficulties so I've decided I'd post up here if someone could help me(/us) out.
I'm sat trying to port the music from the NDS roms into a modular format (.it) I've had some success with some of the songs but others aren't coming out that well.
If there's any audio engineers in the audience, speak up here or PM me!
I don't know the steps you took to get some songs to work. Some games/NDS Roms' tracks are just impossible to rip (because there is either no sequence data the available ripping tools can find, which means the music is in .strm format, or that there is sequence/instrument data in a weird format that the available tools do not understand what it is).
In a typical NDS game, music consists of individual sequences (so one "midi" file per track), and the instrument data the sequences refer to (typically named sound banks).
The available tools out there can rip NDS rom musics' sequences into MIDI files and the instrument data to DLS (Downloadable Sound format).
Convert your MIDI to a .it format (Mod Plug Tracker should do the trick)
You'll need to convert your .dls instruments pertaining to your MIDI as an individual .ITI (Impulse Tracker Instrument)
Import the Midi'd .IT file into the Impulse Tracker program, for you have to manually load every single instrument (the converted DLS files that became .ITIs) after you import the .IT file.
However, most likely the track will sound out of whack so you have to manually play with all the envelope settings.
IMO, it would be easier for you to handle NDS rom data music into a program like FL studio so you don't have to individually guess and figure out which channel the instrument needs to be loaded in (though I've never used Impulse Tracker myself so I don't know).
To prove I'm not talking out of nowhere, please check out some tracks I "remade/ported" in regards to some AA tracks:https://soundcloud.com/huddini/sets/ace-attorney-remixes-remakeshttps://soundcloud.com/huddini/sets/gk2-remixes-remakes-etc