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|0001253||OpenMPT||Feature Request||public||2019-08-24 08:08||2019-08-25 10:36|
|Summary||0001253: Shifting entire sample map|
I know that this sounds weird, but I request that the feature to shift an entire sample map on an instrument should be added.
For example: let's say you've made a good guitar sample with like 200 samples, and then you realize it's out of tune. You've made a really long song, and you haven't put the guitar on it's own channel, so you can't just transpose the channel. But at the same time you can't transpose the instrument since the samples will sound really weird, so you have to manually remap all of the 200 samples on the instrument. Obivously that's exaggerated, but you can probably tell what I'm reffering to.
I think you should be able to transpose an instrument and also shifting the sample map accordingly. But better, just give the feature to shift the sample map around to your liking. I don't know how hard that is to implement, though.
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Yeah, definitely a useful idea, but one has to be careful about losing the bottom/top notes in the map when shifting (but the same issue exists when transposing it).
I thought about that when commenting this, but I thought it's not much trouble if it's handled like when transposing the notes.
Storing beyond the usable area (probably without storing it when the module is saved) would be a bit memory-intensive, but I suppose it's feasible for somebody with a 64-bit computer. I think it's fine just how it is right now. You just gotta be careful.
We are talking about amounts that can be measured in bytes here. Storing the extra data isn't the issue really, but both storing it and not storing it can bring unwanted consequences when shifting the sample map. This is just an inherent issue of trackers' concept of having 1:1 assignments rather than ranges (like you have them in soundfonts) and I think that indeed being careful about it is just the best way to deal with it.