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MS DirectMusic Producer - where can I find completely information about it? This software is fully unknown for me and I wonder, are there any books about DMP? Thanks.

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DMP is notoriously difficult to learn.

There isn''t any official documentation beyond the help file and the few articles on msdn:

http://msdn.microsoft.com/library/default.asp?url=/library/en-us/dmusprod/htm/directmusicproducer.asp

Join this e-mail list to get any questions you have answered, (familiarise yourself with the program and its concepts first!):

http://www.freelists.org/list/directmusic

This book, Edited by Todd Fay, is published in October:

http://www.wordware.com/Merchant2/merchant.mv?Screen=PROD&Store_Code=wwpub&Product_Code=1556222882

Having proof read some of the chapters I can guarantee you that it is the only and therefor best book that covers a lot of DMP and DirectMusic.

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thank goodness, I thought nobody can''t help me ...
as a new gamestudio, we decide to use this software and the interactivity it gives, but I feel like a fish out of water ... this program is so baffle
I think to make the music in .wav and to import it into DMP; the possibilities to make music by its own sequencer are very scanty how long file can be imported as .wav?
for the present I have no more questions (I have to read some documentation first) 10x

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File size isn''t a problem because you can stream the waves.

As long as disk space isn''t an issue then working with waves might be doable. I say "might" because I haven''t worked much with waves and there are always problems to overcome when using DMP!

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and what about the DLS? DMP has no SF2 support and I think that's a huge blunder ...

if you're interested, check my site:
www.laslo.hit.bg

there are some demos you can rate
(OLD demos, really old ...)

[edited by - Lazslo on August 12, 2003 12:14:19 AM]

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Because SF2 supports playing ROM samples from SB cards it is a no-go as far as compatibility on every PC...

Awave studio will convert from sf2 to dls (1 or 2).

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I''ll try. 10x
but one problem appears: "Unable to find a port in the current configuration that supports DLS. DLS instruments will be unavailable for playback." and then "Initial download failed" - the program can''t recognize its own files ... without rhyme or reason I think ...
is that just a bug or ...? 10x again

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ok. tommorow I''ll tell what''s the result.
but why the SB synht can''t? I can''t believe ...
btw can I make DLS banks with the DMP - with DLS Designer?

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) everything is OK (for the moment ...) tell me about the multiple layers in the DLS Designer and the definitions of the articulations (something specific I should know)
and - what''s DLS1 and DLS2 synth?

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Ack! Read the manual for this info:

"DLS Level 1 and Level 2" has info on the new capabilities of DLS 2 banks.

"Articulation Settings" has info on articulations.

"Regions and Layers" and "To add a layer to an instrument" should get you on the right track. The idea is to link a particular velocity range to a region so that depending on how hard the key is hit a certain sample plays (see "Region Settings").

Have you done the Farm Game tutorial yet?

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I know, but I can't understand the articles good enough ... and the Farm Game ... no but I will.
what kind of script use DMP? and what if I don't know it - is it nonsense to use this software?

[edited by - Lazslo on August 14, 2003 3:18:31 PM]

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DMP uses a cut-down version of VB Script called Audio VB Script.

This article is an excellent introduction:

http://msdn.microsoft.com/library/en-us/dnmusic/html/dmp_scriptintro.asp

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Do you have any experience with timidity++? I just learned of it''s existence and apparently it has been compiled on both mac and windows and supports soundfonts without requiring a soundfont-compatable card.

I''m looking deeper into it now...

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