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Amiga - MOD & XM Format - Sound Extraction

Posted: Fri Apr 22, 2005 8:55 pm
by xpl2003
Dear All

Is it possible to extract sounds from a .MOD file (i.e sounds used in a commodore amiga game). I want to mess with some of those nice shadow of the beast type sounds from the early 90's used on this computer.

Anyone else a fan of the amazing amiga sound? :)


Re: Amiga - MOD & XM Format - Sound Extraction

Posted: Fri Apr 22, 2005 10:12 pm
by horneusz

Posted: Fri Apr 22, 2005 11:50 pm
by envyro
try renoise better

you will be able to save any sound/instrument to wav

Posted: Fri Apr 22, 2005 11:57 pm
by Komplex
load up your tracker of choice and save all the samples you want as wav files :)


Posted: Sat Apr 23, 2005 9:02 am
by xpl2003
Thanks all

Just looking at Fastracker 3 beta and it has VST support and Midi In/Out.

You gotta love those Amiga Sounds!


Posted: Sun Apr 24, 2005 2:22 am
by dj metronome

Quadra Sid

Posted: Sun Apr 24, 2005 9:18 pm
by xpl2003
I have tried quadrasid but i was running cubase at the time and it had alot of bugs in it and it sounding a little harsh.

Maybe ill try it with some vintage compression and chord plugin, the SID chip is very nice sounding!

Sounds from amiga - samples from which synths?

Posted: Sun Apr 24, 2005 9:20 pm
by xpl2003
I heard the amiga samples used in games etc come from synths like the Korg M1 - I have also heard a wavestation and it seems similar sounds from the early 90's late 80's era of synths.

Posted: Mon Apr 25, 2005 3:23 pm
by meatfestival
In the early days of the Amiga MOD/tracker scene (late 80s to early 90s), a great deal of samples were simply recycled from other people's MODs. Most of them came from the "ST" series of sample disks, that's why they all tend to sound so similar. I forget who was behind them, but there were hundreds of them, and they contained tons of samples from classic synths & drum machines. I think there were a few sounds from the Fairlight sampler's library as well... This is back in the days of bulletin boards, disc swaps and PD libraries... ah, those were the days!

Posted: Mon Apr 25, 2005 3:45 pm
by tomperson
Oh my!!! I started in electronic music with Fast Tracker 2, back in 1995!!!
Fasttracker 2 had some kind of character to its sound that I really liked. THANKS TO WHOEVER DID THAT SOFTWARE!!!

Nevertheless, i would never, ever, go back to that kind of "music programming"...Hexadecimal parameter data, whatever...yukssss

AMiga Samples

Posted: Mon Apr 25, 2005 5:20 pm
by xpl2003
Any idea where i could get some of these amiga sample CD's!!!!

Posted: Mon Apr 25, 2005 5:57 pm
by meatfestival
Here's somewhere to start: ... /st-01.lha

You'll find the rest of the disks in that directory.

Winrar should be able to handle the lha archive. I think most of the files are either in iff or raw format. Remember to specify 8-bit mono if loading in raw. not sure if you need signed or unsigned format, but you'll be able to tell which is right when it loads in. the sample rates will probably be really low as well (about 11khz)


Posted: Mon Apr 25, 2005 7:07 pm
by xpl2003
Thanks for the link.

I might check it out sometime - shame about the sample rates been so low.

Re: Amiga - MOD & XM Format - Sound Extraction

Posted: Wed Apr 08, 2015 11:22 pm
by marra
Don't MOD and XM contain MIDI-like data? Shouldn't Live be able to interpret them as MIDI?

Re: Amiga - MOD & XM Format - Sound Extraction

Posted: Thu Apr 09, 2015 10:17 am
by Coupe70
I think exporting the samples won't really give you what you are looking for.
They are lo-fi as they have a maximum of 8Bit/22KHz, but another important
factor for THE Amiga sound was the sound of the D/A-convertors of the Amiga
and whatever was involved when playing the samples on an Amiga.