FAC Soundtracker 1
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Contents

introduction

The first version of FAC Soundtracker was released in December 1990 by the Federation Against Commodore (FAC).

Content

The FAC Soundtracker 1 package contains 3 disks:

  • the first disk is the music utility, it includes also two additional utilities:
    • BASIC.BAS, a BASIC loader to play the songs composed in the FAC Soundtracker format (MUS, SM1 and SM2 files)
    • CONVERT.BAS to convert the samples created with the Philips Music Creator (SAM files) in the FAC Soundtracker drumkit format (SM1 and SM2 files)
  • the second disk is a music disk with 13 compositions - see FAC Music Disk 1 for details
  • the third disk is a sample disk with 112 samples (FAC Sample Disk 1) - three other sample disks were released apart, respectively with 84 samples (FAC Sample Disk 2), 112 samples (FAC Sample Disk 3) and 84 samples (FAC Sample Disk 4)

Screens

Main screen

FAC Soundtracker 1 main screen

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Voice/Volume editor

FAC Soundtracker 1 voice/volume editor

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Drumkit menu

FAC Soundtracker 1 drumkit menu

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Useful keys

Function keys

  • F1 - play a song with possibility to specify start and end tracks
  • F2 - play current track
  • F3 - copy one or several tracks
  • F4 - change speed (default value: 19)
  • F5 - info screen
  • F6 - load or save song
  • F7 - voice/volume editor
  • F8 - samples/drumkit menu (only for MSX-AUDIO)
  • F9 - input title song and name of composer
  • F10 - install default parameters

Other keys

  • INS - toggle US notation/numeric notation
  • SELECT - toggle MSX-AUDIO/MSX-MUSIC
  • cursors - change cursor position
  • CTRL+cursors - go to other track
  • HOME - clear channel in current track
  • CTRL+HOME - clear current track
  • O - note-off event
  • 0 (zero) - make empty step on the cursor position
  • S - specify sustain mode (only for MSX-AUDIO)
  • ESC - input again possible during note-event

In the voice/volume editor

  • F1 - previous page in the list of voices
  • F2 - next page in the list of voices
  • F3 - decrease volume of selected music channel
  • F4 - increase volume of selected music channel
  • F5 - toggle split level
  • 1 to 9 - select music channel
  • SELECT - toggle MSX-AUDIO channels/Original MSX-MUSIC voice/MSX-MUSIC channels
  • cursors - change cursor position in the list of voices
  • spacebar - select voice