FAC Soundtracker 2
This page was last modified 09:00, 16 May 2020 by Mars2000you. Based on work by Gdx.
FAC Soundtracker 2 intro screen

Contents

introduction

The second version of FAC Soundtracker was released in September 1991 by the Federation Against Commodore (FAC).

Content

The FAC Soundtracker 2 package contains 2 disks:

  • the first disk is the music utility, it includes also BASIC2.BAS, a BASIC loader to play the songs composed in the FAC Soundtracker 1 or 2 format (MUS, SM1 and SM2 files)
  • the second disk is a music disk with 8 compositions - see FAC Music Disk 3 for details

Screens

Main screen

FAC Soundtracker 2 main screen

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Voice/Volume editor

FAC Soundtracker 2 voice editor

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Drumkit menu

FAC Soundtracker 2 drumkit menu

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Useful keys

(list of FAC Soundtracker 1 - needs to be completed)

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 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