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Translate FamiTracker text exports #4
Apparently more chiptune musicians in the West are familiar with FamiTracker than with MML (PPMCK) or LilyPond, the notations that inspired Pently syntax. Competing NES music engines, such as FamiTone, offer one-click conversion of a subset of FamiTracker text exports to their own format. At first I thought the differences between FamiTracker and Pently were so insurmountable. But eventually I figured out a subset that might be workable.
The following command produces a text export:
Interpretation of the text export would not be without compromises:
But a conversion still needs to specify the time signature (what's a measure?) and the scale (how many rows is an eighth note?).