Sample extraction from a module file?
June 26, 2011 5:21 AM   Subscribe

How can I extract samples from a module (Impulse Tracker) file to .wav files, particularly on a Mac?

This is the file in question, for what it's worth. It's actually meant as a collection of NES sound samples, to be used for chiptune productions. I'm trying to make a few sample sets to use with ThumbJam and this would probably speed things up a bit.
posted by DoctorFedora to Computers & Internet (6 answers total)
Well...VLC opens the file and plays it (approx. 8-seconds), but there's no sound when it does.
Audacity opens the file and displays a waveform. But it's highly compressed (0.04000 sec. duration) and, thus, just a blip.
posted by Thorzdad at 5:41 AM on June 26, 2011

Response by poster: Right, apparently it's just a collection of a hundred audio samples with no actual song to speak of, meant to be loaded into a tracker and used by others for its samples.
posted by DoctorFedora at 5:46 AM on June 26, 2011

You should be able to run the actual Impulse Tracker under DOSBox. From there you'll need to figure out the commands to open the file and save the samples. I think if you press ? or h or something you get a menu of commands; it's been forever since I last used it.
posted by Rhomboid at 6:09 AM on June 26, 2011

You can open the IT file in Renoise and save the samples from there.
posted by gmm at 6:13 AM on June 26, 2011

Best answer: Okay, I had a go at extracting the samples, results here. Because of the 8.3 limitation of DOS most of the names were truncated from their full values, and there were some that conflicted, so I renamed them all to start with "nn_..." where nn is the instrument number.
posted by Rhomboid at 6:42 AM on June 26, 2011

Response by poster: Awesome! That is basically exactly what I wanted. : )
posted by DoctorFedora at 3:00 PM on June 26, 2011

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