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  Forums > Hively Tracker Support > Buying an Amiga

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Buying an Amiga

BrandonWalsh
Posted: 2013-01-07 14:47:59
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Hi,

I am buying an Amiga to, among other things, track some Hively and AHX. I've purchased an A1200 and now I am looking at a 030/42mhz card to go with it.

Will this be sufficient to create some multichannel HVL tunes or will I have to keep doing that on the mac port of Hively?

For AHX I will probably use the standard AHX editor which I guess will be fine with that card anyway.

Thanks!


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Xeron
Posted: 2013-01-09 21:13:54
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The 030 will be fine for AHX, but too slow for hively, sadly.

You really need at least an 060 for HivelyTracker on Amiga 68k.

AHX forever!
BrandonWalsh
Posted: 2013-01-10 23:25:42
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Thank you for the reply Xeron.

With "too slow", do you mean that it won't start at all or that I won't be abe to play any songs over 4 channels or what will the actual consequence be?

I might be confused but the normal AHX editor takes like 10% CPU for a normal AHX song so I imagined that Hively would be able to play at least 4-8 channels of HVL on it, and perhaps even more with the 030 card?

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Xeron
Posted: 2013-01-16 22:09:09
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AHX uses the 4 hardware channel of Paula.

Hively mixes the channels in software to 2 stereo channels (thats what modern systems expect), so even a 4 channel song will take more CPU time than AHX on a 68k amiga.

AHX forever!
BrandonWalsh
Posted: 2013-01-17 20:43:57
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Ah, of course. Thanks for clearing that up. A 060 seems to work just fine though, confirmed it on a scene buddys setup :).
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