I'm also a big fan of modules and such - the thing I totally adore
about them (as it appeals to my "dismantle-everything" nature) is the way you can actually open the file up in CubicPlayer, ModPlug Tracker etc, and actually see how it was done. I've gained enormous amounts of insight into the music-making process from that.http://www.mickrippon.com/recommend/indexe5cc.html
According to the above little bit of googling, Maximalism is by one of your favourites, Mick Rippon. I'm about to download the track and see what I think, as I've heard a fair bit of his stuff before. Also, I'm totally agreed; Leviathan is a damned genius! I've not heard Moby, I'll get some from ModArchive later.
Thanks for the insight on mod stuff!
Oh, if you're looking to convert to Ogg (rather than MP3), FooBar can do that directly. Also, its output is at least on a par with Sonique - and of course Sonique does disk-writing/WAV-file output... so you can always use that. The absolute best, most accurate, most decent-sounding mod player I've ever heard is XMPlay, available from http://www.un4seen.com/
- it's never played a mod of any sort (MOD, S3M, XM, IT) even slightly incorrectly, and the sound output is simply incredible. Give it a whirl, if you want a guaranteed perfect reproduction. The guy's quite a programmer.
Anyway, enough rambling from me.
Addendum: Maximalism is indeed very nice... also, XMPlay can render straight to LAME (MP3 encoder) provided you've got LAME installed... it can also render to OGG or WAV without any trouble. Just thought you'd like to know.This comment was edited on Jun 16, 18:27.