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last updated 08-Nov-2005

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Two non-shareware trackers to check out:

Program Price features
Audio Simulation
$89 music synthesizer combined with tracker interface and full MIDI support, provides virtual analog synth, wavetable synth, step-sequencer, mixer and effect processors, very nice, check it out!
RBF Software
Octamed Studio
$44 successor of the famous AMIGA tracker, PC version for Win9x/NT , 64-channel tracker with real-time effects, sample editor facilities, midi support


        MadTracker   TOP!

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MadTracker (13669 KB)
65 minutes
Yannick Delwiche
20 € shareware (40 € including the .WAV rendering export extension), could be called the inofficial successor of FastTracker2 :-)
32 tracks, 4x polyphony channels per track, automation for tracks volume envelopes, effects, New Note Actions, stereo samples, synchronized samples, keep-on-disc samples
32-bit internal mixing, WAV renderer supports up to 24 bit 96 kHz output (Pro version only) for external mastering
sinc interpolation for perfect quality (.WAV export for external mastering, Pro version only)
supports original ProTracker & FastTracker shortcuts
loads & saves songs as MT2 (it's own), MOD and XM, imports S3M, Unreal music UMX, IT
supports instrument formats MTI (it's own) and XI
supports stereo samples, sampletypes MTS (it's own), WAV, AIF and IFF
FastTracker effects + new effects, drum patterns, track effects (delay, filter, stereo delay, delayed filter)
free high quality stereo reverb for MadTracker available
MadTracker2 player plugin for Winamp available
BeatMax wrote a german translation of the TrackersHandbook as part of his MadTracker tutorial, which is also available in english and german
NEW: VST plugin support (VSTi and FX) + ReWire support
NEW: Track EQ
NEW: import/export of .MID files
NEW: pattern manager which allows to assign names to the patterns and to copy or move them by drag & drop
NEW: built-in IRC (chat) function to get instant help and/or to chat with other MadTracker users

        Sk@le Tracker 0.71  TOP!

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Sk@le Tracker 0.71 (4039 KB)
20 minutes
Baktery + Awesome
freeware, formerly known as "FT3", very nice tracker in FastTracker2 style, req. latest DirectX, support for ASIO multi I/O (under construction)
32 sequencable channels + 256 stereo virtual channels
standard MOD-types support, MIDI In+Out support, WAV export song rendering
support for VST instruments and effects, 8 stereo channels for FX
integrated sample editor, stereo samples, New Note Actions, multi-envelopes, i.e. assign different envelopes to the same Instrument parameter (volume,pan,cutoff,resonance) for complex modulations
instruments come with the common volume+panning envelope + filter (cutoff & Q envelopes) + assignable MIDI device and controllers + Aux Send to MultiEffect
many things can be customized, i.e. skin, keyboard shortcuts
NEW: added support for DirectSound output
NEW: added save to MOD + save to XM
NEW: added WAV renderer (8/16/32 bit)
NEW: detailed version history

        Buzz   TOP!

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Buzz (3795 KB)
18 minutes
Oskari Tammelin
flexible digital music composing tool, freeware, a 100% must download
fully modular system "but still" very easy to use, realtime parameter recording to playing patterns (F7), consists of machines (generators and effects), supports MME, DirectX and ASIO output devices, VST instruments and VST effect plugins
the Buzz Millenium Standard pack includes all required DLL's, selected gear (Generators and Effects) and a bunch of templates and color themes
thanx to scaldor for sending those great 3 songs (14 K), everything made with BUZZ machines - no samples used, listened to those tunes and still not in love with Buzz? Impossible.
James Holden wrote a handy tool called Buzz Groove Calculator, it calculates the tempo-commands you need to enter into the pattern to add a bit of groove/swing to your buzz tunes
m2buzz 3.61 (441 K), it's a nice little tool which converts MOD, XM and MIDI-files into BUZZ-songs (BMX- or BMW-files), allows to merge 2 BUZZ songs into one, included "Transformer" allows to clone a single generator, transfers notes and volumes to a generator of a differnt type and more useful things
NEW: new Buzz portal site BuzzXP launched, among other things offering a complete BuzzSDK with a recompilation of all available source code to program your own Buzz machines
NEW: updated version of the Buzz Starters pack available, totally repacked with essential machines to start your Buzz experience

        Psycle 1.6plus        

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Psycle 1.6plus (1269 KB)
7 minutes
Arguru + Mats + JAZ
freeware modular audio creation studio with VST 2.0 instruments / effects support
Psycle is divided into four sections: machine view, pattern editor, sequencer and instrument editor
included is a stereo sampler, substractive synths, an FM synth, filters, flanger, distorsion, delay, reverb ...
the included english documentation should make it easy to get started with Psycle, Buzz users will feel at home immediately
Psycle Winamp plugin available, to play Psycle songs with Winamp
preliminary XM import (will be further improved, an IT loader is also planned)
NEW: lots of new features (like retrig command), changed stuff and some bugfixes, to much to list here, check details here
NEW: also contains newly compiled M3, JMDrum and AS2f, and a new native plugin synth "Plucked Strings", coded by Druttis
NEW: important: if you have an old version installed (previous to 1.6final) please read this first
NEW: also note that PSYCLE plugin for Winamp (allowing to play .psy songs directly from this player) is updated for 1.6plus, can be found in the goodies section of the files page
NEW: finally, don't forget to download the new presets for AS2f, FeedMe and Poop UltraLight, made by odo and dj_d (files page, presets section)

        Renoise 1.11  TOP!

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Renoise 1.11 (2259 KB)
11 minutes
TakTik + Phazze
45$ shareware tracker, internal 32-bit float point processing, support for VST plugins (instruments + effects) and ASIO, based on Arguru's NoiseTrekker, DirectX 8 (or later) required
all-in-one: includes arranger (sequencer), song editor (FastTracker-like), sampler, synthesizer, DSP, mixer
registered version only: ASIO multi I/O cards support plus WAV writer with two modes of operation: standard and high quality (256 points interpolation - nearly perfect interpolation of samples)
loads song-formats MOD, XM and of course Noisetrekker songs, Fast Tracker instruments (XI) and WAV or AIF samples
MIDI support incl. synchronization by MIDI clock as master or slave (Renoise in sync with Cubase or your synth!)
unlimited number of effects per track, onboard effects include reverb, echo/delay, compressor, distorsion, flanger, phaser; all effects can be controlled by track envelopes
one instrument can trigger sampler + synthesizer + MIDI at once

        TraxVox r3  TOP!

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TraxVox r3 (445 KB)
3 minutes
freeware, the 3rd tracker coded by Arguru :-), supports VST 2.0 effects + instruments
additionally to the common sample-based features and VST 2.0 plugins it comes with multimode filters + LFO + Envelope ... and mixer buses
saves .XFM, eXtended Fuckin' Module :-)
support any (stereo) sample up to 96 khz, 32 bit float sample precision, 4 Point spline interpolation for resampling, micro ramped volume/panning changes to avoid clicks
128 instruments, up to 128 layers per instrument, up to 32 polyphonic channels, up to 16 stereo voices per channel to handle notereleases overlapping, 8 mixer sends per channel to dry bus + 7 VST fx
integrated WaveEditor (sample cut, fade in/out, volume, trim, loop, stereo>mono, etc)
as usual Arguru implemented a basic tutorial even with the very first public version
NEW: linear 64bit period lookup table (phasespeed table) for realistic pitch sliding and better mod/xm support, implemented 03xx glide command
NEW: D1/D2 finevolume slide commands
NEW: sequencer position/pattern/length [<|>] buttons
NEW: fixed bugs in mod loader + fixed bug in position jump command (Dxx) + Pattern Play button returns the focus to the tracker view now

        Fast Tracker 2.09  TOP!

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Fast Tracker 2.09 (283 KB)
2 minutes
DOS (Win 95/98)
20$ shareware, still most popular tracker, nice interface, if you want to check out a tracker for the first time, this is the one to go
check out my FastTracker instruments-collection
supports SB (PRO,16) & GUS for audio and MIDI
loads MOD, S3M and its own format XM
integrated sampler, 16 bit samples, size unlimited :-)
integrated harddisk recording down to WAV
volume & panning envelope definitions for instruments
CDROM-DUMPer, if it doesn work for you (sync errors, clicks) try it without starting smartdrive
NEW: this version has been brought to the public by Andreas Viklund and has not been officially released by StarBreeze
NEW: I really can't recommend to use this version, you better should stick to 2.08
NEW: internal revision history tells about AMD Interwave (GUS PnP) support, in fact the whole GUS handler doesn't work properly, it totally fucks up GUS memory

        AXS Demo free        

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AXS Demo free (225 KB)
2 minutes
DOS (Win 95/98)
freeware for DOS, but there's a beta for Windows available now: AXS is a very cool multi-timbral virtual analog synth
supports SB16/AWE or GUS Classic (or both!) or saves audio to WAV file (just press TAB for session begin/end)
you can play trough the usual pc-keyboard or external MIDI device (full MIDI implementation: ALL parameters accessable via MIDI controllers)
be sure to watch the AXS download page for demo songs and drumkits
external MIDI IN support GUS, SB and COM-port, you have access to 4 different channels/instruments via MIDI
VESA 2.0 with linear frame buffer (LFB) support for the 640x480x256 videomode
variable number of voices + variable mixing rate, 8 different channels: 7 synths (ch1 to 7) and a sampler (ch 8)
resonant filters (lowpass, highpass, band reject + pass), pulsewidth + ring modulation, 2 LFO's/instrument, 5 LFO destinations (all very easy to handle)
distortion (yeah, we want dirt!) and delay fx (panning delay, sounds very good)
there's a nice little helper app from Frozen East Records: MakeDRM 1.0 creates DRM files using all wavs from current dir (you can specify starting note)
NEW: f****** good news for those who were not able to run the DOS-version of AXS anymore (there were sound- and graphiccard issues with newer cards): AXS 2.03++ for Windows (BETA) released (if you run screen resolutions >= 1280x1204 you can see both AXS screens at once without scrolling) as well as AXS plugin for WinAmp (BETA)

        Impulse Tracker 2.14  TOP!

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Impulse Tracker 2.14 (888 KB)
5 minutes
DOS (Win 95/98)
technically the #1 DOS tracker, ScreamTracker look & feel w/ MANY! great enhancements
to use IT's DirectX-server for sound output via DirectX please refer to the README.TXT to get this little piece of coding art running, or just use IT DirectX-Launcher (173 K) - the convenient little utility for launching Impulse Tracker with the VSound drivers, by Mauro Molinari
archive includes the "Networked Impulse Tracker" patch, it allows multiple composers editing the same song at the same time
intelligent MIDI Input for SB16, AWE, GUS and Interwave cards (press shift-F1 for options)
excellent quality Disk-Writer device using cubic spline interpolation (req. FPU), it's 30$ for private use, for commercial use ask the author
features volume/panning/pitch/filter(!) envelopes, pingPong & sustain loops
grab that IT-throbber for NETSCAPE, MUST HAVE! :-) made a nice filter-demotune (122 K) (sent to me by Pulse)
supports SB (PRO, 16) with 32bit interpolation, AWE, GUS, Interwave, WSS, PAS, PAS16, ESS 1868 + 1688, ST97PCI + EWS 64 XL + SoundscapeVIVO codec, DAC and PC honker
GUSMAX software mixing! (kick the 1 MB RAM limit!) - check out DRIVERS.TXT
loads modules XM, STM, MTM, S3M, MOD & IT (its own), saves IT & S3M, supported as sample libraries are MOD, 669, FAR, MTM, S3M, PTM, XM and IT
loads KRZ, PAT, TWwave W??, S3I, IFF, WAV & ITS (its own)
samples are compressed on the fly when saved and loaded from disk (not the same as MMCMP)
loads instruments XI (press F4, not F3!) & ITI (its own) and imports the instruments of XM and IT-modules
16 bit samples, 64 channels, internally 256 for managing the NewNoteActions (you can play a melody at ONE channel and each note will fade out (customizable))
small fix to swedish keyboard layout (backslash didn't work), contributed by Adam Danielsson
NEW: ITmenu 1.7 released, it's a Windows-program which starts an instance of Impulse Tracker with user selected driver + options, makes commandline obsolete (if you use Windows)

        ModPlug Tracker 1.16  TOP!

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ModPlug Tracker 1.16 (592 KB)
3 minutes
Olivier Lapicque
freeware win9x/NT tracker, supports stereo samples and VST effect plugins (how to setup VST plugins in ModPlug)
the main structure is the same as known from DOS trackers: pattern view, instruments, samples, channels, main, options ...
Copy/Cut/Paste function works between different songs too, multilevel undo/redo
included is the 64 channel player engine known from modplug player with all it's features/options
loads & plays MOD, S3M, XM, IT, MTM, NST, MED, 669, WOW, STM, ULT, AMS, DBM, DSM, FAR, MDL, MOL, OKT, PTM, Amiga IFF 8SVX, WAV (incl. loops!), PAT, XI, AIF, imports MIDs (incl. SF2 mapping!)
multichannel wave writer, easy MPEG Layer 3 encoding (if codec is installed)
thanks to Kim for mentioning the ModPlug quickstart kit (2.7 MB), it comes with GM.DLS for samples (I assume that's a GeneralMIDI soundset ;-) ), a tutorial in TXT and DOC formats, and a sample song, great for beginners!
NEW: increased max number of samples to 1000, increased max mixing channels from 128 to 200
NEW: added support for DirectX Media Objects
NEW: added "Estimate Song Length" function (Player menu)
NEW: added highpass filter mode, improved MMX processing for resonant filter (improved filter stability), due to popular requests, extended filter range option now allows up to 10kHz
NEW: added beta ASIO support, improved latency,
NEW: added option to display the end of previous and begining of next pattern, Pattern display can now show condensed views (hiding effects and/or volume)
NEW: new macro type for controlling VST effect parameters (F0F08nz for parameter n)
NEW: instrument tree: mute or solo an individual instrument, left-clicking an instrument will select it in the pattern editor
NEW: greatly improved sample editor redraw speed on P3/P4/Athlon
NEW: improved Impulse Tracker keyboard preset compatibility
NEW: fixed possible random crash when using VST Plugins
NEW: fixed loading of stereo samples in XM files, fixed channel mute and solo
NEW: fixed MIDI input

        VersaTracker 1.0 alpha 1        

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VersaTracker 1.0 alpha 1 (622 KB)
3 minutes
Khaled Agrama
very handy and nice looking freeware win9x/NT tracker in FT2 style (technically spoken), uses MIDAS soundsystem (I don't think that's a good idea to base a tracker on a 3rd party soundsystem like MIDAS ...)
loads & plays the MIDAS types: XM, S3M, MOD and IT till version 2.12, editing anything other than XM's will not work properly at the moment
consists of two main parts: the instrument editor (two different views: "event editor" as known from classic trackers and "piano roll" as known from MIDI sequencers) and the pattern editor
the final version (let's hope we'll see it some day!) will be a good candidate for a 'TOP'

        Velvet Studio 2.01        

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Velvet Studio 2.01 (396 KB)
2 minutes
DOS (Win 95/98)
Velvet Development
supports SB (PRO,16), GUS (GUS PnP planned), MIDI input for GUS (MPU-401 planned ...)
song formats: loads MOD, S3M, STM, ULT, MTM, XM + it's own AMS, saves AMS, MOD, S3M, XM
instrument-formats: loads PAT, XI, AIS, saves AIS
sample-formats: loads SMP, WAV, IFF, S3I, ASE, saves ASE, SMP, WAV
there's a AMS2WAV (67 K) renderer available too
sample editor with effects like flanger, chorus, crossfade, timecompression, fix loop
enhanced volume, panning & vibrato envelope definitions
customizable user interface (keymappings, colors, ... all you want, very nice! ...)
NEW: new exe (you MUST have installed 2.0 before!) corrects most problems with PS/2 mouses and Soundblaster loading bugs

        BushTracker 2.1  TOP!

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BushTracker 2.1 (830 KB)
4 minutes
Gordon Stryph
freeware MIDI tracker, easy browsing and loading of SF2/SBK, incl. a virtual piano for testing of SF2/SBK, originally written for AWE and SB Live
pretty alternative handling, check out the popupmenus for all the stuff you can do
easy bankmanaging and midi-channel property settings
mixer controls volume, filter, pan, reverb and chorus, includes mute and solo feature
settings include quickchange of output device, Favouritefolders for sf2/sbk, songs and patterns
pattern editor with variable patternlength, arbitrary pattern names, velocity control and easy effectmanaging, allows tracks to be effect or note commands -giving the opportunity to use several effects at the same time
real time editing of patterns and song allows to test ideas on the fly to find the right way
patch/chorus/reverb change while playing
advanced FX track feature for easier effect adding, includes echo, randomfilter, random pan, filter fade, volume fade, pan fade
push patterns: feature to move patterns in song forward or backward
join files in song for publishing: copies song and all used SF2/SBK to a userdefined folder
NEW: new version 2.0 of the native AWE version of BushTracker, makes all EMU-8000 chip features available

        Graoumf Tracker 0.016        

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Graoumf Tracker 0.016 (571 KB)
3 minutes
Laurent de Soras
interesting freeware 99-track tracker with fullscreen Protracker-like GUI, contains a sequencer, synthetizer, multi-effect processor and sample editor
it's in very early stage, that's the only reason why I didn't rate it with TOP (yet)
32-bit mixing engine (indeed GT offers superb audio quality compared to other trackers), supports Mono/Stereo, 8/16 bits memory- and direct2disk-samples, world premiere for a tracker: 24 bit mixdown, adjustable quality
up to 99 tracks, 4 types of tracks: samples (classical), effects (dsp), audio in and midi
volume, tone, panning and filter envelopes, including 2 loops, an LFO and fadeout
resonant filter per instrument, with optional velocity control, realtime DSP effects with graphical control interface, including delay and resonant filter
multiple level Undo/Redo functions (keyboard shortcuts: Ctrl + Z/Y)
about 80 commands of 4 digits, including standard FastTracker commands
sample formats: reads and saves WAV, AVR, AU and raw data
module formats: reads GT2 (native), MOD and XM, saves in GT2 format, imports Falcon Digital Tracker modules (.DTM)
renders the complete song into a WAV using a reconstruction filter for resampling (the best I ever heard!)
NEW: fixed several bugs: crashes while resizing window, Direct-2-Disk samples where not loaded when opening file by drag'n'drop, in MixDown operation, crash occured when end position was before the start position, initial track panning in .DTM module loading

        SoundFX NT 2.01  TOP!

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SoundFX NT 2.01 (247 KB)
2 minutes
WinNT (sp3)
Lawrence Rust,
Software Systems
25$ shareware, DOS-sound emulator for NT, works for games (Doom1&2, Heretic, Duke Nukem 2 & 3D ...) and also for trackers!
SoundFX provides a complete emulation of a SoundBlaster 16 card, for me "IT.EXE /sITSB16.MMX /m40000" worked fine (44100 Hz produced clicks)
hints from the author about using IT214 (networked) (08-Apr-99):
"I've noticed that sound breaks up when running on an Intel P200MMX using the Itsb16.mmx driver - indicative of running out of CPU time. I've tried reducing the sample rate to 22000Hz by adding the /m22000 argument to the it.exe command line and all appears OK - you can do this by creating a PIF for the program. It's probably also worthwhile setting the idle sensitivity to low in the PIF properties for the program. A PPro200 using ITSB16B.DRV requires a /m16000 argument. NB the release build of SoundFX will typically allow a 33% increase in sample rate - cheaper than a faster PC! If you restrict yourself to 8bit stereo by specifying /sITSBPRO.DRV then the release build supports the full 44kHz output rate."
FastTracker did not work for me, it was terribly slow including the sound, something obviously collides, but the author will look into this, maybe he is able to fix that, let's hope so!
NEW: complete software emulation of the Adlib FM synthesiser
NEW: all PCM sound output now uses DirectSound 3.0, for lower overhead and better digitised effects, good news for Impulse Tracker users with sample rates up to 44kHz now
NEW: MIDI input + SoundBlaster MIDI mode (non MPU401) output
NEW: joystick support in eval version too
NEW: now delays for longer after a write to the FM synth to ensure hardware timings are not violated in Win2000 which no longer delays after port writes

        Delta Music 1.01        

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Delta Music 1.01 (340 KB)
2 minutes
DOS (Win 95/98)
Barricade Software
looks pretty coool but seems to have a problem with some gfx-cards, SDD solved it for me, but not for some other guys who never had problems with Vesa modes via SDD before
along with its ability to use ordinary samples (WAV 8 bit only) it's specialized in generating chip-sounds (draw them with mouse), features volume envelopes + filters (just test them :) ) & vibrato for the synth instruments
req. a SB compatible soundcard, no oversampling/interpolation detected, hehe, no real problem for chip-stuff obviously :-)
NEW: changed into freeware with all functions enabled (was 41$ shareware before)

        MoonFish 1.2        

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MoonFish 1.2 (1681 KB)
8 minutes
Win 95/98
Bram Bos
freeware, from the author of Hammerhead/BBox, three channel (mono) step sequencer - limitation to challenge your creativity, grooveboxy interface
up to 64 samples with maximum size 16MB each, able to export patterns+songs into WAV
FX: distortion, delay, shuffle, retrigger note (variants), SL1200 noise and crackles, quote from documentation: "it is hi-quality noise; sampled from a Technics SL1200 with a broken Stanton needle" :-)
song-sequencer with up to 128 patterns per song, a total of 64 different patterns per track
controller implemented to design weird loops and stretch FX, MoonFish is a great tool for creating breakbeat loops
NEW: no info available, neither on the webpage nor in the .DOC

        The Tuareg 1.5  TOP!

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The Tuareg 1.5 (2444 KB)
12 minutes
Bram Bos
freeware interactive phrase sampler: The Ultimate Application for Rapid Electronic Groove-construction (tm) ;-)
additionally to the FREE version there's a "FAT version" 35$ shareware with 12 stereo channels, plugins, MP3 export, resonant filters
it's not a softsynth, but a sequencer/loop-composer/remixer that creates tracks out of the loops, samples and short sounds you feed it with
some tech specs: 6 mono channels, 1024 measures / song, 200 wav samples / song
features RaGE unit (drumcomputer) and BLiSS unit (bassline sequencer)
optionally renders songs to WAV
NEW: FAT version only: ASIA (Advanced Source Inclusion Architecture) fully implemented (FAT only) + stunning sample packages by Brian Cowell included
NEW: unused sample detection bug fixed

        Odin Tracker for C64 1.13        

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Odin Tracker for C64 1.13 (29 KB)
< 1 minute
C64 or emulator :-)
freeware, feature packed tracker for C64, source included
it's kinda OS-independent by using a C64-emulator :-)
similar to classic Amiga/PC tracker style, a good chance to check out SID programming (no duration settings, emulator-friendly keyboard layout)
NEW: songs are saved RLE packed to save disk space
NEW: many player bugs fixed

        CyberTracker for C64 1.01        

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CyberTracker for C64 1.01 (185 KB)
< 1 minute
C64 or emulator :-)
freeware, tracker for the C64, similiar to PC/AMIGA-trackers (like FastTrackerII), less similiar to common C64 music-editors
it's kinda OS-independent by using a C64-emulator :-)
you create instruments with 8 graphical envelopes (+ a vib/apr-value) instead of writing weird hex-numbers
Fasttracker-style pattern-editor
load/save instruments
filter on all 3 channels
multiple songs per file
keyboard jazzing in all modes
more than one pattern-effect (up to 255) per pattern-line - world premiere :-)
NEW: the wavefrom/bandpass/pitchcontrol-envelopes are now drawn in a more logical way, that shows how they change the sound, so hopefully less confusion ...
NEW: saved files are smaller (=> faster loading/saving + more tunes per disk)

        Music Box 1.3        

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Music Box 1.3 (502 KB)
3 minutes
Black Box
freeware for private use, a classic styled music tracker running on GameBoy and GameBoy Color (emulators for DOS/Win here)
two pulse waves, one noise generator, one 4 bit digital channel
64 pattern rows, 56 patterns, 32 instruments, 15 digital waves
detailed user and programmer guides and tutorials as PDF files included
many music examples, sources and the included player routine
compatible with Music Box 2
for licensing into commercial games contact Black Box

        MidiXGTracker 2.1        

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MidiXGTracker 2.1 (2267 KB)
11 minutes
Robin Lobel
10$ shareware, MIDI-tracker, optionally supporting the advanced features of the XG standard
10 effects like reverb, chorus, variation, pitch, attack, brightness..., if you card is XG compatible you can choose from different types of reverb, chorus and variation
in good tracker tradition you can play it by MIDI keyboard or PC keyboard
supports many MIDI functions, exports to .MID
quick access to the frequently used edit functions (cut/copy/paste/amplify/transpose) with right click on a selected area
automatically recognizes keyboard layout (us, fr, de...)
documentation includes a basic tutorial, 3 example songs included too
NEW: new interface
NEW: 300 more XG instruments
NEW: realtime record function added

        zTracker 0.971        

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zTracker 0.971 (787 KB)
4 minutes
Christopher Micali
freeware MIDI-tracker/sequencer with 1:1 Impulse Tracker interface, even imports .IT's (thanks to lipid)
64 track sequencer with variable 32-256 rows/pattern, 256 total patterns
easy use of multiple machines across multiple MIDI devices/interfaces
rock solid timing that tested as good as cubase (3/496ppqn error)
load/save compressed .zt files, .mid export for further processing in another MIDI sequencer
volume/effect curve drawing in pattern editor
auto sync via midi-clock, intelligent midi-in w/ slave to external sync
dont forget to check the zt sourceforge pages for more files, more information, and more skins
NEW: added user-requested features, e.g. device naming, MIDI-in velocity recording toggle, "Humanizing" function, default song directory
NEW: fixed serious bug which caused zt to crash at startup and exit

        FreeBase VST 0.002        

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FreeBase VST 0.002 (478 KB)
3 minutes
freeware sequencer for VST instruments and VST effects - no audio, no external MIDI (yet?)
virtually unlimited number of patterns and tracks
every track can be assigned to a VSTi and a MIDI channel, i.e. multitimbral VSTi's like VSampler are fully supported
graphical editor for velocity/pitchbend/modwheel-curve
it's *very* basic at the moment, missing feature #1 is MIDI input, to make it a VSTi host for realtime jamming
NEW: no info available

        h8 tracker 1.90        

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h8 tracker 1.90 (329 KB)
2 minutes
stylish freeware tracker with VSTi support, fully modular (up to 256 machines), currently in an early state, but promising
32 bit floating point mixing
internal sampler with *.xi loader and instrument editor
automation for all plugin parameters
most of Fast Tracker 2 keyboard shortcuts
skinnable GUI
NEW: improved VSTi support, now u can automate VST plugins which have an own editor
NEW: GUI improvements
NEW: now u can load WAV as an instrument
NEW: new demo song included

        ADLiB TRACK3R 2g3.r32        

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ADLiB TRACK3R 2g3.r32 (747 KB)
4 minutes
DOS (Win 9x)
freeware Adlib tracker with OPL-3 support and replay routine sourcecode, 250 instruments, 64 patterns, 128 order list entries, 18 channels, 8 waveforms, stereo, featuring lot's of effects
support for AMD, CFF, DFM, HSC, MTK, RAD, SAT, SA2, XMS, CiF, iNS, SBi, SGi, several packing algorithms for tracker's data files (A2M, A2T, A2P, A2B, A2i)
menu interface, block functions, debugging & midiboard
it's just cool to play around with it :-)
NEW: major cosmetic improvements (finally had time to do that :)
NEW: advanced macro frequency range (1000 Hz should be enough, imho :)
NEW: fixed behaviour of global volume indicator
NEW: fixed errors in macro editor
NEW: added 2nd effect column
NEW: added instrument macro-definitions
NEW: added support for instrument bank files
NEW: added support for S3M files
NEW: added fixed-note system


        Trackers Handbook 0.5  TOP!

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Trackers Handbook 0.5 (114 KB)
< 1 minute
everything :-)
The Trackers Handbook tries to cover every single aspect of tracking, every single tracker, and every single machine available ever - hehe, huge project :-)
it's intended to become the most comprehensive guide to tracking ever made, and a one-stop source of help for every level of tracker out there
if you want to contribute or find bugs - just contact Cools
NEW: HTML version of the Handbook (81 K), done by DrAvalanche and Howard The Duck