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Does anyone make tracker music?

 

02-24-16 09:19 PM
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For those who don't know what a tracker is, it's a piece of software that allows sequencing of audio samples to make compositions. Effects, volume changes, and panning are just a few things that can be added. Since each note and its values are programmed one at a time, there's a very high degree of control and precision. I'd like to see if anyone on Vizzed has partaken in the scene at all.

I started making songs with Adlib Tracker 2 a couple years back; it exclusively utilizes FM synth instruments through an OPL3 chip, so it's designed to be used with old Sound Blaster cards in MS-DOS. Technically, it is not sample-based because of this. I never got super good at it, but was able to crank out a few compositions.

More recently, I picked up the famed Fasttracker II and installed it on my DOS machine. I really prefer working with actual samples as opposed to the complicated FM instruments. Being able to use a mouse is also a definite plus. Even though it can be emulated, it's still an MS-DOS program, so anyone who wants to get into tracking for the first time should try out Milkytracker or OpenMPT first. I personally found Milkytracker's sample editor to be slightly counter intuitive and OpenMPT's interface too complicated. Still, that's just my preference, so don't be turned off by it.

If you want to listen to other's works or share your own, The Mod Archive is an excellent site that hosts most module formats and lots of talented artists. Uploaded songs are individually checked for quality and incrementally released so you have the potential to get more exposure. Although it has a very useful help section that anyone new should read, this isn't the place to inquiry about tech and stuff, so I'd take questions someplace else. You can check out my profile and modules too; I've only made a couple songs so far, but I certainly plan to do more in the future.
For those who don't know what a tracker is, it's a piece of software that allows sequencing of audio samples to make compositions. Effects, volume changes, and panning are just a few things that can be added. Since each note and its values are programmed one at a time, there's a very high degree of control and precision. I'd like to see if anyone on Vizzed has partaken in the scene at all.

I started making songs with Adlib Tracker 2 a couple years back; it exclusively utilizes FM synth instruments through an OPL3 chip, so it's designed to be used with old Sound Blaster cards in MS-DOS. Technically, it is not sample-based because of this. I never got super good at it, but was able to crank out a few compositions.

More recently, I picked up the famed Fasttracker II and installed it on my DOS machine. I really prefer working with actual samples as opposed to the complicated FM instruments. Being able to use a mouse is also a definite plus. Even though it can be emulated, it's still an MS-DOS program, so anyone who wants to get into tracking for the first time should try out Milkytracker or OpenMPT first. I personally found Milkytracker's sample editor to be slightly counter intuitive and OpenMPT's interface too complicated. Still, that's just my preference, so don't be turned off by it.

If you want to listen to other's works or share your own, The Mod Archive is an excellent site that hosts most module formats and lots of talented artists. Uploaded songs are individually checked for quality and incrementally released so you have the potential to get more exposure. Although it has a very useful help section that anyone new should read, this isn't the place to inquiry about tech and stuff, so I'd take questions someplace else. You can check out my profile and modules too; I've only made a couple songs so far, but I certainly plan to do more in the future.
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Clayton 2 :  My partner jazzmarazz created Chip tunes gadget   "Prodigy Tracker"
The one and only native music tracker for the Sega Genesis/MegaDrive. He designed the hardware from the ground up; from the extensive device libraries, to the memory mapping and have even populated the board himself by hand.  Prodigy Tracker   i got another guy makes chip tunes for sega/megadrive  ....idk about tracking only programming html/css   media/rom  hacking   i can make my own retro repro games nes,snes,sega,a2600,c64,gb  
Clayton 2 :  My partner jazzmarazz created Chip tunes gadget   "Prodigy Tracker"
The one and only native music tracker for the Sega Genesis/MegaDrive. He designed the hardware from the ground up; from the extensive device libraries, to the memory mapping and have even populated the board himself by hand.  Prodigy Tracker   i got another guy makes chip tunes for sega/megadrive  ....idk about tracking only programming html/css   media/rom  hacking   i can make my own retro repro games nes,snes,sega,a2600,c64,gb  
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KPE : A tracker for the Genesis? That's pretty rad! The YM2612 chip can be a real killer if you know how to utilize it to the fullest.
KPE : A tracker for the Genesis? That's pretty rad! The YM2612 chip can be a real killer if you know how to utilize it to the fullest.
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Clayton 2 : I've tried making music with a Tracker, specifically Famitracker since my YouTube channel mostly consists of 8-bit music arrangements. But it's not true 8-bit until you make it with Famitracker, or at least to me it's not. I find the program to be really difficult to use, so much so that I don't even know how to put a note down.
Clayton 2 : I've tried making music with a Tracker, specifically Famitracker since my YouTube channel mostly consists of 8-bit music arrangements. But it's not true 8-bit until you make it with Famitracker, or at least to me it's not. I find the program to be really difficult to use, so much so that I don't even know how to put a note down.
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