Music Trackers

MilkyTracker – FT2 compatible music tracker

MilkyTracker is a multi-platform music application for creating .MOD and .XM module files.

It attempts to recreate the module replay and user experience of the popular DOS program Fasttracker II, with special playback modes available for improved Amiga ProTracker 2/3 compatibility.

This is free and open source software.

Features include:

  • Fasttracker II-like, custom graphical user interface with context menus.
  • Supported on multiple platforms including portable devices.
  • Very accurate .XM replay compared to FT2.
  • ProTracker 2/3 playback modes for playing and editing .MOD files.
  • Various resampler options including emulated Amiga 500/1200 sound output.
  • Choose between a modern and a true-to-FT2 editing scheme / keyboard layout.
  • Tabbed user interface for opening and playing up to 32 modules simultaneously and for exchanging data between them.
  • Over 30 imported module formats.
  • Basic archive support for loading zipped, powerpacked and UMX modules directly.
  • Rendering songs/patterns to disk (.WAV) or directly to sample.
  • Powerful sample editor featuring waveform generators.
  • In-depth instrument editor featuring envelope zooming and scaling and support for copying and swapping instruments and samples across tabs.
  • Copy/swap dialog for instrument management.
  • Undo/redo in pattern/sample/instrument editor.
  • Low latency audio driver support.
  • MIDI In support.
  • Module optimizer.
  • Internal file browser option.
  • Various font sizes for improved visibility of pattern data.
  • Prospective pattern view option.
  • Playing and editing simultaneously.
  • Live mode for seamless pattern changes.

Support: Documentation, GitHub Code Repository
Developer: Peter “pailes” Barth and contributors
License: GNU General Public License v3.0

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MilkyTracker is written in C++. Learn C++ with our recommended free books and free tutorials.

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