Music Trackers

OpenMPT – audio module tracker

OpenMPT is a popular tracker software. OpenMPT (short hand for Open ModPlug Tracker) is completely free and allows you to create and play back some great music on your computer.

While the software is released for Windows only, the software runs well under WINE.

OpenMPT is free and open source software.

Features include:

  • Workspace is intuitive and efficient, with a simple Windows-oriented interface, plenty of tooltips everywhere, and separate specific sections of work into tabs.
  • Allows for a rich set of options and preferences, including:
  • Ability to customize the GUI colour (but no skins yet), including colour schemes and custom pattern fonts.
  • Optional global DSP effects including an equalizer.
  • Up to 127 channels for pattern data (each with their own volume, pan, and plugin settings, as well as customizable channel names), and separate volume controls for sample playback, instrument plugins, and overall global volume.
  • Customizable audio playback quality (sample and bit rates), polyphony, and latency settings.
  • Ability to automatically save the current file at intervals — and to a location — of your choosing.
  • Ability to customize most actions with keyboard shortcuts, including navigation, input, and opening dialog boxes.
  • Side panel with expandable directory view to locate relevant files quickly.
  • Open or import a wide range of tracker formats, including backward compatibility with files saved under previous versions of OpenMPT.
  • Export to a variety of streaming audio formats such as WAV, FLAC and MP3, as well as render individual patterns, channels or instruments.
  • Extract instruments and samples from soundfonts, like the General MIDI soundfont that comes pre-installed with Windows (GM.DLS).
  • MIDI input and output to record from and playback on external MIDI devices.
  • Use VST 1.x and VST 2.x plugins.
  • Output audio through many different sound drivers, including WASAPI (default), ASIO, WaveRT, and others.
  • Apply alternate tunings (including scales and temperaments) to sample playback.

Developer: Olivier Lapicque
License: BSD-3-Clause License

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

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