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BINDIGOAT
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What you need to know about Trackers . . .

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What you need to know about Trackers . . .

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What you need to know about Trackers . . .

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What you need to know about Trackers . . .

I have experimented with Fastracker, Screamtracker & Impulse tracker & (HSC tracker which is very ancient, even more ancient than Amiga mods), knew people who worked with MIDI equipment but never really touched it myself. The problem with these trackers these days is that you need to score yourself some antique or second hand equipment, like a (IDE, ISA or PCI slot, XT x86 IBM compatible machine running DOS or windows 95, with a internal soundblaster compatible sound card), it can be abit hard finding these systems these days because they are not manufactured anymore, yes its true if you had midi equipment you could use a keyboard, but we just used to use the keyboards of olivetti IBM compatible computer keyboards back in the day, the good thing about these systems was that alot of work & documentation went into building them & they produced very good quality digital sounds.

Alot of quality digital sound was produced in the 16 bit era, late 1980's to early 2000's. We recommend you use winrar or winzip to open these archives & then use vlc player to play these sound modules. Note often the sound was embedded into a demo, a demo is a graphical display generated by computer code, for these you might need dosbox which is a 16 bit disk operating system emulator, see the links below . . . to handle archives

YOU WILL NEED THE TOOLS BELOW TO HANDLE ARCHIVES . . .


http://www.win-rar.com/start.html?&L=0

or

http://www.winzip.com/win/en/index.htm

VLC Player to play the sound modules

http://www.videolan.org/vlc/index.html

Dosbox to run graphical demos with embedded sound

http://www.dosbox.com/

HERE ARE LINKS TO OLD SCHOOL 16 BIT DIGITAL SOUNDS . . .

http://modarchive.org/

https://www.scene.org/

http://www.pouet.net/

http://www.australiens.net/forum/viewto ... 39&t=17814

http://www.australiens.net/forum/viewto ... =1&t=19006

http://www.australiens.net/forum/viewto ... 39&t=18922

http://www.australiens.net/forum/viewto ... 38#p185938

http://www.australiens.net/forum/viewto ... 39&t=18872

http://www.australiens.net/forum/viewto ... 39&t=18843

http://www.australiens.net/forum/viewto ... 39&t=18591

http://www.demoparty.net/

ftp://ftp.modland.com/pub/modules/

https://hornet.org/

http://www.kohina.com/

http://tracker.modarchive.org/

http://www.traxinspace.com/

http://www.ojuice.net/

https://www.scene.org/

https://www.scenemusic.net/demovibes/

http://www.demoscene.tv/

http://www.freesound.org/

https://soundcloud.com/mantra-1-1

http://soundcloud-download.com/

Check this trusty DOS tool or windows 95 tool below for sampling the above sound modules . . . Note it only works in freedos, windows 95, dual boot windows 95 & windows XP or reactos.

ftp://ftp.scene.org/mirrors/hornet/musi ... 2wav06.zip

Note if you want to create a sound or edit a sound you need to use a wav editor or you can use a instrument editor like those found in tracker programs. Synthesizers also create & edit sounds & there are some software synthesizers around these days.

https://www.nch.com.au/wavepad/index.ht ... gLckPD_BwE

https://www.google.com.au/search?source ... CAg&uact=5

You want something that can track at least 32 samples or instruments these days, maybe even more & remember its not easy learning to become a tracker otherwise known as a composer, its like being a modern day Mozart.

Check out Impulse Tracker which was coded by a Australian . . . .


http://www.users.on.net/~jtlim/ImpulseTracker/

Impulse tracker was a Fasttracker clone, both tools are 16 bit, they will only work on freedos or reactos or maybe on a 32 bit windows NT or XP system which has good ntvdm support.

http://www.pouet.net/prod.php?which=13350

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Remember the most popular trackers was fasttracker & impulse tracker, alot of songs were composed using these tools. Note you will need either reactos, freedos or dosbox to run these tools on modern systems. Check out these trackers below, they are abit oldschool but can still work . . .

http://woolyss.com/tracking-trackers.php

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Milky tracker is highly recommended & will work on modern 32 bit & 64 bit systems & it is somewhat 16 bit fasttracker compatible, possibly with a few improvements.

http://milkytracker.org/

Some other good trackers that will work on modern 32 bit & 64 bit systems.

http://www.svarsoft.com/st.html

http://www.skale.org/

http://www.scene.org/file.php?file=%2Fr ... p&fileinfo

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Renoise is pretty current & is considered the most advanced tracker these days & it will run on modern systems, Check out renoise . . .

http://www.renoise.com/

There are alternatives to renoise but renoise is very credible, see weblink below . . .

http://alternativeto.net/software/renoise/

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Some fancy people like cubase but its not really a tracker . . .

http://www.steinberg.net/en/products/cubase/start.html

Don't know much about the linux sound engineering tools below but you may want to test them,

http://wiki.linuxaudio.org/apps/start

These trackers below are abit oldschool . . .

http://pouet.net/search.php?what=tracke ... od&x=0&y=0

How do you play sound modules, we used to use a tool called cubic player back in the day.

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http://www.cubic.org/player/

Try these players, their not too bad . . . Not as good as cubic player though . . .

http://www.un4seen.com/

http://xmp.sourceforge.net/

The best player which supports alot of different sound modules & runs on modern systems is VLC player, its the best . . .

http://www.videolan.org/vlc/index.html

AUSI, AUSI, AUSI, Australien Universal Space Industries . . .

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Note its about time australiens.net became a record label, for its probably the best place in Australia to discuss & develop digital music.

http://www.australiens.net/forum/viewto ... 56#p186056

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AUSI, AUSI, AUSI, Australien Universal Space Industries . . .

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JUDGEMENT In The Land Of The Southern Cross

https://australiens.net/forum/viewtopic ... 8&t=212463
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itchytriggerniggerfingers
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BINDIGOAT wrote :
Note its about time australiens.net became a record label, for its probably the best place in Australia to discuss & develop digital music.[/size]



:lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol:


You mean you, talking to yourself about your repetative batshit crazy threads.

Lay off the crack, this website has been dead for nearly 10 years.

Should have been put out of its misery a long time ago.
BINDIGOAT
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Iv'e done my studies as a sound engineer 30 years ago. I do my bit of social engineering & my posts are informative & intelligent, besides this site has evolved to the next level.

AUSI, AUSI, AUSI, Australien Universal Space Industries . . .

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JUDGEMENT In The Land Of The Southern Cross

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itchytriggerniggerfingers
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Joined: Wed May 17, 2006 9:39 pm


BINDIGOAT wrote :
Iv'e done my studies as a sound engineer 30 years ago. I do my bit of social engineering & my posts are informative & intelligent, besides this site has evolved to the next level.




This is where I type lol.
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