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A multi-platform and Open Source music application for creating .MOD and .XM modules

editor's review





MilkyTracker is an open source, free, portable and multiplatform graphical software that lets users to easily create .MX and .MOD module files. It is a music application designed as a remake of the old-school Fasttracker II DOS program, but featuring improved Amiga ProTracker 2/3 compatibility.

Features at a glance

Key features include very accurate .XM replay, several resampler options, including emulation of the Amiga 500 and 1200 sound, a true-to-FT2 editing scheme and keyboard layout, tabbed user interface that mimics the looks and feel of Fasttracker II, support for importing over 30 module formats, built-in module optimizer and a low-latency audio driver.

In addition, the software has been designed to support import of basic archives, simultaneous playback and editing, live mode, prospective pattern view options, MIDI files, editing and playback of .MOD files, playing of up to 32 modules at the same time, as well as exchanging data between modules.

The software also comes with an internal file browser functionality, comprehensive editing of instruments with support for swapping, copying, envelope zooming, samples and scaling, support for rendering patterns and songs to the local disk in the WAV file format or straight to a sample, a state-of-the-art sample editor that brings waveform generators.

Supported operating systems

At the moment, the application is fully supported on a wide range of GNU/Linux distributions, including Arch Linux, Debian, Enlisy, Gentoo, ROSA, SUSE Linux Enterprise, openSUSE and Ubuntu, various BSD flavors, such as FreeBSD, NetBSD, DragonflyBSD and OpenBSD, as well as on the Microsoft Windows and Mac OS X operating system. It also works on mobile platforms, such as Android.

Under the hood and availability

The program is written entirely in the C++ programming language and it’s fully compatible with both 32-bit (x86) and 64-bit (x86_64) hardware platforms. It is available for download as pre-built binary packages for the aforementioned distributions of Linux, as well as a universal sources archive.

MilkyTracker was reviewed by Marius Nestor
Last updated on October 28th, 2014
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