ZXTune rev3135

A portable, cross-platofrm and Open Source toolkit for playing ZX-Spectrum music
ZXTune is an open source application that provide users with a portable toolkit for playing various chiptune modules, originally used on the ZX-Spectrum 8-bit personal home computer. It is compatible with a wide range of computing environments.

The application supports the following AY/YM sound chips from ZX-Spectrum: compliled data in native format (AY), ASC Sound Master (AS0/ASC), Global Tracker (GTR), Pro Sound Creator (PSC), Stream (PSG), ProSoundMaker (PSM), ProTracker (PT1, PT2, PT3), SQ-Tracker (SQT), SoundTracker (ST1, ST3, STC), SoundTrackerPro (STP), TurboSound, Vortex (VTX), and StSound (YM).

Among the supported digital modules, we can mention ChipTracker, DigitalStudio, DIGI Booster, ProDigiTracker, Composer 669, Asylum Music Format, X-Tracker, Quadra Composer, Funktracker, Soundtracker/Ice Tracker, Farandole Composer, MED/OctaMED, Protracker, Slamtilt, Fast Tracker II, Scream Tracker 2, Protracker Studio, and DigitalMusicMaker.

In addition, it supports the DigiBooster Pro, SQ Digital Tracker, SampleTracker, DigiBooster Pro, Digital Tracker, Imago Orpheus, Images Music System, Ultra Tracker, His Master's Noise, Real Tracker, Graoumf Tracker, Multitracker, Digitrakker, Impulse Tracker, Oktalyzer, SoundFX, Soundtracker, STMIK, TCB Tracker, Liquid Tracker, Poly Tracker, Protracker 3, Epic MegaGames MASI, and DSMI Advanced Module Format modules.

The program also supports a wide range of containers, as well as SAA, FM, and MOS6581 modules. Furthermore, the ALSA, OSS, WAV writer, MP3, FLAC, OGG, SDL, NULL writer, AYLPT, DirectSound and WaveOutput output subsystems are supported by ZXTune.

Under the hood, we can report that the application’s graphical user interface is written with the Qt GUI toolkit, which makes it portable on the Android, Raspberry Pi, Microsoft Windows, and GNU/Linux (Arch Linux, Ubuntu, Red Hat, Dingux) operating systems.

Overall, ZXTune is a decent and unique application for playing chiptunes on a wide range of hardware platforms and operating systems. It comes with support for a plethora of modules and formats, as well as various output subsystems.

Reviewed by , last updated on November 21st, 2014

developed by:
Vitaly G
license type:
GPL v3 
ROOT \ Multimedia \ Audio


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ZXTune - The main window, where users will be able to add and play filesZXTune - The AY/YM tab of the Preferences dialog allows users to set the clock frequency, in HzZXTune - The Z80 tab of the Preferences dialog allows users to set the clock rate, in Hz, and the INT duration, in ticksZXTune - The Sound tab of the Preferences dialog allows users to set the frame duration, in uS, and the sound frequency, in HzZXTuneZXTuneZXTuneZXTuneZXTuneZXTune
What's New in This Release:
  • Fixed SQD playback
  • Supported AYLPT backend via dlportio-compatible gates
  • zxtune-android: save and restore currently played item and position between sessions
  • zxtune-android: search functionality in browser
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ZXTune is an open source application that allows users to play chiptunes on a wide range of platforms and operating sy...

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