Started out on a progam called Soundclub in 96, it was a simple side scrolling Mod tracker
quickly moved to FASTTRACKER after seeing/hearing the possibilty's with .xm
i have tried others since, IT, Milky, used Renoise on a few, Skale, Modpug \ loads of others
These days i just use FT2 2.08 running on a Win98 PII with 256mb of ram using a Soundblaster
.....when the macine dies, i just build another out of scrap
at zero cost!
nothing else really does it for me, FT2 fits like a glove, has a bit of grit, its great!
wouldn't mind sourcing a awe64/gold for it ethier, i have fond memories of that card