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Thanks for the reply. I will investigate immediately.

MilkyTracker Support / Tracker 101 for senior citizen.
« on: May 13, 2018, 12:21:52 »

I am completely new to trackers and to MilkyTracker. A tracker to me, is for creating music, regardless of what kind. I am not into chip tunes or electronica, although some of what I have listened to in the past few days, is quite interesting, and wouldn't mind trying my hand at it, and will definitely add it to the genres of music that I listen to. Any help in the form of links, books, YouTube videos, etc. would be appreciated, particularly in connection with creating sounds / instruments (they all sound more or less the same to me, whether I want bass, guitar or keyboard), and developing pattern strategies (do you start with a rhythm, instrument, jingle / melody???)

I have an eclectic musical taste. I played saxophone from the age of nine to thirteen and have started playing again a couple of years ago, but want to learn more about music (chords, harmonies, rhythms, patterns, etc.) and computer based music seems like a good place to start. In my early teens, I listened to Kraftwerk, Tangerine Dream, Jean-Michel Jarre, Emerson, Lake & Palmer, Rick Wakeman, Mike Oldfield, etc. as well as country, country rock, reggae, and much more.

Perhaps why trackers appeal to me so much, is that despite different tuning systems, the logic of creating music with a tracker reminds me a lot of gamelan, which has inspired both classical composers such as Claude Debussy and electronic music.


I am completely new to trackers and am trying to get MilkyTracker's edit mode to behave. I have both looked at online YouTube tutorials and the .pdf files at I have also tried changing the edit mode between MilkyTracker and Fasttracker II...

As an example, Shift + Cursor keys does not select a block, I only seem to be able to do that by Shift + Left mouse button held down and draw. There doesn't appear to be any command to copy/paste a block in MilkyTracker mode at all. In Fasttracker II mode, the Alt+F3
Cut block doesn't appear to do anything. The Alt+F4 Copy block, asks if I want to save current changes, and Alt+F5 Paste block appears not to do anything.

I am using MilkyTracker v.0.90.8b, with a Danish QWERTY keyboard and on Slackware64 14.2.

Tracking / Re: Official Forums for...
« on: May 13, 2018, 10:45:55 »
Both Schism Tracker (user/dev) forums seem to be AWOL. Perhaps an idea to create a child forum here?

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