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The Lobby / Re: Master List of Trackers - CATEGORISED!
« on: June 20, 2019, 15:20:31 »
4th Gen is reserved mainly for trackers that are still in active development. By commercialisation, I don't mean in the sense that you have to pay to get it (if that was the case, MIDITracker would've be classified as 4th Gen). I mean in the sense that it presents itself as a contemporary product, meaning graphically-pleasing, straightforward and responsive.

There are definitely "transitional" trackers (i.e Renoise being 3rd at first, moved to 4th), which I intend to include, as well as the version numbers and years of development. OctaMED (at least the later versions i.e MED Soundstudio) could be classified as 2nd Gen, but I don't see it capable of being 3rd Gen. Same goes for X-Tracker.

The Lobby / Master List of Trackers - CATEGORISED!
« on: June 19, 2019, 16:27:03 »
Ok, after giving it some thought, I decided to post this to see how much (and how far) we've come since Grand Daddy. This is an expandable list, so please present your thoughts or opinions on each tracker's classification (1st, 2nd, 3rd or 4th). I'd love to hear them, as well as learn more obscure trackers out there throughout history.


1st Gen: First of its Kind
This marks the start of the tracker era. Primitive yet simple to work with, it serves the purpose of creating video-game music with its low filesize and respectable list of effects. Along the way, the base format .MOD got extended to 8 channels with 7-bit panning. Other (later) formats include .OKT, .MED and .STM, all of which are usually an extension of .MOD with a twist meant for its native trackers.

1st Gen trackers include:
Ultimate Soundtracker (Grand Daddy)
Soundtracker Pro II
Scream Tracker


2nd Gen: Upping the Ante
Trackers evolved into the 2nd Gen, where capabilities are expanded even more. Computers are faster and stronger...its the DOS age! Soundcards are all the rage: SB or GUS? The list of channels, effects and instruments are extended further than ever before. Formats that sprout from this gen are .S3M, .XM and .IT. While .XM expanded on .MOD's effects set, .S3M decided to modify it into its own and .IT followed suit.

2nd Gen trackers include:
FastTracker II
Scream Tracker 3
Impulse Tracker 2
Schism Tracker
MED Soundstudio


3rd Gen: Bridging the Gap
Developers realise that trackers can do more than what Impulse Tracker 2 could. They got inspired mainly by its New Note Actions (NNAs) and low-pass filter capability, to make their trackers VST-compatible! Not only that, the capabilities of the previous formats are also expanded further. Formats that are born from this gen include .MPTM, .SKM and .MT2. .MPTM follows behind .IT, while .SKM and .MT2 follow behind .XM.

3rd Gen trackers include:
MadTracker 2

However, another group decided that keeping samples as its main source for instruments is not the way to go, and went another route: modular synthesis! By focusing on building instruments via "modules", they open up a new door for the tracking community to explore.

3rd Gen Modular trackers include:
Jeskola Buzz


4th Gen: Bringing it to Commercialisation
This is the peak for trackers currently. Having GUI influences from DAWs, as well as the focus to bring tracking to a new paradigm, they spearhead the 4th Gen. Although focus on full compatibility with the previous formats are dropped, this proves to be more of a pro than a con as they are not restricted to just traditional concepts such as Ticks and Samples.

4th Gen trackers include:

4th Gen Modular trackers includes:


The Lobby / Re: Modules that Used the ModPlug Reverb Effect?
« on: May 31, 2019, 11:05:33 »
This module of mine doesn't serve any technical usefulness when it comes to reverb techniques, however it is made (and intended) to be played with specific DSP Reverb and Stereo Separation settings.

I've just remembered that another module of mine also uses DSP Reverb (same setting as the module above). This time, no Stereo Separation setting is needed. I wish I had included the disclaimer in the module somewhere, but I must've forgotten.

I hope you enjoy them nonetheless! :)

MilkyTracker Support / Re: down?
« on: May 24, 2019, 01:15:52 »
The URL is now accessible, no error messages. Thanks, Saga!

MilkyTracker Support / down?
« on: May 23, 2019, 20:13:22 »
Since this morning, I couldn't access the URL. It showed me an error message saying the IP could not be found.

Hello all! I've just started a Discord centered mainly around Milkytracker users. Basically what's the purpose of it is so that we can integrate and interact with new (and maybe old) users much more easily. Heck, even devs can join in on this!

From what I've noticed, forums posts generally take days to get a reply from anyone. Not only that, there are many old users on here and few new (and young) ones. We plan on appealing to both by adopting the much user-friendly (and hip) appeal of Discord towards the young and the bond and knowledge of the old. That's a good strategy, no?

Devs benefit from this too as it works like an instant messaging app. That means that feedback can be given more directly with just an action: open Discord. If you don't have anything to update us on, you can treat it as a group chat talking about life besides Milkytracker. Very versatile!

Thus, we believe that the Discord will help us in bringing closer experienced users to newcomers.

Don't worry if you're not a Milkytracker user. You can join us too! We would love to have you on board this journey!

Here's the invite:

The Lobby / MAZ-Sound CDs
« on: May 20, 2019, 12:24:04 »
I want to buy their CDs but they've shut down their website, and now the only remnants left of it is an email to the company (which I'm sure is already deprecated) and the CD demos.

If you'd read the Module Removal Policy, you would know that any module can't be deleted unless in special circumstances (like the information in the module being used for malicious purposes.)

In short, no.

Help Support Topics Archive / Re: Corrupted Module
« on: April 13, 2019, 18:55:23 »
huh...i downloaded the same module again, and this time the samples actually were complete. sorry, my bad for the misreport

the screenshot is of the oddity i faced just now

Help Support Topics Archive / Corrupted Module
« on: April 13, 2019, 16:18:10 »
w_doodle.xm ( is missing most of its samples.

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