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AriaOnThePlanetes

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I started to interest in Amiga module or tracker music about 20 years ago. At that time, it's the best way to compose with sampled instruments. I listened lots of awesome tracks by PM, Skaven, Necros and so on, and some Korean module music(they are almost gone because that BBS of Amiga module in Korea was closed after 21c. I have only a few of them and uploaded here).

Since Amiga computer is few sold in Korea, they used trackers for MS-DOS.(ST3, FT2, and IT)

But, after the '00s and VSTs became popular, many home musicians were transfered to DAWs with VST, to make better tunes. So tracker music is dead in Korea. Just the memories of middle 90s~early 00s.

And I came here, not only the best old tunes are available, but there are musicians still compose module music in here, and so great tunes. I was surprised because I knew they are not dead in now.

Is there anything better for use trackers than free DAW(like LMMS, Podium) with VSTs? Or just the memories of past days? (Of course paid DAWs are the best if they have enough money)

Anyway, thanks for all that still composing the awesome tracker tunes!
« Last Edit: March 08, 2018, 05:34:56 by AriaOnThePlanetes »
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Re: I was surprised module tracker music is still alive today.
« Reply #1 on: March 08, 2018, 23:18:08 »

This website isn't really that active, but you're welcome.

If you have Windows, I suggest OpenMPT. It's interface is easier to use for me than any other tracker. It supports MODs, XMs, S3Ms, ITs, and has its own format, too.
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Re: I was surprised module tracker music is still alive today.
« Reply #2 on: March 09, 2018, 09:56:25 »

These days if you want to still stick to the tracker interface BUT also work with ALL the capabilities of expensive modern DAWs, Renoise is worth of taking a look at.

I work full-time in game development, doing both composing and audio design and I really rarely do anything outside of Renoise, it's just that good. As an added perk no one ever believes me when I tell them that I still use trackers.  ;D
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Re: I was surprised module tracker music is still alive today.
« Reply #3 on: March 10, 2018, 13:23:30 »

Apart from OpenMPT and Renoise, there are also a few other trackers and tracker-alikes with VST support that are still maintained, such as Psycle.

By the way, thanks for helping with preserving the legacy of the Korean tracker scene on ModArchive, it's really appreciated!
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Re: I was surprised module tracker music is still alive today.
« Reply #4 on: March 11, 2018, 03:46:29 »

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