This video captures a performance of Aquarius, from the YMF262 EP by Diode Milliampere, live in Adlib Tracker II.
Chicago-based Diode Milliampere creates music using Adlib Tracker II, an MS-DOS program which sequences the Yamaha OPL3 chip.
You can listen to YMF262 EP below: Continue reading
Notam has released Mac OS X and Windows versions of Radium, a free music editor, in addition to the existing Linux version. Notam is ‘inspired by trackers, but has fewer limitations and uses graphics to show musical data.”
Tracker Alex Radzishevsky sent word of his site, Retracked, and two free discs of tracker music:
I think this never been announced at Synthtopia, that’s why I decided to draw your attention.
http://retracked.org is a community of people who recreate old favorite tracker music in modern quality. Everything is described at the main page, here is only a small cite:
“The main aim of this project is to create cover-versions of those wonderful musical compositions which touched our souls in order for more people, both familiar and otherwise with the tracker art, to appreciate and enjoy this wonderful music. “
reTracked already released two discs. Not only music, but complete releases with unique software player.
Free. Available in any quality up to CD.
Trackers are a class of music sequencers that emerged in the early days of personal computing. reTracked is a non-commercial initiative of a group of tracker musicians, traditional musicians and fans of the tracker art.
reTracked’s two discs of music are free downloads from the site.
Disquiet published an interesting post about the Joy of Hexadecimal MP3 – a look at Hexawe.net.
Hexawe.net features music made with Little Pig Tracker – a sequencer designed to work on old-school game platforms:
A “tracker” is about as simple a sequencer there can be, locating musical tidbits along a basic time line. In Little Pig Tracker, all the instructions are handled in a user interface that looks like it powered the payroll at the DMV during a previous gas crisis. How bare bones and old-school is Little Pig Tracker? Well, just for starters, it counts in hexadecimal. See the screenshot, which is borrowed from the software’s instructional wiki, wiki.littlegptracker.com.
Releases on Hexawe.net are free an Creative Commons licensed, so you can share them or put them in a podcast.
An example MP3, You Put A Smile On My Face, is embedded below: