Tracking discovery



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Jesper Kyd - 'Global Trash'
(Original in Protracker, on Amiga - 1991)




What is tracking ?

Tracking, also known under the terms audio tracking, digital tracking, soundtracking or soundtrack (not to be confused with music for movies) is a way of composing music on computer and console for video games then demos, born in the 1980s. These musicians use trackers (or soundtrackers), freewares in general and often open-source.

Basic tracking links :

Reading Tracking history - The Karsten Obarski Tribute Project
Wikipedia Tracking history
Reading Tracking history graphic project - Hellabs
Reading Histoire du soundtrack (with famous modules to download)- Power of ASM FR
Reading Historique : Le soundtrack (with famous modules to listen) - Nostalzik FR
Wikipedia List of module players and converters
Reading Music theory ; The Zen of Tracking - Umlautllama
Reading Music theory - 8notes