Digital trackers

Digital trackers are trackers using samples and sometimes soundfonts, audio plugins (VST, AU or RTAS), MIDI...
Note : if you want to create chiptunes (8-bit sound) using no sample, go to Woolyss Chipmusic.

Show list of audio trackers for each plateform.

DigiBooster Pro [amiga]
Commercial Download >>> DigiBooster_Pro.zip
DigiBooster ProDigiBooster Pro (DBPro) was a quite popular tracker for the Amiga in the 90s. Stuck at version 2 something, APC and TCP, a german publisher of Amiga software, is working to deliver an update to this powerful tracker. The archive contains Digibooster 1.7 full and free version (8 channel tracker with many options).
Import : DIGI, MOD, XM, S3M, OKT, MMD0, MMD1,... | Export : DIGI
MIDI support : no

MED Soundstudio (OctaMED) [amiga/windows]
Commercial Download >>> MED_Soundstudio_(OctaMED).zip
MED Soundstudio (OctaMED)A popular audio tracker released in 1991 for Amiga : OctaMED. On Windows, this tracker was renamed as MED Soundstudio. The ZIP archive contains free and old OctaMED versions for Amiga.
Import : MED | Export : MED
MIDI support : yes

[mp3] audio demo by Legowelt

MilkyTracker [windows/mac/linux/amiga]
Free Download >>> MilkyTracker.zip
MilkyTrackerMilkyTracker is an open source, multi-platform music application for creating .MOD and .XM module files. It attempts to recreate the module replay and user experience of the popular DOS program Fasttracker 2, with special playback modes available for improved Amiga Protracker 2/3 compatibility.
Import : MOD, XM | Export : MOD, XM, WAV
MIDI support : yes

Oktalyzer [amiga]
Free Download >>> Oktalyzer.zip
OktalyzerOktalyzer was a commercial product in 1990s. It was able to do software mixing of audio channels. For each of the four audio channels available on the Amiga, you could choose to have normal playback or two downmixed virtual channels, at the expense of reduced audio quality. This way it was possible to play up to eight channels in total, but the decreased audio quality and required processing power made software mixing unusable in most cases.
Import : OKT | Export : OKT
MIDI support : no

Protracker [amiga/atari/msx]
Free Download >>> Protracker.zip
ProtrackerProtracker is a popular freeware tracker created by Lars Hamre, Anders Hamre, Sven Vahsen and Rune Johnsrud for the Amiga platform. It is amongst the programs that first allowed for widespread creation of music without studio equipment. It was popular for amateurs and professionals alike, and ProTracker amongst others set a standard for the MOD fileformat.
Import : MOD | Export : MOD
MIDI support : no

ProTrekkr [windows/mac/linux/amiga]
Free Download >>> ProTrekkr.zip
ProTrekkrProTrekkr (formerly known as NoiseTrekker by Juan Antonio Arguelles Rius aka Arguru) is a tracker program combining a software synthesizer together with a traditional samples tracker which can be used to create electronic music (like psytrance, trance goa, hard acid, IDM, chip, techno, etc.) for small sized intros, demos or games. The tracker is available for Windows, Linux, Mac OS X, Amiga OS4 and AROS.
Import : PTK, MOD, FT | Export : PTK
MIDI support : yes

Schism Tracker [windows/mac/linux/freeBSD/wii/amiga/beOS]
Free Download >>> Schism_Tracker.zip
Schism TrackerSchism Tracker has been successfully built for Linux, Mac OS X, Windows, FreeBSD, AmigaOS, BeOS, and even the Nintendo Wii. Most development is done on x86 (ia32, amd64/ia32e) and ppc (both the ppc32 and ppc64 flavors). Schism will most likely build on any architecture supported by GCC4 (e.g. alpha, m68k, arm, etc.) but it will probably not be as well-optimized on many systems.
Import : IT, MID | Export : IT
MIDI support : yes

[mp3] audio demo by Delt

The Ultimate Soundtracker [amiga]
Free Download >>> The_Ultimate_Soundtracker.zip
The Ultimate SoundtrackerThe Ultimate SoundTracker (or Soundtracker) created by Karsten Obarski was released as a commercial product in mid 1987. After few months, the source-code was released to the public domain where it was hacked, debugged and spread across the burgeoning Amiga underground. Historically, it is the first tracker.
Audio plugin support : no
Import : STK | Export : STK
MIDI support : no

[mp3] audio demo by Karsten Obarski (The first module of tracking's history !)

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