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.

Aldrin [linux]
Free Download >>> Aldrin.zip
AldrinAldrin is an open source modular music sequencer/tracker for the GNU/Linux operating system. It features a flexible audio routing system commonly found in expensive audio software, enabling you to mix, split, mutilate and modify audio signals emitted by software synthesizers and samples.

[mp3] audio demo by Robert Brendan (aka Blurry)

Beast [linux]
Free Download >>> Beast.zip
BeastBeast is a powerful music composition and modular synthesis application released as free software under the GNU GPL and GNU LGPL, that runs under unix.
Audio plugin support : LADSPA modules
MIDI support : yes

CheeseTracker [linux]
Free Download >>> CheeseTracker.zip
CheeseTrackerCheeseTracker is a software sampler and step-based sequencer. It allows a musician to turn single-note samples into instruments capable of covering three or four octaves (by playing the samples at different speeds, resulting in different pitches). In addition, it is possible to take a collection of samples that are recorded at different octaves, and combine them into a single "instrument", allowing for even more octaves without sampling artifacts.
Import : CT, IT, XM, S3M | Export : CT, IT, WAV

ChibiTracker [windows/linux]
Free Download >>> ChibiTracker.zip
ChibiTrackerChibiTracker is a portable IT (Impulse Tracker) clone. It is not a 100% clone though, as it adds more features, such as chorus and reverb, stereo samples, an advanced sample editor and more. The user interface also presents some changes, as it can be custom themed and resized.
Import : MOD, IT, XM, S3M | Export : MOD, IT, XM, WAV
MIDI support : no

Frinika [windows/mac/linux]
Free Download >>> Frinika.zip
FrinikaFrinika is a free, complete music workstation software for Linux, Windows, Mac OSX Tiger and other operating systems running Java 1.5 (J2SE5.0). It features sequencer, soft-synths, realtime effects and audio recording.

LittleGPTracker (The piggy, LGPT) [windows/mac/linux/gp2x/psp]
Free Download >>> LittleGPTracker_(The_piggy,_LGPT).zip,+LGPT)
LittleGPTracker (The piggy, LGPT)It implements the user interface of Little Sound Dj (LSDj) and supports 8 monophonic 16Bit/44.1Khz stereo sample playback channels.
MIDI support : yes

[mp3] audio demo by Salkin

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

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

Psycle [windows, linux]
Free Download >>> Psycle.zip
PsyclePsycle is a tracker combined with plugin modularity. It supports its own plugin API, the VST2 plugin standard, and a tracker style sampler playback. qpsycle is the Linux version
Audio plugin support : VST (LADSPA for Linux version)
Import : PSY, MOD, S3M, XM, IT | Export : PSY, WAV
MIDI support : yes

Renoise [windows/mac/linux]
RenoiseProbably the most advanced tracker today ! It has an integrated sampler and high quality mixer. ASIO multi I/O cards support (for very low latency) with the ability to route tracks to hardware channels. Support of Rewire mode.
Audio plugin support : native (DLL), VST, VSTi, AU, RTAS, LADSPA
Import : XRNS, RNS, PTK, NTK, XM, IT, MOD, MI... | Export : XRNS, WAV
MIDI support : yes

[mp3] audio demo by Kristian Linna

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

SoundTracker [linux/mac/freeBSD]
Free Download >>> SoundTracker.zip
SoundTrackerAn open-source tracker available in many languages (EN, DE, ES, FR, RU...). It works on Linux, Debian, Fedora, Gentoo, OpenBSD, NetBSD, SunOS, IRIX, FreeBSD, Red Hat, CentOS, Mac OSX (Darwin).
Audio plugin support : no
Import : MOD, XM | Export : MOD, XM
MIDI support : yes

SunVox [windows/mac/linux/iphone/ipad/android]
Free Download >>> SunVox.zip
SunVoxSunVox is a small, fast and powerful modular synthesizer with pattern-based sequencer (tracker). It is a tool for those people who like to compose music wherever they are, whenever they wish. On any device. SunVox is available for Windows, Mac OS X, Linux, Maemo, Meego, Raspberry Pi, Windows Mobile (WindowsCE), PalmOS, iOS and Android.
Import : SUNVOX, MOD, XM | Export : SUNVOX, WAV
MIDI support : yes

[mp3] audio demo by Alex Zolotov (aka NightRadio)

Tutka [linux]
Free Download >>> Tutka.zip
TutkaTutka is a free tracker style MIDI sequencer for GNU/Linux. No support of samples. It is meant for MIDI use only. It uses a custom XML based file format for storing songs.
Audio plugin support : no
Import : MMD | Export : MMD, SMF
MIDI support : yes

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