MilkyTracker
MilkyTracker
0.90.86

4.3

MilkyTracker free download for Mac

MilkyTracker

0.90.86
07 November 2013

Create .MOD and .XM module files.

Overview

MilkyTracker 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 II, with special playback modes available for improved Amiga ProTracker 2/3 compatibility.

MilkyTracker's key features:

  • Fasttracker II like, custom graphical user interface with context menus
  • Supported on multiple platforms including portable devices
  • Very accurate .XM replay compared to FT2
  • ProTracker 2/3 playback modes for playing and editing .MOD files
  • Various resampler options including emulated Amiga 500/1200 sound output
  • Choose between a modern and a true-to-FT2 editing scheme / keyboard layout
  • Tabbed user interface for opening and playing up to 32 modules simultaneously and for exchanging data between them
  • Over 30 imported module formats
  • Basic archive support for loading zipped, powerpacked and UMX modules directly
  • Rendering songs/patterns to disk (.WAV) or directly to sample
  • Powerful sample editor featuring waveform generators
  • In-depth instrument editor featuring envelope zooming and scaling and support for copying and swapping instruments and samples across tabs
  • Low latency audio driver support
  • MIDI In support
  • Module optimizer
  • Internal file browser option
  • Various font sizes for improved visibility of pattern data
  • Prospective pattern view option
  • Playing and editing simultaneously
  • Live mode for seamless pattern changes
A couple of facts:
  • MilkyTracker is not based on any common module replay. Its core MilkyPlay has been in development since the mid-90s, originally as a Digitrakker .MDL player.
  • MilkyTracker development started a decade later for the Pocket PC and it still fully operates on rather humble PDAs.
  • MilkyTracker is and will stay a 2nd generation tracker. There are already several good 3rd generation trackers out there.

What's new in MilkyTracker

Version 0.90.86:

Whats New:

  • Unsafe notes now shown in red when "PT 3 octave limit" option enabled
  • Haiku port
  • Additional FT2 shortcuts (forum post)
  • Android port
  • Jack driver now connects to first available physical device
  • MilkyTracker source code now hosted on GitHub
Bugs Fixed:
  • Loss of data when using 'backward' sample filter (forum post)
  • Warning displayed when exporting .mod files with samples over 64k (forum post)
  • Default panning settings applied when adding channels (forum post)
  • One-shot looping now works correctly (forum post)
  • First 2 bytes of samples cleared to zero when exporting to MOD (Amiga compatibility)
  • FT2 weirdness emulated when using the arpeggio command
  • In live mode, don't switch from pattern to song play when selecting a new pattern from the order list
  • Check config file is open for writing before attempting to save to it.
  • Don't assume BACKUPxx.XM has been saved
  • Crash when storing color presets (forum post)
  • Segfault when loading XMs with zero-length loop (forum post)
  • Emulate FT2 behaviour for arpregios when speed>18
  • Able to load some non-standard S3M files
  • Incorrect sample format assumptions in IT loader
  • Various build warnings and errors

Requirements for MilkyTracker

  • Intel 32
  • PPC 32
  • Mac OS X 10.6.8 or later

3 MilkyTracker Reviews

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Marcel-Dietzmann
01 February 2012

Most helpful

Now that CocoModX seems to be "dead" on Mac OS X (the website of the developer is no longer available and it's a PowerPC app only) the best way to play your favourite modules on the Mac (without Rosetta/PPC support on 10.7 Lion for example) is MilkyTracker. Works good, but No. 1 choice is an original AMIGA of course … ;)
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Version 0.90.85
Pacman
15 November 2013
V0.90.85 works on PPC, v0.90.86 does not.
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Version 0.90.86
Pacman
21 September 2012
Excellent tracker. Good quality playback; no pops and clicks, but plays correctly. Recommended. Good work guys!
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Version 0.90.85
Marcel-Dietzmann
01 February 2012
Now that CocoModX seems to be "dead" on Mac OS X (the website of the developer is no longer available and it's a PowerPC app only) the best way to play your favourite modules on the Mac (without Rosetta/PPC support on 10.7 Lion for example) is MilkyTracker. Works good, but No. 1 choice is an original AMIGA of course … ;)
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Version 0.90.85
2 answer(s)
gatovadio
gatovadio
23 February 2012
you can also play many some tracker formats with vox and cog. i love milkytracker and trackers in general so, adding up to mu's similar software, i'd like to suggest protrekkr and sunvox. http://code.google.com/p/protrekkr/ http://www.warmplace.ru/soft/sunvox/
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gatovadio
gatovadio
30 November 2012
another one: klystrack http://code.google.com/p/klystrack/
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