MilkyTracker v0.90.80 released – now open source

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MilkyTracker has been updated to version 0.90.80.

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.

MilkytrackerMilkytracker – Desktop version & portable version on a Casio EM-500 Pocket PC (r)

raina writes:

This is a big release for us and we hope you’ll like it too. As usual, the new version fixes several bugs and replay issues but more interestingly, the code refactoring has resulted in two things: A) Cool new features. B) MilkyTracker is now open source (GPL). That’s right, dig in, patch, port, maintain, you are welcome to do so. Linux distributions can also now include MilkyTracker in their sofware repositories, so spread the word. We’d also like to see some quality player plugins and whatnot come out of this.

New in MilkyTracker v0.90.80

  • Open up to 32 modules using tabs (Desktop version of MilkyTracker only):
    Allows simultaneous playback of different tabs and copy pattern data/instruments/samples between tabs.
  • New resamplers for improved sound quality:
    Cubic Lagrange, Cubic Spline, Fast Sinc (window size 16, fixed point integer, sinc lookup table), Precise Sinc (window size 128, double floating point), Amiga 500, Amiga 500 LED, Amiga 1200, Amiga 1200 LED.
  • Render parts of the song directly into a sample slot (from HD recorder).
  • Live switch toggle [L].
  • Track splitter insert note off toggle.
  • Sample editor shows time in milliseconds according to currently selected relative note.
  • Notes on muted channels appear in grey on the piano.
  • Scopes also available with smoothed lines.
  • Added option to always mixdown stereo samples, no more questions.
  • WAV loader recognizes loop points and also exports them.
  • Lots of bugfixes (check the changelog for more info).

Milkytracker is available for Mac, Windows (including CE/Mobile), as source files and as part of BSD and Linux systems (AmigaOS version will be available soon).

Visit the Milkytracker website for more information.

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