FamiTracker Alternatives

    FamiTracker is described as 'free windows tracker for producing music for the NES/Famicom-systems. The interface is based on MadTracker and should be easy to use if you've been using trackers before' and is an app in the Audio & Music category. There are more than 10 alternatives to FamiTracker for a variety of platforms, including Windows, Mac, Linux, Online / Web-based and iPhone. The best alternative is OpenMPT, which is both free and Open Source. Other great apps like FamiTracker are MilkyTracker (Free, Open Source), FamiStudio (Free, Open Source), Renoise (Paid) and DefleMask (Paid).

    This page was last updated Dec 19, 2020

    1. OpenMPT (short hand for Open ModPlug Tracker) is a popular tracker software for Windows. OpenMPT is completely free and allows you to create and play back some great music on your computer.
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    2. MilkyTracker is an open source, multi-platform music application for creating .MOD and .XM module files.
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      FamiStudio is very simple music editor for the Nintendo Entertainment System or Famicom. It is designed to be easier to use than FamiTracker, but its feature set is also much more limited. It is targeted at both chiptune artists and NES homebrewers.
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    3. Renoise is a contemporary digital audio workstation (DAW) based upon the heritage and development of tracker software. Its primary use is the composition of music using sound samples, soft synths, and effects plug-ins. It is also able to interface with MIDI equipment.
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      jgod Core tracker features, but with lots of extra, modern, affordances
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      DefleMask is a free Cross-Platform tracker for producing music for many soundchips and old school systems. DefleMask uses VGM and ROM format for all of the supported systems, this allows real hardware playing of the music created with this tracker.
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    4. BassoonTracker is a web-based, mod music tracker in JavaScript. It plays and edits 4-channel Amiga Mod files.
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    5. 0CC-FamiTracker is a backward-compatible extension of FamiTracker that includes various bug fixes and new features that are also supported in exported NSFs.
    6. Arkos Tracker is the ultimate musical tool (or "Tracker") for 8/16-bit computers from the 80's, such as Amstrad CPC, Atari ST, ZX Spectrum, MSX, Oric, Apple 2, Vectrex, and SHARP MZ-700!
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    7. Musagi is a complex music authoring and synthesizer similar to trackers.
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      Prototracker is a fakebit chiptune tracker that uses a single-oscillator synth with 256 preset waveforms. Macros are used to create instruments and keyboard shortcuts are similar to the familiar Protracker.
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