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Musetracker Alternatives

Musetracker is described as 'NES music tracker that was originally created about 4 years ago to be used in the NES demo “High Hopes”. It was the only NES tracker supporting raw PCM samples (7-bit with 7' and is an app. There are more than 10 alternatives to Musetracker for a variety of platforms, including Windows, Mac, Linux, Online / Web-based and Android. The best alternative is OpenMPT, which is both free and Open Source. Other great apps like Musetracker are MilkyTracker, DefleMask, BassoonTracker and Prototracker.

Musetracker alternatives are mainly Music Production Apps but may also be Digital Audio Workstations. Filter by these if you want a narrower list of alternatives or looking for a specific functionality of Musetracker.
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  • FreeProprietary
  • Windows

Musetracker is a NES music tracker that was originally created about 4 years ago to be used in the NES demo “High Hopes”....

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  1. OpenMPT icon

    OpenMPT

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Windows

    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.

    ⚫︎ PortableOpenMPT can be used from a USB stick or similar with no prior installation.
    ⚫︎ Support for MIDIOpenMPT includes MIDI hardware and software support to record and import audio.
    ⚫︎ Support for VST PluginsOpenMPT support third-party Virtual Studio Technology (VST) plugins.
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  2. MilkyTracker icon

    MilkyTracker

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Mac
    • Windows
    • Linux
    • Android

    MilkyTracker is an open source, multi-platform music application for creating .MOD and .XM module files.

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    Main Window


  3. DefleMask icon

    DefleMask

    • Mac
    • Windows
    • Linux
    • Android
    • iPhone
    • Android Tablet
    • iPad

    A cross-platform and multi system chiptune music tracker.

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  4. BassoonTracker icon

    BassoonTracker

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Online
    • Self-Hosted

    BassoonTracker is a web-based, mod music tracker in JavaScript. It plays and edits 4-channel Amiga Mod files.

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  5. Prototracker icon

    Prototracker

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Mac
    • Windows
    • Linux
    • Online
    • Self-Hosted

    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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  6. Arkos Tracker 2 icon

    Arkos Tracker 2

    • FreeProprietary
    • Mac
    • Windows
    • Linux

    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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    Arkos 2: Main screen.
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    BeepBox

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Online
    • Self-Hosted

    BeepBox is an online tool for sketching and sharing chiptune melodies. Its simplistic interface keeps more advanced tools hidden until they're needed while empowering users with accessible scale and key settings to help get ideas recorded fast.

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  8. FamiTracker icon

    FamiTracker

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Windows

    FamiTracker is a 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.

    ⚫︎ PortableFamiTracker can be used from a USB stick or similar with no prior installation.
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    Discontinued

    The program is no longer updated. Last version, 0.4.6, released in February 2015, can be still downloaded from the official website.

    Version 0.2.6
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    MadTracker

    • Free PersonalProprietary
    • Windows

    MadTracker is the composition tool that creates the shortest path between imagination and music. Based on the tracker concept, MadTracker provides a clean and intuitive interface for a powerful and efficient approach to making music.

    ⚫︎ Support for VST PluginsMadTracker support third-party Virtual Studio Technology (VST) plugins.
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    Discontinued

    No recent updates.

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    PixiTracker

    • Mac
    • Windows
    • Linux
    • Android
    • iPhone
    • iPad

    No time to delve into the big and serious music apps? PixiTracker is what you need! It is a simple and fun tool to quickly create musical sketches, chip tunes and sound experiments. Without requiring a lot of musical knowledge!.

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    Warning

    Microsoft Security Essentials caught pixitracker.zip containing Trojan:Win32/Spursint.A!cl:https://www.microsoft.com/security/portal/threat/encyclopedia/entry.aspx?name=Trojan:Win32/Spursint.A!cl&threatid=2147705703

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