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'. There are more than 10 alternatives to Musetracker 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 Musetracker are MilkyTracker (Free, Open Source), DefleMask (Paid), BassoonTracker (Free, Open Source) and FamiTracker (Free, Open Source).

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

      Discontinued

      The program is no longer updated.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

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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. 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.
    7. 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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      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.
    8. 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.

      Discontinued

      No recent updates.

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