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Milkytracker Lessons | Chiptunes Tutorial | In depth look at Milkytracker

I came across this great group of videos about how to create music in Milkytracker. Milkytracker is a Fasttracker II clone that works on nearly every computing platform in existence. It is a music tracker, which means you compose music by aligning samples vertically within a hexadecimal marked grid that scrolls though patterns on the screen.

It’s different than modern midi sequencers and DAWs and is one of the oldest ways to compose music on a computer. Trackers are commonly used in creating chiptune style music because of their history in music creation for games and old computer systems.

I created a tutorial a while back on Milkytracker, but since then found some better ones than the one I made, or ones that are a little more in depth online so I thought I’d put together a playlist to help people get started in creating chiptunes with Milkytracker.

Brilliant chiptune site emulates Amiga Workbench and hosts a ton of great stuff

chiptunes website

 

There’s all sorts of Amiga stuff popping up lately on the web, and this is one of the coolest things so far. It’s a full blown Workbench interface that runs in your browser. It has a working command line, as well as runs several of the old popular Amiga demos and has shortcuts to them right on the desktop. Aside from all that, it’s also a huge library of free chiptunes in their native formats, SIDs, MODs, XTs, etc, links to other chiptune related things, an ftp directory hosting various players, videos and info. All around just a great little corner of the web!

I downloaded several chiptune packs and am listening as I write this, hehe. Anyway, just thought I’d share this awesome website. Enjoy!

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