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MilkyTracker Drummer 2

I made another song in MilkyTracker, then recorded some drums to it. I created most of the samples in this one directly in MilkyTracker. I’m really happy with this one, especially the drum sound.

I only had 4 inputs for drums so I miked up the kick, snare, a single overhead, then used a behringer line mixer to run two dynamic mics to one channel for toms. In the mix I painstakingly cut every single rack tom and floor tom hit and put them into their own channel so I could pan them separately. With the single overhead, I duplicated it, changed the eq on the copy and offset it slightly with the original, then panned them LR to give it a pseudo stereo image.

This is actually the second version of this video I made, the first one had some lag in the transitions, so I redid the whole vid in Sony Vegas and it came out much smoother.

How to create samples in MilkyTracker | Chiptune lessons

I just wanted to share with you this easy way to make your own samples right within MilkyTracker.

How to make chiptunes, How to use trackers, tracker tutorial

MilkyTracker Drummer Part 1

Similar to my Protracker and a Drummer series, but now I’m doing this with MilkyTracker on Elementary OS Linux. Samples are a mixture of Fairlight CMI, Commodore SID, and Casio PT60. I set MilkyTracker to 22050hz sample rate with Amiga 1200 resampling (to give a more authentic chippy sound)
Drums used : Tama Imperialstar bop kit
Cymbals used : Paiste 402 14″ Hi Hats, Paiste PST7 20″ Light Ride (as crash), Paiste Alpha 20″ Power Ride
Heads: Remo Vintage A batters on snare and toms with Tama clear single ply bottoms, Aquarian two ply coated batter, Remo Vintage Emperor w/ felt strip resonant
Sticks: Aquarian X-10 5A combo

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.

Getting Started With Milkytracker | Milkytracker Tutorial 101

easy milkytracker tutorial

This is a basic getting started tutorial for the music tracker program Milkytracker. Covered in this tutorial are setting up the screen resolution, loading samples and setting up instruments, creating a basic drum beat, creating a pattern with drums, bass and lead parts, auditioning samples, and setting instrument volume.

Sample packs used in this tutorial can be downloaded here http://www.musicradar.com/news/tech/free-music-samples-download-loops-hits-and-multis-217833/65 and here http://www.musicradar.com/news/tech/free-music-samples-download-loops-hits-and-multis-217833/70 if you need to download Milkytracker itself, do it here http://milkytracker.org/?download

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