1.02 / February 24, 2018
|Operating system||Microsoft Windows, macOS, Linux, Android, FreeBSD, OpenBSD, MorphOS, AmigaOS and PocketPC|
|License||GNU General Public License (since April 13, 2008)|
It attempts to recreate the module replay and user experience of the popular DOS program FastTracker, with special playback modes available for improved Amiga ProTracker 2/3 compatibility.
Module composition or "tracking" is done through the control of multichannel sample playback. An instrument is created by arranging one or more audio samples across a keyboard range. The instrument is then sequenced on a monophonic track that contains note, volume and effect data. A pattern is a series of tracks that are played back simultaneously. A song is then created by arranging the patterns.
Like FastTracker, MilkyTracker contains a sample editor and an instrument editor. The envelope editor of the instrument editor allows the creation of many envelope points and user definable envelope loop points.
MilkyTracker also supports basic (velocity sensitive) note input via MIDI.
MilkyTracker is not based on any existing module replay engine. Its core MilkyPlay has been in development since the mid-90s, originally as a Digitrakker .MDL player. MilkyTracker development started a decade later for the Pocket PC and it still fully operates on rather humble PDAs. MilkyTracker is and will stay a 2nd generation tracker. There are no plans to add modern tracker features that would break compatibility with FastTracker.
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