MadTracker is the music composition tool that creates the shortest path between imagination and sound. Based on the tracker concept, MadTracker provides a clean and intuitive interface for a powerful and efficient approach to making music. Versatility and compatibility are guaranteed due to full VST, ASIO and ReWire support, while its computer charge is minimal. It also includes a built-in chat.
What's new in this version:
Version 2.6.1 adds Windows Vista and Windows 7 support.
reliable format and straightforward programming. automation and fx for every channel. adequate mixing and sampling facilities - VST plug in's (if you want
a better mixer strip, synths and various FX).
localised note commands making pitch and volume
settings visible where they need to be. straightforward instrument control (pitch, volume, fine tune. Convert your composition to .Wav and make your own CD's.
only 64 tracks; takes a while to learn functions even with tutorials. interface looks outdated.
once you learn how to use this highly developed
software; you will see that it is neither complex, nor inefficient whether composing the groove or song structuring. With a good computer and soundcard there is literally nothing you can't compose on this software. Another 32 tracks would be handy!
Scanned latest download with up to date Trend Micro Titanium Internet Security. All was okay. Computer scan was fine. Just started to play around with this and though I expect somewhat of a learning curve, I think that it is reasonable given its features. Have been looking for a program to replace my old Amiga OctaMED setup for years (Med Soundstudio kills my 8 year old PC) and something as good as this looks, sounds and performs on my 1GB 2ghz AMD Athlon is worth investing some time in. On the MP3/WAV front, although this is not available, OGG Vorbis export is an option, which is becoming quite prevalent. I found I could export in this format and pull into Audacity (an open source sound digital recording program), from where I could export into MP3 or WAV. I am sure there may be some loss somewhere, but for a hobbyist on a non-existent budget, this is not even a noticeable concern.