VividTracker: What is it good for?

I see it has ALHOOPA.

So, what does one use this for?

Thanks

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  • From what I can gather, it creates and edits .mod files and has compatibility with the Amiga ones which were a little non-standard. This from Wikipedia:

    "MOD is a computer file format used primarily to represent music, and was the first module file format. MOD files use the “.MOD” file extension, except on the Amiga which doesn't rely on filename extensions, instead it reads a file's header to determine filetype."

    So it is some kind of song file, with midi-type playback info as well as samples (15 I think). This app seems cool if you use the Volcas hardware because it is compatible with those too.

    But that tracker interface has me groaning. Guess I should finally try to get used to those interfaces since I am trying to learn Sunvox lately. This does have midi too though so maybe you could just use that instead.

  • @CracklePot said:
    From what I can gather, it creates and edits .mod files and has compatibility with the Amiga ones which were a little non-standard. This from Wikipedia:

    "MOD is a computer file format used primarily to represent music, and was the first module file format. MOD files use the “.MOD” file extension, except on the Amiga which doesn't rely on filename extensions, instead it reads a file's header to determine filetype."

    So it is some kind of song file, with midi-type playback info as well as samples (15 I think). This app seems cool if you use the Volcas hardware because it is compatible with those too.

    But that tracker interface has me groaning. Guess I should finally try to get used to those interfaces since I am trying to learn Sunvox lately. This does have midi too though so maybe you could just use that instead.

    Sunvox.
    Hmmm'

    Been on the to do list for 6 years.....
    Appreciate your informed post.

  • It's an amiga tracker

    Does mod files and comes with Amiga samples

    If you dislike tracker interface then it's not for you. Sunvox has other options such as using midi files

  • Is Amiga more for nostalgia at this point?

    Seems like what's the point, but then again the simplicity may be a good creative tool.

    Doesn't this do something with wav files too?

  • Yes, you can import your own samples

    Amiga is part of the whole chiptunes thing and for some us, it's nostalgia. I loved the Amiga

    I wouldn't really call it simple unless you're used to the tracker workflow but for some it's a lot faster than Modstep or Cubasis

    Basically it's a work in progress port of Protracker
    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/ProTracker
    But with the originals limitation of 4 tracks only

  • Sometimes limitations can spark creativity...

  • Everytime I see The Matrix I feel I was an operator back in the day when I used Fastracker I&II to make my first tunes over 1994... :sunglasses:

  • @Samu Oh absolutely. I just thought it was worth knowing if you're new to trackers and comparing to sunvox

  • edited October 2017 Vote Up0

    once (if?) you get into the way of the tracker it's a ton of fun. This tracker is no exception.

    It also has the side benefit of exporting directly into Sunvox, (via "Open In") with commands and samples intact.

    It's an interesting workflow: Vivid Tracker as a sketchpad for SunVox

    program VividTracker using outboard QWERTY then export to SunVox for synths etc and further madness.

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