Programmer 8bitbubsy very recently released a new advanced clone of Protracker 2(version 2.18)! The new release offers many bugfixes and is optimized for Microsoft Windows 10 and macOS Intel/ARM and has been fully bugfixed to work on really fast Amigas with full support for 128kB samples. Trackers have been a favoured way of making music on the Commodore Amiga ever since Karsten Obarski introduced this novel approach to create soundtracks. Although there were more powerful programs around when the first Soundtracker appeared, the ease of use made the Soundtracker a winner amongst the many amateur musicians. To get the computer to sound like real instruments, digitized sounds are used, i.e. samples. A sample is a sequence of bytes which describes the waveform of the sound. Each byte represents one point on the waveform. Depending on the wave, it will sound like a piano, a guitar or even a cow bell or a drum. If you think this sounds difficult, don’t despair. It’s fully possible to make wonderful music without knowing anything about digitized sound.

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