Arkos Tracker is the ultimate musical tool (or “Tracker”) for 8/16-bit computers from the 80’s, such as Amstrad CPC, Atari ST, ZX Spectrum, Oric, Vectrex and MSX!
Arkos Tracker 2 is the evolution of STarKos (an Amstrad CPC Tracker) and Arkos Tracker 1 (A Windows-only Tracker), but improves them greatly. Some features:
- Cross-platform (Windows, Linux, Mac).
- Manage both standard FM sound (thanks to an accurate AY-3-8912 emulation) and samples without any distinction!
- Unlimited AY count! You can create standard 3-channel songs, or 6, 9, 32 or more if you want!
- 4 columns of effects per channel, including Arpeggio (via a table or inline value), Pitch, slide, glide, change Arpeggio/Pitch/Instrument speed, etc.
- Import from AKS (Arkos Tracker 1), SKS (STarKos), 128 (BSC’s Soundtrakker), WYZ (Wyz Tracker), MOD.
- Export to AKG (generic, versatile player), AKY (a new extremely fast player), AKL (lightweight player), or raw for you to use your own format.
- The AKY player can handle 9 channels for you to use all the power of the PlayCity hardware.
- New sound effect support, shared among songs.
- Exports can be assembly sources or binaries: it makes it easy to integrate the songs in your production.
- Each AY can have its own frequency (including custom ones).
- Replay rate from 12Hz to 300Hz, or custom.
- A song is composed of sub-songs, all sharing the same instruments. Helps you save even more memory!
All the limitations of past AY/YM trackers are blown to pieces with Arkos Tracker 2!
The software is currently in alpha version.
- No copy/paste.
- No undo/redo.
- Only 2 of 3 players are available.
- The players target the Amstrad CPC. Adapting them to other machine is quite easy though, and will be in the next releases.