At 1/9/13 08:45 PM, MetalRenard wrote:
At 1/9/13 08:04 PM, njaddison wrote:
Trackers are actually much easier to use than most commercial music making programs today, even though they are OLD (Trackers were created in the late 1980s, but I use modern ones). Also, trackers are MUCH easier to use than a musical keyboard. You just play the notes like you would on a musical keyboad, and it will record the notes pretty relative to the time you press the keys on your computer's keyboard.You can use your computer's keyboard to play music in pretty much any DAW as far as I know (well I know you can with REAPER).
Also, what makes you say they're easier than more modern software? This isn't trying to be mean or anything, I'm genuinely curious. Do you have a decent amount of experience with both?
A tracker's row/column interface makes it easier to use than some modern musical programs' piano roll editor. I never did like piano rolls, they are not very easy to use for me. Also, tracker's are very user friendly when it comes to commands (ex. pitch bend, volume, panning position, panning slide, etc.). I wish that there were a free MIDI sequencer that functioned like a tracker. Anvil Studio is very easy, but you have to pay for extra features.
And I do have experience with modern music programs. I use Caustic on Android sometimes. SkaleTracker is modern also. It's just like Renoise, a modern music program with a tracker interface. SkaleTracker supports synths, vst plugins, MIDI controllers and output, .ogg output. It has a built in Mixer with a graphic equalizer, and channel mixing also. It also has a bunch of other features that I don't know about yet. It is the most advanced Tracker (other than Renoise).
My point is, if someone is looking to learn to create music, a tracker is an easy, and usually free solution (only commercial trackers I know are Renoise and MadTracker).
BTW, Does anyone know where I can get some free distortion pedal VST plugins. SkaleTracker supports VST Plugins (in it's native .skm module format). I want to make some metal, but I can only use the few samples I have. Thanks!