I really like how easy I can edit sound with a tracker. Since I’m not skilled enough to just use a keyboard, I have to rely on manual input.
I need the ability of making a decent soundtrack for some videos. They serve as a showcase for a bigger blender project.
So far I have fooled around with Hydrogen, Mad Tracker 2 and Modplug Tracker. Mad and mpt don’t seem to support mixing patterns and Hydrogen is limited when it comes to instruments since it’s intended as a drum sequencer.
So, is there a software with the following features that I haven’t found yet?
Notes are easy to input and edit (like hydrogen)
More than one pattern at the same time (like hydrogen)
Ideally runs on Windows and Linux
Can make use of Vst plugins
Since the budget needs some loving care: It’s free.
^^^ +1 for Caustic. It has a very intuitive graphic interface and includes many virtual machines (eg beatbox, 6 synths, Hammond organ!) by default. The free version is full-featured on Windows. There is also a Caustic app for Android but the free demo will not save or export your compositions.
That’s actually what I tested for the last few days. Some quirks in the interface, especially without a big monitor, but it produces sound (if you manually enter the device name correctly in the settings). That’s what I need.
Didn’t have internet since I asked, so I couldn’t check caustic. But I will now.