During the past months I have been tinkering along on Bassoontracker - My browser based Retro Music Tool.
Today, it's ready for a next big release: Version 0.3.0 is out!
The most important feature is full FastTracker 2 compatibility. Yeah baby!
Fasttracker II was a music creation tool for DOS, released back in 1994 and it became THE standard for a long time for tracker based music.
1994 was also the year that Commodore went belly up, pulling the Amiga with them, so a lot of Amiga musicians made the jump to PC around that time, finding Fasttracker 2 as a perfect successor to Protracker.
Fasttracker is quite a bit more complex then a simple "sequencer". It added proper "Attack Decay Sustain Release" to instruments making them sound far more natural and supported 16 bit samples, a huge step up in quality.
Up to 32 channels are supported, 128 instruments, 2 concurrent channel effects and much much more ...
That was fun to implement!
Other big changes are:
During the years many thousands of music tracks have been made and you can access them all through the build-in Modarchive and Modules.pl browsers. (Which now have been expanded to include FastTracker .xm files too)
The playback engine has gone through extensive compatibility testing but if you find a module that doesn't sound the way it should: drop me line.
More info and full source code on Github:
Or check out the live demo on https://www.stef.be/bassoontracker/