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OpenMPT Reviews

OpenMPT is a popular tracker software for Windows.

Social recommendations and mentions

We have tracked the following product recommendations or mentions on Reddit and HackerNews. They can help you see what people think about OpenMPT and what they use it for.
  • does anyone know of a good daw that replicates the snes sound chips?
    When making mockups I typically use OpenMPT. With the 8-tap Sinc Resampler: Kaizer Window Filter at 72%(?) bandwidth. Didn't test it extensively for accuracy but it outputs a warm sound not unlike the SNES, bass becomes "plastic" in a similar fashion. For echo I just use the default Direct X Audio Effects Echo plugin but it's inaccurate. Another thing with OpenMPT is it has a decent sample editor so you can work... - Source: Reddit / 2 months ago
  • How did you get into microtonal?
    My music theory teacher mentioned that in the days before 12 equal that G# and Ab were not the same pitch. IIRC he said that G# was lower than Ab. That was enough to send me down the microtonal Alice in Wonderland rabbit hole once years later I got my hands on something that could let me explore tuning other than 12 equal - and that was a music tracker. This is one that survives to this day and now has native... - Source: Reddit / 4 months ago
  • What music tracker would you recommend for someone who's never used a tracker before?
    To answer your question, most use or - Source: Reddit / 4 months ago
  • Hacker News top posts: Nov 11, 2022
    OpenMPT – Open ModPlug Tracker - Discover the Music Inside\ (10 comments). - Source: Reddit / 4 months ago
  • Importing old tracker files?
    Renoise opens .it files, iirc .s3m files can be converted without issues to that. You could do that with eg. OpenMPT - Source: Reddit / 5 months ago
  • Are you ever worried about preserving VSTs for the future, or are you "done" once the song is mastered?
    Or you could load the xm files into the amazing Bassoon Tracker or OpenMPT and then export the samples as WAVs. - Source: Reddit / 6 months ago
  • The M8 is easily the most versatile piece of music equipment I’ve ever used.
    I recommend people try out a software tracker first before pushing the buy button. Like OpenMPT - Source: Reddit / 7 months ago
  • Open source DAW ideas?
    If you're into the tracker workflow, there are lots of open source ones, for instance will allow you to control external hardware over midi. - Source: Reddit / 7 months ago
  • MAGICORE ANOMALA - New Amiga OCS game, official first look
    Graphics were done using tools such as Photoshop and Piskel and converted to appropriate Amiga bitmap formats using amigeconv. Music was composed in FL Studio first, then each instrument was rendered as its own sample, and the track was recreated in OpenMPT as a MOD tracker file. - Source: Reddit / 8 months ago
  • Advice on upgrading from Pocket Operator for retro game music
    Maybe you can look at a tracker: - Source: Reddit / 9 months ago
  • Things I don’t want to do to grow my side project
    I like this comment; and I have a similar thing with "indie music" or "jingle creation"; lots of podcasts and such have the listeners submit music and jingles to go with the theme of the show, and while a couple over the years have been really fascinatingly good, 99% of it is not. I produced and wrote several electronic albums over 16 years, to no fame, fortune, or recognition. I changed my workflows and software... - Source: Hacker News / 11 months ago
  • Sufficient theory for dance music without being overwhelmed?
    If you want to stick to using samples, have you ever considered using a tracker? The interface is somewhat primitive compared to a DAW, but they work well for pattern-based music made from samples. Calvin Harris made his album I Created Disco on a tracker. Many free ones are available. - Source: Reddit / 12 months ago
  • Interpretation of ‘Bloody Tears’ on Gameboy
    I used OpenMPT and the template.mod from GBStudio as a starting point. I agree there are not a whole lot of good starting tutorials for beginners out there. - Source: Reddit / about 1 year ago
  • Tracker music for my game?
    There are modern music trackers, eg: OpenMPT, MilkyTracker, and others that can be used to create tracker music. - Source: Reddit / about 1 year ago
  • just saw a lot of people get inspired by sewerslvt and make their own music
    Free: LMMS, Ardour (if you compile it yourself), OpenMPT. - Source: Reddit / about 1 year ago
  • Winner -- Back 2 Back -- July 2021 Mix Competition
    Thunder's 1998 and 1999 releases are SymMODs and everything else is just an ordinary MOD. You should be able to find these tracks on a few different MOD archive sites, and play them in Protracker and Symphonie on an Amiga emulator if you're ambitious, or on almost any tracker or MOD player if you're not. That's for the MODs, anyway, the SymMODs require either Symphonie or a development release (v1.30 or later) of... - Source: Reddit / over 1 year ago
  • Microtonal Music Software
    OpenMTP works fine. It's pretty accessible if you are familiar with FastTracker type interfaces. It uses samples and supports .vst if that's useful. I'm not sure if it meets point 1. You can specify your own custom tuning systems, but you do that in a menu and not on the grid. You can get it here. I haven't used the klangfreude digital sinecrafter, but it might be more what you are looking for. Here's a video of... - Source: Reddit / over 1 year ago
  • Windows 96
    This is also still alive: What I liked most about .mod files is that you could actually open them directly in the editors and see how they were made, quite fun to do that with old games that still used this format (Death Rally, DX-ball 2, Unreal (Tournament)). - Source: Hacker News / over 1 year ago
  • What do you guys use for your custom music?
    You can use something like Open MPT to create music, provided you get your hands on legally free to use samples ( which you can always find by searching "Creative Commons Sounds" and get various guitar strums, horn blows, etc) and make it completely yourself. - Source: Reddit / almost 2 years ago
  • Polyend Tracker??
    If you want a completely free tracker there is OpenMPT. - Source: Reddit / almost 2 years ago
  • What is a .it file?
    My guess would be Impulse Tracker. That audio format can be opened by OpenMPT. - Source: Reddit / about 2 years ago

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