True, even OpenMPT allows VSTs via its own format, but i wouldn't strictly call stuff like renoise trackers anymore. Tracker-esque DAWs, yes.airstruck wrote:The older trackers might not have had this stuff, but as far as I can tell most of the newer ones will host whatever the standard format is on that platform. Some even have wrappers, so they can become like a sequencer/sampler plugin for another host.
Agreed on synth and sampler, disagreed on the rest; reverb can be emulated with two slightly delayed channels playing the same notes, with different volume/amplitude (sacrificing a second channel/voice for it of course). Freq shenanigans were usually sidestepped by having a long sample that did a freq. sweep itself and changing the offset positions. Compressors were not needed since you actually needed to not suck at mixing 4 voices. This is for old trackers though, not necessarily for what could be implemented here.airstruck wrote:Anyway, I'm not suggesting the DSP stuff has to be plugins, but it would be nice to have at least some effects like frequency filters, reverb, delay, compressors, tube distortion, etc. It would also be nice to have at least one synth (think GoatTracker) and one sampler (think FT2).
I thought limitation was the point... that said, with a sampler implemented, one can use non-chip-esque sounds as well. mods from the 90s would be appropriate, though that also depends on the instruments used, and the effects supported. It's mesmerizing how different the same track can sound across various sequencing solutions (i.e. sound chips, or sample banks), like the Monkey Island OST, for instance. Playlist including 8 devicesairstruck wrote:I suppose you could go the oldschool tracker route and not have any fancy DSP, but it's going to limit how your compositions can sound (they'll sound like mods from the 90s, or C64 chiptune, basically... but maybe that's the idea).
I'm okay with most ways of communication. (except skype) IRC, Discord, something else?Positive07 wrote:How can we contact each other and draft some ideas around this in order to get something started?