Search for Tracker/ Sequencer for Music only

category: music [glöplog]
Hello, i'm searching for a tracker/ sequencer to make musicprojects, without having a good knowledge of programming. Does anyone know a program, that maybe works equal to an VST (Virtual Instrument)
added on the 2012-06-09 20:12:26 by Nemensis Nemensis
I'm not sure what you're looking for. Are you looking for a tracker or a VSTi? Could you explain a bit more indepth? :)
added on the 2012-06-09 20:14:22 by Gargaj Gargaj
I think he's looking for FT2 instead of IT2.
added on the 2012-06-09 20:27:22 by knl knl
mainly for a virtual instrument like a virtual synthesizer
added on the 2012-06-09 20:31:27 by Nemensis Nemensis
No no no, I mean, what are you trying to do? Are you trying to do music, or music code, or music with code, or ...?
added on the 2012-06-09 20:32:22 by Gargaj Gargaj
hmmmmmm, you're looking for something to plug to an already downloaded music program or you want a music program you wouldn't have to load anything, but that is not too complicated.

Good, tracker, with, good, community: Renoise.
Easy to use sequencer: Ableton Live.

A tracker as a VST? Revisit.
added on the 2012-06-09 20:33:54 by knl knl
Yes, I think he's looking for something like reViSiT, a VSTi that implements a tracker interface. But his question is quite vague indeed. :)
added on the 2012-06-09 20:38:29 by tomaes tomaes
how many sceners for answering a question on pouet?
added on the 2012-06-09 20:39:39 by knl knl
manny xD
added on the 2012-06-09 20:42:51 by Nemensis Nemensis
I'm confused.
added on the 2012-06-09 22:09:54 by trc_wm trc_wm
It's ok.
added on the 2012-06-10 00:26:08 by knl knl
Who is Manny?
added on the 2012-06-10 02:10:08 by okkie okkie
the giraffe did it!
added on the 2012-06-10 02:31:53 by keito keito
I've found that a lot of first-timers find Fruity Loops (or is it called just FL Studio now!?) is a really easy sequenzer to work with. I don't know if it has tracker-like interface, but the bars-for-each-note-horizontally is pretty easy to understand for most. It supports VSTi and isn't insanely overpriced like some of the other sequencers.

If you're into a tracker-feel, I'd definately go for Renoise (I use that myself) which has a trial-version available for download. That too, is very fairly priced, should you come to like it and decide to buy it.

Finally - the sequencer/VST confusion: It's two separate things. There's sequencers - you use those to compose/arrange the music. And then there's VST instruments. The latter can be seen as virtual pieces of hardware music equipment such as synthesizers, samples, effect units etc. They all go "into" the sequencer which then controls each of your virtual "instruments".

Hope this clears it up a bit for you ;)
added on the 2012-06-10 08:22:20 by Punqtured Punqtured
Well, if we talk about what's best for beginners, than renoise is a terrible choice. Featuritis, crammed interface with a zillion tiny buttons (fun on smallish laptop screens) and pretty alienating all-around. Best tracker yes, easy to get into, not so much.

FL used to be the Microsoft Access of the sequencer world, but maybe it's better now (and it certainly has a reputation for being easy to get into, I had the opposite experience, but as said it might have improved greatly. If it's good enough for khonnor, it might be good enough for you.).

Psycle, which I used to use a lot, has routing, VST support, a simple, clean interface and should be easy to get into. On the downside: Open source idiosyncrasies, low update frequency, still no proper automation support (you can record "tweaks" though, which is icky as hell).

Choose your poison and then less tool-talk and more music. :)
added on the 2012-06-10 08:52:55 by tomaes tomaes
I tend to disagree badly with you Tomaes.
But ok, right, renoise kinda sucks on a small laptop.
added on the 2012-06-10 11:10:12 by knl knl
A tracker? Try this :)
added on the 2012-06-11 11:08:04 by johny johny
FL I know, and I already used the demoversion, but the program is not that cheap ^^
added on the 2012-06-14 22:07:25 by Nemensis Nemensis
what, do, you, want, to do.
added on the 2012-06-14 22:15:02 by knl knl