Chipmusic • software • Spectrum

1tracker appeared

1tracker a multplatform chiptune cross-tracker, a ‘multitracker’ for short.

Primary goal of the project is to provide an easy way to use many 1-bit music engines for ZX Spectrum with an universal user interface, and to simplify adding support for new engines.

Secondary goal is to make a proof of concept for ‘one interface – multiple platforms – multiple sound engines’ tracker design. This is achieved by using a combination of SDL-based multiplatform front end that needs to be recompiled for every platform with platform independent music engine modules that contain the engines itself with all needed extra code to make them work with the editor.

Capabilities of the multitracker aren’t limited to the 1-bit music. It is possible to add support for almost any format supported by Game_Music_Emu through writing new external engine modules.

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Chipmusic • software • Spectrum

Beepola updated to 1.06

Beepola, a Windows cross-tracker with multiple 1-bit sound engines from ZX Spectrum, has been updated to v1.06. This time there are just few fixes, however some more sound functionality was added too.

Download Beepola v1.06 (825K) 


– Fixed compatibility with WINE (caused by differences between the way WINE handles waveOut API compared to Windows). This was inadvertently broken in versions 1.03.00 – v1.05.03.
– Improved sound reproduction and timing.
– Added ROMBeep engine as a compile-time only option (see the Beeper Engine dropdown list in the Compile dialog). This is a compact, pseudo 2 channel engine using arpeggios and the BEEP routine from the Spectrum ROM. It will therefore work correctly on 16K Spectrums or in low, contended, memory on other models.

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