Chipmusic • Releases

FX4 | Jake Kaufman aka Virt

X4 is a concept album set in the oceans and skies. Its story immediately precedes that of FX3.
The album is free, and I am not expecting or asking for payment, although I appreciate donations — the proceeds will go toward software I need for my one-man indie game project.
Unlike the previous albums, which were written as “soundalikes” using sampled chip sounds, FX4 consists of machine code that can run on a real NES system. It was written in Famitracker, available for free at
The NSF format files are here:
If you don’t have NES transfer hardware, the NSFs can be played using VirtuaNSF ( — scroll to the bottom), or dozens of other players for PC, OS X, iPhone, Android, etc.

via FX4 | Jake Kaufman.

Chipmusic • NES • Releases

ui – FDS

All these tracks were made in Famitracker using classic 2a03 + DPCM + FDS channels. Check the bandcamp release

Thx to jsr and baron knoxburry.


Anamanaguchi Spotlight on Last Call with Carson Daly

Also the world television premiere of famitracker!

 The Audio Perv.

Chipmusic • NES • software

FamiTracker 0.3.7 released

Version 0.3.7 is ready.
– Added MML string copy/paste to VRC7 instrument editor
– Added VRC7 built-in patch display
– Added MML string copy/paste to FDS waveform editor
– Added pattern font size selector
– Added single instance option
– Added play option to FTM file type in file explorer
– Added context sensitive help (F1)
– Added Ctrl+select to do whole channel selections
– New effects:
* H = FDS modulation depth
* I = FDS modulation speed, high part
* J = FDS modulation speed, low part
– Shortcuts with removed keys are saved
– Fixed a crash bug when frame preview is disabled
– Fixed a sequence editor crash bug
– Fixed another VRC6 release sequence bug
– Fixed the PAL flag bug when loading PAL FTMs
– Fixed a pitch effect (Pxx) bug in exported NSFs
– Fixed a portamento effect (3xx) bug on noise channel in exported NSFs
– Fixed MIDI sync clock receiver
– Fixed a square channels emulation bug
– Fixed a song editor bug
– Fixed a problem when saving VRC6 instrument files
– Fixed a small vibrato export bug

via FamiTracker.


FamiTracker 3.5 released

Version 0.3.5 is now out with support for FDS and VRC7 expansion sound

– Delete key deleted two rows on the bottom row, fixed
– Entering an instrument column number moves to that instrument
– Fixed a bug that caused files with 64 instruments to not load
– Fixed export bug where instruments with empty sequences caused the file to not work
– New effect Sxx, cut note after xx frames
– New effect Xxx, DPCM retrigger, xx = delay in frames
– Added a feature to remove unused instruments and patterns
– Load/save instrument & DPCM paths bug on Windows Vista & 7 fixed
– Beeps on Alt+[key] removed
– Redraws screen on row highlight change
– Fixed pattern display when frame preview is disabled
– Fixed the inconcistency when using note delay and speed change on the same row
– DPCM file preview added
– CTRL+click in frame editor to queue next frame when playing
– Added VRC7 & FDS sound
– Added the note release command.
(Release-part of sequences is defined by a ‘/’ in the sequence string.)
– Shortcut editor supports combinations of ctrl+alt+shift
– Added a new vibrato mode that bends both up and down
– Fixed a bug that caused corruption when using undo after pattern size change
– Custom exporter plugin support is added