Chipmusic • NES • Releases • software

Pornotracker Version 1.4 released

Pronotracker, the alternative NES tracker for pervy pulsers has been updated.


– MUSE (6502 playback library for games and demos)
– Linear frequency handling (note slide speed and vibrato is not dependent on the note frequency anymore)
– Glissando
– Max. channel volume was changed from 15 to 63
– Modifier keys don’t hang when using Alt+Tab to switch windows (SDL fix)
– Support for display drivers that don’t support non-power-of-two textures
– Fix to copy/pasting from the triangle channel
– Fixed (bad!) bugs in autodelay
– Volume envelope ending in 0 with loop is now considered a note off
– Fixed note slides/etc in the example songs
– Various other bugfixes

Pornotracker | Kalle’s Kanister (FOS).

Chipmusic • NES • software

Pornotracker 1.1 appeared

Pornotracker is an NES music tracker that I originally created about 4 years ago to be used in the NES demo “High Hopes”. Back then FamiTracker was too resource hungry to be used in a demo and NerdTracker II, IMO, was too limited. I was supposed to release it right after Assembly 2007 but somehow that didn’t happen due to feature creep and some other things. I have a added a lot of features since then, like raw PCM sample support and better editing options.

thanks b00dAw!

via Pornotracker | Kalle’s Kanister FOS.

Chipmusic • Demoscene • NES • software

PornoTracker for (2a03/NES-Famicom) appeared

thefox of aspekt demo fame, according to his words, has “finally gotten around to releasing PornoTracker;” as it was used in the creation of the High Hopes demo.  Is this a BitTorrent server for adult media?  Some of us may wish it to be so.  In fact, PornoTracker is a chip music tracker for the 2a03/NES-Famicom designed with the purpose to function as a standard tracker with upgrading its sampling capabilities from standard 1-bit DPCM to a single channel of 7-bit PCM.  In laymans terms, samples sound prettier at the cost of CPU cycles.  Currently PornoTracker outputs to NES format; which can be played on an emulator or RetroUSB PowerPak.  I’ve been told as well that as soon as thefox finds out how to allow PCM support for the standard NSF format, that NSF export will be supported as well.  (#mod_shrine’s  mukunda and tumult have already demonstrated this is possible with SuperNSF except that in this case it’s a utility that converts IT to NSF with 4 additional PCM channels and VRC6 support as well.  See madbrain’s entry “Heim This!” in FamiCompo mini vol. 7.)  I guess we’ll just have to wait for thefox to “get’r done.”  ;)

Mad props to thefox, aspekt, #nesdev, and #mod_shrine for keeping shit alive and not only pushing audio value envelopes, but the envelope of hardware limits.