I’m very interested in Radium Tracker. Saw this software mentioned on here in passing, downloaded and ran some demos on the thing. It seems a very advanced and highly developed piece of software without an obvious strong following.
There are a lot of videos posted showing the ability to replay old tracker compositions from the vaults. However I only really found one user posting compositions which indicate this is a well-developed tool for composing:
This is a thread to install and learn Radium, discuss composition techniques, then post your initial experimental compositions.
well, I’ve been poking it for about an hour. Getting around the interface was a bit of a challenge at first. I managed to load a sampler and get some sounds going. Will definitely need to go over the key commands. One thing that impressed me right away is that I made a pattern and was able to stretch it visually like a rubber band over a few more measures. That seems interesting!
poking around radium is a bit like learning to drive an alien spaceship… whatever, I figured out enough of it to make the world’s crappiest chiptune in some snatched holiday moments between social obligations:
I downloaded it today and played with it on my Linux machine, after not touching it for ~2 years. The UI and the UX have improved a lot, based on what I remember. I might try to make a full song with it in the next couple weeks.
The licensing model is similar to Ardour… it’s open source (GPL2), but if you want binaries you have to subscribe, pay a yearly fee, or compile it yourself. The build doesn’t seem trivial, and requires pinned versions of dependencies.