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Vortex Tracker II is a complete music editor for creating and editing music for AY-3-8910, AY-3-8912 or YM2149F sound chips. Sound output is realized by sound chips emulation through standard Windows digital sound devices, so, real sound chips are not required. Vortex Tracker II uses standard Win32 functions and does not require any additional libraries.
Vortex Tracker II can import several ZX Spectrum music filetypes (modules) :
VT II detects module type only by filename extension (mask), and no any additional checks are performed. These extensions are used in well-known player called Ay_Emul. Any other extensions are analized as text files.
This tracker can be used to compose your music and replay them on any platform with a PT3 player available (Speccy, Amstrad CPC, MSX, …). You can also use it to convert many Speccy music formats to the PT3 format.
You can get a really big Speccy music archive at the Sergey Bulba's website.
Vortex Tracker allow you to configure the AY3 clock frequency used to replay the music in the tracker (in it's menu File/Options, a new window will appear. In the Chip emulation tab there is a Chip frequecy section). But you should leave it to the default 1.77MHz (ZX Spectrum) since the Amstrad PT3 player provided here will take care of the frequency adjustement for the 1MHz AY3 of the CPC/Plus.
The PT3 player for the Amstrad CPC is based on the Speccy player, but :
The CPC player provided here have a configuration switch for this matter :
; comment the following line to compile a PT3 player which can be interrupted cnf_pt3_no_interrupts equ 1
If you have no clue about what this is all about, just forget about it :)
» Amstrad CPC/Plus PT3 player. Based on the original ZX Spectrum PT3 player Release 7 (April 2007).
Files in the archive are :
You can quickly hear and see it running in WinAPE, just open the pt3.testcode.asm in the integrated assembler and hit F9 (Compile & Run).