CheeseTracker is a software sampler and step-based sequencer.
Version: 0.9.15.1CheeseTracker is a software sampler and step-based sequencer. It allows a musician to turn single-note samples into instruments capable of covering three or four octaves (by playing the samples at different speeds, resulting in different pitches). In addition, it is possible to take a collection of samples that are recorded at different octaves, and combine them into a single "instrument," allowing for even more octaves without sampling artifacts.
Operating System: Linux
Using the Pattern Editor, it is possible to compose songs with these instruments that the computer plays automatically. The Pattern Editor allows the user to arrange samples in several independant channels, so that many samples can play simultaneously. These songs, and the samples which comprise their instruments, can be saved together in one-file archives called modules.
CheeseTracker imposes no limits on the length of the samples used. As a result, it can be used as a mixer as well as a sampler/sequencer. Effects such as reverb can be applied to each sample individually, eliminating the need for expensive pedals.
It is distributed under the terms of the GNU General Public License.
CheeseTracker is modeled after a DOS-based freeware program called Impulse Tracker (which has been abandonware since the late 1990s). It is mostly compatible with Impulse Tracker, being able to load Impulse Tracker files.
Here are some key features of "Cheese Tracker":
· Unlimited sample size
· Keymaps: Build instruments that use a range of samples, just like a hardware sampler.
· LADSPA sound effect filters with near-analog quality
· Built-in effect filters:
· Stereo Chorus
· Equalizers: 6, 10, 21, and 31 bands
· Pitch Shift
· Effect filters can be combined.
· Up to 64 simultaneous voices
· Volume, pan, and pitch envelopes with sustain loop
· Built-in sample editor
· Sample loops with forward and ping-pong modes
· Compatible with JACK, ALSA, and OSS audio architectures
· Most functions are accessible from the keyboard
· Plays samples at different pitches to create notes
· Simulated live musical keyboard (using a QWERTY keyboard) can play alongside programmed songs
What's New in This Release:
· CheeseTracker 0.9.15.1 fixes a bug that causes older versions to crash while working with selections.
· As a bonus, the Ctrl+D key command from Impulse Tracker (selects 16 notes in the Pattern Editor) is now implemented, making the editing of 4/4 music easier.