This manual page documents briefly soundtracker.
This manual page was written for the Debian GNU/Linux distribution because the original program does not have a manual page. Instead, it has some documentation in /usr/share/doc/soundtracker which will be more uptodate than this man page.
soundtracker is a program that allows one to arrange many sound samples into a tune, comprising of multiple `tracks' which are mixed together, typically in software.
Note that some functions are only accessible using the keyboard. These are all important key combinations, mostly inspired by the great Amiga ProTracker (most alphanumeric keys are mapped to a piano keyboard):
- Right Ctrl
- Right Alt
- Right Shift
Record (Play Pattern & Edit On) -- not yet!
Stop Playing; edit mode on/off
- F1 ... F7
Change editing octave
- Left Ctrl-1 ... -8
Change jump value
- CrsrUp / Down
Walk around in current pattern
- PgUp / Down
Walk around in current pattern, quickly
Jump to position 0
Jump to position L / 4
Jump to position L / 2
Jump to position 3 * L / 4
- CrsrLeft / Right
Change pattern column and/or channel
Skip to same column in next channel
- Left Ctrl - CrsrLeft
Previous Instrument (faster with Left Shift)
- Left Ctrl - CrsrRight
Next Instrument (faster with Left Shift)
- Left Ctrl - CrsrDown
Previous Sample (faster with Left Shift)
- Left Ctrl - CrsrUp
Next Sample (faster with Left Shift)
- Left Alt - CrsrLeft
Previous Pattern (faster with Left Shift)
- Left Alt - CrsrRight
Next Pattern (faster with Left Shift)
- Left Ctrl - B
Start marking a block (one track horizontally)
- Left Ctrl - C
- Left Ctrl - X
- Left Ctrl - V
Paste block and advance to end
- Left Shift - F3
- Left Shift - F4
- Left Shift - F5
- Left Alt - F3
- Left Alt - F4
- Left Alt - F5
- Any other keys
Play notes on the keyboard.
Hold Shift and use left / right mouse buttons to set the loop points in the sample display.
If you want to know more about tracking in general, http://www.united-trackers.org/ has a lot of resources.
Also see the SoundTracker homepage, http://www.soundtracker.org/
SoundTracker still needs detailed documentation. If you want to help out with this, you should become familiar with DocBook or similar SGML tools first.
Michael Krause [ raw style / lego ] <email@example.com> wrote SoundTracker.
This manual page was mostly lifted from /usr/share/doc/soundtracker/README by Frankie Fisher <firstname.lastname@example.org>, for the Debian GNU/Linux system (but may be used by others).
This documentation is possibly outdated.