Best Trackers for Old Netbooks >>>

Got an Acer Aspire One Netbook WinXP 32bit I sport around…Probably the worst audio system & drivers ever as it seemed like they added an actual sound system as an afterthought…

Decided to try different Trackers to see if one would actually work…RAM & Speed not an issue but getting ASIO to function without massive buffer or just locking up no good…

Being able to use VSTs a must OR a very intense sampler…

Dislike MODplug-Psycle so didn’t test…

Tried every version of Renoise I could grab but all no luck no matter what the audio out used…

But there were also surprises too…IoNeo Aero Studio worked great just hooking direct like it does and loading up still no issue…

MED Soundstudio 2.1 also worked great but unstable though…Like some of the quirks like saving song as an EXE with the animated song banner pretty cool…

MADtracker was good but not great as well as Aodix 4.2 which is one of the best for organic composing as you simply plug in your notes via controller or keyboard into pattern then use the vertical piano roll to adjust even placing notes underneath others & adjusting lengths…

Big surprise was SVArTracker which was super easy on audio system but also sounded great. Takes a bit to learn as it is developed to the ‘tune of a different drummer’ but is very capable. There is a thread on here from a long time ago where renoisers pretty much shit mouthing SVArTracker and the DEV (Who is Russian) had a professional & non-combative response…

But I’m using the only released free version (1.22) and don’t see any of those supposed flaws. Uses VSTs but is not a ‘scanner’ (like Aero Studio) you just pick your DLL (Thank God) and so far always works…

You can link to audio editor and the internal AntiMatter Sampler is quite good & can load up soundfonts & such…

Hooking up in machine view is more complex but still like this way no matter what But still works great on crappy audio system…

Dev is gone since last year so no luck buying new…Version 1.22 was the only free one…From 1.23 to 1.30 was commercial again with a 64 bit added too…

You can get the freeware off wayback here-

https://web.archive.org/web/20160818081932/http://www.svarsoft.com/download/svartracker_1_22_free_inst.exe

Best page for demo tunes-

https://web.archive.org/web/20120904192854/http://svarsoft.com/free_mp3_demo_music.html

Dev has some vids on Youtube from 2 years ago-

Great Tracker but you’ll have to spend more than 2 minutes attempting to discount it…

And certainly more than capable of the ‘PlaySkool’ syncopations with filter sweeps that are everywhere (and always have been)…

For old NETbook try this:

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Give sunvox a try

SunVox have used before but no VSTs only internal…

One, It had to work on Netbook with XP 32bit no prob audio

Second, Had to load VST VSTi…

Some non-trackers were good too like-

-Bremmer’s Multi-Track Studio
-EnergyXT Version 1
-Luna PreRelease (Early MuLab but MuLab itself NO WAY)
-Early version Synapse Orion
-Reason 2.5 or below
-Ultrano Dreamer

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You could use some online daws