Way back in 95-96 when I was a pup dialing up local BBS’s to share files, post messages and play l.o.r.d. I came across the first music program I ever tried out on my computer. It was called Faust Music Creator, made by some guy in Finland. It was a lot like a tracker but you couldn’t use samples, it had a instrument synthesis editor and you had to make your own sounds or use their presets. The demo songs that came with it were a few programmed Iron Maiden songs that I remember sounding soo good at the time. Anyway, I remember playing with it an making little tracks before '97 when I got my mc303 groovebox…at the time I had no idea I was destined to use a real tracker like renoise one day.
Anyway I googled the program and found it, but unfortunately it doesn’t run on my puter now it was for dos and adlib compatitable soundcards which I don’t have now either.
and here’s the doc that I read to learn it. it teaches you a little bit about tracking.
Here’s some more (not very) interesting facts: There’s a hymn among the FMC demo songs which inspired me to write this piece, a medley of religious songs which won the Proxy 1886 Oldskool music compo in 2000. Oh, and I’m also from Finland and my name is also Lasse.
To answer the question in the topic: My experience with FMC pretty much limits to the times I launched it between FT2 sessions to check the notes for the first part in my compo tune. I didn’t use it “back in the day”, since I was always about the samples and I felt too comfortable with the FTs. Only later I discovered you could actually do something nice with the OPL chip, some of the Edlib demo songs are just fantastic. I should really sit down one day and actually track something serious with ADLiB TRACK3R. But can’t now, too busy with Raster Music Tracker.
Holy smokes! Faust Music creator is the first music program I ever used on a computer! I used to love that program and finding this thread reminds me of the days I’d always be on my dad’s pentium 75 and making my first little pieces in a tracker. I still remember how blown away I was when I first heard the demo songs in Faust. Iirc a couple of them were some iron Maiden covers that I never heard of but sounded amazing coming out of my dad’s machine. I’ll never forget when I showed my friend some of my tracks he told me it sounded like video game music and I was kind of disappointed because I didn’t realize it sounded that way, I guess because they were my first tracks they sounded so much more larger than life than they were lol