Scream Tracker 3.21 screenshot
|Developer(s)||Future Crew (FC)|
|Stable release||3.21 / 1994|
|Written in||C and Assembly|
Scream Tracker is a tracker (an integrated multi-track step sequencer and sampler as a software application). It was created by Psi (Sami Tammilehto) of Finland's Future Crew (FC) It was coded in C and assembly language. The first popular version of Scream Tracker, version 2.2, was published in 1990. Versions prior to 3.0 created STM (Scream Tracker Module) files, later ones used S3M (ScreamTracker 3 Module). The last version of Scream Tracker was 3.21 released in 1994. It was the precursor of the PC tracking scene and its interface inspired newer trackers like Impulse Tracker.
Scream Tracker 3.0 and later supports up to 100 8-bit samples, 32 channels, 100 patterns and 256 order positions. It can also handle up to nine FM-synthesis channels on sound cards using the popular OPL2/3/4 chipsets, and, unusually, can play digital and FM instruments at the same time. However, Scream Tracker's FM-synthesis features were very rarely used by composers.
See also 
- Walker, Martin (July 2004). "PC Music Freeware Roundup". Sound on Sound (in englisch). Retrieved 2010-05-29. "When PCs first came of age for music making in the mid '90s, ScreamTracker was one of the first music software packages to appear with sample support,..."
- Leonard, Andrew (1999-04-29). "Mod love". Salon.com (in englisch). Salon Media Group. Retrieved 2010-05-17.
- Lim, Jeffrey. "Features of Impulse Tracker". Retrieved 2009-04-07.
- Matsuoka, Claudio (2007-11-04). "Tracker History Graphing Project". helllabs.org. Retrieved 2011-01-29. "Tracker History Graph"