VividTracker is an Amiga Protracker compatible music maker app. You can load, save, edit, and create new ProTracker modules. You can also export samples to Korg NTS-1 and Korg Volca Sample.
1. Compatible with Protracker modules created on the Amiga
2. Supports AudioCopy 2: Import samples from other apps, export audio output to other apps
3. Supports Audiobus 3: VividTracker can send audio to other apps like GarageBand and Cubasis through Audiobus.
4. Great sample editor, where you can easily set loop points, cut and paste samples, etc.
5. Dropbox folder support
6. AutoChord feature
7. Cut, Copy and Paste rows, tracks or full patterns
8. Load modules from other apps such as Mail or Safari
9. Open modules in other apps from VividTracker
10. Email modules
11. MIDI in & out support
12. Bluetooth keyboard support
13. Send samples to Korg Volca Sample
14. Send pattern data to Korg Volca Sample (this is the only app that can do this)
15. Export samples as Korg Logue user oscillators
- Link to reference guide (press HELP button on Screen 1A will download and
open the reference guide in Safari as pdf)
- Added transpose feature using MARK button and +/- ECHO buttons (read more in
reference guide) (Screen 5A)
Ratings and ReviewsSee All
Great Tracker, but missing some things.
I love this old school tracker. But I have a couple of requests for features.
1. The ability to sort that mod file list into alphabetical order. I seriously don’t know what method the app uses to sort mods, but they seem to be sorted randomly, making it difficult to find tunes you want if you have a lot of files.
2. I really think, in addition to being able to load samples from other mods, it would be really nice to create a folder where we could just put our own sounds, instead of having to use a mod editor on a pc to load sounds into a mod file, and then upload the thing. It would remove a step and make things a lot easier. I have an extensive library of samples that I use for making my tracker music, and I would really appreciate the ease of just...uploading samples straight into a folder on my iPhone to use with VividTracker. Putting all those samples into mod files and then uploading the mod files to my iPhone is a time consuming pain compared to the ability to just... upload the samples themselves.
Other than those two complaints, I love this tracker and would like to see further development on it.
Great for experienced users
It cracked me up to see people giving poor reviews based on this not being a modern-concept tool; pretty obviously the point is to be a recreation of the old school approach and it does this well, no functional complaints at all. 👌
This might seem like a small thing to some, but the font gives me a headache– it is visually aggressive and hard to look at. Additionally, my brain just really wants to see a nice fuzzy pixel font; the ultra crisp, rounded serif type looks completely wrong on an aesthetic level. For these reasons it would be really helpful to have some configurable options- at least one alternate font option (the original pixel font is fine) and ideally the ability to change the contrast and/or text size to make it easier on the eyes.
Developer Response ,
Thanks for your review. An upcoming version will allow you to change the font and some other things. 🙂
Not for me
I really love that this app exists and it’s cool to see old things given a update sometimes, I know this is supposed to directly copied the Amiga mod tracker but the interface is just not good for iOS. I have used Medly 4 for iPad for around 3 years now and after an hour of messing around in this app, I just can’t rap my head around it, the interface is just bad nowadays. I understand how this would be great for someone who actually used a mod tracker back in the 90’s but, if you’re looking at this as a beginner app, I can not recommend it. I like how this brings back the old limitations of older hardware, forcing you to work differently, but using the interface is just to hard for me. If you’re looking for something to just make music on I would recommend Medly 4, it’s also on IOS. It’s not like this but it’s a lot easier to use, better than garage band in my opinion.
Developer Response ,
Thanks for your honest review. Indeed, in the making of a Protracker clone for iOS, the tracker interface was not optional as it is the very core of Protracker. A piano roll wouldn't work. VividTracker was aimed to be an app for Protracker users and they understand the interface pretty quickly.
However, to my surprise, there are many newcomers to the tracker format as well where VividTracker is their first tracker experience - and some really like it and want to learn more. I am working to give them a better experience, not through changes in the interface (that is what it is), but through tutorials and documentations. I do recommend reading the first chapter in the guide book (press the help button); many more chapters are coming soon.
There are other apps if you don't enjoy the tracker interface, but I thank you for giving it a honest try. For me personally, it is the easiest interface to get by - even on an iPhone - but that is just my personal preference (and indeed the reason why I made VividTracker).
A final thing: VividTracker also supports qwerty keyboards, just like Protracker.
With Family Sharing set up, up to six family members can use this app.