Saturday, February 13, 2016

MOD Players

Atari STe MOD/Tracker Players


BackTrack - I wasn't too sure about this at first but I cannot deny the quality here and the selectable frequencies is brilliant. The quality of sound is great, especially at 50KHz but you might need a Mega STe for that!! (v4.04 - released 1993 - by Wizzcat)

CD Player STE - This is like the CD players from the 90s. Just copy the MOD files into the same folder as the program and load it up. Obviously not a GEM program but it works really well. Very effective and with a simple interface that works very well. (released 1990 - by Light)


DBE Player - Another GEM program to punch out your favourite MODS. The quality is excellent and has a decent playlist feature but it's also pretty demanding... (v2.0 - released 1999 - by Sector One)

The MusicPlayer - Ignoring its quirky GEM interface, which is a little odd, I thought this program produced good sound quality and even supports 50KHz / 8 channels! (v1.0 - released 1994 - by Christian Dahl)


Sirius Player - This is another refusing the use GEM by replacing it with a beautiful front end. What a gorgeous player this is with extremely high-quality sounds and even supports 50KHz which a normal STe can easily handle. Also, 8-channel MODS are supported with features like microwire presets and more - don't forget to press the HELP key for all of the options. The playback quality is literally superb!! (v2.0 - released 2001 - by TSCC 2001)

Paula - A great program that makes you wish you'd have bought a Mega STe but there is always the option to reduce the frequency. This is yet another example of the sound quality an Atari STe can produce. Sadly, it appears Paula is shareware - does anyone have this registered from back in the day? (v2.6 - released 1999 - by Pascal Fellerich)


JAM - A true jack of all trades which works either in GEM or with its own frontend GUI. It features plugin architecture for multiple file formats (not just MOD) which is absolutely fascinating. JAM always sounds excellent!
(v1.0 - released 2000 - by Cream)

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