Return of my mobile chiptune tracker

Posted by Hypernova on April 6, 2016, 7:39 a.m.

Yes it's back! My mobile app 8Tones (made with Game Maker: Studio), where users can make 8-bit music on the go has been updated!

Here's what's updated recently:

- Added iOS version!

- Fixed some major bugs that causes the app to crash

- Ability to save as text file where you can import it via Famitracker (using Famitracker you can export WAV or NSF (useful to make homebrew NES games or NES game hacks)

- Pop-up editing window (Android Google Play Store version as for right now)

My goals as for right now:

- Make tablet version

- Implement note copy/paste functions

- Play the sample while interacting the piano roll

- Make a "piano roll" for noise/beats


iOS version:

Android version:

Windows Phone/Mobile version: (haven't updated since 2015, waiting for Windows 10 UWP export)

Feel free to try it out! And one more thing: I would recommend of running this app on a mid-end to high-end device.


Yaru 4 years, 9 months ago

Pretty cool stuff so far, but it could do with some GUI tweaks. (E.g. play notes at correct volume when you place them so you can get a feel for if it sounds right, and also if you compose stuff ear-and-trial-and-error based instead of using chord theory and stuff, it's pretty important to be able to hear stuff with minimal effort).

I'd also like the ability to 'zoom out' and see multiple channels at once (especially if you limit this to actual fami specs, this should be doable, since it only has six channels at the very most (main+sub square, triangle, noise, sample, and the disk system extension channel)). Being able to see how notes align instead of memorizing note numbers is pretty neat when you do multichannel harmonics.

NeutralReiddHotel 4 years, 9 months ago

Neat in concept, impractical for me to use.