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impulsetrackerHere’s a weird one for y’all: Brad Sucks – Tracker Array [10mb MP3]

As I’ve mentioned in a bunch of interviews I took classical guitar lessons when I was 8 or so but got bored of it. It wasn’t until I came across trackers on the PC around 1993 that I got hooked on making music (and realized that song files were the future) and it’s been downhill ever since. The trackers I spent the most time in were Scream Tracker and Impulse Tracker, though I did my time in Composer 669 and Farandole Composer as well.

Recently I came across one of many stashes of tracker files I had converted to MP3 years ago. I thought about putting some of the songs online as a joke — some of the ideas are okay but the sound quality of the samples is so low it makes me gag. Instead I compiled them into one retro audio highlight reel. These songs are all from around 93-98 I think. You can picture me working in DOS, chatting on BiModem, running a Telegard BBS (Renegade is for lamers) and not getting much sun or healthy social interaction while you listen to this.

Posted on - June 18, 2007 [at] 7:18 pm by Brad
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10 Comments on this post

buildingonfire on Tracker Array
June 18, 2007 at 8:41 pm

Impulse Tracker reprazent!

This medley is a great idea, makes me want to see if I can dig out my .s3m stash…

kaddar on Tracker Array
June 18, 2007 at 9:00 pm

Hey brad, I was bored and made some crappy album art for you next album

here’s the image:

And my source image for the earth is public domain, found here:

Reese on Tracker Array
June 19, 2007 at 2:46 am

Awesome to hear from someone who also experienced the BBS-age like that! :D

(I actually ran a ProBoard BBS for friends when I was 13 and played around with trackers a lot too)

Jason Burns on Tracker Array
June 19, 2007 at 11:02 am

Man!!! I totally remember sequencing the Thunderkiss 1965 song by White Zombie with one of these, I thought MODS were the coolest thing on earth!!!

scottandrew on Tracker Array
June 19, 2007 at 1:55 pm

Some of these highlights sound better than the latest NIN album.

Matt Hite on Tracker Array
June 20, 2007 at 12:44 am

I ran a Renegade BBS…


nedrubwerd on Tracker Array
June 20, 2007 at 2:23 am

I’m sure some geeky podcasters would want to use some of those as background music for their podcasts. Why not explore that? Like… a library of BGM?

Drew on Tracker Array
June 26, 2007 at 7:12 pm

Oh boyo boyo boy. I fiddled with screamtracker until the wee hours too, childhood, snap! Ill have to check your efforts out later.

Oh, and I ran a PCBoard / RemoteAccess BBS on Desqview :(


pacguy19 on Tracker Array
May 25, 2012 at 4:25 pm

Brad, can you send me (or upload) the MP3s of the songs at 0:28 , 1:57 , 2:55 , 4:32…ah screw it, can you just upload a ZIP archive of all of them?

IAmGordon on Tracker Array
October 14, 2012 at 4:12 am

You are an inspiration to music makers everywhere. This reel is amazing in my opinion.

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