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Vortex Tracker II

Vortex Tracker II is a Windows PT3-editor. It's idea comes from unfinished Vortex Tracker, read it's history here.

The most actual version for the moment is Vortex Tracker II 1.0. In this version you can load, play, edit PT1, PT2, PT3, ST1, STC, ST3, STF, STP, SQT, AS0, ASC, PSC, PSM, FLS, GTR, FTC, FXM, AY (ZXAYAMAD and ZXAYST11) files and save them in PT3 format or in temporary text format. There are all required features for making new modules in Vortex Tracker II including notes and volumes input from MIDI keyboard.

You can export modules into SNDH-format to play it on Atari ST, into HOBETA (with player or without player), AY's ZXAYEMUL format, SCL or TAP to play it on ZX Spectrum, and also to PSG or WAV.

Musicians composing music for two AYs (Turbo-Sound or Turbo-AY scheme) can play and edit any two opened modules simultaneously (full synchronization of both windows during playing and editing, saving and loading two modules in one file and so on). VT II can import TS-modules of PT 3.6 and 3.7. During exporting TS-modules to ZX Spectrum special TS-player is used.

Also supported Shiru Otaku's plug-in OrGen for editing ornaments via mouse clicks on fortepiano keys picture.

Paulo Silva's project: about to start converting vgm (sn/ay) to VortexTracker txt is vgmrips forum thread, where you can find VGM to Vortex Tracker II TXT-format converter.

Source code of Vortex Tracker II can be downloaded from to the Programmer section.

The latest versions
File nameSizeDescription
VT1.0-32.7z1458688 Vortex Tracker II v1.0 for Windows (32-bit version)
VT1.0-64.7z1630588 Vortex Tracker II v1.0 for Windows (64-bit version)
Historical versions
File nameSizeDescription
VT1.0beta28-32.7z1098492 Vortex Tracker II v1.0 beta 28 for Windows (last 32-bit version using Windows' MDI)
VT1.0beta28-64.7z1259265 Vortex Tracker II v1.0 beta 28 for Windows (last 64-bit version using Windows' MDI)
VT1.0beta19Plus.7z512655 Vortex Tracker II v1.0 beta 19+ for Windows (last version supporting Windows 98)
File nameSizeDescription
orgen_v04.7z130466 Plug-in OrGen v0.4 of Shiru Otaku for Windows (visual ornament editor)

VTX-format software from Roman Scherbakov

VTX-format author (Roman Scherbakov) is one of the first programmers who has made AY and YM chips emulation very close to real sound.

So, you can download the most popular and well tested version of VTX-plugin for Winamp V_Soft Vortex AY/YM Chip Emulator 3.0 (archive size 54 670 bytes).

Last version V_Soft Vortex AY/YM Chip Emulator 4.0 (62 172 bytes) was not so public tested, but it has new downsampling algorithm and author uses only it.

And last product for playing VTX is a Pocket PC VTX-player V_Soft Vortex AY/YM Player for Win'CE (195 269 bytes) for ARM, MIPS and SH3 platforms, for full hang-on there is a Win32 build in archive.

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