RMT is a cross platform tracker for the Atari XE/XL pokey (Pot Keyboard Integrated Circuit) chip. It can create songs in either 4 channel mono or 8 channel "dual pokey" mode.
4-channel mono or 8-channel stereo mode
Frame editor: can support up to 256 lines, with 254 different tracks
Instrument editor that can support up to 64 instruments. Includes settings for vibrato, volume slide and filter. Has an envelope table for volume, distortion, filter and portamento/pitch changing. Has a separate table for arpeggios/ornaments.
Can import .mod and Theta Music Composer .tmc files. Exports to .sap, .xex and .asm. You can also save instruments (.rti)
Allows separate speeds for instruments and song.
In order to get sound from RMT, the .dll files (apokeysnd.dll or sa_pokey.dll,
sa_c6502.dll) are also required. RMT will still be usable, but with no sound output. In order to save modules in RMT, a "Go to line xx" command must be used in the module (via the frame editor).
RMT's main features are:
8-channel mode allows for stereo SAP's to be produced (4 left panning channels, and 4 right). Note that for major battles, 8-channel SAP's are forbidden from the SAP category, due to stereo SAP being a hacked feature only exclusive to RMT. Instead, BotBr's should use either the Wild Card category, or if available, the SAPx2 category.
Raster Music Tracker can be downloaded from here
The developer of RMT, Radek "Raster" Štěrba, died in a tragic accident in July 2011. A very special thank you to Raster for creating such a helpful tool.