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  1. Capabilities
  2. Quick set up
  3. Links for further development
  4. See also
Hively Tracker is a tracker program based upon the AHX format created in the mid '90s by Dexter and Pink of Abyss. The format was relatively popular, and many songs were created and used in scene productions and games. AHX was designed to create a very SID-like sound on the Amiga.

HivelyTracker can import and export modules and instruments in the AHX format, but it also improves on AHX in several ways and therefore has its own instrument and module formats.

HivelyTracker was coded by Xeron/IRIS
GUI design and skins by Spot/Up Rough


Summing up all AHX and HVL capabilities makes the following list:
All waveforms of the C64:
- Triangle wave,
- Sawtooth wave,
- Square wave, and
- White Noise.
Hi-/Lo-Pass filtering effects.
HVL (not allowed to use for ahx format):
- Multichannel (4 to 16 channels)
- Per-channel stereo panning
- Two commands per note instead of one
- Ring modulation
- A more feature rich editor

Quick set up

Download here: Hively Tracker donload
(MS-Windows, AmigaOS4, Haiku, MacOS X, GNU/Linux)

Extract the archive and play.

For support and bugfixing the dev team still finds time.

For coding that ringmodulation to be controlled directly from the track and other functionality there seems to be a spot open for an enthusiastic coder

See also

- ahx (format)
- Tracker