Rapid Audio Tracker (RAT) - Offical Home Page


January 2nd, 1999

Rapid Audio Tracker 0.3.1 Released

Just a fix for RAT 0.3.0, download it, recompile and boom, should run a little faster (-: I initialized the sound device oddly last time around (-: sorry for any problems.

December 10th, 1999

Rapid Audio Tracker 0.3.0 Released

Fixes include;

Nothing... Seems really stable to me? Considering declaring 0.1.2 Stable.
Send bug reports mmcconnell@uniserve.com

Additions include;

Clipboard support, you can now copy entire tables from one pattern to another.
Plans to break apart the entire program into modules is underway. Only 1 module that actually does anything so far, but I figure before the code gets to much larger I'd better break everything apart (-: Check out the code, you'll see what I'm talking about. Also read the module_howto.txt file to learn how to create your own modules for Rapid Audio Tracker.

October 2nd, 1999

Rapid Audio Tracker 0.1.2 Released

Fixes include;

Line 403 lock up fixed when loading an invalid file
Line 23 .S3M files actually can be loaded
Line 68 (rat_dsp.h) end_sound_sequence() fixed

Additions include;

Added the option to load samples into memory, or read directly off the hard drive.
22 samples I created are now included for you to play with. GNU (-:
Real time volume display, with vital stats


Jan 2, 2000 - Rapid Audio Tracker 0.3.1 -

Rapid Audio Tracker 0.3.0 - Rat-0.3.0.tar.gz

Rapid Audio Tracker 0.1.2 - Rat-0.1.2.tar.gz

Rapid Audio Tracker 0.1.0 - Rat-0.1.0.tar.gz

What is Rapid Audio Tracker?

Rapid Audio Tracker is a audio tool designed for the Linux system using the Open Sound System (OSS). Rapid Audio Tracker is quite similar to the ancient but legendary Fast Tracker, but with one major element different, Rapid Audio Tracker is specifically designed for real time design. Mapping the keyboard to specific instruments and scrolling a real time display allows for instant development. Rapid Audio Tracker then can tweak anything you've done in real time in a logic display.

Whats required to run Rapid Audio Tracker?

Linux 2.x Kernel http://www.kernel.org/

Glibc 2.x ftp://rawhide.redhat.com/ (lets face it kids, RedHat is behind the stable-ness of Glibc)

Gtk/Glib 1.2x http://www.gtk.org/

Open Sound System (pretty much built into linux) http://www.opensound.com/


What file formats does Rapid Audio Tracker support?

Currently Rapid Audio Tracker is rather limited in the file formats which it supports. Samples can come in Raw or Wave. If you have a SND or any other ALMOST Raw format you can try to load it, and set to skip the first 128 bytes or 512 bytes, whatever you feel. (More Sample file formats will be supported in the next release, I hope)

Rapid Audio Tracker is capable of loading .MOD, .S3M and .XM files, and capable of saving in the .XM format only, due to the limited nature of .MOD and .S3M files (.IT files maybe? If anyone has some specs please email them to, mmcconnell@uniserve.com)


Can Rapid Audio Tracker run with EsounD

I don't see why not, since it's pretty much a given that if you have EsounD you have Open Sound. Give me an email if I'm wrong on this one. Mmcconnell@uniserve.com



Michael McConnell - mmcconnell@uniserve.com


Rapid Audio Tracker being released by Michael McConnell under the terms of GNU General Public License, for information on the licensing please check http://www.linux.org/info/gnu.html