Hi I have been using MaxYMiser tracker to create music for ST/ STE but I wanted to try making music for earlier Ataris.
I don't really know where to start because I am confused about the different models and sound chips. This is my (may well be wrong) understanding:
The Aatari 8 bit family has a sound chip called pokey which has 4 channels
The ST has the ym2149 chip which has 3 channels
The ST E has an additional chip which allows for 2 additional channels with 8 bit samples
But I hear people talking about upgrades and 2 pokeys and different configurations and I don't even know if there is a good Windows tracker for Atari 8 bit family... I would like to know what the authentic machines had for each model and what the features were, like what the voices were like, and if there are any good trackers. Please help