Dirtywave M8 Tracker

The Dirtywave M8 is a Teensy-based device that provides a tracker-like interface for music creation in a portable device.

Its firmware is freely available and can be run on a standalone Teensy 4.1 (which negates a lot of the advantages of having standalone hardware, but makes for a very nice teaser to assess if it is the right tool for you), and that has inspired a number of breakaway projects.

Resources

Category Date Link Notes
Hardware 2024 How to add a 5-pin DIN MIDI out to the M8

a guide to add a MIDI out port to the M8 headless

dirtywave-m8-keyboard

a 3D printed keyboard for the M8 headless

Instruments m8-tracker-instruments

a collection of instruments for the M8 tracker

Software M8 Web Display

a web-based front-end for the M8 headless that allows for firmware upgrades

m8c-rpi4

a forked, optimized display renderer

M8HeadlessStaging

a way to use a Raspberry Pi as a front-end for the headless version

rg351_m8c

a port of m8c to Anbernic 351 devices (apparently only working in ArkOS)

m8c

a cross-platform SDL UI, which has a fork that allows for remote control over the network

m8c-piboy

an adaptation for the PiBoy

g0m8

a Go-based UI

m8c-android

an Android front-end with gamepad support

Little Sound DJ

the main source of inspiration for it

Source Code LittleGPTracker

source code for LGPT

M8WebDisplay

source code for the M8 Web Display

Tools m8-js

A JavaScript library for parsing M8 files

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