This section was initially supplied by Heikki Kantola <firstname.lastname@example.org> All further updated information was provided by M. Linus Larsen <email@example.com>.
Heikki writes: There's several "exotic" mod formats for Amiga which are usually just differently packed ProTracker variants and therefore pretty easy to convert to normal PT format. There are at least the following mod converters on Aminet (see section 6.1; unless a path is given, the files mentioned below reside in */):
And then there are some of the weirder ones:
At the time of writing, these files of interest were in the Aminet site at:
AIFF2Studio.lha * 4K 12+Convert AIFF (mono/st/8/16) to Studio 16 ASdemo.lha * 202K 48+Demo of Powerful Synth, renders samples. MDEXCH112.lha * 27K 165+Converts Maud samples to Aiff v1.12 med2xm.lha * 10K 46+Converts OctaMED SS mods to XM's, V1.25 mid2mid.lha * 78K 82+MIDI converter. Play GM-files with GM NO mod2midi3.lha * 112K 205+Mod2Midi3,conv .mods to midi files 100% Noiseconverter.lha * 102K 145+Multi-Converter for 4ch Tracker Style Mo P6102.lha * 72K 137+Converter and replay for PT modules PcSID2PlaySID.lha * 4K 116+PcSID player format sids to Playsid conv PerverterV1.41.lha * 14K 175+Converts exotic mods to MOD RAW3MAUD.lha * 11K 97+Convert raw audio to IFF MAUD SoundBox.lha * 165K 30+Soundfile multi-format converter. V2.9b tp2pt.lha * 10K 92+TrackerPacker to ProTracker converter, v
At the time of writing,
http://www.hornet.org/music/programs/convert/ has a great number of converters but (being Hornet) it will not be around for long. Obviously, try ftp.cdrom.com if the site is down before the next FAQ update. This is what it featured in Jan 1999:
6692mod.zip 7,730 669 to 8-channel MOD converter v1.0 awave42.zip 450,107 Awave V4.2 by F.M.J. : Audio & instrument file format converter, editor & player. chopmod.zip 13,520 Chop Mod! v1.6 Convert Amiga 2.x executables to MOD cmc101.zip 40,993 Chronos Module Conv. 1.01 by Chronos convert.zip 79,060 Several _nifty_ conversion utilities by Bushy convrt14.zip 117,789 Convert v1.3B : Good converter 4 many sound/music dsf2smp.zip 9,281 Xtracker's .DSF to ST3's .SMP sample converter it2xm101.zip 13,551 It2xm V1.01 by Phoenix of Hornet : IT2XM module mid2xm14.zip 522,238 Midi To Xm File Converter V1.4 by Ian Luck midimod2.zip 85,804 MIDIMOD v0.2 Convert MOD to MID midmix11.zip 80,902 Midimix 1.1 by Zvika Ben-Haim : Converts MIDI files to XM format. mod15v12.zip 38,797 Mod15 v1.2 : convert 15/31 instrument MODs mod2669.zip 21,576 MOD to 669 converter mod2xm10.zip 40,808 Mod2XM v1.0 : MOD/S3M to XM mtmmod11.zip 15,219 MTM to MOD v1.1 by Renaissance ptmid.zip 58,557 PTMID v0.1 by Andrew Scott : MID files to MOD s1p_i2r.zip 6,480 IFF to RAW converter by S!P stm2mod.zip 8,927 ToAmiga Music Module Converter v1.00 : STM to MOD wav2xi12.zip 15,628 Wav To Xi Converter 1.2 by MAZ wavconv.zip 15,067 WavConv v1.0 by James M. Curran xm2mid.zip 120,598 Xm2Mid Package by brekeke of brekekek : xm2wav06.zip 43,308 Xm2wav 1.06 by Digisnap
Should be enough to please just about everybody there, but remember Hornet will close soon...
All of the MS-DOS programs mentioned in the earlier FAQ could not be found. As you may have noticed, the files are a mixture of DOS and/or Windows based.
Besides, what is this fascination with ruining a perfectly good (if not GREAT) MOD by turning it into a MIDI file? This is a weird world, folks....