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In a time before MP3s, iTunes and Spotify, Amiga was simply the best computer for playing digital made music. Thru advanced trackers like Protracker or even DigiBooster PRO you could create music out of samples. And the creative Amiga community made thousands of MODs for people to play thru MOD music players.

Now you can Listen to MODs on any Android device
After searching a bit on Play Store, I landed on XMP Mod Player for Android. Once I’ve had explored this MOD player, I just knew that I had to make a full review of it. This MOD player just seemed too good to be true. With it you can download hundreds of MODs from a XMP Mod Player server (no configuration needed for that), you can categorize the folders and it got a quite advanced search engine too!

XMP Mod Player is simply a very nice Mod Player for Android. I’ve tested it a lot and compared it to Hippo Player for Amiga and AmiNetRadio with its MODplugin and I must say that XMP Mod Player does its job quite well! But the most problematic thing with most MOD players for other platforms than Amiga and also this one is that some MODs are either been played too fast or to slow. However, XMP Mod Player manages to do this quite well but it does hicks in some MODs but this doesn’t really destroy its reputation at all. I haven’t found other MOD players for Android that is so close to the Amiga speed on MOD songs. However! XMP Mod Player also supports XM, IT and MTM MODs. I have listened to several and it seems like this player plays them without issues. Protracker MODs for Amiga simply have some unique codes that most of MOD players manages to play wrong.

Screenshots of XMP Mod Player

Searching in the app
Searching in the app
Search Result list in the app
Search Result
Downloading screen in the app
Downloading screen
Music Navigation GUI
Music Navigation GUI
File browser Showcase
File browser
MOD Playing info
MOD Playing info

Conclusion
So now there is no excuses. If you still love MOD music and we know that many still listens to these songs. Then this app should be downloaded by you. Many creative talents have used many hours in their bedrooms creating songs in 8bit or 16bit. They have been battling with Amiga’s original 4 channel Stereo output and even managed to squeeze 14bit sound out of Paulas 8bit sound. On Android you don’t notice this, but if you intend of getting a classic Amiga. Then do listen to Protracker MODs on it as its like night and day compared to any other platform that tries to play like the Amiga does. Happy listening!

Our Verdict
  • User Interface
  • Compatibility
  • Useability
  • Price
4.8

Summary

A fantastic MOD player for Android that does it almost right in every area, except for full Amiga Protracker MOD compatibility. It is good on most of the MOD songs, but it fails at speed in some. The player isn’t bad, but if we compare it to Hippo Player for classic Amiga (World’s best Amiga MOD player), then XMP Mod Player doesn’t deliver and its kinda sad because of all features that the MOD player got. On all of the other MOD types, this MOD player shines.

Tested on Sony Xperia Z3 and Nvidia Shield Tablet


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