I LOVE tracker music. Ever since I discovered it, I wanted to learn how to use Renoise to an advanced level, but I wondered whether there is any need/point in doing so, seeing as I could probably make the same sounds in my DAW. It has to be said, though, there IS something about it that is quite special. Do any modern day developers require use of trackers (perhaps for file size constraints)?
For anyone who doesn't know thy trackers, you're missing out! This YouTube user has re-created the music from Hydrocity Zone Act 2 from Sonic 3, and you cannot tell the difference between it and the original. He's also made the XRNS file free to download, so you can have closer look at how it was done. The things some people do in their spare time blows my mind.