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USB Beeper: A Hardware Plugin for Software Music Appeared

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Chipmusic • OSX • software • The PC

klystrack 1.5.4 has been released

New stuff includes:

* Improved file selector (drive list, bookmarks)
* Sequence editor step size is saved with song
* Sequence data can be entered digit by digit
* Reverb tap lengths in ticks
* Better wavetable preview (including key jamming with samples)
* Module import optimizations for duplicate patterns (doesn’t run out of patterns so easily)
* Numerous fixes (time signature visualization, pattern clone etc.)
* New theme (Golden_Brown)

Etc. etc.

Chipmusic • Handhelds • iphone • OSX • software • The PC

SunVox updated to v1.6.4

  • new module: Side Chain Compressor;
  • new module: DrumSynth with 120 unique synthetic drum sounds;
  • new module: Amplifier;
  • added multitrack WAV export;
  • double click on the empty area of Sound Net -> Create a new module;
  • double click on some pattern of Timeline -> Open a window with pattern properties;
  • maximum BPM increased to 800;
  • interactive waveform drawing added to Generator (only for type 4 (dirty));
  • added new simple examples: compressor, drumsynth1-4;
  • added new examples: chain reaction;
  • iOS: added stereo mode to Input module;
  • iOS: added Online Help (in Main Menu);
  • many bugs fixed.

WarmPlace.Ru. SunVox synthesizer.

Chipmusic • software • The PC

klystrack 1.5.2 released

klystrack 1.5.2 has been released. klystrack is a PC/Mac chip tracker.

New stuff (in addition to fixes):

* Wavetable compression
* Frequency inaccuracy parameter (for Atari VCS/XL kind of dissonance)
* New example songs


hardware • The PC • videos

Phantom of the Floppera

Test run of my (d)iskette (O)rgan doing Toccata & Fugue.

People have made floppy drives sing before, but this is my personal take on it.

Features two 3 1/2″ drives and two 5 1/4″ drives connected to a PIC18f14k50 microcontroller. It interfaces to any MIDI source via MIDI over USB. Straight MIDI would also be possible with an additional small circuit and some minor firmware changes. This initial version can respond to all 128 MIDI notes, and pitch bends +/- 2 semitones.

As it can produce only four simultaneous notes, and each drive has a different range and tonal characteristics, best results are obtained by arranging compositions by hand. However, it features two modes of operation: in one mode, MIDI channels 1 through 4 are played directly on floppy drives 1 through 4. In the other mode, all 16 MIDI channels are read, and notes are “intelligently” divvied out on a first-come, first-serve basis. “Note stealing” ensures that melody lines sound, but chords are often cut short. One or the other produces acceptable results for many unmodified MIDI files straight out of your favorite media player.