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I've got a 1-channel mono sound interface and can only play notes one at a time. Anyone got song suggestions for me to try and mangle enough to get to happen on these restrictions?

Also, this is on a calculator, if anyone wanted to know why the specs were weird.
added on the 2019-01-01 10:05:42 by Parzival Parzival
added on the 2019-01-01 11:18:26 by Adok Adok
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and can only play notes one at a time

People already realized 30 years ago that this is not a limit of single-voice speakers, it's just a challenge. ;)
random example of what can be done by quickly altering the played notes. Later on people even played rendered MOD music over the PC speaker, but that might be a bit too taxing for a calculator.
A less buzzy example, Zak McKracken intro
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9pViljsxtcA
Sharp MZ computers have a single-channel tweeter. You can just set the tone frequency and turn it on/off. These demos might give some idea of what's possible.
http://www.pouet.net/prodlist.php?platform[]=Sharp%20MZ

I've made my Sharp MZ tunes in Arkos Tracker 1, using just one channel and instruments that don't utilize volume or noise.
added on the 2019-01-01 13:17:12 by yzi yzi
added on the 2019-01-01 13:28:40 by Gargaj Gargaj
All of these are good suggestions, but this is the about the fastest I can change notes.
https://picosong.com/wmqLB
added on the 2019-01-01 20:22:12 by Parzival Parzival
so, yeah, like I said: it's gonna end up mangled.
added on the 2019-01-01 20:22:36 by Parzival Parzival
https://www.pouet.net/prod.php?which=66473

Time to steal some code from that :P
added on the 2019-01-01 20:35:56 by porocyon porocyon
Get a musician to compose a tune for you, for the music system: tweeter like Sharp MZ, but something like 5 Hz refresh rate instead of 50 Hz.
added on the 2019-01-02 00:41:12 by yzi yzi
Just increase the speed and you'll have all the arpeggios you'll need. What's the problem? :)
added on the 2019-01-02 08:55:15 by gloom gloom
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https://www.pouet.net/prod.php?which=66473

Time to steal some code from that :P

I... yeah, that'll do it.

That does actually kinda sound nice, tbh, but it's not in English so not many people may recognize it.
added on the 2019-01-02 19:24:06 by Parzival Parzival
actually, no, never mind
@porocyon this sounds like ass
added on the 2019-01-02 19:59:04 by Parzival Parzival
if your temporal resolution/update rate is high enough, you can do pwm tricks up to playing back samples and doing all kinds of sYnthesis trickery.
added on the 2019-01-02 20:42:10 by jco jco
it took ppl many years to figure out ways to do hires sample playback on a c64. but turns out it's possible. which calculator is it, and can you program it using assembly language? how well documented is it?
added on the 2019-01-02 20:55:05 by jco jco
added on the 2019-01-03 21:23:53 by waffle waffle
@jco TI-84, and no, as full-ASM would require rewriting the entire OS on the thing since it's a multitasking OS.
added on the 2019-01-07 00:43:47 by Parzival Parzival
I'm quite sure a TI-84 isn't multitasking. SE, maybe, but not the plain 84 (Plus). It has a Z80 and a few ten kilobytes of RAM, it's not really suited for multitasking.

Secondly, you can run ASM programs just fine without having to rewrite the entire ROM.
added on the 2019-01-07 01:02:23 by porocyon porocyon

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