Topic: HoustonTracker 2 (TI-82/83/83+/84+)
After 8 months of hard work, It's time 4 da calculator!
About HoustonTracker 2
HoustonTracker 2 is a music editor/sequencer for the Texas Instruments TI-82, TI-83/82STATS, and TI-83+/84+/SE. It allows you to compose and play multi-channel 1-bit music directly on your TI graphic calculator.
• 3 tone channels
• 1 non-interrupting drum channel
• up to 128 note patterns
• up to 64 drum/fx patterns
• sequence length up to 255 pattern rows
• 16-bit frequency precision
• 8-bit speed precision, can be configured per step
• various effects, including:
- L/C/R stereo hard-panning for tone and drum channels
- 8bit duty cycle control
- duty cycle sweep
• 2 user definable samples
• up to 8 savestates
• edit during playback
Bug reports? Suggestions? Feature requests? Post them here!
New version 2.1 released! Features several new effects, improved keyhandling, and a build for TI-82 Parcus models. Also, various bugs were fixed. The download links above have been updated accordingly.
Full list of changes:
NEW/CHANGES - channel 1 now has variable duty cycle, too - new effect: 4xx - set duty/noise mode ch1 - old 4xx (toggle duty cycle sweep) has been merged in to 5xx (set duty ch2) - old Cxx (set drum mode) is now Dxx - old Dxx (set vol ch1/drums) has been removed (no longer possible for technical reasons) - new effect: 8xx - execute note table ch3 - new effect: 9xx - glitch channel 3. - new Cxx effect: note cut ch1 - TI-82 Parcus/OS 19.006 support - ALPHA mode is now one-shot, ie. it is turned off after an ALPHA mode action has been performed - sound loop now has cycle-exact timing except if drum modes 2x-4x are used - 3xx now uses inverse values (0xff = slowest setting), and is deactivated with 300 instead of 200. The old 300 effect can be achieved with command 9FF instead. - 2xx/3xx no longer trigger on rest notes. - "glitchy" drum modes no longer output sound on rows without a drum trigger - AutoInc is now off by default BUGFIXES - fixed recovery from failed save attempt - fx pattern 0x3f was previously lost during save, fixed - note pattern 0x7f was inaccessible from sequence screen, fixed - fixed broken loop point setting - improved keypad debouncing on Plus models - mode indicators were incorrect after loading/zapping a tune, fixed
New version 2.20 released! New effects, improved speed control, and a savestate manager utility for importing tracks from older versions.
NEW/CHANGES - new effect: 7xx - auto chord ch2 - Exx is now the "Extended" fx command - execute up to 5 fx commands at once (old E00..E03 is now E80..E83) - Bxy now has added "loop section" function - more fine-grained tempo control - Copy/Paste keys are arranged in a more consistent/safe manner (check the manual for details!) - (somewhat) reduced noise during row transitions - improved fx handling BUGFIXES - fixed wrong Drum panning (was inverted) - faulty executable checksum calculation fixed (was causing errors with TI-Connect)
New version 2.30 released! New effects, new fancy manual, and some major bugfixes!
NEW/CHANGES - note table tuned to ~440 Hz (and some notes produce more useful noise fx as a result) - ch2 duty sweep (5xx, xx > 0x80) now has a configurable parameter (xx & 0x7f) - effect 7xx (auto-chord) now has two modes: unsynced (regular) and synced (octave chord) - channel volumes rebalanced - slowed down ch3 slides, 3xx now works like 2xx (xx is no longer inverse) - 9xx no longer disables 3xx - new effect: ch3 grind (enabled with 6xx, xx>0x80) - old Axx has been ditched - new Axx effect: set phase offset ch3 - Synth Mode: hold current row - add display of last used savestate - add pattern loop playback mode BUGFIXES - fixed user drum input glitch - fixed major bug in keyhandler - reset player when clearing worktune