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Re: Welcome to the 1-Bit Forum (aka The Introduction Thread)

Hi uglifruit, welcome aboard.

1-bit music in a musical, now that's something I haven't heard of before! Do you happen to have a recording of that performance by any chance?

Yes, definately need some better live tools for the Spectrum. Got some rough ideas floating around, but no time to work on it.
As for hacking advanced keyboard control into existing 1bit engines, it's definately doable for most of them. Generally I think the best approach would be to jump from the engine's basic keyhandler into your own and then poll the keyboard again, to avoid introducing extra noise.

Also, since you seem to enjoy tinkering with asm, maybe the BeepModular engine is something for you:
https://github.com/utz82/ZX-Spectrum-1- … aster/bm-1

cheers!

Re: Welcome to the 1-Bit Forum (aka The Introduction Thread)

utz, thanks - that looks fascinating.

Re. Musical, the first track (Next Week When I'm 15) is a really obvious use - Beepola was very handy there! 
It's streamable here. 
https://highscoremusical.bandcamp.com/a … usical-ost

I'll share my experiments with 'performance' type things at some stage.  I'm finding the preparation of patterns that can be chained (and things like the effect of different ongoing parameters, such as duty cycle) quite fascinating.  I'm building a suite of tools/music for a demo that work in different ways.  From a simple beep arpeggiator to things like the Tritone engine, that pleasingly 'hangs' notes, so swapping to a pattern can replace just one of the three audible voices.

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Re: Welcome to the 1-Bit Forum (aka The Introduction Thread)

Wow, excellent song! Not much of a Musical guy myself, but that's certainly some very solid work.

Very curious about that demo. Let us know if you need help with anything.

Re: Welcome to the 1-Bit Forum (aka The Introduction Thread)

The musical is a very cool work, I should say. Very well done overall, and the 1-bit part fits there so well.

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Hi uglifruit. Welcome to the forum smile

I've just listened to your musical. Wow some great work, particularly like 'I could be a paperboy' and 'in space'.

Also great to hear some 1-bit speccy music used in the 1st track smile

Re: Welcome to the 1-Bit Forum (aka The Introduction Thread)

Thank you Shiru, and thanks AtariTufty.
Re 'Paperboy' and 'In Space'.  Both of those make more sense when the images are there.

I rather enjoyed doing the projections behind the actors for Paperboy ( https://youtu.be/NfaNG0s9NtA ).
And "In Space" used a program I'd written on the Spectrum to animate the invaders (which were projected).  ( https://youtu.be/yA1YsavxTCU ) this video was me practicing with my program - tapping '1' in time to move the invaders, and 'O and P' to make them 'speak'.  (plus '2' to turn on the third invader, and 'I' to make him speak, then '3' to finish).  https://1drv.ms/u/s!AmvYCHV8PMQkgwmkzVk8HSC5Yr9A  (My .z80 file here)