[Coco] Sound Chaser Multi-Format Music Player BETA

Aaron Wolfe aawolfe at gmail.com
Fri Jun 29 06:12:14 EDT 2012

I've been messing around with this today, very nice!  Ultimuse
playback works perfectly over dw4 (the only thing I have to test with,
no real midi interfaces for coco).

Would it be possible to run the player in a separate process so that
the sndchaser interface was still usable?  That would allow the user
to change output devices on the fly from within the program, queue up
the next song maybe, that kind of thing.

well done

On Thu, Jun 28, 2012 at 7:37 PM, Bill Pierce <ooogalapasooo at aol.com> wrote:
> Hi Guys,
>  I've finally posted a Beta version of the Sound Chaser Multi-Format Music Player for OS-9 on my Coco Music site.
> This is by no means a release and is put up for those who would like to try it out and give some feedback. Currently, it will only play
> two music formats. Ultimuse & Musica. Orchestra 90 & Lyra are getting real close to completion and will be added soon as will be a standard midifile player! I have provided a variety of music on the demo disk as well.
> In my Ultimuse player, there is the ability to play Midi through the Coco Serial port, Speech Systems Midi Pak of which Gleneside's pak is compatable, and any user Midi interface that uses the /MIDI driver. Yep... that means it will now play through Drivewire flawlessly. You can even select which DW sound source you want to use right from the menu. This means all you who've not been able to play Midi due to lack of Midi hardware can now do so with Sound Chaser & Drivewire.
> The Musica player will play music through the Coco's 6 bit dac or the Orchestra 90 pak and the Speech Systems Stereo pak, BOTH IN FULL STEREO. Of cource you have to have the paks plugged into a stereo sound system for this to work. Now if Aaron would just write in an 8-bit stereo sound driver for DriveWire that had to write enabled ports... :-)   The Orch90 function also works real well in the emulators.
> What I need:
> I need people with an Orch90 pak and Speech Systems pak to try this out and let me know if there's any problems.
> Also, Does anyone own a ColOrchestra Midi pak? or the InterComp Sound Midi interface?
> I have the info on the colorchestra pak and can write a drive in for that, but I have no info on the InterComp Sound Midi pak.
> Also... does anyone know how to detect whether or not these paks are present? I know there's a way and I would like to be able to disable the menu option for those paks not present on a system on program startup.
> And most of all PLEASE read the SoundChaser.doc file found in the root directory of the Demo disk image.
>  So click here for your listening pleasure
> https://sites.google.com/site/dabarnstudio/sound-chaser
> And for info on my other projects coming soon..
> https://sites.google.com/site/dabarnstudio/coco-projects
> And there's always my studio recorded Coco music...
> https://sites.google.com/site/dabarnstudio/home/the-music
> And the Coco with me on Guitar...
> https://sites.google.com/site/dabarnstudio/the-performance
> Please let me know of any bugs you may find or any suggestions you may have
> Thanks All...
> Music from the Tandy/Radio Shack Color Computer 2 & 3
> https://sites.google.com/site/dabarnstudio/
> Bill Pierce
> ooogalapasooo at aol.com
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