[Coco] Patched Lyra to send midi to Drivewire?! Where!
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Thu Dec 22 10:43:13 EST 2016
Bruce, I think I misunderstood your email. I noticed the subject AFTER I sent my reply.
If you're asking where to get the DriveWire version of Lyra, then you will find it on my site (linked below).
There are a few things needed to be able to use this feature. First, you need to be running HDBDOS. HDBDOS allows communication to the DW4 server and that's where LyraDW sends it's MIDI data.
Second, you'll need a "softsynth" on your PC. If you are running any Winodws version from Vista and above, you should
automatically" have Microsoft's WaveTable Synth installed. If you are running Java 6 or greater, then Java also has a softsynth installed. There are many free softsynths availble for download that have incredible sound. Google "Coolsoft VirtualMIDIsynth" and you'll find an excellent synth.
Third is "conversion" to "General MIDI". If your old songs were written for the synths of the 80s, then you'll most likely want to convert them to General MIDI. In most cases, this envolves just simply changing the instrument numbers in Lyra. This will have to be done for each song.
There is also a version of Lyra further extended to use the Becker Port for playing MIDI through DW4 with Coco emulators and the Coco3FPGA. I use all of the above regularly and can help if needed.
Here's the link:
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Subject: Re: [Coco] Patched Lyra to send midi to Drivewire?! Where!
Bruce, what format are they in? There are several methods to playing "standard" MIDI files on the Coco. Bill Pierce"Charlie stole the handle, and the train it won't stop going, no way to slow down!" - Ian Anderson - Jethro Tull My Music from the Tandy/Radio Shack Color Computer 2 & 3https://sites.google.com/site/dabarnstudio/Co-Contributor, Co-Editor for CocoPediahttp://www.cocopedia.com/wiki/index.php/Main_PageGlobal Moderator for TRS-80/Tandy Color Computer Forumshttp://www.tandycoco.com/forum/E-Mail: ooogalapasooo at aol.com -----Original Message-----From: D. Bruce Moore <bruce at gracenote.ca>To: coco <coco at maltedmedia.com>Sent: Thu, Dec 22, 2016 10:14 amSubject: [Coco] Patched Lyra to send midi to Drivewire?! Where!I have disks full of midi I did which studying music in College. If I could get those out of my coco that would incredible! D. Bruce Moore, BA, BGS, Diplwww.AlternativeVocalTraining.comDistinguished Voice Professional – New York Singing Teachers AssociationSent from my iPad-- Coco mailing listCoco at maltedmedia.comhttps://pairlist5.pair.net/mailman/listinfo/coco-- Coco mailing listCoco at maltedmedia.comhttps://pairlist5.pair.net/mailman/listinfo/coco
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