11/19/12: Music from the Tandy/Radio Shack Color Computer 2 & 3 by Bill Pierce, | Category: General | 4 comments - (Comments are closed)

Music from the Tandy/Radio Shack Color Computer 2 & 3

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This post was submitted by Bill Pierce.

4 comments to Music from the Tandy/Radio Shack Color Computer 2 & 3

  • RetroRick1974

    I’ve placed a Midi file online that I composed myself. I’m not 100% how many layers the CoCo can handle at one time, though. This version actually plays a bit too fast since I moved to more modern hardware.

    http://www.wolfenstein3d.co.uk/OnlyOne.zip

    – RetroRick.

  • RetroRick1974

    Ahem – I’m not 100% *sure* how many. 😛

    – RetroRick.

  • Bill Pierce

    Thanks Rick, I’ll post it on the site. The OS-9 midi player will load till memory is full and ignore the rest of the tracks. It’s a matter of organizing the loading of the midi file a little better and maybe extending the memory some more. It was written by Mike Knudsen (Ultimuse3) and he just used “malloc” for memory allocation instead of his “virtual memory” system from Ultimuse3. I’ve been thinking of using the VM system and using 2 32k graphics screens for storage and that would give 64k of mem to a midi file. This is still small by todays standards but most Midis, when stripped down to bare music and no text, are usually between 15-75k.
    Bill

  • RetroRick1974

    The version I have is 12,641 bytes in length. The version for upload is older, and will either be just as large or somewhat smaller. Its most complex content is the drum set; it plays the same note three times in a row, but decreases the volume each time, creating an “echo” effect. Then it goes to the next drum. It doesn’t actually adjust the volume of the track itself; the volume change is hard-coded into each and every note.

    – RetroRick.