Mar 072017
 

AMCOG Games’ Tony Bartram has released an updated beta [zip] version of his Wavebox-inspired synthesiser module, RDSP. The module provides modern RISC OS computer systems with the means to both synthesise sounds, and play back sound samples with various effects applied to them.

The latest version – the second beta release – adds support for modulating samples via BASIC’s ENVELOPE command, support for sample looping (which means a simple drum loop, for example, can be made to play indefinitely), increases the number of channels to sixteen, and much more. For more details, refer to Tony’s post on the RISC OS Open forum, and to the documentation within the zip file.

 March 7, 2017  Posted by  Software Tagged with: , , , ,
Jan 022017
 

And a drum loop, and some chords…

If you’ve not yet had a chance to look at this year’s RISC OS Awards poll, or simply have yet to decide what to choose in some categories, Tony Bartram of Amcog Games has released something to help you make that decision in at least one category.

Tony is one of the nominations in the Most innovative or interesting project category for a Wavebox-inspired synthesizer project which, amongst other things, should result in a simple to use sound capability on modern hardware – think in terms of how the SOUND and ENVELOPE commands worked on a BBC Micro, in particular because one of the benefits of the project is that it means those commands now work as they do on the BBC.

An alpha version of the module, along with sources and some example programs, is now available to download – and with just a quick glance here in The Bunker, it’s looking pretty neat.

 January 2, 2017  Posted by  Software Tagged with: , , , ,
Oct 262016
 

Rob Sprowson has released version 1.41 of AMPlayer – a module and command line application which provides facilities to decode and play audio MPEG files, such as MP3s.  For users of the latest Raspberry Pi, the big change is that this version is compatible with 26-bit and 32-bit ARM processors up to and including ARMv8. The minimum version of RISC OS required is 3.50 – so in essence this new version is compatible with all RISC OS platforms since the RiscPC.

 October 26, 2016  Posted by  Software Tagged with: , , ,
May 022016
 

Nothing to do with World of Warcraft or Betty Boop!

Jim Lesurf has released an application called LP_WowAndFlutter, with which you can examine and measure any “wow and flutter” produced by an LP replay system which, with vinyl apparently coming back into fashion, might be useful when those old turntables are pulled back into service. Continue reading »

 May 2, 2016  Posted by  Software Tagged with: , ,
Feb 232016
 

About a week ago, R-Comp made OS Update 6 available to users of the ARMSX ARMX6 computer.

The update brings with it a very welcome new feature for those using it via a HDMI connection to a monitor that has speakers – or those with other audio equipment that they’d like to use – because the headline feature is support for audio over HDMI. Continue reading »

 February 23, 2016  Posted by  Hardware Tagged with: , , ,
Jun 082014
 

I bet you thought I hadn’t noticed? Well I hadn’t, until now.

Jim Lesurf announced updates to some of his USB audio applications recently – which somehow slipped by RISCOSitory unnoticed until today.

The first of these, announced on 29th May, was an update to USBPlayer, an application that allows suitable wave (.WAV, &FB1) files to be played via USB Audio devices that follow the USB Audio standards. Continue reading »