On Wed 23 Dec 2009 at 22:09:35 -0500, M H Stein wrote: > Sorry, Steve, all I've got is the listing in the catalogue which doesn't > tell you anything you don't already know; it's an 8-bit D-A converter > with a "quality 6-pole low pass filter and half-watt audio amplifier." > > There were also a couple of 4-voice music packages and several > demo tapes and disks; maybe Jack's got some more info. If I can get a nice collection of players and songs, I might be able to whip up an emulation. Hopefully they all use essentially the same D/A conversion setup. I recall seeing some player like that which included the "Dueling Banjos" song, which impressed me a lot. It may have been called "Petunia Player", but I'm not 100% sure. Does Anyone know? The program showed bars and notes on the screen, not unlike the ads for Visible Music Monitor in Compute!. (If you wonder why I keep refering to ads in Compute!, it is because scans are available on-line. I also have some hardcopies. There is one such ad in Compute! #11, page 64). In fact, looking through Ruud's disk images, on disk PBE-45A.D64 I find something called "petunia 1.1" and 2.1 (but nothing resembling songs), and on disk VMON303B.D64 I find "vmon for 4040". The latter program shows that it is made by "A B Computers", the company of the VMM ad I mention above. There are a bunch of songs but they are numbered, not named, so I can't tell if this is the collection I remember. I also haven't figured out how to operate the program fully :-) If anyone has more, I'd love to know about it. -Olaf. -- ___ Olaf 'Rhialto' Seibert -- You author it, and I'll reader it. \X/ rhialto/at/xs4all.nl -- Cetero censeo "authored" delendum esse. Message was sent through the cbm-hackers mailing listReceived on 2009-12-27 11:00:03
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