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Hark! Yonder I Hear an 84+!
Posted by Michael on 20 March 2006, 04:31 GMT

James Montelongo has been working on better-quality sound for the 83+ SE and 84+ series. Real Sound v1.0 is light years ahead of all existing sound players for TI calculators. Users can convert WAV files into flash applications that play the sound clip. Sample rates up to 32 kHz are achievable on the calculator.

James has produced a demonstration video. The results are amazing; the song being played is terrible (No flames please :-).

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Re: Hark! Yonder I Hear an 84+!
kalan_vod  Account Info
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Great work JM, I tried the beta and it worked perfectly! Glad to see you making creative programs still!

Reply to this comment    20 March 2006, 04:37 GMT

Re: Re: Hark! Yonder I Hear an 84+!
Nikky Southerland  Account Info
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Wow, do you just refresh ticalc.org constantly? In any case, I saw the results of this a while back, they're impressive; I don't think the song is half bad, personally.

Reply to this comment    20 March 2006, 04:44 GMT


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Tyler C  Account Info
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~8 minutes, response, looks like it, but than again it could have been here at the right time, I ran into a 4 minute old article out of pure random.

Reply to this comment    20 March 2006, 04:46 GMT


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kalan_vod  Account Info
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Does it really matter wether I ended on the page on the time or not? In any case I came onto ticalc and saw the artical..

Jim, would it be legal to upload songs that are converted to app?

Reply to this comment    20 March 2006, 05:07 GMT

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James Montelongo Account Info
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I'm about 99% sure thats illegal. You shouldn't have to though, anyone can convert their own music.

Reply to this comment    20 March 2006, 05:16 GMT

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Nikky Southerland  Account Info
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That would be totally illegal, just ask the RIAA if you don't believe me.

Reply to this comment    20 March 2006, 05:22 GMT


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Zarel  Account Info
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The RIAA isn't a exactly what one would normally consider a good entity to ask about matters about the legality of listening to music, don't you think?

Reply to this comment    20 March 2006, 05:46 GMT


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Nikky Southerland  Account Info
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Whom would you recommend we ask instead? I think the representatives of the copyright owners would be a pretty good group to discuss this with.

Reply to this comment    20 March 2006, 05:56 GMT


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Memwaster  Account Info

Wouldn't it be better to contact the copyright holders (artists), rather than their representatives?

Reply to this comment    20 March 2006, 11:37 GMT


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artraid  Account Info
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Most 'artists' are not the actual composers of the music, but rather the interpreters. It's just a business, quit worrying so much. :|
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Amazing programming job, it is truly hard to believe sound like that can come out of a z80 TI, while my 89T only makes beeps and bops so far ;)

Reply to this comment    20 March 2006, 14:16 GMT


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Nikky Southerland  Account Info
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And we were quite impressed with the beeps they used to make!

Reply to this comment    20 March 2006, 14:27 GMT


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Peter Fernandes  Account Info
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Ever heard of a mildly popular console called Sega Genesis?? ;) It's z80 was used for graphics and sound output, which was not bad for the time. One of these days I'm going to connect a TI84+ and TI-89T...

Reply to this comment    21 March 2006, 22:41 GMT


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benryves  Account Info
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The Sega Megadrive (or, bizarrely and specifically, the "Genesis" in the US) had a Z80 processor for sound.
This doesn't mean that the Z80 actually output any sound, more like it controlled the Megadrive's sound hardware - the YM2612 chip from Yamaha.

Reply to this comment    22 March 2006, 18:46 GMT


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Jason Malinowski  Account Info
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In general, it would be illegal, unless the copyright holder has given you permission to make copies / derivative works. Generally, the RIAA doesn't give you these rights. :-)

As a result, ticalc.org won't accept uploaded copies of music. Obviously if it's music of your own, you could theoretically give ticalc.org permission to distribute it, but if you want to do this, e-mail filearchive@ticalc.org first to make sure everything is straightened out.

Reply to this comment    20 March 2006, 15:56 GMT

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Jonathan Pezzino  Account Info
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You could upload anything released under creative commons.

Reply to this comment    20 March 2006, 23:35 GMT


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Satin Account Info
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You could, but you'd have to prove it falls under fair use rational.

Reply to this comment    26 March 2006, 05:04 GMT


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Zarel  Account Info
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I believe you're missing the point of Creative Commons.

Reply to this comment    29 March 2006, 05:41 GMT

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Brian Gordon  Account Info

nerds listening to emo music on their CALCULATORS aren't exactly a threat to market shares. :p

and besides, it's not illegal unless you get caught

Reply to this comment    21 March 2006, 06:40 GMT

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burntfuse  Account Info
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Emo? What about the metalheads like me?

Also, I agree with the first part of what you said - I don't think anyone's going to decide not to buy a CD just because they've found all the songs as apps. If anything, people will download calc songs, find new bands that they like, and buy their music. Unfortunately, the RIAA probably wouldn't see it that way...

Reply to this comment    21 March 2006, 20:02 GMT

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RJ Larimore  Account Info
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metal!!!!

Reply to this comment    25 March 2006, 18:52 GMT


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Agentx002  Account Info

I'm pretty sure that most people would want to use ipods, mp3 players, ect, ect, and buy the good quality songs instead of listening to one or two 8-bit songs on they're calcs all day! Still nice work, very good program!

Reply to this comment    12 December 2009, 19:41 GMT


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Paul Bellar  Account Info
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Emo? Don't make me puke. I listen to SKA!

Reply to this comment    22 March 2006, 06:39 GMT

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shelf  Account Info

I thought I was the only person who liked ska! Nobody else I know does.

Reply to this comment    27 March 2006, 22:52 GMT


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Jerk  Account Info

Ska rocks

Reply to this comment    30 March 2006, 23:47 GMT


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Michael McElroy Account Info
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Same difference, nowadays.

Reply to this comment    28 March 2006, 20:01 GMT

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Mr.Z  Account Info
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For the few of us (maybe only me?) who like classical music, the advantage is that most of it is in the public domain because it is so old. Performances of it may not be though...you would have to render it with a free soundfont (or decent card) either from a PD or free MIDI or from the original sheet music (make your own MIDI or play it...though the latter would only work with small things that require at most about 2 instruments). Still, much better than trying to find some legal way of using more modern music publicly (i.e. no hope at all).

Reply to this comment    24 March 2006, 03:48 GMT


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gondorf Account Info

actually wouldnt it be illegal if you SOLD it?

i dont see or hear anyone SELLING a calculator song.

Reply to this comment    5 April 2006, 01:50 GMT


Re: Re: Hark! Yonder I Hear an 84+!
KermMartian  Account Info
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Nice job! 1.0 lives up to the betas. My only criticism is the huge size of the apps, but I know that's unavoidable. :)

Reply to this comment    20 March 2006, 19:09 GMT

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