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Sound Program Ideas

Post your ideas for new sound programs here, or build on ideas posted by other visitors.

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Re: Sound Program Ideas

In order to get music on your calc, first you would have to install some kind of program on your calc that uses somekinds of characters and sends them out the link port, to which a pair of special headphones is connected that would translate those characters into sound. The program would have to be timed, or made so that during every second of the song, the right notes would be played.

Next, you would need a program on your computer that would actually have to read what notes are being played (and for those of you who are intrument players and would like to show off by playing a popular tune, this would be awesome) in the music, translate them to those characters like I mentioned before, and then added to your calc. It would seem that just using characters for one song couldnt take up that much memory.

If the program for your computer doesnt work, you could just have ringtones on your calc. Sure! Why not?!? They already sound bad, and using something like the said program above wouldnt sound any better. In fact, it might sound slower, since the calc has to output so much info all at once every second.

If all fails, just have Texas Instruments to make their own mp3 player with a graphing calc in it. NO! WAIT! That is a good idea! Just make a mp3 player that has a calc in it! Instead of bringing music to calc, bring calc to music! As I mentioned in the color programming ideas section of ticalc.com, additions like this would cram this price of the thing up so high. Having a built-in mp3 player would be lovely, but the cheepest one I've found is around $100. So, you would be looking at not only a 200+ dollar calc, but also something that isnt aloud in schools either.

As for sound FX for games, sure, go ahead and stick the same required hardware for mp3s, and have all the games come with low-quality SFX in the form of mp3.

     1 October 2003, 22:29 GMT

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ANOTHER thing. You can have a TOTALY different format for the SFX. It wouldnt be *.mp3, it would be something the programmer of the game created. This, of course, would require a lot of more programming and all, but it might be worth it. Who knows? Maybe mp3 isnt the best thing for calcs.

If all this typing wasnt useful, has already been said, or just plain outragous, speak up now.

     1 October 2003, 22:31 GMT

Re: Re: Sound Program Ideas
Zachary Milyardo Powers  Account Info

With all these aditions, these are no longer calcs and are more like PDA's. It is simplism the gives the 83 it's charm. Any way TI would never go along with this. 10 minutes after they decide to include a mp3 player on the calcs there will be every parent,teacher, and hippie(just because they've run out of things to protest) outside the building petioning all ti calcs out of the schools and setting up TI to be the next Enron.

     24 December 2003, 15:21 GMT

... MP3 Player? ... [wow]
John Drachenberg  Account Info

i've been browsing around the archives here and some people want to attach a flashdrive (usb) to a calc... now i'm reading people want sound... how about both??
if someone could perform both of these.... what an awsome mp3 player that would be!
i suppose it would have to be overclocked, and that might not even work.

well, what am i out of my mind here, or could this be possible?

(just think..... TI-pod) :D


     13 November 2003, 00:31 GMT

Re: ... MP3 Player? ... [wow]
Memwaster  Account Info

y don't u just attach a USB MP3 player???

     11 January 2004, 11:53 GMT

Re: Re: ... MP3 Player? ... [wow]
zapperpost  Account Info

You can't. The Calculator will have absolutely no clue on what the MP3 Player is

     8 August 2007, 19:23 GMT

Re: Sound Program Ideas
Tyler Guy  Account Info

I think it would be a wonderful idea if somebody were to write a program for the TI-83 Plus that would play midi files that have been converted using a midi converter that comes with it.

     15 November 2003, 03:45 GMT

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Dooms_day Account Info

yes i would too but there are no speakers?!?!?

     29 November 2003, 02:52 GMT

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Kevin Solari  Account Info

You have to get headphones that have the same plug-in as normal ones, but is about a mm smaller i believe.

     12 January 2004, 23:33 GMT

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Michiel Van den Berghe  Account Info

Can you make a headphone or speaker just by altering a normal plug?
PS: don't laugh, but i'm making a BASIC chatprogram and i don't know how you can be both a transmitter and a receiver
PPS: really, don't laugh, i'm just learning BASIC

     14 January 2004, 18:25 GMT

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None None  Account Info

Dude use the getcalc( function it is in the catolog (2nd) (0)

     20 January 2004, 23:35 GMT

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Michiel Van den Berghe  Account Info

Dude, i mean displaying the message while inputting
(if someone sends a message while you're inputting a message, you need 2 wait till you enter b4 the message on your calc changes, it's a real pain in the ass)
maybe someone should make a chatprgrm in asm.

     6 March 2004, 12:09 GMT

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Joe Pena  Account Info
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Dudes, there are about 100 chat programs out there that do that. They've got every kind of name possible: AIM, TIM, TI-AIM, TI-MSN Messenger, MIRC, TIRC.... You've got three choices, really:
1) See how those programs do it
2) Don't make another chat program
3) Learn Assembly
3a) Learn a dummied down version of assembly (like TI-Power GOLD)

omg people, I think that TI-Gold is the easiest thing possible to learn!!! It's just like C, which is just like Java, which in a weird sort of way is just like Visual Basic, which is exactly like TI-BASIC! Why isn't everyone downloading that program?!?!

     29 March 2004, 04:49 GMT

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Michiel Van den Berghe  Account Info

k sry for bringing that up, i was a complete BASIC idiot back then.
to get back to the sound ideas, what about the USB port on the 84+(SE)?

     11 May 2004, 16:05 GMT

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Michiel Van den Berghe  Account Info

4)kidnap a Chinese kid, and let him do all of the programming

     19 June 2004, 17:38 GMT

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parker bush Account Info

you could only hook up power speakers if you split the cable and added resistors.

     6 July 2004, 18:04 GMT
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