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PostPosted: Sat Mar 25, 2006 3:53 am    Post subject: PC-speaker music? Reply with quote  Mark this post and the followings unread

Is there any known program with which one can compose music for the internal PC-speaker?

I have found this one already, but it isn't exactly comprehensive.

Playing the old DOS-game Stunts made me realize that you can create some really nice lo-fi music using the internal speaker.
I believe it is only monophonic, but that poses only more of a challenge!
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PostPosted: Mon Mar 27, 2006 7:43 am    Post subject: Reply with quote  Mark this post and the followings unread

I've used that!

There is an easy solution - get an Apple IIe emulator (or another old Apple or Tandy emulator - probably not C64 or Amiga). There are lots of little programs that will use the PC speaker. I'm currently looking for more programs, so I'll post links here if I find anything good.
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PostPosted: Sun Apr 02, 2006 3:15 am    Post subject: Reply with quote  Mark this post and the followings unread

Some things I found:

Speak.exe - windows support (98, ME)
http://support.microsoft.com/?kbid=138857

If you are a linux freak:
http://www.linuxlots.com/~dunne//lj.pc_speaker.html

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PostPosted: Wed Nov 02, 2011 11:18 am    Post subject: BASIC Reply with quote  Mark this post and the followings unread

PC-XT/AT era BASIC interpreters work on even later PCs. I wrote gobs of PC speaker music progs on an AT compatible. I was pleasantly surprised to later discover that the progs worked on a Windows 95 machine.

In both cases I added a 1/8" jack to the speaker line so that I could send sound directly to a recorder.

I have, seriously, more than 12 hours of BASIC generated "music" ranging from highly random to highly structured.

I recently posted an MP3 of such music here, but have since deleted it because I didn't think anyone would be interested in it.

The trick might be finding a PC BASIC interpreter these days.

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