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This little program's alright. Pop it in, twiddle the presets and sample away. There are some good classic sounds in there and it certainly ranks above Make Music With Mistertronic and lesser Commodore titles.

My copy still looks in shop condition, which isn't too bad after all these years. Though I did have a slippy tape problem at one point, putting thumb to transport for more traction. Luckily, BBCTAPEDISC gave it the OK anyway, ready for your own Beeb.



_<br />CHAIN &quot;BEEBSYNTH&quot;<br />_<br />But if all fails anyway, run Stairway's copy in the emulator: http://www.stairwaytohell.com/bbc/archive/tapeimages/app/Clares/BeebSynth_B.zip<br />_
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CHAIN "BEEBSYNTH"
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But if all fails anyway, run Stairway's copy in the emulator: http://www.stairwaytohell.com/bbc/archive/tapeimages/app/Clares/BeebSynth_B.zip
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They've some other music programs too:
http://www.stairwaytohell.com/bbc/archi ... c500_B.zip
http://www.stairwaytohell.com/bbc/archi ... stro_B.zip
http://www.stairwaytohell.com/bbc/archi ... ools_B.zip

And they also seem the only copies, so look after them.







ALSO SEE: viewtopic.php?t=8465 (Shado and RT Russell interpreters, plus plenty of extra sounds to enjoy.)
ALSO USE: SUECK's own sound and envelope generators or virtually any overlay software like Ubik's Musik: viewtopic.php?f=3&t=7386

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Hope this one loads as I can only source one other copy (and even there, you have to buy it): http://www.acornelectron.co.uk/profs/el ... rsoft.html


A lovely addition to someone's retro box. But it is free for the Spectrum, so grab that too: http://www.worldofspectrum.org/infoseek ... id=0011832




ALSO USE: http://www.leftiness.org/Mindprober_Jr.D64 (Mind Prober Jr.), http://www.leftiness.org/REALYOU.D64 (The Real You), plus the Real You score table: http://www.leftiness.org/Real.txt
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I met one of my best friends when I wrote a Palmistry program for him on the C64 :)
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You see, there it is Chris. You must have all these wonderful stories yet only hint at the history you've lived.


And the man with the Retro Wall says... it's about worth having a Beeb for the top program alone. The way the BBC manages envelopes is used splendidly enough, making an Acorn a fine compliment to the bigger gear when some special tidbit shows up.

Beebsynth is a pretty fine polyphonic, with adjustable presets you can call up live and just need to play live. And Music Tools has a nice rudimentary step thing (calling itself Organ), which emulator lag also screws right up.



However, I squeezed out enough for the first clumsy doodle:

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Palmistry thing was when I responded to an ad in a magazine when I was 17. The guy (who now works for me) had two people submit stuff, but mine was better. Little did he know that I was going to be one of the most important people in his life ever...! Just goes to show that small decisions can have huge consequences.
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I like that.

But now the big question - can we still source a copy of that 'turning point' program? And wouldn't it be a good idea for a full-fledged Commodore Remix Memory Bank? I can't be the only one interested in old stories of game production, business running and industry dealing of the 1980s?

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I dunno. I'm not sure if the Palmistry rules were ever entered by my friend, thus rendering the program a bit useless. I just did a framework for him to ask questions about the palm...

Memory bank is an idea, of course...
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And just for reference, here's some tools.


TAPE IMAGE TO WAV: http://electrem.emuunlim.com/Tools.html

WAV TO TAPE IMAGE and others: http://www.stairwaytohell.com/essential ... e=homepage



I do like tape's retro novelty now. Even the wait and noise is rose-tinted. Though with a good machine, I still don't miss the blues.

And you can still 'properly' buy them new and sealed, unlike the five-inch floppies. So sweet putting single-load disk files from D64s straight back to cassette. Just the format we once rushed to escape.


Vague instructions: http://www.acornelectron.co.uk/eug/65/a-emu3.html


The tape image maker's a DOS jobby requiring a very long command. Though if they can't even supply a default string to enter then I won't even bother.

But then, in this case, just backing up to MP3 is enough to preserve. I've had enough tampering with DOS for one life.







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himem.sys! emm386.exe!
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"What do you mean you didn't copy atapi-cd.sys onto that floppy BEFORE you wiped my harddrive"?? :slap:

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Yeah, I much prefer BASIC.


100 ENVELOPE 1,8,0,0,87,88,54,77,126,-1, 1 ,-1,126,0
110 FOR N=5 TO 145 STEP 16
120 SOUND 1,1,N,190
123 SOUND 2,1,N+1,190
126 SOUND 3,1,N-1,190
130 NEXT N


Stick that into RT Russell's interpreter (I love that rich sound of his own generator) for a lovely sample scale.

(Or use whatever envelope you damn well please, especially when mixing the sounds of Beebsynth and this.)

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http://twentyfiveyearsagotoday.com/tag/ ... the-micro/

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