Fast AY music players?

On the creation of AY or Beeper music, including the packages used to do so.
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Re: Fast AY music players?

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Then a simple example.
Composition "Cuckoo" "Kukushka"
https://zxart.ee/rus/avtory/m/mmcm/kukushka/

In the archive the composition itself, 4 kB
unpacked in the same PSG - 38.7 kB
packaged for use in the program - 12.5 kB
Well, a snapshot for the Pentagon and a tap file for zx48
See and decide for yourself if necessary.
I needed for music and pictures on a border with smooth timing.
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Re: Fast AY music players?

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You can download the psg packer and player here:

In the package, there's also a "tbkplayer.fast.asm" but you'll have to check it out for yourself to see if it fits your need.
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This player is outdated.

You can have constant time (1201t) with TmK's player (AY-ZIP). I used it in some demos. http://alonecoder.nedopc.com/ay_zip_1_2.zip

In Space Monsters meet THE HARDY I used constant time bfox's player, it's a little slower but packs better. However, it isn't released yet AFAIK, bfox compiled his music himself.
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XoRRoX wrote:
Wed Jul 08, 2020 6:52 pm
You can download the psg packer and player here: [...]

In the package, there's also a "tbkplayer.fast.asm" but you'll have to check it out for yourself to see if it fits your need.
Alone Coder wrote:
Thu Jul 09, 2020 11:18 am
This player is outdated.

You can have constant time (1201t) with TmK's player (AY-ZIP). I used it in some demos. http://alonecoder.nedopc.com/ay_zip_1_2.zip

In Space Monsters meet THE HARDY I used constant time bfox's player, it's a little slower but packs better. However, it isn't released yet AFAIK, bfox compiled his music himself.
Thanks for the links. I'm going to try both of these over the next few days and see how well they work with the rest of my program.
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And how do you make songs for these custom AY players ? Do you have to compose them in Notepad writing down sequences of bytes? ;)
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Ralf wrote:
Thu Jul 09, 2020 12:58 pm
And how do you make songs for these custom AY players ? Do you have to compose them in Notepad writing down sequences of bytes? ;)
Thankfully, the one Alone Coder has pointed me to has a PT3 converter. I've done beeper songs in Notepad, but AY is a bit of a step too far :lol:
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I've put the TBK player into my program, and it works a treat! Incredibly fast playback with no fuss. Obviously, because of the large size of the tracks, I'll have to limit it to in-game music, but that's no problem. Thank you to everyone who responded to the thread!
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If anyone has need for music for a custom AY player for which no dedicated editor is available, I will be able to support those in Bintracker soon (in a couple of months). So just get in touch if need arises!
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