[stella] Good old Tune2600

Subject: [stella] Good old Tune2600
From: Kirk Israel <kirkjerk@xxxxxxxxx>
Date: Tue, 2 Aug 2005 17:18:26 -0400
With the emergence of Batari BASIC (and porting my little JoustPong
music engine to it) I've been thinking about the functionality
provided by Thomas's Tune2600:

Thomas, can the source to that be made available?
I think it might be worth trying to make it a little more approachable

tune2600 /nc4d4e4f4g4a4b4c5

gave an "Illegal Note" error....is there something where "b" isn't
treated the same way as in German notation as it is in American?

So is that thing just knowing what the well-tempered frequencies
"should be", and finding the set of closest matches for the 2600
frequencies for the notes desired?

Experimenting it seems like different Atari waveform voices are more
or less tuned the same, but sometimes there can be interactions
between the waveforms...

You know thinking about these little command line apps vs. my habit of
making webtools...webtools add to the convenience but they're harder
to preserve if something hanppens to the main site. I've been pretty
dedicated (for over 10 years now!) to the maintenence of my site, but
unless someone backs up my code once I'm gone, it might follow fairly
shortly ...

Oh well.  Let me know what you all think about reviving and improving
the Tune2600 idea...
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