A DIGITAL tracker for PC Speaker?

category: general [glöplog]
I remember from old times that there was a MOD tracker capable to play MODs via PC Speaker. A program for DOS.
I've checked out the ScreamTracker 3 but it uses only SoundBlaster and Gravis.
Seems like a link to ScreamTracker 2 is dead.
Maybe anybody might have ScreamTracker 2 or any editor else, to make MODs with PC Speaker?
Mister Beep
ft2 had pc speaker output which i used immensely at one point
added on the 2010-02-26 12:39:37 by Gargaj Gargaj
Ah, so the solution was so close! :)
Thank you very much, I will test it soon. :)
I think "Goldplay" or "Goldplayer" was able to do that too.
added on the 2010-02-26 13:51:04 by raer raer
I've also used Impulse Tracker on a PC Speaker.
added on the 2010-02-26 14:43:43 by _-_-__ _-_-__
I remember someone also build a tracker ONLY for pc speakers :)
added on the 2010-02-26 15:01:07 by __ __
Fasttracker 1 also has PC speaker output (not that it's worth using, but anyway). Apart from that, Impulse Tracker of course \o/
The Tracker is here
added on the 2010-02-26 16:16:04 by Røly Røly
"The" tracker? There's more than just one tracker for the PC Speaker.
I feel old knowing this, but you might be talking about ModEdit, which I used many years ago to produce truly atrocious modules... It even got its own page on Wikipedia.
added on the 2010-02-26 16:22:20 by exocet exocet
Fast Tracker II also supports PC Speaker output.
added on the 2010-02-26 18:23:21 by visy visy
Aaaand fuck me for not reading the thread.
added on the 2010-02-26 18:23:54 by visy visy
Inertia Player could do it too
uh, not tracking, playing that is :D
I remember a "VangelisTracker" for MS-DOS with PC speaker support.
added on the 2010-02-27 16:49:05 by ham ham
When I was a poor 12 year old who couldn't afford a sound blaster, I had spliced the pc speaker wire to the aux input of a stereo, got decent sound out of it actually.
added on the 2010-02-28 07:44:26 by yesso yesso
addendum: using scream tracker 2.25.
added on the 2010-02-28 07:45:17 by yesso yesso
Modedit also worked with the pc speaker. Made a few tunes with it back in the day. Of course, you could argue that its more of an editor than a tracker :-)
added on the 2010-02-28 10:56:12 by moT moT
Yesterday i made a Covox soundcard thing which is working suprisingly well in FastTracker2 on a pretty old laptop.
added on the 2010-02-28 11:07:38 by hioxz hioxz
pc speaker was for lamers, the real thing at the time was to build the infamous 8bit DAC and connect it to the LPT? parallel port. I was a lamer, tho.
added on the 2010-02-28 11:08:17 by iq iq
oh man, we posted about the same thing at the same time! :)
added on the 2010-02-28 11:10:23 by iq iq
Pretty much ANY player from 1990-94 was able to use the PC speaker or Covox-boxes.
added on the 2010-02-28 12:31:03 by gloom gloom
question is. you live in 2010. why on earth do you need a mod player that plays with pc-speaker?
added on the 2010-02-28 14:11:24 by rudi rudi
\o/ covox boxes :)

i made one of those at school
Trackers with PC speaker output (required 8MHz minimum and usually a 286 minimum):

FastTracker II
Scream Tracker (2.x)

Many others supported Covox/LPT dongle.

Mister Beep: You are known for following 1-bit sound generation methods, why "dirty" yourself with outputting full wavetable sound through PC speaker? I find the former MUCH more interesting (I am stilll trying to figure out how Follin did some of the spectrum stuff he did -- it's clear it's a pulse wave by looking at waveforms generated by the hardware, but how he did volume control and five voices is almost beyond me... but I have ideas).

I've always wanted to try to make a Follin-style engine for 4.77MHz 8088 PC but I don't think it has enough speed. Despite running at almost 5MHz, memory in the PC is SLOW...
added on the 2010-03-01 03:36:33 by trixter trixter