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Re: 8-bit sound for DJs
« Reply #15 on: January 27, 2010, 03:25:52 pm »
My problem will probably be lack of time...

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Re: 8-bit sound for DJs
« Reply #16 on: January 27, 2010, 03:28:08 pm »
It is natural after hi school for people to lose interest, though. We have to face it: for most people, calculators aren't a priority in their life.

Many calculator fans in the TI community in general are like ice hockey fans in Southern USA. To keep them interested in supporting teams you have to give them more reasons to do so, like during summer we had a programming contest with prizes. The established members also need to produce lot of interesting products. In southern hockey markets, teams have to win, else you get a Phoenix Coyotes situation. It even came to the point where someone on United-TI suggested that eventually, calculator programming groups would have to pay their staff to keep them active. Fortunately, the new innovations in calc programming in 2009 will probably be enough to keep more people interested for a while.

Because many community members aren't that loyal to the TI community (ie: their absence during Summer and their short stay in the community), most have higher interest only when they are in hi-school and have math classes. During summer, calc programming interest often goes down. When people start college, most of the time they no longer have math classes, so a graphic calculator is not needed anymore. This is when their interest slowly fades away.

That said, being more busy doesn't help either.
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Re: 8-bit sound for DJs
« Reply #17 on: January 27, 2010, 03:31:14 pm »
In computer science studies, I might maybe get into 68k calc programming. Who knows? (maybe cleverbot :P)

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Re: 8-bit sound for DJs
« Reply #18 on: January 27, 2010, 03:39:05 pm »
Lol, seems like that bot sparked a lot of interest
 
Back on topic, I wonder if a TI-Nspire music creation program could be doable if there's a way to use the 84+ keyboard with it and sound through the I/O port..., something like Dance Ejay or MTV Music Generator maybe. MTVMG1 allowed you to do great music only with 2 MB of memory allocated to loaded samples. The only major issue is that I don't think such tool could include as many samples as the old MTVMG did and it may need fewer sound channels since the Nspire hardware was not designed for graphics and music intensive stuff like console and computers do

EDIT: Maybe something less complex than MTVMG could actually be possible like the first Ejay from 1997 (which I don't think let you edit your own melodies, though)

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Re: 8-bit sound for DJs
« Reply #19 on: January 27, 2010, 04:36:13 pm »
Yeah he started pretty young, and unlike most people who starts this young, he sticked around. I noticed when people starts at like 11-13 years old, their interests seems to change faster and they don't get involved as much.

Most people starts at around 14-16 (I started at 14, four days before turning 15)
I started calc programming when I was 13, but I didn't join the community for 1.5 years, when I was 15.
I think I'll stick around also.

DJ, that's neat, and I would love something like that for the calc.

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Re: 8-bit sound for DJs
« Reply #20 on: February 03, 2010, 12:14:09 pm »
I searched today and I didn't found any source code of the Gameboy programs posted on Wikipedia.
Hobbing in calculator projects.

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Re: 8-bit sound for DJs
« Reply #21 on: February 03, 2010, 01:21:53 pm »
ouch, I guess then the only way would be disassembling them (if possible to do so with the ROMs) or rewriting from scratch x.x
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