Back in 1997, I created a program called Sound Generator which allowed for creating and testing sounds in XB using a graphical interface rather than using cumbersome and repetitive CALL SOUND statements. It had the distinction of supporting the Mechatronics mouse which sadly very few users currently have, including myself! The original program was reviewed by Charlie Good in Micropendium at the time.
As I was working on a new XB project recently, I needed to create some sound effects, so I dusted off the program, and found it lacking in one major feature: it only supported one sound at a time, with no sound list capability, thus limiting its usefulness to the XB programmer substantially. So over the past couple of days I revamped the program to include sound lists and associated editing features, while removing the now obsolete mouse support.
Now one can set up sound lists in order to create sound effects in XB, which can then be printed to a parallel printer or saved as data to disk. The printout consists of complete CALL SOUND statements which can be copied as is into a program, while the disk file can be accessed to populate CALL SOUND statements within a program.
The attached zip file has the SOUDGEN2 main program, a demo program called REPLAY which will play back saved sound lists, and instructions, as well as source files.
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