How To

Need help understanding how to use sound effects.


CLIGUI 2022-09-10 13:14

I am trying to make a sound effect using noi. I tried using several examples I have found but did not understand them. I did manage to make a short sound effect using music but I guess that is not a great option.

CLIGUI 2022-09-10 14:01

I used this but it has a different sound then I want and chose PLAY 1, 60, 6 SOUND 3

CLIGUI 2022-09-10 14:20

Is there a way to use the default sound composer without including any of the hexadecimal code in my program?

Timo 2022-09-10 18:45

If you use data from the tools, you will always have hexadecimal code in your program. You could set your sounds also using the sound commands (SOUND/ENVELOPE/LFO...), but using tools is easier.

You can create complex sound effects as a track in the Sound Composer and use the TRACK command to play them.

For simple sounds, as you already wrote, you can use PLAY.

CLIGUI 2022-09-10 23:43

Ok thanks for answering my questions

was8bit 2022-09-11 04:41

In the sound editor page, NOISE is the least responsive to edits and PULSE edits can make crazy sounds..

Just remember that the 2 PW settings ONLY effect PULSE sounds

I also recommend you leave the bottom settings alone (all OFF) until you get a better understanding of how to edit sounds..

I recommend experimenting with one setting at a time, trying it out for all possible values..

was8bit 2022-09-11 04:49 (Edited)

PLAY 1, 60, 6 SOUND 3

Is the best way to create sound effects... experiment with the length (here you use 6) as some sounds may behave differently with different lengths..

Also, don’t be afraid to layer sounds..
PLAY 0, 60, 6 SOUND 0
PLAY 1, 56, 6 SOUND 1
PLAY 2, 53, 6 SOUND 3

Or link them together
PLAY 0, 60, 1 SOUND 0
Wait 2
PLAY 1, 56, 1 SOUND 1
Wait 2
PLAY 2, 53, 1 SOUND 3

This lets you blend sounds together..

... also remember that there are limitations to the sound generator, so it may not be possible to create exactly what you want...

With that in mind, you may try to just see what kind of interesting sounds you can randomly create, and use the ones you like :)

was8bit 2022-09-11 04:54 (Edited)

A final note: you can only play up to 4 sounds together at the same time... however, you can create and store and use up to 16 (#0 to #15) different sounds using SOUND COMPOSER tapping the tab just left of the FILE tab, and be sure to save your edits ;)

SP4CEBAR 2022-09-11 14:42 (Edited)

You could store more sound presets in a separate file and load them to the audio registers with the COPY command

CLIGUI 2022-09-17 13:28

Thanks for the examples and explanations

was8bit 2022-09-17 15:26


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