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Cart #pocketcalc-4 | 2022-10-26 | Code ▽ | Embed ▽ | License: CC4-BY-NC-SA

Welp, here's my first "big" project! I knew immediately after bikibird released Speako-8 that I would have to make something with it, and so I decided to make it a tribute to a certain departed musical legend and fellow speech synthesis nerd. (Also THANKS SO MUCH to bikibird for helping out with playtesting and debugging a LOT of it)

That said, I'm not sure how well it will run online or on other people's machines, so if anything's buggy or could be improved, feel free to let me know!

P#119611 2022-10-26 17:29 ( Edited 2022-10-26 17:40)


Perhaps I'm selfish, @IMLXH, but I was expecting a working calculator. :)

The music, human speech, and animation =IS= tops though, gold star work !

P#119615 2022-10-26 19:33 ( Edited 2022-10-26 22:27)

Cool use of Speako8 and music sync 👌
I noticed a few things that could fix the lagging.
Here's my mod (+some "extras" 😆)

Cart #pktcalc_hera-0 | 2022-10-26 | Code ▽ | Embed ▽ | License: CC4-BY-NC-SA

P#119619 2022-10-26 20:34

@Heracleum omg I love how you visualized the sfx()?? honestly I wish I knew how to do that when I was making this hahaha

P#119620 2022-10-26 20:58

@IMLXH aha yes it just started as "let's fix the lag" (you can see the CPU going crazy with Ctrl+P) and just for that it was enough to remove the flip() inside BG_DRAW() (that was meant to be called out without a _draw)
...but since I was there I thought the bg could be used to visualize parts of the sounds and reflect what's happening so:

  • I noticed that the variable BANG (meant to push the bg flow) was always 0;
  • while vox is speaking the flow (bang) is slightly increased;
  • every 1/4 of the music bang is pushed as well;
  • could be fun to visualize the digits sfx :)

BTW the music is very well done wow! (I've listened to the original) 👍

P#119621 2022-10-26 22:11

@Heracleum honestly, I'm a FAR better musician than I am a programmer. That said, part of the reason I selected "Pocket Calculator" is that the synths on the original recording are EXTREMELY simple (in fact many of them were toys), and Kraftwerk's songwriting at the time (according to Karl Bartos) centered around a 32-step sequencer, which also happens to be the number of notes per pattern in P8's tracker! I figured, 32 steps, 4 Musikarbeiter...it was sort of BEGGING for a P8 rendition :D

EDIT: omg i spelled your username wrong so the @ was broken, sorry

P#119670 2022-10-27 17:54 ( Edited 2022-11-09 18:28)

@Heracleum actually, would it be ok if i incorporated your changes into my project? i will absolutely credit you

P#120389 2022-11-09 18:29

@IMLXH yes absolutely, that's what we're here for, also to collab on fun stuff 👌

P#120390 2022-11-09 18:50

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