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General Category => Applications => Topic started by: ComSoft6128 on 19:39, 04 August 21

Title: PC Sound File Player Octwaver v1.0 by Octobear
Post by: ComSoft6128 on 19:39, 04 August 21
1994 German software for playing sound files from the PC and Amiga using the CPC sound chip or the Digiblaster peripheral.
Unfortunately this excellent program came too late to make much of an impact but it still is very impressive.
I would recommend using headphones or a sound system with good speakers to hear the samples accurately.

Notes:
1. This is running on a 6128 Plus but will run equally well on the 664, 6128 or even possibly on a disc equipped 464.

2. As I don't possess a Digiblaster the samples are played using the AY sound chip.

3. Due to a hardware issue the sound gradually slips out of sync with the screen display so don't be surprised when an input is
     actioned a few seconds after the keyboard input.

Amstrad Action Review (at CPCRulez):
https://cpcrulez.fr/applications_music-octwaver.htm (https://cpcrulez.fr/applications_music-octwaver.htm)

Many thanks to @fgbrain (https://www.cpcwiki.eu/forum/index.php?action=profile;u=429)  for locating and posting the program and demo files in 2017 :)

Link:
https://www.cpcwiki.eu/forum/applications/octwaver-by-oct-cannot-find-it!!!/msg112738/#msg112738 (https://www.cpcwiki.eu/forum/applications/octwaver-by-oct-cannot-find-it!!!/msg112738/#msg112738)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5Cmxksa6-e0 (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5Cmxksa6-e0)

Other links:
https://www.cpc-power.com/index.php?page=detail&num=12527 (https://www.cpc-power.com/index.php?page=detail&num=12527)
https://www.cpc-power.com/index.php?page=staff&lenom=OctoBear (https://www.cpc-power.com/index.php?page=staff&lenom=OctoBear)
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/WAV (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/WAV)
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Creative_Voice_file (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Creative_Voice_file)https://fileinfo.com/extension/snd (https://fileinfo.com/extension/snd)
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Audio_bit_depth (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Audio_bit_depth)
https://www.cpcwiki.eu/index.php/Digiblaster (https://www.cpcwiki.eu/index.php/Digiblaster)

Not emulated - original hardware and software.
Please note that  the aspect ratio for this YouTube video is 16:9 but the CPC monitor
has an aspect ratio of 4:3 so you may wish to adjust your viewing device accordingly.