Squeak 2.2 Sound and MIDI Features

Jim Menard jimm at io.com
Mon Oct 5 16:13:55 UTC 1998

I'm excited about Squeak's new musical features. This is great news.

> We're going to keep working to improve Squeak's sound synthesis. In
> particular, we hope to find a better compromise between memory space
> and quality, either by finding ways to get good quality sound with shorter
> sample loops or by using the FM algorithm on wavetables taken from
> sampled sounds.

How about doing what the Roland D-50 introduced commercially (I've
forgotten the correct name): play a sample at the beginning of a note then
use a simpler, repetitive waveform for the rest of the note. It's the
complex wave in the first 100 to 300 ms that the ear uses to identify the

Jim Menard   jimm at io.com   http://www.io.com/~jimm/   BeOS developer #1283
"This looks like a job for Legal Tender!" -- The Tick

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