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TITLE

AHI extra utilities

VERSION

Speak Freely6.1b
Newtracker3.56/AHIr2
AHI-Noteplayer 1.4
HardDiskRecord 1.1
AHI-SoundDT40.6 patched
ProtrackerDT1.11

AUTHOR

Martin Blom<lcs@lysator.liu.se>

Bjornar Henden<bhenden@sn.no>
John Walker<http://www.fourmilab.ch>
Commodore-Amiga, Inc.Hell?

DESCRIPTION

Speak Freely

This is a quick port if John Walker's "Speak Freely" (Unix version).  The
AUDIO: device that is part of the AHI package (see
Aminet:mus/misc/ahiusr.lha or
<URL:http://www.lysator.liu.se/~lcs/ahi.html>) is used to play and record
sound.  This means that it was a walk in the park to port the program, and
that it also supports sound cards.

Newtracker

This is a program to compose music modules.  It should be compatible with
the ProTracker module-format.  Some of the advantages:
- requires 2.0 and asl.library v38
- font-sensitive gadget user interface
- multiple windows, most of them sizeable
- opens on any public screen
- select screenmode
- support for xpk
- doesn't mess up your hires pointer
- correctly allocates audio.device
- builtin sampler (not the best)

Some of the disadvantages:
- no documentation
- maybe too few functions at the moment

Original program written by Bjornar Henden, this version hacked to use AHI
by Martin Blom.  My changes include:

  Replaced audio.device opendevice/closedevice with AHI routines.
  Added an audio mode requester.
  Added the new AHI variables to the prefs file.
  Redirected all audio hardware banging to AHI.
  Changed sample loading to fast-memory instead of chip.
  Removed CIA timer code, AHI's timing is used instead (yes, it
works with the filesave driver!).
  Commented out the Filter and Funk effects (Funk works
perfectly, but it's such a lame effect that I wont support it).

r2:
  I had the channels (left/right) swapped.
  The quadrascopes works with sound cards now.
  Some error checking added.

AHI-Noteplayer

This is a DeliTracker NotePlayer for the AHI audio system.  Based on the
Toccata NotePlayer Genie by Delirium Softdesign.

HardDiskRecord

This is the binary distribution of HardDiskRecord, a simple program that I
wrote to demonstrate how to use AHI for recording.  The full source is
included in the AHI Developer's Archive.

AHI-SoundDT

This is just yet another of those quick'n dirty one-day hacks for AHI.
This time a small patch for sound.datatype that makes it use the AHI audio
system version 4 instead of audio.device.  Hopefully Jonathan Gapen will
finish his new sound.datatype featuring 16 bit sound soon, but in the mean
time this hack may be useful.

ProtrackerDT

Protracker datatype, using AHI version 2 or later.  Quite hackish, but it
works.

SPECIAL REQUIREMENTS

AmigaOS release 2.
MC68020+ processor strongly recommended.
AHI audio system version 4.

AVAILABILITY

Aminet, for example:
ftp://ftp.germany.aminet.org/pub/aminet/comm/net/ahi-sf-6.1b.lha
ftp://ftp.germany.aminet.org/pub/aminet/mus/edit/NewTracker-AHI.lha
ftp://ftp.germany.aminet.org/pub/aminet/mus/play/AHI-NotePlayer.lha
ftp://ftp.germany.aminet.org/pub/aminet/mus/misc/HardDiskRecord.lha
ftp://ftp.germany.aminet.org/pub/aminet/util/dtype/AHI-SoundDT.lha
ftp://ftp.germany.aminet.org/pub/aminet/util/dtype/ProtrackerDT.lha

WWW:
http://www.lysator.liu.se/~lcs/ahi.html

PRICE

Free.

DISTRIBUTABILITY

Freeware.
Freely distributable in unmodified form.