Edit sounds with your joystick
This short, but effective, joystick-controlled BASIC sound editor works on all 8-bit Atari computers of any memory size, with disk or cassette.
One night I succeeded in creating a sound-editing program run entirely with the joystick. But whenever I worked on it again, I added something else. Since I'm my own worst critic, it took many hours to devise the simplest, most effective program that I could. Type in Listing 1, STICK.BAS, check it with TYPO II and save a copy before you RUN it.
There are four different functions involved in creating sound on the Atari: Voice, Pitch, Tone and Volume. The only tough part about operating the Sound Stick program is remembering that two functions require holding down the joystick button. (See Figure 1)
Moving the joystick up or down changes the Pitch. Moving it up or down while holding the button changes the Volume.
When you move the joystick left or right with the button held down, the Tone changes.
Moving the joystick diagonally switches between Voices 0, 1, 2 and 3.
Add it all together and you have a working Sound Stick, but anyone is welcome to send their improvements to the Antic I/O Board.
We can't tell you anything about Wendell Mollycheck (or mail his payment yet) because he omitted to send Antic his address or phone number along with this program.
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Listing 1: SOUNDST.BAS Download