Mod Player

 BBS: Inland Empire Archive
Date: 12-18-92 (14:22)             Number: 284
From: WES GARLAND                  Refer#: NONE
  To: EARL MONTGOMERY               Recvd: NO  
Subj: Mod Player                     Conf: (2) Quik_Bas
Hi Earl!

 EM> Rich, I've seen numerous post concerning your MOD player but since I had
 EM> no active interest in that particular area I really
 EM> didn't pay that much attention. UNTIL TODAY!! I
 EM> bought LYNX the Golf game and discovered they
 EM> had a file called title.exe that played this great
 EM> sounding music over the speaker on my PC! I couldn't
 EM> believe the quality of the sound!
 EM> Now I love music but I never thought one could get that quality of sound
 EM> out of a PC speaker. Anyway I got on several of the
 EM> local BBS and found a MOD Player written entirely in
 EM> assembly that a chap in England produced. It also
 EM> plays mod files through the PC speaker and it produces
 EM> great sound. Now I am hooked! I want to learn as much
 EM> as I can about Mod files and how they can be played
 EM> over the speaker.

Listen, spend $5 and build the resistor-based DAC in the file "HARDWARE.DOC"
included with MP219B.ARJ .. 100 times better than the PC
speaker, even if you can't find 1% resistors (use 5%s from
Radio Shack if you're desparate :-) .. If you can't find 20
Ohm resistors, either use two 10 ohm resistors or wire a 22
Ohm and a 220 Ohm in parallel. This is a very easy circuit
to build, and sounds great. Don't build the version that
uses National Semiconductor DACs unless you know what
you're doing,because the schematic is wrong and I know what
I'm doing and still can't figure out how to make it work..

BTW, if you find any source for driving the LPT-port DAC,
please let me know. Any language is OK, QB is good.


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