Music section of, English version

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The music capabilities of the Enterprise have been criticised by a lot of people, though numerous games have been made with music of great quality. In spite of the criticism master Gyányi made an excellent sound tracker program, the Music Box, which uses all the capacities of the Dave chip.

Most people must have heard about MOD music pieces on the PC. These pieces are made using digital sound samples, so the file size can remain small despite the unique sound. The capabilities of the Enterprise enable MOD pieces to be played after simple modifications. These DTM format music pieces are early MOD files converted from PC, with a maximum file size of 64Kb.

Unlike the Spectrum, we listen to music using Enterprise emulators. So, first we have to load the player program. Try running the program on a floppy disk (that's the only way it works). Playable music files are available for the player, and this collection of 235 pieces will hopefully satisfy everyone...

Digitrax Module Player 1.1 (5K), DTM music files (7,2 Mb)

Using another great sound tracker program, ROCKDIGI, we can create MOD-like pieces which use digital sound samples. It's József Héder who composed professional music pieces for Rockdigi. A collection of his pieces (and other conversions) can be downloaded. Rockdigi music pieces can be played using the attached MBT Player, or they can be loaded into Rockdigi and this way they can be modified or you can study the operation of the program.

MBT Player 1.0 (4k); Rockdigi music pieces (895K)

Of course 8 bit digital sound samples from the PC or the Amiga can be played. All sound files in the WAV format can be played on the Enterprise! István's more up-to-date program, SNDPLAY can play sounds with better quality. It's part of the Multiplay program pack.

SAMPLE 1.1 player (12K), WAV sound samples (2.2Mb)

Another possibility is to exploit the sound capabilities of the DAVE chip, playing music pieces made or converted by MUSIC BOX. The following pieces can be played using Music Box Player.

Music Box Player, and music pieces (200K)