Hi everyone. Hoping to get some help here. My first post, so go easy on me!
I’m a young South African music composer, and similar to the post by a user named dualweilder (topic “I’d like to compose music for your applications”), I too have an interest in composing stuff for the Arduboy. I’m doing my masters degree next year (exploring musical representations of culture in video gaming), and composing for the Arduboy could play a huge role in my research. More than anything, I just really want to be a video game composer, and this could be a fantastic opportunity to start doing so.
Here’s the problem: I have no idea how to do so.
I spoke a bit to JO3RI about it, and he recommended I look at Milky- and FamiTracker. Now being a composer, I’ve used many programs - Sibelius, Pro Tools, Logic, etc. - but never a tracker. After months of trying my best to understand it, I honestly can say I’m not cut out for using a tracker haha.
So. The question is this.
Would it be possible to compose for the Arduboy using a somewhat standardised music making application? JO3RI explained to me that the music has to be converted into code or something like that - it was a bit beyond me - and so only a certain program could be used. But is there anything I can do??? A midi file with four voices perhaps? Four seperate tracks bounced from Logic made using sine waves? I understand that our Arduboy’s have a piezo speaker, but as you might have guessed, I have absolutely no clue about the limitations I’m working with, and no experience coding.
Anyone want to suggest anything? Perhaps an extremely simple composition application exists that I can use? Thanks in advance!