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Music SoftSynth

Music SoftSynth

On September 26, 2011 Viznut released the Experimental music from very short C programs video on Youtube. Soon people started playing with various formulas and building tools to test them. The time has come for this project and 140byt.es to have a tiny baby.

Behold the 140bytes Music SoftSynth in JavaScript!

See more information and a live demo of the 140bytes Music SoftSynth

function
(
f, // the formula generating the sound
// placeholder arguments
t, // tick
S // header+body of our WAVE PCM
)
{
for
(
var
t|=
// start with a butchered but working WAVE PCM header
S='RIFF_oO_WAVEfmt '+atob('EAAAAAEAAQBAHwAAQB8AAAEACAA')+'data'
;++t<3e5;
)
// eval and append the next 8bits value of the sound
S+=String.fromCharCode( eval(f) );
// and return the sound
return S
}
function(f,t,S){for(t|=S='RIFF_oO_WAVEfmt '+atob('EAAAAAEAAQBAHwAAQB8AAAEACAA')+'data';++t<3e5;)S+=String.fromCharCode(eval(f));return S}
DO WHAT THE FUCK YOU WANT TO PUBLIC LICENSE
Version 2, December 2004
Copyright (C) 2011 Mathieu 'p01' Henri http://www.p01.org/releases/
Everyone is permitted to copy and distribute verbatim or modified
copies of this license document, and changing it is allowed as long
as the name is changed.
DO WHAT THE FUCK YOU WANT TO PUBLIC LICENSE
TERMS AND CONDITIONS FOR COPYING, DISTRIBUTION AND MODIFICATION
0. You just DO WHAT THE FUCK YOU WANT TO.
{
"name": "musicSoftSynth",
"description": "Mathematic formula goes in, music come out.",
"keywords": [
"softsynth",
"audio",
"wave",
"formula",
"music"
]
}
<!DOCTYPE html>
<title>140bytes softsynth</title>
<div>Expected result: <b>music playing, people dancing</b></div>
<script>
var softSynth = function(f,t,S){for(t=|S='RIFF_oO_WAVEfmt '+atob('EAAAAAEAAQBAHwAAQB8AAAEACAA')+'data';++t<3e5;)S+=String.fromCharCode(eval(f));return S}
// kudos to Matthew 'Gasman' Westcott for this catchy tune
var formula = "(t<<3)*[8/9,1,9/8,6/5,4/3,3/2,0][[0xd2d2c8,0xce4088,0xca32c8,0x8e4009][t>>14&3]>>(0x3dbe4688>>((t>>10&15)>9?18:t>>10&15)*3&7)*3&7]&255";
new Audio( 'data:audio/wav;base64,'+ btoa( softSynth( formula ) ) ).play();
</script>
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nikola commented Oct 14, 2011

1337!

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tsaniel Oct 15, 2011

I think this is one of the most wonderful 140bytes gists I've ever seen.
@p01 amazing work!

Save 3 bytes by the way.

function(f,t,S){for(t=0;++t<3e5;)S+=String.fromCharCode(eval(f));return'RIFF_oO_WAVEfmt '+atob('EAAAAAEAAQBAHwAAQB8AAAEACAA')+'data'+S}

tsaniel commented Oct 15, 2011

I think this is one of the most wonderful 140bytes gists I've ever seen.
@p01 amazing work!

Save 3 bytes by the way.

function(f,t,S){for(t=0;++t<3e5;)S+=String.fromCharCode(eval(f));return'RIFF_oO_WAVEfmt '+atob('EAAAAAEAAQBAHwAAQB8AAAEACAA')+'data'+S}
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p01 Oct 15, 2011

Thanks

One thing I considered was getting rid of the 3e5 and pass an argument T instead. Same size but more flexible, at the cost of having to pass the "duration/number of blocks" all the time.

@tsaniel: That's basically offloading the empty string to the function call. Mmmmh, not sure that gives us much for the 'slow' version of Music SoftSynth, but it does bring the 'fast' version down to 139 bytes:

function(f,S,t){return'RIFF_oO_WAVEfmt "+atob('EAAAAAEAAQBAHwAAQB8AAAEACAA')+"data'+eval("for(t=0;++t<3e5;)S+=String.fromCharCode("+f+")")}
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p01 commented Oct 15, 2011

Thanks

One thing I considered was getting rid of the 3e5 and pass an argument T instead. Same size but more flexible, at the cost of having to pass the "duration/number of blocks" all the time.

@tsaniel: That's basically offloading the empty string to the function call. Mmmmh, not sure that gives us much for the 'slow' version of Music SoftSynth, but it does bring the 'fast' version down to 139 bytes:

function(f,S,t){return'RIFF_oO_WAVEfmt "+atob('EAAAAAEAAQBAHwAAQB8AAAEACAA')+"data'+eval("for(t=0;++t<3e5;)S+=String.fromCharCode("+f+")")}
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There couldn't have been a 140byt.es without some p01 magic... This is sick. Just sick....

There couldn't have been a 140byt.es without some p01 magic... This is sick. Just sick....

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p01 Jan 17, 2012

:D/ I managed to gain one byte while still only passing the formula

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p01 commented Jan 17, 2012

:D/ I managed to gain one byte while still only passing the formula

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Another nice usage of |=, gook job @p01!

tsaniel commented Jan 18, 2012

Another nice usage of |=, gook job @p01!

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djcsdy Jun 5, 2012

Somehow a typo made its way into test.html, fix here: https://gist.github.com/2875542

djcsdy commented Jun 5, 2012

Somehow a typo made its way into test.html, fix here: https://gist.github.com/2875542

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p01 Jun 12, 2012

Thanks!

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p01 commented Jun 12, 2012

Thanks!

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