8bit Players & Synthesizers In Flash

FlashModPlug is a flash module player created by Ralph Hauwert (UnitZeroOne). It is intended to be a future reference implementation for FlashModPlugLib, intended to be released in the near future. It is an Adobe Alchemy port of the well know LibModPlug, originally created by Olivier Lapicqu and currently maintained by Konstanty Bialkowski. Player includes well known formats such as MOD, XM, IT, S3M, and lesser know formats like Okt and 669.

8Bitboy – A Flash based Amiga Modplayer, is open source, pure ActionScript, mod player created by Joa Ebert and Andre Michelle. Karsten Obarski invented 1987 – twenty years ago – the MOD format for his Ultimate Tracker running on Amiga computers. Since then, countless songs are created, especially for the demoscene. MODs have special attributes. All samples are stored in 8bits and the number of voices is limited to four. To have something similarly to chords, the three notes of it are repeated very fast. This makes MODs sound so freaky.

Flash MOD Player is a MOD player written for Flash 9 using the haXe programming language. Although written in haXe, however, FMP can be used with ActionScript 3 by converting the haXe code in ActionScript 3 code (the haXe compiler does this). However i do not have access to any version of Flash, so i cannot make sure that this will always be the case. The player is written with reusability in mind, in other words that you can take the player class, put it in your game code and use it with ease.

SiON SoundObject Quartet is a ActionScript based synthesizer created by Kei Mesuda. SiON project location can be found here. The “SiON” is a sound library featuring PSG, FM, WaveTable?, PCM and pyhisical modeling sound module emulations, MML (Music Macro Language) compiler and sequencer, Sound effectors.

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2 comments so far

  1. Juergen Wothke February 15, 2013 00:43

    Here is another Flash based player: http://www.wothke.ch/tinyrsid/index.php/flashmod This one is based on Rainer Sinsch’s ‘Mod codec’ for the Rockbox.


  2. Jozef Chúťka February 15, 2013 10:29

    thanx Juergen, added to the article

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