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Etude for contrabass flute and TI83+ calculator

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Unlike most devices used to make chipmusic, Texas Instruments calculators don't have a native sound engine, and weren't designed with audio in mind at all. The calculators only have one possible output, a tiny data port on the bottom, commonly used for installing or backing up programs using a desktop PC. After installing Houston Tracker on the calc via that method, it is possible to compose two to four channels of stereo music via a minimal tracker interface. The calculator writes the data directly to the port in such a way that it can be amplified and heard as music! Because the available memory is so low, note names cannot be displayed, so pitches must be entered with seemingly arbitrary hexadecimal values, based on multiples of the calculator's limited clock speed. As a result, the music takes on an out-of-tune or microtonal quality which must be accounted for when composing. - Matthew Joseph Payne

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from Pheromone, released November 13, 2015
Etude for contrabass flute and TI83+ calculator by Matthew Joseph Payne

Meerenai Shim, contrabass flute

Recorded by Quinn Powell, Mario Hernandez, Dachè Provo, Andrew Avila, Chris Thomas and supervising engineer Lanier Sammons at California State University Monterey Bay and mixed by Quinn Powell.
Mastered by George Horn and Anne-Marie Suenram.
Produced by Meerenai Shim
Art by Adam T. Davis
meerenai.com
aerocademusic.com

Copyright 2015 Meerenai Shim and Aerocade Music

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Meerenai Shim Campbell, California

Flutist and jack of many trades, Meerenai Shim is 1/2 of the flute/percussion duo, A/B Duo, and 1/5 of the chiptune/folk/doom/jazz band The Mineral Kingdom. She has released 3 solo albums and founded the indie classical record label Aerocade Music.

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