PASCAL & JAVA? for senior members
I would like to reanimate a twenty-year-old Pascal code. The code controlled a small yamaha sound module called FB01, a little black box that did many things which other synthesizer could not do (such as micro tones). The FB01 and the Pascal program formed the electronic component of a composition, on text of Apollinaire, called Cités for voice, cello and live electronics. See WILLEM DRAGSTRA WEB SITE under recordings for a sound sample (sorry for some clipping).
The program sets a clock, uses a foot switch (plugged in the left mouse button) and sends midi-codes out. It was written for an old Atari-st computer which is not around anymore.
The ideal would be to get it going (again) on a pc or better mac book. Another idea is to transelate it all into JAVA or MAX-MSP.
The problem could be:
1) setting the clock (modern comp are much faster)
2) sending midi codes (midiport)
3) changing the pedal/ left mouse button into midi(-in)pedal
One can find the complete code which is very extended at WILLEM DRAGSTRA WEB SITE. After writing the code 20 years ago I have some hard time understanding it (HAHAHA, one grows old).