April th, 2018
In nihilum reverteris Apple II OST
After considering a number of options, I ended up using the Electric Duet 1-bit music driver for this project. Developed by Paul Lutus in 1980, it may be the world’s first implementation of the pulse interleaving technique. The author released the source code a few years ago, along with a very enlightening write-up. The original Electric Duet editor already has a pretty good workflow and feels surprisingly modern and tracker-like for a program released in 1981. However, in the end I did opt for writing an XM converter for the sake of efficiency. Overall, I have to say I quite enjoyed my first foray into Apple II territory, not least thanks to the patient help of cybernesto, who did the code for this project.