ATARI POKEY 8-bit Computer Sound on PIC32

April 20, 2012 · Posted in Uncategorized 

Background information:

I successfully compiled the ASAP (Another Slight Atari Player) library [1] for a PIC32MX795F512H. ASAP emulates a 6502 CPU and the famous POKEY sound chip [2] used for example in the ATARI 400/800 and XL/XE 8-bit computers. To say it with Wikipedia’s words: POKEY’s sound is distinctive :)

About 60 tunes (worth about 2.5 hours of music) taken from ASMA (Atari SAP Music Archive) [3] are included and stored in the PICs flash memory. D0 is the left and D1 the right PWM channel.

The source code is available here: http://dangerousprototypes.com/forum/viewtopic.php?f=56&t=3944

[1] http://asap.sourceforge.net/
[2] http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/POKEY
[3] http://asma.atari.org/

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