I downloaded Beepola two months ago, and I'm STILL a n00b at this! Can somebody please help me, especially those who use Beepola? Thanks.

What do you want to know?

Have you looked at the example samples: http://freestuff.grok.co.uk/beepola/showcase/ ?
There is also a short entry on BotB: http://battleofthebits.org/lyceum/View/Beepola

I need help with making drums, and making a new frame.

did you try looking at the information that can be found in the Help menu? it's like... incredibly straightforward. To make a new frame just enter the number of the frame into the frame chain at the top

you can't just "make drums": beepola is a frontend to several ZX beeper engines, so most of them are supporting drums (QChan, Tritone) while some are not (ROMBeep). Most of the time drums are only click drums so you just have to enable them (add 1 in the drum column) but some others supports variations. You generally can't modify the sounds of either the instruments or the drums, they are fixed by the engines. But some of them allows variations, like Phaser1.

You can get all informations on http://freestuff.grok.co.uk/beepola/help/intro.html

Last edited by garvalf (Aug 10, 2015 9:44 am)

garvalf wrote:

you can't just "make drums": beepola is a frontend to several ZX beeper engines, so most of them are supporting drums (QChan, Tritone) while some are not (ROMBeep). Most of the time drums are only click drums so you just have to enable them (add 1 in the drum column) but some others supports variations. You generally can't modify the sounds of either the instruments or the drums, they are fixed by the engines. But some of them allows variations, like Phaser1.

You can get all informations on http://freestuff.grok.co.uk/beepola/help/intro.html

I actually found two "drums" with ROMBeep, using the two highest notes. they make a rather (dis)pleasing ( heart ) percussive sound. http://chipmusic.org/sketchman3/music/l … t-zxbeeper tongue (drums start @ 0:28)

Edit: Also, Special FX engine can get an "808 cowbell" sound using the two highest notes as well. hehe

Last edited by SketchMan3 (Aug 12, 2015 4:38 am)