EdLib

[link to download updated OPL3 version]

AUTHOR/CREW
Jens-Christian Huus [JCH of Vibrants]

LICENCE
FREEWARE

SOURCE
CLOSED


GENERATION
FM


DEVELOPMENT
ABANDONED


STABILITY
STABLE/MILESTONE



LAST UPDATE
1994

SYSTEM REQUIREMENTS
The editor requires a PC with 80x50 text screen capabilities and an AdLib card or compatible. Anything  that is equipped with an   OPL2 chip or better - i.e. also all Sound Blaster cards. Enhanced keyboard is optional - F11 and F12 is used but has been  duplicated elsewhere to support all keyboards. If you have a MPU-401 interface (or compatible) you can use your synthesizer to play with AdLib instruments through MIDI. 



OVERVIEW
Awesome AdLib editor for OPL2 FM sound cards, featuring:     
- Independant track edit     
- Play sounds using MIDI    
- Very small music files    
- Complete OBJ link file   
                             
FEATURES
- Edit and play 9 voices of AdLib while viewing and editing 1024 instruments complete with a name for each instrument.            
- Save all music and instruments in a work file of approximately  3 to 9 Kb size. These files will have the extension "EDL".      
- Pack the music to a compressed format (around 1 - 6 Kb), which is directly playable in your own programs. Extension is "D00".Packed music also uses much less processor time.       - Edit song name and composer name. This information also exists in the compressed D00 format.           
- Because EDL and D00 are not compatible you can be sure the D00 cannot be ripped and edited. The editor does not load D00. You  may find this bad, but I actually see this as an advantage. Do you like people to mess around in your source tune? ;)     
- All AdLib parameters editable, with extra enhancements such as hard restart, arpeggio, modulation programs and finetune.  
- Both tune speed and  timer IRQ speed may be edited. The normal  tune speed uses a floating point  system to access more speeds   with a smaller granularity than normally possible.         
- Use "+++" to hold a note in sequences and "---" to release it.This makes it easier to control the ADSR of an instrument.   
- Play with instruments  using "QWERT..." - and if your keyboard  is connected via a  MPU-401 compatible MIDI interface, you can even play  the AdLib instruments on it, complete with velocity and aftertouch. And polyphonic too of course. I've tested this  on both the original MPU-401 and the Sound Blaster 16. I only  use the UART mode on the interface.                     
- Very flexible track and sequence system taking less memory and  is much more efficient than the standard tracker system. Every sequence is piled on top of each other to show you exactly how   the music is played.     
- Unique tienote command makes it possible to play notes without  restarting the effects set for the instruments.            
- Full delete, insert, copy and other similar editing facilities available in both tracks and sequences.                        
- Use "FollowPlay" to see the music scroll as it is being played   at the same time. You may even use fast forward in this mode. 

MIDI SUPPORT
NO

IMPORT/EXPORT

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MISC
Updated OPL3 version enables OPL3 features like: 8 waveforms, stereo and MUCH FASTER replay routine (OPL3 is simply faster :). Needs original Edlib composer.

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