Haschak Sisters – Text Him Back

Haschak Sisters – Text Him Back


Girls night What are you going to do if a guy gives you his phone number I’m with my girls tonight I ain’t gonna text him back Oh, oh, oh, oh, oh
Oh, oh, oh, oh, oh I ain’t gonna, ain’t gonna text him back Smooth wit it
Hold up wait— let me finish He might know what to say— but I’ma hit him in a minute Probly not though, sorry for the curve Nothin’ personal— But I’m with my girls Two hours, we’ve been at it— two hours Getting ready, music playing— turn it up louder! Make up done, got the hair done too
Four door, with the- with the moon roof Don’t see- anything but open road Hit me- if you want but you should know Oh woah— I ain’t gonna text him back Oh woah— I’mma dance all night, ya We’re having the time of our lives and
I ain’t gonna, ain’t gonna text him back Oh woah— I ain’t gonna text him back Oh woah— I’mma dance all night, ya We’re having the time of our lives and
I ain’t gonna, ain’t gonna text him back Ohh – we so cool – cool with it
And we doing what we want, no rules – rules with it and we Dancing like no bodies watching us, ya
Even though, the boys are walking up Here they go again, asking for the number
Should ya let him know, or should ya make him wonder That we ain’t out here looking for no one, ya Ya we good on our own, good on our own! Don’t see- anything, move with the flow Hit me- if you want but you should know Oh woah— I ain’t gonna text him back Oh woah— I’mma dance all night, ya We’re having the time of our lives and
I ain’t gonna, ain’t gonna text him back Oh woah— I ain’t gonna text him back Oh woah— I’mma dance all night, ya We’re having the time of our lives and
I ain’t gonna, ain’t gonna text him back I ain’t gonna text him back I’mma dance all night, ya We’re having the time of my life and
I ain’t gonna, ain’t gonna text him back I ain’t gonna text him back I’mma dance all night, ya I’m having the time of my life and I ain’t gonna, ain’t gonna text him back Oh woah— I ain’t gonna text him back Oh woah— I’mma dance all night, ya We’re having the time of our lives and
I ain’t gonna, ain’t gonna text him back Oh woah— I ain’t gonna text him back Oh woah— I’mma dance all night, ya We’re having the time of our lives and I ain’t gonna, ain’t gonna text him back

Gracie Haschak – All Eyes On Me (Music Video)

Gracie Haschak – All Eyes On Me (Music Video)


I know I am so excited to celebrate your
birthday with you today just show up and our day would be perfect all right bye
birthday boy bye birthday boy dad were you listening to my entire conversation what I’m just changing the battery Uuuugh Trying to act natural
But I got all eyes on me and I thought that you should know
you shouldn’t take it personally If I seem a little distracted
Just know I’m try-y-ing It’s kinda hard when all your moves are tracked And I got all eyes on me
(All eyes on me) Seeming like it’s a lose / lose
No matter what I do It’s not right, tryna play both sides
It’ll always end up in a lose…lose! Every move feels scripted
This ain’t what I envisioned It’s not right, tryna play both sides
Cause I always end up conflicted every time it never fails every time it
never fails Cause I’m trying to act natural but I got all eyes
on me and I thought that you should know you shouldn’t take it personally If I seem a little distracted
Just know I’m try-y-ing It’s kinda hard when all your moves are tracked
And I got all eyes on me
(All eyes on me) Ohhhh
All eyes on me Ohhhh
All eyes on me Ohhhh It’s kinda hard when all your moves are tracked
And I got all eyes on me
(All eyes on me) Don’t want this to feel one sided
It’s just hard to show that I care Cause I been feeling like, I’m walking a fine line
And I realize it ain’t fair Maybe it all will work out
And everything will calm down Cause I got all this pressure
Weighing on me
And I’m bound
I’m bound to just break down every time it never fails every time
it never fails cause I’m trying to act natural but I got all eyes
on me and I thought that you should know you shouldn’t take it personally If I seem a little distracted
Just know I’m try-y-ing It’s kinda hard when all your moves are tracked
And I got all eyes on me
(All eyes on me) Ohhhh
All eyes on me Ohhhh
All eyes on me Ohhhh It’s kinda hard when all your moves are tracked
And I got all eyes on me
All eyes on me Sometimes it’s a little too much
All your girl tryna do is break down the beat But they do too much, I don’t do too much
I just do it like, do it like 1-2-3 Sometimes it’s a little too much
All your girl tryna do is break down the beat But they do too much, I don’t do too much
I just do it, do it, do it like I got…
All eyes on me Ohhhh
All eyes on me Ohhhh
All eyes on me Ohhhh It’s kinda hard when all your moves are tracked
And I got all eyes on me
(All eyes on me) sometimes it’s a little too much all your
girl trying to do is break down the beat

The Best Sound for MS-DOS Games – Roland MT-32

The Best Sound for MS-DOS Games – Roland MT-32


Back in the 1980s and early 90s, whenever
I went to setup a game on my PC I always had to pick what sort of video card I was going
to be using, but then also what kind of sound card. Now I was very familiar with the Adlib and
Sound Blaster cards. Everybody knew about them, even if they didn’t
have one. And, of course, everyone had the option of
the internal PC speaker. But most games also had an option for the
Roland MT-32. So to me, this was always some mysterious
expensive sound card that only really rich could afford. Well, it turns out, that while it was a bit
on the expensive side, it wasn’t a card at all. At least, not entirely. You see, the MT-32 was an external MIDI module. So let me explain what the original purpose
of it was. So the way these were designed to work is
that you would have your MIDI compatible keyboard, then connect it to the MIDI module. Now the module will listen to the keys you
press and actually synthesize the sounds and send them out to your amplified speakers. Now the reason you might do this is because
some MIDI keyboards are reall nothing more than controllers, they actually don’t produce
any sounds at all, they just send the information to some other device telling it what keys
you’ve pushed on the keyboard. Of course, some people simply had cheap keyboards
that either very few sounds, or the sounds they had weren’t very good. And they wanted to take advantage of an external
modules so that they could have more sounds or more realistic sounds, or both. Also, it was possible to connect up a MIDI
sequencer in between which would allow you to record the notes that you were playing
in digital form. However, it was also possible to connect these
modules up to a PC and play the music from there. Or, the PC could even be a MIDI sequencer
allowing creation of music right there. Well, the Roland MT-32 found success outside
of the music market by simply being used by consumers as a way to listen to the music
in their games. Here’s a list of games on the IBM PC that
supported the MT-32. It’s actually quite a long list. Quite a very long list, indeed. Also the MT-32 could be connected to other
computers, such as the Atari ST which already has MIDI connectors built in from the factory. Unfortunately, far less software was available
on this platform with only about a dozen games supporting it. So, you might ask how this module would have
connected to a PC, considering that back then and even today most PCs do not have MIDI ports
on them. Well, this was usually accomplished by installing
a Roland MPU-401 compatible MIDI card into one of the expansion sockets in the PC, like
this one. The MT-32 uses something called LA synthesis. And no, that doesn’t stand for Los Angeles. It actually stands for Linear Arithmatic. It has 128 built in sounds, 32 voice polyphony,
and it responds to 9 MIDI channels.So let’s talk about LA synthesis for a moment. It’s really a hybrid between PCM samples and
subtractive synthesis. So if you look at a waveform produced by the
MT-32, the attack portion of the sound is actually a digitized PCM sample, but then
the sustain and release part of the sound is handled by more old-school synthesis. So most of the sounds on the MT-32 are pretty
realistic. In order to demonstrate the vast difference
between the MT-32 and other sound cards, I’m going to show you one of my favorite games
from 1989, which is Sierra’s Space Quest III. I’m going to let you hear the difference between
how the game sounded on the PC speaker, basically people who didn’t have any sound card at all. Then I’ll show the Tandy 3-Voice sound chip,
followed by the Adlib / Sound Blaster version, and finally the MT-32 for comparison. Notice that the MT-32 shows a little joke
on the screen when game starts. Ok, that was the intro, what about the in-game
music. The PC speaker version has no music, so we’ll
go straight to the Tandy sound. Of course, we have to take it apart because,
well, that’s just what we do here. You can see this thing is packed with the
best technology of the 1980s. Most interesting is that it contains an Intel
8095 CPU. To the best of my knowledge, these 4 chips
are ROM chips which probably contain sample data and program code, etc. This appears to be 64K of dynamic RAM. However, oddly enough it appears to have another
32K of static RAM. And with all of this stuff, it’s no surprise
it was an expensive piece of hardware back then. So, how can you connect this thing to a modern
computer? Well, you know that’s kind of one interesting
things about the MT-32. All of the vintage sound devices used by DOS
games, this is the only one that can still be used on a modern computer, without being
you know, emulated. Because, it does have standard MIDI ports
so you can just plug it into any MIDI device. I just bought a Roland USB to MIDI adapter,
plugged that into my Mac Mini, then plugged the two MIDI cables into the Roland MT-32,
and then used my 80s boombox for sound output. Now, I can play music directly from modern
MIDI applications, but what is more interesting, at least to me, was that I could actually
use it with DOS games running inside of DOSBOX. All I had to do was edit the DOSBOX config
file, and change the output from CORE Audio to CORE MIDI and the games will send the MIDI
information right out to the MT-32. So what about using it as MIDI synthesizer
for a keyboard? Well, any MIDI keyboard will work, even modern
ones. I’ll take my little Casio here and connect
up the MIDI cable to it. Unfortunately, at first it did not work. You see, the MT-32 has 5 parts, which are
individual channels of music, each corresponding to the 5 buttons on the front, which allow
you to modify each of the channels. It also shows these little 5 parts on the
screen and blinks them when music is playing so you know which parts are being used. It also has another 3 parts that you can’t
really edit or see on the screen, but it will still play them. And then there is one more part, which is
the Rhythm or drums channel. Now, standard MIDI is designed to work with
up to 16 channels. But for some reason, by default the MT-32
assigns its parts to MIDI channels 2 through 10. My Casio keyboard can only transmit on channel
1, so essentially nothing will ever happen. However, if you hold down MASTER VOLUME and
press 5, it will ask you if you want to remap the channels to 1 through 8. So, press 1 to accept the change. Now the mapping will look like this. And now it is possible to play with my Casio. So I mentioned it has 128 sounds, but they
are arranged a little strange in sound groups. So you can press the sound group button, and
it will scroll through a list of groups. Then you can press the sound button and scroll
through a list of sounds. So let me show you a more graphical representation
of what you are doing since the little 1-line screen can be confusing. So when you are scrolling though groups, it
looks like this, and then when you are selecting a sound it is a sound within that group. So when you look at the screen you’ll always
see the group on the left, and the actual sound on the right. So, I’m going to give you a sampling of some
of the sounds. I’m not going to play all 128 of them, because
that would take forever. But I will show you the piano and let me tell
you, the Piano, ironically enough, is one of the least convincing instruments on the
MT-32. In fact, the piano was always one of the most
difficult instruments to recreate on vintage sound hardware before everything moved to
PCM samples entirely. So, just about everything else on the MT-32
actually sounds pretty darned good, even by today’s standards. In fact, I bet you didn’t notice, but my intro
song at the very beginning of the video was actually done on the MT-32. If you didn’t notice, go back and watch it
again. And also, all of the incidental, or background
music I’ve been using in this video up to this point has also been made on the MT-32
as well. I need to give out big thanks to Anders Jensen
who sent this to me and donated it, uh, he sent this all of the way from Norway. And he’s also the one that’s done a lot of
the music in many of my more recent episodes, including this one. If you want to know where I got that cool
Roland T-shirt. It was from a Synth meetup in Grand Prairie,
Texas that I attended last weekend. This took place in a furniture store and there
was lots of neat gear. Now, if you want to stick around, I’m going
to show you just a few more screenshots from some old DOS games using the MT-32, which
I think you’ll find impressive! Allright guys, I hope you enjoyed learning about the Roland
MT-32, I think this is a fantastic piece of both computer history and music history. Now the MT-32 was eventually replaced by some
other products for example the Roland MT-100, which is kind of an MT-32 mixed with a sequencer
all in the same unit. It was also eventually replaced by units like
the CM series. Now, this poor guy here is in some serious
need of some retrobright. And that’s actually something I plan on doing
in an upcoming episode. So this should look at lot better. speaking of retrobright, I traded a Nintendo
entertainment system for this Atari ST here, believe it or not. It actually works, and I want to show off
more of its MIDI capabilities in an upcomming episode, but it needs some retrobrite pretty
bad and I’m going to be doing that, but that will probably be on my 8-Bit Guy channel. But most of you guys subscribe to that to,
and if you don’t, you need to!

Haschak Sisters – Anything You Can Do I Can Do Better

Haschak Sisters – Anything You Can Do I Can Do Better


uh Gracie umm Nacer umm Sierra Neal Yes! Um Olli… Jonathan sweet wait what So where all my girls at?
(Right here!) It’s time to show em how we do it now
(It’s on!) That trouble trouble coming real fast
(Uh huh!) But we walk like we talk
Cause we know we got— game So where all them boys at
(Come on!)
We heard the rumors and the chit chat
(Uh huh!) But now we bout to get the last laugh
(Oh yeah!) Can you walk like you talk?
Cause you say you got— game Bout to set it off, see it all go down
We can settle this in the spot right now You could pick the game, we’ll go round for round It’s no doubt
Ya lemme see ya Lemme see ya work
Show me your best effort Come on bring it on, I do well under pressure Giving giving up (no!)
Forfeit neva Anything you can do I can do better Lemme see ya work
Show me your best effort Come on bring it on, I do well under pressure Giving giving up (no!)
Forfeit neva Anything you can do I can do better Anything you can do I can do— better
Anything you can do I can do— better Anything you can do I can do— better
Do better
I do— do better I’m a boss chick
I don’t really floss, I just profit Off these – fellas who ain’t used to taking losses Better watch it, Never know when I might just go off quick Beat by the girl with a poppin’ lip gloss kit Style in my game, the fit to match (aye!) If you really want it, I go tic for tac I’m talking down to the letter
Forfeit neva Anything you can do
I can do betta Bout to set it off, see it all go down We can settle this in the spot right now You could pick the game, we’ll go round for round It’s no doubt
Ya lemme see ya Lemme see ya work
Show me your best effort Come on bring it on, I do well under pressure Giving giving up (no!)
Forfeit neva Anything you can do I can do better Lemme see ya work
Show me your best effort Come on bring it on, I do well under pressure Giving giving up (no!)
Forfeit neva Anything you can do I can do better Anything you can do I can do— better Anything you can do I can do— better Anything you can do I can do— better Do better
I do— do better Aye
Whats that sound
We turning up
When it all goes down Aye
Ya talk is cheap You might got game
But you can’t beat me Aye
Whats that sound We turning up
When it all goes down Aye
Ya talk is cheap
You might got game
But you can’t beat me Lemme see ya work
Show me your best effort Come on bring it on, I do well under pressure Giving giving up (no!)
Forfeit neva Anything you can do I can do better Lemme see ya work
Show me your best effort Come on bring it on, I do well under pressure Giving giving up (no!)
Forfeit neva Anything you can do I can do better Anything you can do I can do— better Anything you can do I can do— better Anything you can do I can do— better Do better
I do— do better

Gwen Stefani – Hollaback Girl (Haschak Sisters)

Gwen Stefani – Hollaback Girl (Haschak Sisters)


Uh huh this my hit All the girls stomp your feet like this Few times I’ve been round that track
So it’s not just gonna happen like that ‘Cause I ain’t no hollaback girl
I ain’t no hollaback girl Few times I’ve been around that track
So it’s not just gonna happen like that ‘Cause I ain’t no hollaback girl
I ain’t no hollaback girl This my hit, this my hit
This my hit, this my hit This my hit, this my hit
This my hit, this my hit I heard that you were talking trash
And you didn’t think that I would hear it People hear you talking like that, getting everybody fired up So I’m ready to attack, gonna lead the pack
Gonna get a touchdown, gonna take you out That’s right, put your pom-poms down, getting everybody fired up Few times I’ve been around that track
So it’s not just gonna happen like that ‘Cause I ain’t no hollaback girl
I ain’t no hollaback girl Few times I’ve been around that track
So it’s not just gonna happen like that ‘Cause I ain’t no hollaback girl
I ain’t no hollaback girl This my hit, this my hit
This my hit, this my hit This my hit, this my hit
This my hit, this my hit So that’s right dude, meet me at the bleachers
No principals, no student-teachers Both of us wanna be the winner, but there can only be one So I’m gonna fight, gonna give it my all
Gonna make you fall, gonna sock it to ya That’s right, I’m the last one standing, another one bites the dust, HEY! Few times I’ve been around that track
So it’s not just gonna happen like that ‘Cause I ain’t no hollaback girl
I ain’t no hollaback girl Few times I’ve been around that track
So it’s not just gonna happen like that ‘Cause I ain’t no hollaback girl
I ain’t no hollaback girl This my hit, this my hit
This my hit, this my hit This my hit, this my hit
This my hit, this my hit Let me hear you say, this beat is bananas, B-A-N-A-N-A-S! This beat is bananas, B-A-N-A-N-A-S! Again this beat is bananas, B-A-N-A-N-A-S! This beat is bananas, B-A-N-A-N-A-S! Few times I’ve been around that track
So it’s not just gonna happen like that ‘Cause I ain’t no hollaback girl
I ain’t no hollaback girl Few times I’ve been around that track
So it’s not just gonna happen like that ‘Cause I ain’t no hollaback girl
I ain’t no hollaback girl This my hit, this my hit
This my hit, this my hit This my hit, this my hit
This my hit, this my hit

Haschak Sisters – Ponytail

Haschak Sisters – Ponytail


[music] Man you just got beat by some girls back up back up you gotta redeem yourself Listen to me stick to the plan follow my lead this guy Bring it on down to the yard
‘Cause your game don’t impress me Go hard when these players try to test me So hard I could never fail
You don’t wanna battle with my hair in a ponytail Bring it on down to the yard
‘Cause your game don’t impress me Go hard when these players try to test me
So hard I could never fail You don’t wanna battle with my hair in a ponytail P-O-N-Y-T-A-I-L You don’t wanna battle with my hair in a ponytail P-O-N-Y-T-A-I-L You don’t wanna battle with my hair in a ponytail Ok you dealin’ with a boss chick
Better hit the door quick Me, I go for three points
I ain’t with the forfeit Drippin’ in a cold fit
Swervin’ like a lambo
When it comes to bars
I just spit ’em out like I’m Rambo With or without braces
I can put ’em in their places Ride the beat like a bicycle
Blew by you, zoom Blow your mind like an afro
Tighter than a braid It’s the O, the L, the I, the V, the I
Aye! I’ve been known for my game
I’ve been known to slay
I’ve been known to go crazy Oh, you tryna go there?
Well, you about to see me put my hair in the air like… Bring it on down to the yard
‘Cause your game don’t impress me Go hard when these players try to test me So hard I could never fail
You don’t wanna battle with my hair in a ponytail Bring it on down to the yard
‘Cause your game don’t impress me
Go hard when these players try to test me So hard I could never fail
You don’t wanna battle with my hair in a ponytail P-O-N-Y-T-A-I-L
You don’t wanna battle with my hair in a ponytail P-O-N-Y-T-A-I-L
You don’t wanna battle with my hair in a ponytail Jaws on the floor
Now you swimmin with the sharks Got these haters reaching
Like they walkin in the dark Slow the flow down like a Ferrari in park
SWITCH You don’t really wanna see me
Like a teacher on the weekend You don’t really want it like a hold in some cheep socks If you ain’t feelin the flow, you can go kick rocks It’s the Miss Get Down to Business Quick
Yo, sharper than a stiletto
Hold up, you were sayin’ though? I’ve been known for my game
I’ve been known to slay
I’ve been known to go crazy Oh, you tryna go there?
Well, you about to see me put my hair in the air like… Bring it on down to the yard
‘Cause your game don’t impress me Go hard when these players try to test me So hard I could never fail
You don’t wanna battle with my hair in a ponytail Bring it on down to the yard
‘Cause your game don’t impress me Go hard when these players try to test me So hard I could never fail
You don’t wanna battle with my hair in a ponytail P-O-N-Y-T-A-I-L
You don’t wanna battle with my hair in a ponytail P-O-N-Y-T-A-I-L
You don’t wanna battle with my hair in a ponytail Long hair, don’t care
We about to go there Tryna tell me what I can’t do? Ha, well…
We gonna have to battle with my hair in a ponytail Long hair, don’t care
We about to go there Tryna tell me what I can’t do? Ha, well…
We gonna have to battle with my hair in a ponytail Bring it on down to the yard
‘Cause your game don’t impress me Go hard when these players try to test me
So hard I could never fail You don’t wanna battle with my hair in a ponytail Bring it on down to the yard
‘Cause your game don’t impress me Go hard when these players try to test me
So hard I could never fail You don’t wanna battle with my hair in a ponytail P-O-N-Y-T-A-I-L
You don’t wanna battle with my hair in a ponytail P-O-N-Y-T-A-I-L
You don’t wanna battle with my hair in a ponytail P-O-N-Y-T-A-I-L
You don’t wanna battle with my hair in a ponytail P-O-N-Y-T-A-I-L
You don’t wanna battle with my hair in a ponytail [music]

How the Covox and Disney Sound Source Worked.

How the Covox and Disney Sound Source Worked.


Let’s imagine it is 1986 and you have a
PC. Now, we didn’t call them MS-DOS computers
back then, we called them IBM compatibles. Unless, of course, you had a real IBM, in
which case you just had an IBM. But anyway, what were your sound options back
then? 99% of PCs had only what we referred to as
the PC-Speaker. Yes, this is the speaker that could produce
square-wave tones that we’re all familiar with. So, how did that work? So, you had these various components like
the CPU, RAM, and video chips. And you had IO ports like the keyboard, serial,
and parallel ports. And you had the PC-speaker. Now, the CPU can read and write to the RAM,
and then send that information along to say the video, or one of the I/O controllers. Or it can send information to the PC-Speaker. Or, more accurately, to the system timer which
controls the speaker. Once the frequency of the tone has been set
in the timer, it will continue to make that tone without the CPU being involved. In many ways, you can think of the PC-speaker
as a one-voice synthesizer that can only produce square waves. Some programmers even made the speaker sound
pretty good by alternating the tones very quickly, giving the illusion of more than
one voice. And some games even managed to produce digital
samples using the PC-Speaker. But since it is a 1-bit sound device, it doesn’t
sound that great. But the real problem with producing digital
samples, is that the CPU has to read every byte from RAM and precisely control every
tick of the PC-speaker, thus hogging up almost all of the CPU time for producing this sound. A few years later with cards like the sound-blaster,
they had something called DMA, which meant that the CPU could simply give one instruction
to the sound card, telling it where the sample was in memory, and the sound card could handle
the task of reading that sample from memory and playing it on it’s own, while the CPU
could go back to it’s own tasks. But then this curious thing came out in 1986
called the Covox Speech Thing for the IBM PC. Of course, Covox was making sampling devices
for other computers back then, such as this Covox Voice Master for the Commodore 64. But, I’m going to tell you right now, I
don’t have the Covox device or the speech thing for the IBM PC. In fact, they’re virtually impossible to
find. They’re very rare. However, I recently received a donation of
a modern clone of the Covox, called the CVX4. And so I’ll be demonstrating this instead
of the original Covox. And since I’ll need a computer to demonstrate
it on, I thought this old 486 laptop would be perfect since it has no sound card built
in and there is virtually no other way to get a sound card in it, at least that will
work with DOS games. So I’ll connect my little Covox clone here
and I’ll need something to hear the sound with, so I’ll use my 1980s bombox. But since I want you guys to be able to hear
this clearly, I’ll pipe the sound through my Zoom H4N to record the audio for you guys. So, how does the Covox work? Well, the parallel port in an IBM compatible
has many pins, but 8 of these can be controlled at will by the CPU. These are essentially general purpose I/O
pins. But if you use them together you can create
an 8-bit value. And the Covox is nothing more than an 8-bit
digital to analog converter that takes these 8 lines and converts it to an analog voltage,
or essentially a line-level audio signal. So, in many ways it works pretty similar to
the PC-speaker, only its connected to the I/O chip and the CPU will still have to work
hard to move the information from RAM one byte at a time. But at least it is 8-bit instead of 1-bit
like the PC Speaker. So, how does it sound? Back in the DOS days there was kind of an
obsession with these Amiga MOD tracker files, and this program was one of many that could
play them on DOS machines. First I’ll configure it to use the PC-Speaker
and let you have an idea what this sounds like. Because it is so faint, I’ll have to put
my microphone right up to the speaker to capture it. You can cycle through different screens while
the music is playing. OK, now let’s configure the program to use
the Covox and try it again. Well, that sure sounds a lot better to me. Even kitty approves! So, considering that this thing relied entirely
on the CPU, and CPUs weren’t even all that fast in 1986, what was it really used for? Well, that’s a good question and I haven’t
been able to find a solid answer on that just yet. I did find a magazine article where somebody
was asking about a software program for digitized speech, and the magazine responded about the
Speech Thing being used for digitized words to be incorporated into BASIC programs. The earliest game I can find that uses the
device is 688 Attack Sub, but it didn’t come out until 1989. So, my guess is, just like the C64 version
of the Covox products, they probably had their own little suite of that came with the original
speech thing. But as time went on, more and more games started
to support the Covox as a sound device. And, one of the big advantages it had was
it’s price. In 1987, the Adlib Sound Synthesizer came
out at $195. The Sound Blaster came out a couple of years
later at $235. But you could buy a Covox Speech Thing for
$79. And while price was in its favor, the big
problem was the complexity of coding required in order to make it work. So, basically any game that were to use it
would require very precision timed software routines in order to be able to produce sound
and also run the game at the same time. Plus, the older machines weren’t all that
fast to begin with so they didn’t have a lot of extra CPU cycles to begin with. In fact, if you look at mobygames, you can
see that only 55 games were known to support the Covox Speech Thing. In 1991, a competing device came onto the
market known as the Disney Sound Source. This product works in a similar way, but sold
for a very aggressive $14 and was even bundled with different games, such as this game, The
Rocketeer. So let’s unbox this and see how it was all
packaged. This box, unfortunately, has seen better days. OK, so here’s the parallel port connector. And here’s the little speaker. And dang! The box almost looks empty. But they’ve hidden the floppy disks down
in this little pocket here. It also comes with some little wheel. My guess is that this is some sort of copy
protection device where it asks you to find some information to start the game. So let’s take a closer look at this thing. This is really where the action happens, this
contains the digital to analog converter and it has a passthrough connector so you could
connect your printer. That way you don’t completely give up your
parallel port to this thing. This part here is just essentially a little
amplifier with a built in speaker. You can sort of see a Mickey Mouse outline
in the speaker, which makes sense being a Disney product. It does run off of batteries, which is sort
of annoying. But it does automatically shut itself off
when not in use by any software. It also has a headphone jack. So, the question is, is the Disney Sound Source
any kind of improvement over the Covox? Well, the answer is yes and no. It has one big advantage and then one huge
disadvantage. Now, the big advantage is that contains a
small FiFo buffer. Let me explain how that works. With the Covox unit, the CPU has to time the
flow of bytes perfectly, thus chewing up a lot of the CPU’s time. With the sound-source, there is a buffer so
the CPU can send the same information but it can do it erratically at it’s leisure
and the buffer will output a steady stream of sound data to the DAC. And while not as good as the direct memory
access we talked about with a sound card, this buffer does remove a huge burden from
the CPU and the programmer because timing is no longer as important. This, combined with Disney’s better marketing
of the product, meant that the sound source got a lot more support from games. And you can see that Mobygames lists 131 games
that support the Sound Source. That’s still a small number compared to
something like the Ad-Lib which had over 1600 titles supporting it, but a lot better than
the Covox. So, what was that huge disadvantage I was
talking about? Well, with the Covox, the frequency can be
anything you desire because it’s entirely up to the CPU to handle timing. Thus, as you can see when playing this mod
file, it’s running at 44 Khz. However, with the Disney Sound Source, it’s
up to this buffer to determine the output frequency and it is fixed at a measly 7 Khz. So, let’s connect the sound source and have
a listen. I’ll have to use a different MOD player
that will support the sound source. But here we go. The bass isn’t bad. But the treble is terrible. Compare that with the Covox again. And now the sound source. Also, the little speaker isn’t great either. Compare with the sound from my boombox. So the Disney Sound Source was really meant
more for, you know, sound effects and a little extra speech and stuff like that to be integrated
into software and games more than it was meant for actual music. And it did pretty well for sound effects and
speech. But really, what good is one of these today
because anyone who has an old MS-DOS computer could probably easily afford, you know, and
actual sound blaster or compatible card to put into it. Well, the big advantage for me anyway is when
I’m wanting to use these old laptops like this one because it doesn’t have a sound
device of any kind and there’s no way to put one in there. Now, granted, only about 15% of the games
out there actually support one of these devices. So, the first thing I want to do is show you
some games that natively support either the cover or the Disney Sound Source. And, I’m going to be using this laptop. No emulator, I want you to actually see and
hear exactly what it sounds like. The first one I’m going to show you is one
of my all time favorites, Duke Nukem 3D. Now this game would have absolutely no sound
or music of any kind on this laptop normally. But it supports the Disney Sound Source for
sound effects only. So, while there is no music, the game is certainly
more enjoyable to play like this. The next game I’ll show you is Prince of
Persia. This game normally just has PC speaker sound
effects on this laptop, but with the Disney Sound Source it is also much more fun to play. Pinball Fantasies actually supports the Covox
and it actually sounds absolutely fantastic. OK, so those were some examples of games that
support one or the other. And that seems to be what I’m finding is
that games support one or the other but not generally both of these devices. But, now I want to show you a way to get even
more games to support the Covox. A few years ago, somebody wrote a Tandy 3-voice
sound emulator that works with the Covox. So once you load that into memory, then you
can start a game, such as Tetris Classic. So, I’ll pick VGA and when it asks what
kind of sound, you can see that number 9 here shows Tandy 3-voice sound. So I’ll pick that. The game complains that it can’t detect
it, but if you ignore the message it works anyway. So, the Tandy sound system is fairly primitive,
but that’s probably why it was chosen as it would be much less CPU intensive to emulate. And it seems to work well. This is much more fun to play than using the
PC-speaker sound. And here’s Populous using the Tandy sound. And here’s Ultima 6 using Tandy sound. Now, Ultima still always plays the sound effects
through the PC speaker, and it even does that with other sound cards too. It tends to only use the sound card for music. And since my recording is only catching the
music, you can’t hear the sound effects here. If you look at mobygames, there are 432 games
that supported Tandy sound, so that opens up a lot more games that can now have sound. OK, so I tried a lot of software using the
Tandy emulator and I found that about half of the software just flat out wouldn’t work,
mostly because it wouldn’t detect the presence of a Tandy sound card. Now, the reason for this is that a lot of
the older games, the way that they would detect for the Tandy was to check the computer’s
BIOS to see if the word Tandy was somewhere in the BIOS. That’s because Tandy computers were the
only ones that shipped with that hardware so it was an easy way to check for the device. And since this emulator only emulates the
hardware, it doesn’t change the code in the system BIOS, so many of the software simply
fail to detect that it’s there. And, there’s no easy fix for that. Still, between the natively supported games
and the games that will work with the Tandy emulator, that’s a pretty large selection
of games that can now have sound on this machine using a simply device like this. And, there’s one more thing I haven’t
shown you. Believe it or not, almost all of the Sierra
adventure games can be made to work. Somebody recently created a new driver that
you can copy into the folder of Sierra games and it supports a special 4 voice mode. Keep in mind these voices are essentially
created in realtime with software so they can’t be too fancy. Nevertheless, I can now play these games with
some music. Normally, a game like this has no music at
all, only some beep-like sound effects from the PC speaker. So, between the native support, the Tandy
emulator, and all of the Sierra games, there are now many hundreds of games that can have
sound on this 486 laptop, even though it doesn’t officially support any sort of sound card. So that’s cool, and if you’re into old
laptops like I am, then is definitely an inexpensive device that would definitely give some sound
to your old laptop. And I’ll put a link down in the description
field where you can buy one of these, and no I’m not making any money off of this. But, I think there’s a lot of other vintage
enthusiasts out there that would probably enjoy getting their hands on one of these. So, that’s it for this time, so thanks for
watching and stick around until next time!

Haschak Sisters – I Wanna Dance

Haschak Sisters – I Wanna Dance


I’ll never learn I think we should just give up this is too hard ya what are you guys complaining about we can hear you crying across the park we’re not crying me and Olivia’s talent show is tomorrow ya and we don’t even know the dance hold up that’s it Don’t make it so complicated
All you gotta do is feel the beat Just think about – moving to music
You don’t have to do it so perfectly See, that’s the thing
Everybody from our school will watch
And we don’t wanna look like we can’t dance I say if we can’t get it right by tonight then it’s off!
I mean… I can’t take a chance!
It’s just too advanced! Quit saying it’s impossible
All I hear from you is fear and doubt If you really wanna do it
Then you both need to pay attention
You and Maddison will help us out?
We’ll try… But you gotta lose the attitude
Cause some things just take some time I’ll watch cause I wanna get better and I think I can
My reputation is on line!
Olivia, please… Oh I wanna dance with somebody
I Wanna feel the beat with somebody Yeah, I wanna dance with somebody
With somebody who loves me Oh I wanna dance with somebody
I Wanna feel the beat with somebody Yeah, I wanna dance with somebody
With somebody who loves me That was… Interesting
A+ for the effort, right? I quit cause you both wanna sit there and laugh at us
Yeah, you don’t know what this is like Oh take a joke, It was fine and we’ll clean it up
Yeah, you guys are gonna steal the show We promise we can help you out and it’ll be alright
Gracie: Besides, we did this a long time ago Wait, you did?
Olivia: Well this is great! You two can help us win first place That’s right cause the rules say we can have extra help if it’s family or in our grade Um, I don’t know… Maybe but you have to practice, if we do it we’ll just back you up Madison what? Deal Piece of cake 5, 6, 7, 8 Oh I wanna dance with somebody
I Wanna feel the beat with somebody Yeah, I wanna dance with somebody
With somebody who loves me Oh I wanna dance with somebody
I Wanna feel the beat with somebody Yeah, I wanna dance with somebody
With somebody who loves me fine but please don’t do that tomorrow [music]

Haschak Sisters – Diary (Official Music Video)

Haschak Sisters – Diary (Official Music Video)


(music) Waiting on that letter from the college of my dreams I’m hoping I’m wishing Maybe she can hand me down her jeep Top Down and I’m singing Some days I’m happy and excited wanna shout it out but I write it down Ya some days
I don’t know what will happen if I dream out loud so I write em down All of these All of these secrets
I keep em in Keep em in
My diary, my diary All of these All of these secrets
I keep em in Keep em in
My diary, my diary All of these all of these Wondering if he likes me back or not I’m hoping
I’m wishing Playing dress up with their clothes is more fun
If it’s missing
Then we’re twinning Some days
I’m happy and excited wanna shout it out but I write it down Ya some days
Things don’t go as planned and I might get bummed out
So I write em down All of these All of these secrets
I keep em in Keep em in
My diary, my diary All of these All of these secrets
I keep em in Keep em in
My diary, my diary All of these all of these All of these, all of these Secrets I keep
Written inside my diary in ink
ev-er-y new person place thought and dream I keep it secret Behind lock and key All of, all of these Secrets I keep
Written inside my diary in ink
Ev-er-y new person place thought and dream
All of these all of these things All of these All of these secrets
I keep em in Keep em in
My diary, my diary All of these All of these secrets
I keep em in Keep em in
My diary, my diary All of these, all of these

Haschak Sisters – Call It A Day


dad why am I here because mom said while she’s away no Sierra we do this every year she has the question dad it’s hot
and there’s bugs Daddy you do know we hate being out here right like clockwork summertime comes and I wanna to have fun cuz I got someone on my mind but instead of the beach all I get are these trees cuz our dad wants quality
time Ew! I’m not cut out for this It’s too hot and I think I smell you do plus the bugs and the Bears and the frizz in my hair you all stop I just chipped a nail oh daddy oh daddy we should talk this through daddy we could all hang out but separately in our rooms can we? oh daddy oh daddy we should talk this through daddy we could take a vote and settle what we wanna do can we? Hey we should just call it a day We’re not cut out for this anyway I mean maybe we could try this again but if we don’t than that’s okay we should just call it a day I’m just I’m just out of breath go ahead Ill just stay and melt you guys stop she’s sick can we get you anything Wi-Fi and a fan would help this way to the next stop on the map next up we can hike a trail We should buy an RV we should camp next week Daddy please maybe they are on sale OLIVIA!! Oh daddy oh daddy
We should talk this through, daddy We could all hang out
But separately in our own rooms, can we? Oh daddy oh daddy
We should talk this through daddy We could take a vote
And settle what we wanna do… can we?! Hey! We should just call it a day We’re not cut out for this anyway I mean, maybe we could try this again
But if we don’t then that’s ok We should just call it a day dad there’s something we need to talk to
you about we love spending time with you but when it comes to camping on a scale
of one to ten we hated it can we please go back to civilization and
spend quality time with air conditioning come on guys he’s just gonna say no okay All: What!?!? Hey! We should just call it a day we’re not cut out for this anyway I mean, maybe we could try this again
But if we don’t then that’s ok We should just call it a day