Info — about bytebeat

Bytebeat music (or one-liner music) was invented in September 2011. They're generally a piece of rhythmic and somewhat melodic music with no score, no instruments, and no real oscillators. It's simply a single-line formula that defines a waveform as a function of time, processed (usually) 8000 times per second, resulting in an audible waveform with a 256-step resolution from silence (0) to full amplitude (256). If you put that formula into a program with a loop that increments time variable (t), you can generate the headerless unsigned 8 bit mono 8kHz audio stream on output, like in this application. Since these directly output a waveform, they have great performance in compiled languages and can often be ran on even the weakest embedded devices.
History of bytebeat

Original blog posts and videos from Viznut:
Blog posts #1
Blog posts #2
YouTube video #1
YouTube video #2
YouTube video #3

This website is a live editing bytebeats player. It has a collection of bytebeat music I found on the internet, and also the music I created.
You can choose between bytebeat, signed bytebeat and floatbeat formats. Bytebeat expects output is an unsigned 8bit value (0 to 255). Signed bytebeat assumes output is a signed 8bit value (-127 to 128). Floatbeat assumes output is -1.0 to 1.0.

This website is the fork of Bytebeat composer by StephanShi..
Forked by Chase T aka Chasyxx.

ShephShi's website is the fork of 8-bit Generative Composer by @paul_hayes.
Forked by SthephanShi aka Viraya.

Custom functions include:
  • bitC: (X,Y,Z) => X&Y?Z:0
  • br: (T,SIZE) => Bit reverses SIZE bits of T, discards the other bits
  • sinf, cosf, tanf: (X) => sin, cos, tan but inputting t will output the same freqency as t by itself.
  • regG: (T,regEx) => takes a string of T's bits, and tests against regEx for a match. Outputs a boolean.

Classic — C compatible code with one variable (t)

Compact JS — compact JavaScript code

Big JS — big JavaScript code

Floatbeat — assumes output is -1.0 to 1.0

SthephanShi — code SthephanShi created

Chasyxx — code Chasyxx created

T — code T created