EMIC2 as tone generator?

Hi,
Ive been trying to figure out if I can get the EMIC2 to produce a continuous tone of specific frequency, but not getting anywhere. It seems it just plays tweaked up phonemes where the pitch and duration can be set to specific values.
Is it possible to play a specific (pure) tone, and also how do I get it to play it, or a "tone phoneme" continuously until terminated by 'X".
thanks and regards,
JEFF

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  • ercoerco Posts: 19,227
    Hopefully Emic-2 Joe Grand will chime in here.

    Funny that the tone you describe is easily generated by most any micro, all the way down to a BS-1, but perhaps not easily or obviously by the Emic. Presumably you are using some micro with your Emic. Heck, even a 4-cent 555 timer is up to that task.

    So there are two possible backup plans for you.
    "When you make a thing, a thing that is new, it is so complicated making it that it is bound to be ugly. But those that make it after you, they don’t have to worry about making it. And they can make it pretty, and so everybody can like it when others make it after you."

    - Pablo Picasso
  • Thanks. Yes, using PIC to control EMIC2, but would prefer not to use another external IC such as 555 and therefore another speaker. Want to integrate tone function into PIC+EMIC2+speaker functionality. My question about how to code for continuous tone is the one really need to solve.
  • Are you applying a constant pin for it to repeat the phoneme?
    If so, have you tried pulsing the pin?
    Any com port in a storm.
    Floating point numbers will be our downfall; count on it.
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  • ercoerco Posts: 19,227
    You can contact Emic2 inventor Joe Grand at http://www.grandideastudio.com/contact/
    "When you make a thing, a thing that is new, it is so complicated making it that it is bound to be ugly. But those that make it after you, they don’t have to worry about making it. And they can make it pretty, and so everybody can like it when others make it after you."

    - Pablo Picasso
  • Thanks for your help with this, guys.
    I have sent and email to Joe Grand.
    regards,
    JEFF
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