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Developer resources

Under this section you will find several useful resources for programmers, including step by step tutorials, examples, utilities and source code and related sound clips.
We've also included a list of usefull links to 3rd party utilities available around from the web, which you may find usefull during your development with the Chameleon


Monosynth: a monophonic synthesizer for Chameleon (PDF), plus code (ZIP)
This document explains in detail the internals of this new example included with the latest version of the Chameleon SDK. MonoSynth is a complete monophonic synthesizer application for the Chameleon with two wavetable oscillators, a white noise generator, a mixer, a resonant lowpass filter with cutoff envelope (ADSR), an amplifier with gain envelope (ADSR) and two (stereo) delay effect units.
You can listen to some sound clips generated and processed with the monosynth.
We are pleased to announce that monosynth has now become a GPL skin, we hope this will encourage more skins to be developed for the Chameleon.
This has also has been used as the basis for MonoWave II by Paul Maddox. He has made his source code available too, so that you can see how easy it is to create your own unique skins.

A simple Audio Level Meter for Chameleon (PDF), plus code (ZIP) (updated: 2004/04/13)
A small Chameleon application that converts it on an audio level meter, explained step by step. You'll be able to use it later on more complex apps. Tutorial and source code included.

Introduction to the DSP56300. An approach in 8 exercises (PDF), plus code (ZIP)
An excelent tutorial with source code included for these who wish to get started with the Motorola DSP programming.

Source code

These examples demonstrate how to write applications for the Chameleon. These examples are supplied with, and require, SDK v1.2:

3rd party utilities
Sound Clips

Following you will find short pieces of sound either generated or processed by some of the different Chameleon applications whose source code is available above.


These audio clips have been processed using the application simpleverb (available here), whose source code was originally posted in the forum.