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Sam's Final Project: PLOrk PLOrk Revolution

A 2-player typical PPR setup.

What is PPR?

PPR is an interactive multiplayer drum machine. Using PSX controllers and DDR pads as input devices, players can toy with individual beats and melodies through the built-in sampler. Once they've found a cool pattern, pressing start will record the sound and time for each input note. Pressing start again stops recording and transmit the musical data over to the host computer, which cleans up the timing and plays it along with the loop.

Check out this demo video

How do I use Sol?

Download the code here.

You must have a copy of Processing and the latest version of the ChucK programming language compiled from the CVS source. (Or, for Spring 2008 PLOrkers, the new version of miniAudicle Dan Trueman emailed us a few weeks back will work.) To start Sol, first run the Processing sketch, and then run the file in ChucK.

The controls are simple:

  • Arrow keys for moving the ship around.
  • Space bar to brake. Pressing space a few times will slow you down; holding down space will stop you.

I'm too lazy to do all that!

Well, then listen to some prerecorded examples! That's so easy that even you can't whine about it!


Andrew Schran
Princeton University, Computer Science
Class of 2009