TamTam: Music and sound for the OLPC

March 5, 2007

TamTam Edit released!

Filed under: Uncategorized — tamtam4olpc @ 4:47 pm

The next stable XO build will see the first beta release of the TamTam music editor. TamTam Edit is a page driven event sequencer featuring a powerful music generator, a colorful and intuitive graphical interface to create, modify and organise notes on five virtual “tracks”, a palette of close to a hundred sounds and a music construction model that allows virtually limitless variations in all musical styles.

TamTam Edit joins miniTamTam and TamTam synthLab as the third component of a complete music and sound creation and collaboration environment on the XO. THe fourth component consisting of a collaborative playing and composing tool will be forthcoming as soon as the mesh network technology stabilises.

TamTam Edit uses about 55-65% of the CPU when running full tilt and presently occupies about 20MB of ram. We extend full kudos to James Bergstra of the Université de Montréal and Adrian Martin of the University of Toronto for making this a reality. Given the constraints, this is no small feat. Olivier Bélanger and Nathanaël Lécaudé, both of the Université de Montréal have also contributed an enormous amount of hours to create what is turning out to be a package we are extremely proud of.

Watch this page for another in our series of tutotrial videos.

TamTam Player screen




  1. […] read full story […]

    Pingback by TamTam Edit released! | Pilka — March 5, 2007 @ 5:05 pm

  2. I will look forward to add your next videos to http://olpc.tv

    Comment by Charbax — March 11, 2007 @ 10:47 am

  3. I will look forward to post your next story on OLPC.

    Comment by OLPC — April 27, 2007 @ 5:59 am

  4. I notice strong similarities between this and the hyperscore music editor. Is there a collaboration?

    Comment by griblit — February 7, 2008 @ 12:11 pm

  5. Need help on addinf sounds on tamtamedit.help help

    Comment by sudeep kandel — November 13, 2008 @ 6:16 am

  6. Cool guys, I never would have thought that there were music editors and generators being built for OLPC. Thats a great educational and fun tool for the world.

    Comment by danosmusic — March 24, 2009 @ 7:59 pm

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