"HoHo" Format reference and hints on creating sounds
- HoHo Format is not a standard of any cell phone (on the contrary to all other formats).
- It is the only format that fully supports all the HoHo functions and Palm MIDI sounds features.
- Using this format, you can set: volume, octave, note (tone), and duration for each note separately.
- The HoHo Format consists of:
[0..127] (A/B/C/L/M/H) [#] (C/D/E/F/G/A/B) [is] (1/2/4/8/16/32) [.]
- 0..127 - volume. May be omitted. If so - the default is 127 (that is the maximum value).
- A/B/C/L/M/H - octave A=L(ow) B=M(edium) C=H(igh).
- # (hash) - tone + one half (the effect is the same as of "is").
- C/D/E/F/G/A/B - tone.
- is - tone + one half (the effect is the same as of "#").
- 1/2/4/8/16/32 - length (duration).
- . (period) - length + one half.
- - (dash) instead of octave and tone - silence (e.g. -16 or -8.).
- All the above elements must be typed in the given order.
- The elements in square brackets are optional.
- Notes must be separated by spaces.
- Letters are case-insensitive.
- Example: 127Lcis4
- Volume is set to maximum (127).
- Lower octave is used (L).
- Note is the Cis.
- Length is 4.
- You may encounter "silent notes" in HoHo and/or in MIDI when the slider and/or the note volumes are set too low.
- While playing the sound and while exporting it into MIDI, the individual note volume and the volume set by the slider, are equally considered. The actual volume is achieved as the sum of both values (this is analogous to the octave and length-tempo setting). The similar situation happens when you import a MIDI file.
- If the sound contains variable volume notes, the best way to play it, or to export it to MIDI is at full "Volume" slider setting.