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Alternative Instruments

Review | Sound On Sound, May 1989
MIDIGrid & MIDIDraw

Can't play an instrument but would love to create music? Your wish is granted! With the right software, the humble Atari ST computer can be turned into a very different MIDI instrument indeed. Martin Russ looks at two unusual graphical music programs with contrasting approaches: MIDIDraw and MIDIGrid.

Apple HyperCard

Review | Music Technology, Jan 1988
Software for the Apple Macintosh

A computer program that teaches you how to use your gear? Jim Burgess checks out a package for the Apple Macintosh that threatens to make the users' manual a thing of the past.

BBC News

Review | Electronic Soundmaker, Jan 1985
Organ Master/Island Logic

An add-on sound board, and a comprehensive disc-based music system for the Beeb micro.

CDP MIDIGrid

Review | Music Technology, Jul 1989
Atari ST Software

Is it a bird? Is it a plane? Or is it possibly the most impressive piece of software around? Ian Waugh plugs into the Grid and emerges a wiser man.

Dr T'S T-Basic

Review | Music Technology, May 1990
Software for the Atari ST

Until now writing MIDI software has been the preserve of a few dedicated individuals, but T-Basic offers to make MIDI programming accessible to the masses. Ian Waugh gets online.

Dr Tiricc

Review | Micro Music, Aug/Sep 1989

Not the silliest piece of MIDI software in the world but...

Intelligent Music MIDIDraw

Review | Music Technology, Jan 1989
Software for the Atari ST

As well as being a communications standard, MIDI has encouraged the development of new forms of musical expression - like this graphic music program. Ian Waugh draws his own conclusions.

Intrinsic Technology Slam

Review | Music Technology, Oct 1992
Sample Librarian and Manager

An open and shut case for sample librarians

MIDI Draw

Review | Micro Music, Apr/May 1989

A novel little program for ST owners with a leaning towards pictures and music

MIDIGrid

Review | Micro Music, Jun/Jul 1989

An unconventional approach to sequencing but could be just the thing for ST users with limited keyboard skills

Roland MRM 500

Review | Music Technology, Mar 1991
Midi File Converter

Roland's MRM500 software offers unprecedented file compatibility between software sequencers and their MC-series sequencers. Vic Lennard asks if it's too good to be true.

Songrep

Review | Music Technology, Jul 1992
Atari ST Software

Organising song files seems tedious - until you can't find the patterns you need. Vic Lennard boots up a program which makes housekeeping Creator/Notator files easy.

Steinberg Musical

Review | Music Technology, Sep 1989
Atari ST Software

In a completely different vein to Cubase, MusiCal is a music learning program aimed primarily at the educational market. Ian Waugh goes back to school.

 

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