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Alternative Instruments

Review | Sound On Sound, May 1989

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.


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.

Connectix RAM Doubler

Review | Music Technology, May 1994
for the Mac

Double your Mac's RAM without doubling your overdraft.

Digital Music MIDIScan

Review | Music Technology, Feb 1994
OCR music software for the PC

Imagine what it would be like to scan a piece of sheet music and have it turned into a MIDI file. Imagine the MIDIScan.

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


Review | Micro Music, Apr/May 1989

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


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.


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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