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Amusement Arcade

Review | Electronics & Music Maker, May 1986
Roland MPS & MUSE

Roland's first serious venture into software takes the form of composing packages for Commodore, Apple and IBM computers. Annabel Scott checks them out.

Band Aid

Review | Recording Musician, Feb 1993
Band-In-A-Box Auto-Accompaniment Software

You've never had it so easy — Band-in-a-Box adds intelligence to auto-accompaniment, as Mike Simmons finds out in his look at the latest version of this popular software package.

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.

C-Lab Notator Logic

Review | Music Technology, Apr 1993
Software for the Apple Macintosh

A logical development for Notator users? Maybe, but as Ian Waugh discovers, someone still has to cross the T's and dot the I's on this latest software sequencer from C-Lab.

Cadenza For Windows

Review | Music Technology, Aug 1992
IBM PC Software

Play solo on the PC.

Cakewalk Professional

Review | Music Technology, Mar 1993
For Windows

Walking into Windows

Copyist III

Review | Micro Music, Apr/May 1989

Scorewriting packages are becoming more and more popular Clive Grace looks at Dr T's top of the range offering

Dr T Copyist

Review | Music Technology, Jun 1987
Software for IBM PC and Atari ST

Music transcription comes to Atari ST and IBM PC computers with this new program. Chris Many finds out if it does a better job than the human hand.

Dr.T's Copyist

Review | Sound On Sound, May 1990
Music Transcription Program

Writing out full scores and individual parts for fellow musicians used to be a slavish occupation for a skilled select few. Now, with the benefit of low cost computers and music transcription programs like this one from DR.T, almost anyone can produce professional results that don't cost the earth. Amanda Stuart explores.

Dynaware Ballade

Review | Music Technology, Mar 1990
IBM PC Software

This combined sequencer and tone editor for the IBM PC will work happily with Roland's MT32 and LAPC1. Ian Waugh looks into a serious PC music system.

Magnetic Music Prism

Review | Music Technology, Jul 1990
Software for the IBM PC

As musical interest in PC-compatible machines grows, more American software is finding its way into the UK. Harvey Newquist sequences the PC way.

Master or Servant

Review | Micro Music, Apr/May 1989

Phil Brammer & Co test drive Master Tracks Pro for the ST

Master Tracks Pro

Review | Micro Music, Feb 1990

Paul Overaa gives the once over to this new Amiga sequencer.

Music Mandala

Review | Music Technology, Jun 1993
for Atari and PC (Windows) computers

Music Pak

Review | Micro Music, Apr/May 1989

Everything a PC owner needs to set up in sequencing or or just an entry level package that leaves you wanting more?

Musicom

Review | Music Technology, Nov 1986
Music Instruction System

Of the few computer-based music teaching systems available, Xanadu's Musicom - distributed by Roland - is one of the most versatile. David Ellis finds out if it's cheap enough to tempt fund-starved schools.

Passport Master Tracks Pro

Review | Sound On Sound, Oct 1987
A MIDI Control Program for the Macintosh

Passport were one of the first US companies to offer music software for any computer. Richard Elen wades through the extensive features offered by their first music software release for the Apple Macintosh - a MIDI control program called Master Tracks Pro.

Passport Mastertracks Pro

Review | Music Technology, Sep 1990

Already a well-established Macintosh sequencer, Mastertracks Pro has now been ported across to the IBM PC and clones. Ian Waugh gets acquainted with a Pro.

Passport Mastertracks Pro 4

Review | Music Technology, Jul 1990
Software for Apple Macintosh

Passport's Mastertracks has been one of the leading Macintosh sequencing programs for several years. Mike Collins boots up the latest version to check on its progress.

Passport Trax

Review | Music Technology, Dec 1990

This cost-effective sequencing package from Passport comes ready to run on all the popular music computers. Ian Waugh checks out the newest relative in the MasterTracks family.

PC Mastersound

Review | Music Technology, Mar 1993

Grab a PC of the action

Personal Composer System/2

Review | Sound On Sound, Dec 1988

Jay Chapman sinks his teeth into one of the most complex and sophisticated scorewriting and sequencing programs on the market - Jim Miller's Personal Composer for PC compatible computers.

PG Music Band-In-A-Box

Review | Music Technology, Jul 1991
Apple Mac/IBM PC/Atari ST Software

As technology tears down barriers, people rebuild them. Ian Waugh investigates a composition program that delivers all the traditional elements of music at the touch of a button.

PROMIDI

Review | Sound On Sound, Nov 1988
Direct-to-Disk Studio System

Here's a computer-based sequencer with a difference - PROMIDI records direct-to-disk, lets you structure your music any way you please, and runs on low-cost PC compatible computers. Ian Gilby investigates...

Quickscore Deluxe

Review | Music Technology, Jan 1993
Score writer for the PC

Settling scores on the PC

 

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