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Apple II Software - The Music Studio, 3½" Floppy Disk, 1986 Object Reg. No: HT 13382

The Music Studio - a music composition program (1986). This software provided a complete set of music composing tools for writing, editing and storing both music and lyrics, then playing back any song using a variety of instruments selected from the sound libraries.

It provides a wide variety of musical notation - sharps, flats, rests, ties, dotted notes, triplets, accents and more. The software can change a song to a new key instantly, can copy or move sections of music, transpose passages up or down, insert new passages and experiment with tempos. This can be done with a click of a mouse.

The software was collected because it is representative of games developed for the Apple II series of computers. Although this software application was introduced in 1986 (for a late version of the Apple II that used 3½" floppy disks), it was acquired because it was the earliest example that could be found by the Museum of the use of a personal computer in music programming and composition.

This item is part of a representative collection of hardware, software, trade literature and promotional material that documents the history of the Apple company, and its contribution to, and impact on the computer industry and society.
Box containing the Music Studio Software Package for Apple IIGS Computers including manual and 3.5 inch disk (version 1.2)
Acquisition Information:
Donation from Barrie Heard, 2006
Discipline: Technology
Dimensions: 25 mm (Height), 180 mm (Width), 230 mm (Length)

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Tagged with: computer music, computer software, computers, computing, education, entertainment
Themes this item is part of: Internet Macintosh User Group (iMug) Collection, The Apple Computer Story - Corporate Rise 1977-1983, The Apple Computer Story - Music for the Millions 2001 onwards, Information & Communication Collection
Primary Classification: COMPUTING & CALCULATING
Secondary Classification: Digital Computing
Tertiary Classification: software
Inscriptions: The Music Studio - The premier music composition program
Compose, Engineer and Explore.

At last a complete music composition tool with power and performance matched only by its simplicity and ease of use

Activision Inc
P O Box 7287
Mountain View CA 94039
Manufacturer: Activision Inc., Mountain View, California, United States of America, 1986

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