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Apple II Software - The Music Studio, 3½" Floppy Disk, 1986 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
|Dimensions:||25 mm (Height), 180 mm (Width), 230 mm (Length)|
|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|
|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
P O Box 7287
Mountain View CA 94039
|Manufacturer:||Activision Inc., Mountain View, California, United States of America, 1986|
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