Classic Computer Magazine Archive COMPUTE! ISSUE 74 / JULY 1986 / PAGE 10

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Correction For Casio Review

I enjoyed reading your January 1986 review of The Music Shop for MIDI and the Casio CZ-101 synthesizer. In fact, I became inspired and bought the same system, after having exhausted the 64's musical capabilities. You mentioned a problem with accessing all the features of the CZ-10l synthesizer. Perhaps I obtained an updated version of The Music Shop for MIDI because I have not had the same experience. All 48 timbres can be accessed (the basic presets plus those in internal memory or cartridge memory). In addition, four-voice polyphonic music is possible within the program using the programmable MIDI features (channeling the four solo yokes). Casio's COSMO series of synthesizers, which includes the CZ-101, is capable of playing up to eight timbres (four on the CZ-101) on a single slave unit. Have you looked into other types of MIDI software presently available? Please continue your articles on computer music.

Eric Habeck

Thanks to you and to Don Williams (the programmer who created The Music Shop and The Musk Shop for MIDI) for alerting us to the misstatement. The 64 is very popular with musicians and sound enthusiasts because of its low cost and built-in sound capabilities. As the MIDI standard becomes more widely accepted, we're likely to see even more in the way of music software for the 64. We'll continue to review new products as time and space permit.