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Reader Service Card See us at the AmiEXPO in Washington, DC March 16-18 REPARTEE Comments, complaints, and concerns from Amiga World readers. Culprits?. .. J. VANDER Brook’s letter about the marketing and sales of .Amiga products (“Dealing with Dealers ’ Repartee, Jan. ’90, p. 8) was so much on target it’s uncanny! He’s right. Retail outlets that sell Amigas are not much more than personalized video arcades, where store staff engage in one-on- one sessions on games and in personal, time-consuming consultations on the use of the computer. On the other hand, stores that deal in IBM and or Apple products seem to take each customer more seriously. I suspect this is because (after all these years), the .Amiga line is still not being taken very seriously by the public. It’s thought of as just another great game machine. .And Commodore's answer to all of this? Running TV commercials with flying houses, and calling the whole issue “creativity.” G. Majewski Chicago, IL . Or Scapegoats? HAVING BEEN AN .Amiga salesman (and support person) for over two years, I was angered by Mr. Vander Brook's condemnation of the Amiga dealer as the source of poor .Amiga sales. Apple and IBM retailers have the reputation and excellent marketing of their respective companies to bolster the salability (and prices) of their products. .Amiga dealers typically have to do their own advertising to stir up business. They must explain why such a wonderful machine is not the leading computer, regardless of its excellent capabilities and low price. The lower cost of Amiga products result in smaller profits for the Amiga dealer, restricting their resources. That laser printer that Mr. Vander Brook wanted to see in every Amiga store would have cost the Amiga dealer around $ 4000 monev that the dealer could more effectively spend on software and hardware that the typical computer enthusiast would be more likely to buy. I also take offense to his attacks on the capabilities of dealership staffs. I was proud of everyone who sold and supported the .Amiga alongside me, and 1 did mv verv best to j j give my customers what they needed. At the store I worked for, we gave the customer free support for life. Also, the people who put products on back order are distributors, not dealers. Those matters are completely out of the dealer's control. I pray that people with this attitude about their Amiga dealer someday go into business for themselves, so that they can see what it is like in the dealer’s shoes. Commodore is causing poor Amiga sales, and the dealer is being made into the scapegoat. Nikola Derpich Watsonville, CA In the Name Of Science IN HIS NOVEMBER '89 edi- torial (“Chief Concerns,” p. 6), Doug Barney deplores the lack of marketing of the Amiga for applications such as multi- media, desktop video and animation. However, he makes no mention of the use of the Amiga for scientific analysis and presentation of data.

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(617) 244-6954 FAX (617) 244-5243 Circle 35 on Reader Service card. VOLUME 6, NUMBER 3 MARCH 1990 CONTENTS FEATURES Now Hear This! By Mitch Wells .... 20 Eight easy sampling tips to help you create better-quality, more polished Amiga audio for your business presentations, home-video productions, or any other application requiring sound or music. Patchwork By Tim Tuiiy ...26 Harnessing the potential of MIDI synthesizers depends on effective patch editors. Which editor librarian offers high-performance support for the synthesizer you need? Making ‘Sparks’ Fly By Jan Jackson ..32 Xoted jazz blues guitarist and composer Melvin Sparks thinks using an Amiga to help him write music is definitely hip. ARTICLES The AmigaWorld Hardware Buyer’s Guide Compiled by Jan Jackson and Tim Walsh ....34 Nobody has an in with hardware developers like our gal Jan. So when she says, “Is that a new add-on peripheral in your pocket, big boy, or are you just trying to bluff'your way into the AW Buyer s Guide?” she can tell the fluff from the real stuff! It s no Mae West put-on: We've got the vital stats 011 over 275 products. COLUMNS 6 Chief Concerns By Doug Bamey .. From the keyboard cacophony we've been hearing from his office this past month, we think the editor is ready to i mount a synthesizer assault 011 Carnegie Hall. . .but if he fails we're taking away his music software and returning his ukclele. Accent on Graphics 56 By Joel Hagen .. Take the “pencil test ’ this month in the first of a two-part series on freehand animation using popular paint programs. INFO.PHILE By Mark L. Van Name and Bill Catchings . 58 New Amiga users gel more helpful Workbench tips in the second installment of info.philes “Back to Basics” mini-series. 62 POINTERS By John Foust ... “Routine” advice on managing memory resources in C. "Play it again, Sam. . .if you've got enough RAM." Music and sound arc the high notes this month. As time goes by, the Amiga is becoming a serious sound machine whether for making music or adding audio oomph to multimedia applications. DEPARTMENTS Repartee .....8 Drop us a line with what's on your mind. Notepad .... 10 Some great-looking pictures from outer space are becoming available on Amiga nets. Plus news from Commodore. Whats New? ... 100 We don't know whether hemlines will be up or down ibis spring, but we do know what’s in fashion in software, hardware, and other newware. Hors d'oeuvres .104 Take a tip take several from your fellow AW readers. . Help Key .. 106 No mission is impossible for Agent Wallace, so send your tale of technical trouble on a self-destructing tape any time. Last Licks . 112 Always firing from the hip, AW takes some more parting shots whether up in die air. Dead on center, below the belt, or at its own foot. REVIEWS 68030 Accelerator Boards: A2630 (Commodore), HURRICANE 2800 (lMtronics), and IMPACT A3000 A4000 (Great Valley Products) .... 12 Who will gain the pole position in the 08030 Derby? Our reviewer rates three contenders on performance, value and design. MIDI Sample Wrench (dissidents) . 80 This MIDI sample-editing program has dozens of wonderful features but you can’t use it with every sampler. Professional Page 1.3 = Gold Disk) .86 New and improved Features put Pro Page ahead of the desktop-publishing pack. IMACELINK (Active Circuits) .90 A format-conversion program for professional graphics users who need to move among Amiga, Mac, and PC environments. Back Talk ..96 Speak up and be heard! There is no final word when it comes to AW reviews. GAMES Crib Notes 66 Unlike Mr, Connery, "Crib Notes” columnist Peter Olafson may not be the “Sexiest Person Alive,” but he’s been getting acquainted with Sean. Harrison, and the rest of the crew in “Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade” (plus a few other game favorites) to give you tips on beating the odds. Game reviews follow his column: Battle Squadron (innerprise) 66 Blast away at Barrax baddies on the planet Terrainia. Space Quest III: The Pirates of PESTULON (Sierra On-Line) ..74 Journey with Roger Wilco to rescue kidnapped programmers. Indiana Jones and the Last CRUSADE (Lucasfilm Electronic Arts) . . 74 l ake your choice of two versions arcade action or graphics adventure of ibis super game based on the megabit movie. Romance of the Three Kingdoms (Koei Corp.) .....76 Replay the historical unification of China in this strategic-sinnilation game. COVER PHOTOGRAPH BY EDJUDICE NANO COURTESY OF HOUSE OF GULINAS Stephen Robbins, Publisher Douglas Barney, Editor-ln-Chief Dan SULLIVAN, Executive Editor SHAWN LaFLAMME, Managing Editor LOUIS R. Wallace, Senior Editor, Technology LlNDA J. Barrett, Acquisitions Editor Barbara Gefvert Tyson, Review Editor Jan Jackson, Neu' Products Editor TlM WaLSH, Technical Editor Carla Barker, Editorial Intern Gene Brawn. Bill Catchings, David T. McClellan, MARK L. Van Name, Contributing Editors HOWARD G. HaPP, Art Director Ann Dillon, Designer Laura Johnson, Designer ALAN A Korda. Production Supervisor KENNETH BlaKEMAN, National Advertising Sales Manager Michael McGoldrick, Sales Representative Barbara Hoy, Sales Representative HEATHER Paquette, Associate Sales Representative, InfoMarket Sales, 1-800-441-4403. 603-924-9471 MEREDITH Bickford, Advertising Coordinator Giorgio Salute Associate Publisher, West Coast Sales 1-415-363-5230 2421 Broadway, Suite 200 Redwood City, C4 94063 SHELLEY Harmon, Associate Sales Representative, InfoMarket Sales, 1-415-363-5230 WENDIE HaiNES-MaRRO. Marketing Manager Laura Livingston, Marketing Coordinator Margot L. Swanson. Advertising Assistant LlSA LaFlEUR, Executive Assistant to the Publisher Susan Kaniwec, Customer Seri'ice Representative Publishers Assistant PAUL RuESS, Circulation Director PAM Wilder Assistant Circulation Manager 800-365-1364 P Roger J. Murphy, President Stephen D. Twombly, Executive Tice President Publishing Director DENNIS S. CHRISTENSEN, Vice President of Manufacturing Operations JEFFREY D. DeTraY, Director of Technology Research LlNDA Palmisa.no, Typesetting Manager Debra A, Davies, Typographer SUSAN Gross, Corporate Production Manager LYNN LaGASSE. Manufacturing Manager LlNDA Ruth, Single Copy Sales Director DEBBIE Walsh, Newsstand Promotion Manager WILLIAM M. Boyer Director of Credit Sales C£f Collections Amiga llhrltl (ISSN 0883-2:190) is an independent journal nol connected with Commodore Busuit-ys Machines. 1 nc. Amiga World is published monthly by I DC. UommiiiucatinuVfYit-ilxiroiigh. Inc.. 80 Kim St.. lYirrlmnwgh, NH (>3458. U.S. subscription rale is $ 29.97, one year; $ 40.00. two vears; SIM.00, three years. Canada $ 38.97 (U.S. hinds), one year only. Mexico $ 38.97. Foreign Surface $ 19.97. Foreign .Airmail $ 84.97 (prepayment is required on Foreign Surface and Airmail subscriptions in U.S. funds drawn on U.S. bank). All rates are one-year only. Second-class postage paid at Peterborough, NH, and at additional mailing offices. Phone: 603-924-947]. Entire contents copyright 1990 by JI)C. CommunicationVJYterborough. Inc. No part ofthis publication may be printed or otherwise reproduced without wriiien permission from the publisher. Postmaster: Send add less changes to,'lmigaIVarld, Subscription Services. IA) Box 58804. Boulder, IIC) H0322-8K04. Nationally disiriluited In K.ible News Co. Amigalliirlti makes every elloit ki assure t he accuracy of articles, listings and cm nits published in the magazine. .1 migo 11 nrlt! Assumes no responsibility- for damages due to errors or omissions. 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(215) 889-9411 • FAX (215) 889-9416 • BBS (215) 889-4994 Consumers Circle 127 on Reader Service Card CHIEF CONCERNS Tune in or turn off ? USING COMPUTERS TO create and play music is a double-eclged sword. Swords are plenty of fun to hack away with, but not much fun when they slice your finger off. For some musicians and composers, computers are the greatest thing since groupies. They can create artificial orchestras, allowing an individual to compose and play a symphony without knowing how to play any of the instruments. They can help fill in the gaps in an undermanned jam session, and they tremendously ease the highly detailed and tedious work of creating complex compositions. Most importantly, they allow non-musicians such as myself to make noise, and sometimes even pleasant sounds. Also, computers in general are reliable. Unlike real musicians, computers don’t have cars that break down, hangovers, or appointments to keep elsewhere. They are never distracted by fans, and as long as the power supply is good, they keep a good steady beat. And in the long run they are world’s cheaper than a group of skilled musicians. In short, computers are an almost infallible tool that has helped ease the creation and playing of music. Amigas are particularly good for music, and superbly adept at handling the integration of music, video and animation. But computers even .Amigas are not musicians. They have trouble duplicating the raw sound of an acoustic guitar or a set of jazz drums. And it is very difficult for them to he spontaneous. Like all machines, computers have the nasty habit of throwing people out of work. Rock drummers, particularly studio-based one's, have really suffered from the advent of computer-driven drum machines. Instead of arms flailing, microchips keep careful synchopadon. There are fewer mistakes, but that slightly off, unmistakably human sound of a real drummer is missing from studio tracks. Sometimes computers are a bother in the studio. For musicians who are not computer-oriented, computers can be more annoying than a rock critic. At some jam sessions, the bassist and guitarists simply plug in, and the drummer sets up. Then some technology-driven keyboard player gets the disk drives whirring. After that, the pace is dictated by the computer. “Oops! Wrong file. Hold it.” Meanwhile, the real musicians sit idly by while the computer kills the entire spirit of the session. There is a more insidious side to computers in music. While it is great that computers allow people like me to create sound, it is not great if I force you to listen to it. Computers have created more bad music than anything, except maybe the ukelele. Computers themselves are not pioneers. They cannot do what Beethoven or Miles Davis or Pete Townshend have done, which is create new ways of looking at music, and carry their vision through to its ultimate, human manifestation. Fortunately with computers, the good usually outweighs the bad. .And in music, computers have done many, many great things. No longer do composers sit with pen in hand, carefully forming notes, and then start all over again when they make a mistake. Instead, they can put a piece through its paces, over and over again, until it is correct. Then a laser printer can deliver the score with speed and beauty. The end result is often much better than that created by a tired composer with writer’s cramp. Computer musicians should keep these lessons in mind, and use computers only where they are most appropriate. Professionals and nearprofessionals should use computers, not abuse them. Sometimes an old-fashioned jam session is the way to go. Budding musicians should experiment as much as they like, but keep the awful sounding results to themselves. As for me, I’ll keep playing with the great music software packages that come through our offices. 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J. VANDER Brook’s letter about the marketing and sales of .Amiga products (“Dealing with Dealers ’ Repartee, Jan. ’90, p. 8) was so much on target it’s uncanny! He’s right. Retail outlets that sell Amigas are not much more than personalized video arcades, where store staff engage in one-on- one sessions on games and in personal, time-consuming consultations on the use of the computer. On the other hand, stores that deal in IBM and or Apple products seem to take each customer more seriously. I suspect this is because (after all these years), the .Amiga line is still not being taken very seriously by the public. It’s thought of as just another great game machine. .And Commodore's answer to all of this? Running TV commercials with flying houses, and calling the whole issue “creativity.”
G. Majewski Chicago, IL . Or Scapegoats? HAVING BEEN AN .Amiga salesman (and support person) for over two years, I was angered by Mr. Vander Brook's condemnation of the Amiga dealer as the source of poor .Amiga sales. Apple and IBM retailers have the reputation and excellent marketing of their respective companies to bolster the salability (and prices) of their products. .Amiga dealers typically have to do their own advertising to stir up business. They must explain why such a wonderful machine is not the leading computer, regardless of its excellent capabilities and low price. The lower cost of Amiga products result in smaller profits for the Amiga dealer, restricting their resources. That laser printer that Mr. Vander Brook wanted to see in every Amiga store would have cost the Amiga dealer around $ 4000 monev that the dealer could more effectively spend on software and hardware that the typical computer enthusiast would be more likely to buy. I also take offense to his attacks on the capabilities of dealership staffs. I was proud of everyone who sold and supported the .Amiga alongside me, and 1 did mv verv best to j j give my customers what they needed. At the store I worked for, we gave the customer free support for life. Also, the people who put products on back order are distributors, not dealers. Those matters are completely out of the dealer's control. I pray that people with this attitude about their Amiga dealer someday go into business for themselves, so that they can see what it is like in the dealer’s shoes. Commodore is causing poor Amiga sales, and the dealer is being made into the scapegoat. Nikola Derpich Watsonville, CA In the Name Of Science IN HIS NOVEMBER '89 edi- torial (“Chief Concerns,” p. 6), Doug Barney deplores the lack of marketing of the Amiga for applications such as multi- media, desktop video and animation. However, he makes no mention of the use of the Amiga for scientific analysis and presentation of data. In the Repartee and Help Key columns of the same issue, the lack of suitable software for such applications is pointed out, and I think it is for this reason that the Macintosh is capturing much of the expanding market of scientists and science students. Spreadsheet programs such as MaxiPlan Plus (Intuitive Technologies) and .Analyze! (Micro-Systems) will not fit mathematical functions to data and display the fitted curves. Math-Amation (Taurus-Impex) has some of this capability, but lacks the ability to handle hyperbolic and parabolic functions, fit multiple regressions, or carry out analysis of variance, I cannot recall a single article in AmigaWorld that adequately dealt with the subject and critically reviewed available software. If good software does exist for scientific applications, it is certainly not brought to the attention of the customer. May I suggest you invite scientists using Amigas to comment on software they use or would like to see developed. This might bring to light programs that many people would find valuable and perhaps give guidance to software manufacturers. KA. Ferguson Qu e a n hey a n, NS W, A ustra I in Send your letters to: Repartee, AmigaWorld, Editorial Dept., 80 Elm St., Peterborough, NH 03458. Letters may be edited for space and clarity. ¦ Amiga Desktop Video Guide Amiga Advanced System Programmer's Guide HI more technical information for the Amiga programmer The most thorough guide lo video on your jg s ... » MRIPVHW9t|*m8 Amig.iDOS Qu-ck Ret of once There is a reason why we’re the number one publisher of Amiga books. In fact, there are a number of reasons. Fifteen to be exact. Niga For Beginners-introduces you to Intuition, the juse, windows, the CLI, and AmigaBASIC. Ivers Workbench 1.3 Info B6St BN 1-55755-021-2 178pp Se er $ 16.95 SIC Inside & Out*-step-by-step quide to nigaBASIC. Every AmigaBASIC topic includes arts, windows, pulldown menus, files, mouse and eech commands. )vers Workbench 1.3 Info o*llar BN 0-916439-87-9 548pp Glier $ 24.95 ) Graphic Programming in BASIC -details writing ) graphic programs: ray tracing in all resolutions, :ht sources and shading, and more. BN 1-55755-044-1 360pp $ 19.95 achine Language*-comprehensive introduction to 000 assembler ML programming covers 68000 icroprocessor address modes and architecture, speech d sound and more. BN 1-55755-025-5 264pp $ 19.95
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28. 4 Mhz). The A2630 and GVP Impact hoards, on the other hand, are asynchronous, and can run at any one of a whole range of frequencies (though Commodore sells just one version of the A2630, running at 25 Mhz). Some early versions of the GVP hoard used 16 Mhz 68030 chips, but since faster processors have become cheaper and more readily available, GVP sells versions that run at 25, 28, and even 33 Mhz. Changing the operating speed of the hoard can he as simple as putting in a faster processor and the appropriate oscillator crystal. In fact, it is possible to increase the operating speed of the Impact board or A2630 just by changing the clock crystal (the Impact board's crystal is socketed, while the A2630’s is soldered in). Running a 68030 processor faster than its rated speed, however, is controversial at best, Proponents of this practice, called over-oscillation or over-clocking, point out that the speed ratings on chips are only approximate, and that they allow for a fairly wide margin of safety. More conservative types argue that it’s necessary to leave yourself a little leeway, be- it t cause running a chip too fast can cause it to overheat and possibly fail. The possibility of erratic performance is enough to discourage them from pushing the chips. Besides, while increasing clock speed boosts performance, the speed increase is not linear; running a board at 33 Ml lz won’t necessarily make it twice as fast as running it at 16 Mhz. The speed at which the processor can access memory is a limiting factor, so unless you have very fast memory chips, you won't get the full benefit of the higher clock rate. Whether you are for or against overclocking, you should be aware that the Hurricane 2800 is shipped with a 25 Mhz 68030 running at 28 Mhz, while GVP uses either a 25 Mhz chip running at 25 Mhz (the A3000 model) or a 33 Mhz chip running at 33 Mhz (A4000). (GVP reports that it will be shipping 28 Mhz boards in place of the 25 Mhz model when the appropriate parts become available.) The A2630 is available only with a 25 Mhz processor running at 25 Mhz. The Hurricane math coprocessor is clocked at a fixed 28 Mhz speed, while the GVP Impact board and the Commodore A2630 can either be docked at the same speed as the processor, or at a different speed, using a separate clock crystal. The Drivers* Seat Both the GVP Impact and Hurricane 2800 boards have built-in hard-drive interfaces, but each lakes a dillereni approach. The Hurricane 2800 board features the familiar SCSI interface commonly used to attach up to seven hard drives to the Amiga. 1 could not evaluate this interface, however, because the driver software was not completed in time for this review. GVP’s hard-drive interface, on the other hand, has been up and running for a while. I he Impact board includes an AT-style bus interface that allows it to connect with two IDE rYOL K TURN! I have found die 25 Mhz Impact board to he quick and reliable. Ii is easy to install, and the company has made some nice improvements to it. Cha rles Ba rtholomew Audubon, PA (Integrated Drive Electronics) hard drives, a style designed for use with IBM Al -conipatible computers. GVP offers combination accelerator hard drive packages that include a Quantum A1 hard drive, the same drive used bv Cotnmo- (lore in its PC-40 III computers. Boot ROMs that plug into the Impact board enable the computer lo auto-boot from the accelerator's hard drive, using the FastFileSystem. The included drive-in- stallation software makes it easy to partition the drive, and to install Workbench on it. Using 32-bit RAM speeds up an accelerator because it eliminates the bottleneck that results when the 68030 processor has to slow down to talk with 16-bii memory (such as chip RAM) and the custom chips. All three accelerators can use 32-bit memory, but only the A2630 provides space for this RAM on the main accelerator board. In order to add memory to either the Hurricane 2800 or the Impact board, you must plug a separate memory board into the main accelerator board. This results in a somewhat bulky two-board sandwich, but gives you a lot more flexibility in configuring the system. W ith the Hurricane and Impact boards, you can initially purchase the main accelerator board by itself, and add 32-bit memory as your budget permits. The Hurricane 2800 uses the same memory board as previous Hurricane accelerators one socketed for either ? One-megabit (256 x 4) or four megabit (1024x4) RAM chips. You can add memory in increments of a single megabyte using the smaller chips, or four megabytes using the larger ones, up to a maximum of four or 16 megs respectively. The GVP memory board uses nybble-mode addressing, which allows faster memory access, but requires that memory be added in four-meg increments. The GVP board uses eight-mega- bit-by-one bit nybble-mode SIMMs (not to be confused with the page-mode SIMMs used in the Macintosh and PS 2 computers) to add either four or eight megabytes of 32-bit RAM. With the Commodore A2630, vour choices are a bit more limited. It comes ? LET’S Go! Por purposes of comparison, I performed the same speed tests on the 68030 accelerator boards that 1 used for the 68020 boards (see p. 38 in the July ’89 issue). Although some of the programs used in the prior test have been upgraded since then, I used the same program versions so as to maintain comparability. Three categories of tests were performed. The first times applications that do not use floatingpoint math. The RAM speed tests (Fast RAM Chip RAM RAM Speed) on the CSA disk clock instructions executed from fast RAM and chip RAM with the instruction cache turned off. Nsieve comes from CSA, while the other Sieve programs (Sieve 100 and CPU Mem- test) come from Ronin, developers of the Hurricane board. These run variations on a famous program that finds prime numbers, a common test of non- floating-point compute speed. The Search Replace test shows the time required to perform 800 search-and-re- place operations in a 96,000-character text file, using the TxEd text editor by Microsmiths. The Remap test shows how long DeluxePaint II (Electronic Arts) takes to reduce a 640 x 400 picture from 16 colors to two colors. WritePixel clocks the time it takes to fill a rectangle on the screen with color using the ROM Kernel WritePixel function. Finally, Speed is a benchmark recently devised by Jez San to compare the speed of 68030 accelerators with the A2620. Graphic that requires calculation of over two million floating-point operations. The World map test shows the time required to draw a map of the world using a set of about 5000 coordinates and an orthographic projection scheme. (This program has a greater ratio of drawing time to figuring time than the MandelTest.) The third set of tests show how much faster the various floating-point programs executed when written to take advantage of the 68881 math co-processor. Mostly duplicates of the Fast Floating Point tests, these use the The second class of tests show how 68030 boards can speed operations that use software floating-point routines. The two Savage tests give you the results of a famous floating-point benchmark, as executed by the programs on the CSA and Ronin disks. The MandelTest program comes from the CSA disk, and shows the time required to draw the Mandelbrot set. A Non Floating-Point Tests RAM test Fast (secs) RAM test Chip (secs) RAMspeed (MHz) CSA Nsieve (secs) CSA Nsieve (gain) CSA WritePixel (secs) CSA Writepixel (gain) Ronin Sieve (secs) Ronin CPU Memtest (gain) Search Replace (secs) Remap Colors (secs) Speed (ticks) Speed (gain) Fast Floating-Point Tests CSA Savage (secs) CSA Savage (gain) Ronin Savage ffp (secs) Mandeltest 68000 (secs) World map flp (secs) 68882 Floating-Point tests CSA Savage 020 (secs) Ronin Savage ieee (secs) Ronin Savage 881 (secs) Mandeltest (secs) Mandeltest (gain) World map ieee (secs) World map 882 (secs) Silver render (mins:secs) 68881 either directly or through the Amiga IEEE math libraries. The final test in this category shows the time to render a 3-D image of the Utah teapot in 320x400 HAM mode using the floating-point version of Impulse’s Turbo Silver. All accelerators tested used the 68882 math chip running at same speed as the main processor. They all used 32-bit RAM, though the access times of those RAM chips varied (the A2630 was supplied with 100ns RAMs, the Impact board with 80ns chips, and the Hurricane 2800 with 70ns RAMs). 2630 GVP25 GVP28 H2800 GVP33
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• Uses ANIM or IFF-format files. List Price: $ 159.95 Now This t Good ‘sound’ advice in eight easy-to-master techniques for making better sound samples to use in any Amiga production you may have in mind. By Mitch Wells ~ Jnless you are a musician, you might forget the many ways that sound figures into all the things you can do with your Amiga. So consider for just a moment: voiceovers and narrations for business or professional presentations; sound tracks for home video productions; sound effects for animation sequences; musical accompaniment for slide shows; or just some wild sound show of music, voices, and off-the-wall effects of your own design. L ire list of possibilities is endless. Effectively using the sound-sampling capabilities of your Amiga is the key to doing any or all of these things. And the following hints and tips will make you a better Amiga audio producer, musical director, sound technician or whatever other role you need to play. You can use the Amiga to produce sound in three ways: through its built-in speech synthesizer, by modifying the registers in its sound chip, or in sampling with the help of digitizing hardware and software. The first, and most primitive method, is known to those of you who plowed through the introductory manuals. The second, and probably least useful, is something for the technical aficionado who is at home programming a professional synthesizer. Although there are a few good programs that can help you out here notably, Sonix (Oxxi, $ 79.95) and Synthia (The Other Guys. $ 99) creating original sounds can be tedious. Sampling, however, with its entire range of real-world sound and music at ready disposal, is dearly the easiest route and has the most widespread application. Sampling, simply, is the process of converting ordinary, analog sounds into digital information (through the sampling hardware’s analog-to-digital converter, or ADC) to be stored in the Amiga's memory. This information is then reconverted into analog sound waves, through one of four digital-to-analog converters (DACs) within the system’s Paula chip, a stereo preamplifier also found within the Amiga, and your sound system (or the amplifier within your monitor). In order to make samples yourself, what you need is some external sampling hardware (sound digitizer), sampling software, and something to sample. As for the hardware and software, there are a number of fairly inexpensive packages to choose from. Hardware (digilizer)-antl-software (sample editing program) combinations include Perfect Sound (SunRize, $ 89.95); A.M.A.S. (Microdeal MichTron, $ 169.95); Stereo Sound Sampler-F Jammer (Datel, $ 99.95); and SP8 (Creative Sound Systems, S100). If you already have the digitizer, you can purchase sample-editing software separately; AudioMaster II (Oxxi, $ 59.95) and Studio Magic (SunRize, $ 99.99) are two that readily come to mind. For the purposes of this article I will refer to a system consisting of Perfect Sound hardware and AudioMaster II software. Although Perfect Sound can be a bit noisy, I like AudioMaster II. The two complement each other well. Don't worry, however, if this particular duo is not your own setup, because the techniques and tips I will discuss will apply to just about any combination. (For comparative evaluations of the sampling hardware and software products mentioned above and for a compatibility chart to guide you in mixing and matching components see “Sizzling Sounds,” p. 48 in Oct. '89 issue.) 1 Is This on the Level? To get the best results, preparing for sampling can be as important, if not more important, than actually taking the sample. Although some sampling hardware will give you a choice between input types, most sampling hardware requires that the sound come from a “line-level” source. Line-level devices include CD players, cassette or reel-to-reel tape recorders, audio outputs from videotape, an AM FM receiver, a keyboard, or a "live” source recorded with a microphone and a mixer. Trying to sample from a headphone or speaker output, when the hardware requires line level, will usually cause distortion. Sampling from a microphone without a preamplifier (or mixer) will create large amounts of noise. In short, use the right hardware, 1O " S * ¦ T»' impoarttaiat, th&£3. Actoall taking the sample. 2 ‘Sound’ Shopping Advice Deciding what to sample is obviously the next step. Perhaps you know a section of a pop song or classical piece that would work great at the beginning of your animation, or maybe you recorded voice onto cassette for a narrative. If you have a CD player, there are a number of professional sound and sound effects libraries available. A favorite with many professional musicians is the ProSonus Sample Library. You can find similar offerings among the numerous cassette libraries advertised in the classifieds of most keyboard magazines. Also, many record stores and public libraries carry sound-effects records. Whatever your source material, choosing the best sounds for sampling should meet the following criteria: The sound should be easily isolated. If you choose a section
- • j of music or narration from a tape or CD, silence before or after the sound is preferable. Background noise, especially noticeable from cassettes, is not. CD players offer the advantage of allowing you to accurately pause and play small sections of a CD without having to get “up to speed” and leaving you with that annoying click or glitch usually accompanying such transitions. The sound should have an “even”dynamic range. Sounds that get loud and then soft (or vice versa), or have a long decay (as you would get by holding down a piano key), are not as desirable as sounds with a quick decay (like the beep of a car horn), or those with an even volume level. The sound should not be distorted, but it should be a good, strong level. This is especially important when working with cassettes. When recording or choosing a sound on cassette to be sampled later, the sound should be at or around 0 vu on the meter. Having a volume control at the source of the sample (as with a keyboard or a cassette player with an output knob) will help you match levels to overcome “sampler noise" (more about this later). The sound should be the best fidelity possible. Again, Cds have obvious advantages here. For creating your own sounds from scratch, however, a good microphone and mixer beats a cassette recorder any day. If you do not already own a microphone and mixer, don’t waste your money on the cheap ones made for home video recording. If you are interested in acquiring a good mic and mixer for a one-time sampling session, contact the music and AIM rental stores in vour area, The occasional rental will probably not break your bank account, and you will enjoy all the benefits of using superior quality equipment. 3 Thanks for the Memory . . Before you actually make your sample, there is still another consideration: memory. How much, and what kind of memory you have relates directly to how high a level of fidelity you can achieve, so decide how you are going to use the sample First. If' you plan to use your sounds in Sonix (Oxxi), Deluxe Music Construction Set-DMCS (Electronic Arts, $ 99.95), or with a sequencing program such as KCS (Dr. Ts Music Software, S249) or Dynamic Studio (New Wave, SI99.95), you will probably want the highest fidelity possible. Most sample players use chip memory; if you have more available, your sample can be longer and of higher fidelity. Installing a one- meg Agnus chip on machines with one megabyte or more will be a great help when working with longer samples. (You may already have the new one-meg Agnus chip in your A2000 if it was purchased after September 1989 type AVAIL in a CLI window to see how much chip memory your machine has available.) How much memory you have also mav determine the sampling rate at which you will take your sample. (The sampling rate denotes how many times per second the computer takes the “picture” of your sound.) The more samples an ADC takes per second, the more accurately it will record the sound (hence the higher resolution and greater fidelity when that sound is played back). The Amiga’s maximum playback rate, however, is 28,867 samples per second (sps), so it does not really matter if your digitizer can sample at higher rates. Also, when sampling in stereo, the sampling rate is automatically cut in half, front 28k to 14k. Fortunately, most people do not hear sounds beyond 15k. Thus, if you are going to use your sample with something memory-intensive like an animation, consider sampling at a lower sampling rate to conserve memory. A sound sampled at 28,000 sps will take less memory than the same sound sampled at 44,000 sps; sampling the sound at 16,000 sps will take even less memory. The fidelity ceiling (calculated at half the sampling rate) of the sound sampled at 28k will he 14k, while that of the sound sampled at 16k will he 8k which might be okay for some applications. You will have to decide your own level of acceptable trade-off for fidelity vs. memory constraints, hut, in general, sampling at lower rates is usually a good, practical idea for capturing long passages of sound and music if vou have a system with limited J J memory. J 4 The Great Equalizer No matter what sampling rate you decide on, there are a few tricks that can provide you with better results. One of the most effective is equalization. Equalizing (or Eqing) a sound involves running a line-level sound through a series of filters, usually called high-pass low-pass, band-pass, or parametric filters. These filters emphasize or de-einphasize certain frequency hands hence the names. Hi-pass low- pass is most commonly found at the bass and treble controls in stereo systems. Using your stereo system for Eqing would he fine if you could sample from the speaker outputs, hut, as mentioned earlier, most sampling hardware will not allow this. Unfortunately, using the bass and treble controls on most stereos does not affect the line outputs (the tape monitor output, for instance). Thus, you need an in-line EQ that can be put after your source device hut before the sampling hardware. The most common type of in-line EQ is the 10- band Graphic Equalizer available almost anywhere stereo equipment is sold. Radio Shack makes a 10- band Graphic EQ for under $ 80, while Ieac offers a 10-hand with an LED frequency analyzer (to show which frequencies are the loudest) for not much more. Many others sell for around S100; if you plan to do much sampling, owning one of these is a must. Don't go overboard when using a graphic EQ. The proper use of any EQ is to correct aural deficiencies. Eqing for a cassette source often involves just slightly de-emphasizing frequencies above 12k to reduce tape noise, while emphasizing 8- 12k to make up for the reduced highs associated with cassettes. Eqing a live voice might mean emphasizing high frequencies a small amount to increase sibilance, and cutting down on the very low end to decrease pops from P’s and B's. With instruments, many have specific mid-range frequencies that make them sound somewhat nasal, so here you might want to use Eqing to reduce these. In the back of some music theory or audio engineering textbooks, and in the manuals of all graphic equalizers, you will usually find a chart showing the frequency ranges of various instruments and voices. These are very good sources to have around for reference. 5 High-Speed Fidelity Another way to increase the perceived fidelity ceiling is to speed up the sample. Speeding up the sample also reduces the likelihood that you will notice “D to A noise” (a fuzziness usually heard in the high frequency range of a sample). This noise is distortion created by Digital-lo-Analog converter errors when the DAC reads in-between steps of a sample; it is present in all samplers. When a sampler takes “pictures” of a sound (digitizing), it takes a number of pictures (or samples) to make up the complete waveform. In 12- and 16-hit samples, there are more discrete steps to the sample, so fewer errors occur than with an 8-hit sample. & Recognizing that this distortion is a problem, Commodore put low-pass filters in all Amigas. While the filter reduces the distortion, it does so at the price of eliminating frequencies above 7.5k. Thus, in many situations you need to bypass the output filter. While you cannot do this on the A1000 without a hardware modification, the filter is software switchable on the A500 ancl A2000. With the public-domain program LED (found on the Sonix 2.0 disk and on many networks), for instance, you can turn the filter off the latter two models. Once the filter is disabled, of course, you have your distortion problem again. If you speed up the sample, however, not only do you raise the frequency (pitch) of the sample, but you also elevate the frequency of the noise as well. With a sample that was made at 28k and moved up an octave, most of the D-to-A noise will probably occur out of human hearing range! Your sample, however, will play back twice as fast which probably is not exactly what you wanted. One way to get around this is to get a fairly high- quality dual-speed tape deck. Most consumer reel- to-reel decks, such as those made by Sony, Panasonic, or Teac, offer two speeds; if expense is a problem, you might be surprised how often you can find these at many second-hand stores. In addition, there are several four-track cassette recorders, such as the Yamaha MT3X or theTascam 644, that offer dual-speed operation. Also, in the hack of some music magazines you will see dual-speed cassette decks advertised for guitarists wanting to learn licks from their favorite tapes. Many old turntables offer dual (or more) speeds, too. In whatever way you get your equipment, the trick here is to record your desired sound onto tape at high speed, then sample the sound while playing back the tape at low speed (which is almost always an octavejump). Finally, kick the sample up an octave with your sample-editing software. When using Audiomaster II, choose Tune Waveform from the Special Effects menu. Click once on the Octave slider to the right of the indicating bar. Now click on the Waveform gadget in the bottom half of the screen to hear your changes. Finally, click on OK within the Tune Waveform window to accept the octave jump. Be prepared, however, because this eats up a lot of memory and is usually best done with short samples, Sampling in stereo eats up even more memory, so if you sample is stereo, be sure you really need stereo. Many programs, such as Dr. Ts KCS, for example, do not support stereo samples. 6 Got the Signal? After you have decided the rate at which you will sample, and you have set up your EQ, making the sample is pretty straightforward. Have your software "listen” to your sampler before actually starting your sound. This way, you can see how much noise (if any) is being introduced by the sampling hardware. Perfect Sound, for instance, is quite noisy. In order to get a good sample with it, I first adjust the input control to find the point at which there is the least noise, but the most input signal. I need to make sure my input signal to the sampling hardware is pretty “hot” almost but not quite clipping. Clipping is distortion caused by the input signal level being too great for either the sampler to handle, or the source device (or tape itself) to put out (or record) properly. On Audiomaster II, it is easy to tell when the signal clips; the waveform displayed will break up. Once the signal seems right, try making a few samples. Save your work often, and sample and save different versions of the same sounds for comparison. Experiment and have fun! 7 Sampling Savers Most programs use the IFF format, so saving your samples to IFF files is the safest bet. If you want to make an entire soundtrack from IFF samples, Sonix can take these and use them as segments of a song rather than instruments. Compose a complete song by sampling entire bars of music that can repeat, and assign these samples to any of the four instruments. The instruments can then be thought of as verse, chorus, and so on. Simply compose with whole notes and rests. When using Dr. T's KCS. You can assign up to 16 samples to specific MIDI channels and keyboard ranges. Allocating four sounds to four note ranges and one MIDI channel will create some formidable keyboard splits. 8 Let’s Get Looped! If your samples are going to repeat after they are played out once, you will need to tell your editing software where to begin to repeat a loop. Something to remember about making loops is that an instrument gets it perceived characteristics from the first few milliseconds of attack. Even for complex instruments and sounds, the loop does not have to be long, although the initial attack might have to be. Audio- Master II offers two features to help you make the best loops possible; Seek Zero and Seek Loop. These look for the quietest points in a sample (zero meaning no volume) to set repeat points in a loop. Seeking zero points helps to avoid clicks in loop repeats. Such clicks are simply jumps in both volume and waveform composition. When making a loop. I frequently move the beginning and ending loop pointers manually to make my loop as short as possible, while still retaining the characteristics of the sound. I then use the Seek Zero function to find the best repeating point in the vicinity of the loop pointers. Looping the sample merely requires a little experimenting. Thus, saving different versions of your sample with different loop points is a crucial element in making the best sample. ¦ Mitch Wells runs an audio-recording, video-production, and desktop-publishing sendee in Michigan. He has worked in a number of recording studios, both as an engineer and a session musician. He has also taught classes in MIDI and other aspects of computer-assisted music production. Write to him c o AmigaWorld, Editorial Dept., 80 Elm St., Peterborough, Nil 03458. Manufacturers’ Addresses Creative Sound Systems Gillesager 264 2650 Hvidovre Denmark + 45 I 474614 Datel Computers 3430 E. 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• All topics completely revised and updated YES! Send me copies of the AMIGA Name. COMPANION, Second Edition, for just $ 19.95 each plus $ 2.50 per copy for first class delivery. The Amiga Companion IDG Communications Peterborough 80 Elm Street Peterborough, NH 03458 1-800-343-0728 Satisfaction Guarantee: If you don't get at least a dozen helpful ideas from the AMIGA COMPANION, simply return it within 10 days for a complete ref und! Address. .State. ? My check or money order is enclosed (payable to AmigaWorld) Charge my: ? American Express ? MasterCard D Visa ACAW39 Account _r.xp. dale- Signature- foreign Orders. Payment h US funds drawn on US bank is required Orders outr.de of North America, please add Si 2 .00 per book for Air Mail shipping and handling. Domestic orders allow 2-4 weeks for deliver}1. Compared to squinting at your synth’s LCD readout, these editor librarians make editing MIDI patches easier, but still not perfect. SYNTHESIZERS USED TO look like some- thing out of an old Buck Rogers movie. Rows of knobs, dials, sliders, and buttons covered a panel attached to a piano-like keyboard. Programming the synth required you to set every control at the right level to create a “patch" that produced a sound. These early analog synths had no memory, so getting another sound required resetting each control, a time-consuming and inexact process. Today’s electronic instruments give you more control but at a price. Their internal software lets you program multiple sounds (patches), store them in the synthesizer’s memory, then recall them at a touch. Gone, however, is the array of controls that served as a map of every parameter’s setting and how they interrelated. Modern synthesizers offer sometimes as few as four programming buttons with which you can change functions. You base your decisions on the readout from one (typically tiny) LCD screen, which shows a single setting at a time. Often you must scroll through dozens of cryptic numeric parameters to find the one you want. ? Programming with the LCD-screen interface is tedious, unintuitive, and frustrating. The alternative is softv are that lets you use the Amiga’s power to edit the synth's settings. The field of Amiga synth editors is dominated by two companies: Sound Quest and Dr. T’s Music Software, each of whom make editor librarians for over 25 instruments. In addition, a number of small companies offer programs for individual synths. (See the accompanying chart for a complete list of supported synthesizers.) Prices range from $ 35 to $ 195, averaging around $ 150. The ideal editor should speed and ease editing by using a screen that gives an at-a- glance map, as did the old-fashioned hardware controls, displaying an overview of all parameters while letting you focus on a particular control or group of controls. It would use the precision inherent in alphanumerics to augment, not replace, these graphic icons. With it you should be able to move easily from parameter to parameter as you set up a patch and see how the various settings interact, much as the Sound Quest editor ? By Tim Tuliy for the Roland D-50 does (Figure 1). Unlike the D- 50 editor, however, the perfect program should let you play your synth, just as you would in a real situation, then continue editing the patch until you have a sound you like. The program would also let you edit a synth’s characteristic features, such as layering of sounds and MIDI SysEx settings. A good editor would include a librarian for storing sounds in banks matching the configuration of the synth's memorv, and let you load these banks without undue fuss, so you can get back to the music. Discord in Paradise Be warned: Amiga editor librarians are not ideal. Their user interfaces have serious limitations, and lam: Psycho Strings L Cohmm I II Cotmon VCICH-to! VCI CH-Anl Violins C 2 IS 1 XX 48 58 8178 99 75 64 74 ! Cutoff 83 fesor-ac 2 Kfollou 3 8 Bias Pnt A 1 ¦ 7 fflVbft 81 Off VtlR 28 Figure 1. Sound Quest’s D-50 editor displays all the instrument’s Interrelated parameters on one screen. Three subscreens covering more global functions can be displayed In the large square In the lower right, leaving the other parameters visible. KEY FGLLGU FILTER fWUFItn Figure 2. The C-ZAR editor for the Casio CZ series makes excellent use of editable graphic Icons to display the status of parameters and allow coherent editing. The documentation is atrocious across the board. Most librarian functions are handled straightforwardly and simply, but the editors enhance personal productivity only because the alternative LCD-screen programming is such a struggle. Consider, for example, the ubiquitous Yamaha TX81Z FM synthesizer. At its basic level, this instrument contains 32 editable patches to which a TX81Z editor must devote a screen. On a higher level, the TX81Z has configurations called “performances,” in which you can assign up to eight patches to play together on any one key. In addition to a patch- editing screen, a TX81Z editor needs a separate screen that facilitates editing a performance and shows the relationships between a performance and the individual patches you can load into it. These needs are only partially addressed by Dr. T’s and Sound Quest's programs. Although both programs extensively use alpha- numerics to communicate parameter values, their patch-editing screens make only fair use of graphic tools. The programs do use graphics effectively in the display and editing of the instrument’s complex envelopes. With Dr. T's there is a further nice graphic touch in the “virtual slider," found at the left of the screen, with which you can adjust any parameter: Highlight the parameter’s value, then click and drag on any blank point of the screen. Editing a TX81Z performance is another matter. You must juggle a performance’s structure, selecting and placing up to eight patches and occasionally tweaking a patch. Quick recognition of individual values and the ability to see an overview are paramount, but both programs’ performance editors drop the ball. .Aside from the Doctor's virtual slider and Sound Quest’s turning altered values orange, no graphic communication occurs. Relative volumes prime candidates for graphic representation are all numeric. Knowing which patches comprise a performance is also difficult. Dr. T's lists a performance’s patches here by name, there by number, and Sound Quest’s program can read only patch numbers, not names, from one of the synthesizer’s banks. To see a list of available patches, both programs make you go to another screen. In contrast with such unfriendly screens is the J editing interface in C-ZAR, Diemer Development’s ed lib for the Casio CZ series of synthesizers (Figure
2) . Though tiie CZ synths have six eight-stage envelopes, up to four waveforms per patch, and a number of other parameters, C-ZAR is able to display them all at once. During a complex editing session you will appreciate this help in keeping oriented. C- ZAR also uses easy-to-read, on-screen knobs to show values both numerically and graphically; to change a value, click on the knob. The interface is not only highly intuitive, but also communicates very well with the user. The CZ synths are less complex than the TX81Z, true, but Sound Quest’s D-50 screen, and ? Synthesizers Supported by Amiga Editor Librarians CRB Dienicr Sound Synthetic Triangle Prod. Develop. Digitools Dr. T’s MIDITALK New Wave Quest* Reality Audio Casio C .-K) 1 1000 • •
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* also available: Synergy Universa Editor Librarian, which can control most MIDI synthesizers. 1 DUEL Copyright I 1388 by Ka )m Stone" IT II Auto Bend Key Assign ¦ i digital Relay" |p fi PR Ml EL OFF. UP poiy m Unison 1 £ Tinofm FREQ DELV OSC VCF LdlHciil RES EG INI A1IK, DECAY BREAK SLOPE SUSI. RLSE. V.SENS OSC 21 3 4 AFLICH. Figure 3. The graphic sliders In Dwel for the Korg DW-8000 let you see all your settings at once. Synthetic Reality’s Dwel for the Korg DW-8000 (Figure 3), both prove that a simple interface to a complex instrument can be created. Slave Labor One of the benefits of MIDI is the ability to play one synthesizer from the keyboard of another or from an alternate controller you play like a guitar or wind instrument. In response, manufacturers have built smaller and less expensive “slave” synths that come without keyboards and can be played only via MIDI. The units typically offer very few on-board controls, but Amiga software developers have answered the call for controlling help, offering editor librarians for Oberheim's M-1000. Roland's D-110, Yamaha's TX81Z, and several others. That an editor for such a synth would not allow you to play it from an external controller would seem counterproductive. Yet this is just the situation presented by both Dr. T’s and Sound Quest's programs. Both product lines let you play the instrument you are editing only by clicking the right mouse button: high notes on the right of the screen, lows notes on the left. This is not an effective, real-world way to test the usefulness of a patch. For wind and guitar controllers, for which aftertouch and pitchbend are essential, it is useless. Even with a keyboard, unless you patch and repatch your MIDI connections each time you make an edit, these programs give you no way to test a sound’s response to aftertouch, mod wheel or pitch bend movements, or any tonal subtlety but velocity, which you control by the mouse’s vertical position. Aside from their superior interfaces, C-ZAR and Dwel offer about the same levels of performance as Sound Quest and Dr. T’s programs. Others, such as MIDITALK’s TX8, are primitive. Triangle Audio's Data Filer for the Yamaha FB-01 offers adequate librarian functions, but no editing controls. The arrival of such pro-level Amiga sequencers as Dr. T's KCS and Passport’s Master Tracks Pro creates the potential for the Amiga to become a serious music computer. If the machine is to aid productivity in a MIDI environment, fast and friendly synth editors J J are a must. Both Sound Quest and Dr. T’s are talent- laden organizations, and have done impressive work on the machine side. Now it's time they address the user interface. ¦ Timothy Tully is a former editor for Electronic Musician and writes about and reviews music products extensive(s. Ivrite to him c o AmigaVVorld Editorial Dept., 80 Elm St., Peterborough, XII 03458. Manufacturers’ Addresses CRB Productions DigiTools New Wave Software Synthetic Reality 15 Norton St. PO Box 7417 PO Box 438 PO Box 6066 Nashua, NH 03060 Buffalo Grove, IL 60089 St. Clair Shores, MI 48080 St. Cloud, MN 56302 Diemer Development 312 459-8781 313 771-4465 612 259-9499 12814 Landale St. Dr. T’s Music Software Sound Quest Inc. Triangle Audio Studio City, CA 91604 220 Bovlston St. 1573 Eglington Ave. West PO Box 1108 818 762-0804 Suite 206 Suite 200 Sterling, VA 22170 Chestnut Hill, MA 02167 617 244-5243 MIDITALK PO Box 211 Averill Park, NY 12018 518 674-8466 Toronto, Ontario Canada M6E 2G9 416 256-0466 800 387-8720 301 526-6224 Ode 47 on Reader Service card. Jazz blues guitarist Melvin Sparks. AMIGA PROFILE Making Sparks’ Fly A COMPUTER WITH some musical notation on screen doesn't exactly conjure up visions of Dexter Gordon wailing on his sax, or B.B. King wringing the blues front his guitar. Vet, many jazz and blues musicians including Melvin Sparks have found that computers help considerably with many time-consuming details when composing. “Imagine if Duke Ellington or Quincy Jones had had a computer,” muses Sparks, a noted blues jazz guitarist, composer, and Amiga proponent. 'Just think of all the music they produced and all handwritten!’' Sparks started out with a Cbl and then traded up for an Amiga late in 1985 alter he heard about an Amiga composition program called SoundScape (Miinetics). “It was exactly what I wanted and I j went right out and bought it.” Traditionally, musicians would gather in a loft somewhere and just play, he explained. While Sparks would be the first to say there's no substitute for jamming, the truth is. He admits, that musicians just don't play together as often anymore. Solitary musicians are compelled to look for alternative methods to develop and perfect their music. Many, like Sparks, discovered that computers convert time previously spent documenting scores and testing for mistakes into time devoted purely to the job at hand making music. And Melvin Sparks knows more than a little about making music. Sparks left Houston, Texas, at age lf> to play with legendary performer Little Richard and his band, Tile Upsetters. He’s played with the tikes of Sam Cooke, Jackie Wilson, Dr. John, and George Benson. Moving from rock to jazz and blues, he went to New York in the late '60s. Under the influence first of Jack McDuff and later Lou Donaldson, Sparks went on to record six albums, while appearing on more than two dozen others. His latest venture, a 1989 release, teamed him with saxist Hank Crawford and organist Jimmy McGrifT. Sparks remained loyal to SoundScape as long as possible, but found support for it lacking. He began searching for the program’s author, Todor Fay, now at Blue Ribbon Bakery in Atlanta. Sparks discovered Fay s latest project Bars 8c Pipes was just what he wanted. Now he's back in his Mi. Vernon, NY-based studio working on his next recording. “Bars Sc Pipes is so much better," claims Sparks, who especially favors the program's graphic interface. “Other programs want you lo grab a calculator. With Bars Sc Pipes, I just play and get back to the music and don't worry about the computer. It's like a tape recorder... no typing.” Sparks is equally enthusiastic about the Amiga's role in his work and believes be has personally sold 10 to 12 machines to oilier musicians. “J really love this computer and I've seen them all," he laughs. “I really mean it; 1 think it’s the best. People who come by and see mine wind up getting an Amiga." Are you listening, (iommoclorc? 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* * other fancy stuff. We’ve seen this kind of thing before; stop fantasizing and buy yourself some hardware. To help satisfy your wishes, our list includes everything from mini replacement mice to mega 32-bit 68030 boards. Information listed here is subject to change as the market fluctuates. The companies we contacted supplied us only with products they expect to ship by March 1990. Where prices had not been set, “Call" was placed in the price column meaning, contact the manufacturer, not us. For items with price ranges, the starting price is listed. The Port column describes how items are installed: Peripherals installed externally connect to ports; boards are installed internally in slots. The Machine column codes are as follows: A = A500, B = A1000, C = A2000 only, and D = A2000 J 7 series. Clocks . 36 Interfacing Networking ...40 Memorv. .40 J Miscellaneous ...42 Music Sound 44 Manufacturers’ Addresses .46 Coprocessors ......36 Drives Controllers .36 Expansion ...38 Graphics Video ... 39 Compiled by Tim Walsh and Jan Jackson All screens from Amiga 1 -Megabyte versions, which are the same versions running in Arcades. Distributed by MELBOURNE HOUSE Published 18001-Cowan, Irvine, CA Circle 104 on Reader Service card CLOCKS PRODUCT COMPANY PRICE MACH. PORT DESCRIPTION Exp-512 Progressive S 169.95 A A501 5I2K clock calendar expansion board. MouseTime MicroBotics $ 39.95 B Mouse Clock. COPROCESSORS PRODUCT COMPANY PRICE MACH. PORT DESCRIPTION 02H 500 I Mt tonics $ 698.00 A Internal 68020 16 accelerator with 68881 16 coprocessor. 02112800 Imtronics SI 595.00 C CPU Slot 68030 25 accelerator and 68882 25 coprocessor. 03H 500 1 Mtronit s S 998.00 A Internal 68020, 16 accelerator and 68881 16 DRAM controller. 04H2800
l. Mtronics SI 195.00 C CPU Slot 68020 25 processor. 05H2800 Imtronics $ 1595.00 c CPU Slot 68030 25 accelerator and 68882 25 coprocessors. 0SH2800 Imtronics $ 2195.00 c: CPU Slot 68030, genlocks, asynchronous design. 68020 CPU Board CSA S 995.00 c CPU slot (58020 Board; optional 16-33Mliz 68882, 68030 16, A2088D Bridgeboard Commodore S (599.95 1) IBM Intel 8088 coprocessor, 5' t, 360K drive. A2286D BridgeBoard Cnmnindore SI 599.00 1) IBM Intel 80286 coprocessor board, 5Vt drive. A250I Upgrade Kit GVP Call c CPU Slot 16MHz 68030, 68882, w 4MB bit-wide RAM, drive. A2620 2 Commodore $ 1495.00 c CPU Slot Includes 68020, 68881, 68851 memory management, 2MB RAM. A2620 4 Commodore S2799.00 c CPU Slot 68020, 68881, 68851 memory management, 4MB RAM. A2630 Commodore $ 2195.00 c CPU Slot 68030 accelerator boards. £a300I Upgrade Kit GVP Call c CPU Slot 28Mhz 68030. 68882, w IMB bit-wide RAM and drive. Hurricane 500 (01II 500) Imtronics S 549.00 A 1 menial (58020 16 accelerator. Impact A20Q0-030RAM 4 GVP $ 1999.00 c Piggyback 4MB 32 bit-wide RAM exp. Daughterboard. Impact A2000-030RAM 8 GVP $ 3199.00 c CPU Slot 8MB 32-bit-wide RAM exp. Daughterboard. Impact A2000-030 882 16 GVP $ 1049.00 c CPU Slot 68030 32-bit Motorola CPU, w 68882 co-processor. Impact A2000-030 I6 GVP $ 849.00 c. CPU Sim
6) 8030 32-bit Motorola CPI' w l6Mhz clock. Impact A2000-030 28 GVP $ 999.00 c: CPU Slot 68030 32-bit Motorola CPU vv 28Mhz clock. Impact A2000-030 882 28 GVP S 1425.00 c CPU Slot 68030 32-bit Motorola CPU w 28Mhz clock. (588 82. Midget Racer CSA $ 399.00 All Motherboard 32-bit 68020 daughterboard w co-processor socket. Multifunction Module MicroBotics S 99.95 All StarBoard2 68881 socket, clock, sticky disk, parity check. DRIVES PRODUCT COMPANY PRICE MACH, PORT DESCRIPTION 20MB SCSI Drive & Control Comp-U-Save $
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199. 00 A Bus Optional 2MB RAM. A590 Commodore $
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A. B Bus Conti oiler, adaptor w o case. ALF-DG-MFM or RLL Pre’spect Call
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A. C N A Aligns disk drives, performs read write tests. ECONO SCSI CSA 5 199.00 c; Slot Interface lor hard disks and devices. Enhanced TwinDrive
M. A.S.T. Call All Drive Two 3‘A-inch external floppy drives in one case. Enhanced TwinDrive
M. A.S.T. Call All Ext. Drive Dual drive with built-in virus protection. Enhanced Unidrive
M. A.S.T. $ 179.00 All Drive 314-inch floppy w built-in virus protection. EPROMS-ADV GVP S 150.00 C Controller Advanced autoboot Eprom w removable media storage. ESCORT I Expansion Tech $ 179.95 All Drive Floppy drive. Escort Hard Drive Card Expansion Tech S 199.95 A3 Bus SCSI interface card. ESCORT Hard Drive Systems Expansion Tech S 335.00 A3 Bus SCSI DMA controllers, autoboot. FastCard Xetec S 199.95 C Slot SCSI controller, supports 3' .-inch drives on card. FastTape Xetec $ 599.95 A3.C In Ex Streaming tape backup systems, 60 to 150MB. FastTrakjr. Xetec 3 699.95 A3 X Box Complete system w 20MB drive, Fast RAM option. FastTrak Q40 Xetec $ 1099.95 A3 Bus Quantum drive, 40MB capacity, SCSI controller. FastTrak SA-5 Host Adapt. Xetec S 249.95 A External Up to 8MB RAM option, SCSI, software included. FastTrak SA-5 Host Adapt. Xetec S 249.95 A Bus SCSI controller, RAM expansion 8MB and up. FastTrak SA10 Xetec S 249.95 B Box SCSI cntrollcr, with optional RAM up to SMB. Fdata 10 Flexible Data S 149.95 All External Floppy disk drive. Fdata 20 Flexible Data $ 299.95 All External Dual floppy disk drive. Filerunner Box (Flat) Pre'spect $ 698.00 A3 Bus 32-124MB capacity, lo-hi level formatted. Filerunner Box (Hvy.) Pre'spect $ 698.00
A. B Bus 32-124MB ($ 1677) w fan. Filerunner Card Pre’spect $ 525.00 D Slot 20-1 BOMB ($ 1899) available. Fireball
M. A.S.T. $ 229.00 D Card SCSI DMA controller, Burst, Share, Throttle modes. Fireball 180MBHC MAST. $ 1759.00 D Internal SCSI DMA controller. Burst, Shared, Throttle modes. Fireball 45MB HC MAST $ 739.00 I) Internal Antoboot, SCSI controller: 90, 136, 182MB available. Fireball 90MB HC
M. A.S.T. $ 1209.00 D Internal SCSI DMA controller, Burst, Share, Throttle modes. Flash Card Expansion Tech S 749.95 C Slot 32MB hard card. 48MB: $ 939.95. Flash Card Controller Expansion Tech S 229.95 C Slot SCSI interface, antoboot, DMA. Floppy Drives Expansion Tech S 179.95 All Drive 3' s-inch external drive. Hard Disk CR Synergy $ 319.95 A Drive Kit for SCSI hard disk system. Hard Disk Drive CSA S 895.00 C Slot 20MB drive, SCSI controller; 40MB available. Hard Disk Plus Synergy $ 749.95 A Drive 20MB, 30MB: $ 889.95, available w 2MB RAM S269.95. HardFram e 2000 MicroBotics S 329.00 C Slot DMA SCSI hard disk interface, auto-booting. HD 500 I Mtronics S 698.00 A Bus 32MB hard drive. HD Subsystems Cashe Systems Call All Bus 20MB to 6660MB capacities. HD2000 Imtronics $ 649.00 C Slot Internal 32MB Hard Drive. HD4000 Imtronics $ 849.00 A Bus 32MB hard drive and 4MB 0 KB. HDA-506 Spirit $ 263.00
A. C Drive HD adaptor interface; ST-506 MFM or RLL. Impact A2000 8 0 GVP $ 399.00 C Slot SCSI RAM DMA autobooting controller, up to 8MB RAM. Impact A500 HD Series GVP Call A Bus 20, 30, 45MB, 40Q, 80Q, 100Q HD, RAM subsystems. »- Impact HC Plus GVP Call C Slot 20, 30, 45MB SCSI FID on autohoot HDD controller. Impact HC Q Series GVP Call C Slot 40, SO, 100 Quantum SCSI HD on autoboot. DMA. Impact HC Series GVP Call C Slot
20. 30, 45MB SCSI HD, autobool, DMA controller. Impact HCQ Plus GVP Call C Slot 40, 80. 100 Quantum SCSI HD on autoboot HDD. Impact SQ400 GVP S
149. 00 C NA 44MB $ yquest Disk cartridge. Impact SQ44 GVP S 999.00 C 5V4 Bay Syquest 44MB removable HD. W autoboot EPROM kit. Infinit40 Interactive Vid. Call
A. C Ext, I'm. Controller, SyQuest drive, removable media. Master 3-A Konyi) S
159. 00 All External Floppy disk drive. Master 5-A Konyo s
229. 00 All Ext, Drive 5' ,-inch floppy drive, Max HD Ingenuity Inc. s
499. 00 C Internal Western digital 40MB drive w card and software. ProDrive 2000 Progressive s
129. 95 All Drive 880K micro floppy disk drive. Rescued Drives Skvles s
179. 95 All Drive Refurbished .Amiga A1020 5Vi-inch drives. SA1000 Comspec s
364. 00 B Box Autobooting SCSI, supports removable media. SA2000 Host Adaptor Com spec s
246. 00 D Slot HD SCSI controller, supports removable media. SA500 Host Adaptor Comspec s
336. 00 A Bus SCSI controller, supports removable media devices. SCSI Host 2000 Synergy s
179. 95 C Slot Auto-configs and auto-boots from your hard disk. SCSI Interface CSA s
595. 00 C Slot Interface for hard disks and devices. Slimline Drive Datel s
139. 95 All Drive 3%-inch external floppy drive. StarDrive SCSI Module MicroBntics s
129. 95 Ail Star Board 2 High-speed SCSI interface, clock. SupraDrive 20-380MB Supra s
499. 00
A. B Bus Byte sync, SCSI, pass thru, and auto-config. SupraDrive 44R Supra $
095. 00 All Slot. Bus Unlimited capacity with removable 44MB cartridges, SupraDrive 4x4 Supra S 799.00 2000 Slot 20MB SCSI syystem; 30MB and BOMB available. Supramodcm 2400zi Supra Corp s
179. 00 D Slot Internal modem, adds a serial port. Trump Card Interactive Vid. S
199. 95 C. Slot SCSI hard disk contoller; supports AMAX. Twin drive
M. A.S.T. Call All Drive Two 3' 2-inch floppy drives in one case, pass thru. Unidrive
M. A.S.T. s
139. 00 .All External Upgradable to twin drive, 3l ,-inch external floppy. Vault Progressive Call
A. B Drive 20, 30. 40, 65 MB hard drive. WordSync 40-105Q Supra S 699.00 D Slot Hard card, preformatted, Wordsync DMA, 105Q: S995. WordSync SCSI Interface Supra $
179. 00 D Slot .Allows HD access during modem or MIDI operation. X-RAM Spirit $ 319.00 A,B Box Expandable from OK to SMB in 2MB increments. EXPANSION PRODUCT COMPANY PRICE MACH. PORT DESCRIPTION AX-S Spirit SI 195.00
A. B Bus Allows PC XT-AT-sty It board expansion. Bus Expander Bill s Boards S 495.00
A. B Bus Sub Assemblies turn Baby.AT Box into expan. Chassis. Dual Serial Board AS DC. S 249.00 c: Slot Provides two additional serial ports. Dual Serial Module ASDG S 199.00 C Twin X Provides 2 serial ports on Twin-X board. External HD Case GVP $ 259.00
A. C Slot External HD case allowing two ' -height cards. GPIB Module ASDG $ 199.00 c Twin X Gives Twin X GPIB capability. Infinity Machine
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A. B Bus Up to 64MB of 32-bit memory, SCSI controller, 08882. Mini-rack C. AS IX. S 195.00 B Bus 2-slot Zorrn 1 subset, +5 volt power supply. SD Chassis Comspec S 339.00 .All Drive Chasis holds 2 a1 ,* or 3VGinch devices. Serial Solution Checkpoint S 299.00 C Serial Adds 25 and nine-pin serial ports. SRAMDisk Bill's Boards Call D Slot Static RAM card w battery back up, auto-config. Subsystem 1000 Pacific Peripherals S 299.00 B Bus Three A2000 slots. Subsystem 500 Pacific Peripherals S 249.00 A Bus 2-A2000 slots; $ 399 with floppy disk drive. TB-2122 Micro R&D Call B Bus loolbus; allows use of A2Q00-style cards. TB-2522 Micro R&D Call A Bus Toolbus; allows use of A2(K)0-style cards. TBE-2500 Micro R&D Call A Bus Bus expander for TB-2522. Tool Box Expansion Tech $ 189.95 A,B Bus 2-A2000 slots, 1 amp power supply; 3 amp: $ 259.95. Trumpcard 500 Interactive Vid. 5 269.95 A Bus Includes expansion chassis, SCSI controller, cable. Twin X ASDG $ 329.00 C Slot Dual IEEE 959 interface board. GRAPHICS VIDEO PRODUCT COMPANY PRICE MACH. PORT DESCRIPTION 4004 Genlockable Encoder Magni Systems S 1695.00 1) IBM. Video Genlock w fading. Keying; w contro! Box; S1995. 4004S Genlockable Encoder Magni Systems S 1695.00 C. IBM Adds SIMS output capability to 4004 features. A230Q Genlock Commodore S 399.00 C Video slot Overlay Amiga graphics on PAL or NTSC video. Amiga Light Pen Driver Inkwell $ 129.95 All Mouse Light pen and driver. AmiGen Mimetics $ 199.95 All RGB NTSC genlock; overlay. AmiLink RGB Video $ 6950.00 A,D Serial Interactive video editing controller. AproDraw R & DI. 5 499.00 .All Serial 9x(i Summagraphics draw tablet w stylus, cursor. AproDraw R & DL S 599.00 All Serial 12 x 12 Summagraphics draw tablet w stylus, cursor. AproDraw R & DL $ 999.00 All Serial 12x18 Summagraphics cltaw tablet w stylus, cursor. Color Splitter MicroSearch $ 150.00 All Digitizer Electronic color separator; use with digitizers. Digi-Droid New Tek S 79.95 All Joystick Automated filter wheel for Digi-View. Digi-View Gold New Tek S 199.95 A.C Parallel Video digitizer with powered gender changer. Easyl 1000 Anakin Research S 449.00 B Serial Pressure sensitive graphics tablet; auto-config. Easy! 2000 Ana kin S 499.00 C Slot Pressure sensitive graphics tablet: auto-config. Easyl 500 Anakin Research S 399.00 A Expansion Pressure sensitive drawing tablet; auto-config. FF Genlock Compatibility Micro Way S 50.00 D IlickerFixer Enhancement; lets fF work with NTSC genlock. Flick-OfT
M. A.S.T. S 399.00 A,B Denise soc Reduces hi-res jitter on Multi-sync monitors. FlickerFixer MicroWay S 595.00 D Slot Reduces interlace flicker, scan lines. Frame Buffer Mimetics S 549.95 C Slot Stores and displays color frame overscan tied image. Frame Capture Mimetics S 199.95 All Frame Buff Optional chip set for use with Frame Bullet . FrameGrabber Progressive S 099.95 All Parallel Real-time color digitizer. FrameGrabber-256 Progressive $ 724.95 All Parallel Real-time color digitizer. Future Touch 13 Kit AMIGA $ 1195.00 All Serial Converts video monitors into touch screens. Future Touch System AMIGA S 3495.00 C N A Kiosk w A2000, drive, 1MB RAM, and TVS monitor. Geniscan Date! S 299.95 All Parallel Hand scanner: 41 „-inch scanning width. 4000 dpi, Image Worksystem Amicore $ 18000.00 N A N A Image processing and analysis system, up to 30K. Imprint 3.0 Liquid Light $ 2495.00 All Serial Polaroid Palette image recorder and software. Interlock Spirit S 695.00 All RGB Genlock with looping video input; NTSC, PAL. IR Remote Controller Edu-Vid Research S 180.00 All Parallel Control infrared devices via software. IS Penmouse Kurta $ 295.00 All Serial Tablet w cordless devices, cable, software. IS ONE Kurta S 5251.00 ABC Joystick Graphic tablet with driver software and cables. JX100 ASDG Sliarp S 995.00 All N A 200 dpi, 4 x 6.4 inches, 18-bit color scanner. JX300 ASDG Sharp $ 3995.00 C N A 300 dpi. 8.5 x 11 inches, 24-bit color scanner. JX450 ASDG Sharp $ 6995.00 C N A 300 dpi, 11x17 inches, 24-bit color scanner. Light Pen & Driver Inkwell Systems S 129.95 All Joystick Hi-res light pen and software. LIVE! A'Squared S 295.00 B Bus Real-time video digitizer w HAM support. LIVE! A-Squared S 450.00 C Slot Real-time video digitizer w vicleo effecis, LIVE! A-S«|uared S 399.00 A Bus Real-time video digitizer w powcr supply. M P ED Beta Video Interactive Micro $ 13998.00 All N A Sony ED Beta deck, camera, and A2500. M P Hi 8MM Video Interactive Micro $ 6199.00 All N A Sony Hi 8MM deck, camcorder, and A500. M P Interactive System Interactive Micro $ 982.00 All Joystick Sony M DP-510 Laser disk player. M P VHS Video Production Interactive Micro $ 2499.00 .All Joystick Sony VHS video deck, Amiga system. Mediaphile 1.3 System Interactive Micro S 344,00 All Mouse Audio Video editing, hardware software package. MicroSearch Digi-View SmiRize $ 99.95 All Digitizer Replaces color wheel foi digitizers. MiniGEN Progressive $ 229.95 All RGB Broadcast-cjualitv genlock, switches modes. Neriki Image Master Pro Neriki $ 2195.00 All RGB Encodes and syncs RGB output to composite signal. Omni-GEN 701 702 Omicron Video $ 1595,00 All RGB Produces composite or Y C 358 video signals, PAL. Omni-GEN 711 Omicron Video $ 2495.00 All RGB S-VHS NTSC genlock system produces separate Y C, PAL. Omni-GEN 721 722 Omicron S 3500.00 All RGB Multi-format genlock system. Presentation Workstation Amicore 1 tit. $ 18000.00 N A N A Produces multi-media presentations. ProGEN Progressive S 449.95 All RGB Genlocks from VHS, S-VHS, Mil, or Beiacam formats. Realtime Video Digitizer Datel $ 139.95 All Parallel Takes composite video from video, recorder. S-V Post Series Amicore $ 30000.00 N A N A Commercial post production system. S-View: The Connection Software Sensations S 79.95 All Parallel Cable compatible with Amiga 5-Video encoders. ? PRODUCT COMPANY PRICE MACH. PORT DESCRIPTION Seanlock VSL-I VidTech S 995.00
A. B.C RGB out External hroadcnst-quality genlock; p t, auto-config. Scanner Interface Package Gold Disk SI 195.00 All Parallel Canon 1X12 300 DPI scanner with interface. Scannery Inset Systems S 250.00
A. C Parallel Interface cable and software for HP LaserJet. Sewview I Skyles S 29.95 All External Analog RGB to NTSC composite color converter. Sewview II Skyles Commodore S 29.95 All External Analog RGB to chroma luma converter. SuperGen Digital Creation $ 7-19.95 All RGB Genlock, broadcast quality, fade in and out. SuperGcn 2000S Digital Creation SI 995.00 C Video True SA NS compatible genlock and overlay device. SuperGen-SC Digital Creation S 399.95 D Video Internal version, encodes RGB to composite. TCRG-I02 Microlllusions S 799.95 All Serial l ime code reader generator syncs graphics, sound. Touch Screen Monitor AMIGA $ 1595.00 C Video 13 inch RGB; $ 2995 for 19 inch RGB Sony monitor. VCR-Edit K & M $ 49.95 All Serial Hardware sofware splices animations. VD I Impulse $ 1000.00 All Parallel Real-time video digitizer and 24-bit frame buffer. Video Pro Series Amicore Call .All N A Post production system w Arniga character generator. Video Toaster New Tek S1299.00 C Video slot Digital video effects, frame capture, genlock. X-Specs 3D Haitex S 124.95 .All Mouse Three dimensional viewing glasses. INTERFACE NETWORKING PRODUCT COMPANY PRICE MACH, PORT DESCRIPTION A520 Commodore S 49.00
A. D Video Composite RF adapter. Adaptor In-A-Cable
M. A.S.T. S 129.00 .All Parallel SCSI cable adaptor connects to printer. Amiga GPIB AC DA S 495.00 C Slot IEEE-488 interface to 14 devices w software. Comports 4 8 AMIGA $ 299.95 C Serial 4- or 8-channel RS-232 communications interface. DigiScope AC DA S 139.95 All Parallel Digital storage oscilloscope emulator. DS Filters Option AC DA $ 179.95 All Parallel Enhancement for DigiScope. Fast FAX MichTron $ 699.95 C RS-232C Group Ml fax machine capabilities. MCS 1000 Comspec $ 199.00 .All Parallel IEEE printer interface. Microshare MCS 8000 Comspec $ 599.00 All Parallel Allows 8 computers to share a parallel printer. Prlnterface Interactive Vid. $ 79.95
A. B.C Parallel Adds 2nd Centronics parallel output port. Pro-Board Centaur Call .All Parallel Networking board. Professional ScanLab ASDG $ 995.00 C Slot Interface for Sharp JX-300, 450-color scanners. Proto 40K AC DA Call C Slot 16-channel 12-bit .A D; 2-channel 8-bit A D. Proto 5K AC DA $ 279.00 All Parallel 1-channel .VD converter; amplifier, VU meter. MEMORY PRODUCT COMPANY PRICE MACH. PORT DESCRIPTION .5MB Clock Calendar Skyles $ 79.95 A Internal Unpopulated A501 replacement; W 512K RAM; $ 179.95 08M2000 Imironics S 498.00 C Slot Memory board for H2000 and H2800.
1. 5MB Internal Memory Skyles S 249.95 B Motherboard Unpopulated; .5MB-S339.95; 1MB-S399.95; 1.5MB-S530. Vt MB RAM Supra $ 119.00 A Internal Replacement for A501, 512K RAM. Dock. 2 MEG Memory Board ASDG S 150.00 B Slot Unpopulated 2MB memory board. Zorro 1. 2MB Internal Memory Skyles $ 269.95 A ! Nternal Unpopulated, 1MB: $ 349.95, 2MB $ 449.95. 8 MEG Memory Board ASDG $ 275.00 B Slot Unpopulated SMB memory board. Zorro 1. 8-UP! (DIP) MicroBotics 5 199.00 C Slot Unpopulated SMB board, uses standard IM-bit DRAMS. 8-UP! (SIMM) MicroBotics S 199.00 C Slot Unpopulated SMB RAM board, uses PopSimms or SIMM. 8MB Internal Memory Board Skyles S 199.95 C Slot 0K-S 199.95, 2MB-S379.95 w 2. 4, SMB available. A501 Memory Extension Commodore S 199.95 A Internal 5I2K RAM with clock calendar. A2058 2 Commodore $ 799.00 D Slot Available with 4MB, expandable to 8MB RAM. A2501-4MB 0 GVP $ 2499.00 C CPU Slot 16MHz 68030, 68882, 4MB RAM. A2501-4MB 400 GVP $ 2959.00 C CPU Slot 16MHz 68030, 68882, 400 drive. A2501-4MB 80Q GVP $ 3249.00 C CPU Slot 16MHz 68030, 68882, 4MB RAM, 80Q drive. A3O01-4MB O GVP $ 2849.00 C CPU Slot RAM daughterboard, SMB 32-bit RAM. A3001-4MB 40Q GVP $ 3250.00 c CPU Slot 25MHz 68030, 68882, 4MB RAM, 40Q drive. »» 22 iKUil i 7i Ml
* 4 Mega Byte Memory Expansion Internal Fan Dedicated Power Supply Connector Game Switch (enable disable Autol OMB, 2MB or 4MB of FAST RAM Expansion SCSI Hard Disk Controller 20MB to 102MB SCSI Hard Disk Drive RAM Configuration Jumpers 86 pin Card Edge Connector (Expand your A500 TODAY!)
* Autoboot Free ..•*(*001(1 uuroueriQ HARD DISK DRIVE SCS' Risk Drive, available from 20MB to 102MB "mg"p,01l iII"i>W 'e ¦m DMA direct to onboard 16KB buffer provides A2000 performance with ' no DMA side effects. 86 PIN CARD EDGE CONNECTOR f This compact snap-on unit connects directly to the Amiga bus, ensuring the highest possible performance and reliability. AUTOBOOT FEATURE Allows the A500 to be hooted directly off the hard disk, no floppies required! Ail hard disk partitions can be Fast File System partitions. RAM EXPANSION Up to 4MB of ZER0-WA1TSTATE, FAST RAM can be added internally. EXTERNAL SCSI CONNECTOR Allows up to six additional SCSI devices to be attached. DEDICATED POWER SUPPLY Robust power supply is included so that your A500 is not over-loaded. Amiga >s a registered trademark ot Commodore-Amiga Inc. IMPACT and GVP are trademarks of Great Valley Products. Inc. GREAT VALLEY PRODUCTS INC. See us at the AmiEXPO in Washington, DC March 16-18 225 Plank Ave., Paoli, PA 19301 For more information, or for your nearest GVP dealer, call today. Dealer inquiries welcome. Tel. (215) 889-9411 • FAX (215) 889-9416 • BBS (215) 889-4994 Consumers Circle 265 on Reader Service Card Dealers Circle 36 on Reader Service Card GYP $ 3599.00 c: CPU Slut 25MHz 68030. 68882. 4MB RAM. H0Q drive. Kline-Tronics S 163.95 B Box I MB 0 wait state design, auto-con fig. Comspec S 870.00 B Parallel 2MB expansion. Centaur $ 50.00 A A501 Memory expansion, clock, unpopulated, up to 2MB. CSA $ 795.00 C Slot Converts 16-bit RAM to 32 bits. Progressive $ 299.95 A Motherboard 1 MB internal expansion board, auto-config. Progressive S 429.95 A Motherboard Autoconfiguring 8MB expansion board. CSA $ 1295.00 C Slot 32-bit static RAM board includes KickStart. Xetec S 99.95
A. B FastTrak Memory option for FastTrak systems, socketed SIMMs. Spirit S 289.00 B Card 4-layer PC board, socketed, expandable from OK. Spirit $ 289.00 A Card
1. 5MB internal memory expansion from OK. Michigan Software $ 309.00 B Internal Unpop. RAM boards; 1 MB: $ 369, I' -MB: $ 429; clock. MicroBotics $ 129.00 A A501 Standard 512K expansion with clock, unpop.; $ 54.95.
M. A.S.T. Call A A501 slot 2MB internal, can be switched in. Out of video RAM. Progressive S 229.95 C Slot 2MB expansion board, upgrades to SMB. Imironics $ 149.00 A Internal Unpopulated memory expansion board. Supra $ 349.00
A. B Supra Drive 2MB memory board, fits inside SCSI interface. Interactive Vid. $ 329.95 C Exp. Slot f4MB RAM expansion in 1MB increments.
M. A.S.T. $ 109.00 A Internal 5I2K RAM board, w clock. Calendar, uses 1MB DRAMS. Passport Designs S 459.00 .AH RS232 Professional MIDI-SMFTE interface.
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A. B Bus 2MB external RAM board, auto-configs, tachometer. MAST. $ 169.00
A. B Bus 2MB RAM board, auto-configs. Compact size.
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A. B External SMB RAM board, converts to 16- or 32-bit. Spirit $ 289.00 C Card Expandable from OK to SMB in 2MB increments.
M. A.S.T. Call c Internal SMB RAM. Autoconfigures.
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A. B Infinity 32-bit 2MB memory module for Infinity Machine. MicroBotics $ 89.95 c; 8-UP! Unpopulated SIMM boards, 1MB capacity. Progressive $ 299.95 C Slot Expansion board, upgrades to SMB. 5 Date! $ 99.95 A A501 512K RAM expansion card; clock calendar option. Digitronics $ 225.00 C Slot A 100-pin expansion card, accepts RAM chips. Digitronics $ 225.00 A Expansion OK; $ 325 for expansion box. Comspec $ 280.00 C Slot Unpopulated card expandable to 2MB. Spirit $ 289.00 A Card OK, expandable to 2MB, uses 256KX-4 DRAMS. MicroBotics $ 339.00
A. B Bus(PT) 512K RAM, upgradeable to 1MB, Supra $ 119.00 A A50I 512K RAM and clock. Supra $ 349.00 A Interface 2MB RAM for Supra SCSI interface. Supra $ 499.00 D Slot 2MB memory expansion, 4, 6, and SMB available. Supra $ 399.00 D Slot Supports 2. 4, 6. And SMB; four-layer PCB. Dr. Ts $ 300.00 All Serial Allows MIDI sequencers to sync with SMPTE. Spirit $ 69.00 A Card 512K internal memory expansion. MISCELLANEOUS &8001-4MB 80Q Ammeg 1 AX 2000 CSI 8800 Mini Max-2 DragStrip Exp-I000 Exp-8000 FastPac Fa st Ram IN 1000 IN500 Insider II M501 Memory & Clock Exp. Maxi Megs (Megaboard 2000 Memi.8 Memory Module Meta4 Micromegs MIDI Transport MiniMegs Minimegs Minimegs Plus Octabyte [ Octo-Plus Pico Megs PopSIMMs ProRAM 2000 RAM Expansion Card RC4 Ramcard RC4 Ramcard RE 2000-0 SIN-500 StarBoard2 Supra RAM 500 SupraRam SupraRam 2000 SupraRam 2000 The Phantom Trapper PRODUCT COMPANY PRICE MACH. PORT DESCRIPTION A1680 Commodore $
149. 95 All Serial 1200 baud external modem. AM-200A Prototyping Board NES Inc. S
49. 95 C N A Provides architecture for custom boards. A-Max ReadySoft s
199. 95 All Ext. Drive Macintosh emulator. Bridge Drive Commander MJ Systems $
97. 50 C Int. Drive Lets Bridgeboard use Amiga drives. Auto Droid MicroSearch $
59. 95 All N A Motorizes Digi-View color wheel. Color Splitter SunRize Indus. $
99. 95 All N A Replaces color wheel for digitizers. Cordless Mouse Practical Solutions $
129. 95 All Mouse Mouse with no strings attached. Cordless Mouse Meridian $
199. 00 .All Mouse Infrared controlled device accurate to 4 feet. CSI 5500 Boing! Mouse Centaur $
149. 00 All Mouse Optical 3 button mouse. Digi-Droid NewTek $
79. 95 All N A Automatic motorized filter wheel for DV Gold. Dual Gun Adapter Actionware $
39. 95 A,C Joystick Allows use of two Phaser Guns simultaneously. ? Adventure continues... Tfjc Evil Sljapcshiftcr has stolen E lgES Princess Daphne and to save her you will havc to outwit the Evil One in totally new encounters never before seen in the original Dragon’s Cair. Hew scenarios and characters combine to make Escape from Singe's Castle the best seoucl to the largest selling aninjatccTfantasy adventure of all time... Dragon's Cair. Sullivan Bluth's Iflustcr all your shill and cunning to free Daphne from deep within the labyrinthian dungeons of Singe's Castle. Cead on Brave Adventurer, your quest awaits! Amiga Screens Shown Currently for tljc Commodore Amiga Coming soon to: Alari ST and Apple Computers Orjgor'i La and l &c.i = w l«nn Sing» ¦> Cisr ™ ara iradwna'ks o' Siam G'OuO lid and ii'u i.swc und*i i-c«n*jr Capyrigni 1M9 QwtnQrgup I'm Ch.ii.ictc'eos-gni Copy:ign: * 9B3 Don &u:f' A I ngrts reserved PRODUCT COMPANY PRICE MACH. PORT DESCRIPTION Genius Mouse Datel S
49. 95 All Mouse Mouse replacement, 6-foot cord. Impact Tapestore GVP s
125. 00 C Controller EPROM kit w one 150MB tape cartridge. Impact WT150 GVP S 899.00 C 5' 4 Bay Wangtek 150MB streaming tape backup system. I S Three Kurta Call ABC Serial Freestanding digitizer tablet and interface cable. Kwikstart Plus Michigan Software $
169. 95 B Internal Puts 1.3 Kickslart in ROM, adds 256K RAM. Mouse Master Practical Solutions $
39. 95 All Mse. Joy. Mouse and joystick switchbox. PC Elevator 386 Applied Reasoning SI 795.00 C IBM Increases power of Commodore .42088 Bridgeboard. Phaser Gun Aciionware S
49. 95 All Joystick Light gun for compatible games. Prototyping Board Celestial Systems s
49. 95 C Slot Unpopulated Zorro 2 board. Robotarm Datel s
89. 95 All Joystick Joystick controlled mechanical arm. SB2000 Adaptor Card MicroBotics $
49. 95 C Slot Adapts StarBoard2 1000 version to A2000. Secure Data Cartridge CSA $ 995.00 c NA Security encasement for CSA hard disk drive. Serial Expander 2000 Golden Hawk 5
19. 95 C Serial Allows use of A1000 serial devices. Supra mod cm 2400zi Supra $
179. 00 2000 Slot Internal modem, asynchronous 2400 1200 300 baud. Synchro Express Date! S
69. 95 All Drive Hardware software combination disk copying system. T1000 Amicore $
19. 95 B Parallel Adaptor cable; allows use of .4500, A2000 devices. The Brick Expansion Tech $
119. 95 A Power Replacement upgrade power supply. MUSIC SOUND PRODUCT COMPANY PRICE MACH. PORT DESCRIPTION
A. M.A.S. Microdeal S
169. 95 All Serial 8-bit stereo digitizer w MlDI interface. AmiSound AmiTech s
99. 95 All Serial Sound amplifier, power control box. Audio 2000 Day’s s
79. 95 C IBM slot Internal stereo amplifier. AudioLink Beta Unlimited s
795. 00 All Serial 16-bit linear stereo processor w samp)ing. Data Acquisition Datel s
179. 95 All Serial Sample and display events: hours to microseconds. Deluxe MIDI Interface Pro-Tronic s
89. 95 All Serial IN, THRU, THRU OUT switchable. Harmony Impulse s
200. 00 All Call Recognition of tonal frequencies. MIDI For Amiga Skyles s
49. 95 All Serial MIDI w one IN, two OUTs, one THRU. MIDI Gold Insider Golden Hawk s
89. 95 C Serial MIDI-IN,THRU, 2 OUTs. MIDI Interface ECE $
64. 95 All Serial MIDI-IN, OUT and THRU. MIDI Interface Mimetics $
49. 95 Ml Serial M1DI-1N, OUT. MIDI Music Manager Date! $
39. 95 All Serial Eight real-time tracks; play and record tracks. MIDI-Gold 500 Golden Hawk s
79. 00 A Serial MIDI-IN, two OUTs, and switchable OUT. MIDI-Star Spirit s
263. 00 All Serial Multiple port MIDI interface; 2 Ins, 6 OUT, THRU. MidiMaster Datel s
59. 95 .411 Serial Standard MIDI interface; IN, OUT. THRU. MindLight 7 Visual Aural s
198. 00 All Joystick Audio processing module, includes oscilloscope. Pelican MIDI Processor Future Music s
149. 00 All Serial Channel and eveni-processor. Perfect Sound 3.0 SunRize s
99. 95
A. B Parallel Two-channel stereo digitizer, digital gain. Practice Center The Piano Professor Call N7A N A Interactive workstation, MIDI keyboard, computer. Pro-MIDI Interface Pro-Tronic s
64. 95 .411 Serial IN, THRU. 2 OUTs. Sound Sampler Mimetics s
99. 95 .411 2nd Joystick Audio digitizer. Stereo Sound Sampler Datel $
99. 95 All Serial Features 5-octave keyboard. 4-track sequencer. VoRecOne Impulse s
159. 95 .411 Joystick Voice recognition. BaudBandit-2400 Progressive s
169. 95 All RS-232 2400 baud modem w privacy circuitry shielding. BaudBandit-Level 5 Progressive $
249. 95 .411 RS-232 2400 baud modem, 4800 baud w other Level 5s. ? The Esmeralda's gold is just a few inches away, but it might as well be a mile. You can’t reach it without help, and only the jellyfish has any friends in this algae- covered wreck. A poisonous stingray races straight at you. Your air supply is running low. What else could go wrong... Plunge through 100 multi-let vl rooms to find the Es m e raid a's fah it lo u s treasure of gold bars. Dodge crabs, elude eels. Sidestep sea urchins its dinner time at 50fathoms and you 're the main course!
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Musically Intelligent: Bars&Pipes' Song Parameters let you enter lyrics, draw in dynamics, specify a key, choose from a menu of chords, scales and modes, enter multiple time-signatures, and import rhythms for each and every track. Algorithmic composition has never been so exciting or easy! Expandable: Bars&Pipes’ open-ended nature guarantees you'll never outgrow it! Add on accessories such as MixMaestro, our automated mixer, See us at the AmlEXPO in Washington, DC Visual Aural Animations PO Box 4898 Areata, CA 95521 707 822-4800 Circle 68 on Reader Service card ON GRAPHICS Freehand Animation Part I: The Pencil Test 13 A continuing scries of tips, techniques. And tricks for creating more imaginative Amiga graphics. By Joci Hagen REAL-TIME ANIMATION is one of the distinguishing strengths of the Amiga, and any number of excellent Amiga programs complement the system’s capabilities in this area. While “Accent” has not featured specific animation procedures very often in the past, a previous column (June ’89, p. 50) did examine cel techniques with The Director (Right Answers Group) using its partial-screen page-flipping, or “BLIT,” feature. Here, and in the next issue, we will take one of this column’s special favorites Deluxe Paint III (Electronic Arts) and explore some fundamentals of freehand animation. By “freehand animation,” I am referring to the process of drawing each frame by hand, making gradual changes to create the illusion of smooth motion. I he subject could be anything from a cartoon character to a tree waving in the wind. The technique I will outline involves creating the finished animation in two to four stages. Stage one the “pencil test” phase of drawing and testing is the subject of the present column. I will cover the three other stages coloring, compositing elements, and postproduction enhancement next month. Put on a Happy Face A face is a good subject to experiment with in developing animation techniques. You can achieve a great deal of character with fairly elementary drawing skills. Recall how easily we acknowledge a few lines and a circle as a “happy face.” Our perception is so acutely tuned to nuances of facial expressions in other humans, that by simply shifting a few lines in a very symbolic abstraction, we can convey a great range of expression. The primary elements conveying expression are the eyebrows and the mouth. Simple lines an upturned mouth and brows arching up in the middle of the forehead make a cartoon face happy. Make the face sad by turning the mouth corners down, register surprise by making the mouth a small circle and raising the brows higher, or suggest anger by changing the brows to angle down in the center of the forehead while turning the mouth corners down. Keep your first experiments relatively simple for clarity, and to reduce the work load over a long sequence. Learn how much detail is enough to convey character. From the Anim menu select Frames, then Set . To begin you might try working with only five or six frames just to see how things operate. Create a palette with an easy-to-view “paper” color, and two different drawing colors. (I am purposely using the term “paper” color instead of background color to avoid confusion later. Remember that this palette is for the drawing stage of the animation; you can adjust all colors later at the coloring stage to suit the nature and requirements of the finished piece.) Clear All Frames to the paper color you have created. You will he drawing only the animated character. Any background scene you may want behind the character will he painted separately and composited with the character at stage three. The two drawing colors should be adjacent to each other in the palette, allowing you to toggle between them with the bracket keys ([ and ]). Select one of these colors and draw the first frame. For this project, choose a style that lends itself to later coloring with the Fill tool. Use solid, unbroken lines to delineate any area to be colored. I suggest using the single-pixel brush in the solid-line mode "d” from the keyboard. When the frame is finished and you have made any necessary corrections, go to the Effect menu and select Background > Fix. Fixing the background Mastering these few simple techniques can put you on the move towards creating' crisp, smoothly flowing animations. Means that you may now draw over the image, and then erase or clear to that image rather than to a blank screen. In this case it is also the key to simulating an animator’s light table (see the accompanying illustration). An animator, working on a glass drawing table lighted from underneath, can register a new sheet of paper over a previous frame and see the lines of that frame through the new sheet. He or she then uses this as a drawing reference. We can do much the same thing in Dpaint. And to Top My Previous Effort .. In our illustration, the upper left corner of the menu bar still shows us on frame one of our animation. Select the second drawing color or use the [ ] keys to toggle between the two colors. Using the lines of the first image as a reference, draw the second frame right on top of it as shown. Feel free to make any necessary corrections because the underlying image is protected. When you are finished, hit the 2 key to advance to the next frame of the animation. The new image will disappear from frame one, and transfer to frame two. Select Background > Free in the Effect menu to stamp that image down in frame two, and immediately fix the background (Fix Background) again in preparation for drawing the third frame. Being able to see the previous frame as you draw the current frame allows you to accurately judge the amount of movement to create and to keep all elements well registered, so that, for example, the nose is not jittering around on the face while the character smiles. Toggling between two drawing colors keeps the lines of the new image distinct from those of the previous one. Continue this sequence of Fix, Toggle Color, Draw, AdIn the “Pencil Test” phase of the animation, using Fix Background from the Effect menu allows you to simulate the light-table approach of traditional animators. Ground color, choose a good line color as the background color, hit Clear, and click the All Frames option. Stencil protects the “paper” color of your animation, while Clear changes all other colors frame by frame to the background color you have just selected. Free the Stencil when finished. T he result is a clean line animation ready for coloring. Vance Frame, and Free until you have completed all frames. You can always roll the pages of your animation backward and forward with the 1 and 2 keys to check the flow of motion. When you j have finsihed, play the animation with the 4, 5, or 6 key. The animated image will llicker annoyingly because alternate frames are drawn in different colors. To make the lines in all frames the same color, go to the Stencil too! In the Effect menu and select the “paper” color of your animation frames. Click on Make Stencil and return to the main menu and tools. Use the Clear tool to make the line color in all frames the same. Knowing that Clear will change any unlocked colors on the screen to the currently selected backIn my next column we will continue the exploration of freehand animation technique-addressing coloring, compositing, and post production enhancement. ¦ Joel Hagen’s credits include work in art, astronomy, science fiction, and software development. Write to him at 10512 Sawyer, Oakdale, CA 95361. Please include a stamped, self-addressed envelope. Info.phile Back to Basics Part 2 Our AmigaDOS experts continue their introductory series to help acquaint new users with the Amiga’s operating system. By Mark L. Van Name and Bill Catchings IN OUR LAST column we concentrated on Workbench tools that let you work with disks. Disks, however, are only one of several ways that the Workbench al- lows you to organize information. To explore these methods, let’s put a new spin on an old metaphor. The Electronic Filing Cabinet The Workbench treats each disk as a sort of electronic filing cabinet. A disk can contain three kinds of objects: projects, tools, and drawers. A project is basically the electronic equivalent of a paper file. It is typically a lile created with a spreadsheet, database, word processor, or graphics program in short, anything that you store and manipulate with your Amiga. To manipulate a project you need a tool generally a piece of software. Like your Workbench Notepad and Calculator, it may have come with your Amiga, or it may be a program you purchased separately from a third-party vendor. A drawer is simply a named holding place. It can contain tools, projects, or even other drawers allowing you to organize your information hierarchically. For example, you might have a Taxes drawer that contains one drawer for each year, and in each year’s drawer store the tax spreadsheets for that year. All four of these basic Amiga information objects disks, drawers, tools, and projects have icons that you can see and manipulate, at least in the Workbench environment. .As you might already know, the .Amiga is a two-headed beast: In addition to the icon-oriented Workbench, there is a command-line user interface, the CL1 (also referred to as the Shell in AmigaDOS 1.3). The CL1 uses 1 tie same basic information objects as the Workbench, but it gives some of them different names. Disks are still disks, but drawers are listed as directo- ? £ QUALITY Of OUR
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The STATUS area for drawers, tools, and projects will show four options: ARCHIVED, READABLE, VVRITEABLE, and DELETEABLE. They limit what you can do to any object (READABLE, VVRITEABLE, DELETEABLE) and tell whether you have manually marked that object as recently backed up (ARCHIVED). Any option that is not true will be highlighted and will have NOT preceding it. The initial status for most objects will be NOT ARCHIVED, READABLE, VVRITEABLE, DELETEABLE. Not only can you merely read the information in this window, you can also change it. To protect an object from deletion, for example, click on DELETEABLE and it will change to NOT DELETEABLE. When you then click on SAVE in the lower-left corner, that change in status will be reflected the next time the object’s Info is checked. To exit this screen without making any changes, click either on QUIT in the lower-right corner or on the dose box in the window’s upper-left corner. Like drawers, tools and projects also have a COMMENT area in their information windows. In addition, they have a SIZE area that shows their size on disk in both bytes and disk blocks. Projects, like disks, also have a DEFAULT TOOL and a TOOL TYPES area. (There is also one other line, STACK, that lets you set the amount of stack memory that you want to use when you work on this project. Advanced users regularly alter the stack size for specific reasons.) What’s in a Name? From time to time you will want to change an object’s name. You cannot do this from the information window it will not let you type in the NAME area but you can easily take care of it from the Workbench itself. To change the name of any drawer, project, or tool, use the same procedure we discussed last month for changing the name of a disk. First, select the object and choose Rename from the Workbench menu. A string gadget containing the object's name will appear in the middle of your screen. 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You will notice the program reflects a great concern for failure of AllocMem( ), no matter how tiny the amount of memory. Calculate( ) returns a value of T RUE or FALSE, depending on whether the memory could be allocated. Any function that calls Calculate( ) must check the return value to be sure that the calculation went smoothly. If it didn’t, the program should warn the user that lack of memory caused an er- ror. In more complex programs, an error in the lowest-level subroutine should percolate upwards until a higher-level function can recover from the error, and all functions along the way should clean up any memory they allocate. You return allocated memory to the 4 system via the Free Mem ( ) call. The previous example calls Free Mem ( ) with the pointer to the memory and the memory’s size. With FreeMem( ), the program must remember the size of the allocated block. 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AmigaWorld Special Animation Products • 80 Elm St. • Peterborough, NH 03458 Instead of simply calling AllocMem( ) for each call to malloc, most C compilers manage their own lists of memory. These routines usually mimic low-level Unix memory management functions, such as sbrk( ). In Manx you must link the heap- mem.o file for this type of management; Lattice offers it by default. On the first call to malloc( ), the function sbrk( ) is called to get memory from the operating system. It uses AllocMem( ) to ask for a large block of memory, a default of 40K for Manx C. Each subsequent malloc( ) consumes a portion of this larger block. For the Manx libraries, look at sysio heapmem.c to see this interaction between malloc( ), AllocMem( ), and sbrk( ). The block size is adustable through a _Heapsize variable, which you can declare as “extern unsigned long _Heapsize;“ if you want to reset its value in your code. Note that you need to set J it before making calls to mal!oc( ) or to standard I O functions. Lattice uses _MNEED and _MS I'EP for the same purpose. In Manx, only one heap block is allocated. In Lattice, the routines manage a list of heap blocks. As a heap block of 40K is consumed, malloc( ) calls sbrk( ) to allocate another, minimizing the calls to AuocMem( ), Calls to free( ) mark portions of these blocks for re-use; Kree- Mem( ) is never called. Unlike Free- Mem( ), free( ) needs only a pointer to the memory, not the size of the allocation. The size is stored within a structure that precedes the actual allocated memory, within the larger block. Cleaning Service The standard C memory functions provide automatic cleanup. No matter what your source code says, C programs do not start at the top of the main( ) routine or end at the last line of main( ). C library code is executed both before and after the call to main( ). Your main( ) is actually called by a library function named _main( ). When your main( ) function returns (the program ends), control returns to _main( ). Within _main( ), all memory that was allocated with maltoc( ) is automatically returned by a standard library function called exit( ), as a safegaurd against sloppy programming. During exit( ) cleanup, the C memory management routines run Eree- Mem( ) on all the large blocks of memory, essentially ignoring any information in the blocks. This automatic cleanup does not eliminate your responsibility of freeing allocated memory. As soon as the program is finished with a piece of memory, you should return it via free( ) or Free- Mem( ), so other programs can use it. You can use exit = ), however, to clean up after catastrophic errors. If something goes wrong, just call exit( ), and all mal- loc( ) memory is returned. While malloc( ) and free( ) make some programming easier, you cannot use them for every AmigaDOS job. 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Along the same line is the standard Cl function called realloc( ), which changes the size of a block of memory and copies data stored in the old block to the new block. You must supply realloc( ) with two arguments: a pointer to a piece of memory previously allocated via mal- ioc( ) and a new size for the block of memory. The function returns a pointer to the new block. Be sure to use the return value to reassign any variables that point to this memory. You can write your own version of realloc( ) in terms of AllocMem( ) and FreeMem( ). Because AllocMem( ) needs a memory type flag, and FreeMem( ) needs the size of the memory to deallocate, however, the function is more complicated than realloc( ). For example: * reallocmem.c *1 include "exec types.h” include "exec memory.h” define MIN(a,b) ( (a) (b) ? (a) : (b) ) void *ReAllocMem( ptr, newsize, oldsize, type ) void *ptr; ULONG newsize, oldsize, type; = void *new_ptr; ULONG copy size; * Allocate a block of the new size * new_ptr = AllocMem( newsize, type ); If (new_ptr ! = NULL) = * Copy old data to new block * copysize = MIN( newsize, oldsize ); CopyMem( ptr, new_ptr, copysize ); * Free the old block * FreeMem( ptr, oldsize ); } return new_ptr; } If the reallocation can’t be made, then the old block remains as it was, and ReAllocMem( ) returns NULL. If the reallocation succeeds, the old block is automatically freed. Note that the effect of the MEMF_CLEAR flag is ignored in ReAllocMem( ), because any old data is copied to the new block. If the new block is larger, at least MFMF_CLEAR will guarantee that the extended part of the block will be set to zero. 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• Manufacturer's suggested retail price. Taxes not included. C 1KH) Commodore Electronics. Ltd. Commodore and the Commodore logo are registered trademarks of Commodore Electronics. Ltd Amiga is a registered trademark of Commodore--Amiga. Inc. (J A >1 E PRESERVE Space Quest III: The Pirates of Pestulon By Patrick Quaid SOFTWARE PIRACY TAKES a nasty turn in Space Quest III. Instead of stealing programs, the pirates kidnap the programmers. As Roger Wilco, you must rescue the Two Guys From Andromeda, so they can continue writing a series of computer adventures about you. With the keyboard or mouse, you control Roger as he rummages around fullscreen, cleverly designed scenes. He can be hidden by foreground objects and can move in and out of shadows, creating a convincing three- dimensional effect. When the action gets too complex, you can type in commands. The interface works well because it focuses your attention on the puzzle rather than on the subtleties of the interface itself. The puzzles, to be honest, are more fun than difficult. In fact, Space Quest III has more of the personality and peculiar logic of The Hitchhikers Guide to the Galaxy than the Hitchhiker’s game did. You get to know the strange characters and outrageous situations, and before you realize it you’ve finished the adventure (if you can avoid the quick death lurking around every corner). As the game progresses the situations become increasingly interesting, and the biggest surprises come in a hectic and exciting final sequence. The graphics are obviously designed to he portable among computers, so although they look fine, they are not up to Amiga standards. The character animation, however, shows an uncommon personality and style. The background music changes with the scenes to enhance them. You’ll miss ii during silent sequences. Space Quest 111 requires only 512K and one disk drive, but because almost everv scene has to he read from disk, a hard disk helps load times keep pace with the game’s tempo and humor.
(559. 95, Sierra On-Line Inc., PO Pox 485, Coarsegold, CA 93614, 209 683-4468. No special requirements.) Park your spaceship and have a look around. Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade By Peter Olafson LUCAS FILM HAS PULLED off a pair of cracking good games: an addictive action game and an ambitious animated adventure built around the movie Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade. Face it. You’re going to be up late. They’re two very different sacks of snakes, so let's lake them separately. The action game (produced by U.S. Gold for Lucasfilm, $ 39.95) is an above-average rendering of the classic platform game: climbing, jumping, ducking, punching. You guide the Stylishly Unshaven One through four difficult levels a mine, a castle, a blimp, and the final ticklish run for the Holy Grail while collecting torches and whips and punching out minions of evil. (See “Crib ? From p. 66 You'll need to do a bit of rope switching yourself on the way up. Now, how to get at the cross? It's too high to jump to and the rope's no use. The obvious route up entails much fruitless banging of the head against the ceiling. Aim a little higher. It’s easy to miss it the first time. But watch that other climber. There is room above him on the rope. Now you're In the clear for the run across the train-top. Don't stop running once you’ve triggered the train. Wait until any enemies have turned their backs before jumping. Next thing you know, you're in the castle. Congratulations. Now you help me.
• You've explored the catacombs beneath the library in Indy's companion graphic adventure (Lucasfilm, $ 49.95) and come up almost dry. Just that hook. You can't lift the slab (it’s not important anyway), and the torch wouldn't move for the mud. You found everything available for the taking, but perhaps you could do something about the mud. There’s plenty of water. You just need something to carry it in. You'll need to be more than diplomatic to get it. Use psychology.
• One of the toughest puzzles in Gold Rush! (Sierra On-Line, $ 39.95) is assembling points in New York. Where’s that bank account number? Your friend at the bank will get it for you, but there’s a better way. Soon, you’ll be on a roll. Another tough nut is finding your brother. The path to the section of the mine he's In doesn’t look like a path. Do you recall a ladder that doesn’t look like it’s going anywhere?
• Winter leaguers in Earl Weaver Baseball (Electronic Arts, $ 49.95): The computer manager's recommended lineups can be weird. Earl doesn't appear to consider secondary positions. The way around It: You pick the players, and let the computer manager set the lineup with them.
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Impact A3000 A4000 Great Valley Products PO Box 391 Malvern, PA 19355 215 889-9411 S2999 (25 Mhz with four megs RAM) $ 3999 (33 Mhz with four megs RAM) No special requirements. MIDI Sample Wrench lighten up your sound samples. By Steve Quinzi THE LIBRARY OF Amiga music software has been gl owing nicely for the past few years, except for one disappointing void the area of sample editing. Sure, there are several good sample-capture and -edit programs for manipulating IFF sound files in the Amiga’s internal audio domain, but outside of Sound Lab from Blank Software (which works only with the Fnsoniq Mirage), there has been no Amiga software to support the multitude of professional-level sound samplers on the market. All of this is changing now with the release of the MIDI Sample Wrench by dissidents software. With this program you can transfer waveforms to the Amiga from any sampler that supports the MMA Sample Dump Standard, a format set forth by the MIDI Manufacturers Association for the transfer of sound samples through MIDI. Once loaded into the Wrench, samples can be modified extensively through a number of verv sophisticated editing features with high-fidelity 16-bit format, and stored in dissidents’ own MSW1 format. I he package includes a program disk Catch a wave In a window. And a disk of* sampled sounds. There are some very useful utilities thrown in, such as the 8SVX-to-MSWl and MSWl-to- 8SYX utilities, which convert 8SVX (IFF) samples to MSVV1 format and vice versa; the Talk 12 and Talk 16 functions, which exchange sounds directly between the Amiga disk and a sampler without opening Wrench; Play MSW1, a tool that takes sounds directly from disk and plays them from the Amiga’s keyboard; and Play Remote, which triggers a remote sampler from the Amiga’s keyboard. .Another utility allows for communication with the Akai S700, S900, and S950 samplers, which interpret the Sample Dump Standard a bit differently. The program's copy-protection scheme asks you to type in a randomly selected word from the manual. If you type the wrong word or misspell it, you are quickly returned to the Workbench screen (a non-copy-protected disk is available for an additional $ 30). 1 be program requires 512K of RAM to run, but one meg is recommended. 1 tried running Wrench without expansion RAM and found it so limiting that it was practically useless. MIDI Sample Wrench opens onto an empty screen with a menu bar. From the Project menu you can open edit windows one through three; the Setup menu offers options to vary screen color, define backups (internal, external disk, or none), and to choose between a 200- or 400-line display; the MIDI menu lets you specify the sampler you are using and to initiate sample dumps between the Amiga and the sampler. In the Windows Each of the three edit windows sports a different color and a different set of controls. .All can he open at the same time. Each is topped off by a color-matched menu bar containing options pertinent only to that window. The Wrench is not a sample-capture program, hut you can get a waveform into an edit window either by loading it from disk or by dumping it from a sampler. Once a waveform is in a window you can scrutinize it pretty thoroughly by magnifying, zooming in and out, scrolling left, light, up, and down, or by resiz- Not your usual Envelope Generator. Ing the window to get a bigger picture. The CTRL-M and CTRL-L key combinations put you into Play mode, allowing you to hear the waveform either through a MIDI keyboard or the Amiga keyboard, using the Amiga’s internal sound chip. Although the fidelity of the eight- hit Amiga audio will he noticeably lower than when playing from your 12- or 16- hit sampler, you will probably end up using the Amiga sounds to check your edits waiting till the end to send the sound hack to the sampler as a transfer can take minutes. (The slow transmission rate is inherent in MIDI.) 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• 880K Capacity |tZ*cctss 1 - “ ’ - -77 • ” . ‘ the program to communicate with samplers. There are two libraries to choose from: one for 12- and another for 16-bit samplers. I tested MIDI Sample Wrench with a Yamaha TX16W and an Akai S1000, and found that dumps to and from the Yamaha came off without a hitch using the 12-bit library. The S1000, however, required that dumps go through the Talk 16 utility, thanks to Akai's improvisation on the Sample Dump Standard. Though the sound was transferred flawlessly, having to use the utility rather than the Wrench library proved a bit cumbersome. Processed Signals The program offers an array of very powerful DSP (digital signal processing) features in its Functions menu: The Gain and Scale to Full options let you vary the gain (level) of a sampled sound. Gain increases or decreases the level in .1 clB increments up to 30 dB, while Scale to Full automatically increases gain to the highest level available without clipping. The Reverse function plays sound backward, while Invert performs phase re- r YOUR TURN! MIDI Sample Wrench is very flexible and does everything that an .Amiga sample editor should do. The tech support person called me right back and was very informative. Doug Travins Schenectady, NY versal, flipping the wave upside down. Combine Samples mixes waves from any of the three edit windows: You can define an offset so that one of the waves starts before or after another, and you can set their relative levels. A wave can be combined with itself in this way for a flanging effect. DC Offset attempts to compensate for direct current (a square wave), which may have been imparted during the sampling process, by adding an equal but opposite amount of DC to cancel out whatever is there. The Digital FQ section is great. It has a parametric EQ with a range adjustable from .1 to 3 octaves and a center frequency adjustable from 5 Hz to 95% of the Nyquist frequency (half the sampling rate). It also has bass and treble shelving with a definable break point. Both Eqs can be applied for either a boost or cut of 20 decibels (dB), In addition, there are high- and low-pass filters with a definable cut-off frequency. You can select from three filter orders (slopes): first (a six-dB-per-octave roll-off), second (12 dB per octave), or fifth (40 dB). While a 40- dB roll-off may seem severe, it is handy > for preventing aliasing when transposing or resampling. 1 am surprised that this otherwise-complete section does not include a 24-dB-per-octave or 4-pole filter, as 24 dB is such a common slope. Envelope, Please The Envelope Generator turned out to be different than 1 had expected. Not a traditional envelope generator that applies an overall envelope to an existing gain shape, the MIDI Sample Wrench version is like a graphic gain shaper with which you can draw (via mouse) a specific gain characteristic for a wave or AMIGA Programmers Wanted! The AmigaWorld Tool Chest has created a fantastic opportunity to publish new, uncirculated Amiga programs. If you’ve written something special for the Amiga, and would like to earn some extra money, please contact us for our Tool Chest Author Guidelines. Perhaps you'll be the next Tool Chest Star! AmigaWorld Tool Chest Submissions Dept, AmigaWorld Magazine 80 Elm St. Peterborough, NH 03458 Now available ... 40 famous and challenging golf courses for your MEAN 18: Ultimate Golf™:
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The Fs Transposition option can resample to different sampling rates, change the sample-playback rate, and transpose waves to different pitches. 1 think pitch transposition could have been better implemented: as it is, you must calculate the frequency at which to resample, then bring the wave back to its original playback rate. Maybe I'm lazy, but I would like to see the program perform the calculations. A Compression facility is available for leveling the dynamic range of a sound. I he Wrench’s compressor is much like a hardware unit. I he Treshhold, or level at which compression starts, is adjustable from 0 dB (which in this case is calibrated to represent maximum level) to 60 dB. 'file Ratio degree of compression is adjustable from 10:1 to .2:1. MIDI Sample Wrench is excellent, and once you learn it, it is easy to use. It takes advantage of the Amiga’s style, which some ported programs do not. I he more you work with the program, the more you find you can do with it. 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