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Your Amiga, on the other hand, is a digital device; it only understands discrete occurrences of ones and zeros. To record a sound, the .Amiga needs to see it as a digital phenomenon. The answer to this problem is a device called an analog-to-digital converter (ADC). The ADC listens to a sound wave, records (“samples”) its amplitude thousands of times per second and sends these measurements to the computer as individual digital numbers. These are stored and played back later to reproduce the original sound. Figure 2 shows two examples of how an ADC might sample the various points on a simple sine wave. Once a sound is sampled, the Amiga stores the sound data in a standard file format Form 8SVX, which is a part of the IFF (Interchange File Format). The upside of this is that third-party developers have a standard around which they can design software. The downside is that 8SVX sets rigid, and not always the most musical, limits to the ways you can arrange and "loop” samples. (We’ll discuss looping in greater detail later.) One developer, Mimetics Corp., has devised its own sample format for use with the company’s Sound- Scape series. Although it increases the range and flexibility of Amiga sampling, it has not gained acceptance as a standard among other third-party developers. Amiga Sound Samplers Sound samplers (digitizers) allow you to sample your own sounds into the Amiga, edit them in various ways, and play them back. They usually consist of a small box (the ADC) that plugs into the Amiga's parallel (printer) port, and some sample-editing software. Two solid performers in the field are Datel Utilities' Pro Sampler Studio and SunRize Industries’ PerfectSound. Each stores its samples in the standard, IFF format. Through its left and right inputs, Perfect- Sound will sample stereo sounds at up to a 25 kHz sampling rate. Datel’s ADC which includes a microphone pre-amp uses one of its three mono inputs (' 4-inch mic, line level, and 5-pin mic), leaving the stereo channelizing up to its software, and takes samples at rates up to the Amiga’s maximum Direct Memory Access rate of 28,867 kHz. The principal strength of Datel’s sample-editing software is its looping feature. (To conserve memory, the final portion of a sample is often “looped” played over and over to create a sustained sound. Determining the points in a sample where to begin and end a loop is an art requiring patience, skill, and good editing software.) PerfectSound, on the other hand, excels at transposing samples and arranging them across pitch ranges to create musical instruments. Both packages allow you to sample a sound, trim off any unwanted parts, and store it for later playback. Because both follow the Amiga standard IFF format, most programs using Amiga samples can access the sounds you create with either sampler. SunRize Industries also offers a separate sample- editing program, StudioMagic (S99.95), which can be substituted for the software packaged with PerfectSound or used with other samplers. It affords more sophisticated editing features, and it allows you to play IFF samples (along with MIDI-produced sounds) from the keyboard of an optional MIDI- connected synth, splitting it into secdons. FutureSound (Applied Visions) is another sound sampler wTith excellent editing software that allows you to vary sampling rates, combine and swap sections of four resident samples, and graph sound waves. Two new samplers, A.M.A.S. Advanced MIDI Amiga Sampler (Microdeal MichTron) and ProSound Design (Precision) have recently arrived on the market. Both include sample-editing softw-are and provide MIDI support. A related package, Aegis’ AudioMaster II, is actually only editing software there is no ADC included but it can be used with samplers from other manufacturers (both PerfectSound and Pro Sampler Studio work fine) or it can load already sampled files. AudioMaster II can use Amiga expansion RAM for larger samples (which allow for higher sampling rates and thus better sound quality, and for stereo sampling, which doubles the file size).

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Document sans nom May 7959 7 .S. 1. £5.95 Canada $ 4,50 UK £2.50 An 1DCC I Publication :!-'V r ;'if-v - • • . Wl|g [CONTROL:query] I’m getting some kind of weird noise on the NET, clarify. Null Identity Presence detected. [CONTROL:imperativej Shut down incoming data trunks, isolate intruder, hustle it NOW! Negative response on shut down request. Possible NET breach. [CONTROL:override] Activate ICE procedures, all levels, notify CORE, MAXPRI, COPE communication blocked. ICE systems down. NET breached. [CONTROL;purge] Dump CORE, it's our last chance! [CONTROL:query] Respond. Please, Respond... What's going on? STOP PLAYING GAMES...LIVE THEM "...an apocalyptic orgy of gut wrenching, mind blowing, nose shattering, bladder bursting violence, devastation and destruction. Strap yourself to that chair, oil your joystick, grit your teeth and get ready to flv, kill and die. It’s a total sensory overload, it's a totally wicked experience, it's Denaris!” m sty -k
- Computer Gamesweek. S' "...no zap addict should be without (Denaris).”
- Commodore Computing. “Denaris...the best shoot 'em up yet to appear on the Amiga.”
- AmigaUser International. “...superhyperastro top sound.. Jinks,”
- Run (Germany). "(Jinks) Graphics... 10, Sound...10, Playability... 10.'’
- Computer + Video Games. Rainbckt % A Available now for the Amiga and C64. Pick up a copy at your Dealer today, or order direct. 2171 Dunwin Drive, Unit 13 Mississauga, Ontario, CANADA L5L1X2 416-569-1212 1-800-387-8192 FLY THROi 1TH THE G The easiest and fastest database available on the Amiga, Organize, arrange, and manipulate graphics, text, and numbers and enjoy yourself doing it. S No'¦C'fashes- No Gurus GUARANTEED 7 *See yoiir Amiga dealer for legalese EASIER DONE THAN SAID Look for Designer Databases Templates pre-constructed for home and business Circle 10 on Reader Servico card JAM The Macintosh® emulator for your Amiga NTRODUCIN TM ReadySoft would like to welcome you to the Macintosh6'. Until now, the Macintosh’- was a distant world filled with high quality productivity software, inaccessible to the Amiga owner But ReadySoft has changed all that. Now, with the introduction of A-Max, you will be able to take advantage of the Macintosh* software being used in offices around the world without giving up your Amiga software. A-Max is a hardware and software combination that runs most of the productivity software that has made the Macy a success. Ail you have to supply are Macintosh*5 64K (Mac*) or 128K (Mac Plus*) ROMs. Once the ROMs are installed, Macintosh" software will run at full Mac1 speed on your Amiga. The A-Max cartridge plugs info the Amiga’s external disk drive port and has connectors for an Apple' external drive and additional Amiga drives. If an Apple 800K external disk drive is connected. Mac'- format disks may be used directly during Mac' emulation. Without an Apple drive connected, the included transfer sottware allows you to convert Mac’ disks to A-Max format which may then be used with standard Amiga drives (this option requires access lo a Macintosh ). A-Max features include;
• Compatible with the A500. A1030. And A200Q
• Supports the use ol the Amiga mouse, keyboard,
3. 5' drives, serial and parallel ports during Mac* emulation
• Reads Magic Sac1" and Spectre* disk formats (Atari SV Mac' emufators)
• Supported video modes include: 640X400 (interlaced}, 640 200 (with scro'ling). 512x342 (Mac1 standard size, interlaced) and 1008x800 with the A2024 or Moniterm Viking monitor
• Uses all available Amiga RAM during Mac emulation
• Built-in Apple1 Imagewnter1 emulation tor 9 and & pin Epson* compatible printers
• Transfer software to convert files from AmigaDOS to and from A-Max and Mac1 disk formats (Mac1 external drive required to transfer to Mac' format)
• 68020 support with 128K ROMs
• Runs HyperCard- (requires 1Mband 128K ROMs MultiFinder"* (reqjTes 128K ROMs), Microsoft1 Excel'" and Word1". MacPaint1, MacWrite MacDraw1 (t & 2), PageMaker1 (1.2), MacTermin; all system disk versions (some system disks requ 128K ROMs) and most other productivity sottware A-Max may not run all games and Midi software. Amiga hard drives cannot be used during Macintosh1 emulation. A-Ma* « a trademark of ReadySoft. Apple and tno Apple logo, HyperCard. Imaqcwrter. Mac. Macintosh. MacPa-oi. MacWrte, MacDraw. MacTerrrvna’ are registered trade marks and MuliFmder is a trademark c1 Apple Computer Inc. Atari and ST are registered trademarks of Atari US. Corp.; Ep n ts a registered trademark of Se ko Epson Corporation: Magic Sac & a trademark of Data Pacific; Spectre s a trademark of Gadgets bySmaii; Amiga s. a registered trademark of Commodnre-Am-ga Inc., M crosott s a reg stered trademark and Eircel and Word ora trademarks of WicroScf* Corporation, PageMaker 5 a mgis- lered trademark ol Aldus Corporal on. Yes please rush liie A-Max: $ 199.95'lESc 'Paymerrf by
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- ReadySoft Inc. 30 ,V|[ertheirn Crt, Unit 2 Ri hfTfend Hill, -Ont. CaTiaba L4B 1B9 Tel. (416) 731*4175 Fax 1416) 764*8867 Q t ;vX3;' Mastercard Name__ Address _ ¦**.. . "*"* City Towb Country VOLUME 5, NUMBER 5 MAY 1989 CONTENTS FEATURES The “Sound” of Music By Tim Tully .... 16 If you and your Amiga want to make beautiful music together, you’d better be aware of the two subjects covered in our music feature: What are the capabilities and limitations of the Amiga’s sound system? Which products on the Amiga music market capitalize on those strengths, and which improve upon those deficiencies? ARTICLES Net Results By Louis R, Wallace 30 There’s a treasure trove of free software, information, useful services, and just plain fun out there on the communications networks. Here’s the inside slant on the Big Four among Amiga networks what they offer, where to find them, and how to get yourself up, running, and on line. The Squeeze Play By Jonathan Home .41 If you want to take lull advantage of what the communications networks have to offer, we suggest you get acquainted with these four popular “archiving” utilities. Learning how to compress your files for easy dowmloading and uploading will save you time, disk space, and lots of money on your phone bills. COLUMNS Zeitgeist ... The editor is “wired for sound" this month, and he seems to be hearing music everywhere. INFO.PHILE By Mark L. Van Name and Bill Catchings .. 48 Continuing their hands-on examination of new and improved features in Workbench 1.3, Team info.phile springs the lock on 1.3’s Utilities drawer and discovers a bonanza of useful new goodies. NOTE: BASIC BY THE Numbers. Because of space demands, we regret we could not bring you the conclusion of Bob’s Amiga Basic data-manipulation tutorial. The final installment including the full Address Book program listing will appear next month. While Amiga music is our feature inside this month (see "The 'Sound' of Music" on p. 16), we're featuring another of the Amiga arts graphics on the outside. Our Amiga-generated Music cover was created by Amiga World Biis anf Art Director Roger Goode, who ray-traced the image using Sculpt-Ani- mate ID. Special thanks to Brian McCullough, Bruce Gran of sky, and Byte by Byte for their help in producing the image. And additional thanks to Philadelphia Video Ijib for producing the hardcopy. DEPARTMENTS 8 Repartee ... Don't just think n,send it! Notepad 10 flic news this month is on the cultural front, with Amiga graphics going postgrad in Jersey, and Amiga music stealing the show in Anaheim. Whats New? 78 Accelerators, genlocks, games, font sets, databases, mice. . .and many more Amiga new products, that's what! Hors d oeuvres ..84 More helpful hints and innovative techniques from fe How A m iga Wo rid readers. Help Key ...88 If your RAM's been repo’ed. And your files got zapped; And the Guru's laughing, While your mouse is trapped; Don’t give up, don’t feel blue: The call is out, here comes Lou! REVIEWS Professional Scan Lab iasdg) ... 12 This hardware software interface to Sharp color scanners offers high-quality, large-scale digitizing potential for serious graphics professionals. The Copyist Professional 1.5 (Dr. T's) 14 A composer’s delight that provides score editing, file-conversion capability, and custom printing all in one package. MEDIAPHILE (Interactive MicroSystems) ...68 Innovative software that can turn your Amiga into a capable low-end video recording-and-editing system,
A. M.A.S* (Microdeal f MichTron)..... 72 Sample, edit, and replay sounds from a MIDI keyboard all with the same package. GAMES The Game Preserve By b.g. Hunter .56
B. G. is off on another adventure this time to the heart of darkest myth in Electronic Arts’ Bard's Tale II. On location, and near expiration, somewhere between Oscon's Fortress and the Temple of Corinth, he sends back advice to the uninitiated. Other game reviews follow his column: HYBRIS (Discovery) ..60 Fast-paced action, dramatic firepower, and super stereo sound in this arcade adventure. Charon 5 (Rainbird) ......60 Save imprisoned space scientists from their gloomy fate. . .or don’t. Aussie Joker Poker (joker Mindscape) .....62 A five-card draw poker game you can play with up to 90 opponents? The Cincinnati Kid would have loved it! SOUND QUEST MUSIC SOLUTIONS Ml MASTER $ 190 K1 MASTER 165 D-10 20 110 MASTER 165 D-50 MASTER 165 MT-32 MASTER 165 DXII TX802 MASTER 190 DX MASTER 165 DX11 TX81Z MASTER 165 FB01 MASTER 150 SQ-80 ESQ MASTER 165 Matrix 6 1000 MASTER 165 C2 MASTER 150 Quest I: Texture 165 PLUS QUEST II: TEXTURE 250 SOON!! SAMPLE QUEST 350 SOUND QUEST INC. Dedicated To Your Music Software Needs 1573 Eglinton Ave. W., Suite 200 Toronto, Canada M6E2G9
(416) 234-0347 1 -800-387-8720 (U.S. only) Circle 96 on Reader Service card. Guy Wright, Editor-in-chief Shawn LAFLAMME, Managing Editor LlNDA J. BARRETT, Acquisitions Editor Dan Sullivan, senior Editor Barbara GEFVERT Tyson, Review Editor JAN JACKSON, New Products Editor Bill Catchings, David X McClellan, Mark L. Van Name, Lou Wallace, Contributing Editors Howard G. Happ, Art Director ROGER Goode, Assistant Art Director Anne Dillon, Designer Laura Johnson, Designer Richard BRAYSHAW, Production KENNETH BlAKEMAN, National Advertising Sales Manager Michael McGoldrick, Sales Representative Barbara Hoy, Sales Representative Heather Paquette, Puli Down Menu Sates, isoo-441-4403 LlNDA M, BuSSIERE, Advertising Coordinator GIORGIO SALUTI, Associate Publisher, West Coast Sales 1-415-328-3470 3350 W. Bayshore Road, Suite 201 Palo Alto, CA 94303 Shelley Harmon, Sales Associate, West Coast WENDIE HAINES-MARRO, Marketing Manager Laura LIVINGSTON, Marketing Coordinator Margot L. Swanson, Secretary SUSAN MaIZEL, Customer Service Representative '¦O' ¥ MICHAEL S. PERLIS, President CEO Roger Murphy, Vice-President General Manager Stephen Twombly, Vice President DENNIS CHRISTENSEN, Corporate Production Director LlNDA PALMISANO, Typesetting Manager Debra A, Davies, Typographer SUSAN Gross, Corporate Production Manager LYNN LAGASSE, Manufacturing Manager FRANK S. SMITH, Corporate Circulation Director LlNDA Ruth, Single Copy Sales Manager Mike CARROLL, Direct Sales Manager 800-343-0728 DEBBIE WALSH, Newsstand Promotion Manager PAUL RUESS, Circulation Director 800-365-1364 PAM WILDER, zlsm onf Circulation Manager WILLIAM M. BOYER, Director of Credit Sales Collections AmgaMbrUl (ISSN 0883-2390) is ail independent journal not connected with Commodore Business Machines. Inc. AmigaWorUi is published monthly by IDG Communications Peterborough, Inc.. 80 Elm St.. Peterborough, Nil 03458. U.S. subscription rate is 529.97. one year. S46.00. two years; $ 64.00, three years. Canada $ 38.97 (U.S. funds), one year only. Mexico 538.97. Foreign Surface $ 49.97. Foreign Airmail 584.97 (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, Nil. And at additional mailing offices. Phone: 603-924-9471. Entire contents copyright 1988 by IDG Communications Peterborough, Inc. No part of this publication may be printed or otherwise reproduced without written permission from the publisher. Postmaster: Send address changes to AmigaW'arld. Subscription Services. PO Box 58804. Boulder. CO 80322-8804. Nationally distributed bv International Circulation Distributors. A migaWorrld makes every effort to assure the accuracy ol articles. Listings and circuits published in the magazine. AMIGAWorld assumes no responsibility for damages due to errors or omissions. DigiTek Software Six world leaders are kidnapped and only one man alive can rescue them - joe Blade! To save them Joe must penetrate the fortress and its 127 rooms, locate the keys, free the hostages, disarm and reset the bombs, and then escape in time! The detailed graphics and sound along with the great gameplav make this... “definitely one for the collection...*' - * ZZAP (silver medal award winner!) ‘Joe Blade is an exceptionally well programmed product..." Ahoy!'s AmigaUser Hole-In-One Miniature Golf is the best mini-golf game made! DigiTek Software has created a game so simple to play that the entire family can enjoy it together. Hole-In-One is pure fun! Complete with classic miniature golf holes as well as lively fantasy holes. “Hole-In-One... is definitely the best game on this popular pastime ever published for the home computer" - Video Games & Computer Entertainment “Hole-1 n-One... is quite simply the best miniature golf computer program ever designed - for home computer or arcades''
- Commodore Magazine Rated as one of the BEST of 88! By .Alloy’s .Amigalser and Video Games & Computer Entertainment. This is an arcade style game in which you must capture sections of the screen to gain points and see the mystery picture. Sound easy? It would be except for the roving lazer, the chomping skulls, ripping scissors and other equally deadly icons that pursue you. The excellent sound, animation, graphics and gameplav all contribute to making this one of our best and most popular arcade games! “Powerstyx takes the popular thinking mans arcade game QLX and embellishes it tremendously making a superior version of the original"- Commodore Magazine 8910 N. Dale Mabry Executive Center, Suite 3“ Tampa. Florida 33614
(813) 933-8023 Programmers wanted - write us!) ZEITGEIST Amiga music, like multitasking, is easy to take for granted until you try a?iother machine. THERE IS MORE music in our lives now, in 1989, than at any other time in the history of human ears. Just about everything we do involves music. Groups that are outraged about various subjects like to point out that the average American sees .* number of murders or x number of semi- sexual references or whatever on television per week, I would like to see statistics on the number of tunes we hear on television per week. If there are nine or ten commercial breaks per hour with at least two commercials per break, then that is a minimum of about 25 tunes per hour. Depending on the program you're watching, music probably plays throughout, and every show has a theme song or two. So, easily we hear hundreds (if not a thousand) tunes per week on TV. Granted, most of this “music” is not Grammy-winning material, but we hear it all the time. Beyond TV, you have elevator music, restaurant music, shopping mall music, dentist’s office music, bank music, supermarket music, being-put- on-hold music (I suppose most of these are forms of Muzak), doorbells, many of the children's toys these days, greeting cards, Christmas ornaments, fasten-your-seat- belt music (if it isn’t just a buzz), bar music, arcade games and pinball music, jukebox music, movie music, halftime music (and don’t forget the national anthem at the start, or the ubiquitous, insipid organ music at baseball games), computer game music, and all the other incidental music that we don't listen to intentionally. All this doesn’t include the music that we do actually choose to listen to. MTV, records, tapes, Cds, radios at work, in the car on the way to work, at play, Walkmen, live concerts, etc. So we are inundated with music every day. How much of it do we make ourselves? Do you sing, whistle, or hum? Do you play an instrument? And, since this is an Amiga magazine, do you use your Amiga to make music? Would you like to? Our feature this month is Amiga music and sound. What it is, how it is done, and what sorts of hardware are out there. Music software and hardware has come a long way in the past year, and whether or not you plan to be composing great rock songs and arias yourself, we all benefit. Someone out there is going to be creating music and sounds for the Amiga. Last year I asked the question: “Where is all the Amiga music?” It is half here and half yet-to-come, but Amiga music, like multitasking, is easy to take for granted until you try another machine. Take just about any Amiga game and compare the sounds and music with the same game on any other computer and you will remember. Like the high-quality graphics that have come to be the standard for Amiga products, great music and sound effects are now standard equipment, too. There is a similar situation in small video studios. Since most people are used to very high-quality television (million- dollar 30-second burger commercials, etc.), just about anything that is locally produced stands out as being amateurish. When the quality of the production reaches a certain level of excellence, then it blends in with all the other television we see. This is why some commercials use jittery, “unprofessional" techniques because we notice them. If you are good enough, you become invisible. There was a time, not Ion*- ago, when any sounds tha computer made were notew thy. Like a child’s first drawings, they were crude, but we forgave the lack of sophistication. The Amiga is more like a high-school student. What comes out is so much better than what a child can do, but it still isn’t what an adult human being could do. Fortunately, in the Amiga, we have a machine that is a good deal farther along the road than any other. As computers get closer to matching reality, the standards get tougher and the final results become invisible. Eventually, computer graphics, sound, speech, animation, video, music, and even thought will match and even surpass reality. Then we can take the technology side for granted and just criticize the creative. 6 May 1989 - A2000 USERS! Quantum ; ---¦ -1 1 1 POVtJI M3 Ifljvmiw E3 THE MOST POWERFUL HARD DISK SOLUTION FOR YOUR A2000! IMPACT TNI AMIGA 500 USERS!- NOW GET A2000 POWER!! THE WORLD’S FIRST AUTOBOOTING HARD DISK FOR THE AMIGA 500 IMPACT A500 - HD RAM SUBSYSTEM offers everything any A500 owner has ever dreamed of - in one compact, easy-to- install, add-on subsystem; provides the same high performance as our top-of-the-line A2000 controller IMPACT™ A500- HD 20 A500-HD 30 A500 - HD 40Q A500 - HD 45 A500 - HD 80Q Available with a built-in 20, 30, 40, 45 or 80 Mega Byte Hard Drive and an optional 2MB plug-in FAST expansion module. The GVP IMPACT-HC series of "Hard-Cards" for the Amiga 2000 matched with the
3. 5" Quantum ProDrive hard disk drives, provide turbo performance and unbeatable value at list prices as low as $ 18.00 per Mega Byte! The Quantum ProDrives provide average access times as low as 11 ms with their built-in 64KB read-ahead cache and offer a MTBF of 50.000 hours which is almost twice the industry average. AUTOBOOT EPROMS GREAT VALLEY PRODUCTS INC. PLANK AVENUE, PAOLI, PA 19301 TEL (215) 889-9411 FAX (215) 889-9416 REPARTEE Comments, complaints, and concerns from Amiga World readers. Good Graphics THANK YOU FOR publishing the “Accent on Graphics” series by Joel Hagen. They’re just what I’ve been looking for! The articles are very well written, helpful, and informative. I took an eight-week computer course for SI95, and I’ve gotten more use and fun out of the first two articles in this series than from the entire course. Just think of how many issues of AmigaWorld I could have bought with SI95 (heavy sigh!). Grace Overweel Edmonton, Alberta, Canada Tips & Tricks I ENJOYED THE games section in the Februarv 1989 is- j sue very much [“The Game Preserve,” p. 60]. I do have one suggestion for you, though. Please include a “Tips and Tricks” section for games! The reviews are helpful, but all serious gamists would welcome a hint or three. Douglas Chase Troy, MI Heavy Competition REGARDING THE NEW A2500s, let me say two things: IBM PS 2 80 and Macintosh Ilxt. Let me add one more: NEXT. Come on Commodore, get of! Your behind and catch up with the rest of the industry! Your A1000 was a revolutionary machine, but your A2000 was a timid side step. The A2500 is at least a couple of years behind IBM and Apple, and lagging behind NEXT by even more. When the A1000 first came out, I was instantly seduced by its incredible graphics and animation capabilities. I bought one as soon as they became available, but soon my business needs outgrew' its capabilities, and I eagerly awaited the release of the new model. The A2000 was a total disappointment. Except for expandability and IBM compatibility (although an AT clone is a much more powerful and economical alternative), it offered no significant improvements. It contained the same processor running at the same slow speed, the same resolution, the same flickering display, and (like the new A2500s) communicated with the outside world in 16-bit chunks. It simply was not powerful enough for my needs. Business realities made the Macintosh II the only logical choice for me. While it is true that the A2000 is less expensive than its competition, if I were to bring it up to the level of my Mac II, I would have to buy a 68020 coprocessor card with a math chip (over S1000), some 32-bit memory (over S1000), a flickerFixer (3595), and a high-resolution monitor ($ 2000). Suddenly the Amiga doesn’t seem so cheap, does it? I still use my Amiga for animation scripts, and Deluxe- Paint II and Sculpt Animate 3D are still my favorite programs, but when it comes to powerful and flexible desktop publishing, my Mac II and LaserWriter are unbeatable. Unless Commodore gets with it, it will continue to lose power users to Big Blue and Apple. With Sun and Apollo substantially lowering the prices of their entry-level workstations, and NEXT executing a coup in the computer industry (striking directly at the Amiga’s natural market), Commodore must develop an aggressive marketing strategy, or lose its present market niche and forget any plans of penetrating the corporate world. Gerardo Amoldo Tarango Washington, DC Gama I I’VE HEARD REPORTS that Commodore is working on an Amiga-based game machine. If this is true, I hope they will not end up calling it the Amiga 100 or such. Commodore has had to work hard to overcome its game-machine image in order to build respectability for the Amiga. Let’s not throw it all away by hanging the Amiga name on a cartridge-based game machine. One rumor I’ve heard is that the game machine will be called the Gamma One (Gama I) the letters of Amiga scrambled. That sounds a lot better, Commodore. Bob Krull Toronto, Ontario, Canada Not to worry. The word from Commodore at CES in Las Vegas last January was that the game machine project has been nixed. Nintendo's dominance in that area might have had something to do with the decision. Editors Send your letters to: Repartee, AmigaWorld Editorial, 80 Elm St., Peterborough, NH 03458. Letters may be edited for space and clarity. ¦ l-p I he year is 3033. Criminals X are no longer sent to jail, they’re sent to a penal colony on ihe abandoned planet, Altrax. You have been wrongfully convicted of a crime and sent there. A long life is not likely among the galaxy's worst undesirables. Your only hope for a long life is to find a rumored space pod and escape. So begins your adventure into terror! Features... ° Superb Graphics
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(312) 879-8998 FAX (312) 879-6880 Licensed from CHRVSMIS Software Ltd. For the AMIGA? ATARI ST."* IBM”* PC and Macintosh': NOTEPAD Compiled by Linda Barrett The Rutgers University computer lab offers 30MB of animation power from six Amlgas (foreground) and two Suns (background). RUTGERS UNIVERSITY'S Camden campus is undergoing an arts revival. Basking in the glow of its new three-dimensional animation computer lab powered by two Suns and six Amigas, the Fine Arts Department is drawing students from all disciplines from business to computer science. “The students are very enthusiastic. This is the first time they've worked with animation. It’s an exciting environment to be teaching in,” says Assistant Professor Maria Palazzi, a computer graphics and animation specialist. Art on the Move As co-creator of the lab with Art Department Chairman John Giannotti, Palazzi has good reason to be excited. Using a grant from the New Jersey Department of Higher Education, Palazzi has amassed two Sun Microsystems 3 60s with 12MB of memory and a 280MB hard disk, six Amiga 2000s each with dual floppies, 3MB of memory, and an Easyl graphics tablet (Anakin Systems). The computers are networked together with NFS (Network File System). Students can use the Amigas as Individual graphics engines or as an interface to the Suns. The lab also houses an impressive collection of Amiga software, including DeluxePaint II (Electronic Arts), Digi-Paint (NewTek), Kara Fonts (Kara Computer Graphics), PageFlipper (Mindware International), the Photon Video series (Mlcrollluslons), and Sculpt-Anlmate 4D (Byte by Byte). To transform student animations into broadcast-quality videos, the lab provides a Lyon Lamb Mlni-Vas single-frame controller, a Magni 4000 encoder, and two Sony 3 4-inch video decks with an editing controller. To Giannotti, the lab represents only the beginning of a larger project. He would like the Camden campus’s lab to become southern New Jersey’s computer graphics animation center. Considering the college’s arsenal of equipment, he is well on the way to achieving his goal. LJB Singing a Different Tune LAST WINTER’S NAMM (National .Association of Music Merchants) show in Anaheim was huge, hectic, and staggeringly diverse. For a change, music software exhibitors were out in record numbers, with the Amiga well represented. Commodore led the way with its first NAMM appearance. Down the hall. Dr. T’s Music Software mnltitasked its editor librarian for the Kawai K5 synthesizer, The Copyist, and KCS
1. 6 Level II, a more powerful version of the KCS 1.6 sequencer. The company is also working on an .Amiga version of The Orches- trator. A patch organizer. Sound Quest released editor librarians for the Kawai K1 and Oberheim Matrix 6 1000 synthesizers. Music Soft debuted editor librarians for the D-110 (Roland) and its little brother, the MT-32. Passport previewed Amiga versions of its popular Master Tracks Pro 3.0 sequencer and has Master Tracks Jr. Under development. Please Fonuard to. . . Several items were listed inaccurately in the Hardware Buyer’s Guide (March ’89). Please note the correct addresses and telephone numbers that follow: Bill’s Boards is located at 9528 Miramar Rd.. Suite 181, San Diego, CA 92126, 619 486-0908. Great Valley Products can be found at 225 Plank Ave., Paoli, PA 19301. Products credited to Jaylron are actually made by Flexible Data Systems. Contact them at 10503 Forest Lane, Suite 148, Dallas, TX 75243. 214 437-5381. Supra Corporation’s telephone number is 503 967-9075. -JJ MIDI Mouse Music showed a sample generation program. Wave. The program supports FM, Additive, Subtractive, and (iranular synthesis. On the hardware end, IMG demonstrated Midia, a multi- timbral sound generator MIDI interface that sits under the monitor and connects to the serial port. It utilizes sound chips from the Yamaha FB-01 and the Roland JX to produce synthesized sounds, and ROM-resident samples for drums. In the past, the Amiga has lagged behind the Mac and Atari in the music software field, but this show was a serious turnaround. The pro music market is beginning to realize that the .Amiga is a force with which to be reckoned. Stephen Quinzi 5=3 Sri 9 * A«* T>V4>*
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S. 5 x 11, according to Sharp, but the JX- 450 accommodates oversize documents and, with an optional mirror attachment, transparencies of up to 8.3 x 11.7.) Elephantine My Darling Large, high-resolution images require great amounts of memory and storage space. Just one square inch of graphics occupies 24K at 75 dpi, while at 300 dpi it requires an incredible 37IK. (An 8 x 10 picture requires 80 times the square-inch value!) It is no surprise, then, that an A2000 with at least two megabytes of RAM is the bare-bones requirement for using Professional ScanLab. ASDG states, however, you need a minimum of eight megs to make full use of the scanner, and although you can work from a floppy-based system, a 40MB hard disk should be considered standard equipment. If you plan to save pure RGB data, you will need a larger-capacity drive. The ScanLab package consists of ASDG’s Twin-X GP1B (IEEE) Input Output board and software (the scanners themselves are sold separately). The board mounts into any of the Amiga’s 100-pin expansion slots, and connects to the scanner via the supplied two-meter cable. You need a fair amount of desk space to accommodate the scanner. I tested the JX-450, which weighs 44 pounds and measures approximately 21 x 22 x 7 inches. Because the upper portion of the machine moves from side to side during the scanning process, you cannot place the unit against a wall or another piece of equipment. The ScanLab software is remarkably powerful. One utility lets you install the entire program onto any drive or directory. To start the system, simply turn on the scanner and click on the ScanLab icon. You must master each of the program’s modes Trial, Fine, and Process to fully utilize the scanner. You begin in Trial mode by clicking its gadget (a gadget for each mode appears at the bottom of the screen). The Trial mode scan gives you a rough idea of how your image will look. Place your original picture on the scanner’s glass, and select a size for the initial scan from the Trial menu. For the JX- 450, there are eight choices ranging from 8.5 X 5.5 inches to 11.7 x 17 inches. The Trial scan uses a single bitplane, which gives you a crude black-and-white display in a few seconds. Very large scanned images will not fit entirely on the display screen, but with arrow gadgets, you can scroll to see the various sections. ScanLab’s scrolling action is the fastest and smoothest I have seen on the Amiga even in HAM (Hold-And-Mod- ify) mode and it is free of the annoying flash you often see when scrolling with other programs. ZEROING In Once you have an image on screen, you can more precisely define an area by drawing a box around it with the mouse (this is accurate to about one-hundredth of an inch). If you then dick on the Accept Subrange button, the scanner will quickly digitize only that area. You can repeat this process as many times as you like. When you have defined your area satisfactorily in Trial mode, it is time to move to Fine mode, where a menu offers a variety of scan formats. In addition to the one-bit (monochrome) mode, you can scan in eight-bit gray scale (which produces a high-quality black-and-white image), a three-bit (eight-color) mode, and the 24-bit color default format wherein ScanLab processes your image using 24 bits per pixel. Because the Amiga can use a maximum of six bits per pixel (HAM) for display, the ScanLab software translates 24-bit images into HAM mode format for screen representation. Depending on image size, this can take a few seconds to a minute. By clicking on the Edge button, you can choose from several edge-emphasis options; these can heighten fine detail or soften edges. In Fine mode, the program displays the current resolution in dpi. You can alter it by clicking the Custom Resolution button and defining another, or by choosing from a menu of four options (320 x 200, 320 x 400, 640 x 200 or 640x400) and letting ScanLab calculate the dpi required for the picture. As with Trial mode, you scroll around the virtual screen using arrows. If you decide to scan a different segment of the picture you must return to Trial mode. If you are satisfied with your selection, however, you can click on the Process button and enter the third mode. The Process menu allows you to perform image processing on any 24-bit graphic in memory. For example, you can separate an image into as many as seven colors, or have the software automatically separate and save the picture to disk in either three- or four-color format. You can also convert the loaded image to different screen formats, including 16- and 32-color displays. A high-speed reduction option allows you to shrink the picture to one half, quarter, or eighth of the original size, and by selecting the Adjust button you can alter contrast and brightness. Finally, the Pscript utility converts pure RGB data into a Postscript file so you can output to a Postscript-compatible printer. Where Do We Go From Here? The images Professional ScanLab produces are very high quality, and in some cases equal to those generated by Digi- View (NewTek). ScanLab, however, can produce far larger images, and can zoom in to much smaller areas. I was able to import large graphics into Deluxe PhotoLab’s (Electronic Arts) Paint program for editing and manipulation. DeluxePaint II accepts some virtual screens (not Extra_Halfbrite or HAM). These are the only programs I know of, however, that directly accept larger-than- screen-size ScanLab output, although Gold Disk’s 2.0 release of Professional Page promises support. I am extremely impressed with the caliber of the ScanLab package and the images Sharp’s scanner produces. Considering the total-system cost (the JX-450 retails for $ 6995 and the JX-300 has a S4995 price tag), ScanLab is strictly for those with a serious ongoing need for top-of-the line graphics. If you can afford it, and if you can get by with the small amount of software that currently supports ScanLab’s unique abilities, you will be pleased with the professional- quality output the system delivers. Professional ScanLab ASDG Inc. 925 Stewart St. Madison, WI 53713 608 273-6585 $ 995 Two megabytes required. ? AmigaWorld 13 The Copyist Professional Someone is taking note of your notes. By Bob Lindstrom MANY MUSICIANS COMPOSE intuitively, working out scores on instruments rather than the printed page. Still, musiA collection of essential, powerful, and easy-to-use tools for your Amiga. Here's a new software package that every Amiga owner can use. Abacus' AmigaDOS Toolbox has the tools you need to make your Amiga computing easier and more productive. Whether you are a beginner or an advanced Amiga user you'll find the AmigaDOS Toolbox to be just what you've been looking for. To order call Toll Free 1-800-451-4319 Abacus Dept. L5, 5370 52nd Street S.E. Grand Rapids, Ml 49508 Phone: (616) 698-0330 cal notation remains a preferred way to preserve canorous expressions, and the most efficient means of sharing those thoughts with other performers. While our system for writing out music is versatile, it is complex and hardly efficient. No wonder modern musicians favor playing to penciling. Dr. T’s Copyist Professional one of a series of programs that will include The Copyist Apprentice (S99) and The Copyist DTP ($ 399) provides composers and Some of our best tools included are:
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• Fonts- eleven new originals you can use in your Amiga text. ...and many additional tools that every Amiga owner can use. Bought individually, equivalent software could cost up to $ 200. Arrga and AmgaDOS are -egstereo tradeTia'fcs o' Conmodcre-Ar.ga ire am performers with some of the best of both worlds. Besides being a professional- quality score editor, the program converts music files from computerized sources. By importing MIDI (Musical Instrument Digital Interface) files to your Copyist software, you can automatically notate music that you have hammered out on vour synthesizer and realize true performance-to-page convenience. Playing All the Parts The Copyist Professional software consists of several programs that provide a variety of input and output options. The first module, The Copyist, is a music entry-and-notation system that displays and edits full musical scores up to 50 pages long. The Copyist’s on-screen representation of scores is the finest I have seen on the Amiga. You can view your piece in either medium or high resolution; the former is impressive, but in hi-res your score is a work of art. With the Parts module you can extract individual voices from scores edited in The Copyist. In theory, you could compose a full score in The Copyist (or import one) and then, using this module, print out parts for each member of your ensemble. Synth, a file-conversion program, transforms Copyist data files into standard MIDI files or into .ALL files for use with Dr. T’s Keyboard Controlled Sequencer (KCS). Thus, if you feel more comfortable with paper than with MIDI, you can write out your entire score with The Copyist and use Synth to convert your music into MIDI files for performance on synthesizers. Font Editor lets you customize up to ten musical symbols. This feature is particularly useful for realizing the esoteric notation sometimes required in avant- garde scores. Finally, the software provides three custom-printing programs designed to optimize output quality for Epson-compatible printers, Hewlett-Packard LaserJet Plus compatibles, and your choice of any other printer supported by an Amiga driver. The two program disks employ the same key-disk copy protection Dr. T’s uses for its other products. The 155- page, ring-bound manual includes a brief, helpful tutorial section, and a bibliography offering suggestions for those Continued, on p. 66 Got The Picture...Get The Works! Picture this: all the productivity applications you need in one easy to use “Starter Kit" Give your Amiga power times five. Give it The Works! Platinum Edition. McroSysfems Software 12798 Forest Hill Blvd., Suite 202 West Palm Beach, Florida 33414 407*790*0770 Fax 407-790 1341 Dealers and Distributors Call 1-800-327-8724 See your local dealer for a demonstration. We use KAO Disks. The Works! Platinum Edition is a trademark of Micro-Systems Software, Inc. All brand and product names are trademarks of registered trademarks of their respective companies. PLATINUM EDITION d Programs In One Amiga’ Computer UALC WITH THE RIGHT hardware and software, you can use your Amiga to create a wide and varied assortment of music. The Amiga’s basic design includes some pretty sophisticated sound-generating circuitry that, together with its multitasking operating environment, enables you to make effective use of a slew of good music peripherals
- and software on the market. Understanding how the Amiga’s sound system works and what its limitations are (the first part of this article) will make you better equipped to choose and use those support products, and thus make better, more satisfying music. In the second part we will look at how MIDI the Musical Instrument Digital Interface) can enhance the Amiga’s music-making capabilities. Also, we will examine the Amiga music market digitizers, sample editing software, synthesizers, MIDI sequencers, patch editors, and so forth with an eye towards showing you what they do, how they work, and which ones best suit your music’s requirements. Knowing how the Amiga records and plays sounds can be invaluable in taking full advantage of its music-making capabilities. By Tim Tully Amiga Sound Capabilities And Limitations BUILT INTO THE Amiga's hardware are four sound channels: two connected to its left audio output and two to its right. If you connect these to a sound amplification system (like connecting your CD player to an amplifier or receiver), you can play stereo sounds from the computer. The way those sounds get into the Amiga is through digital sound sampling, a process by which a computer can “listen" to any sound, and turn it into digital information a series of bytes it can store. The computer can then feed the stored data back through a digital-to-analog converter (DAC), an amplifier, and speakers to turn it into sound again. It can also transpose the pitch of the sound, so the sound can be played like a musical instrument, and modify it in a number of other ways. This is the same technology behind compact discs and the dedicated samplers used by professional musicians. ? To a degree, the Amiga’s sampling capabilities give it the exciting potential to be a software-controlled musical instrument, capable of playing any sound that can be sampled (i.e., any sound). But, you ask, why only "to a degree?” To answer this, we need to delve a little into physical acoustic theory. Catching the Wave Physically, sounds are waves in a medium (usually air), generated by some vibrating object a guitar 11 sec Figure 2. A simple sine wave showing the points where It was sampled at a low rate (left) and at a higher rate (right). String, a drumhead, a loudspeaker diaphragm, or whatever that our ears interpret as sound. To understand sound waves better, imagine throwing a pebble into a pool of water. The vibration this creates results in ripples waves that are very similar to sound waves.'These ripples may serve as a good image for explaining two important characteristics of sound waves: amplitude and frequency. If you measure the distance, up-and-down, from the peak of one ripple in the pool to the bottom of its ad jacent trough, you will find the wave’s amplitude. Determining the amplitude of a sound wave is a measurement of the sound’s loudness. Go back to the pool and measure the time it takes for one complete cycle of the ripple wave from the tip of one peak to the tip of the next to move past a given point. This will give you the frequency of the wave. With sound waves, frequency translates into pitch: the higher the frequency of the wave, the higher the pitch of the sound you hear. A wave’s frequency is usually expressed in kiloHertz (kHz). A wave vibrating at one kHz is completing one thousand complete wave cycles per second. Shape is another important aspect of sound waves, in that the shape of a wave determines the color or timbre of a sound. Figure 1 displays two simple wave forms a square wave and a sawtooth wave and one complex wave. If we put these waves through an amplification system and a loudspeaker, the square wave would produce a sound similar to a clarinet, the sawtooth wave would sound brassy, and the complex waveform would sound like a note played on a piano (for the simple reason that it is a sampled piano note). .All sound waves are analog phenomena they occur as a continuous change. The vibrating object compresses and decompresses the air again and again to create the wave. Your Amiga, on the other hand, is a digital device; it only understands discrete occurrences of ones and zeros. To record a sound, the .Amiga needs to see it as a digital phenomenon. The answer to this problem is a device called an analog-to-digital converter (ADC). The ADC listens to a sound wave, records (“samples”) its amplitude thousands of times per second and sends these measurements to the computer as individual digital numbers. These are stored and played back later to reproduce the original sound. Figure 2 shows two examples of how an ADC might sample the various points on a simple sine wave. Once a sound is sampled, the Amiga stores the sound data in a standard file format Form 8SVX, which is a part of the IFF (Interchange File Format). The upside of this is that third-party developers have a standard around which they can design software. The downside is that 8SVX sets rigid, and not always the most musical, limits to the ways you can arrange and "loop” samples. (We’ll discuss looping in greater detail later.) One developer, Mimetics Corp., has devised its own sample format for use with the company’s Sound- Scape series. Although it increases the range and flexibility of Amiga sampling, it has not gained acceptance as a standard among other third-party developers. Amiga Sound Samplers Sound samplers (digitizers) allow you to sample your own sounds into the Amiga, edit them in various ways, and play them back. They usually consist of a small box (the ADC) that plugs into the Amiga's parallel (printer) port, and some sample-editing software. Two solid performers in the field are Datel Utilities' Pro Sampler Studio and SunRize Industries’ PerfectSound. Each stores its samples in the standard, IFF format. Through its left and right inputs, Perfect- Sound will sample stereo sounds at up to a 25 kHz sampling rate. Datel’s ADC which includes a microphone pre-amp uses one of its three mono inputs (' 4-inch mic, line level, and 5-pin mic), leaving the stereo channelizing up to its software, and takes samples at rates up to the Amiga’s maximum Direct Memory Access rate of 28,867 kHz. The principal strength of Datel’s sample-editing software is its looping feature. (To conserve memory, the final portion of a sample is often “looped” played over and over to create a sustained sound. Determining the points in a sample where to begin and end a loop is an art requiring patience, skill, and good editing software.) PerfectSound, on the other hand, excels at transposing samples and arranging them across pitch ranges to create musical instruments. Both packages allow you to sample a sound, trim off any unwanted parts, and store it for later playback. Because both follow the Amiga standard IFF format, most programs using Amiga samples can access the sounds you create with either sampler. SunRize Industries also offers a separate sample- editing program, StudioMagic (S99.95), which can be substituted for the software packaged with PerfectSound or used with other samplers. It affords more sophisticated editing features, and it allows you to play IFF samples (along with MIDI-produced sounds) from the keyboard of an optional MIDI- connected synth, splitting it into secdons. FutureSound (Applied Visions) is another sound sampler wTith excellent editing software that allows you to vary sampling rates, combine and swap sections of four resident samples, and graph sound waves. Two new samplers, A.M.A.S. Advanced MIDI Amiga Sampler (Microdeal MichTron) and ProSound Design (Precision) have recently arrived on the market. Both include sample-editing softw-are and provide MIDI support. A related package, Aegis’ AudioMaster II, is actually only editing software there is no ADC included but it can be used with samplers from other manufacturers (both PerfectSound and Pro Sampler Studio work fine) or it can load already sampled files. AudioMaster II can use Amiga expansion RAM for larger samples (which allow for higher sampling rates and thus better sound quality, and for stereo sampling, which doubles the file size). It can also set sample loop points, mix samples together to get thicker, more interesting sounds, and tune your samples accurately. It allows for quite sophisticated sample editing, including copy, cut, and paste, as well as freehand drawing to reshape an existing sample. AudioMaster 11’s most intriguing function is its ability to “resample” an existing sample without changing its pitch a valuable memory-saving feature. This is a powerful program that would be highly useful in an application requiring serious manipulation of Amiga samples. In addition to sampling sounds from the outside world, the .Amiga can create and store synthesized zoon DatePs Sample Editor lets you edit a sound wave with ttie mouse. Waveforms in its IFF SMUS (pronounced "ess-mus”) format files. One particularly fascinating program offering exciting possibilities for creating IFF sounds is Synthia (The Other Guys). It offers features and ? AmigaWorld 19 capabilities often found only in expensive, professional synthesizers; it comes very- close to its stated goal of being a friendly, inexpensive, and comprehensive “real” synthesizer. It uses standard additive and subtractive methods of synthesis as well as a few other, more arcane methods to create a wide range of complex, good-sounding timbres and sophisticated effects (flanging, filtering, delay, and others). Learning to use Svnthia is like taking a good survey course in synthesis, signal processing, acoustics, audio, and the Amiga’s role in all of these areas. More practically important, however, is that once you have mastered the program, you will be able to create and modify an impressive array of IFF-format instruments that you can use in any number of other Amiga music programs. Not Quite Grammy Material While the Amiga’s sampling abilities are prodigious compared with other personal computers, they are nonetheless limited. .Although many music programs use Amiga samples both as simple musical instruments and for speech and sound effects, serious musical applications are limited by hardware factors. First, consider the size of the bit path used to sample the sound. Each sample taken and stored in RAM is a measure of the sound wave’s momentary amplitude. If there are not enough bits in an individual sample to record the larger numbers (higher amplitudes), the “dynamic range” of the sampled sound the distance between the highest and lowest playable amplitude will be limited, causing distortion in playback. 1 he Amiga uses an 8-bit format that, compared to the 12- and 16-bit schema of dedicated samplers, produces “scrunched” sounds with a relatively small dynamic range. Figure 3 demonstrates this phenomenon. The sampling rate is another factor that must be taken into account. The more samples an ADC takes per second, the more accurately it will record the sound. Earlier, in Figure 2, we noted the difference between a sound wave sampled at a low sampling rate and one sampled at a high rate. Here, Figure 4 displays the waves produced when the samples from Figure 3 are played back. You can see that at the higher sampling rate (the more samples taken per second), the recorded sound wave has a higher resolution and is more accurately reproduced. Even a sound with a specific frequency, such as a note from a musical instrument, contains a number of frequencies above the one we perceive as its main pitch. Acoustic physics tells us that when a sound is sampled, any of these frequencies higher than half the sampling rate will produce ugly sounds in the sample a phenomenon called “aliasing” (more on aliasing below). The .Amiga can sample at a maximum rate of only 28,867 kHz, limiting the highest audio frequency it can sample to about 14 kHz. That's not bad, but it does not begin to approach the 44.1 kHz rates of dedicated samplers in the compact disc field. Also, to mitigate the effects of its low sampling rate, the Amiga has a low-pass audio filter that limits the full-volume output to frequencies less than about 4,500 hertz. This is just about the note “A-above-rniddle-A." The effect of the output filter, however, is that when you go above this region, the output starts to decrease until frequencies above 7 kHz are cut out entirely. (Most adults can hear up to about 15 kHz; children often up to 20 kHz.) The filter w-as installed to reduce aliasing distortion, which occurs when the discrete sampling frequency mixes in with the highest frequency that you expect to reproduce producing a “beat” frequency you can hear. The combination of the sampling frequency and the highest frequency sampled produces both a sum of frequencies and a difference of frequencies. With the filter in place, if the sampling frequency is at least 7 kHz higher than the highest frequency to be produced, none of the beat frequencies can pass through the filter and distortion is minimized. 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31. 25 Kilobaud. Simply explained, it allows one mi- croprocesor-based synthesizer to control another. Thus you can play one keyboard while another keyboard hooked up via a MIDI cable plays exactly the same notes over a ten-octave range. In addition, MIDI not only communicates which notes to play, but also how to play them through a variety of control features, including Note Velocity, Pitch Wheel, .Aftertouch, Polyphonic Key Pressure, Program Change, Control Change, and so forth. There are 16 channels in MIDI, each of which can send a separate set of information to its own syhthesizers and sam- piers in effect allowing 16 discrete performances to occur at one time. MIDI offers an impressive number of functions that have enabled computers such as the Amiga to become the control center of home recording studios that at their best can produce sophisticated record- quality music. Lets Hear it from the Sequencer Section Undoubtedly, the sequencer is the most familiar genre of MIDI software. Sequencers allow a musician to play one or more MIDI instruments synthesizers, samplers, drum machines, and so forth and have the computer record this performance and play it back on the same MIDI instruments, like a computer- driven player piano. The most powerful and dependable of MIDI sequencers for the Amiga is KCS, the Keyboard Controlled Sequencer, from Dr. T’s Music Software. (The company also makes a more inexpensive, less fully functioned little brother, MRS, the MIDI Recording Studio.) Long a popular item for the C-64 and Atari ST, the newer .Amiga version of KCS is a highly sophisticated musical composition tool. If you connect one or more synthesizers or other MIDI instruments to an Amiga loaded with the KCS, it will record your performances on those instruments, then play them back on request. You can assign recorded performances to any of the different intru- ments each set to play a different sound to build up an entire composition including percussion, bass, piano, strings, and so on. In the process, the sequencer will display the notes you have played, allowing you to edit them to make them more in time, correct pitch errors, add nuances, and much more. KCS is unique in many ways. For instance, you can record a track, let it play repeatedly, and then play over it, while the KCS records you in a new track for each iteration of the loop. This lets you listen to what you have done, integrate the parts you like into your composition, and discard the rest. In addition, you can have a KCS sequence “call” other sequences to create a complex interaction of parts. KCS’ Programming Variations Generator will copy a sequence you have laid in, but then change it in varying degree and frequency, according to a wide range of parameters you select in timing, note volume, note duration, and so forth. By repeating this process a number of times, you can create a series of “evolving” sequences that can help you tremendously in building up the structure of a piece. .Another sequencer, Mimetics’ SoundScape Pro MIDI Studio, was introduced as a “music environment" intended to take advantage of the .Amiga’s multitasking. It is based on a number of independent modules performing different functions, linked together by a "patch panel.” A “player piano” displays notes as they play; a sequencer (called the "tape deck”) will record and play MIDI data to sequence external MIDI instruments; a sampler will record samples in the Amiga’s memory; and so on. SoundScape can send and receive files from a number of other programs, including Intelligent Music’s M and Electronic Arts’ Deluxe Music Construction Set. .Although an exciting concept, SoundScape’s editing capabilities have been overshadowed by later sequencers. The program’s modular approach has given it the potential to be a serious audio-for-video- production program, and with improved documentation and the right development, this may be its future. Ported to the Amiga from the IBM, tlie Quest Sequencer: Texture (Sound Quest) is more simply structured than KCS, but powerful nonetheless. With Quest, you record "patterns” short sections of a piece one at a time, then string them together to form the whole fabric. Each pattern has a number of separate “tracks” each capable of playing a different instrument simultaneously, much like a multitrack tape recorder. 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It is the best display we have ever seen on any computer system.” Amiga GURU (5 88) flickerFixer fits into the Amiga video slot, is fully compatible with all software, and does not modify the standard Amiga video signals. For more information or to order, call MicroWay Sales at (508) 746-7341 or your Amiga Dealer. Priced at $ 595, flickerFixer is made in the USA and is FCC Class B approved. MicroWay.., Respected throughout the industry tor high quality engineering, service and technical support. World Leader in PC Numerics
P. O. Box 79. Kingston, MA 02364 USA (508) 746-7341 32 High St., Kingston-Upon-Thames, UK, 01-541-5466 USA FAX 617-934-2414 Australia 02-439-8400 Circle 78 on Reader Service card. FlickerFixer and MicroWay are trademarks of MicroWay. Inc Amiga is a registered trademark of Commodore. Multisync is a registered trademark of NEC. (Stage I) is not entirely full-featured, but the manufacturers are working on a pro version with all the capabilities of the latest IBM offering. Although not actually a sequencer, Aegis’ Sonix is a jack of all trades combining the functions of a sequencer, sampler and on-board synthesizer. You can create and edit some of the basic, single-cycle waveforms that synthesizers use to make sounds, store them in the .Amiga’s SMIJS file format, and then load them to act as “instruments” You can load IFF- sampled sounds and sequence both samples and SMUS instruments into a composition. If the .Amiga sounds aren’t sufficient, Sonix can also record and play eight tracks of MIDI instruments and perform other basic operations, such as selecting up to 32 of a synth’s patches (most full-featured synths hold 64 or more) and MIDI channels. The Sonix manual covers the basics of music, synthesis, and sampling; the program is an interesting, hobbyist-level package. Some new MIDI sequencers worthy of note have recently arrived on the market. An updated version of Dynamic Studio (New Wave Software) builds on the original's already interesting approach of combining a sequencer with a digital drum machine. MIDI Magic's (Circum Design Brown-Wagh) Intui- tion-style design and logically consistent functions make it easy to use. Although it does not offer the speed and efficiency professional MIDI musicians might require, a handful of unique features, a reliable design, and a fairly inexpensive price tag may make it an attractive choice for beginners or even serious amateurs. Music-X, a somewhat more expensive offering from Microlllusions, is a more full-featured sequencer providing good editing features and a fully configurable librarian. Patchwork Composition Keep in mind, however, that before you even begin to record your sequence, you have to develop the sounds you want in your synthesizers. Because most synths today have only a small LCD or LED screen to communicate their many functions, a raft of synthesizer patch editor librarians has emerged. These programs use the .Amiga to edit the sounds (also called "patches,” from the days when you changed a synthesizer’s sound by connecting patch cords to the synth) in the synths and store them on disk, allowing you easy visual editing and the ability to develop libraries of sounds for all your MIDI instruments. While most of the popular computers have their share of patch editors, the multitasking .Amiga takes the concept further. Typically, the process is to tweak a patch, play a few notes, tweak, play, tweak, close the editor, boot the sequencer, listen to the patch in the context of your composition, and then probably go through the routine again. . .and again. .An altogether different procedure is to boot both programs and, while the sequencer is running and your music is playing, pop up the editor screen to work on your sounds in context. Although the Amiga’s internal Product Information
A. MAS. Microdeal distributed by MichTroti 576 S. Telegraph Pontiac, MI 48053 313 334-5700 $ 169.95 AudioMaster II Aegis Development 2210 Wilshire Blvd. Suite 277 Santa Monica, CA 90403 213 392-9972 $ 59.95 512K required. The Copyist Professional 1.5 Dr. T’s Music Software 220 Boylston St. Suite 206 Chestnut Hill, MA 02167 617 244-6954 $ 275 C-Zar Diemer Development 12814 Landalc Street Studio City, CA 91604-1351 818 762-0804 SI 95 Deluxe Music Construction Set Electronic Arts 1820 Gateway Dr. San Mateo, CA 94404 415 571-7171 $ 99.95 512K required. Dr. T’s Caged Artist Editor Librarians Dr. T’s Music Software see address at "Copyist" 4-Op Deluxe: SI49 CZ Rider: SI49 DX Heaven: $ 149 ESQapade ESQ-1 SQ80: SI49 Kawai K-l series: $ 149 Kawai K-5 series: $ 175 Lexicon PCM-70 series: SI49 Oberheim Matrix 6 1000: $ 149 Roland D-50: SI49 Roland MT-32: $ 149 512K and MIDI interface required. Dynamic Studio New Wave Software PO Box 438 St. Clair Shore, MI 48080 313 771-4465 SI 99.95 One megalyte, MIDI keyboard, MIDI interface required. Futu reSound Applied Visions Suite 2200 1 Kendall Square Cambridge, MA 02139 617 494-5417 Ad000: SI79 A500, A2000: $ 119.95 KCS Dr. T’s Music Software see address at "Copyist" KCS 1.6A: $ 249 5I2K and MIDI interface required. KCS Level II: $ 349 One megabyte and MIDI interface required. M for the Amiga Intelligent Music 116 N. Lake Ave, .Albany, NY 12206 518 434-4110 $ 200 One megabyte recommended. MIDI Magic Brown-Wagh Publishing 16795 Lark Ave. Suite 210 Los Gatos, CA 95030 408 395-3838 S 149.95 MIDI synthesizer, MIDI interface and two MIDI cables required. MRS Dr. T’s Music Software see address at "Copyist” $ 69 512K required. Coming To A Screen Near You. If you're ready to become your own studio producer, there's only one desktop video system that will bring NTSC and S-VHS to your Amiga's screen. The Scanlock system by VidTech. Other systems give you a genlock that’s f'cither-or." They either support NTSC or S-VHS. But not both. Two For One With Scanlock, you get two genlocks for the price of one. So you can migrate from NTSC to the newer S-VHS format without investing in another system. We also offer a Scanlock model that is compatible with the International PAL TV format, including its new S-VHS version. Scanlock’s dual-genlock system gives you broad- cast-quality video at consumer prices. And our system offers all the bells and whistles, including front-panel fingertip controls, multiple monitor connections for viewing and editing, and independent fade controls for both reference and Amiga videos. If your Amiga is supporting a load of peripherals, we provide a connection that lets you use an optional external power supply. Scanlock is a breeze to use. A "ditch-free" vertical interval switch lets you insert, reverse and remove reference video and Amiga graphics at the touch of a finger. And you can switch between NTSC. S-VHS and analog RGB formats without moving cable connectors. When you're done editing, you can resume normal Amiga operation with the Ilip of a switch. Don't Get Locked Out So if you're ready to become your own producer, choose the desktop video system that doesn't lock you into one genlock the Scanlock system by VidTech. Coming to a screen near you. Call or write us today: VidTech International, Inc.. 2822 NW 79th Ave., Miami, Florida 33122. Telephone 800-727-2261 or 305-477-2228. Fax 305-591-1651. Prices:NTSC-$ 995, PAL-S 1,095. Distributed by Southern Technologies, Dallas, Texas. Product Information continued Nlusic-X Mierolllusions 17408 Chatsworth St. Granada Hills, CA 91344 818 360-3715 800 522-2041 $ 299.95 H2K required. PerfectSound SunRize Industries 3801 Old College Rd. Bryan, TX 77801 409 846-1311 $ 89.95 Pro Sampler Studio Datel Computers 3430 F. Tropicana Ave. Unit 67
I. as Vegas, NV 89121 702 454-7700 SI 19.99 ProSound Designer Precision Inc. 8404 Sterling St. Suite A Irving, TX 75063 214 929-4388 $ 159.95 Quest Sequencer Stage 1: Texture Sound Quest Inc. 5 Glenaden Ave. Last Toronto, Ontario Canada M8Y 2L2 416 234-0347 800 387-8720 (inquiries, US only) SI 65 512K and MIDI interface required. Sonix Aegis Dei'elopment see address at "AudioMaster II” $ 79.95 512K required. Sound Quest: Master Editor Librarians Sound Quest Inc. see address at "Quest" CZ Master: $ 150 D10 110 Master: $ 165
1) 50 Master Editor Librarian: $ 165 DXIITX802 Master: $ 190 DXII TX812 Master: S165 DX Master Editor: $ 165 FB-01 Master: $ 150 K-l Master: $ 165 Ml Master: $ 165 Matrix 6 1000 Master: $ 165 MT-32 Master: $ 165 SQ-80 ESQ Master: $ 165 Sound Sampler Mimetics Corp. PC) Box 1560 Cupertino, CA 95015 408 741-0117 $ 99.95 SoundScape Pro MIDI Studio 1.4 Mimetics Corp. see address at "Sound Sampler" $ 179.95 One megabyte, tu%o disk dlives recommended. StudioMagic SunRize Industries see address at "Perfect Sound" $ 99.95 Synthia The Other Guys PO Box 11 Logan, UT 84321 800 942-9402 $ 99 Synthia Professional: Release 4 89 ($ TBA) 5 2K required. Sounds may have limitations, its multitasking is a godsend in this situation. T he most prolific of the patch-editor makers are doubtless Dr. T’s and Sound Quest. Dr. T’s Caged Artist Editor Librarian series includes programs for Yamaha 4- and 6-operator synthesizers, the Casio CZ line, Roland's D-50 and other L A instruments, Ober- heim, Kawai, and Ensoniq machines, as well as for signal-processing effects modules from ART’and lexicon. Sound Quest’s Master Editor Librarian series offers a similar list and also includes a program for the popular Korg M-l. Both companies make programs that present clear, visual depictions of the often complex relationships among the parameters of a synthesizer sound. Click and drag techniques ease your editing of envelopes, filter cutoff points, and other graphically representable functions. The ability to transfer single sounds or entire banks ofsounds rapidly from synth to Amiga and back is invaluable. Perhaps less well know, but one of the most fun to use of all the patch editors, Diemer Development’s C-Zar for the Casio CZ-101 1000 has a quintessentially Amiga-like look and feel. In contrast to the businesslike screens of Sound Quest's and Dr. T’s editors, C-Zar’s screen looks like a jet fighter cockpit. Functionally, it works easily and well and takes excellent advantage of the Amiga’s graphics displaying, for example, the envelopes of all four of the CZ’s oscillators at once in different colors. T his is a great help in conceptualizing the sound von are trying to get. Some Final Notes Brief mention of a few additional programs outside the main categories of our survey is in order. Billed as an “algorithmic composition tool,” Intelligent Music’s M is a clever composer’s helper that can get budding musicians out of some jams and save lots of time and effort in the bargain. Like the Programmable Variations Generator module of Dr. T’s KCS, it uses the Amiga’s random-number generating chops to modify the music you give it in an almost infinite number of ways. With tools like these you can have the Amiga crank out unending variations of the melody you played in all modified according to constraints you specify and in dimensions you select until you hear something that speaks to you. You can transfer this to the sequencer, edit it if necessary until it fits exactly, and get your muse back on the job. Also, once your music is finished, you’ll naturally want to have a printed score. (How else will the orchestra be able to play it?) Deluxe Music Construction Set (Electronic Arts) and The Copyist Professional (Dr. T's Music Software) are the two most prominent scoring programs on the market. Both will generate notes, staves, articulation marks, and lyrics, and produce good-looking scores. With a basic understanding of Amiga sound capabilities and the ways in which MIDI can enhance them plus a familiarity with the Amiga music products on the market, you’re now ready to get out there and make some very fine music on your .Amiga. ¦ Tim Tully is an editor at Electronic Musician. He unites frequently about musical applications for computers and has reviewed many Amiga MIDI products. Write to him do Editorial Dept., Amiga World, 80 Elm St., Peterborough, NH 03458. NOW DELUXEPAINT HAS ANIMATION Presenting AnimPaint DeluxePaint III makes animation easy. With the AnimPaint feature, you can create animation just by pressing one key to record your paint strokes, and another key to play them back. You can also use any multi- cel animation as a brush and paint with it, even in 3-D. 8 New Paint Features DeluxePaint III alsoaddssophisticated features to the number one Amiga paint software: Extro-halfbrite support for 64 colors; direct overscan painting for desktop video; wrap and tint brush modes for special effects; better font support; improved compression; and many performance enhancements, including faster perspective. Product requires 1 MB of RAM. SPECIAL UPGRADE OFFER: Upgrade Now and Save S92.95. (Suggested Retail Price SI 49.95) Send DeluxePaint I or II manual cover and 557.00 to Electronic Arts, P.O. Box 7530, San Mateo, CA 94403. If you bought DeluxePaint between 12 1 88 and 3 31 89 coll 800-245-4525. Allow 2-4 weeks. CA orders odd S3.50 sales tax. Forms In Flight II 3D GRAPHICS AND ANIMATION SOFTWARE Win Amiga 2500 Power! (details below) he new Forms In Flight II is the missing link for your Amiga three dimensional graphics design and animation. 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p. 41 in this issue.) The networks test the hundreds of submissions before releasing them to the libraries to be sure that the software is bug free. You will find that the four networks’ libraries are very similar. While a program or animation may debut on one network, philanthropic users quickly spread it to the other three. A good place to meet your fellow users is in the networks’ message centers. For private communication, you can send letters, programs, or data through the electronic mail. Just indicate the recipient’s user ID, and the message will be sent to his or her account. The message centers’ bulletin boards let you post questions and comments for anyone to reply to, or you can answer a question yourself. All the networks subdivide their bulletin boards by subject, making it easier for you to find postings of interest. Network members are quite helpful, so if you leave a question, someone is bound to answer it. To help you sift out items of interest from the thousands available, the networks let you selectively display postings. You can request to see everything posted on or after a specific date, since you were last on the system, or by a specific person. You can also display items by tide and category. For a faster paced exchange of ideas, the networks each offer weekly on-line conferences, the computer version of the New England town meetings. Participants are all on line simultaneously, typing their comments back and forth. When you join in, you can ask questions of the moderator, special guests (such as industry experts), and other attendees. Conferences can be arranged around a theme, such as graphics, programming, or games, or address more general concerns. As with the old town meetings, the conferences may begin with the best intentions of organization and civility, only to end in spirited “shouting" matches when opinions clash and emotions flare. They are rarely dull. Sign Me Up Joining a network is as simple as calling its office and reading your credit card number. (See the sidebar “The Cost of Connections” for a schedule of rates.) BIX and Genie will activate your account immediately if you pay by credit card, while CompuServe and Plink require a week to process the information. Paying by check increases the wait to 10 days for Plink, CompuServe, and Genie, and to two to four weeks for BIX. All four provide starter kits of instructions and on-line help to guide you through your first expeditions. To keep you abreast of the on-line news, CompuServe and Genie send monthly magazines (On-Line Today and Live Wire, respectively) to members, while Plink and BIX publish newsletters. Plink’s appears quarterly; BIX’s ranges from two to five times a year. 4 .After you log on by typing your user ID and password, each network lets you choose your mode of operations: menus or typed commands. When you are first finding your way around a network, following the menus is easier, but in the long run slower. Try to learn the shorthand-style codes as soon as possible. Using the keyboard commands will save you time, an expensive commodity when you are on line. Let’s take a closer look at the four major commercial telecommunication networks open to Amiga users. Each has a different emphasis. King of the Hill: American PeopleUnk For the Amiga, PeopleLink (PLink) is by far the largest and most active network. When you sign on, you can jump directly to the main menu of the Amiga section, the AmigaZone, by typing GO AMIGA. The Amiga- Zone consists of a collection of 15 special-interest message sections, offering something for everyone. Each AmigaZone section has several speciaMnterest areas. You will find information on rumors, utilities, hardware, animations, Workbench, programming in several languages, music, telecommunications, user groups, graphics, desktop publishing, and games. Each week, Plink hosts five major conferences. General AmigaMania discussions are on Sundays at 9pm Eastern Standard Lime (EST). MIDI and music (Mondays), developers (Tuesdays), graphics, video, ? THE PRODUCTIVE AMIGA Real-world software solutions from Brown-Wagh Publishing...and Amiga PEN PAL - Your writing Partner UNPRECEDENTED PRODUCTIVITY FEATURES Give Me Morelli Call for additional product information, prices and participating dealer locations. Ask about our product demos and money-back guarantee. _ 3 PROJECT MASTER' . :==EH“ IZZ-Z [ V _
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Considering its high degree of user activity and low price, the network offers a lot for your money. Old Faithful: CompuServe The oldest of the national computer services, CompuServe offers the most extensive services. In addition to computer-related discussions and libraries, the network offers airline reservation services, on-line shopping, financial investment information, news, weather, and sports, among other things. Don't worry, the Amiga section is large, active, and easy to access. Typing GO AMIGA from the main CompuServe menu (or from just about anywhere else) will take you to the main menu of the Amiga area. 'Flie menu offers three major divisions, or forums Arts, Tech, and Vendor. Type GO AMIGAARTS, GO AMIGATECH, or GO AMIGAVENDOR to access the area you are interested in. You can bypass the main Amiga menu by typing the commands from CompuServe’s main menu. The Arts Forum offers 15 message areas and 15 libraries covering the artistic (graphics, animations, desktop publishing, music, video) and entertainment aspects of the Amiga. As with the other two forums, the Arts Forum’s messages menu lists the number of subjects discussed and the number of messages in each category. Conferences are held weekly at Iopm EST' The current schedule offers software development discussions on Saturdays, open discussions on Sundays, and beginners’ conferences on T uesdays and Thurs- ? The Cost of Connections ALL THIS ON-LINE activity may sound like tun, but enjoying yourself has a price. If you live in a metropolitan area, you can reach out and touch the commercial networks without paying longdistance rates. Rural residents, however, will have to pay to call to the nearest city with CompuServe or Genie lines, Telenet or Tymnet access. To help curb the costs for heavy tele- communlcators, Telenet provides PC Pursuit, an alternate phone service for computers. For $ 30 per month (and a one-time fee of $ 30), PC Pursuit lets you connect with computers in 34 metropolitan areas without incurring long-distance charges during non-prime time (6pm to 7am weekdays, 24 hours weekends and holidays). The prime-time rate is $ 10.50 per hour. For more information, call 800 TELENET (voice). While the chart below lists network connect fees by the hour, an line the fees are prorated to the minute. Rates are higher for weekday business-time access (prime time, PT), 7am to 6pm local time, except through Tymnet where prime time is 7am to 7pm. Non-prime time (NPT) consists of non-business hours on weekdays and all hours on weekends and designated holidays. American PeopleLink 800 524-0100 voice MEMBERSHIP FEE: $ 15 (one time) AVAILABLE VIA: Telenet, PC Pursuit BAUD RATES (hourly, continental US only) NPT: S4.95 (300 1200), $ 11.95 (2400) PT: $ 11.95 (300), $ 12.95 (1200), $ 14.95 (2400) With PC Pursuit (Fee: $ 25 mo.) NPT Only: $ 3 (to 2400) With Frequent Plinkers (Fee: $ 10 mo.) 24 Hours: 25% discount (to 2400) With Both Services (Fee: $ 35 mo.) 24 Hours: $ 2.25 (to 2400) BIX Byte Information Exchange 800 227-2983 voice 603 924-9281 voice from New Hampshire MEMBERSHIP FEE: $ 39 (one time) AVAILABLE VIA: Tymnet BAUD RATES (hourly) NPT: $ 11 (300 1200), $ 12.50 (2400) PT: $ 20 (300 1200), $ 22.50 (2400) CompuServe 800 848-8199 voice 614 457-8650 from Ohio MEMBERSHIP FEE: $ 39.95 (one time, includes $ 25 of on-line time) AVAILABLE VIA: CompuServe direct lines, Telenet, Tymnet BAUD RATES (hourly) Any Time: $ 6* (300), $ 12.50* (1200 2400)
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* Plus $ 12 hr. For Telenet or Tymnet (PT) Genie General Electric Information Services 800 638-9636 MEMBERSHIP FEE: $ 29.95 (one time, Includes two hours of free NPT) AVAILABLE VIA: Genie dedicated phone lines BAUD RATES (hourly) NPT: $ 5 (300 1200), $ 12.50*(2400) PT: $ 35* (300 1200), $ 42.50* (2400)
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• Fwrrrr ELKP5C0 TIME GO : GO BAAL ? An addictive mixture of strategy and arcade action featuring: ? 8 way ultra-smooth scrolling through 3 distinctive domains containing multiple levels. ? Over 250 highly detailed screens, superb graphics and sound effects. ? More than 100 monsters and 400 traps. The future of the world I ies i n the hands of an elite squadron of men. YOU are the leader of the Time Warriors. Can you save the earth from the evil BAAL? His army of undead have stolen an awesome weapon of destruction, a War Machine. As leader of the ultimate battle fighters, your quest is to invade BAAL's domain, fighting off his monstrous demonic beasts to retrieve the War Machine . . . But . . . You must kill BAAL in the process. Can you succeed? There is no option . . . The alternative is literally 'Hell on Earth*. Screen Shots from the Atari ST version AVAILABLE NOW ON THE PSYCLAPSE LABEL CAPTAIN FIZZ Meets The Blaster-Trons The message is simple: co-operate ordiel It's double fun and double trouble all the way in Captain Fizz, the most exciting simultaneous two- pfayer game you and a friend are ever likely toplay. It's a whole new world of split-screen, high-speed action, as both of you take on the nasty Blaster- Trons infesting the planet Icarus. Yup, it's a tough missionalright, butyou might just win out with the right blend of co-operation, courage, laser-hot reflexes, tactical sense... and brains. The action is fast and furious in Captain Fizz, but if you can't workouttheright tactics you'll both be dead meat. There are 22 levels of savage and relentless action to battle through before you reach your objective, the central computer that's causing the evil infestation. You'll nevergetthere, though, unless you put your heads together and co operate; your buddy can't do it on his own. And neither can you. This is one program where even the easy games are hard. So remember united you stand, but divided you fall... Warning: this game isimpossibletobeatonyour own. Two joysticks required for two-player game. Screen shots taken from the A tari S T version A VAILABLE NOW ON THE PSYCLAPSE LABEL BALLIST1X Its a whole new ball game! Sick of silly old soccer ? Tired of pathetic pinball? Then you need a dose of Ballistix - the fastest, wackiest, toughest bail game yet to appear on a computer. Ballistix just explodes with excitement, puzzles and an amazing 130 different screens of frenetic action. The aim of the game is simple: score more goals than your opponent to win the match. Doing it is a different matter as splitters fill the screen with dozens of balls, tunnels hide them from view, bumpers bounce balls all over the show, fiendish red arrows speed them up to almost impossible velocity, magnets pull them away from your control, and much, much more. Ballistix is incredibly llexible, too. You can play against the computer or another player, set the speed if you can't stand the pace, define where the balls are fired and their velocity, rack up bonuses that will get you extra goals and then, at the end of an exhausting game, set your name in pride of place on the high- score table. And it's all played to the accompaniment of a throbbing sound-track and a crowd that applauds your every goal. Ballistix is definitely not a game for wimps. It's tough, fast, challenging and incredibly competitive - in fact, it's just the kind of game you like. Two joysticks required for two-player game Screen Shots are from the Amiga version AVAILABLE VOW ON THE PSYCLAPSE LABEL Grcle 123 on Reader Service card PSYGNOSIS LTD. PO Box 483 Addison Illinois 60101 1-800-669-4912 BAAL Amiga Atari ST $ 29.95 Coming soon for C64. P C. CAPTAIN FIZZ Amiga Atari ST $ 29.95 Coming soon for C64. P C. BALLISTIX Amiga Atari ST $ 34.95 days. The network also encourages impromptu sessions on off-nights; check the conference area at 10pm EST for someone to chat with. The Amiga Tech Forum is designed for technical users. The message bases contain questions and answers on programming in a variety of languages, as well as Amiga hardware discussions. The libraries are filled with source code for a variety of languages, executable utilities, and so on. The weekly conferences often have well-known commercial programmers as guests, ready to discuss the inner workings of the Amiga. The Amiga Vendor area is staffed by employees of commercial software companies. You can get on-line product support or new product announcements from companies such as ASDG, C Ltd, Impulse, New Horizons, Syndesis, Transactor, Gold Disk, Micro- Illusions, Avant-Garde, M2S, and MicroSmiths. The Amiga Tech area is the network’s strong point. CompuServe has been tested by time and much use, and learning your way around is not too difficult. In addition, CompuServe offers extensive non-Amiga services. Getting Bigger All the Time: Genie The Genie (General Electric) network is the new kid on the block, but is really trying hard in the Amiga area. Genie has grown tremendously over the past two years. The Amiga area now offers a wide variety of services, an extensive software library, and two divisions. The largest section, Genie Starship RoundTable, is the users area, catering to people at all levels of experience. To board the Starship, type AMIGA from the main Genie menu. This will bring you to the main Amiga menu where you can choose to enter either the Message, Library or Conference areas. The Bulletin Board features 24 message areas, while the software libraries are classified into 18 different categories. In each library, files are displayed by date, starting with the most recently received files, so you can easily identify the latest uploads. Sample topics include: applications software, graphics and video, Workbench and the CLI, hardware, products wanted for sale, user groups, tools and utilities, games, programming, and telecommunications. Star- ? Alternate Sources Of PD Software IF YOU DON'T have a modem, or just don't have the time, energy or patience to go on line and search out those software gems in the public domain, there is another method that is both easy and relatively Inexpensive. AMICUS DISKS PIM Publications Inc. PO Box 869 Fall River, MA 02722 (S7 per disk, 3 disks minimum) THE FRED FISH DISK COLLECTION PIM Publications Inc. PO Box 869 Fall River, MA 02722 ($ 7 per disk, 3 disks minimum) Public Domain Sottware Resources PO Box 7175 Loma Linda, CA 92354 ($ 6 per disk, $ 1 per catalog) The Software Bug PO Box 8302 Somerville, NJ 08876 ($ 4 per disk, free catalog) THE AMIGAWORLD PUBLIC DOMAIN LIBRARY (Includes Software Excitement, DevWare, and Chiron Conceptions) Amiga World 80 Elm Street Peterborough, NH 03458 ($ 7 per disk, $ 5.95 per catalog disk) ? A number of companies, magazines, organizations, and individuals have compiled huge, disk-based libraries of public-domain software. You can order these disks from them for a nominal fee (which in some cases barely exceeds the cost of the disk, duplication and mailing charges). For catalogs and more information, contact: Br»e|»niJ A> yTTfc. ‘ 2 vwJ ri a - L»»* -1**40 ™Ss» Y3?$ £v '°*®W? Krj'i y, * * o iS - ¦*» FIVEMAN-YEARS i JufEMAN-YEARS-of detailed research and programming have been ensure that this is the “definitive Tolkien computer game.” Selected elements of traditional Fantasy Role Playing, War strategy, and animate*! Adventure games have been skillfully blended for a unique computer c T'T:;V- - gaming cperience. V______.
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• ItriW cpgHbw in the footsteps of Frodo, Aaragom and Gandalf as they battle to get S‘ k’.s :v -the ring to the Cracks of Doom. Ranged against you are all the evil forces of command entire legions to move against the forces of evil. With the almost infinite variety and multiple layers of play, War in Middle Earth is a game you can finish in days or weeks, or savor for months. It will delight and enthrall, and ultimately become a firm favorite in any software library. May your heroii efforts be met with success, and the forces of darkness i* few". T J'X - YTTor*.mion fVv 'W uon r' NOWSHIPPltfjSB IBM PC, PS 2,Tpri IBMPC, PS 2, Tandy 1( IBM PS 2 (3-V4” MdGA) V, SUGGESTED RETAIL: 549.99 SCREEN SHOTS TAKEN FROM AMIGA, IBM, APPLE IIGS%j>f0T ATAR* ST VERSIONS. m ° u „ * (3oW by Melbourne Hotiee. Out« it a member oF Group of cornpeniei All Tolkien cHax*cirri reproduced by bind permiition of Unwin fymen. Melbourne House Circle 104 on Reader Service card Near Harad GOOD AND EVIL MELBOURNE HOUSE iriORD OR ship’s conferences take place on Mondays (music), Thursdays and Saturdays at 10PM EST. Genie’s second Amiga area, Pro Am, is for Amiga programmers of all levels. Type PRO AM from the main Genie menu and you will be whisked away to this relatively recent addition to the Genie .Amiga support system. The bulletin board area is broken down into 13 Genie Main I Starship messages | conferences X A libraries ( T r 10 developers of the Amiga all flock to BIX’s three Amiga areas. The largest is called Amiga and is the experts’ section, the hangout for hardcore programmers. The 13 subareas range from assembly language to hardware to Arexx. The .Amiga.user section has a more general set (15) of subareas, including utilities (usually programmers), flames (complaints), fishdisks (PD software), and ARP (AmigaDOS Replacement Project DOS commands). The Amiga.Dev area is the Developers Support section operated by CAPS members such as Andy Finkle and Carolyn Scheppner. Amiga areas on BIX also have their own libraries, which consist for the most part of utility programs, source code in a variety of languages, a few games, and files with complete listings of conferences and messages on a given subject. Make no mistake about BIX, it is not for the average Amiga user. It is for the serious programmer and technical user. You don’t have to be a world-class Genie has separate user (Starship) and technical (Pro Am) areas. Technical categories. Keeping the technical area separate from the standard user area works well for everyone. Techies get tired sifting through questions and comments on the latest arcade game to find a serious discussion, and casual users don't want to know anything about programming the coprocessor. The Pro Am area also has its own library where you can find 12 categories of source code and example programs. The library’s sections mirror the bulletin board’s, except Text Fragments replaces the Pro Am Reception Desk and Flames is deleted. The weekly programmers’ conference takes place on Wednesday at 10PM EST. When you consider the low price of the Genie service and its extensive libraries and message base, you can see why it is gaining strength so rapidly. The Genie software is easy to use and maneuver in, making it a great place for the new on-line user to start. Tech Talk: BIX BIX (the Byte Information Exchange) is sponsored by BYTE magazine, one of the industry’s most respected technical computer journals. T rue to its roots, BIX is essentially a haven for technical computerists. The Amiga area is no exception. No matter when you log on, you are sure to meet some of the most respected people in the Amiga technical community. Software designers from virtually every company that supports the Amiga, employees of CATS (Commodore Amiga Technical Support), and many of the original designers and programmer to take advantage of its resources, but on BIX you are quite likely to receive help from world-class experts. BIX is the most expensive of the on-line systems, but for those who needs its services, it’s well worth the price. If you are thinking of programming for profit, you should be on BIX. No matter which network you choose, you will be pleased with the results. Despite the on-line fees, you can download several programs from their libraries for the cost of one commercial program. If you cannot find a user’s group in your area, you can get your questions answered in the message centers. Attending a conference brings the experts into your computer room. Membership does have its privileges. ¦ Louis R. Wallace is a contributing editor to Amiga World. Write to him do AmigaWorld Editorial Dept., 80 Elm St., Peterborough, A77 03-158. No wonder Aztec C is the system of choice for Amiga C programmers. Aztec C is lean, mean and built for speed. Aztec C provides all the tools you need to compile, optimize and debug your code into the tightest, fastest-running code possible. “While it was not the first C language development system for the Amiga, Aztec C quickly developed the reputation as the best. In head-to-head tests against Lattice C, Aztec C consistently took less time to produce shorter object code” Aztec C Lattice C Documentaiton
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(616) 698-0330 See your local Dealer or Call Toll Free 1-800-451-4319 Add $ 4.00 Shipping and Handling per Order Foreign add $ 12.00 per item Learning the “signals” for several popular archiving utilities will let you compress files down to manageable size for faster on-line transfers. And the only things you’ll sacrifice are big phone bills and wasted disk space. By Jonathan Horne FULL OF FREE software, the networks hold many pleasant surprises, but your subsequent telephone bills may hold a nasty shock. One way to cut costs is to shorten your uploading and downloading times by archiving files. Archiving is the process used to compress a single file, a collection of files, or even an entire disk. For example, archiving a set of five 20K files (100K total) creates a single file that could be as short as 20K. Upload- ing the original files to a network could take you ten minutes. Sending the archived version would take only two. You can download compressed files equally quickly, then decompress them when time is less costly. The extent of compression depends on the contents of the file. For example, graphics files usually compress more than text files. No matter what the percentage, the savings will be reflected in your phone bill and on-line charges. Archiving can also save you frustration caused by a clash of protocols when you try to run downloaded programs. AmigaDOS stores all its files with a checksum, a number that tells the computer how long a file is in bytes. If the checksum does not match the actual file length, then the computer will not execute the file and will display error message 121, “File not an object module.” The Xmodem protocol, for example, sends data in chunks of 128 bytes. To make the final block received contain 128 bytes, the computer generates null characters called padding. When you try to execute the padded file, the computer ? Amiga World 41 looks at the checksum, determines that the file is longer than it should be, and reports the error. By compressing files before transferring them, you will avoid the problem. When you restore the files to their original form, the archiving program discards any padding it finds. The public domain and shareware offer four popular archiving utilities ARC, PAR, ZOO, and WARP all of which run from the CLI. Each program has a unique syntax and specialty, but all of them allow you to start manipulating files by learning only a few simple commands. When you begin, be sure the program you choose is in the current directory or in an accessible place such as the C directory. If not, specify the pathname to the program in your commands. THE FOUNDER: ARC ARC (available on Fred Fish disk 70) is perhaps the most popular archiving program available. One of the oldest utilities of its kind, ARC comes in versions for most microcomputers, including the Amiga, Atari, and IBM, letting you exchange files easily among machines. For example, you can archive a set of text files on an IBM, then decompress them on an Amiga. Do not be misled by ARC’s non-Amiga origin; it is versatile, simple to use, and effective. To maintain compatibility with other operating systems, ARC limits your file names to 16 characters. The syntax is: ARC function archive.arc filename Function is one of many commands, but only four are commonly used. A adds a file to the archive. D deletes a file from the archive. L lists files in an archive. X extracts files from an archive (breaks up the compressed file into its original components). .Archive.arc is the name of the archived file you are working with, whether it already exists, or you are creating it. The name must end with the extension .arc. Filename is the path and name of the file, or files, you wish to extract from or add to the archive. ARC also supports the standard CLI wildcards and ?. If you download an .arc file called Graphics.arc, for example, you have several options for extracting and saving the image files it contains. To extract the pictures and place them in the current directory, type: .ARC X Graphics.arc If you prefer, you can extract the files and send them to a separate directory. For example: .ARC X Graphics.arc DF2: Pictures ? To extract and save a single file called Lakeside.ham, for example, type: ARC X Graphics.arc Lakeside.ham Creating an archive is no more difficult than extracting files from an existing one. Suppose you collect icons and want to .ARC them for posterity. To create an archive file, called icons.arc, of all icons on dfD: and save it on your hard drive, type: ARC A dhO:icons.arc df0: ?.info Adding icons to the archive is equally easy. While ARC will not archive an entire directory automati- cally, you can archive the directory’s contents file by file. For example, to archive Castle.info, which is in RAM:, type: ARC A dh():icons.arc RAM:Castle.info At times, you may find archiving the contents of an entire disk and then deleting unwanted files easier than naming each file you wish to archive. Perhaps you would like to archive all your icons from DFO:, with the exception of Ugly.info. First, create the archive: ARC A RAM:icons.arc dft): ?.info then delete the unwanted files: ARC I) RAM:icons.ARC Ugly.info To view the contents of an ARC file so you can decide which files to delete, type: ARC L icons.arc Easy-Open Files: PAK PAR (available on most networks) is the simplest to use of the four programs. The most interesting thing about PAR is that it creates self-extracting archives; execute a file and it will decompress itself. For example, typing icons.pak would extract all files from the archive icons.pak to the current directory. There is, however, a price to pay for self-extracting files. When you create a PAR file, the computer includes the code that will perform the automatic extraction. This extra code, in turn, increases the length of the archive, thus making PAR the least efficient for conserving space and decreasing up- and download times. The syntax is: PAR archive.pak filename .As with ARC, archive.pak is the name of the compressed file. It always has the extension .pak. Filename is the name of the file you wish to add to the archive. You can specify a path for either name. For example, to create an archive in RAM: containing an IFF viewer and its icon, type: PAR RAM:Viewer.pak Picviewer PAR RAM:Viewer.pak Picviewer.info To extract all files from a PAR archive, use the CLI SuperGen Makes It Amiga Makes It Possible... I 4 V'V* * * % v. n •I KoJ » ' ¦» Actual un-retouched photographs of composite video screens. The flower is live video, the Butterfly is created on the Amiga. SuperGen is overlaying the Butterfly onto the flower. The top sequence shows Amiga graphics fading in. The bottom sequence shows the Amiga Background fading in. Digital Creations
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SuperGen does not decode and then re-en- code the incoming video; it simply encodes the Amiga’s RGB signal into RS- 170A and then overlays the encoded signal onto the incoming video. Some SuperGen ™ features: True Broadcast quality video output. Real RS-170A. No its, ands, orbuts! Accurately locks to non-time base corrected signals such as VCR output. Very accurate RGB encoder for true Amiga graphic colors. I Two independent dissolve controls. SuperGen is the only genlock with dissolve capabilities built -ini Two slide pots control the mixture of external video and Amiga graphics. The first slide controls the ratio of Amiga color 0 to external video. The second slide controls the ratio of all other Amiga colors to external video. Both dissolves can be controlled remotely by Amiga software. Auto-Fade mode. The black level of the Amiga graphics determine the fade level. Dual Video outputs. Professional Key Out. Output to Video Switchers with Key In capability for special effects. Switchable Chroma Notch filter. Helps eliminate chroma artifacts. Selectable blanking. Internal or external. BNC Connectors. A500,1000, and 2000 compatible. Circle 28 on Reader Service card. “With its complete range of features and excellent video signal quality, Digital Creations’ SuperGen is the best value among Amiga Genlocks. We do not hesitate to recommend it to users of our desktop video products. Thanks for bringing such a fine product to the Amiga market place. ” John Bittner of Zuma Group, Inc. Creator of TV*TEXT™ and TV*SHOW™ “The best genlock for the Amiga under $ 1000.00!” Sheryl Jarvis of PVS Publishing Creator of Pro Video Plus™ “SuperGen’s dissolve controls gives IN VISION’s real-time video effects a whole new dimension, ” Daniel Kaye of Elan Designs, Co-designer of INVISION™, the UVE!™ video effects package “SuperGen is the only genlock I recommend. It has the best price- performance of any genlock on the market. ” Martin Hash of Hash Enterprises Author of the Animation:™ series “The ability to software control dissolves during video scripts has been important as part of my products. ” Gary Bonham of SPARTA, Inc Author of Aegis VjdeoTitler™ and Aegis Lights! Camera! Action!™ “Many video professionals playing with the Amiga had access to their own encoders, but it wasn’t until Digital Creations introduced the SuperGen that the Amiga had a real chance in this industry.” AV Video April 1988 Complete your system with: SuperGen™ $ 749.95 Professional Genlock by Progressive Image Technology command CD to set the current directory to the files' destination, then execute the file. For example, to extract all files from Viewer.pak in RAM: to DF1:, type: CD dfl: RAM:VirusKill.pak A Menagerie of Options: ZOO ZOO (available on Fred Fish disk 164) is similar to ARC, but offers more flexibility in its ability to manipulate files within the archive. Unlike ARC, ZOO does not restrict file names to 16 characters. You can also create subdirectories when extracting files, using the slash ( ) options. A unique restriction is that ZOO cannot nest archives. For example, the archive Pic- tures.zoo could not contain the file icons.zoo. The syntax is: ZOO function archive.zoo filename The essential functions are: a, which adds files to the archive; D, which deletes files from the archive; L, which lists files in the archive; x, which extracts files from an archive; and h, which displays a complete list of commands. Be careful when you type your commands. Unlike the other programs, ZOO is case sensitive; function commands perform different actions depending on whether they are upper- or lowercase. As always, archive.zoo is the name of the compressed file and must have the extension .zoo; filename is the path and name of the file to be extracted from or added to the archive. Manipulating files is easy. For example, to extract all files from the archive icons.zoo in dfD: to the directory icons, type: CD icons ZOO x dfO:icons.zoo To extract a single file, trashcan.info, from icons.zoo, type: ZOO x icons.zoo trashcan.info To add baseball.info to icons.zoo, type: ZOO a icons.zoo Trashcan.info To remove the icon dragon.info from icons.zoo, type: ZOO D icons.zoo disk.info If you can no longer remember what is in the archive, you can examine its contents by typing: ZOO L icons.zoo A faster way to decompress .zoo files is to use BOOZ (available on most networks). The syntax is: BOOZ function archive.zoo filename The function x extracts a specific file (filename) from a compressed file (archive.zoo) or an archive's entire contents; 1 lists a .zoo file’s contents. A Wrinkle in Silicon: WARP While .ARC, PAK, and ZOO will archive only individual files, WARP (available on most networks) will compress an entire disk, block by block, and output the contents to a single file. One of the advantages to this method of archiving is that when a file is decompressed, the resulting disk will be exactly the same as the original. In addition, you do not have to sort the files into the appropriate directories when you extract them or install the new disk with Workbench. To help keep your disk collection clean, WARP will not archive the SGA virus if it finds the code in a disk’s boot block. Unfortunately, it cannot identify other viruses. (Because .ARC, PAK, and ZOO archive files instead of individual disk blocks, they will not transmit viruses.) Bridgeboard owners will appreciate that WARP will archive non-Amiga disks, such as MS- DOS and Atari ST formats. The syntax for creating a WARP file is: WARP read start_track end_track archive.wrp nocomp nozero append mfm 4-text To disassemble a WARP file use the syntax: WARP write filename 1 filename2 filenames (When you create a WARP file, always insert the source disk in drive DFO:. When you extract files, the destination disk must be DFO:.) Start_track is the track number to start reading at (for an entire disk, 0) and end_track is the final track to archive (for an entire disk, 79). Archive.wrp is the name of the archive file, which must end with .wrp; you can include a pathname. The option nocomp instructs the computer to archive the disk, but not compress it. Specify nozero and mfm only for non- AmigaDOS filing systems. Specify7 append to add data to an existing WARP archive. With 4-textfile you can designate the path and name of a text file to be displayed when the file is extracted (the text file must be available when you run WARP RAM: is a good place to put it). The multitude of parameters are easier to understand with examples. To compress an entire Amiga disk in drive dfD: to a single file on dfl: type: WARP read 0 79 Dfl:Diskname,WRP or for just tracks 40 to 79 on DFO: to an existing WRP file in RAM: type: WARP read 40 79 RAM:Existingfile.wrp append To archive an entire MS-DOS disk in DF1: to an .Amiga .wrp file on dfD: type: WARP read 0 79 dfl:Filename.wrp mfm To squeeze an entire Amiga disk in dfD: into a single file on dfl: that will display a text file before disassembling, type: ? You Can’t Buy Time. You can’t buy time, but you can save it if you have the right tools. WordPerfect Corporations latest creation for the Amiga is WordPerfect Library, a collection of integrated programs to organize your appointments, notes and files. 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Calculator.; as you might guess, calculates. You can choose any of its financial, programming, and scientific functions. You might, for example, create a payment plan for a home or car loan, or calculate the future value of a savings bond. The scientific calculator can also help students, since logarithms, exponents, and trigonometry' are among its functions. Of course, Calculator is as valuable in the office as it is at home. You can access the Calculator without exiting your document, and then save your current state in Calculator. When you flip back to your document, your calculation remains intact for easy reference. The list of Library’s features goes on and on. File Manager helps you arrange, mark, edit, and print your files. Program Editori with powerful features like hex edit and multiple block functions, lets you see and edit the codes behind your documents. WordPerfect Library' for the Amiga is now shipping. Save yourself some time by looking into it; you’ll be glad you did. You can learn more about Library by contacting your local dealer or WbrdPerfect COR PORATION 1555 N. Technology Way * Orem, I'tah. 84057 USA M (801) 225-5000 • Tfelex: 820618 • Fax: (801) 227-4477 WordPerfect is a regisered trademark and WbrdPerfect Library is a trademark of WordPerfec t Corporation. All other brand and product names are trademarks or registered trademarks of their respective companies. WARP read 0 79 dfl :Myfile.wrp + RAM: readme.txt To disassemble any .wrp file from RAM: to dfO: enter: WARP write RAM:File.wrp To extract three individual .wrp Files from dfl: to dfO: type: WARP write dfl Tile 1. Wrp dfl:Fi!e2.wrp dfl: File3.wrp Click It in Place If you wish to avoid the CLI totally, you have three options. ARCHA (public domain), Disk Magic Product Information Disk Magic DiskMaster DMH Technologies Progressive Peripherals Software 14873 95th Place 464 Kalamath St. Minneapolis, MN 55369 Denver, CO 80204 612 420-5572 303 825-4144 S49.95 $ 49.95 No special requirements. No special requirements. ($ 49.95, DMH Technologies), and DiskMaster ($ 49.95, Progressive Peripherals & Software) all offer niouse-control of archiving programs. .ARCHA is simply a menu-driven interface for .ARC, RAK, and ZOO, giving you point-and-click control of their functions. You must have the three programs to run ARCHA. Disk Magic's gadgets let you archive, decompress, and list files with the accompanying versions of ARC, PAK, and ZOO. DiskMaster lets you control ARC with menus, but you must supply a copy of the program. When choosing which program to use, consider the context of what you are doing. If you’re archiving a disk full of subdirectores, or a non-standard boot block, then dearly WARP would be most appropriate. If you’re merely archiving a couple of text files, then ARC or ZOO would be a better choice. Another important factor is confidence. Use the program you are most comfortable with and your results will be better. 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* Editor's Note: This month, team info.phile presents Part 3 of their latest AmigaDOS 1.3 “mini-series.” While their previous collection (“Exploring AmigaDOS 1.3,” Aug. '88-Dec. '88) focused on new or improved CLI commands, this series explores the other side of the AmigaDOS coiri: the Workbench. IF YOU HAVEN’T already taken a look inside the Utilities drawer on Workbench
1. 3, then you’re in for a few surprises. It used to house the familiar Calculator, Clock, and Notepad. Those three are still there, but you will also find that two other old-timers Say and Graphic- Dump plus five brand new utilities have been added. Not One, Not Two, But Three Clocks Let’s start with a look at the improvements to the old Clock utility. Just about everybody knows the Clock. You click on its icon, and an analog clock appears. You can use the Clock’s sizing gadget to change its size, and, if you click anywhere in it, a Clock menu takes over the Workbench menu bar. That menu now holds a few' new options that we like a lot. For example, you’re no longer stuck with the analog dock, which takes up a lot of precious screen space, unless you make it almost unreadably small. Pull down the Clock's Type menu, and you’ll find two digital clock options: Digital 1 and Digital 2. If you choose Digital 1, the analog clock disappears, and in its place a small, two-line digital clock appears. Its first line displays the time. If you’ve used the Clock's Date menu to turn the date display on, the second digital line displays the date. Otherwise, that line is blank. Our favorite Clock option, however, is the new Digital 2. It gives you a one-line digital display in the title bar of your current window. You can, of course, move this dock anywhere you want. The Digital 2 dock does have one disadvantage, though: If you’ve turned (lie date display on, the dock alternates the time and date by flashing every few seconds, which can get annoying. All of the other Clock options work with both digital displays, including display of seconds and 12- or 24-hour mode. The digital docks will not, however, let you change their size. A Digital Pointer While wre like these new Clock options, the new .Amiga 1.3 time utility, ClockPtr, looks like the work of a programmer with, shall we say, too much time on his hands. ClockPtr’s function is simple: It turns your mouse pointer into a digital dock w he never the Workbench backdrop screen is active. To accomplish this metamorphosis, you first double click on the ClockPtr icon. (You can also run it from the CLI by using the command RUN CLOCKPTR.) Then move *lhe mouse pointer out of the Utilities drawer and into the Workbench backdrop screen, click the left mouse button and, voila!, your pointer turns into a digital display. Of course, it only stays that way while your Workbench backdrop screen is active. Make another window, such as a Shell, active, and the pointer resumes its normal form. Now try this. Move the pointer to the top left corner of the Workbench screen, and the pointer will change from a clock into an interval timer that displays the minutes and seconds that have elapsed since it underwent this miraculous transformation. Move the pointer to the lower part of the left side of the screen, and it shows the date. Is this fun, or what? When you’re done, double dick again on the ClockPtr Workbench needs our T ool Chest ntroducing the Amiga- World Tool Chest! A brand- new collection of special software written for your Amiga. I Now there’s no need to know how to program, draw, animate, or compose on your computer because the Amiga- World Tool Chest gives you all the tools your Workbench needs. It’s that easy! Each bi-monthly release of the Tool Chest gives you two disks packed with high- quality Amiga programs, utilities, games, professional clip art, predefined animation objects, sound and music files, and the best of Amiga Shareware. Plus, you get an original Amiga animation complete with an animation-player program! Users of every Amiga model and at every level of skill will be thrilled with these top-qual- ity programs and tools. All for just $ 14.95 per issue! The Premier issue of the Amiga- World Tool Chest gives you... Programs WBSalv, a disc-recovery program that you can run from Workbench. Mosaic Maker, an easy way to create Escher-like graphics. Alien Duels, a lightning-fast arcade clash with an alien invasion force. Joystick required. Clip Art Monsters! Monsters! Monsters! You’ll have a great time incorporating these fantastic creatures into your graphics creations. The AmigaWorldTool Chest. What no Workbench should be without. TRY IT! To order, use the coupon below or look for the special insert in this issue. For immediate service call 1-800-343-0728. Charter Subscription Opportunity! Save $ 20 off the single copy price and get these charter subscriber benefits:
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It will then bring up a full-screen window, give you some introductory text about itself, and ask you for the name of the file that you want to display. Once again, it's best to use the full path name. The second Workbench option lets you directly display files that have Workbench icons. You have to be careful, however, because many such files already have tools attached to them, so that if you click on their icons, those tools, not MORE, will start. To start MORE on a file, first select the MORE icon. Then hold down the Shift key and double click on the file’s icon. MORE will display a full screen of that file’s text. The standard MORE display is fairly simple. It fills all but the bottom line available to it with text from the file. It uses the bottom line for messages and prompts. When MORE starts, that bottom line will show the message More ( nn>%) where nn> is the percentage of the file that you have seen so far. (When you’re at the end of the file, nn> will be 100.) Now you can browse the file. MORE offers 13 commands, each of which you trigger by pressing a single key. Each command moves you around in the file and shows you a different part of the file. Table 1 summarizes these commands; the descriptions in the table are fairly self-explanatory, but there a few additional facts worth noting about some of the commands. For one thing, some of them don’t work in certain situations. One restriction revolves around the use of AmigaDOS pipes, which we discussed in a previous column [“Handle With Flair” info.phile, Feb. ’89, p. 50]. MORE can display text from a pipe, but it can go only forward in that text. You cannot, therefore, use the previous-page or first- page commands with pipes. Also, MORE will not let you jump to the last page of text from a pipe, which makes sense when you realize that the pipe may not yet have received its last page of text. The E command gives you a nice way to invoke an editor on the file you’re browsing, but it has two restrictions. First, it works only when you start MORE from the CLI or the Shell. Second, for it to work, you must have assigned to the EDITOR environment variable the full path name of the editor that you want to invoke, such as WORK- BENCH;C ED or EXTRAS 1.3: ME- MACS. You do so with the CLI SETENV command, as in SETENV EDITOR C:ED If you try the E command without having met both of these conditions, nothing happens. If everything works and you are able to edit your file, when you finish editing and exit the editor, you will return to MORE. You should also be aware that if you accidentally hit the ESC key, MORE will appear to hang. Don’t worry it’s not really dead. Just type either q or h and you’ll be back in business. Now How Much Would You Pay? We’re still not finished with all the improvements to the Utilities drawer. 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Insert your Workbench disk, and AmigaDOS will set aside 200 buffers, or 100K, of memory for a cache for your internal floppy drive. If you have more memory, you can make the cache even bigger. In addition to making your life easier, this technique also cuts down on the wear on your floppy. Does Everyone Like Khaki? In the beginning, assemble a full party of seven adventurers. Once all of your characters have progressed to level six, however, cut back to only six characters. You can fill the empty slot with one of the folks you meet in the dungeons, or have one of your magic casters create someone. Some of those dungeon characters can really help you, and some are essential. You may even want to let them lead when the clues hint at that idea. Don’t be stingy with your party; outfit them completely. It took a long time for me to find out everything that they can wear, and I wish I’d learned it earlier. .Although there are some limits on what the different classes of characters can wear, most can sport armor, a shield, a helmet, and gloves. .Along with clothes and armor, carry lots of money; the locals don’t accept American Express. 50,000 pieces of gold isn’t too much, especially when you’re exploring the Tombs. If someone offers to sell you something, even at an exorbitant price, buy it. You’ll be glad you did. You’ll need room for all the stuff you buy, so make sure that everyone can carry new inventory especially when you're in Dargoth’s Tower. Someone may have a gift that it might be deadly not to have later on. The single most important piece of gear is one that you, and not your characters, have to carry: a map. Before you even boot up the game, rush out and buy graph paper, lots of graph paper. .As you explore, draw your maps in pencil, because you will make mistakes. The easiest way to minimize your errors is to establish a consistent pattern. I like to move, then immediately draw what I see. I always keep track on the map of where I am and what direction I’m facing. I’ll give you the basic parameters to get you started. .All of the towns, dungeons, crypts, and towers are 22 units square. The wilderness outside the towns is 48 by 32 units. Unfortunately, the wilderness wraps around. The game tells you, if you ask, how many units east and north of Tangramayne (the town in which you begin) you are located. Because of the wrapping, however, if you are very far east or north you may actually be only a few squares away from the town on the west or south side. Even the dungeons sometimes wrap around, so be careful there, too. If you do get lost outside, you can always type a question mark to find out where you are, what direction you’re facing, and what time it is. Once I got horribly lost and forgot this command, and nearly everyone in my party died. In addition to maps, keep lists. Jot down everything you see written on the walls and everything you’re told. Keep track of the various monsters’ features, such as how many hit points they have and wrhether they can cast magic. It always helps to know your enemies the next time you encounter them. .As you play, explore completely and slowly. Step everywhere you can, or you might miss an important clue, or fail to encounter someone who could have helped you. Don’t try to stretch beyond the level of your characters. If you do so, you’ll die, and often quickly. Start out by thoroughly exploring Tangramayne for at least one experience level. Then, move outside the town and check out the entire area. The monsters arc not too tough to handle in either place during the day. When your characters achieve level three or higher, hit the dungeon. If your characters are getting beaten up, run away! Don’t be too embarrassed or too proud run and stay alive. Always try to make it back to the safety of the Adventurer’s Guild. Above all else, remember that it is only a game. You will need to sleep every now and then. May your encounter with the evil archmage Lagoth Zanta be a successful one! If not, restore your game and try again.. .and again.. .and again. Although not the type to be caged in an office, B. G. Hunter does skulk in occasionally to pick up his mail. Write to him do .AmigaWorld, Editorial Dept., 80 Elm St., Peterborough, NH 03458. The Bard’s Tale II: The Destiny Knight Electronic Arts 1820 Gateway Dr. San Mateo, GA 94404 415 571-7171 800 245-4525 S59.95 (Clue book: SI2.95) No special requirements. The most creative music program for the most creative computer. Back Issues January 1989 An Amiga starter kit: hardware and software recommendations for building your first system. Programming graphics in C, Index to 1988 articles. December 1988 Software Buyer’s Guide. Programming Superbase Professional. Graphics tips on airbrush painting. AmigaDOS 1.3 overview, part 5. November 1988 Top 40 games countdown. Identifying and eradicating viruses. Introduction to Arexx. AmigaDOS 1.3 overview, part 4. October 1988 Programming languages: find the one that’s right for you. Roundup of word processors. Digitizing tips. AmigaDOS 1.3 overview, part 3. September 1988 Database roundup. Tips on video titling and special effects. Programming graphics in Modula-2. AmigaDOS 1.3 overview, part 2. August 1988 Amiga workstations: science, engineering, and graphics. Introduction to ARP. AmigaDOS 1.3 device handlers. AmigaDOS 1.3 overview, part 1. July 1988 Reviews of 24-pin and laser printers. Roundup of printer utilities. Comparative review of Modula-2 compilers. Programming video text in Amiga Basic. June 1988 Assembling and recording on a home MIDI system. Roundup of music hardware and software. Review of Superbase Professional. Programming the Extra Halfbrite mode in C. May 1988 Introduction to version 1.3 of the Operating System. Reviews of Professional Page and Animate 3D. Tips on programming WordPerfect macros, April 1988 Telecommunications: on-line services and software. Programming proportional gadgets in C and recursion in BASIC. Setting up a virtual MS-DOS disk with your Bridgeboard and hard disk. January 1988 Desktop publishing software comparative review. Public-domain software recommendations. Comparative review of Sculpt 3D and VideoScape 3D. Brain surgery and the Amiga. M is a trademark of Intelligent Computer Music Systems, I nc. Intelligent Music is a registered trademark of Intelligent Music Computer Systems, Inc. Amiga is a registered trademark of Commodore-Amiga, Inc. Soundscape is a trademark of Mimetics, Inc. Each back issue costs $ 4.50 plus $ 1 for shipping and handling. On orders of 10 or more back issues, there is a flat S7.50 shipping and handling fee. Quantities are limited and we cannot guarantee that all back issues are available. Orders must be prepaid. Send your orders to AmigaY orld, Attn: Back Issue Orders. 80 Elm St.. Peterborough, NH 03458. Finally, there's an Amiga music program worthy of Amiga musicians. “M is excellent. Trained musicians and composers can get coherent results very quickly, while people who don't even know what a major scale is can see intimately the effects of pitch, meter, phrasing... This is everybody's music program.” Amiga World, April 1989 M is totally interactive. M’s intuitive graphic interface lets you shape your music as you're listening. Which means that you can make music more easily, more enjoyably, more productively, than you ever have before. M supports MIDI and Amiga sampled sounds, M reads and writes MIDI Files and installs as a Soundscape™ module. At $ 199, why wait? See M at your Amiga dealer right away. Or send a $ 10 check for an M demo package. 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The third and final level, a stunning and imaginative alien landscape, adds a number of ground-based opponents who not only have more firepower, but take a number of shots to destroy. Hybris is challenging but tameable. An options screen allows you to change the number of ships, frequency of alien shots, and other variables that will make the game easier for beginners. You also have three smart bombs, which destroy everything on screen. To keep your thumb out of a splint, hold down the joystick button for rapid-fire missiles. Finally, if you hit the fire button within nine seconds after the end of a game, your new- game will start at the spot where you died, rather than the beginning. The only complaint I have is the mouse. Response is sluggish, and the ship doesn’t move in exactly the same direction as you move the mouse. Use the joystick to avoid the problems. With sensational graphics, nonstop action, a super stereo sound track, and the ability to start a new game where you last left off, Hybris makes you glad that your Amiga doesn’t have a quarter slot. Hybris Discovery Software International 163 Conduit St. .Annapolis, MD 21401 301 268-9877 S39.95 No special requirements. Charon 5 By Chris Dickman TO THE ANCIENT Greeks, Charon was a lower-world deity who accompanied the souls of the dead to the infernal regions. Ironically, my experience with Charon 5 was certainly less than heavenly. First, the game failed to load on my reliable .Amiga 1000 with a Spirit memory board. A call to Mind ware International confirmed that Charon 5 was not compatible with my system’s configuration. Great. On an Amiga 500, the program did indeed load, but, in retrospect, I almost wish it hadn’t. The game’s premise is no more or less preposterous than most games on the market. 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'The screens all look the same, with no surprises, no interesting challenges to overcome, no animation, and with about three sound effects. . .yawn. Complete package: $ 79.95 Supposedly, you can collect the components necessary to rebuild the destroyed airlocks, but the limited documentation doesn’t tell you how. I wandered the maze in vain. Games are supposed to be fun if I want to work I’ll use a spreadsheet. You’re told that by stopping on a diamond shape in the maze you’ll be asked if you’d like to know where the components are on your level. Wrong. You actually receive some ambiguous messages whose import is not mentioned in the documentaAussie Joker Poker By Louis R, Wallace THE FOLKS FROM down under have put a new face on five-card draw poker with Aussie Joker Poker. Besides letting the Amiga do all the work of shuffling and tion (a single sheet of paper packed with tiny type in three languages). I could go on but I’m getting so sleepy.. .yawn. While the speed of Charon 5 shows off Mindware International’s memory management techniques, it does not make for a satisfying game. It should either be completely overhauled, along with its documentation, or placed in the public domain. It's amusing that Charon 5 is copy protected. The company needn’t have bothered. Charon 5 Mindware International 110 Dunlop Street West Box 22158 Barrie, Ontario Canada L4M 5R3 705 737-5998 800 461-5441 S34.95 Joystick required. Dealing, the game changes a few of the rules of regulation poker. For example, you play for points, not money. Each poker hand is worth a number of points; a single pair carries the lowest value and a royal flush, the highest. When you receive your five cards you can keep or discard any, or all, of them. If you draw, you must improve on your previous hand or you are "busted.” If you do make an improvement, you can score the hand or try discarding and drawing once more. Again, you must im- satisfactory but not stunning. 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• UtlLE Cl ESI .. 3215 BATTLE SHIP .19 46 BBS-PC ...... 62 32 BECKER TEXT ...... 99 95 BENCHMARK C LIBRARY ... 64 95 BENCHMARK IFF LIBRARY . 64 95 BENCHMARK MODULA-2 .. 129 95 BENCHMARK SIMPLE LIBRARY 64 95 BETTER DEAD THAN ALIEN 21 95 BEYOND ZORK 33 76 BiONIC COMMANDO ...... 25 97 BLACK CAULDRON 23.95 Black jack academy .... 29 55 Black lamp .22 oo BUCK SHADOW ..22.95 BLITZKRIEG (I MEG VER ) . 38 95 BLOCKBUSTER ... 32 46 BOBO 23 36 BOOMERAIO . 32 46 BREACH .. 25 95 BREACH SCENARIO DISK .....16 95 BRIDGE 5 0 .. 24 10 BRUSH WORKS. . 20 95 BRUSH WORKS 2 19 55 BUBBLE GHOST ... 22 71 BUMFER STICKER MAKER . 37 95 BUTCHER 2 0 -23 13 C-LIGMT .... 38 95 i C-ZAR 126 95 CAD PARTS FOR INTRO CAD IS 50 CALCULUS .. 36 95 i CAUIQRH1A (AMES 32 46 i CAUSA*I CALL CALLIGRAPHER ... 64 95 CAPE 68K ASSEMBLER 2 0 . 58 47 CAPITALIZATION SERIES .....19 45 CAPONf ..... 25 95 HOT NEW PRODUCTS CAPTAIN ELOOD .. 32 46 CAPTAIN FIZZ ... 19 95 CARRIER COMMAND ...... 30 95 CASINO FEVER .. 25 95 CB TREE PLUS 64 95
• tKAtOe 5 25 96 CHESSUASTER 2000 ...... 32 46 CHICKEN LITTLE ..19 95 CHRONO QUEST ...... 33 95 CfTY DESK ... 93 95 CITY DESK ART COMPANION 19 95 CITY DESK BUNDLE ...... 99 95 CLIMATE .... 24 95 CLIPART »i *6(EA I .....12 95 COMBAT COURSE . 25 95
• COMIC IdkTS |MfW I MICE] 59 95
• CDIUMIUR 9 95 CUSTOMS SCREENS ...... 43 73
• CYSeu: £0 F«l> M95 DARK CASTLE 25 95 DATA RETRIEVE .. 49 95 e DATA RETRIEVE PMJf 211 95 DEATH SWORD ...19 95 DECIMAL DUNGEON ...... 32 46
• DOUllE DAASOK__________ 2 7 95 DOUGS MATH AQUARIUM .51 95 DOUGS COLOR COMMANDER 19 46 DR TS 4-OP EO LlB 92 95 BACHSONGBOOK 17 95 CASIO V21 EdiLIB 92 95 COPYIST . 155 38 CZ CARTRIDGE ..5195 CZ RIDER . 92 95 0-1 IQ ED7LIB ... 92 95 D-50 EO LIB ..... 92 95 DR DRUMS .. 17 95 DR KEYS ...1795 DX7 EdalB .. 92 95 ESO APADE ESQ 1 .... 92 95 KAWAI K-1 EqlLlB ...... 92 97 KAWAI K-5 EG TUB ...... 92 95 KCS .. 154 95 LEXICON EDILIB . 92 95 MID'RECORD STU ..... 43 53 MT-32 EDU.IB ...... .. 92 95 MATRIX 6 ED LIB 92 95
• FINAL ASSAULT ... 32 5 FINAL MISSION ...19 55 FINE 3RINT . 41 55 FIRE N FORGET ... 25 95 FIRE ZONE ... 23 95 FIRE BRIGRADE .... 32 46 FIREPOWER ....1695 FIRST LETTERS & WORDS . 33 00 FIRST SHAPES ... 33 00 FISH .... 29 95 FLEET CHECK 25 96 FLIGHT PATH 737 . 16 95 FLIGHT SIMULATOR II .... 37 46 FLOW 62 32 FONTS AND BORDERS .... 22 95 FOOTMAN ...21 95
• 5ALAI Y HSHI S 55 GALILEO 2 0 . 45 46 GALLERY 3-D (SCULPT) ...51 95 GAMES, THE WINTER EolTiON..... 32 46 GETTYSBURG . 38 95
• GIA (LASIC 3 0 90 95 GiZMOZ ..... 45 95 GLOBAL COMMANDER .... 27 46 GOLD SPELL II ... 29 95 GOLDEN PATH 29 95 GOLDRUNNER II .. 25 95 GOMF' 3 0 (SOFTWARE ONLY)..... 27 95 GRABBIT .. 20 95 GRADE MANAGER .. 56 95 GRAND SLAM TENNIS, ....31 25 GRAPHICS STUDIO ..... 36 95 GREAT STATES II . 25 95
• HEPCES OF IKE LARGE 27 95 HISOFT BASIC PROF .... 103 95 HIT DISK VOL I ... 32 46 HOLE IN ONE . 25 95 HOLLYWOOD POKER ...... 25 95 HOME BUILDERS CAO ....t29 95 HOSTAGE .... 29 95 HOT 8 COOL JAZZ .21 95 HUNT FOR REO OCTOBER .. 34 95
* I KYI I Id* 99 95 ITS ONLY ROCK A ROLL ..21 95 J FORTH .... 77 96 JET 37 45 JET SEI FONT SET .. 32 53 JINXTER .... 25 95
• JOKE8PGKEI 32 48 KAMPfGRUPPE ...41 55 KARA FONTS . 54 55 KARATE KIO II,,,., .... 25 95 KEY TO T ... 22 55 KICK-WORK 1 3 ... 22 95 KIDTALK ....?7 95 KIKUGI ......18 95 KINDERAMA 32*6 KINDWORDS 64 95 KING OF CHICAGO 34 55 KINGS QUEST t ... 32 95 KINGS QUEST II .. 32 95 KINGS QUEST 111 .. 37 95 KNIGHT ORC . 30 55 LANCELOT ... 27 95 LASER UP'FONTS VOL I ..31 95 LASER UP' PLOT 12 ......39 S5 USER UP’ pR!N" 12 .....71 95 USER UP1 UTIL VOL I ...31 95 lattic- no compute1 . Us.00 ' LATTICE C3 31500 LAZERSCRIPT 28 10 LEADER BOARD DUAL PACK 22 72 LEADER BOARD TORNA DISK ..... 13 95 LEADER BOARD GOLF GAME ...... 27 00 LEARNING CURVE . 51 95 LEARNING THE ALPHABET,...... 1546 LEATHER GODDESSES ....32 *6 LEATHERNECK .. 25 95 LEISURE SUIT LARRY ... 26 40 LEXCHECK 26 85 LIFE CYCLES AMIGA ......19.46 LIGHTS'CAMERA1 ACTION1 ......-59 95 UNKWORD DUTCH ...... 20 55 UNKWORD FRENCH ...... 20 55 L1NKW0R0 GERMAN ...... 20 55 IN FLIGHT II 3D GRAPHICS AND ANIMATION MICROLAWYER .. 37 95
• KIOTO ... 7995
• MI&KI* COM BAT 31 16 MODELER 3-D ... 65 00 MOEBIUS .. 39 95 MONEY MENTOR . 64 95
• MY PiilT 37 46 NAG PLUS 3 0 ... 49 95 NEWSLETTER FONTS COLOR 29 95 OBLITERATOR ... 25 95 OFFSHORE WARRIOR ..... 25 56 OGRE 32 46 ONLINE 2 0 . 43 56 OPERATION ClfAN STREETS 25 95 ORGANIZE ... 62 3? OTGDSM (DISASSEMBLER) 43 95 OUT RUN . 32 46 POW ... . 25 95 page flipper . . 31 23 page flipper plus fix...... 103 95
* PaiE STRUM 179 95 PAGESETTER ..... 93 72 PALADIN .. 25 95 PALADIN (QUEST DISK 1)...... 15 86 PCLO PPINTD CJFLCUIT LYOUT.. . 199 95 PCIO* PRNTD CURCUIT LYOUT . 399 95 PERFECT SCORE ...... 54 95
* rUfQAMf A |[LM| 1195 PHANTASIE ... . 27 47 PHANTASIE 3 . .. 74 95 PHANTASM ... 22 95
• MAUI FIB L nun 67 14
• PHOTO* CEIL ANIMATOR 99 95 PHOTON PAINT 64 96 PHOTON PAINT EXP DSK PHOTON PAINT TRANS CNTRL . . 194 96 PHOTOSYNTHESIS .... 97 96 PINBALL IQ . 19 46 PIONEER PLAGUE ..... 25% PIXMATE . 45 95 PLANET PROBE 19 95 PLATOON . .. 29 71 POKER SOLITAIRE .... .. 22 95 POLICE QUEST .. 32 46 PORTS OF CALL .. ... 29 95 POWER WINDOWS 2 5 68 4 7 POWERSTYX .. 22 95 PRE CALCULUS ...... 36 95 PRESIDENT IS MISSING . 25 95 PRIMETIME ... .. 25 95 PRINTMASTERPLUS ... . 31 23 PRO MIDI STUCIQ ..... 130 95 e FRO VIDEO PLUS III 15 PROBABILITY THEORY _______ 36 95 e PPUFEUiaiUL DRAW 171 (5 e PFOUJJItJAAL P41E 221 DO PROJECT D ... . 31 95 PROMISE SPELLING CHECKER.. .34 95 PPOSCRIPT ... ...32 95 PROWRITE 2 0 . .. 78 10 PUNCTUATION SERIES . ... 19 43 QRADRAUEN .. 19 95 QUARTERBACK . 45 95 QUESTRQN II .. ... 32 45 QUICK MERGE . ... 37 95 QUINTETTES .. .., 29 95 QUIZ MASTER . ... 49 95 r ?v A Boing! Mouse Professional Optical 3-buiton mouic for your Amiga. ¦ Optical technology eliminates friction and momentum coefficients for lupar- preciie handling. ¦ No moving parlt for increased reliability. ¦ Middle buiton makes it the only mouic compatible with A2024 software and X Windows. ¦ Compatible with ALL Amiga computers. SPEOAl pm! LIMITED TIM! 0K1Y: *99“ WE CAN BEAT ANY ADVERTISED PRICE! BUT WE SELDOM HAVE TO - OUR PRICES ARE THE LOWEST! (IF YOU SEE A LOWER PRICE ON AN ITEM, GIVE US A CALL.) Circle 199 on Reacer Service card. Ft Ft *£SOF'S FABLES .....19 9S RAW COPY 13 34 95 REACH FOR THE STARS ...2? 95 READ 1 RHYME ...3T 95 READ A RAUA ...33 6 REALM Of THE WARLOCK 22 «T4 REBEL CHARGE CHICKAMAfiGA 33 95 REEL FIShiN GORE F15HIN 3C8S RETURN TO ATLANTIS ....34 95 ROAD RAIDERS ...25% ROADWAR20QO ...27 U ROADWAR EUROPA 29 95 ROAOWARS .. 23 95 ROB READER UGLY DUCKLING ,,, 13 44 ROBBEARY ...16 21
• MOCK tUuEMt 25 95 ROCKET RANGER .. 32 46 ROCKEORD .. 23 95 ROMANTIC ENCOUNTER ... 25 95 SAWPLEWARE-DIGfTAL ...16 95 SAMPLEWARE-GRA3 BAG ..IE 95 SaUPlEWARE-ORShESTRal 16 95 SAMPlEWAREROCK .....16 95 SANTA PA RAVI A & FlUMACClO 19 95 SARGON 111 .. 35 95 NEW FROM CENTAUR: wlBA THE SILENT DRIVE >159 FEATURES: • C5I 3200 • Clicklest • Small comport design • Metal cat*
• Compatible with all Amiga computers * low power consumption * Hinged dust cover • Drive disoble switch • 1-yecr wcrranty, AISO AVAILABLE: CSI 2200 internal drive for AMIGA 2000-100% compatible wilh same mechanism as Commodore 2010 S149.00 SCARY MUTANT SPACE ALIENS 25 95 SCENERY DISK »11 EAST COAST ... 18 72 SCENERY DISK 17 EAST COAST ,,..1071 SCHEMATIC CAPTURE...... 199S5 SCRABBLE ...27 45 SCRIBBLE ..6232 SCULPT 3 0...... 69 95 ? SCULPT AKIttATE 4-3 ... 399 95 ? SOI CIHAMAWAPE . . 34 55 SEASONS AND HOLIDAYS 21 95 SECONDS OUT 19 46 SECURITIES ANALYST .... 49 95 SEVEN CITIES OF GCLD ...14 95 SEX VIXENS ...... 25 95 SHADOW GATE 31 55 SHAKESPEARE .. 146 95 SHANGHAISTRATEGYCAME 27 46 SHERLOCK ... 27 00 SILENT SERVICE .. 25 95 SIN BAD & FALCON 34 35 SKY BLA5TER 19 95 5KY CHASE ..... 25 95 SKYFOX II ... 27 45 t SIAYEOK 14 95 SMOOTH TALKER . 33 95 SNAKE PIT ...?4 95 GREAT VALLEY PRODUCTS For Amiffo 7000: IMPACT HC 4S-48 MB 28m! Hard Card . 799 00 IMPACT HC 40O-42 MB ll mi Hard Card .... 799.00 IMPACT HC 80Q-S4 MB 11 mi Hard Card ..... 1199 00 Far Amiga 500: IMPACT A500 SCSI HD20-20 MB HO 749 00 IMPACT A500-SCSI HD45 45 MB HO ...... 995 00 IMPACT A500-SCSI HD40G 42 MB 11 mi High-Spaed Hard Orivu .. 1049 00 IMPACT A500-SCSI HDBQO-B4 MB 11 mi High-Speed Hard Df>v*r . 1449 00 Quantum 80S, 84 MB 11 m. 3 5“ HD .. 995 00 Shock mounted, 64KB cache i for I Tmi ipeed , SC5f interface. Compatible with IMPACT or A 2090 bootdi. Quantum 4QS 42 MB version oF above drive .... 599.00 SOCIAL STUDIES ..19 46 SOFTWOOD FILE SG ......76 21 SOLITAIRE ROYAL . 22 71 SONIX (AEGIS) ... 49 95 SORCERER LORD .. 23 95 SOUND OASIS 64 95 SOUNOLAB . 203 95 SOUNOOUEST Cl MASTER . 92 95 D IO MASTER ... 92 95 D UO MASTER .. 92 95 D 50 MASTER ..... 92 95 DX? MASTER .. 109 95 DX7-II MASTER .109 95 ESO ESO 80MST ...... 92 95 GENERIC MASTER 77 55 K-1 MA5TER 92 55 M l MASTER 92 55 MT-32 MASTER .. 52 95 TEXTURE ..52.95 TX-802 MASTER . 92 95 TX-81Z MASTER . 92 95 SOUNDSCAPE PATTERN SPLAT ...3595 SOUNDSCAPE UTILITIES 1 . 35 95 SOUNDSCAPE UTILITIES II . 42 95 SOURCE LEVEL DEBUGGER . 49 96 SPACE CUTTER ...19 95 SPACE HARRIER . 32 46 SPACE 29 95 SPACEPORT 27 33 SPACE QUEST II .. 32 46 SPACE RACER .....19.45 SPACE SCHOOL SIMULATOR 22 95 SPACE STATION OBLIVION . 32 45 SPACEQUEST -...3300 SPELLBOUND 25 95 SPELLER BEE 3l 25 SPELLING IMPROVEMENT .. 25 95 STAR WARS EMPIRE STRIKES 30 25 STARFLEET I .... 29 95 STARGLIOER . 30 95 STAtUUOH N . . . 2995 STARRAY ....15 95 STELLAR CONFLICT ...... 23 95 STELLARYX . 25 95 16 95 27 46 12 95 1295 25 95 29 95 64 95 24 95 IS 95 El 95 STOCK MASkET-THEGAWE...... STRIP POKER ... STRIP POKER DATA 44 STRIP POKFR DATA eS .... STRIP POKER II ... sruoio FONTS VI (COLOR) STUDIO MAGIC ... SUB BATTLE . SUMMER CHALLENGE ..... SUPERBACK SUFEFtBASE .93 73 ¦ 51PM-M51 PFRS H 94 46
• supnusr Mor i mts
• SUPIRPLtN SPREADSKtEli 99 95 SUPERSTAR ICE HOCKEY . 32 46 SWORDS OF SOOAN ...... 32 46 SYMPHONY SONGS (EACH VOL) 15 95 SYNTHIA .... 59 95 SYSTEMS MONITOR ...... 29 95 T SHELL .... 32 46 TAKE STOCK . 32 46 TALES FROM ARABIAN NIGHTS .... 32 46 TALKING ANIMATOR ...... 39 00 talking coloring book 19 95 TANGLE WOOD ... 25 95 TARGIS ..... 29 95 TATE FONTS . 45 95
• IIU SHEA! 51 95 TECHNOCOP . 32 46
• TELE EPIC 25 96
• TELE WARS II 75 96 TELE&AMES . 23 95 TERAQUE5TR0N . 25 95 TERRAIN FOR TURBO SILVER 19 95 TERHDRPODS 75 95 TEST ORIVE ..... 34 95 TETflA QUEST 25 95 TETRIS ......21 60 TEXTCRAFT PLUS . 59 95 THEXCER .. 23 95 THINKER .... 36 95 THREE LITTLE PiGS ......19 95 THREE STOOGES. ..... 35 95 THUNCER30Y 27 95 TIME A MAGIK 26 95 TIME BANDITS ...71 95 TOOL CADDY . 32 46
• TCWIR Tomil 37 45 TRACERS . 22 95 TRANSCONTINENTAL RAILROAD ... 25 95 TRANSPUTOR 22 95 TRIANGO ..... .,29 95 TflGONOMETRY ..... 36 95 TFINITY ..... 25 95 TFUE BASIC .68 95 TFUE BASIC ARITHMETIC .. 45 95 TFUE BASIC TRUE STAT ... 32 46
• JRUMP Lull! 25 35 RRBO PRINT 32 95
• TGIIO ULYFI 3 9 . Ira« TV SHOW . 64 95
• IflUtfl EFTECTJ JO 123 It VIDEO VEGAS 24 10 VIDEO VISIONS 1 ...... 12 95 VIDEO VISIONS 2 .12 55
• WKLL 32 95 X CAD ... 389 00 ZAK MCKRACKEN . 29 95 ZANY GOLF .. 27 95 ZERO GRAVITY ...19 45 ZING KEYS ...31 95 ZING' Sff LI . 57 95
• 70fIROPE 19 95 ZOOM 21 95 ZORK TRILOGY ... 47 95 ZOUND SOUNDS VOL I ....21 95 ZUMA FONTS VOLSl THRU 4.....65 95 ZYNAPS .... 23 95 HARDWARE 68020 12 CPU PROC .... 173 00 68030 16-20 CPD PROC .. 570 00 68881 CRYSTAL OSSC 16MHZ .5 00 68881-16 MATH CQPRQC .2W 00 68881-20 MATH COPROC .303 00 68882-20 MATH CQPROC . 500 DO 68882-25 MATH CQPRQC .£23 00 AlCQTINl SAMPLER 500*2000 ..... 89.95 AMAS MIDI SAMPLER .... 109 95 AMIGEN GENLOCK 149 CO AMPLIFIED SPEAKERS 2X50 W 84 95 APRO DRAW 12X1? NO CURSOR-.. 464 95 APRO DRAW 12X1? W CURSOR ... 499 95
• BOIMK! 0P1ICAI MOUSE 99 95 CA-880 FLOPPY DRIVE ...199 CO CBM A2300 INT GENLCK 2000......CALL CBM AS2Q COMPOS ADAP 500..... 43 55 « ESM DOS 1.3 RDM ......38.55 CLTD TIMEJAVER . 57 95
• EMI MIDI 1 [EIT| ______ 52 15 COLOR SPUTTER . 79 95 CPS 500 POWER SUPPLY A500..... 74 55 CSAORAGSTHIP RAM ACCEL ....773 45 CSA fASTRACK 68020 ACCEL .... 905 45 CSI 2200 INT DRIVE A2000 149 CO CSI 3200 AMIGA EXT FLOPPY .. 159 DO DELUXE MIDI INTERFACE .. 59 95 DESKJET 128K RAM CART 117 95 DESKJET PRINTER (300 DPI) 749 00
• QISI VIEW EO.D 150C A25CQ . U9 0B DIGI-VlEW .. 143 55 EASYL 500 TABLET ...... 369.00 EA5YL 1 DM TABLET ..... 369 0) EASYL 2000 TA3LET ...... 369 0) ECE MIDI 503*2000 4 3 95 ECE MIDI 1030 4 6 95 ESCORT 48 MB H RD DR A50O 879 00 ESCORT 48 MB HflO DR AIOOO .... B59 M
• FUCXtX mu |U»DY»»8!| 413 01 FRAMEGRAB3ER . 539 95 FUTURE SOL NO A5O0 ..... 93 95 FUTURE SOLND-AUDJOSAMPLER 142 2D GEN ONE GENLOCK ...... 733 OC GOMF-3 Q W BUTTON ....43.95 GVP A20CO AUTOBOOT EPROM 29 95 GVP A500 RAM I ROM MODULE ... 69 95 HURRICANE 68030 AQAP BAD 300 DC HURRICANE A10M ACCEL BRD ... 350 00 HURRICANE AlKM MEM BRD.,,, 540 00 HURFUCANF A2000 ACCEL BRD ... 50000 HURRICANE A200Q MEM BRD.... 540 00 IMPRINT ... 399 00
• ummfv ALEIT 124 Q? LASERJET IIO PRINTER . 2995 00 LASERJET SERIES 2 PRINTER.... 1743 00 LASERJET-? RAM. 1 MB .. 439 S5 LENS. 16 MM NO IRIS FI 6 21 65 LENS. 16 MM W IRISF1 6 . 66 25 LIGHT PEN ...9? 95 LIVE! 500 ... 289 00 LIVE1 1000 .. 770 00
• LJYT 14908 MAGNI 4004 GENLOCK 1595 00 MCROer 4 X PQP-SlMM BRD 74 50 MICROBE 8 UP RAM BRD. OK 145 00
M. A.S.T. PRODUCTS MINIMIGS: Expandable, externd FAST RAM (up to 2- Mbj[, low power available lor Amiga 500 or 2000
• MINIMEGS 51 7K $ 399
• MINIMEGS * Ml 54*9
• MINIMEGS 2 MB .....$ 749 TINY TIGER: law coil, high performante, SCSI hard drim far all Amigas complete nothing else la buy
• TINY TIGER 30 MB .... $ 629
• TINY TIGER 40 MB lOuanhm) .... $ 799
• TINY TIGER BO MB . $ 1129 UHIDEMVI ....$ 159 TWIN DRIVE ....$ 269 special price limited lime onlyi U CROBT HAROE»AME SCSI 239 00 MiDI GOLD ... 64 20 MIDI GOLD 2000 (INT) ..... 68 47 MiMETlCS MIDI INTERFACE 43 00 NERIKI GENLOCK 1975 M OKIMATE 20 W PLU& N PR.MT .... 243 00 OKIMATE PLUG N PRINT ... 79 95 OMEGA STR SAMPLER A10CO 79 95 PAINTJET COLOR PRINTER 1095 00 PANASONIC WV14I0 CAMERA 225 00 PANASONIC WV1500 CAMERA .... 320 00 PEOPLE METER BIO FEEDBACK ... 39 95 PERFECT SOUND DIGITIZER 67 95
• rntfECT man its 95 PRO PAM A7000 2i8 MG . 699 00
• PRO S0SX3 BEUSIFX 113 95 RROCESSOR ACCEL CMI ..159M PROGEN ... 399 00 QUANTUM 40 MB DRIVE, I IMS ... 599 00 QUANTUM 80 MB ORIVE. 11MS ... 995 00
• UlttMEX ...... 699 00
• i'JHU 740C MODIN 140 08 SUPRA DRIVE 20 MEG A500 699 00 SUPRA DRIVE 20 M-G AIOOO ____ 699 00 SUPRA DRIVE 30 MEG A500 ...... 799 DO SUPRA DRIVE 30 MEG AlOOO 799 00 TOOL BOX. ESCORT FOR A500 ... 170.00 IRU MP CARD SCSI CNTR 2000 ... . 168 96
• UKJOSIYE 15“ EXT DRIVE..... 159 00
• 'VAULT 3D KUO DRIVE JO ¦ ! CALL VI 500 VlOEO INTERFACE .. 59 95 VI 500 VIDEO RF MOD .... 69 95 VI 2000 VIDEO INTERFACE . 69 95 VI 2000 VIDEOIRF MOD ... 79 95 X-SPECS3D .. 99 95 XEROX 4020 INK j£T COLOR 1140 00 XEROX 4020 STARTER KIT 156 00 ACCESSORIES AIG84 CAHRING CASE .....51 95 A500 8 MONITOR CARRY BAGS .... 69 95 AMIGA BAG .. 29 95 AMIGA ERASS KEY RING ...... 3 95 AMIGA FASHION GO.F SHIRT 19 95 AMIGA FASHION JACKET .. 39 50 AMIGA MUG ...695 AMIGA NOTE PAO" 4 99 AMIGA PEN 4 PENCIL SET .19 95 AMIGA PINS . . ., . 4 95 amiga Plastic visofi .....195 amjga sleeve tshirt ....7 95 AMIGA TERRY CLOTH VISOR 5 50 AMIGA TOWEL 15 95 AMIGA TWILL CAP W CORD .7 95 BOSS JOYSTICK ..12 95 CABLE. 10'CAMERA ......12 95 CABLE. 500 2000 IMAGE-1 .19 95 CABLE. 500 2000 IMAGE-2 .t9 95 CABLE. 6 MIDI LINK .....9 95 CABLE. AiCOO 10 IMAGE-1 .19 95 CABLE. AIOOO TO IMAGE-2 .19 95 CABLE. AMIGA TO NEC II .. 24 95 CABLE. AMIGA TO SONY 1302 ..... 19 95 CABLE AMIGEN TO 1384 .. 19 95 CABLE DB25M 0B25F 8 FT .19 95 CABLE DBSM TO DB5f 6 FT ......16 55 CABLE. DRIVE E*T 2 FT .19 55 CABLE DRIVE EXT 3 FT .. 27 55 CABLE FlCKFIX TO NEC II 1995 CABLE FLCK FIX-SONY T302 ..... 19 9 5 CABLE. M-CENTR TO W CENTH.....2? 95 CABLf MONITOR EXT4FT .21 95 CABLE. MOUSE EXTENSION 14 95 OABLE„ PARALLEL *1)00 ..19 00 CABLE PARALLEL *530 2000.....19 00 CABLE. SCSI RIBBON, 2 FT T5 95 CABLE, SERIAL AIOOO ....19 03 CABLE, SERIAL A500 A2000 19 03 CLEANING KIT (ALLSCP) ..14 95 CLEANING KIT SM ALLSQP .6 95 CONTROL CENTRE FOR A50Q......71 95 COPY'CAMERA STAND. LIGHTS 64 95 CURTIS DIAMOND ... .. 33 95 CURTIS DIAMOND PLUS ... 46 95 CURTIS EMERALD . 40 95 CURTJS PHONE LINE SURGE 12 36 CURTIS RUBY 53 95 CURTIS SAPPHIRE $ 5 95 deskjet Black cart ....1595 DESKJET COURIER FONT CART .... 52 95 DESKJFT OUST COVER ... 29 95 DESKJET EPSON FX-80EMUL ..... 62 95 DESKJET HELV 8 4 10 Pf . 79 95 DESKJET HELV ASCII FONTS 104 95 OESKJET LANDSCAPE FONT 79 95 OESKJET LANDSCAPE UPGRADE .. 79 95 OESKJET LETTER GOTHIC .. 79 95 DESKJET PRESENTATION FONT .... 79 95 DESKJET PRESTIGE ELITE . 79 95 OESKJET RMNVHELV SOFT FNT 79 95 DESKJET STAND ORGANIZER 84 95 DESKJET TMSRMN8 8 10 PT..... 79 95 PAINTJET CUT-SHEET PAPER......1910 PAINTJET DUST COVER ...19 95 PAINTJET PAPER CATCHER 23 95 PAINTJET PRINTER 5TAN0, -...... 66 95 PAINTJET TRANSPARENCY FLM ... 54 OS PAINTJET Z-FOLD PAPER ..14 95 POWER LAYERS JOYSTICK 19 95 PRINT 4 WEAR ... 13 95 QUICKSHOT II JOYSTICK ...12 95 RAM 1 MEG X MO CHIPS . 30 00 RAM 1 MEG X 8-12 SIMMS 340 00 RAM 256KX 1-12 CHIPS ..12 00 RAM 256KX 1-15 CHIPS ....10 00 PAW 256K X 4 12 SIMMS ..88 00 DESKJET TMS RMN ASCII..,...,. 104 95 DIGI DROID .. 69 95 DISK FILE 30 ..7.95 DISK FILE 60 ..... 19 95 DUST COVER FOR A500 ..... 8.95 DUST COVER FOR A2000 ..11.95 DUST COVER. Ai»0 W MON .....13 95 EPYX 5O0XJ JOYSTICK .14 95 ERGO STICK ..17 95 FUCKER MASTER - 13 95 FLOPPY WALLET ...7 95 FOUR PLAYER ADAPTER, ..11 95 i Fuji UtlETTd 19 t5 PROGRAMMERS BOX: LATTICE C 5.0.. $ 195.00 LATTICE C++ ... $ 345.00 AREXX . $ 32-95 W-SHELl ...... $ 32.95 GFA BASIC 3.0 ..$ 90.95 GAME PLAY COMPACT DISK 12 95 GENOER BENDER (DIGI-VIEW) ..... 20 95 KEYBOARD SKIN A2000 ...... 19 95 KEYBOARD SKIN A500 ....19 95 KEYBOARK SKIN AIOOO . 19 95 KRAFT MAZEMASTEH JOYSTICK ... 9 95 LASERJET 2 TONER CART 1C4 GO LASERJET-2 8 SX H TRAY 1&S 95 LASERJET-2 COURIER FTS ...... 144 50 LASERJET 2 ENVELOPE TRAY ..... 79 95 LASERJE1-2 LASER CNTRL SW . . 11795 LASERJET 7 PLOTTER SOFTW 117 95 RUGGED W 16K0 *4 FONTS' 124 95 ¦ Soev MiXITTEJ CmOftiD 72 M SONY DISKS 10 PACK ...... 20 95 TAC-2 JOYSTICK .1C 95 TEAK-TECH 120 OlSKHOLDER 32 95 TEAK-TECH 60 DISKHOLDER ......27 95 TRACKBALL (2 BUTTON MOUSE) ... 39 95 TRANSVESTOR 1D00 ... 23 95 TRANSVESTOR 2S00 ......41 95 WINNER JOYSTICK . 1495 XEROX 4020 * PACK INK ....19 95 LASERJET 2D ENVELOPE TRAY .. 279 95 LIGHT GUN ..*8 95 MICHTRON DISK FOLDER .. 1095 MIDI MXEK .,. . 57 95 MIND LIGHT 7 ... 164 55 MOUSE COVER W GLASSES 5 95 MOUSE MATS .6 95 MOUSE WASH .6 55 paintjet black cart ..23 w PAINTJET COLOR CART ...2910 FREE SHIPPING! CREATIVE COMPUTERS is bofh a mail order company wilh o store’s support ond three store showrooms with mail order prices. Visit one of our showrooms lodcy. You'll be amaied! 3 RETAIL SHOWROOM LOCATIONS TO SERVE YOU SANTA MONICA & WESTSIDE: 318 Wilshire Blvd., Santa Monica, CA 90401. Tues.-Sol. 11-7 p.m. Sun. 11-5 p.m. Phone: 213-394-7779 LAWNDALE A SOUTH BAY: 4453 Redondo Beach Blvd., Lawndale, CA 90260. Mon.-Sat. 11 -7 p.m. Phone: 213-542-2292 VENTURA, OXNARD & SANTA BARBARA: 2112 E. Thompson Dr., Venturo, CA 93001. Tues.-Sat. 11-7 p.m. Sun, 12-5 p,m. Ph0ne: 805-652-0325 C O M M O H () R E THE CREATIVE COMPUTERS ADVANTAGE:
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I Write the Songs The Copyist's score-editing capabilities are thorough and of near-professional quality. Score-writing begins with an onscreen set of staves the computer equivalent of a blank sheet of music-manuscript paper. Manuscript layouts can be as simple as a piano grand staff with bass and treble clefs in 4 4 meter, and as complex as a multi-staff orchestral score in mixed meters with percussion parts. The program contains an impressive library of notation options. These include fundamental characters (note heads, sharps, flats, crescendo, forte, piano, and so on), other essential symbols (segno, grace note, coda, alto clef), and specialized marks (guitar tablature with symbols for closed and open strings, piano damper on and off, turn, mordant, drum note head, and closed and open diamond). In Standard editing mode, you choose a symbol from a pull-down menu or by pressing a key. To place it in the onscreen manuscript, you position your cursor with the mouse or arrow' keys. A few options left and right bar lines, brackets, note duration, numerals, and the ten definable symbols, for instance are available only from the keyboard. You can perform regional cut-and-paste operations via mouse, and a convenient pop-up menu lets you specify symbols for editing. For example, you can erase note stems from a selected area without affecting ledger lines or note heads. Other editing modes are Text mode, which allows you to enter words and numbers in six type faces (normal, bold, italic, bold italic, compressed, and double width), and Keyboard mode, with which you can enter notes from the computer keyboard. (The Copyist unfortunately cannot accept MIDI keyboard input directly.) Finally, Join mode supplies ascending and descending beams for keyboard-entered notes. The transcription process is as complicated as it sounds. The Copyist has the power and ability to notate all but the most unconventional scores, but that flexibility is keystroke intensive. Flipping pages in a score demands at least two strokes, and entering a single note requires several steps: You position the cursor, choose a note head, select a stem, determine whether the stem is ascending or descending, and decide whether it stands alone or is beamed to another note. Fortunately, a macro-recording feature lets you recall commonly used keystroke combinations and thus increase your efficiency. Because there is no way to edit macros after they have been recorded, you may want to practice before committing to disk. The Copyist's scores look even better in print than on the monitor. Draft mode gives you a credible representation, although some compromises are made for the sake of speed. The Epson print utility uses smoothing and double striking to produce elegant, high-con- trast, near professional-quality manuscripts. The program does take some time to set up the job, but print speed is very reasonable. I also tried using The Copyist’s definable print mode in this instance with a Commodore MPS 1000. While I could access the printer via other programs, however, printer-com- puter communications did not take place under The Copyist. From the Stage to the Page Most musicians, I suspect, will not use The Copyist as a musical typewriter so much as to transcribe music already “recorded” with MIDI equipment. The Copyist accepts MIDI files from HIGHER PERFORMANCE...AND CHEAPER TO BOOT! POLICY: Shipping and handling extra. Personal checks must clear before shipment. For faster service use credit card, cashier's check or bank money order Credit cards are not charged until we ship. All prices are U SA prices and are subject to change, and all items are subject to availability. These prices reflect a 5% cash discount. For all credit card purchases there will be an additional 5% charge. COD orders add $ 5 00. Texas residents add sales tax. 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Also, you must transfer KCS song files to tracks in the KCS Track mode before importation (fortunately, KCS can do it automatically). If you have pieced together a score in KCS’s Open mode, however, you will have to cable your MIDI-Out to your MIDI-In and use loop-back recording to prepare a file for The Copyist. You must carefully quantize a score before importing, too, as inaccurate and non-metrical rhythms can prove confusing for The Copyist. 800-782-9110 ‘ORDERS ONLY MON-SAT *AM -6 PM ! PS T9 CL'SI SERV IECn 702-454-7700 IL-SA lOAM fcPM CALL US EOR LOWEST PRICES ON OTHER SOFTWARE HARDWARE Even so, the program is surprisingly intelligent about the intricacies of musical notation, and two menus of pre-import choices permit you to boost that intelligence. In many cases, you can sight read a Copyist-notated MIDI file without additional editing. If you want totally accurate notation, however, you must do a lot of massaging. I went through several trial-and-error rounds with a Sonix-com- posed SMUS file in 6 8 meter before arriving at an acceptably translated (but not perfect) Copyist file. Using Synth to export .ALL and MIDI files is less complex but more time consuming. Setting the process in motion is a matter of making a few menu selections. Depending on the length of the file, though, the program can take ten minutes or more to convert the data. The accuracy of this input output system is excellent overall. To test it, I composed a piece in KCS and imported it to The Copyist (the notation was quite accurate). Then, I printed the score, cleared the manuscript, and entered the notes into the editor by hand. I later transferred the music back to KCS and found that the result was virtually the same as the MIDI-recorded original. Facing the Music The Copyist plays just a few sour notes. Using the program effectively is sometimes agonizing, and even simple operations can require several keystrokes. 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1. 3M Infrared Control Unit and software (S275) and MediaProcessor software (SI49) to control a Sony CCD-V9 8mm Camcorder and a Sony EV-S1 8mm tape deck from an A2000. (Because the A2000 and A500 provide video out in monochrome only, you need an RGB encoder to film in color with these Amiga models.) MediaPhile MP 1.3M connects to your .Amiga via the second mouse port and the left audio port; it provides four connections. For each videotape unit, one connector sends commands to the deck (via the Sony S Port, in my case), and the other keeps track of the recorder’s counter location. Thus, the MediaPhile software can control the decks while monitoring the position of the heads. With an infrared unit like the Sony EV-S1, you can relay commands to the decks via the MediaPhile infrared LED as well. As with all the recorders MediaPhile supports, the Sony decks I used are not manufactured with connectors to relay counts to external devices. 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A. M.A.S. Audio sampler? Make mine MIDI. By Stephen Quinzi LIKE MANY OTHER products of its kind, the Advanced MIDI Amiga Sampler (A.M.A.S.) package consists of a hardware sound digitizer and sample-editing software. What makes A.M.A.S. different is that it is directly addressable through MIDI (Musical Instrument Digital Interface). At last, you can sample, edit, and replay sounds from a MIDI keyboard with the same package. To make things even easier, a MIDI interface is built into the sampler. The A.M.A.S. hardware, a fbur-by-five- inch wedge-shaped box, has two ribbon cables. One connects the stereo digitizer to the Amiga’s parallel port, the other joins the MIDI interface to the serial port. For audio input, there are a pair of RCA jacks and a single mini jack. Because there are no level attenuators, it is important that your sound source be low level and volume controllable. The manual suggests you use your home stereo’s headphone output. You can attain higher quality samples, however, by taking the line out from a compact-disc or cassette player (the output that leads to an amplifier not the speaker jacks) and using an audio mixer to cut down the signal before sending it to the digitizer. Through the software, you capture and edit samples and access the MIDI features. The program runs comfortably with 512K, but as with any such memory-intensive application, more is better. Looking On The A.M.A.S. screen resembles a hardware recording device: You control the program via buttons. Stacked together at the top of the display are two waveform windows that graphically depict the right and left samples representing stereo sound. On either side of the screen, two other windows act as real-time oscilloscopes to display incoming sample data. Each of these has an overload indicator that lights up if the incoming signal is too high, a control to magnify the data, and a Freeze button that grabs a waveform for static display. Just below are sliders that govern playback volume of each of the Amiga’s four sound channels. In the center of the screen is a box with basic controls, including Play and Record buttons, gadgets that scroll the samples backward and forward, and switches that let you work in stereo, or on either the right or left sample. You will also find here a MIDI-activating control, and a slider with which you regulate sample-playback speed. Across the bottom of the screen are a number of gadgets for the various editing functions. Most of these are depicted by graphics- some more intelligible than others. On the right side of the screen is a bar-graph symbol; clicking it changes the sample-display area into a real-time frequency analyzer. This tool is akin to the spectrum analyzers sound engineers use to set equalization curves. It calculates the harmonic content of an audio signal and displays it as a set of isolated frequency ranges (100 Hz, 500 Hz, and 1, 2, 3, 4, and 5,5 Khz) represented by vertical bars on a graph. .As a signal’s harmonic content changes, the bars move up and down. The analyzer seems fairly accurate. Listening In Sampling with A.M.A.S. begins with plugging a sound source into one (or two, if you are sampling in stereo) of the digitizer’s outputs. The incoming signal is displayed in the oscilloscopes. (It is best to set the source’s volume high enough so that the wave fills the display, but not so high as to cause flat spots at its peaks.) Clicking the Record button tells A.M.A.S. to digitize the sound. The Auto Record feature-starts the sampling i Each Each Disks Each $ $ T m oi "Buy 1-4 Disks Buy 15 or more Disks So easy to Use T No Computer Experience Necessary t Instructions for each Order T FREE Phone Support So Easy to Order T FREE Membership T FREE 800- for Orders AMIG DISKS Quality User Supported Software works. WCDCCC . Ch , It FREE Same-day Shipping With all AmiQd r UPS 2nd Day Air Service when you need it Now! Systems Ir FREE Catalog T Your Satisfaction Guaranteed ? *131 PacMan ’87 - Great sound and graphics. Adds new elements to PacMan. Saves Top 10. ? *127 Wheel of Fortune - A great computer version for multiple players. It even talks ? *23 Monopoly - Enjoy great graphics and sound while playing three tough computer opponents. ? *37 Business Programs - Included are an address book, an amortization program, a talking mail manager, and a label printer. ? *27 Amoeba Invaders - A better Space Invaders! ? *140 Vims Killer - Everyone needs this! 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A. M.A.S. stereo-recording environment is both easy to use and fun to work with, and innovative features such as the spectrum analyzer set it apart from the pack.
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24. 75 As always we have the most 'customer friendly' terms: S H $ 3.95 in corn. USA; Minimum order is $ 30,00; MASTERCARD & VISA with NO credit card fee; in Texas add 7% Sales Tax. We ship to APO addresses, RMA required on all returns. 18% restocking charge. All prices subject to change without notice. HORS D OEUVRES Hints, tips and techniques from your fellow Amiga users. Single-Drive Fonts HERE’S A TIP for single-drive users who want to use fonts with a program other than the ones already on the disk. Ijet’s say you want to use a number of new fonts with Dpaint, but you don't want to copy these fonts permanently onto your Dpaint disk. If these fonts were in the FONTS directory of a disk called MYDISK, you would type: MOUNT RAD: COPY MYDISK:FONTS ALL TO RAD: After everything is copied, rename RAD as FONTS. Then insert your Dpaint disk and reboot the system. Dpaint will now access these new fonts and simply ignore the ones on its own disk. If you put the command REMRAD in your Dpaint disk’s C directory, you can remove the fonts from RAD and regain access to the fonts on the Dpaint disk by simply typing REMRAD from the CLI, or you can rename RAD again as RAD if you don’t want to lose them permanently. Argyris Kotoulas Berkeley, CA Light Plot FLAEBED PLOTTERS, such as the Roland series, use a pen to draw an image onto paper. What if you replaced the pen with a tiny “grain-of-wheat” light bulb? (Crazy idea, but it gets worse.) First, create a suitable drawing in the computer, ready for plotting. Next, mount a 35mm camera on a tripod directly over the top of your plotter, aiming down onto the drawing area. Darken the room completely. Open the camera shutter completely, switch on the light bulb (you can get “grain-of-wheat” bulbs at most hobby stores where model trains are sold), then start the plotter. If everything worked correctly, you should have a “light tracing” of your drawing on film. The one obvious problem with this technique is that as a plotter draws, its pen arm travels hack and forth at different speeds, depending on the amount of drawing that it has to do at any given spot. So, if your drawing is a mixture of simple and complicated shapes, the resulting exposure on film will vary considerably. I’m not sure what practical applications this technique may have, but I’m sure that someone can think of something. Dennis Nicholson Melbourne, Australia Amiga Graphics To MS-DOS I WAS DELIGHTED to see information regarding graphic transfer on the .Amiga. However, Mr. Lynn’s tip [“IBM- Amiga Graphics Transfer,” Hors d’oeuvres, Feb. ’89, p. 12] using GIF for the transfer is not by any means free. CompuServe is not free, and the GIF file-conversion application from Amiga to a usable format (.TIF, HALO, or .PCX) is not an easy task. I have been using two programs to transfer graphics to MS-DOS. I convert all my IFF images on my PC AT by following some easy steps, and the results are perfect. I create the IFF file in hi-res 16-color or black-and-white mode using Digi- View. I then transfer the image using DOS-2-DOS. I have a 3.5-inch drive on my PC-40. After transfer, the DOS-2- DOS file is perfectly readable on my PC AT. I convert the IFF file into any format I want using Hijaak by Inset Systems. 'I’lie many special extensions used by MS-DOS systems include .GIF, HPC, PIX, MAC, TIF, PCX, and many others. The Hijaak conversion reports the highest possible resolution based upon the hardware setup. I use VGA and am allowed hi-res file transfer to and from the Am iga-AT I also use DeluxePaint II on my PC AT to check file integrity. Regarding Mr. Lynn’s tip, I transfer graphic files from the Amiga only. I have no use for MS-DOS files on my Amiga! Terry A. Churchfield Pittsburgh, PA Digital Monitors I NEEDED A way to interface my Amiga 500 with an ordinary digital monitor (Commodore 1902), but I lacked the add-on that makes this possible. However, with a little improvising I was able to hook the 500 up to the monitor with a regular RCA phono plug cable and an RF adapter from a Commodore 64. You simply attach the cable from the monochrome port to the 40-column (non- RGB I) video input on the monitor. The picture is in black and white, but it will suffice as a readable display and a low- cost alternative to an analog monitor. Robert C. Fematt Bomont, WV If you have an idea you'd like to share with our readers, send it to Hors d’oeuvres, Amiga- World Editorial, 80 Elm St., Peterborough, NH 03458. 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Is there any sort of Amiga DOS compiler that will let me compile my hatch files into executable commands that I can run from both the CLI and Workbench ? Jay Freidmann New York, AT A: There isn’t (as of yet, anyway) an AmigaDOS compiler, but if you have upgraded to the 1.3 version of AmigaDOS, then you don't need one. There are provisions for handling batch files in exactly the wav you want for both Work- bench and the CLI. To make batch files directly executable under the CLI, you use one of the new options of the version 1.3 PROTECT command. To demonstrate, let's make a hatch file that creates a background task that activates the small digital clock, then make it an executable file under the CLI. First, using ED (or any text editor you want), create a text By Louis R. Wallace file called TIME with the following line: RUN SYS:UTILITIES CLOCK DIGITAL2 SECONDS (Be sure to enter this all on one line.) What this will do is create a task that will put a small digital clock in the upper border of your CLI window. Normally, to execute it you would type EX ECU TE TIME, But, by setting the S (Script) flag (along with the Read Write Edit Delete flags), there is no longer any need to use the EXECUTE command to start the file. Here’s the syn- tax you should use: PROTECT TIME RWEDS flic file is now a directly executable batch file than can be started by simply entering the statement TIME, either in direct mode or even from another batch file. To run a script file from the Workbench, use the new command IconX. IconX allows you to start a batch file by * clicking on a Workbench icon, just as you would a program. Again, be sure to start with a batch file that contains one or more commands, and the example above (TIME) will work just fine. Once the batch file has been created and is on your disk, you will need to make an icon for the file. To do this, open the Workbench TOOLS directory and double click on the ICONED tool. After the icon editor loads, you will need to load a preexisting project icon, alter its appearance and then save it back with a new name. I suggest you load the CLI or SHELL icon, as they are the correct type (PROJECT). Once the icon has been loaded, clear the frame ancl draw an image that pictorially represents the functionality of your new batch file, then save it back with the exact same name as the batch file (in this case TIME). Remember that you do not need to add the .INFO suffix as the icon editor does that automatically. Then exit the icon editor and go back to the Workbench. Close your disk icon and then reopen it and you will find that the new icon you i have created will be in the window. Click on it once, and then select INFO from the Workbench menu. The INFO screen will appear, displaying a variety of information about the file. 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Back up all or some of the data on your hard disk with this outstanding utility. Also on the disk are an Amiga version of LOGO and more. DW 32 Tag-BBS version 1.03. A stand-alone bulletin-board for the Amiga. From SystemEyes: (Fred Fish Disks) FF 58 Big View. Displays larger-than- screen IFF pictures using scrolling. [ ] Payment Enclosed [ ] Please charge my [ ] American Express [ ] Master Card [ ] Visa @ $ 7.00 each $ Account _ Signature_ Name_ Featured Disk: DW 1F Fun Disk 1. Features 3D Breakout, a superb breakout game that requires 3D glasses. Aiso included is the Juggler Demo, a fast Mandelbrot generator, an Othello-type game, and more. Also included are utilities to play Simple MUSic (SMUS) files, a database program, and more. FF 97 Juggler. Every Amiga user should have this HAM animation by Eric Graham. FF 110 A68K. This disk features an assembler for the MC68000 and an implementation of C. FF 142 FracGen. Generate images based upon fractal geometry. 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M. A.S.T., 82 162 MCP Associates, Inc., 74 104 Melbourne House, 37 140 MichTron, Inc., CIII 44 Micro Computer Services, 90, 91 27 MicroSearch, 53 186 Microsmiths, Inc., 62 129 Micro-Systems Software Inc., 15 78 Microway, 23 * Mindscape, Inc., 21 * Montgomery Grant, 75 102 NewTek, Inc., CIV 34 New Wave Software, 52 284 Pixelations, 93 123 Psygnosis CSS, 35 87 ReadySoft, Inc., 2 113 Redmond Cable Corp., 51 154 RSISystems, 74 275 Safe Harbor, 93 128 Software Discounters of America, 8 194 Software Excitement, 73 10 Software Visions, Inc., 1 96 Sound Quest, Inc., 4 206 Sprite Technology, 82 228 SubLOGIC Corporation, 72 134 The Software Shop, 71 170 VidTech International, Inc., 25 64 Word Perfect Corp., 45
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