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In the realm of music making, 1 am accurately classified as ‘‘challenged.” Thanks to my collection of sound modules, however. I do not need lessons or practice to make my Amiga musically gifted. Because the public domain is filled with all manner of Amiga music, you can find pleasing melodies whether your tastes lean towards classical or new age. Stand-alone sound-track modules and players pervade the public-domain libraries. ON-LINE SCAN By Tim Walsh With these, youngsters can do their homework to the brain- dead beat of Tee Ice Baby” provided by the Amiga. Name a Top-40 hit, and you are almost certain to find several variations of it in various sound-track formats on the networks. While you can turn your Amiga into a multi tasking jukebox with only a few mouse dicks, Finding those easy- to-use files does not at first glance seem effortless. Settling the Scores On-line music offerings at first appear to be an unmanageable smorgasbord of monumental proportions. Actually, they fall into three basic camps; MIDI libraries and editors (used primarily by musicians owning electronic music equipment beyond the .Amiga), and (for more general use) sound tracks and the tililities needed to play those tracks. The latter two groups break down into specialized categories and levels, including prerecorded sound- and noise- tracker modules, prearranged Deluxe Music Construction Set (DMCS) scores, and hard-to- find DMCS instruments. Finding music modules on any network is really quite easy. Just log into the Amiga area and use the keyword “module,” “med,” “mod," or “tracker” to search for the various types of music modules. If you’re looking for DMCS music files, search on “DMCS.” If von want to assemble a col- lection of sound-tracket* files, you may benefit from a Portal account: Portal offers the largest selection of sound modules of any of the big telecommunication networks, with almost 200 noise-iracker files alone. Play Me For playing digitized sound, you can turn to such applications as Commodore’s AmigaVision or Progressive Peripherals’ Disk- Master, although neither one supports sound modules. Modules or mods, as they are commonly known require soundtrack players, and your modem and nearest network are the source for these. If you are searching for a good Workbench 2.04-compad- ble player, try MED (Music ED- itor) version 3.20 (MED320 1. LZH), which resides as file number 13441 in Library 7 on GE- nie. In spite of its 278K size, this latest version of MED is one of the most heavily downloaded files in Genie’s Amiga area. It provides not only a music module player, but also a full-featured music editor. CompuServe’s Library 7 in the Amiga Arts area is home to MPLAY 1 .LZH the program MultiPlayer. It supports Sound- tracker and MED modules under both AmigaDOS 2.04 and 1. 3, and offers an exhaustive list of features. While BIX is not noted for a wealth of sound-tracker files, it does offer one of the best additions to the Amiga music scene in recent times: Ed Mackey's Ed- Player is listed in the Amiga.user Listings area as edplayer.lzh. It is not Ed Player’s ability to play both Mod and Med music modules that distinguishes it from others of this genre; multifor- mat players are commonplace.
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- --- &JI.QM 34* *11 a* fa y 311333 321J - 337 191 J. As a high power Amiga® 3000 3000T user you need a 68040accelerator board for one reason... and one reason only... SPEED! And once you know what makes one 68040 accelerator better than another, the only board you'll want is the G-FORCE 040 from GVP. HINK ALL ’040 ACCELERATORS ARE THE SAME? THINK AGAIN! 0 to 8MB of onboard, 40ns, non-multiplexed, DRAM. Fully auto-configured, user-installable SIMM modules lets you expand your A3000 to 24MB! DRAM controller design fully supports the 68040 CPU's burst memory' access mode. WATCH OUT FOR SLOW DRAM BOTTLENECKS Yes, all 68040 CPU's are created equal but this doesn't mean that all accelerator boards allow your A3000 to make the most of the 68040 CPU's incredible J performance. Full DMA (Direct Memory' Access) to from the on-board DRAM by any A3000 peripheral (e.g: the A3000's built- in hard disk controller). ? Asynchronous design allows the 68040 to run at clock speeds independent of the A3000 motherboard speed. Allows easy upgrade to 33Mhz 68040 (over 25.3 MIPS!) When available from Motorola. ? Hardware support for allowing V2.0 Kickstart ROM to be copied into and mirrored by the high performance onboard DRAM. Its like caching the entire operating system! Software switchable 68030 "fallback mode for full backward compatibility with the A3000's native 68030 CPU. The A3000 was designed to work with low-cost, 80ns DRAM |memory) technology. As a result, anytime the '040 CPU accesses the A3000 motherboard, memory lots of CPU wait-states are introduced and all the reasons you bought your accelerator literally come to a screeching halt! Not true for the G-FORCE 040... SOLUTION: THE 9-FORCE 040's FAST, 40ns, ON BOARD DRAM To eliminate this memory access bottleneck, we designed a special 1MB, 32-bit wide, non-multiplexed, SIMM module using 40ns DRAMs (yes, forty nanoseconds!). 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Commodore AMIGA NEW YORK CITY • APRIL 24-26.1992 Consumers Circle 170 on Reader Service card GREAT VALLEY PRODUCTS INC. 600 Clark Avenue, King of Prussia, PA 19406 For more information or your nearest GVP dealer, call today. Dealer Inquiries welcome. Tel. (215) 337-8770 • FAX (215) 337-9922 G-Force 040 is a registered trademark of Great Vatloy Products Inc Amiga Is a registered trademark ot Commodore-Amiga. Inc. © 1991 Great Valley Products Inc. FEATURES ‘Sampling’ the Future of SOUND By Bob Lindstrom ....26 Get in right here on the ground floor of hi-res Amiga sound sampling. With boards like SunRize’s AD series of 12- and 16-bit sound digitizers hitting the market right now, your Amiga will never sound the same. Be Bach in a Moment? By Michael Hanish 31 While vve can’t transform you into a composer or a concert pianist in a flash, our “Music Making for the Nonmusician" survey will show you the tools to create and use music for any purpose you wish or even learn it! Anatomy of a MIDI Studio By Steve Quinzi .37 For more complex sound and music demands, try this studio-builder’s guide to creating just the MIDI setup you need to meet your performance-level and price requirements. ARTICLES A Brand-New Bench: Part I By Sheldon Leemon 46 In the first installment of a two-part series on getting the most horn Workbench 2.0, AW's system-software expert explains 2.0’s new features and offers upgrade paths tailored to users of each specific Amiga model. COLUMNS Chief Concerns By Doug Bamey ... 6 Barney lauds new Amiga and CDTV programs for being so simple, enjoyable and effortless. (But shouldn't he worry that Japanese leaders may see this as further evidence of the erosion of the American work ethic?) Accent on Graphics By Joel Hagen ...54 The "accent" litis month is on video painting, as Joel shows you techniques designed to capitalize on the millions of color possibilities available in DCTV Paint, e-e-e-y-a-a-h PIXG! Yes, shatter that champagne glass with an operatic high C and let's celebrate a new era in Amiga sound and music. With the new 12-and 16-bit hi-res sound-sampling equipment (see our lead story), you won't be able to distinguish your output from the real thing. And while you're at it, check out the rest oj our special features to see what's new in music software and Amiga MIDI. VIDEO Suite By Gene Hamm 3 6 Low-cost techniques can yield high-end special effects for your Amiga video productions if you’ve got the right tools and the know-how to pull them off. DEPARTMENTS Overscan .....8 News and new-product coverage of the entire Amiga market plus some special PD music offerings for our Music issue. Help Key ...16 Lou s technical-assistance advice column moves up to the front of the book as of this issue so you can find help faster and more easily. AW Product Information ... 106 To contact the developer of any product mentioned in this issue o = Amiga World, consult our all-in-one “Manufacturers* Distributors’ Addresses" list. The Last Word 112 Rant, rave, or reply politely we're ready to register your reactions precisely. REVIEWS Sound Sampling Software 18 Three new contenders form an "A-Team" of eight-bit sample-editing programs: A-Sound Elite (Deltaware), AudioMaster IV (Oxxi), and Audition 4 (SunRize). Art Department Professional 2 (ASDG) and IMAGEMASTER (Black Bell) ......24 Two of the slickest graphics tools in the business face off at center ice. Foundation (impulse) .....77 The UltraCard multimedia concept is "restacked” in an all-new package. Final Copy (Softwood) .....86 Fine text graphics word processing for under $ 100. Video Director (Gold Disk) 87 Low-cost edit-controller tape-librarian program. Back Talk ...92 Postmortems and potshots pertaining to previous A W reviews. GAMES CRIB Notes By Peter Olafson 62 Tips and tricks from the maestro of .Amiga gaming. Out of This World (interplay).. 62 Action adventure plus a whole lot more in a truly unique Amiga game. LEANDER (Psygnosis) 64 Arcade adventure with frills and thrills galore. Fighter Duel Jaeger) ....64 Corsairs and Zeros in an authentic WWII flight simulator. Hare Raising Havoc (Disney) 66 Arcade puzzle hi jinks starring the inimitable Roger Rabbit. THE FINAL WORD IN RAM EXPANSION FOR THE mOO The best things come in small packages! 9 The smallest and
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• Once again GVP proves to be the technology leader. 9 2 MB of factory installed ? Memory. SIMM sockets for up to 6MB user installed memory modules. (Shown here fully populated) 3 GVP’s VLSI custom chip allows dramatic decrease in number of parts required. Features: V 2MB of factory installed RAM, expandable to SMB. V All memory is fully Auto-Configured. V Also supports a 6MB configuration for maximum memory utilization for Commodore's A2088 2286 "bridgeboard" users. V Uses easy-to-install, industry standard, SIMM memory modules. No more bent pins or incorrectly inserted DRAM chips! V GVP's state-of-the-art VLSI technology has reduced an 8MB RAM expansion board to a "half-card"! Lower parts count also means highest possible reliability and life expectancy. GREAT VALLEY PRODUCTS INC. 600 Clark Avenue, King of Prussia, PA 19406 For more information or your nearest GVP dealer, call today. Dealer inquiries welcome. Tel. (215) 337-8770 • FAX (215) 337-9922 Dale Strang, President and Publisher Douglas Barney, Editor-in-chief Daniel Sullivan, Executive Editor SWAIN Pratt, Managing Editor Barbara Gefvert, Senior Editor JANINE L. JACKSON, Rirview Editor LOUIS R. Wallace, Senior Editor,; Technology; Special Products Manager LlNDA Barrett LAFLAMME, Editor, The AmigaWorld Tech Journal TlM WALSH, Technical Editor MARE-ANNE JARVELA, Special Products Coordinator Gene Brawn, Joel Hagen, David T. McClellan, Peter OlaFSON, Contributing Editors Howard G. IIAIT, Art Director LAURA Johnson, Assistant Art Director Ann Dillon, Designer Debra A. Davies, Production Supendsor Michael Mc.GoL.DRICK, Sales Representative Barbara Hoy, Sales Representative HEATHER GuiNARD, Advertising Sales Representative, Partial pages & Info Market, 1-800-441-4403, 1-603-924-0100 Meredith Bickford, Advertising Coordinator MARGOT L. Swanson, Customer Sendee Representative; A dveri is itig A ssista n t GlORGIO Saluti, Associate Publisher, West Coast Sales 533 Airport Blvd., Fourth Floor.; Burlingame, C*l 94010 1-415-375-7018; FAX: 1-415-375-7019 WENDIE Haines MaRKO, Marketing Director Laura Livingston, Marketing Coordinator LlSA JAILLET, Desktop Publishing Manager Lynn LAGASSE, Production Director ALANA KORDA, Manufacturing Manager SUSAN M. HAXSHAW, Director of Operations LlSA LaFleur, Business csr Operations Manager MARY McCole, Publisher's Assistant Deborah M. Walsh, Circulation Manager LlNDA Ruth, Single Copy Sales Director WILLIAM M. Boyer, Director of Credit Sales & Collections TECHMEDIA VIDEO KENNETH Blakeman, Associate l*ublisher, Ancillary Products LYNN LAGASSE, Video Products Manager Chris Conroy, Technical Director AmigalVotlti (ISSN 0883-2390) is an independent journal not connected with Commodore Business Machines. Inc. AmigaWorld is published monthly by Tech Media Publishing, Inc., an IDG Company, 80 Elm Sr., Peterborough, Nil 03458. U.S. subscription rate is 529.97, one year; $ 46.00. two years; $ 64.00, three years. Canada $ 38.97 (U.S. funds), one year only. Mexico S38.97. Foreign Surface $ 49.97. Foreign Airmail $ 84.97 (prepayment iv required on Foreign Surface and Airmail subscriptions in U.S. funds drawn on U.S. bank). All foreign rates are one-year only. Second-class postage paid at lAterborough, NH, and at additional mailing offices. Phone: 603-924-0100. Entire contents copyright 1992 by Tech Media Publishing. Inc. No part ol this publication may be printed or otherwise reproduced without written permission from the publisher. Postmaster: Send address changes o AmigaWorld, Subs*riptinn Services, PO Box 5880-1, Boulder, CO 80322-8804. Nationally distributed by Kahle News Ch., Amiga- Worid makes even effort to assure the accuracy of articles, listings and circuits published in the magazine. AmigalVorld assumes no responsibility for damages due to errors or omissions. OUND ZONE With the most powerful, comprehensive 8-bit Digital Sound Package to ever orchestrate an Amiga FX r ±i m 85 m 1 ¦¦¦ "W EZX «' CIC ' world of _ commodore AMIGA NEW YORK CITY • APRIL 24-26.1992 The Affordable Answer to Your Audio Dreams Record, Edit, Compose ... With a high-quality stereo sound sampler; A fast, powerful, easy-to-use sound editor; And a self-contained 4-track sequencer: For ail the sound effects and music you could ever imagine. ? Record sound samples from any source, including voices, noise, and pre-recorded instruments, to create your own instruments and effects. ? Edit sounds quickly in real time. Add effects like reverb and echo, run sounds backward, alter wave forms, cut and paste sound segments, create loops, eliminate pops and scratches. ? Compose easily using the DSS 4-track sequencer and your Amiga or MIDI keyboard. Draw from up to 31 instruments at a time, in up to four octaves with 8 different variable effects. Mix and modify sounds in real time as you compose, through direct interface with the sound editor. DSS Stretches the outer limits of 8-bit sound
• Create your own 4-track, self-playing musical compositions.
• Make soundtracks for home video, animation or visual presentations complete with voice-over, sound effects and music.
• Analyze voice patterns and stereo separation.
• Analyze graphic equalization of real-time sound.
• Remove "pops" from old phonograph recordings.
• Create custom instruments and sound effects by collecting and or modifying pre-recorded instruments, voice, or sounds from any source, and use them in your own compositions.
• Save your sound and music to disk or send it out via modem for replay on any Amiga. Check out these unparalleled features 1 AmigaDOS 2.0 compatible; written in assembly language. V Multi-tasking operation. V 68020 and 68030 compatible. V Comprehensive tutorial manual helps even beginners get started right away. V Intuition-based graphic interface makes operation easy. V MIDI-in capability. V Direct interface between sequencer and editor. V' Hold 31 sound samples in memory at once all shown on screen so they are easy to manipulate. V Effects and processing capabilities include echo, mix, filter, re-sample, sound data inversion, playing sounds backwards, loops, fade-in fade-out and more. V Manipulate sound samples in real time, as you listen, V Create sampled instruments with 1, 3 and 5 octaves. V HIPI recording for highest quality playback. V Controls for faster slower playback and filtering high frequencies during playback. V Load and save samples, songs and instruments in multiple formats. V Multiple effects for each note. V Stereo and monophonic operation. Also convert mono to stereo or separate stereo. V Auto-playing music modules.
* Real-time oscilloscope and spectrum analysis. V Real-time reverberation. V Graphic editing of wave forms through easy-to-use functions, including zoom in out and precision controls for position, frequency and amplitude.
* Draw sound waves freehand using the mouse. V Direct editing of individual sample numeric values. V Maximum recording speed of 51,000 samples second in stereo, V Savable Preference settings. V Saves in IFF, SONIX or RAW formats. V Compatible with SoundTracker, NoiseTracker and SoundFX modules. GREAT VALLEY PRODUCTS INC. 600 Clark Avenue, King of Prussia, PA 19406 For more information or your nearest GVP dealer, call today. Dealer inquiries welcome. Tel. (215) 337-8770 • FAX (215) 337-9922 Amiga is a registered trademark of Commodoie-Amlga Inc t 1991 Great Valley Product* Inc m CHIEF CONCERNS Today’s systems and programs give you a lot you had to work hard for in days of yore. 1 HAVE USED a lot of computers in my day. As a guy that once covered PC news, 1 got loaner equipment nearly every week, as well as just about every software package ever written. Most of these systems were PC's, but there were a few Macs thrown in as well. It was always exciting to set up a new computer or open the taut shrink wrap of a fresh program. So I’d methodically create new directories, install the Developers have figured out what people raised on IV remote controls want, and Lhcy are giving it to us, without sacrificing the power of these packages. Beasts, and modify a few files to make it all work. But each and every time I loaded this or that new word processor, database, or business graphics program, I’d be disappointed. The problem was that all these programs were just empty shells, waiting for me to load in gobs of data, which I really didn't have. Sure, Ed pull down a few menus, and see how many absurd keystroke combinations it could toler- i ate before it crashed, but that would be it. To this day, standard productivity stuff turns me on about as much as Granny Clam pelt. The lesson here is that a PC, at least a few years ago, was not a toy. It was for work, and that type of work isn't so much fun. And a computer that was enjoyable or easy to use was just not taken seriously. "limes have changed. On all systems, but especially the Amiga, computing is fun. And that's now okay. The new generation of programs doesn't demand to be filled with megabytes of gobbledygook so as to spit out well- formed rows and columns. Today’s j instant-gratifica- tion programs come with all the information installed. And it’s up to you how to pull it out. A good example is SuperJam!, a program from Blue Ribbon that I’ve been toying with a lot. (My staff probably wishes I'd stop.) Superjam! Includes the basics for a variety of music types, and you can jam moronically on top of classical, jazz, or rock music. Sure, when I do it, it sounds terrible, but it isn’t nearly as bad as when I write music from scratch. And if I leave the program alone to do its job. It sounds pretty good. A better example is Music Maker, my favorite CDTV application so far. Music Maker includes soundtracks on CD, and you can play real digitized instruments over them, just by randomly pressing number keys. It even has a mode that makes it impossible to hit the wrong note. Finally it includes a karaoke function that is sure to embarrass you in front of friends, bosses, and neighbors. Our more standard Amiga applications also offer instant pleasure. With paint programs, you can have an unsightly image as quick as your hand can move. And with programs like Disney’s Animation Studio, you can create a simple animation in less than a minute. You might have guessed that I’m a relatively lazy computer user. That’s why I’m such a fan of SCALA, which is as close as it gets to instant multimedia. With a few clicks and a few more kev- strokes, I’m rewarded with slick transitions, moving text over a nice rich background, and interactive hot spots. Dan Quayle could even work this thing. The instant usability of most of our programs demonstrates the maturity of our market. Developers have figured out what people raised on TV remote controls want, and they are giving it to us, without sacrificing the power of these packages. This allows us to use a wider variety of programs with ease. CD IV is an even more radical computing paradigm. With CDTV, you can title videos, learn, and create, all by clicking on large boxes using a simple handheld device. And more power will come to these systems even* month. Ultra-friendly systems such as CDTV should make computers totally accessible, maybe even to daytime talk- show hosts. ¦ ror40MHz 030. 32-Bit RAM EXPANSION... DIM SCSICONTROLUR... HARD-DISK-CARD & MORE...
• 'J hit IT S A COMPUTE SYSTEM ON A SINGLE BOARD Our new G-Force 030 Combo board for the A2000 is truly in a class of its ownandhas no equal. It s equivalent to four expansion boards in a single slot! With its 030 Central Processor and 68882 Floating Point Processor (both running at a clock speed of up to 50Mhz), 4 to 16MB RAM and on-board DMA SCSI Controller, the G-Force 030 Combo gives you more performance and control for the money than any other single board out there. ' . ¦' • 7
• *> ¦ G-FORCE 030 COMBO THE MUST HAVE A2000 ADD-ON Give your Amiga a massive memory boost.,. Make your Amiga faster than a speeding bullet... Use your Amiga with virtually every and any SCSI device on the market from CD-ROM drives, to Magnetooptical and tape-based storage devices... Get all the storage capacity and performance of the latest SCSI hard drives with our optional hard drive mounting bracket you can even turn it into a 240MB Quantum Hard-Disk-Card,,, Save lots of time working with desktop publishing, animation, ray tracing and modeling programs... Speed up all your New Tek Video Toaster14 applications. A perfect match... Plus, the G-Force 030 Combo plugs into your A2000's CPU slot, leaving all your normal expansions slots open and free for other uses! It's no wonder we say the G-FORCE 030 Combo is the Must Have Add-on for your A2000. IT'S A COMPLETE SYSTBVI ON A SINGLE BOARD (ust look what you get from this workhorse, powerhouse:
• 50Mhz 68030 or 40Mhz 68EC030 CPU. Whichever one you choose your A2000 will out-perform even the latest A3000 systems.
• SOMhz or 40Mhz 68882 FPU, math processor.
• 4MB of high performance, 60ns, 32- bit wide RAM expansion. User upgradeable to 16MB with easy-to-install 4MB SIMM modules.
• High Performance, Auto-booting, DMA SCSI controller which can DMA directly to from the full 16MB range of 32-bit wide RAM iust like the A3000!
• SCSI connectors for connecting both internal and external SCSI peripherals.
• Hardware support for mapping the A2000 Kickstart ROM into the highspeed 32-bit wide on-board RAM. It's like caching the entire operating system!
• Icon-based, Software Switchable, 68000 Fallback mode.
• Converts to Hard-Disk-Card with Optional Hard Drive Mounting bracket. AND FOR THE MUST HAVE OF ALL HARD DISK CARDS... Our optional "Hard-Disk-Card" Conversion Kit turns your G-Force 030 Combo board into a Hard-Disk-Card the drive mounts directly on the Combo board itself even saving you a peripheral bay! For real price performance ask your dealer about our factory installed 120MB or 240MB Quantum hard drive bundles - look for our seal! Not only do you get a great price but with our new two-year warranty, you will get the piece of mind you deserve. GREAT VALLEY PRODUCTS INC. 600 Clark Avenue, King of Prussia, PA 19406 For more information or your nearest GVP dealer, call today. Dealer inquiries welcome. Tel. (215) 337-8770 • FAX (215) 337-9922 G-Force 030 s a registered trademark cl Great Vafiey Products Inc Am ga is 3 registered trademark of Commodore-Amiga. Inc Ati other trademarks are the property of their respectrve owners. © 1991 Great Valley Products Inc LAS VEGAS, Nevada The Winter Consumer Electronics Show, the place to be for those interested in consumer-level entertainment and leisure technolog); this year hosted intense Amiga activity. Considering how busy Commodore’s booth was (even when the rest of the show was not) and the support of computer-game manufacturers (and even karaoke sing-along dealers), it is easy to see that the Amiga is both well represented and actively supported. OVERSCAN News, New Products and Networks Commodore Plays To Win at CES Commodore's impressive booth was packed with CD’IY units, some A500s, and a few other models. CD 1Y was the star, however, and to prove it, CRM showed an impressive line-up of new and existing titles and accessories. Commodore's A592 CD-ROM drive played both CDTV software and audio discs. Originally called the A690, the A592 enables your A500 to run all CDTV software and access it through the computers mouse and keyboard. A package nearly opposite in function is the new CDTV upgrade kit, which consists of an infrared wireless mouse, a keyboard, and a floppy drive all in a stylish black, and all designed to access the computer inside your CD 1Y. Other CDTV hardware included a trackball, a genlock, and credit card-size memory boards. Disc Breaks Developers broke the seals on many new CDTV titles at the show. One of mv fa- • vorites was The Heroic Age of Spaceflight NASA, The 25th Year (Troika Multimedia). Covering such NASA projects as Apollo, Voyager, Viking, and the Space Shuttle, it is a fully interactive look at the US space program. It is also one of the first programs to take advantage of CDTV’s new CDXL technology to play digitized video from the CD. In addition to the normal digitized images and audio, it incorporates a full 50 minutes of full-motion video, displayed at one-quarter of screen size. Attendees got a preview of CDTV Publishing's new Defender of the Crown, an impressive update that incorporates the work of renowned Amiga artist Jim Sachs. Taking advantage of CD’s massive storage, it offers plenty of animation, better sound, and more game play than the original. On The Floppy Side Compared to the last CES, there seemed to be more support for Amiga floppy- based games. Psygnosis, for instance, has an aggressive 1992 lineup. Due this spring is Agony, wherein you use magical weapons to defeat the enemy. Ork. Another high-speed arcade-style space game that should be available by the time you read this, offers multilevel Continued on j). 14. All for Music BROOKLYN, New York "Basement Recordings should be highly praised ' states Rudolph Johnson, one of more than 500 people to take advantage of free classes it offers. The organization consists of engineers and computer technicians who volunteer their time to "bring technology to the community" through free six-week courses on MIDI. Equipped with such networked devices as music synthesizers, samplers, effects processors, automated mixers, and tape recorders, Basement Recordings is well prepared to do the job. At least Commodore and Yamaha think so. Both have contributed equipment (including five Amigas), recognizing that Basement Recordings can help them develop and reach potential customers. Other companies, including Sony (which recently demonstrated some of its latest compact-disc equipment there), are also beginning to appreciate Basement Recordings. Last fall, Basement Recordings showcased products from 40 companies many of them local. People "don't buy what they don't understand," founder and president Trevor John points out. To help them understand, staff member Winston Jaffier developed an Amiga program called MIDI Educator, which "illustrates and explains the basic principals of MIDI-studio design." Sound Proof Johnson learned of Basement Recordings through a local newspaper. An Amiga user since 1988, Johnson had a problem. For his graphics business, which involves video titling, he needed to be able to produce quality sound. "Basement Recordings was extremely helpful in showing me how the Amiga Continued on j). 14. Looking to have your music discovered? According to Computer Musician Coalition president Ron Wallace, “The .After- Touch project offers electronic musicians the ability to have their music heard, and membership in CMC provides an economical way to enjoy these treasures.” With membership in CMC a worldwide coalition dedicated to the advancement of electronics and computers used in music you get access to the AfterTouch project (including catalogs and sampler tapes), community, and more. Membership is $ 90- $ 100, but a catalog subscription is just $ 5. For more information, contact the CMC at 102-1 W. Willcox Ave., Peoria, IL 61604, 309 685-4843. To locate the vendors of products mentioned, see the "Manufacturers' Distributors' Addresses" list on p. 106. The Next Generation In Backup Software RddBuffers J] fire J Rss ign J ftva iI B indDr i vers
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(512) 328-6650 • FAX (512) 328-1925 Quarterback is a trademark of New Horizons Software, inc. Structured Upgrades Aegis Draw 2000 2.0 ($ 199.95, Oxxi) comes out of the gate with improved output on dot-matrix printers, configurable menu items, PAL support, and metric-ruler options. The new version also reads and writes AutoCAD files and supports three- point and parallel dimensioning. The program comes in three versions, each optimized and recompiled to run on Amigas equipped with accelerators and math coprocessors. For Aegis Draw 2000 owners, upgrades cost $ 49.95; Aegis Draw, Draw Plus, and Graphics Starter Kit owners can Safety with Style Quarterback 5.0 (Central Coast Soft- ware, $ 75), the latest version of the popular back-up software, now gives you more options for backing up your hard drive. In addition to promising faster upgrade for $ 59.95. (RS 114.) Meanwhile, Stylus upped the ante in structured drawing with ProVector 2.1 (S299.95). New features include a spline- drawing method that allows real-time curve drawing; real-time display of object outlines during editing, movement, scaling, cloning, and rotation; an edit function that lets you move a curve while retaining its slope; user- configurable rulers; the ability to import DR2D-format objects or drawings into your current project; and a tool for aligning objects with each other and the grid. Backups, an improved user interface, and increased file-selection versatility, Quarterback 5.0 offers the ability to back up or restore up to four floppies, sLream- ing-tape back-up support, compression, Object-manipulation tools are now configurable to stay selected until you call another function, and the Rotate and Scale tools can simultaneously clone with rotation and scaling, respectively. With 2.1, you can draw ellipses and rectangles from a corner of their bounding box or from their center, and rotate or size objects from their centers, corners, or any other reference point. The multiple UNDO function now supports more esoteric operations, and additional Arexx commands and macros add flexibility. (RS 112.) Optional password protection and encryption, among other options. To help you automate the process, Quarterback
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2. 0. (RS 109.) In the realm of music making, 1 am accurately classified as ‘‘challenged.” Thanks to my collection of sound modules, however. I do not need lessons or practice to make my Amiga musically gifted. Because the public domain is filled with all manner of Amiga music, you can find pleasing melodies whether your tastes lean towards classical or new age. Stand-alone sound-track modules and players pervade the public-domain libraries. ON-LINE SCAN By Tim Walsh With these, youngsters can do their homework to the brain- dead beat of Tee Ice Baby” provided by the Amiga. Name a Top-40 hit, and you are almost certain to find several variations of it in various sound-track formats on the networks. While you can turn your Amiga into a multi tasking jukebox with only a few mouse dicks, Finding those easy- to-use files does not at first glance seem effortless. Settling the Scores On-line music offerings at first appear to be an unmanageable smorgasbord of monumental proportions. Actually, they fall into three basic camps; MIDI libraries and editors (used primarily by musicians owning electronic music equipment beyond the .Amiga), and (for more general use) sound tracks and the tililities needed to play those tracks. The latter two groups break down into specialized categories and levels, including prerecorded sound- and noise- tracker modules, prearranged Deluxe Music Construction Set (DMCS) scores, and hard-to- find DMCS instruments. Finding music modules on any network is really quite easy. Just log into the Amiga area and use the keyword “module,” “med,” “mod," or “tracker” to search for the various types of music modules. If you’re looking for DMCS music files, search on “DMCS.” If von want to assemble a col- lection of sound-tracket* files, you may benefit from a Portal account: Portal offers the largest selection of sound modules of any of the big telecommunication networks, with almost 200 noise-iracker files alone. Play Me For playing digitized sound, you can turn to such applications as Commodore’s AmigaVision or Progressive Peripherals’ Disk- Master, although neither one supports sound modules. Modules or mods, as they are commonly known require soundtrack players, and your modem and nearest network are the source for these. If you are searching for a good Workbench 2.04-compad- ble player, try MED (Music ED- itor) version 3.20 (MED320 1. LZH), which resides as file number 13441 in Library 7 on GE- nie. In spite of its 278K size, this latest version of MED is one of the most heavily downloaded files in Genie’s Amiga area. It provides not only a music module player, but also a full-featured music editor. CompuServe’s Library 7 in the Amiga Arts area is home to MPLAY 1 .LZH the program MultiPlayer. It supports Sound- tracker and MED modules under both AmigaDOS 2.04 and
1. 3, and offers an exhaustive list of features. While BIX is not noted for a wealth of sound-tracker files, it does offer one of the best additions to the Amiga music scene in recent times: Ed Mackey's Ed- Player is listed in the Amiga.user Listings area as edplayer.lzh. It is not Ed Player’s ability to play both Mod and Med music modules that distinguishes it from others of this genre; multifor- mat players are commonplace. EdPlayer's claim to fame is iis clever user interface. A replica of a compact-disc player, it has a fully functional control panel and dual-channel digital sound meters that operate in real time. Finally, the networks also provide a great deal of information through their function as international meeting places for musicians. Most of them hold music forums and conferences on a regular basis and provide the minutes of earlier music conferences for downloading. BIX One Phoenix Mill Lane Peterborough, NH 03458 800 227-2983 CompuServe PO Box 20212 Columbus, OH 43220 614 457-0802 800 848-8199 Genie 401 N. Washington St. Rockville, MD 20850 800 638-9636 Portal Communications 20863 Stevens Creek Blvd. Suite 200 Cupertino, CA 95014 408 973-9111 ILL BUY IMPACT VISION 26 FOR ONE VIDEO NEED AND FIND YOU NEED IT FOR EVERYTHING VIDEO Introducing the IMPACT VISION 24 from GVP The All-In-One Video Peripheral for the A3000 and A2000 At GVP, we wanted to make a major impact on the use of the A3000 2000 by professional video enthusiasts. With the impact Vision-24 we have! For more information on how the Impact Vision 24 can have a major impact on your video productions, call us at 2 -337-8770. Imran production studio quality mixing: no color bleeding, no ghosting, no artifacts ...! ? 1.5MB Frame Buffer. Display 24-bit, 16 million color images on your Amiga monitor. On a multi-sync monitor, you can even display 16 million color images in non-interlaced mode! ? Realtime Framegrabber Digitizer. Freeze, grab and store (in standard 4096 or 16 million color IFF format) any frame from a 'live" incoming RGB video source. Optional "RGB splitter" required to grab incoming composite or S-VHS video. ? Ficker-aminator. Duplicates and enhances the A3000's display enhancer circuitry. It even de-interlaces live external video! A must for any A2000 owner. Ask about our A2000 "genlock slot trade-up" program (in case your genlock slot is already used by something less exciting!) ? Simultaneous Component Video (RGB) Out, Composite Video Out and S-VHS Video Out. Now, anything you can see on your Amiga monitor can be recorded on video tape,
• MACROPflKT 4V24. A 2D, 16 million color paint program that lets you have iun creating or manipulating any 16 million color, 24-bit image. Control Panel. Provides full software control over all Impact Vision-24's numerous features. Use your mouse or simply GREAT VALLEY PRODUCTS, INC. 600 Clark Ave., King of Prussia, PA 19406 For more information or your nearest GVP dealer, call today. Dealer inquiries welcome. Tel. (215) 337-8770 • FAX (215) 337-9922 Consumers Circio 27 on Reader Service card. If you’re into video, IMPACT VISION-24 is truly a dream come true for your A3000 or A2000. It is the first multifunction peripheral specifically designed for the A3000’s video expansion slot With the optional A2000 genlock slot adaptor kit, it also perfectly complements and enhances the A2000. Check out these features, all packed on a single Amigan expansion board! ? Separate Composite and Component Video (RGB+Sync) Genlocks. RGB genlock operates in the digital domain, for digitally perfect including animations, ray-traced 24-bit images and more! ? PictureHn-Pictupe (PIP) Display. Freeze, resize, rescale and or reposition live incoming RGB video just like any workbench window at the double click of a mouse or the pressing of a "hot key". With a multisync all this can even be in rock steady de-interlaced mode. Unique "reverse-PIP" feature, even allows you to place a fully functional Amiga workbench (or other application) screen as a SCALE-ABLE (shrunk down!) And re-positionable window over full-screen live video. ? To make sure you can take full and immediate advantage of every feature of your new Impact Vision 24 video-station, we even include the following software with every7 unit: Cabgari-IV24. An exclusive version of the leading broadcast quality, 3-D modelling and rendering program. Use your imagination , to model 3D, 16 million color, scenes. Use your digitized video W images as textures to wrap around ¦ any object! The mind is the limit!
• SCALA vTtting. Easy -to-leam, video titling package complete with lots of special fonts and exciting special transition effects. Turn your Amiga into a character generator. Improved Miracle While The Blue Ribbon SoundWorks' Bars&Pipes and Bars&Pipes Professional work with the Miracle keyboard as is, the company went one step further, creating the Miracle Tools disk of three utilities. Replacing the Bars&Pipes' MIDI In tool, the Miracle In Tool reads Miracle notes into the sequencer and gives you remote control of Bars&Pipes' recording and playback functions from buttons on Miracle. With the Miracle Instrument Tool you can select Miracle instruments by name for each track in your composition. The Miracle Accessory reads Miracle scores into Bars&Pipes, as well as reading and writing Miracle Studio files. Retailing at $ 25, the Miracle Tools disk is available directly from Blue Ribbon for $ 19.95. (RS 108.) MIDI Mixer Supported by Dr. I s KCS, the Niche Audio Control Module ($ 479, The Russ Jones Marketing Group)is a line mixer with eight MIDI-controlled, nonVCA gain elements, each with its own input and output. The ACM uses MIDI continuous controller data to adjust audio levels, and it promises a signal-to-noise ratio of more than 95 dB. (RS 111.) Terror from the Big Screen Talk about a rough day: You’re the only person who can prevent the elite special forces who are holding an entire airport hostage from bringing planes crashing to the ground. In GrandSlam's Die Hard 2 Die Harder (24.99), yon play the role of John McClane, and it’s tougher than watching him in the movie of the same name. In this arcade version, you must survive a luggage battle, a snowmobile chase, a struggle on the wing of an airplane, and other challenges. Between the five levels are such subgames as air-traffic control, matching fingerprints, and radio communication. (RS 104.) OVERHEARD Artwork generated primarily through the Amiga that's what the nonprofit CEPA Gallery seeks for its Third .Annual Amiga Art Show. The submissions deadline is March 13, so hurry your stills (photos, prints, or disk files), animations or videos (disk- or VH$ -hased), or interactive work to 700 Main St., 4thFloor, Buffalo, NT 14202. Adequate postage or check or money order is required for the return of work submitted. Call 710 850-2717 for details. External hard drive Supports up to 2 IDE hard drives and 7 SCSI drives or devices with the SCSI external port. Expandable to 8MB SIMM memory Autoboot and autoconfig with Kickstart 1.3 and above. Fast and reliable operation Comes with 2 position game switch For more information contact your local dealer or call Roctec
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• 512KB of Onboard Memory (RAM) for exclusive use by MS-DOS. Transparent access to the A500's memory for MS-DOS applications requiring more than 512KB of memory! PLUS, now we offer something NO OTHER HARD DRIVE SUBSYSTEM can, an optional plug-in 16Mhz286 "PC" Emulator! THE MAGIC OF THE GVP PC286 EMULATOR OPENS MICROSOFT WINDOWS AND MORE. Our new GVP PC286 emulator module is the first A500 peripheral specifically designed to be plugged into our unique internal "Mini-Slot". Unlike other 286 PC emulators, this one fits right inside your A500HD8+ housing! So installation is a snap and there's no need to open and dismantle your A500™ and run the risk of VOIDING YOUR Computer's WARRANTY. In fact your warranty worries are over, because the A500-HD8+ as well as the optional GVP PC286 emulator module are now warranted for 2 FULL YEARS!! The GVP PC286 "Mini-Slot" module features:
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• Let's your A500 run MS-DOS and PLUS, your Series IIA500-HD8+ matches your Amiga™ 500's good looks line-for-line and curve-for-curve. So... Be Smart, before you buy anyone else's A500™ hard drive or RAM expansion system, ask the question: "Does It Have a Mini-Slot"? Why settle for anything less? GVP PC286 MODULE GREAT VALLEY PRODUCTS INC. 600 Clark Avenue, King of Prussia, PA 19406 For more information or your nearest GVP dealer, call today. Dealer inquiries welcome. Tel. (215) 337-8770 • FAX (215) 337-9922 Amga e a reparerea tredarw* ct CcfTmaJore-Amga. Inc 01931 Great Vaicy Ptodjcta me. CES, from p. 8. Scrolling, larger-than-screen-size aliens, and great sound. Kona mi promises nearly a dozen new titles this year. Two that caught my eye were Gods, an action-adventlire in which you play the role of Hercules, and Magic Pockets, an arcade game in which you, The Kid, must find your lost toys while destroying slimers, rockers, and Iroggers. Electronic Arts and its affiliates showed numerous games, including Siege (Mindcraft), a real-time castle- storming simulation; RoboCop 3-D (Ocean), an arcade game based loosely on the movie of the same title; Matrix Cuber (Strategic Simulations), a sci-fi sequel to Buck Rogers; and Celtic Legends (UBI Soft), a strategy role-playing game involving magic. All for Music, from p. 8. Worked in that environment," states Johnson. The volunteers taught him "how to control every component in a music studio through the Amiga." The knowledge gained from the course "allows me to do more for my clients," Johnson adds. With the help of musicianClinton Berry, whom he met while In Interplay s The Two Towers, the second in its Lord of the Rings series, you control a party of elves, dwarfs, humans, and magicians while protecting the One Ring from Sam man. For trekkers, Interplay offers StarTrek: 25th Anniversary. Accolade is releasing Super Space Invaders (developed by Domark), a modern version of the ageless classic. US Gold, another Accolade affiliate, came forth with Cruise for a Corpse, a 3-D adventure; The Godfather, an arcade adventure; and Cybercon III, a 3-D shoot-em-up. Setting Standards LucasArts Entertainment plans to release two major Amiga titles this year. The first is Monkey Island 2: Lechuck’s Revenge. This sequel to Monkey Island offers more attending the Basement Recordings' course, Johnson is now adding sound to his video- titling work. Aiso an Amiga user prior to taking the classes, Berry formed a mutually profitable business relationship with Johnson. This, however, was not the only symbiotic relationship to develop from the course. Both humor and puzzles and better art. Meanwhile, in Indiana Jones and the Fate of Atlantis, you must find Atlantis before the Nazis do. The game is the largest and most complex Lucasfilms has published, with over 200 rooms and more than 100 pieces of art. The game’s characters are very realistic, too, deriving from such animation techniques as rotoscoping. Both games take advantage of Lucas- Arts' new software technology, embodied in iMuse. An Al-style music composer, iMuse creates music that fits the setting and actions of the current situation in the game, yet makes the changes seamlessly. More like a movie soundtrack than J the music of previous computer games, iMuse promises to establish a new standard for quality in game soundtracks, Louis R. Wallace Johnson and Berry have stayed in contact with Basement Recordings, sharing their specialties as the organization expands into multimedia. For more information on Basement Recordings, contact the group at 348 E. 51st St., Brooklyn, NY 11203; 718 485-7120 Dan Huston ¦ And the Winner Is The SAS C Development System Selected as the best professional productivity software at the 1991 North American Amiga Developers* Conference, no other C compiler delivers more powerful or efficient programs for the Amiga® than the SAS C Development System from SAS Institute Inc. one of the world's largest independent software companies. The SAS C Development System offers a host of impressive features for Release 5.10: W workbench environment ¦Release 2.0 support 'Improved code generation ‘Additional library functions ‘Automated utility to set j up new projects ‘Source-level debugger ‘Integrated editor ‘Global optimizer. J Point-and-click program to set project options Run with the SAS C Development System! You'll come out a winner too. To order or for more information, call SAS Institute at 919-677-8000, extension 5042. M SAS Institute Inc. SAS Campus Drive ® Carv, NC 27513 Circle 40 on Reeder Service card. AND DME-ING HARD TO STAY THAT WAY!
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- NOW EVEN FASTER WITH FV ASTROMrM 4.0 All A2000 HC8+ 52Q, 105Q or 200 have been redesigned and equipped with GVP's newest fastest SCSI Driver - FV ASTROM 4.0. Plus, we've also doubled Western Digital's SCSI Controller clockspced to 14Mhz-for a tremendous increase in speed .., it Ask your dealer about Syquest 44MB or 80MB removable hard drives for use with any GVP SCSI Controller. Special factory-bundled configurations are now available. Sgp,1 GREAT VALLEY PRODUCTS INC. 600 Clark Avenue, King of Prussia, PA 19406 For more information or your nearest GVP dealer, call today. Dealer inquiries welcome. Tel. (215) 337-8770 • FAX (215) 337-9922 Amiga >5 a registered irademarfc of Commodore-Amiga Inc t 1991 Great Valley Products Inc HELP KEY Lou is no fool when it comes to fielding questions on Amiga computing. Seeking CD+G Discs Q: I recently bought a CD TV and hooked it to my Amiga via PARNET so 1 could use both CDTlr titles as well as discs like the Fred Fish Collection. However, one thing I want to do and haven't had much luck with is finding CD+G discs. I do have the Jimi Hendrix disc, and I have heard there are others, but I can't find them. Do you know of any availability listing for CD+G discs?
L. Lansing West Palm Beach, FL A: One of the biggest producers of CD+G is Warner New Media. You can write to them for information at the following address: Warner New Media CD+G Information 3500 W. Olive Avenue Burbank, CA 91505 Warner has quite a selection of CD+G discs and will keep you up to date if you ask them to do so. For those of you who want to find some CD+G titles right now. Without waiting for information, here is a partial list: Alphaviile Breathtaking Blue Laura Branigan Laura Branigan Ella Fitzgerald EllafFhings Ain't What They Used to Be Flamin’ Groovies Gmovies' Greatest Grooves Fleetwood Mac Behind the Mask Emmylou Harris Pieces of the Sky Jimi Hendrix Smash Hits Information Society Information Society Chris Issak Silvertone By Louis R. Wallace Little Feat Hoy, Hoy Little Feat Representing the Mamba Yan Dyke Parks Tokyo Rose Gram Parsons GpfGrievous Angel Bonnie Raitt Green Fight Bonnie Raitt Nine Lives Lou Reed New York Various Artists Woody Guthrie Tribute Johann Sebastian Bach St. Matthew Passion Ludwig Van Beethoven String Quartet No. 14 Ludwig Van Beethoven Symphony No. 1 Beethoven Liszt Symphony No. 9 Anton Bruckner Symphony No. 9 Gustav Holst The Planets Gustav Mahler Symphony No. 5 Felix Mendelssohn Symphony No. 3 Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart Abduction From the Seraglio Henry Purcell Dido and Aeneas Power tools Q: I have a basic A2000 computer. I am interested in working with 3-D animation and video and want to make sure my Amiga is sufficiently fast and powerful for these tasks. Will installing a 2.0 Kickstarl ROM chip and a 2-meg Super Fat Agntts be enough to make my Amiga fully compatible with the latest DOS? Can I do without the Super Denise chip (I have a 10S4S monitor)? Will the 68040 cards function properly with my upgraded system?
B. Bravemian Brooklyn, New York A: For compatibility with Amiga DOS
2. 0 on your A2000, you need the 2.0 Kickstart ROM and the 2.0 Amiga- DOS software on disk. Both of these come with Commodore’s 2.0 upgrade kit. While you don’t need to have the latest Agnus or Denise, having them will give you abilities you wouldn’t otherwise possess. For example, the new Denise chip allows several new display modes, including Productivity (640x480, four-color) and SuperHires (1280x400, four-color). SuperHires will work on your 1084S, but Productivity requires a multisync or VGA style monitor. While upgrading to the 2.0 operating system will give you a lot more power and options and the upgrade is something I heartily recommend it will not give you any additional computing power for animation or video work. To gain that kind of power requires hardware upgrades. For video, you might consider any or all of the following devices: a genlock, a video digitizer, a digital video effects card, or a 24-bit display card. To increase computing power on your A2000, you need to add a faster accelerator and memory. You can choose from 68020, 68030 or 68040 cards equipped with OK to multiple megs of 32 bit RAM. I wouldn’t recommend getting a 68020 card, since they are relatively slow, but one of the 25-, 33- or 50-MHz 68030 cards will work nicely. And if you want to really feel a rush of power, try a 68040 accelerator. Be warned, however, that once you get used to these speeds, you will never be satisfied with anything less! ¦ i o p f d e y fcs the Amiga 500, 2000, 3000 IBM PC Emulator The Power PC Board turns your Amiga into an IBM PC compatible, ready to run almost any program from the vast array of MS-DOS software*. Simply plug the board into your computer's expansion slot, quickly install the Power PC Board software, and you're ready to go! You'll never again say, "I wish I could run that program on my Amiga" because now you CAN! The Power PC Board's many features include: V.30 11 Mhz processor (improved 8088) • Compatible with most popular IBM PC software due to Phoenix Bios * 1MB RAM in MS-DOS mode 512K RAM expansion + 512K RAM disk in Amiga mode Battery backed-up clock calendar, available in both Amiga & PC modes 15 Supports Hercules, CGA, EGA VGA & MGA video formats • Up to 16 colors in CGA, EGA & VGA modes • Supports most hard disks
* Uses Fast RAM as Expanded Memory (EMS) Parallel port, serial port & mouse emulation For improved IBM emulation performance both the V.30 and the 68000 are active Video performance exceeds most AT 286 computers Models available for A 500, 500+, 2000, 3000 * Easy software installation • Rated best PC emulator by Amiga Magazin (Germany) ¦jjjjl||| • Workbench™ ''Supra Corporation 1-800-727-8772 7101 Supra Drive SW, Albany, OR 97321 USA • Fax: 503-967-2401 • 503-967-2410 'MS-DOS software not included All Irodemarlcs belong lo their respective companies REVIEWS The A-Team Deltaware’s A-Sound Elite Oxxi’s AudioMaster IV SunRize’s Audition 4 Sampling three flavors. By Rick Manasa A FUNNY THING happened on the way to multimedia: eight-bit audio. Already faced with memory- and processing-intensive graphics and animations, multimedia professionals look more favorably on the comparatively small file size of eight-bit audio. Audition 4 (StntRize, $ 99.95), A-Sound Elite (Deltaware, $ 129.95), and Audio- Master IV = Oxxi, $ 99.95) each provide ways to get eight-bit audio in and out of the .Amiga, while giving you the means to manipulate these sounds in a variety of creative and useful ways. For purposes of this review, I tested all the programs with Oxxi's Aegis SoundMaster sampler, using each program's default settings for sample size and rate. Audition 4 “ SuitRr e has certainly done its homework. Audition 4 is an improvement over early designs of Amiga sample editors, and it is fast and easy to use. The manual opens with a brief description of digital audio and the sampling process. Audition 4 comes with on-line help, is not copy protected, and hard-drive installation is straightforward and well documented. .After you set your sampler type, you're ready to record. You get all the basic editing features with Audition 4, plus a few surprises. For example, you can delete or keep ranges, copy or cut ranges to the buffet; and replace values in a range with zeros. What’s more, you can replace one section of a range with another and insert the buffer or blank space into the current sample. Advanced editing features include mixing and retuning samples, echoes, delays, flanging, and filtering. Audition 4 has a few special editing features such as Smoothing, which applies a low-pass filter to your sample. By setting the cutoff frequency to a function of the sampling rate, this feature quickly removes any unwanted high frequencies from your sample. Maximize scans any range that you define, measures the highest amplitude, and scales the range to the maximum volume possible on the Amiga. Centralize corrects for the DC offset occasionally introduced by samplers. Lift Treble and Lift Bass act like treble) I and bass controls on your stereo. The program has a Try feature, which lets you hear how an effect will sound before you commit to changing your sample. A welcome variation on this feature is Realtime Effects. This works like putting Tour sampler through a digital effects box, with echo, delay, flanging, and filtering applied while sampling. You do not actually need to create effects to hear the results. Indeed, Audition 4 is aptly named. The sequencer lets you loop and repeat ranges to create songs, rap vocals, and the like. If you think of a sequence as a sample and a loop as a range, you won’t have to learn a new set of terms. The Zero buttons help you find the best loop points in a sequence, and Sequence lets you choose the one you want to display and work on. Supporting Perfect Sound as well as Aegis SoundMaster, Audition 4 samples in mono or stereo and lets you mix “live” and previously recorded samples. You can set your levels with the aid of peak meters or an oscilloscope. The program provides precise control over the relative volume of the samples to he mixed, as well as over their threshold levels, sampling rates, and so on. Audition 4 lets you create self-boot- 4 ing play disks of your samples and sequences. Unfortunately, when you boot them, you get a promotional message on the screen. If it were possible to run the audio under your own graphic or animation, this feature would be worthwhile. A more serious problem is that the playback is often garbled for 15- to 30-second stretches. SunRize is aware of the problem and has promised a fix shortly. You can save samples as IFF files, as compressed IFF files (useful primarily for large voice files, where sound fidelity is not as critical), in Raw format (waveform data only), and as executable files (which you can play from an icon or the CLI). You can save instruments in either IFF or Sonix format. One of Audition 4’s unusual features is RAM Scan, which lets you see and hear what’s in memory. While there is a lot of audio garbage in RAM, some of it is interesting. Just grab a range and treat it like a sample. You can configure the program to suit your fancy. You can decide to show the oscilloscope, turn the low-pass filter on or off, display the peak-level meters and OK requester, your sampler type, and your favorite color scheme for bootup. Audition 4 has a lot going for it. Written entirely in assembly language, it is small and quick. The logical user interface is well laid out, with lots of real-time effecuyand_£dkingTeatiires such as fetorcfing directly to floppies! ) The ’I iATeTit ure i tre'aven sdftfi as is the automatic search for good loop points. The manual is well written, and technical support is knowledgeable. On the downside, Audition 4 doesn't multitask well with Machlll running; it freezes while running WordPerfect on my A30G0. In addition, I'd like to see To locate the vendors of products reviewed, see the "Manufacturers' Distributors' Addresses" list on p. 106, more information on DC offset and the oscilloscope perhaps a few examples and run-throughs printed in the manual, would lrelp.- AudioMaster IV - 'AudioMaster IV is the latest incarnation of the best-known sample editor for the Amiga (see Mar. ’91, p. 13, for a review). It now includes oversampling on playback, which is a software technique to help reduce or eliminate aliasing, that high-pitched whining you hear in the background ol samples created at a low sampling rate. Samples created with other editors can take advantage of this feature when you play them in AudioMaster IY Another new feature is the ability to expand or compress samples over time. You can change sample pitch without affecting the speed, and vice versa. This allows you to match your samples to a video title length, animation, or even the time constraints of your answering machine’s outgoing message. AudioMaster IV’s improved digital filtering and bias control let you select whether to boost, cut, or pass frequency ranges by percentages from 1 to
100. DC Offset allows you to adjust waveform bias and samples from other programs that do not offer automatic bias adjustment. There are some new displays and gadgets in the sampling window. For example, on-screen calibration markers make it easier to tell where you are in die sound file. You can zoom in and out of the screen display, and Scroll bars and gadgets make it easier to move waveforms through displays. A new progress meter displays the status of work in progress and beeps when AudioMaster IV finishes an operation. The screen refreshes and the file requester are also improved. You have lots of control over the pitch and duration of your sample with AudioMaster IV. You can tune your sample to a provided reference tone or change the pitch to something com- ? Show Ri! Range RH Show Range Clear Range M I'm In Loop Off Play Uaveforn Play Display Play Range Play Buffer St Edit Borfially From top to bottom, the interface screens of Deltaware's A-Sourtd Elite, Oxxi's AudioMaster IV, and SunRize’s Audition 4. Pletely different, all while the program plays your sample. You can also resample your data to a different rate without changing the pitch. This is useful for- creating instruments for music packages on the Amiga, since most software requires instruments to be pitched at Middle C, or 8363 samples per second. AudioMaster IV provides for many configurations and more samplers than any other editing package. It uses different sampling routines according to your sampler and the speed of your CPU. FOR PROFESSIONAL QUALITY LANDSCAPE ARTISTRY VISTAPRO IS UNPARALLELED. While the program’s samples are comparable to those created with the other editors, it shows its age when, compared with the competition Its file sizes arqttwice as largeps those created 6y Audition 4 and A- ound Elitejmy test file was 1,519,988K vs. 642,724K and 647,624K, respectively). I could not use the stretch compress feature on the AudioMaster IV file because of memory limitations (Not Enough Contiguous Memory message). The program could, however, perform func- VISTAPRO 2.0 OFFERS
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* Parts of Mars, Yosemite, Mb St, Helens, Crater Lake, fractal scapes, and more! M AKEPATH - Advanced animation utility $ 25.00 with coupon in box. 1 ERR A FORM - Landscape editor $ 25.00 with coupon in box, SCA PES - Over 2,000 additional landscapes of earth and Mars to explore. Interlocked for animation. Call for info. Tions with the same sample created with Audition 4, because of the smaller file size. AudioMaster IV will appeal to those raised on the AudioMaster family of editors. The interface is very familiar, 7 so you should be up and running in no time. A-Sound Elite A-Sound Elite is the new kid on the block, offering many features that are either poorly implemented or not found at all in either Audition 4 or AudioMaster IV. You can record and keep up to 32 different tracks in memory, use 20 different special effects, utilize Arexx scripting, and rescue yourself with an Undo button. These features make A-Sound Elite an editor that warrants serious consideration. The colorful and logically laid out main screen shows a set of counters displaying cursor position, range, track, copy buffer, and playback speed by file size and time. The program’s set of indicator lights displays the on off status of the counters, zoom, and play functions. There are sets of left right arrows for changing cursor position, adjusting start and end points of ranges, and moving ranges around the sample. The precision these controls afford is a welcome change from the guesstimates required to set ranges accurately in either Audition 4 or » AudioMaster IV You can make multiple program configurations with A-Sound Elite. Such items as warnings, icons, and an event log can all be toggled to suit your needs and saved for later. A-Sound Elite provides a wider range of processing tools beyond the standard Mix, Echo, and Backwards effects for your samples. The Click filter will help clean up noisy clicks and pops, and the Disguise feature adds an interesting “talking-in-a-tube” effect to voice samples. Double-Track mixes a range with itself, then plays the two slightly out of sync, producing a “fatter” sound. Like Audition 4, A-Sound Elite lets --jU you record your sample directly to disk,4 allowing for longer samples -lip to 960K per disk. Unfortunately, you cannot edit work recorded directly to disk. Also, as with Audition 4, you must use a supplied playback program to play your samples. Worst of all. I couldn’t get this feature to function on my A3000. Deltawarc knows of the problem and plans to have this and other enhancements included in version 1.2, which should be available by ? Version 1.3’s new screen display is easy to read! Find Copy %r v- vr* J
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(305) 266-2800 FAX (305) 261-2544 the time you read this. There are even plans to support the MIDI sample- dump standard down the road. These caveats aside, A-Sound Elite lias a great many nifty features that make it special, including a sequenced loop editor that chains whole samples or portions of samples together into longer passages. A-Sound Elite can also import and edit 16-bit samples, although you can only cut and paste them. You cannot process the samples with any of the special effects, but you can speed up system processing with the Turbo option. This speed increase is most noticeable when processing longer samples or when multitasking heavily. You can save your samples in ASF. IFF Sonix, or Raw formats over a one- to seven-octave range. A-Sound Elite’s Arexx support is extensive, allowing you to send or receive over 100 commands to and from the program. You can also create ten Arexx macros and assign them to function keys FI through F10. This makes A-Sound Elite your only option if you control your multimedia applications with Arexx scripts. The manual is very well written. The tutorials and reference sections walk you through all aspects of the program. Always partial towards tutorials, I appreciate Delaware's taking the time to explain all of A-Sound Elite's features clearly and thoroughly. Its merits stated, I wish the program would let me change the pitch of a range, as I can in AudioMaster IV. I also wish A-Sound Elite displayed the audio levels of the sample during playback, as does Audition 4. In addition, A-Sound allows you to zoom out only from a portion of a sample. You must define a range, then view the range to get a closer look. This said, I can think of very little else that you can do with either Audition 4 or AudioMaster IV that vou cannot do with A-Sound Elite a very’ comprehensive program. It’s a Wrap In summary, all three editors performed the basic functions well. All create usable samples with a minimum of fuss, and all have numerous special effects that you can apply to samples to shape them almost any way you desire. Consider AudioMaster IV if vou own AudioMaster III and want to be on familiar territory. Oxxi provides an upgrade path, good customer support, and is an established Amiga company. AudioMaster IV supports several different Amiga samplers, which is good news for those using an old Mimetics or A.M.A.S. sampler. Audition 4 is from SunRize, another company with a long Amiga track record. If you have any intention of working with professional audio on your Amiga, SunRize is currently the only game in town, with its 12-bit and pending 16-bit digital-audio cards (which Audition 4 supports). Audition 4 is written in machine language, writes files that are half the size of AudioMaster IV's, and records to disk. While Audition 4 does have a Try feature, both it and AudioMaster IV could use an Undo button and more hot keys. A-Sound Elite offers the most features, with 32 tracks, record to disk, extensive Arexx support, and the blessed Undo button. Its file sizes are comparable to those created by Audition 4. Deltaware is a smaller operation than either Oxxi or SunRize, so customer support is not always as immediate, but they do call back and answer your questions. While fancy graphics and animations ? 22 April 1992 Experience The Ft>wer ' Of PnoWWt ¦ 3.2 (Racing Attire Optional) Test Drive The Best- Selling Amiga Word Processor. Feel the power at your fingertips. ProWrite 3-2 has all the features yon need to speed through your documents in record time. Unique functionality, direct PostScript capability and a long list of features are the driving forces behind Pro Write’s ability to outperform other word p rocessing p rc)g ra ms. such as jaggie-free printing, improved picture handling, timed saves and automatic backups. 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• Mmtl f AT The Future of Sound New 12- and 16-bit Amiga sound-digitizing hardware is about to blow the doors off traditional It takes a lot to keep Amiga musicians quiet, but serious music enthusiasts have been waiting silently and very patiently for the third generation of Amiga sampling hardware to make a noise in the marketplace. At long last, there is on the horizon a new group of sound digitizers led by SunRize Industries’ AD 101 2 5 16 1016 boards that will out- 13 e r f o r m a n y t h i n g v e t heard on the Amiga. Their faster sampling rates, higher bit resolution, direct-to- hard-disk digital recording, and advanced digital playback will earn the Amiga a place at the center of a professional sound studio. For the less technical ear, what this third generation of samplers signifies is more full-bodied timbre, increased sonic clarity, and audio performance to rival compact discs. Counting the Noise Unlike conventional phonograph and tape recordings ital samplers take numeric “measurements” of the sound that are later used to reconstruct the original timbres. The accuracy of those measurements determines how closely the digitally reproduced sound will resemble the original. Eight-bit sound sampling. What does the new technology mean and which companies are “sounding off” the Two factors are fundamental to achieving that tonal accuracy: sampling rate and bit-resolution. The sampling rate dictates how often the computer will take a measurement of the sound wave. Like any set of measurements, the more you take, the more accurate the sample. Additionally, the highest sound frequency that a sampler can reproduce accurately is no higher than half the sampling rate. Therefore, a stock Amiga sampling at its highest rate just under 29,000 samples per second (sps) cannot accurately reproduce a sound frequency higher than 14,5KHz. Lli-li, it ain’t. Loudest in this new high-performance arena ? In fact, unless you filter out higher frequencies on a stock Amiga, you will hear the whistling distortion that an inadequate sampling rate produces. The solution that preserve a replica of the original sound waves, dig- I is a higher sampling rate. Compact discs, for example, By Bob Lindstrom avoid this problem by sampling at 44,100 sps to achieve a high-frequency limit of 22KHz well beyond the hearing range of most human beings. Bit resolution determines the degree of the measurements1 accuracy and refinement. With the eight-bit resolution of the Ami- ga’s internal digital-audio hardware, there are only 256 levels of accuracy in the sample measurements. Boosting to 12-bit resolution generates 4096 different levels, while full 16-bit resolution the same as for compact discs provides a range of 65,536 values for the sample. If the technolog)' here goes over your head, the effects won’t slip unnoticed past your ears. Higher bit resolution means a greater cl ill ere nee between the loudest and softest sounds in a recording and, therefore, more vibrant, dynAMIGAlly life-like reproduced sound. The first generation of outboard samplers whetted our appetite for chipmunk “doo” choirs and built-in percussion tracks. For the serious musician, however, the Amiga's lower sampling rate and eight-bit resolution produced sound that was a bit muffled and, when properly filtered to avoid distortion, resembled AM radio with the treble turned down. The second generation of eight-bit samplers including such systems as GYP's Digital Sound Studio and Oxxi’s Aegis SoundMaster exploited the enhanced processor speed of the A3000 and accelerated A2000s by increasing the sampling rate. By digitally unRize Sampler Update the purchase price of either card. With their full 16-bit resolution, these new models promise even more accurate sampling, more sophisticated features, and higher quality sound. In terms of power, these boards should really cook: The AD516's digital signal processor (DSP) is a 40 Mhz ADSP- 2105 rated at 10 MIPS (millions of instructions per second), while the AD1016 is scheduled to use a blazingly fast Motorola DSP56001 processor rated at 12.5 MIPS. Amiga musicians should have a great deal to savor when full 16-bit sampling hits the market with a very loud bang! PLANS FOR THE first of SunRize Industries' new sampling devices call for the release of the AD1012 with the 1.0 version of the Studio 16 software by February 1, 1992 which means it should be shipping by the time you read this. SunRize intends to follow up on this 12-bit digitizer with two 16-bit devices: the AD516 and the AD1016, both of which will come with Studio
16. The AD516, according to SunRize, was due to ship by March 1. A release date for the AD1016 had not yet been determined. The company promises that AD1012 users may upgrade through a full refund applied towards recording sounds at up to 48K samples per second (sps), we effectively “turned lip the treble” and reaped a wider frequency range recovering the crispness and clarity, but still missing the wide dynamic range and lower noise that more bit resolution could achieve. For sampling fanatics, the third time looks like the charm. The new internal digital-audio boards not only operate at higher sampling rates, but also record at the higher 12-and 16-bit resolutions. With these add-ons, we won’t just turn up the treble we’ll also turn up the volume and turn down the noise to get audio performance approaching and even surpassing the quality of Cds. In addition, this third generation of samplers will work in conjunction with hard jT disks, MIDI sequencers, and T'r SMPTE-synchronized devices to integrate digital recording into your total Amiga music studio. For some time, a handful of vendors have been tantalizing Amiga sampling enthusiasts with lists of features and specs these hi-res sound digitizers reportedly will possess. Unfortunately, at the time of this writing, none had been released. AmigaWorld, however, did receive for this article a prototype version of SunRize Industries' ADI012 with Studio 16 software, a 12-bit audio sampling and direct-to-hard-disk recording system for the A2000 A3000. What follows is a preview of this product in an unfinished, prerelease version- plus a look ahead to some other prospects on the hi-res horizon. (Editor's Note: SunRize Industries reports that thejinal-relea.se version of the AI) I()t2 with the fully implemented
1. 0 Studio 16 software should he shipping by the time you read this article. The scheduled list price is $ 595. Please consult the accompanying box, “SunRize Sampler Update, ” for further details.) Although it is the first player on the hi-res sampling bandstand, the Al> 1012 reflects the kind of audio quality and recording editing power that probably will be typical of the thircl-generation boards. First, the AD1012 decisively improves upon the Amiga’s digital-sampling prowess. It can record and play a single monaural sample of 12-bit resolution (though the board uses and saves files in 16-bit resolution), making use of the 12- bit amplitude range of 4096 possible values. In addition, the ADI012 can sample at rates up to 80,000 sps far in excess of the 44.1K sps rate of compact discs. Although the ADI012 samples only in mono, The SMPTE input port should already be familiar it is designed to play hack up to four channels of to Amiga multimedia creators who have used Dr. T’s samples simultaneously when installed in an A3000 The Phantom MIDI SMPTE interface ($ 350). The or an accelerated A2000. I AD 1012 SMPTE port can he addressed to trigger Extending its sampling capabilities, the AD 1012 also serves as a direct-to- hard-disk recording system. Spooling samples directly to hard disk, the AD 1012 can produce samples whose lengths are limited only by hard-drive storage capacity. Be aware, however, that recording a mono sample at a
44. IK rate eats up 5MB of disk space per minute. Most real-world hard-disk recording situations require disks of 200MB and larger in capacity. When used in conjunction with a SMPTE time-code reader built into the ADI012, such a recording system can play hard-disk-based recordings in sync with any MIDI sequencer, tape recorder, or other SMPTE-synchro- nized device. Enhancing The Tone The AD 1012 installs into a single Zorro slot on the A2000 or A3000 (no version SunRize’s AD1012: A “bit” more than samplers that have come before. Is planned for the A5GO A1OO0). On the back plane are three RCA plugs: one each for imbalanced, consumer line-level audio input and output, and a third to accept SMPTE linear time code (LTC) input ADI012 sample playback in real time, synchronized with other SMPTE-controlled devices. Because the AD 1012 SMPTE is a reader only, it will require SMPTE time code from an external generator or a then patch the recording into the AD 1012 for sampling. A high-quality audio source should be connected tape track previously striped with SMPTE linear to the input of the AD 1012. With its increased bit- time code. Resolution, the Al) 1012 is even less forgiving of Note that in its current form, the ADI012 is not de- poor source material than eight-bit samplers. Be signed to understand LTC in fast-forward mode, and aware that the line-level input will not accept a mi- it does not read vertical interleave time code (VITC) crophone; therefore, you will need to route micro- without converting it to LTC (outboard converters, phone input at line level from a mixing hoard, or at least to prerecord live material and Prerecording source material defeats spontaneous sampling from a mike, hut it also enforces good sampling habits. Most samples recorded directly from microphone input are cursed with unusually high noise levels, regardless of die quality of the sampler. As a general rule, it is far better to prerecord and equalize your input material before putting your sampler to work. Similarly, die 12-hit resolution reproduced at the AD1012 s audio output places more demands on your amplifier and speakers than the Amiga’s eight-hit sound. If you have a serious use for the AD 1012, the chances are good that you already have a quality sound system connected to your Amiga. If not, the AD1012 may motivate you to upgrade. However, are available from other vendors). Also, the preliminary version of the Studio 16 software pro- vided with our AD 1012 was equipped to read SMPTE LTC only at 30 frames per second. According to SunRize, however, the final 1.0 version of the software will allow the ADI 01 2 to read all SMPTE formats. At the hoard level, the AD 1012 contains high-quality recording and playback circuitry and a digital signal processor (DSP) that supports the hi-res sampling. Another nifty talent of that DSP is its skill as a real-time digital- effects processor. Another preliminary piece of accompanying software used the AD 1012 for some nice chorusing, delay, multitap, and flange effects, all produced on the fly from the source material. So how does the 12-hit AD 1012 sound? Absolutely great! As you would expect from the combination of higher sampling rates and ? Increased bit resolution, the AD 1012 pumps out the cleanest, clearest, most wide-ranging audio yet heard from an Amiga. A piano sample I recorded at 44.7K sps exhibited respectably low noise and a richly authentic timbre, ranging from softly subliminal bass notes to piping-loud high notes. Only a slight restriction in the overall dynamic range and a trace of fuzziness at the high end betrayed that this was not full 16- bit sampling. Studio 16 SunRize includes the Studio 16 controlling, syncing, sequencing, and editing software with each ADI012. As part of its object-oriented design, all major functions of Studio 16 exist as independent modules, each performing a separate function, such as recording, SMPTE sync, sample editing, input metering, and ¦ channel mixing. Depending on your needs and your RAM limitations, you may make any number of these modules memory-resident. The beta version of Studio 16 that we received was | full-featured but not comprehensive. It did not as yet have multiple channel playback or a full SMPTE-sync implementation, as noted above. (Again, according to SunRize, these features are now present in the final 1.0 version.) Also, the editing | module did not have the digital filters and other advanced data-manipulation options that are now common in high-end eight-bit sample-editing software. (These features, reports SunRize, will not he contained in 1.0, but may be added to a future update of the software.) To support the AD 1012 as a direct-to-hard-disk recording system, the editing software does provide the option of performing destructive or nondestructive edits. When cutting and pasting samples, Studio 16 will either permanently alter the data on I lie hard disk (destructive) or save pointers to the data (nondestructive) that permit you to play back the sample as edited without changing the recorded data. When the sample is fine-tuned to your satisfaction, the pro- | gram will rebuild a new version that you can save under an alternate name. A Tiny Queue List module enhances the AD 1012 as a recording system by SMPTE-synchronizing the playback of up to four simultaneous samples. There are un- | limited ways to exploit this feature in real-world appli- • cations. Vocal parts can be digitally recorded and later SMPTE-synced with a MIDI sequencer, or a complete sound-effects track can be automated lor playback with a MIDI-recorded musical score when you are produc- | ing multimedia, film, or video presentations. Sadly, what the software lacks is a way to perform global edits I on multiple samples. If you want to lose four bars in all four samples, you have to chop them out of each sample individually. Studio 16 supports several digital-audio file formats, including AIFF 16-bit, the Apple Macintosh standard; AIFF 8-bit; IFF 8SVX, the Amiga’s most common 8-bit format; and CDTV7 Raw, a format that is of interest primarily to CDTV developers. I presume that many AD 1012 users will ultimately use their 12- bit boards to generate eight-bit samples for stand-alone Amiga applications. To test this 12-bit board’s eight-bit advantage (if any), I sampled part of a compact disc into a 16-bit AD 1012 sample, saved it in IFF 8SVX format, and compared it to the same CD passage sampled in native IFF 8SVX format using Oxxi Aegis’ Sound- Master sampler. Although the AD1012-created sample was a bit smoother, I found the difference negligible. So. If you need only eight-bit sampling (or you need stereo eight-bit sampling), you may want to stick with a more affordable external sampler. On the other hand, the AD1012’s internal design makes it more convenient to use, and, as a minor plus, it doesn’t hog the parallel port. Echoing to the Future SunRize’s AI) 1012 is only the first sortie in the attack of the hi-res samplers. The company will follow the AD 1012 with two full-fledged 16-bit digital-audio cards (see the accompanying box, “SunRize Sampler Update,” for more details). In addition, SunRize also has announced that the Bars&Pipes MIDI sequencers from The Blue Ribbon SoundVVorks will be supporting the AD 1012, AD516, and AD 1016 allowing musicians to access hard-disk samples as a MIDI channel and combine digital-audio playback with MIDI sequences. Another manufacturer. Beta Unlimited of Brooklyn, New York, has announced its AudioLink 16-bit audio sampler (the prospect is that it will he released in the not too distant future). This three-part system is slated to incorporate an internal interface card, an external, rack-mountable stereo analog-to-digital converter, and sample-editing software. Its prerelease specs indicate that it will support 16 simultaneous voices, sampling rates up to 96K sps in mono, and up to 16MB of onboard RAM, as well as provide a MIDI port, a slot for a dircct-to-disk interface card, and fully digital I O ports. The bottom line on this new generation of samplers is that these boards will carry price tags nearly as imposing as their performance. That, however, is the price of audio excellence. Come to think of it, even the sound of money happily leaving a wallet can now he sampled more clearly thanks to these imposing new additions to the Amiga’s audio arsenal. ¦ Bob Lindstrom is a professional conductor composer who has created scores for stage and (computer) screen. He was Editor in Chief of Computer Shopper Magazine and currently is Director of Creative Development for Dynamix, Inc. Write to him do AmigaWorld Editorial, 80 Elm St., Peterborough, Nil 03458. MUSIC-MAKING FOR THE NONMUSICIAN No, we can’t turn you into a maestro overnight, hut you don ’t have to be one to use the programs presented here to create or even learn music with yc i I f A LOVELY LITTLE melody runs through your head for no apparent reason. The rhythm of walking down the street starts a snappy funk tune coursing through your veins. A picture-postcard sunset makes you want to sing, so you do. Having had one of these musical experiences, maybe you would like to record the result, set it down so you could listen to it later. Or perhaps you want to use it to accompany some image you’ve created or incorporate it as part of an animation or video you’re working on. Trying to re-create music that you have “felt” or “thought” can be a most confounding task, even if you have musical experience. If you’re a novice, or think of yourself as “not musical,” it is an exercise in futility. Don’t give up, though, help is just around the corner of your keyboard. For those with some musical talent, there are quite a few composition programs, sequencers, on the market that allow the user to enter notes, shape phrases, and control playback using the Amiga’s internal sounds and or external synthesizers. But, as stated, diese require some degree of musical facility because they are all based on the traditional way of composing by entering notes and rhythms sequentially. (For more information on these, see “MIDI Sequencers,” Dec. ’90, p 43.) In this article, however, we will take a look at a number of programs that provide ways for nonmusicians to learn about and to make music in nonsequential, nontraditional ways. Some of these programs may also prove welcome additions to any musician’s toolbox. Music is a language like any other, with grammar, syntax, ? By Micheal Hanish M V K I N G M I IS I C E A S Y vocabulary, and idioms. The “rules” of musical language are basically a set of commonly agreed-upon conventions and traditions, a list of what works to create a particular kind of sound or emotional effect. What is permissible is what the composer can get away widi - whatever works to create the desired mood, effect, image, or movement. But rules, as they say, are made to be broken, and one of the features of many of the following programs is that they allow for the spontaneous creation of music, making possible the kind of happy accidents of improvisation that give birth to new ideas. (To locate vendors of the products described, see the "Manufacturers' Distributors’Addresses” list on p. 106.) “Miraculous” Results For starters = in more ways than one), consider the Miracle Piano Teaching System ($ 479.95, Software Toolworks). The Miracle is a hardware software-based keyboard teaching system that includes a midsize. Figure 1. The Miracle's graphic interface is a “house of many rooms.” nnn i uuu ijR Figure 2, In SuperJam!, you proceed with your editing in a colorfully graphic environment. MIDI-compatible, multitimbral (capable of producing more than one voice at a time) keyboard. Worth the purchase price alone, the keyboard sports velocity-sensitive keys (the harder the key is struck, the louder the note plays) and boasts decent built-in speakers. It connects to the Amiga’s serial port with a special cable. The Amiga controls the keyboard and runs the interactive teaching software. The entire setup should have an absolute beginner playing a tune at the keyboard inside often minutes. The teaching system is both fun and a solid implementation of all the best interactive teaching principles. Not only does the user learn what keys correspond to what pitches, but he or she learns to play tunes by imitating the keyboard as it played by the software. There is constant help and reinforcement from the program; in addition, hypertext linkages take the student to more information about music history' or theory' (rhythm, chord structures, harmony, and so on). While the progression of lessons is predetermined, the program adapts pace, practice, and detail work to each student, based on a continuing analysis of his or her past work. The Miracle’s software is a house of many rooms: the classroom (for lessons), the administration room (to monitor progress), the practice room (guided practice on material related to the current lesson), the arcade (three arcade-style games for still more practice with the lesson material), the performance hall (play the lesson piece with accompaniment), and the studio (a simplified, multitrack sequence recorder). You can even export studio-recorded sequences to Bars&Pipes (SI99, Professional $ 379, The Blue Ribbon SoundWorks) for further experimentation and or editing. All modules are designed to complement each other in the overall educational scheme. Technical support, just a toll-free phone call away, is excellent. This is far and away the best computer-based music-teaching system I have seen. 0 7 Super “Jam” Sessions If you want to jump right into music-making, I would advise that you investigate SuperJam! (S149, The Blue Ribbon SoundWorks) for some experiments in improvisation. This many-layered program puts you in charge of a six-player band that will jam the night away using internal sounds, MIDI synthesizers, or both. Each player (drums, bass, piano, guitar, strings, and lead) is told what to play and how to play it by “styles," the smallest musical building blocks of the program. A style is basically a short pattern that once assigned can be varied interactively (on the lly), automatically, or in combination. The program comes with a wealth of preset styles that can, in turn, be played in other styles. Users can, of course, also define new styles. With the aid of an excellent manual, you can explore how styles and chords are constructed thereby learning much about tlit* structure of music. You can assign the players any sound to realize their parts; the labels are merely for organizational convenience. Each style part and variation series forms a section of the song. Sections can be defined by length, arrangement (who plays in which measures), tempo, volume, chords, and dynamics. All editing is done in a colorfully graphic environment. ? New an* Available in IBM PC compatible; Amiga and Atari ST formats, PSYGNGSIS, 29 Saint Mary’s Court, Brookline, MA 02146 Telephone: (617) 731-3553 Fax: (617) 731-8379 Circle 62 on Reader Service card. 1 A K I 1 (i M I S I C E S V BflBBBBBBBlRBBBBBRBB 3SE5SaSElS2:jS:S!SBIflBaE asasssBHBBaBiisEiaBa SSBlggSSSSSSSSBBBB SS§§SS2SS2SSE2B8B3 BBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBB BBSSSBBIBBBBBBBSBBflri V maa bbzi ¦¦ iibiiiII&bh 'S3SS2 s ?saacias ¦ 3Q3SaBEfiSBaE35fiB BGEsaausisBsgsnBsaa jj IEES SsaaSHEansiin
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Performing operations on musical material with this program is very similar to performing operations with an image-pro- cessing program. In fact, you can create, shape, nudge, and re-create both the basic material and overall form of a composition in much t he same way as a painter or sculptor might do with a visual, tangible piece of art. ...And Some Final “Notes” If you wish to experiment a hit with some alternative methods of composition without committing to the expense of one of the programs discussed so far, take a look at AlgoRhythms (Fred Fish 356), freeware by Thomas Janzen. This program was developed by the composer to generate pitches, durations, and dynamics, and to play them in a shape (how die variables change and interact) determined by the user. It will play indefinitely, constantly changing, on up to 16 MIDI channels. You cannot, however, use internal sounds with AlgoRhythms. While not a flashy program, it is very useful for investigating the creation of randomized music, and it produces consistently surprising and often complex textures. Another useful tool for your music arsenal is Music Mouse ($ 79, Dr. Tfs Music Software). Written by Laurie Spiegel, this program turns your Amiga into an inter- XffHse - Intelligent Instrument active performance instrument, controlling up to four MIDI voices or four internal sounds. Using menus or keyboard shortcuts, you define what voices will play and how they will sound, how the voices will move in relation to each other (parallel contrary), harmony and chord types, tempo, transposition, and articulation. In addition, you can alter and vary all of these while the piece is playing. “Performing” with Music Mouse involves, as the name implies, the simple act of moving the mouse. Each point on the monitor is the intersection of the four keyboards surrounding the control screen; the control parameter settings determine how the program translates these coordinates into notes. Move the mouse and you trigger new notes; keep it still and the notes sustain or lade away. The program allows you to record a performance, hut only by multitasking with Electronic Arts’ Deluxe Music Construction Set or Mimctics’ aged and quirky SoundScape. Both methods work, but not smoothly. Music Mouse really excels at being a real-time impro- visational music maker. The manual is quite lucid and has many insightful things to say about listening to and creating music. All in all, the program is a sensitive, but in some ways limited, music-making tool. For a completely different approach to music making, take a look at Pixound ($ 99, Halo gramophone Research). This unique program “plays” any graphic screen by translating color values, pixel by pixel, into musical notes, chords, and rhythms. Screens can he cither predesigned (in an external paint program) or generated by the program. Output is with four voices, either MIDI or internal sounds. You can preset many variables, including key, harmony, tempo, scale, and chord set, for the program to use in its interpretations, hut you can also change them as the resulting music plays. You can save performances as standard MIDI files for replay, editing, and export. Pixound can play the graphic in a number of ways. Autoplay mode causes a BOB (blitter object) to move across the screen, either randomly from right to left or top to bottom, or along a user-defined path at a controlled speed. If you so desire, you can also bob and weave the mouse pointer on your own. This program is considerably more than a mere novelty item. You can create some beautiful and expressive music while exploring the colors and shapes of pictures, and you can create graphics that in turn create particular kinds of music. All of the programs we have been looking at have at least one thing in common. They all provide ways of making music without requiring the user to have a highly developed playing technique. They also force the user to think differently about playing and making music. Music is a multidimensional tiling. It has depth, texture, association, surprise (even to the creator); it doesn’t just move horn start to finish like a straight line. If the music is in your heart, grab hold of one of these programs and play on! ¦ Michael Hanish uses an Amiga for video, graphics, and music with hath his performance group and his ad till literacy students, He writes frequently for Amiga World on multimedia subjects. Write to turn c a AmigaWorld Editorial, 80 Elm St., Peterborough, NH 03A58. MIDI Studio So you want to improve upon your Amiga ’s standard sound capabilities; Here are the basics you should know along with equipment recommendations for building any kind of sound studio, from recreational to professional. Iguringout that you need a MIDI studio is simple. You realize one day that while the Amiga's native sound output is sufficient for voice reproduction and simple music, it does not provide the depth you require for more complex sound. But complex sound involves complex equipment, and understanding components is not so easy. So let’s take a look at all the parts of a MIDI studio, find out you what you need, consider
* * prices, and explore some sample setups. (To learn what the MIDI standard is and how it works, see the sidebar “The Meaning of MIDI.”) To begin with, define your goals. What do you expect to do with your MIDI studio? Will you use it solely as a “sketch pad” for ideas, or will you produce complete projects? Will you use it for preproduction to prepare for sessions at an outside recording studio? Will you work on a professional, semiprofessional, or purely recreational level? These factors are important; you want to equip youself adequately without spending money unnecessarily, (for sample setups see the the sidebar “And a One, I wo, Three, Four.”) By Steve Quinzi Do not buy anything until vou have researched it o thoroughly. Check past and future Amiga publications for Amiga-specific music products, and industry publications such as Electronic Musician for keyboards, recorders, and other music gear. For information on particular equipment, you can write the manufacturer to request literature or call the company’s customer-ser- vice department for details. For a hands-on test of equipment, visit your local music store. Many stores give discounts for large purchases. Buying through mail order can also save you money, but do not do your research at a local store and then buy through mail order this is just not fair. (To locate vendors of the products mentioned in this article, see the “Manufacturers Distributors’ Addresses" list on p. 106.) From the Top Imagine a factory divided into different departments some larger and more complex than others, but each performing a task vital to the production of the final product. You can think of a MIDI studio in the same way with some components complex and expensive and others simpler, yet each one a key to producing your music. The beauty of such a modular system is that it is easy lo upgrade you can start small, then as your needs or funds increase, you can add or replace pieces. The command and control center of the system is, of course, your Amiga. While a souped-up machine works faster, a standard 68000 processor is sufficient for most MIDI purposes. RAM requirements vary according to the software you plan to run. For basic sequencing, 1MB will do; if you expect to multitask programs, you need at least 2MB (more is better). For software, choose a good sequencer (see “MIDI Sequencers,” Dec. '00, p. 43 for details). Actually the only true software necessity, a sequencer is important because it dictates how your music is put together. Dr, T’s Music Software's KCS 3.5 ($ 400) and The Blue Ribbon SoundWorks' Bars&Pipes Professional ($ 379) are the most capable, I also recommend a universal patch editor librarian, such as MIDIQuest ($ 250, Sound Quest) or XOR ($ 325, Dr.T's). Such a program lets you conveniently store and edit your sounds and setups, and can help you get organized even if your setup is small. If you plan to digitize sounds, you also need a sam- ple-capture and -edit program and an audio digitizer. Oxxi's AudioMaster 4 editing software ($ 99.95) and SunRize Industries' Perfect Sound 3 digitizer (S99.95) make a good combination. If you have a nonAmiga- specific sampler, take a look at MIDI Sample Wrench ($ 279, dissidents), a powerful editor for both MIDI and Amiga samples. 4 hose interested in sound design may also want Syn- thia Professional ($ 395, The Other Guys), a sort of sof tware synthesizer that generates waveforms you can load into samplers. Every setup requires a MIDI interface, which connects to the Amiga’s serial port. Standard interfaces are all pretty much the same, although one with a pass- through connector will save you from having to unplug it everv time you use your external modem. The Blue Ribbon SoundWorks has just introduced an interface with three separately addressable M1DT ports a powerful development for the Amiga. (So far, the second and third ports are accessible only through Blue Ribbon’s software.) “Key” Components Your method ol data entrv will be via a controller key- board. Although the term has come to mean any keyboard that sends MIDI data, strictly speaking a controller keyboard is one without sound-producing capability. Nonsound-producing models can better send and manipulate MIDI information and can devote more emphasis to the action of the keyboard. 1 recommend Cheetah's MS7P ($ 1425), Roland's A80 ($ 2795), and Peavey's DPM C8 (S1995). To varying cle- ? The Meaning of MIDI SINCE ITS BIRTH in the early 1980s, MIDI (Musical Instrument Digital Interface) has become an integral part of contemporary music production. It is a system by which electronic instruments, recording gear, and computers can communicate for the purpose of recording and performing music. Devices are connected by MIDI cables equipped with five-pin DIN plugs (although only three of the pins are currently used), and MIDI information is transmitted serially at a baud rate of 31,500 bits per second on 16 separate channels. Every note on a MIDI keyboard is assigned a note number. Playing one of these notes sends four pieces of MIDI information: the note number, note on (telling that a key was pressed), note off (denoting that a key was released), and velocity (the speed at which the key was depressed). In addition, you can send data relating to pitch bend, program change, mono- or polyphonic after- touch (the amount of pressure applied to the key after the initial depression), modulation, or any of 128 continuous 7 i controllers. These controllers are ordinarily used to govern performance parameters. Most, like MIDI volume (controller 7), have a value range of 0 to 127; others, such as sustain (controller 64), arc either on or off. System Exclusive (sys ex) is a mechanism for transmitting MIDI data that is exclusive to a particular device. Patch librarians rely on sys ex to send and receive patch data. Timing-based MIDI devices such as sequencers and drum machines can be synchronized via MIDI clock, which is based on a 24 clock-per-quarter note subdivision. To sync two machines, you must designate one as master (which sends MIDI clock) and the other as slave. MIDI song pointer, also sent from the master, lets the slave find a location in the song even if you fast-forward or rewind. MIDI time code (MTC), a slightly more recent development, is essentially a MIDI version of SMITE (a time code developed by the Society of Motion Picture and Television Engineers for synchronizing audio and video machines). This allows sequencers to sync either to audio or video tape. MIDI sample dump allows samples (digitized audio waveforms) to be transmitted through MIDI. Due to its large file size, however, this can be a slow process. Sequential Circuits, the now- defunct synth manufacturer, pioneered the use of double-speed transmission lor sample dumps and used it in samplers (this feature is supported even by MIDI Sample Wrench). Unfortunately, this technique never caught on with other manufacturers. The newest refinement of MIDI is the G$ specification, which attempts to standardize MIDI channel, note number. And patch assignments. In the GS spec, for example, piano is always on MIDI channel 1, bass on channel 2, and drums on If). Musical components arc also standardized by reserving channel 4 for melody, 6 for submelody, and so forth. All drum-note assignments are standardized, as are patch locations (programs I through 8 arc re* served for piano sounds, 9 through 1(5 for chromatic percussion, 17 through 24 for organ, and so on). 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Though a nonsound-producing keyboard is wonderfully powerful, some may see it as an expensive luxury: To the cost of the keyboard itself, you must add the price of a sound module. Besides, many MIDI-manip- ulating features of controller keyboards may be duplicated on your sequencer. A MIDI keyboard that produces sound is more cost effective. If you need an 88-note keyboard, you can choose KurzwieVs K1200 ($ 3195), which provides weighted synth action, or Korg s expensive T1 ($ 5669), which offers piano-like action. Both are “workstations," meaning that they provide on-board sequencers a redundancy that I would ordinarily recommend avoiding. A 76-note keyboard is a good compromise, and in lliis category I recommend Roland's D70. Still somewhat pricey in the $ 2090 range, its semiweighted synth keyboard feels good. Though not as powerful as the dedicated controllers, these sound-producing keyboards have a good complement of controller functions that sullice in all but the most esoteric situations. If you can live with a 61-note keyboard, your choices are significantly greater. For example, the very effective Kawai K4 and Peavey DPM2 go for S1445 and S1295, respectively. For under SI000, you can get Roland's U20 (a scaled-down D70 for around S895) and Kawai's K1 II ($ 750). Recently, I have seen both Roland's D5 and Casio's surprisingly powerful VZ10 at mail-order closeout prices in the $ 600 $ 700 range, “Sound” Options If you opt for a sound-producing controller, the keyboard itself is a sound source. Like most new keyboards, those mentioned above are multitimbral, meaning that they can play more than one sound at a time. (To take advantage of this, assign each instrument to a different MIDI channel bass on channel 1, piano on 2. For example and program the appropriate parts on your sequencer.) The number of simultaneous timbres can be four to 16, depending on the instrument, but is limited by the polyphony of the instrument. A sound source that has 16-voice polyphony is limited to 16 simultaneous notes, no matter how manv timbres are possible. Some instruments have greater polyphony, such as the D70 with 30 voices. If you want more sound or if you choose a non- sound-producing controller you need one or more keyboardless sound modules. Myriad rack-mountable modules exist; nearly ever)' keyboard manufactured today has a module counterpart. Two popular ones are EMU's Proteus and Korg s M3R, both of which sell for S800-S900. Roland's Sound Canvas conforms to the MIDI GS format and sells for around $ 650. .Ml sound sources fall into two basic categories: sample players and synthesizers. Some units in the latter category combine elements from various synthesis techniques to arrive at a unique sound. In choosing sound sources, look for units that lend themselves readily to the style of music you usually play. If you write orchestral music, for example, you might consider Kurzweil’s K1200 keyboard and EMU’s Proteus II module, instruments that specialize in acoustic and orchestral sounds. If electronic sounds are your cup of tea, Casio’s VZ10 and a couple of Matrix 1000 modules (monotimbral analog synthesizers from Oberheim) might be right. For pop music, you need the basic staple of commercial sounds found on most contemporary keyboards and modules. Although drum sounds are included with many sound sources, it is often better to use a dedicated drum module. These units generally provide a greater selection of sounds and features that are specific to drum programming. Roland's R8m is my favorite; Ale- sis's D4 is also good. The most versatile sound source is the sampler, or audio digitizer. The mockingbird of modules, it can imitate any sound by recording and playing it back. A sampler can help you in many ways: If you have only one Matrix 1000, for example, but need two, you can digitize some of the module’s sounds and then use these samples just as you use the originals. A sampler is also useful for sound effects; instead of the old method of “flying in” (recording) effects onto audio tape, you can sample all the effects you need, assign them to different MIDI note numbers, and trigger them from your controller while recording the ‘ hits" with your sequencer. For vocals, digitizing repetitive parts and laying them in with a sampler is much easier than singing them over and over. The most obvious choice for a sampler is your Amiga. Using an audio-digitizing product, you can sample S T I I) 1 0 M I i) I sounds at a resolution of eight bits ancl play them back with four-voice polyphony. If you have an accelerated Amiga, The Blue Ribbon SoundWorks lias devised a way to squeeze 16 voices out of the Amiga simultaneously. This is infinitely more musical, but eight-bit IFF samples arc of relatively low fidelity compared to the output of dedicated 16-bit samplers. If you are on a tight budget or if you do not require state-of-the-art audio quality, use the Amiga for sampling. Otherwise, buy a 12- or 16-bit sampler card lor your A2000 (see “Sampling the Future of Sound ’ p. 26), or relegate it to an auxiliary sound source for layering sounds and sound effects. Of the 16-bit dedicated samplers, Akat s S1000 seems to have emerged as the high-end favorite. Selling for about $ 3500, including a 40MB hard drive, it is a great-sounding stereo sampler, with such powerful features as time compression (the ability to change a sample’s length without altering its pitch, and vice versa). On the low end is Peavey s new SX and SP combination (SI400 total), two separate units that together form a very clean mono sampler Take This Route Few people realize the importance of the MIDI patcher, but it is a necessary device in any MIDI studio. It usu- J ally comes in the form of a single-space rack unit. On the back panel are eight MIDI-in and eight MIDI-out jacks into which you plug the MIDI input and output of each device in your setup. Across the front are buttons you can use to assign a specific input to any output. In this way, you can send your controller’s output to the computer, then route the computer data to the inputs of your sound-source modules. (If your keyboard is a sound source, disable its local control.) This is a basic muting that you can store in the patcher s memory and assign a program number. In using a universal patch librarian, you need a separate program for each module. Here, the module’s output is routed to the Amiga’s input, its input goes to the Amiga’s output, and all other routings are off. The librarian can thus communicate with each module separately, and if you have done the proper set-up work, all routing changes will he automatic. Most MIDI patchers cost $ 200 $ 350 and provide basic routing functions only. Others, like JL Cooper's MSB + , also offer merging and processing. You may see ads for switch boxes that have two inputs and eight or so outputs, but these are not appropriate you need a programmable eight-in by eight-out patcher that responds to program change. I recommend either 360 Systems' basic 8x8 unit or the JL Cooper box. (Avoid Roland’s A880; it has hidden problems that make it unsuitable for MIDI studios.) If you end up with more than eight MIDI devices, KMX makes a 16x16 patcher, and JL Cooper makes a 16x20. No matter how many devices you have leading in and out of your patcher, your MIDI setup is incomplete without a means for listening to the music. Your home- stereo system is an option, though it is a poor choice from an audio standpoint. Even if you do use it, however, you need a mixer to handle output from your sound sources. If you have only one or two sound sources, a four- or six-channel mixer will do. If your setup is or may become more extensive, think about a 12- or 16-channel mixer to accommodate growth, Mackies 12- and 16-channel mixers are very good buys at $ 399 and $ 1099, respectively, with impressive specs and features. The final links in the chain arc a good hi-fidelily amplifier and a pair of near-held, studio-monitor speakers. Studio monitors differ from home-stereo speakers in that they are designed to reproduce sound as it really is, rather than make it more pleasing. This is critical if your music sounds had, you should know it! Yamaha's NS 10M studio monitors are the standard for near- field monitoring in professional settings, while the less expensiveJliL Control is are popular in small studios. If you sing or play an acoustic instrument, you may want to record live tracks in addition to your sequenced tracks. For this you need a multitrack recorder. For home studios, I recommend one of the four- or eight- track cassette “ministudios” by Tascam or Fostex. They sound remarkably good, are fairly inexpensive, and have built-in mixers for tape tracks. Some have enough inputs to handle your sound sources so that you may be able to get by without another mixer. To synchronize recorded live tracks with Amiga-generated sequenced tracks, you also need a SMPTE generator reader. (There are other means, but because SMPTE technology is so affordable, the alternatives make no sense.) If you use KCS or Bars&Pipes Professional, DrT’s Phantom ($ 350) is a good choice. Otherwise, you can use a SMPTE box such as JL Coopers PPS 100 to lock up via MIDI time code or song pointer. The procedure is first to record (“stripe”) time code onto one of the audio tape tracks (preferably an outside track) from the SMPTE generator, and then to feed the audio output from that track back to the SMPTE reader. The reader reads the time code and in turn sends either SMPTE, M FC (MIDI lime Code), or MIDI song pointer to the sequencer, which then syncs with the tape. With this technique (called virtual tracking), you never have to record sequenced tracks onto the multi- track (audio) tape; instead, you can leave your tape tracks free for vocals and live instruments. For live recording, you need some other things, including a microphone. A good general-purpose mike is Shure s MIDI S T L I) I 0 S E I t I' S SM57 (S12D), hut if you are serious about audio quality, lA'G's 414 (about S10Q0) makes a big difference. Because people rarely sing or play at a constant level, a compressor is handy. This device hooks in between the mike and recorder squashing the dynamic range ? And a One, Two, Three, Four EACH OF THE following sample setups is ideal for a specific application. The equipment recommendations are suggestions only, however; in most cases. You can substitute other equipment without lowering the effectiveness of the studio. The figures indicated for MIDI equipment are approximate street prices, not suggested retail. Retail prices are noted, however, for Ami- ga-spcilic products. Microphone Shure SM57 129 Effects .Ale sis 249 Microverb III Compressor Alesis 295 Mixer Fostex 2016 299 Line Mixer Amplifier Peavy PM A 704 299 Monitor speakers JBL Control Is 179 Multi track Tascam 488 1279 deck (eight track) Mixdown Tascam 103 359 deck cassette Cables 180 TOTAL S681 1 Mixdown Tiscam 103 359 deck 8-space rack 200 Cables 325 TOTAL SI 1.757.
1. Scratch Pad The first setup is a low-cost “scratch pad” with which to experiment and work out ideas. I chose the K1 and the SY33 as sound sources for their tonal variety and low cost. The Amiga is an excellent companion here as an additional sound source for instrumental timbres and sound effects. You can use your stereo for monitoring, and because this is a scratch-pad studio, there is no real need for recording gear. Controller Kawai K1 II $ 725 Module Yamaha TG33 425 Software Dr. Ts 59 Tiger Cub Interface ECE 50 Digitizer SunRizes’ 99 Perfect Sound Editor Oxxi’s AudioMaster 99 Mixer MIDI man 99 Mini mixer Cables 50 TOTAL $ 1606
2. General Production This gener al production studio is per- feet for recording song demos, jingles, and so on. The sound sources provide a full range of solid commercial sounds. Controller Roland U20 S895 Modules EMU Proteus 895 .Alesis D4 400 Interface Dr. T's Phantom 350 Sync Software Blue Ribbons' 379 Bars&Pipes Pro Dr. Ts XOR 325 Patcher 360 Svstems’ 8x8 j 299
3. Programming Power A programmer’s rig. This studio is designed for Lhe person who programs music and sounds at home but records at an outside recording studio. All of the modules should be mounted in a 19-inch rack. The rack, controller, and computer go with you to the outside studio when you are ready to record, while the mixer, amp, monitors, and deck stay home. The sound sources and software chosen provide the greatest possible variety of sounds and sound-creation tools. Controller Roland D70 S1995 Modules Oberheim Matrix 1000 499 Korg M3R 829 EMU Proteus II 1295 Alesis 1)4 400 Interface Dr. T's Phantom 350 sync Software Dr. T’s KCS 3.5 400 Dr. Ts XOR 325 dissidents’ MIDI 279 Sample Wrench The Other Guys’ 395 Synthia Pro Sampler Peavy SX SP 1350 Patcher JL Cooper MSB 4 349 Mixer Tascam 1024 1529 Effects .Alesis Microverb III 249 Amplifier Peavy PMA 70 + 299 Monitor Yamaha NslOMs 330 speakers
4. Music For Video This system is for the person who regularly scores to video on a professional level. Here, the video deck’s time code is the master timing source. 1 chose a play-only 3 4-inch video machine (a player recorder is much more expensive). Anv video to be scored should be ' j striped with SMPTE at the video house. The time code from one of the video deck’s audio tracks is fed to Dr. Ts Phantom, which drives the sequencer. I chose the DAT for a mixdown deck not only because of its superior sound quality, but also for its stable and accurate transport. In this way, you can take your music (on DAE) back to the video house and, with a little shifting, make it lock up exactly as it did at home. 1 selected Korg’s Wavestalion as a sound source for its abundance of long, cinematic-type sounds that lend themselves well to underscoring. Controller Roland U20 S895 Module(s) EMU Proteus 895 Interlace Korg 1899 Wavestation A D Interface Dr. T’s 350 Sync Phantom Software Blue Ribbon s 379 Bars&Fipes Pro Dr. Ts XOR 325 Sampler Peavy SX SP 1350 Patcher 360 Systems’ 8x8 199 Mixer Mackie Design 1099 CR1604 Effects Alesis 249 Microverb III Amplifier Peavv PMA 70+ 299 Monitor |BE Control Is 179 speakers Video deck Sony VP 5020 1595 M ixclown Technics SV 799 deck DA-010 DAT Cables 295 TOTAL SI 0,807
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A good, inexpensive solution is Ale- sis's Microverb III ($ 245). Once you have sequenced your music and recorded the live tracks, you must mix all this down (“master" it) to a medium you can easily distribute and listen to. The least expensive option here is cassette, and the best cassette machine for mastering is a good-quality three- head model (about $ 350 400). 11 you demand superior quality, consider a DAT (digital audio tape) recorder; consumer models average $ 800, and the)- all sound great. If you want to press Cds directly from masters recorded in your home studio, invest in a professional DAT machine ($ 1300 and up). Set Dressing Once you have bought all your gear, you need to find the best place to set it up. Make sure the room you choose is isolated from such aural distractions as a blaring TV, Your work space should be sonically “dead.” To make ii so, carpet the floor, remove such reflective surfaces as mirrors and glass-covered pictures, cover windows with heavy curtains, and break up the symmetry of the room by strategically placing padded furniture. Short of soundproofing and acoustically treating your walls, this is about all vou can do. 4 Arrange your gear logically so that everything is accessible, and leave enough room to work comfortably. Place your controller close enough to the Amiga's keyboard so that you can play while using the sequencer. In a rectangular room, facing the speakers down the length of the room will improve your perception of t he low frequencies. Good wiring is essential: Give youself enough electrical outlets and buy surge protectors for ail your gear. Run your cables neatly, and label them at both ends in case you need to trace them (stick-on numbers are available at electronics stores for this purpose). For the audio connections, get studio-qualitv cables. If your setup is extensive or you are uncomfortable with wiring, consider hiring a technician to custom wire your studio. This is expensive, but it can save a lot of heartache. With your gear hooked up, you and your Amiga are ready to make beautiful music together. Have fun! ¦ Steve Quinzi is musical director for the popular Latin American artist, Chayanne, and a free-lance composer producer and arranger. He has written many articles concerning musk and music products, not only for Amiga World, but also for music-industiy publications. Write to him c o Amiga World Editorial, 80 Elm St., Peterborough, NH 03458. 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DeluxePaint IV Video Guide and Advanced Techniques with DeluxePaini IV are products of Saddleback Graphics. 6D2DP Advanced Techniques with DeluxePaint IV will show you many tips and tricks for combining Dpaint's different tools to achieve spectacular effects with professional results. You will be shown how you can create effects such as 3L> text, drop shadows, textures, color cycle animation, professional titling techniques and much more. The various examples demonstrated will be helpful guides for anyone creating video graphics, multimedia presentations, or just wanting to learn more about Dpaint IV. GENLOCK AND OVERLAY SYSTEM ¦ Broadcast quality RS-170A composite output ¦ Two independent dissolve controls ¦ Software controllable : i> V "2 • .»? * * . 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We have listened patiently while A3000 owners told of die wonderful operating environment that the new Kickstart and Workbench provide. We have anticipated the features and programs that promised to make our lives easier. Over and over we have The new Amiga Operating system asked, "When will it be available?" Finally, the waiting is over. Anticipation has been replaced by a cold hard promises outstanding benefits to users choice: to stick with 1.3, or to upgrade to 2.0 (or, more precisely, 2.04). Even A3000 owners must make a decision, as of all Amiga systems. In Part I of our the n nal release improves upon the 2.0 version shipped with their machines. Faced with the cost of the Enhancer Kit, workingmans guide to Workbench 2.0, the original question has been replaced by the query, “What’s in it for me?” fhe short answer is “a lot.” We are we'll look (it its YieW fe&tUTeS plus not talking minor revision here the changes in 2.0 affect nearly every part of the operating system. While many dif- different 2.0 Upgrade paths. Terences are readily apparent, even more lie hidden beneath the surface, waiting for programmers to unleash their power. In the first installment of this two-part series, well talk about changes to the Workbench. Also, if you’re wondering about the various paths of upgrade (and there are a few), see the sidebar “Making the ’Grade.” And don’t forget to return next month for Part II of the Workbench 2.0 story, when we will address new features that make third-party applications software more exciting and powerful. ? By Sheldon Leemon W 0 R K II E i C U 2 . () I1 A R T 1 ilj W'B mpilU44'K Drawer Drawer Drawer Drawer Drawer Drawer Drawer Drawer Drawer Drawer Drawer The new Preferences scheme offers new editors, including an Overscan editor that lets you choose the default screen size. Looking Good The first tiling you will notice about Workbench 2.0 is its more professional appearance. The old default color scheme lias been replaced by a more business-like palette of gray, white, black, and blue. Window borders and gadget buttons have taken on a solid, three-dimensional look, and the gadget imagery has been redesigned for a sleeker look. Workbench icons are now mounted on raised rectangular buttons that give them better definition. You can now easily tell when an icon has been selected: It looks as if the button has been pushed in. Some appearance changes result from small functional differences. The old "fuel gauge” running along the left side of a Workbench window has been replaced by text in the title bar that indicates how much space is being used and how much remains. The arrows on Workbench 2.0 has an embossed look and lets you select fonts for icons, menus and text. You can show a window’s contents as text, and you can also size and drag the Workbench window itself. KB screen lo front I ront scrim to bi(k Requester OK Requester CANCEL Avoid flicker; _ Preifru colon: Workbench Screen Font Preferences ; Verify Iinr Text Field Workbench icon text is rtsnm - Screen text _> | lines 18 Svs.ten default text _) f courterlif )l 2345678flaAbBcCdDeEff Input Preferences a window's scroll bar are now grouped together at one end to make it easier to move back and forth. The two depth-arrangement gadgets have been replaced by a single one that brings the window to the front on the first click, and sends it to the back on the second (or when you shift-click). A new window gadget, the Zoom button, toggles the window size between its current size and an alternative (usually either die maximum or minimum). A less obvious change is the degree to which you can now customize the appearance of Workbench. One of the first things you will want to do is try the various display options. For example, you can use the Workbench Backdrop menu item to change the Workbench window from a backdrop window you cannot size or move into the same type of window that disk and drawer icons display. The ability to resize, position, and arrange the Workbench by depth makes it much easier to keep your disk icons visible when many windows are open on the screen. Other customization options come from the more flexible Preferences system. Under 2.0, the single Preferences program has been replaced by a series of editor programs that reside in the Prefs drawer. Some of these editors, such as those that control serial settings, printer text, printer graphics, pointer shape, and system time, mirror the functions offered by the original Preferences program (though in a more attractive format). Others, however, give you some completely new options. The WBPattern editor, for example, lets you change the background color of Workbench windows to any solid color or to a distinctive pattern of colors. You can choose from several preset patterns or design your own, and you can set a different pattern for Workbench and drawer windows making it easy to tell them apart at a glance. Another much-requested option is die Font Preference tool. This program lets you add virtually any system font to the Workbench. You can select different fonts for Workbench icon text, menu text, and the default font that applications like the CLI and system text editors use. The ability to change fonts is a boon when you are using a 640x400 Workbench screen and need large, readable text. Speaking of fonts, the new Workbench allows you to create system fonts from Compugraphic outline fonts, like those used in desktop-publishing programs. The advantage ol out line fonts over bitmap fonts is that you can scale them smoothly to virtually any size. That means you no longer need to search for a font of just the right height. You can make any of the three included fonts any size vou want and they will work with al- t* J most any software that uses Amiga system fonts. While outline fonts are versatile, they require a big chunk of storage space. Also, the system requires a fair amount of time to scale a font from an outline. For Making the ’GRADE these reasons, outline fonts will prove most beneficial for those with hard-drive systems, and perhaps accelerators. However, the new Fountain program that appears in the System drawer of the Extras disk can create real Amiga bitmap fonts from the outlines bitmapped fonts that any Amiga owner can easily use. A Bigger Bench With 2.0, you now also have complete control over the Workbench screen's size and graphics mode. The Overscan editor lets you expand your Workbench display out towards the edges of the screen (up to about 720x480 pixels). Although it was possible to display overscan screens under 1.3, the 2.0 software makes this a standard feature for the first time, and the easy visual interface of the Overscan editor makes it a snap to drag your screen to whatever size you desire. By making your display a little wider, it is possible to show 80 columns in a word-processor window and still have room for a scroll bar at the side. The Screen Mode editor allows you to set the Workbench to any graphics mode that your display chips and monitor support. If your monitor accepts multiple vertical refresh rates (as even most of Commodore’s 1084 models do), you can not only select medium or high resolution, but also choose whether you want the display in PAL (the European format that defaults to 640x256 with a 50-Hz refresh rate) or NTSC (the US standard that defaults to a shorter 640x200 screen with a 60-Hz vertical scan). If you have the ECS (Enhanced Chip Set) Denise chip and a multisync or VGA monitor, you can also choose a 1280x200 SuperHires Workbench or noninterlaced 640x400 Productivity mode. ScreenMode lets you elect to use just two colors on the Workbench screen in order to save memory, or to use up to 16 colors for a jazzier look. It also allows you to set the size of the Workbench screen, from the standard 640x200 to an overscan display whose size is determined by the settings of the Overscan editor. You can even select a scrolling Workbench that is much larger than the visible display. With a 1000x800 Workbench screen, for example, a desktop-publishing program can generate all the graphics for a full page of text at once. Though you still must scroll around to see the whole page, the publishing software does not have to update the display while you scroll, making the action much quicker. ? WITH THE VARIETY of Amiga models and their possible configurations, you shouldn't be surprised that there are quite a few different upgrade paths to version 2.0. Most A500 and A2000 owners need only buy the 2.0 Enhancer kit (part number AS214). This $ 99 package contains a small blue box that holds the 2.0 ROM chip, four disks = Workbench, Extras, Fonts, and Install), and a large binder containing the thousand-page manual. Using the System Software, that also comes with the A3000. All you have to do to install the new Kickstart ROM is remove the old ROM from its socket and plug in the new chip. Getting to the ROM socket, however, requires a fair amount of disassembly work. If you have never opened the cover of your computer before, or if your computer is still within the warranty period, you may want to have your dealer install the chip. Once the ROM is installed, owners of floppy-drive systems need only copy the Workbench and Extras disks. Hard'drive-system owners wiil have to install the new software on their drives by using the included installation disk. Amiga 2500 owners, or A2000 owners who have upgraded to either the 2620 or 2630 accelerator card, will have to upgrade the accelerator in order to use it with the
2. 0 ROM. For about S40, Commodore sells a set of two replacement ROMs that fit either accelerator. Amiga 3000 owners already have 2.0, but most do not have the latest version, 2.04. There are two ways to upgrade to this version. You can continue to have your hard drive load Kickstart, which allows you to boot either Kickstart 1.3 or 2.0, but which also consumes 512K of user RAM. If you want to conserve RAM, however, you can buy an upgrade that gives you Kickstart in ROM. Following the first route, Amiga 3000 owners who registered for Commodore's Gold Service can receive a free five-disk upgrade to version 2.04. Without Gold Service, owners must pay $ 22.95 for the disk upgrade. Amiga 3000 users who opt for the ROM solution can buy the AS314 ROM upgrade kit, which includes an 80- page manual addendum, for $ 45. Commodore, however, does not support any method for booting Kickstart 1.3 on a A3000 after 2.0 ROMs have been installed. What about Amiga 1000 owners? Commodore has not released any disk-based upgrade for the A1000, most likely because the new Kickstart is twice as large as the old one and will not fit in the AlOOO's Kickstart RAM area. While it is technically possible to fit the overflow into user RAM. That would leave less than 256K of work space in a 512K machine. The best choice for A1000 owners who want to upgrade to 2.0 is to buy a board such as DKB Software's Kwik- Start II ($ 99.95) that will let them plug the ROM chip into the machine. Many users are confused about whether they need the ECS chip set in order to upgrade to 2.0. The answer is a resounding no. The 2.0 ROM will work with any version of the custom chips. All you really stand to gain by having the ECS Agnus and Denise chips is the ability to display the Workbench screen in the new SuperHires (12805400 interlaced) or Productivity (6405480 noninterlaced) modes. These modes are of minor interest, however, as they are supported by very few application programs. Several display enhancers are available for little more than the S200 cost of ECS upgrade. Because these deinterlace the display in all Amiga modes, they represent a much better solution for those seeking a hires screen without flicker than does the creation of a special new noninterlaced mode. One upgrade you may want to consider, however, is DKB's MegaChip board ($ 299.95), which lets you plug in an A3000 Agnus chip and get two megabytes of chip RAM on an A2000 or A500. If you use an eight- or sixteen-color Workbench, or a large scrolling Workbench screen, you can go through a lot of chip RAM mighty fast. SL AmigaWorld 49 Us == Amfca Workbench 1460112 graphics mem 7378528 other mem o| Tools fail Memacs GraphicDump Commodities leonEd; gsa Colors Calculator initPrinter HDBackup I L i>±a The Icon editor is representative of 2.0’s upgraded tools: It has a host of menu options, and you can load an icon just by dragging it into the window. Vorkln uch Open oO Copy oC Rename... oR Information... ol Snapshot UnSnapshot ol' Leave Out oL Put Away mP Delete Format Disk... Emutv Traih ¦>
• -•.V.'V- •. The 2.0 menu structure offers lots of new choices, with keyboard equivalents for many of them. Moving around a virtual Workbench screen is made easier by an autoscroll feature that shifts the display when your pointer moves past the screen’s edge. Further, you can drag an oversized screen right and left, as well as up and down and you no longer have to drag the screen by its title bar. By holding down the screen-drag key (which defaults to the Left Amiga key), you can drag the screen regardless of where the mouse pointer is. Another much-needed refinement to screen management, the Left Amiga m key combination now cycles through all available screens instead of sending you to the rearmost screen. In addition, you can change both the screen-drag and screen-cycle key designations with the new Icontrol editor. The final display option is color-palette selection. The Palette editor is similar in function to the palette portion of the old Preferences programs, hut like most new editors, it has some important enhancements. There are several menu options, including nine preset palette choices that are similar to those offered for Microsoft Windows. These presets are quite helpful, because 2.0’s 3-D look requires color 1 (“shadow”) to be darker than the background, and color 2 (“shine”) to be lighter. As with most Preference editors, this one lets you save a number of different palettes, ancl either load them into the Palette editor or select their settings simply by clicking cm a Workbench icon. Built for Comfort and Power The new Workbench is not only more flexible and stylish, but also much more powerful. The most significant change is that it now allows you to view and manipulate all files, whether or not they have associated .info (icon-imagery) files. When you select the Window Show All Files menu item, the Workbench creates temporary icons for files and directories that do not already have them. These temporary icons enable you to open, copy, and delete files and directories that you could not even see from the Workbench before. Temporary icons even enable you to run CLI-only programs from the Workbench. For example, if you make the commands in the Workbench C directory visible with the Show All Files menu item, you can run such programs as Dir by double-clicking on its temporary icon. This brings up an Execute Command requester that acts as a mini-CLI, allowing you to type command-option text to send to the program. When necessary, the Workbench opens an output window that lets you see the program’s text output. With Workbenc h 2.0, you do not have to edit a start- 4 up-sequence file in order to start a program automatically when you turn on the computer. You need only drag a copy of the program to the WBStartup window; Workbench runs ever)-thing in that drawer when it starts. Workbench 2.0 also includes many new convenience features. The WindowA iew By menu item lets you view 4 J the contents of a directory as a list of names sorted alphabetically, by date, or by file size instead of as a collection of icons. You can, however, treat these names as icons, dragging or double-clicking them. To select several icons at once, you can now highlight them all in a window via the Window Select Contents menu item. You also can select a group of icons by dragging a box around them with the mouse (move the mouse to the side of an icon, hold down the left button, and as you move the mouse, a selection box appears). You can even deselect a single icon without affecting the whole group: Just position the pointer over the icon, hold down both the left mouse button and the Shift key, and then dick the right mouse button. (Clicking the right mouse button while dragging an icon cancels a move or copy operation.) The new Workbench even multitasks better than the
1. 3 version. Launching an application no longer ties up the whole computer until the program loads. Now, the message Attempting To Launch Program “Program Name” appears in the title bar, ancl you can continue operations while the program is loading. You can also close a window before all the icons are displayed, so a long wait is no longer forced upon you when you accidentally open a disk that has hundreds of icons. The Window New Drawer menu item automatically i More than Skin Deep. ProPage 2.! PageStream 2. INTERFACE The new PageStream 2.2 is a work of art. The first thing you notice is the snazzy new toolbox. But beauty is more than skin deep. A screenshot cannot show you the power of version 2.2. Using a common PageStream system, text speed is improved up to 500% over the previous release. The January issue of AmigaWorld called PageStream 2.1 the Experts’ Choice, what will they call PageStream
2. 2"? Here’s some ideas. Innovative. Fast. Professional. Solid. Workhorse. Amazing. To further increase your productivity, try our new HotLinks Express Pack. It includes PageLiner, a feature-laden text processor, and BME, a bitmap editor. HotLinks connects these programs to PageStream for seamless desktop publishing. All for only $ 99.95. PageStream 2.2 is a free upgrade to registered PageStream 2.1 owners. It’s our way of saying thank you for your patronage. With all the money this will save you, you will be able to pick up a Starter Fonts Pack for $ 99.95. The eight fonts in this package will make your pages come alive. If you haven’t already tried PageStream 2.2 visit your local dealer or call us for more information. AmigaDOS windows N Y AmigaDOS gadgets N Y AmigaDOS scrollbars N Y AmigaDOS file requester N Y ENVIRONMENT of Open Documents 1 Unlimited | View Magnifications 7 fixed 15-1500% Variable Zoom N ¦HHi Magnifying Glass Tool N Y “No Frames" Text N ¦¦¦¦ Moveable Toofbox N Y HotLinks Compatible N Y GRAPHICS IFF (24 bit) Y Y ProDrawClip- Editable? Y N Y Y Aegis Draw * Editable? Y N Y Y IFF DR2D- Editable? N N Y Y EPS-TIFF PICT preview Y N Y Y PC: TIFF, GIF, IMG, GEM N Y 31 Mac: Paint, PICT, TIFF N Y FONTS PostScript Type t N Y PostScript Type 3 N Y Compugraphic Y HHBHI Soft-Logik format N Y Outlines on Screen I'm HHHH Outline Fonts Included 2 18 Typographic Precision tpt
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* v4l 11 wait ConCiip c ll E ll Copy | *1*11 “ sdl i Eval iPrefs M; 1 11 [ Date 5&11 Detele Dir ¦ 1 Edit install spawn iSZ-Jl Execute Which setpatch arun J- ,Tr'.r:v*w creates a new drawer and then calls the Rename function, so you need not go through the clunky process of duplicating and renaming the Empty drawer. The Snapshot item now has a submenu that lets you affect either just the window or the window and all of its contents eliminating the need to select the window icon and all the icons therein before choosing Snapshot. The new UnSnapshot menu item deletes the icon's position information and allows the Workbench to decide where to place it. Fhe Leave Out option allows a program icon to appear in the Workbench window instead of in its disk or drawer window. This gives hard-drive users easy access to programs that are hidden away within a stack of drawers. There’s even a Tools menu that allows programs to add their own menus to the Workbench (we will explore some of those programs in the next installment). To make things even easier, many of the most frequently used menu commands now have keyboard equivalents, such as Amiga-R for Rename, Amiga-A for Select All, and Amiga-S for Snapshot. Exchange Greats Another exciting addition to the system software is the Commodities Exchange. This is a library that provides a standard method for looking at or changing input from the mouse or keyboard. And the new system software includes several programs to support it. Blanker, for instance, turns the screen black after a period of inactivity, to save wear and tear on your monitor if you leave for several minutes. Fkey is a keyboard-macro program that lets you program text strings into each of the function keys. I Help allows you to assign to the function keys such processes as shrinking or enlarging the current window or cycling through windows and screens. Another of these programs, AutoPoint, lets you automatically select the window under the mouse pointer without clicking in it. With ClickToFront, you can bring a window to the front simply by double-clicking it. No- CapsLock disables the CapsLock key for clumsy typists who inadvertently find themselves IN UPPER CASE. While many of these functions have been available 11 11 sgJI c~y4 11 py H jggJl j AddBurrers setpatch.pps Status Avail cpu DiskDoctor IconX
* sdl 1 ,5£Ji s Search setpatch standard Type BindDnvers cpu standard Ed . 2£| Workbench 2.0 can display icons for files that do not have them. What’s more, you can run CLI commands from Workbench. DiskChange Frienote kuiciick M SetCiock SetDate [i | SelFont Join M Sort previously in the form of public-domain software, the Commodities Exchange provides a standard for them that guarantees their compatibility as the system software changes. It also ensures that no more than one application will require a particular key combination. (All hot-keys are user-programmable in Commodities applications). Another exchange-standard the 2.0 Enhancer upgrade supplies is Arexx, William Hawes’ very popular Amiga adaptation of the REXX programming language. As a script language, Arexx lets you program much more powerful scripts than does AmigaDOS’s EXECUTE command, because it includes very sophisticated program support. More importantly, however, Arexx provides a standard means of interprocess communications, a way for one program to exchange information with another, and even to control that other program. Most serious Amiga applications allow for control of almost all program functions from an Arexx script. Many programs such as ProWrite (New Horizons), Art Department Professional (ASDG), ToasterPaint (New- Tek), and Image Master (Black Belt) require Arexx for access to their program macros macros that let you perform a complex series of operations with a touch of a button. The inclusion of this important program, which sells separately for $ 49.94 (William Hawes), makes the 2.0 upgrade more tempting than ever. So is there any reason for not upgrading? The most serious objection, besides the cost of 2.0, is possible incompatibility with the applications software you use. Fortunately for us, two years of experience with the A3000 has made software manufacturers well aware of the need for 2.0 compatibility. In addition, one reason Commodore was so long in fully releasing the upgrade was that the company took extraordinary pains to ensure that the new operating system would work with as much current software as possible despite the many significant changes in 2.0. While CBM was largely successful in this effort, some older software does not work with 2.0. Most of it falls into one of two categories: very early software released by manufacturers that have since gone out of business, and older European games from the baigain rack. This is hardly the kind of software around which to build your system, however. And even if you want to run J 4 some of this “obsolescentware,” you are not necessarily prevented from upgrading. Several companies such as Alfa-Data, Utilities Unlimited, and DKB Software make ROM-switch boards that allow you to install both Kick- start 1.3 and 2.0 ROMs in your machine and then switch between them. AmigaDOS 2.0 has something for just about even - one. Unless you are a very casual user, or only play games with your Amiga, you are certain to appreciate the convenience of the new operating environment. Moreover, by upgrading now, you are preparing your system to take advantage of the many 2.0-only features in upcoming software. ¦ Sheldon Leemon, a well-respected authority on virtually every aspect of the Amiga, is currently writing a hook on Workbench
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ic. The RGB mosaic tiles are pixels, individual points of light, the color and luminance of which are controlled by the artist. By contrast, the DC IY medium is video, file artist’s brushstrokes, lines, and lills are all translated into a video waveform that is seen on a composite monitor or television screen. Here, painting is done in the NTSC universe of 16 million colors, with the display consisting of somewhat fewer colors (approximately four to six million). A DCTV image is not the same as a 24-bit RGB image. It is a TV image that you can save as a 24-bit image as well as in DC''IV format. For anyone working with video as the intended output, this video image is ideal. Gone is the guesswork of readability, how palette colors will translate, and so on. What you are looking at is essentially what you will get when you transfer the image or animation to tape. Just as in traditional art media, such as walercolors and oils, there are differences in behavior among computer art media. DCTV painting tools and modes can produce images with a softness and translucency beyond the capabilities of HAM or 32-color painting environments. Also, you can produce smoother gradients in DC’lY’s video-color universe than you can in the Amiga’s native display modes. Tools of the Trade Many of DCTV’s tools have the (eel of those 1 have used in high-juiced 24-bit painting environments such as the IBM-based Tips and Lumena programs. For examj)le, brushes in DC’IY Paint can gradually lose color during a stroke, or blend with colors they pass over. These attributes are part of the Watercolor and Blend modes (keyboard shortcuts F5 and F6, respectively). You can also select brushes that are more heavily weighted with color in the center than at the edges. You can conveniently size these brushes with the + and - keys, as well as with sliders in the screen interface. You can also use sliders to adjust the Flow rate, which controls the opacity of the video paint as it is applied to the screen in any mode. Again, however, I jo refer using the keyboard to control Flow. The number keys 1 through 0 set the Flow, correspondingly, from 10% through 100%. For example, the 4-key sets a 40% Flow rate, and so on. In combination, these tools constitute a powerful system for any artist, given ihc broad spectrum of available color. Experiment with the Watercolor mode in particular to pull subtle elfects from your paintings. If you are an artist more at home with traditional brush and paint media, you may hnd (he I J 4 Watercolor mode with a How rate of 20% to 70% l he closest analogue yet to traditional painting. You can build up colors in gradual layers with a very “painterly” I’cel. Even on an Amiga 1000 with a standard 68000 processor, these tools are responsive and dynam
ic. Most of the accompanying illustration, “Maori Sky," was done in Watercolor mode. Nearly everything in the painting made use of controlled Flow rate to achieve Iran si ucencv. Even if you need to create a HAM image, you might consider making use of DCTV’s superb painting tools. Once the painting is finished, use the conversion features in DCTV to save the image in one of the Amiga's native display modes. Because the HAM palette is calculated at the final stage With the right techniques, "video" [tainting with DCTV Paint can often yield more subtle effects and a more painterly look and feel than standard RGB paint programs. From DCTV’s 2d-bit color universe, you may find less artifacting and fl inging of color than in an overworked HAM painting. The Video Canvas The face in “Maori Sky” was pulled into the image from the spare screen in the Rub Through mode (F8). The face was originally done using techniques described in a previous Amiga World article of mine (“The Portrait Process,” (Jan. ‘91, p. 41). With the face loaded on the spare screen, 1 painted dark, organic detail on the portion of the main image through which the face would be rubbed. With Flow rate set to 40%, I used the Filled Freehand tool with a Point highlight to loosely outline appropriate areas of the main image. The face came through in abstract chunks, with detail from the main image faintly preserved, giving a tattooed look to the features. I let these chunks casually overlap to break up the face even more. At a later stage, 1 used a size-4 Blend brush to soften some of the transitions, unifying v alues and colors. Other filled shapes were added by setting soft gradients and using the Point highlight at low Flow rates. (DCTV 1.1, by the way, adds an Undo button an indispensable feature for experimentation during painting.) The color-mixing area in the Palette panel is a good place to create colors for Watercolor- or Airbrush-mode painting. Instead of manually mixing colors in that area, however, try this automatic trick: Set up a complex gradient of eight or ten colors in the Gradient panel. Then, in the Fill panel, select the 4-Point Gradient with no highlight. Click the Wipe button on the control panel. The palette-mixing area will fill with a complex rainbow of colors, any of which can be used for painting by holding down the Shift key as the color is selected with the cursor. Try other combinations of Gradient types and Flow rates to quickly create a rich pool of colors in the mixing area. I often use the Filled Rectangle tool with black paint and a Vertical highlight to add a gradation of shades to the colors in the mixing area. Sometimes the hardest part of painting is just getting started, getting some color on the screen. If you find yourself blocked like this, follow the mixing area ideas outlined above, but hold down the Shift kev when von hit the 4 Wipe button. This will fill the entire screen with the gradient, giving you a kickstart to begin painting. As a paint package, DCTV gives the Amiga artist high-end tools and display at a bargain price, and DCTV images take up far less disk space than do their 24-hit counterparts. If you already own DCTV, I highly recommend the $ 15 upgrade to version 1.1. with its new manual. The interface is expanded and streamlined, text is easier to handle, there are new fills and features, palettes can be loaded and saved, and die long-cherished Undo button at last occupies a well-deserved spot on screen. ¦ Joel Hagens credits include work in art, astronomy, science fiction, and software development. Write to him at 10512 Sawyer, Oakdale, CA 95361. Please include a stamped, self-addressed envelope for a reply. Special Effects at Low Cost Ignore the traditional techno-snobs who claim you cant do high-end special effects on the Amiga. Give these a try. VIDEO SUITE By Gene Hamm PICTURE THIS: YOUR script calls For a person to lean out of a burning building’s window screaming for help. By traditional methods, ibis is a bud- J get-busting effect: The cost of constructing a set to burn down and insuring the actor standing close to the lire are practically prohibitive. Or imagine: You want a live actor in a Toon Town-like world to walk through a cartoon doorway. If the doorway is to appear in front of the live actor, you can simply genlock the cartoon over the live video. If the actor needs to be in front of the doorway, however, it's a little more complicated, but still possible. You need a chromakey, such as MicroSearch's ChromaKey ($ '495), to put the graphics behind the live video. Will your graphics he in f ront of or behind the actor? Conventional reasoning tells vou that vou can't have both. If you want the live actor to come around from behind the wall, walk through the doorway, and then turn and walk ofl in front of the wall, you’re out of luck, right? Wrong! Traditional methods and conventional reasoning don’t take the Amiga into account. (To locate the vendors oj the jnodnets mentioned, see the ‘ *Ma n n fa eta rets ' Distributors ’ A ddresses ” list on j). 106.) Got a Match? First let’s tackle die burning-building shot. You can use a tripod, lock ofl the camcorder so it is rock steady, shoot the building and the actor, and bring the tape back to your Amiga. Next you create the flames as AN I Mbrushes in Electronic Arts' DeluxePaint III or IV ($ 99.95 or $ 179.95) and genlock them over the building, just register the flames to the windows and set the faders on the genlock until the transparency of the flames looks right. For this, 1 use Digital Creations' SuperGen ($ 749,95). However, even if you were to realistically animate the flames and make them transparent, the believability of tliis method works only so far. Because there is always an abrupt edge to graphics genlocked over live action, the fire still looks like graphics over live action. Genlocks work well for solid, opaque objects, but tend to make transparent, wispy objects fire, smoke, explosions, clouds, or neon glows look solid as well, because of the abrupt edge. The old-school techno-snobs will explain that you need a soft-edge matte and that the m h machine for the job is a $ 15,000 Ultimatte. They’re half right. You do need a soft-edge matte, but you can connect O 1 J two camcorders and the Amiga to create the same effect for much less money with Panasonic's WJ-MX10 (SI850). The Wj-MXlO works with all Amigas, and it has a built-in time-base ? AcureForThe (ttl o rt > I i 11 I Men It’s the new DPS PERSONAL V-SGOPE™ card. The world’s first waveform monitor and vectorscope for desktop video. 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They needn't be subtle gradients of yellow to red-orange. In fact, the process works better if thev aren’t dithered at all. Plug two camcorders into the WJ- MX10. One serves as a tape player, running the tape you shot of the building and the actor. The other is a live camera pointed at the flames on the Amiga screen. The secret of this trick is to shoot the flames out of focus to give the proper soft edge. Adjust the camcorder’s focus until the edges look right. Throwing the picture out of focus also automatically dithers the crudely drawn flames. Adjusting the fade control on the WJ-MXIO changes the degree of transparency of the flames. The result looks as though you had spent a lot on high-end special effects equipment. Using the same technique, you can create a safe explosion right next to an actor. As the actor walks through some low bushes, your assistant hides below camera level with a photo flash. When lie sets off the flash, the actor jumps out of the shot, as if propelled by the force of the explosion. Back in the studio, you animate the explosion and superimpose it over the flash, making it seem as iT the animated explosion lit the scene. As the animated smoke spreads, slowly fade out the explosion with the WJ-MXIO wipe mix lever. Finally, add the proper sound effects to complete your safe explosion. Knock, Knock I he Toon-Town-doorwav eifect requires two Amigas, two genlocks, and the ChromaKey. If you only have one Amiga, don’t panic. Most communities have Amiga user groups. You can probably rent or even borrow die extra Amiga and SuperGcn from them. Even if you do buy all the equipment required for this effect, you’ll still spend only a fraction of the cost of the high- end equipment the techno-snobs own. MicroSearch’s promotional videotape for ChromaKey shows a man emerging from behind a tree in a forest. A sheet of blue cardboard was cut For a soft-edge matte, videotape an out- of-focus animation on your monitor and superimpose the results on live video. In the shape of the tree, and the man walked behind it. That simple trick made it possible for the actor to see where to stand and move around. The disadvantages are numerous, however. Discerning where to cut the cardboard is difficult when the tree exists only on disk or videotape. You can look at the monitor while you cut. But that is so awkward, and you will probably just watch yourself cutting your fingers, his also wasteful, as you may have to go through several sheets of cardboard before the matte is perfect. II it is not cut precisely, the actor will either walk through part of the tree or look slightly disembodied as he appears out of thin air next to the tree. At best, a cut-out matte works only for stationary objects, not for anything that moves. With the Amiga, however, nothing has to exist in physical reality. The whole set, mattes and all, can exist digitally inside the computer. You must, however, draw all the graphics in overscan, so they’ll be in the same format as the live video. The graphics require three versions of the same picture. For the Toon-Ibwn-doorway effect, first line up your shot of the actor in front of the blue screen with the video camera. On the floor, mark with tape the path your actor will walk. These marks and your verbal directions are j die actor s only directions, because the set is invisible. Have the actor stand where the door should be. Set the SuperGcn graphics slider (the one on the right) to about halfway up, so you can see both the Amiga screen and the live video. Compose your shot so that the door is big enough for the actor to walk through without touching it. With Dpaint, use the straight-line tool to draw the door around the actor. Lock off vour camera and sandbag the tripod. Make sure nobody bumps into it, or your registration will be off and you will have to start over again. Now, send the actor on break and complete the artwork. Draw the doorway with as much detail as you want. When it is finished, save it under the name Doorway. Change the inside of the doorway to the background (or drop-out) color, and save that image as Doorway-matte, Connect the ChromaKey to the Amiga and to the camera that is pointed at the actor in front of the blue screen. This Amiga will display the Doorway artwork, so the combination of the actor against the blue screen and Doorway should result in the effect of the actor standing in front of the artwork. The output goes into the video input on the SuperGcn connected to the second Amiga. The second Amiga, meanwhile, displays the picture marked Doorway-matte. Connect the Super- Gen's Overlay 1 to your VCR’s video in. The combination of the two Amigas, SuperGcn, camera, and ChromaKey should give vou three layers ol images from back to front: the Doorway artwork at the hack, the actor in the middle. And Doonvav-matte in the liont. J With SuperGen’s graphics slider all the way up, practice the effect. The actor walks from behind the wall, pauses in t he middle of the doorway, then walks through it and off-screen to the right. The actor must pause in the doorwav to give vou time to bring the OS o graphics slider all the way down to facie out Doorway-matte. Timing is crucial so that the actor doesn’t walk into the matte. When it feels right, press record on your VCR. Within four or five tries, you should have an acceptable take. Can’t See the Villain For the Trees I he combination of Amiga video tools for this simple door trick allows for some more complicated variations on the same effect. Try a live-action version of the old cartoon trick, in which a big villain sneaks from narrow tree to narrow tree, each time managing to hide behind trees that are skinnier than he is. Line tip the actor as before, marking the path with tape, and in Deluxe Faint draw a layout of the grove of thin trees, with four major trees in the foreground. From the left, these are the first, second, third, and fourth. Save the layout as Grove, In the animation menu, set the number of frames to five. Dpaint automatically copies Grove to all five frames. In frame 1, change everything to the right of the fourth ? In a sea ' Amilink is clearly the choice. The versatile AmiLink video editor speeds, simplifies and dramatically lowers the cost of video production, all from a single computer video workstation. Amilink puts you in control of 90 professional grade VTRs and more than 30 different production switchers (up to 20 VTRs on line). AmiLink provides unparalleled system integration, flexibility, expandability, and gives you a wide variety of control options to mix and match, including keyboard, mouse, joystick, trackball and optional jogwheel (NAB ’92). RGB With all of its capabilities, AmiLink is priced thousands less than its traditional competitors. Visit us at nab Booth 15169-15269. Computer & Video 4152 W. Blue Heron Blvd., 118, Riviera Beach, EL 33404 (407) 844-EDIT (844-3348) VIDEO S E I T E tree to the background color. In frame 2, switch everything to the right of the third tree to the background color, and so on for frames 3 and 4. For frame 5, clear the whole screen to the background drop-out color and save it under the name Grove-matte-anim. Keep all the equipment connected as it was for die doorway. The first Amiga displays Grove, with the actor chromakeyed against the image. The second Amiga displays the first frame of Grove-matte-anim. The actor hides behind the fourth tree. When he sneaks to the third tree, lie first tiptoes to the right, clearing the fourth tree, before circling back left to hide behind the third tree. When he clears the fourth tree, press 2 to advance to frame
2. Once behind the third tree, he repeats the same motion to get behind the second tree. As before, when he clears the third tree, press 2 to advance to frame 3. Repeat the same movement and advancement of one frame to get him behind the first tree. When he clears the first tree, advance to frame 5, so he is now in front of all the mattes and can sneak offscreen-left. With The actor is sandwiched between the chromakeyed and genlocked doors. Some practice, you should get an acceptable take in a few tries. In another variation of the same technique, you can show a live actor who just received a hump on the noggin, with stars swirling around his head. Allowing for perspective, make the path of the animated stars a diagonal oval. The stars in front of the actor will be at t lie top half of the oval. The bottom half will contain the stars that are behind the actor. Animate the top half with the stars arcing from left to right in six frames, and save it as Stars- front-anim. Then animate the bottom half with the stars arcing from right to left in six frames, and save it as Stars- back-anim. With the same video connections as before, the first Amiga displays Stars- back-anim with the actor’s head chromakeyed against it. The second Amiga displays Stars-front-anim in front of the actor. With the actor performing appropriately punchy facial expressions, shoot a long take of the scene. The two simultaneously running animations should stay in sync long enough at some point to edit an acceptable take. With a little imagination and planning, all your Amiga special effects will be knockouts. ¦ Gene Hamm is a veteran animator whose credits include The Ginnby Show. He currently does traditional animation for Colossal Pictures, and computer animation and video on a freelance basis. Write to him do Amiga World Editorial, 80 Elm St., Peterborough,. A7 03458. Re- f5F Yo RGB-Monitors s E G A N E O G E O CABlES isr0 For The Dealer Nearest You! 4 EAST COAST WEST COAST 5* 615-478-5760 206-882-2009 SUPER N E S Use It 4 Pro Video Tape Cheap! Your creations deserve professional-grade tape. Pro-grade tape delivers a higher image quality, it has a tougher base film, and it experiences less drop-outs than the stuff you've been using. Our 7,000 sq. ft. Warehouse is packed with Hi8, 8mm, S-VHS, VHS, 3 4", Betacam, 1", D2, Mil, and D1 formats from the best: SONY, FUJI, AMPEX, 3M, and MAXELL. Call now for our amazing prices! 800-225-8700 (9 - 5pm PST) WALT DAN IS ENTERPRISES San Francisco VIDEO Vortex Atonce-Plus s s.mw* rr trs 9:'9Sc 50?S’j X-- Ki . Jari&x. I Technologie undZukugj|| Atonce-Pius .,-- 3 v '• ' US8 Rev. 09 91 R313R3 iZlLAt'.'fr AR311 C) 133 1 vorf?x Grrorf The 16 Mhz PC AT-Emulator For $ 448 For Amiga 500, A 500 plus, A 2000 vortex Atonce-Plus is the high performance 16 Bit CMOS 80286 AT emulator for the Amiga 500, A500 plus and A2000. It converts your Amiga into an AT compatible computer with multi-processor and multi-operating system facilities. It provides a 16 Mhz clock frequency and offers a Norton SI of 16,2. Each Atonce-Plus is supplied with 512 KB vortex FAST-RAM and a socket for an optional 80C287-12 arithmetic coprocessor. Without any further RAM you get full 640 KB DOS memory. Memory above 1 MB can be used as Extended or Expanded Memory. Windows
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71. 7 slick. That’s just the first level. The perspective is the customary side view, but this isn’t just a set of sequential screens, it’s a series of linked, gray-toned environments that you may have to traverse two or three times, in a variety of directions, to escape with your shirt. A nice array of talents are re- quired from working well with others to creative thinking and the rewards for success are plentiful. (Do be sure to explore the top of the elevator shaft on the second level for a genuinely awe-inspiring scene.) Out of This World has atmosphere to spare. Windblown litter crosses the parking lot in the intro. Birds populate alien skies. The pool where your character appears has just the right wavy, underwater murk. On the second level, when you extricate yourself from a J cage, watch how a breakaway piece zooms out of the screen and the guard in the background appears and disappears with a smear of color behind him. The damnable thing about it is that it’s all so lifelike. That panther really runs like a big cat. The animation outdoes Broderbund’s Prince of Persia for smoothness and realism. And if all of this isn’t cinematic enough for you, von can experiment with the high-resoludon, back-row-seat screens available from the function keys. It'll take you back to Dragon’s Lair days. There’s no save feature, but once you reach a new level, you’re supplied with a four-letter code that you can punch in at the start and jump to the beginning of any level you’ve reached. Out of This World makes you work like a bear to get through that initial section, however, and there seems to be no way to interrupt the lengthy (but very neat!) Introduction until you get past the opening level. You can put the game on hard disk, run it in 512K or on an A30OO under 2.0. However, it doesn’t quit to Workbench you have to reboot and the manual is a little bit of a tiling that wastes the opportunity to set the scene and includes what appear to be hard-disk installation instructions for the Atari ST instead of the Amiga. (The installation instruc- Crib Notes Out of This World By Peter Olafson By Peter Olafson Last time, exploring Dynamix's Heart of China (S59.95), we took Jake Masters and party alf the way to Istanbul... and stranded them there when I ran out of space. But what kind of host would I be if I didn't at least put them on the train? Actually, there’s this little problem to overcome before we get our gang aboard the Orient Express. Y'see, Jake has been captured by the nabob's guards. The first thing you need is money. We've already had Kate pawn her locket for 105 sheckels. If you're having trouble getting that nice price, suggest to Kasim that if the market is flooded (as lie claims), perhaps you should hold onto it for a while. That'll get him every time. There are a few things for sale at the shop hookah, turban, and sitar and I can see the sweat breaking out on your upper lip as you realize the combined prices are more than the money you have. Don't worry. You need only the hacksaw to finish the game. The other stuff has no use. However, you will need more money to buy a camel, as the camel dealer won't even talk to you unless you have 200 sheckels (though he'll take less). You're going to have to play Mohmar's shell game first, Yuck. I can suggest only that you keep your eyes wide open here. Mohmar's business practices are a bit...well, creative, so save your game before you proceed and keep your eyes peeled for funny business. (If he starts to lose, there will most assuredly be funny business.) Now get your camel. Walk a fine line in your negotiations with Acay- ib bargaining as though you mean it, but not to the point of real rude- To locate vendors of the games reviewed, see the "Manufacturers' Distributors' Addresses" list on p. 106. M u AMIGA A500 500+ FOR 2000 1500 VERSION $ 119.99 new THE WORLDS MOST POWERFUL 1 I ' V FI GEEZER-UTILITY CARTRIDGE JUST LOOK AT THE UNMATCHED RANGE OF FEATURES
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You can still jump from any height and survive if you hit flat ground, but unlike Beast II, here you have true midair control over your movements something to cherish in a game that’s this tough. Leander is very pleasing to watch and hear. The vividly colored, super-detailed scenery is stunning rushing waterfalls, lush vegetation, ancient stonework, gleaming metal. The introduction has some of the most enchanting Amiga music I’ve ever heard, and the game soundtrack is almost equally impressive. By default, it’s uninterrupted by sound effects, but you can switch them on at any time. Fighter Duel: Corsair vs. Zero By Rob Hays Ask any aviation buff which were die best fighters of World War II, and near the top of everyone’s list will be the Japanese A6M Zero and the American F4U As for enemies, the game offers more than enough. Fully animated sprites of all sizes including humans, animals, plants, dragons, and even some freaks of evolution (such as winged snakes) lurk in every corner. Treasures and traps abound throughout the worlds, and the ever-present spike pit is always waiting for those who venture too far beyond their sight. Can fairly guarantee you have never seen anything like it before. If you need help surviving, look for the shops that sell armor and blades. Each blade has its unique abilities, but my sword of choice is the tempest blade. Upon powering up. You release the button and become a whirlwind of spinning scimitar, Corsair. You can fly either one in Fighter Duel (Jaeger Software, $ 49.95) against the computer or a friend (via modem). Fighter Duel takes a unique slicing your way through anything in your path. For desperate situations, you have a suicide weapon that costs you a life but annihi- kites almost everything on the screen. As mentioned, Leander isn't easy. It is, however, far less impossible than some past Psygnosis releases, and it’s not insanely paced. You’ll receive pass codes at the end of each world, saving yon from endless replay. Drive access is appreciably fast, so there's never a dull moment. Complaints? Just the usual stingy manual and disk-based copy-protection. A few more weapons would be nice, too. Other titan that, this game is flawless. Approach to flight simulation, with concentration on accurate aerodynamic modelling. For instance, the engine on the Corsair was so large and powerful that ? Ness. You should be able to get the humperama for 100 sheckefs. Finally, you'll need an ally. If you've been extra nice to the old lady (Almira) beside the palace and you have the necessary equipment, it's as simple as going to visit her again. If not, well, the flower from the city gates should help this relationship blossom. What flower, you say? You'll need to make a bit of a scene at the fruit stand. Bit of a sticky wicket in the way of your escape, though: Lucky's plane has been blown up, and not by the wind, either. (And, jeez, it looks like Chi went with it, doesn't it?) The alternative is the train, so run and catch it. Kate seems a bit riled up, so make nice to her. The best route here is flattery. (Tell her you like her hair or something.) However, that's just postponing the inevitable. We've reached the romantic part of the game, and you'll need to do well here to reach the best of the five endings. I'm not going to hold your hand through this hey, that's Lucky's and Kate's job! (grin) but here are some general pointers for both ends of the dialogue. (There may be more than one way to go about this, too.) Like Lucky, be honest, but stand up for yourself when Kate gets nasty, and don't be afraid to turn the tables on her and get her to 'fess up. For Kate's part, resist the temptation to dig into Lucky too deeply. Soften up a bit. And you might suggest, in the most casual of ways, that you could be interested as well. Almost forgot that nasty business with Tong on top of the train! This sequence pretty much observes the arcade conventions: duck for tunnels (my big problem), attack in full force, and retreat to an adjoining car to rest when tired. (If pursued, fight Tong off, but keep resting until your strength returns.) When he finally retreats, follow him to the caboose. You made it! If you're having trouble with an adventure or role-playing game, or just like stuffing things in blue boxes, you can reach me via U.S. mail at 25 Belmont Ave., Madison, NJ 07940, or by electronic mail on Genie as RQLAFSON1, on Portal as Peteroo, and via UUCP as Peteroo amiglynx.UU.NET. Say that five times, fast. GA Pier 88, New York Passenger Ship Terminal, New York NY PRE-REGISTRATION (Deadline March 31): $ 10 per single day, $ 25 for all 3 days REGISTRATION AT THE SHOW: APRIL 24, 25 & 26, 1992 Friday, Saturday & Sunday, 10:00 am - 5:00 pm $ 15 per single day, $ 30 for all 3 days Admission includes exhibits and seminars. World of Commodore Amiga in New York City is restricted to persons 12 years of age and older. World of , commodore AMIGA IN NEW YORK CITY Sponsored by Commodore Business Machines, Inc. For more information, call (215) 431-9424 or fax (215) 431-9465. NAMH-- - __ STATE Z P COMPANV l« appfiww' "“___ AOOBESs . " STATE_ZIP_ ClTT .---¦ Qf Mone„ 0fdet pavaDle l0 I - c Machines, 3380 Sheridan Dr., Ste. 320, Amherst, NY 34226 Commodore Bu*m«s W Also unique is the ability to pan the view. Simply press the right mouse button, and by moving the mouse you can “turn your head” to look in any direction. Hop into the cockpit of an American F4U Corsair or a Japanese A6M Zero. The torque produced at full throttle tended to cause the plane to roll to the left. Consequently, you have to adjust the trim settings on the controls to maintain level flight. The program uses a high- resolution interlaced screen, with colors chosen to minimize flicker, although they can be modified somewhat to offset differences in monitors. If you have anv fast j RAM attached to your Amiga, Fighter Duel will operate at an amazing 28 frames per second. Without it, you get 24 frames per second. The landscape is less than realistic, consisting of 4000-foot towers and an arch, but it serves the purpose of giving you ground obstacles to avoid while concentrating on dogfighting. The program is supplied on two disks, with manual- based copy protection. It requires a joystick (digital or analog) and one megabyte of memory (or more, if you have die 2.04 ROM installed). Hard-disk installation is flawless, flexible, and simple. The program even checks the target partition to make sure you have J enough room before copying files. The manual states that Fighter Duel was thoroughly tested to ensure compatibility with all Amigas, including 68040-accelerated models; the game refused, however, to load on one of my A500s. A call to Jaeger Software resulted in a personal download from their office of an updated program module that corrected the problem. According to Jaeger, the problem appears on some Amigas with the 2.04 ROM and the standard 68000 processor. Like the planes of the 1940s it models, Fighter Duel can be a handful to flv. But it ; 1 rewards you with a real feel- ing of accomplishment and makes you appreciate what was involved in Hying one of those powerful fighters. Hare Raising Havoc By Peter Olafson A button-pusher s delight, Hare Raising Havoc (Walt Disney Computer Software, $ 49.95) is an arcadc-puzzle game that would have made Rube Goldberg proud. Roger Rabbit has an hour to recover an AWOL Baby Herman, who wandered off in search of a bottle. Roger’s search takes him on a trek through at least seven obstacle-laden levels: living room, kitchen, bathroom, backyard, the street, a construction site, and (naturally) a daily. They’re all highly, and sometimes wildly, interactive full of items to use, manipulate, run into or pick up with a push of the fire- button. The path lo the exit not always apparent is invariably one that abuses the rubber-bodied Roger in every way possible and makes good use of the objects available. There are plenty of objects. For example, in the living room, where the game opens, Roger can bounce on both cushions of the sofa (with different effects), start the ceiling fan (and get caught by it), open the ironing board (on his head), tiy to pet the goldfish (the animals in this house are brutal), move the hassock (and stub his toe), peek under the rug, and struggle with the door. It’s fruitless. The door is never the way out. But propel Roger through the window above it? Squeeze him paper-thin so he can fit under it? Flush him down the toilet? That, Hare Raising Havoc can do. Llie game itself is charming rather like a Roger Rabbit cartoon even if you’re not nuts about its principal player, (Personally, I’m more of a Jessica Rabbit fan.) Llie horizontal scrolling is seamless. The puzzles are clever not to say demented and the backdrops have that fat, glossy look of the classic 1940’s cartoons that inspired the Roger series. For me, however, Roger played best when imitating a silent movie with the sound disabled. Why? Well, there’s a huge amount of digitized speech and many sound effects, from the spoken introduction to Roger’s fre- quent screams and shakes of his addled head. Unfortunately, the sounds 7 and the sights don’t live together happily on my machine. Each effect loads immediately before the event it illustrates, with the result that notable pauses occur in the animation. So, for example, Roger doesn’t simply fall into the kitchen, but falls a bit, stops briefly in mid-air as the “crash” sound loads, and then falls the rest of the way. It doesn’t make the game unplayable- -far from it but it’s annoying after a while. .An insert in the box says the animation runs smoothly on machines with two megs or better, but this glitch happened on my three-megabyte 500. HHH is one of a growing school of games that can’t be played optimally on an out- of-the-box Amiga. In fact, on bare-bones, lovver-encl machines, it can’t be played at all. It requires a hard disk where its six disks unfold to
6. 8 megabytes and while a megabyte of memory is required, two is recommended. (A3000 users should note that HHH’s documentation does not claim it supports AmigaDOS 2.0. Hare Raising Havoc had the potential to be a showcase Amiga game. It isn’t quite that, but it is a good one shortcomings and all. If there’s a sequel, I hope Disney integrates the sounds with the sights a bit more subtly. Puh-leeez? ¦ A check for five hundred bucks. The A3000-25 50 has a 50M hard drive and 2M RAM. All Amiga 3000’s feature four-voice, two- channel sound, thousands of displayable colors. AmigaVision," (which lets you control graphics and video simultaneously), on-site service* and convenient leasing terms. For more information, call 1-800-66- AM1GA. Or see your participating authorized Commodore-Amiga dealer before April 30th. (Terms may vary in Canada. Call 1-800-661-AMIGA.) That's what you can get direct from Commodore when you buy an Amiga* 3000- 25 50, or 3000-25 100 before April 30th. Or, you can even use your $ 500 immediately right in the store toward the purchase of your Amiga. J o Amiga 3000 series computers set the standard for multimedia platforms, with true 32-bit architecture for demanding video and graphics applications. The A3000-25 100 features a 100M hard drive and 5M RAM. C: Commodore AMIGA s ® ? €¦ 1992 Commodore Business Machines. Ire Commodore and the Commodore logo arc registered trademarks of Commodore Ekltcitcs Ltd Amiga is a registered trademark of Commodore-Amga. Inc Nr: • i tnrr protinxteiral of cr>’AutSabSe on systems punrhaseJ in the US through an authon:rdCom.xodetf-Am:g.i dealer
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3. 0 and 4.0, Impulse, IV24, MacPaint, PCX, QRT. Sculpt, and JPEG. It can also grab the intuition pointer, screens, and images in the clipboard. You can buv additional loaders and savers for TARGA, TIFF, and others, with new ones continually being made available and easily added. While Imagemaster also loads a variety of formats, it encounters some difficulty with DCTV files, which lose resolution and have aliases. Digital Creations is currently creating libraries, available to third parlies, that will solve this problem. With Arexx, you can hit a hot-key to save and load in JPEG, Raw, or in the Black Belt proprietary format. Both programs will try to figure out the format of the image as you load it in, so, unlike earlier versions of AD Pro. You don’t need to know the format of an image to load it. AD Pro can directly render into Commodore A2410, Firecracker 24, HAM-E, DCTV, Harlequin, and other devices, including scanners and film recorders. Imagemaster can render to DCTV, and there are versions that render directly to FireCracker 24 (Imagemaster F C) and HAM-E (Image Professional) allowing you to work with them interactively and with the 4 Imagemaster paint program (more on that later). If you have Arexx, you can press a hot-key and see the image rendered to the firecracker. Since both programs make it easy to add new loaders, savers, and renderers, new ones should appear regularly for all possible hardware needs. AD Pro’s dithering routines are the best I’ve ever seen, and if you want to rgfaite ?*iat F it R G1 Atulysfs Hi* Mflt Imagemaster’s button mania. Create standard Amiga-formal images from 24-bit color images, it is the only choice. The dithering routines create hundreds of apparent additional colors. While Imagemaster uses dithering, its routines are not as sophisticated as AD Pro’s, and the results are not as good. AD Pro’s HAM- rendering routines are also superior. This has no effect on images viewed in 24-bit, which look great in both programs. ASDG, the developer of AD Pro. Has long been a leader in dealing with color imaging and printing. Once of the unique features of AD Pro 2 is its new print capability, which increases the standard color printing of the Amiga from 12 to 24 bits. Gray-scale printing is also increased to a full eight hits, and both use the normal Amiga printer drivers on any printer that supports color or gray scale. You can even print 24-bit posters the size of billboards. The results are absolutely staggering, and after you see them, you will not want to do your printing in any other way. AD Pro also saves images as PostScript files, which can later be sent to a PostScript printer or loaded into programs that support encapsulated PostScript files. These files can be color, gray scale, or color separated, and you have complete control over page and image size, xy offsets, color density, and angle. You can have registration and crop marks, mirroring, negatives, and page-eject control. AD Pro’s 12- or 24-bit non PostScript color separations can be RGB, three- color (GYM), or four-color (CMYK). You have control over Under Color Removal (UCR), and Gray Component Replacement (GCR), and you can adjust the ink-compensation values. AD Pro’s color printing technology is state of the art. In professional environments, most 24-bit graphics are created through compositing, using individual elements and layering them together. While you can control the amount of transparency and set any color as a transparent color, Al> Pro often requires you to create masks in a separate paint program, Two Sumu Wrestlers As previously mentioned, Imagemaster, lets you create sophisticated masks from within the program. You can have an unlimited number of buffers in which to store the various images you want to combine, whereas AD Pro lets you load in only two images at a time. While AD Pro’s compositing is fast and easy to use, it is also fairly limited compared to the compositing capabilities found in Imagemaster, With over 30 options in Imagemas- ter’s Compose panel, you can assemble composite images with antialiasing, emboss one image onto another, have precise control over blending, logical operations, color keying, rub-thru, and much more. You can also clip an area from any image in a buffer and combine it with an image in another buffer. (One of the aspects of these clips is that they remember from which image they came, so you can process them in magnified mode, and then restore them to the original image.) Imagemaster also includes a complete 24-bit paint program that you can use even if you do not have a 24- bit display device. While the on-screen representation (using dithering) is okay, its real use is to allow you to create and manipulate images in 24-bit for final 24-bit display or printing. The versions for the Firecracker and HAM- E will display the full color of those devices as you paint. You can use an image from anv buffer as a brush and make use of Imagemaster’s full complement of drawing tools. It even has Re Do, as popularized in Digi-Paiut. All the professionals I know who work with Amiga graphics use Art Department Professional as one of their most important tools. Having developed through several versions, it is a stable ancl mature product with features found nowhere else. Relatively new to the market (being an expanded version of the original HAM-E Image Professional), Imagemas* ter is continually upgraded and is a growing product with an already impressive number of features. 1 think both professional and amateur users alike will want to add it to their primary working tools. The two programs work well together and will give you the tools you need to tackle almost any job. 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Please include your name, address and phone number. The animations submitted must be your original work, and by submitting them, you are granting Amiga- World permission to use and distribute the work with our videotape. Deadline for submissions is October 15, 1992. Watch for our announcement in the May issue for details on other great prizes! A stack can also play sounds and simple animations, display IFF graphics, drive the serial port, read and write files, and even help develop Foundation applications. Foundation, like HyperCard, can even call externally-written code and Arexx functions to do things not built into its extensive script language (and believe me, it's extensive!). To support outside development, Impulse provides a run-time version of the program, the FAST.RT Runtime Browser, lor developers to distribute with their own stacks. Programmers can also extend Foundation’s environment by adding their own tools and libraries to tailor stack development. Building a Stack Foundation has two operating modes: Modify lets you build or change stacks, and you can execute them with Browse. To build an application in Foundation, start in Modify mode (choose Modify from the main menu or use the F2 key) and select “New Stack” from its pulldown menu choices. A pop-up requester asks you how you want to start. The easiest method is to select “Load Setup’’ and load the QuickStan setup to initialize a simple stack. This simple starter stack will have a backdrop and a first frame. The backdrop, as I mentioned above, is shared by all frames in the stack; typically, it is a graphic image into which all actions of the frames fit, such as a spiral-bound notebook whose pages are frames of the stack, or a VCR with “buttons” and “tapes” to drive a CDTV unit. Simply draw and import whatever you need. Usually the backdrop itself has few buttons or fields of its own, but anything shared by even' frame belongs here (such as a Quit button or a tape name). After defining the backdrop, start building the frame. Select “New Object” from the Edit menu, or use the Escape key, to create an object and then position it with Foundation’s crosshair cursor. Size it, add text and attributes to it, and you have a button, field, or slot for an IFF graphic. Scripts Once you’re happy with your object’s appearance, you can edit its script by double-clicking on its icon or through the Edit Script menu choice. An object’s script, written in Foundation’s FAST-Talk language, is a series of one or more event handlers for each event. The most typical one is “Select.Up,” which sends information to the object when a user holds down and then releases the left mouse button after the mouse pointer lias been positioned over the object. For example, a button labeled “Pause” on a tape-plaver frame might have the Select.Up handler shown in Figure 1. Select.Up: IF PAUSED.TAPE IS 0 THEN
- Tell the user we're pausing, then pause the CD PUT "Pausing Tape..." into LCD.Msg.Area
CD. PAUSE PUT 1 INTO PAUSED.TAPE ELSE Un-pause the tape, clear the message PUT "Playing..." into LCD.Msg.Area
CD. RESUME PUT 0 INTO PAUSED.TAPE End Select.UP Figure 1. In the example described in Figure 1, “Select.Up:” and “End_Select.Up” bracket the handler. The handler itself uses the global variable PAUSED.TAPE, belonging to the stack, to remember whether the Pause burton is down or up; it then either pauses the CD plaver with CD.PAUSE or releases it with CD.RESUME (both FAST-Talk statements). The handler also puts text into another object on the frame, an “LCD display” object named LCD.Msg.Area, to tell the user what was up. Frames also have scripts to initialize globals, do special effects on frame entry and exit, and the like. Foundation supplies 16 visual effects, including curtain-style openings and closings, wipes, cuts, and zooms. For example, a Frame.Entry handler can open a file, load a sound into RAM, or call an XCODE routine (user-written external code) to initialize a MIDI device. Then, the Frame.Exit handler can undo or finalize any of these actions not specifically handled by objects in the frame. It is invoked when the user jumps to another frame. The stack as a whole has its own script with handlers, as well as special Stack.- Entry and Stack.Exit events. Lastly, scripts can live in Libraries (outside of all stacks) as named scripts with handlers that arc linked to a script in the stack, or as tools used to develop application stacks. Properties Objects have a number of properties: contents, color, text style (if applicable) or IFF image, location, size, visibility, and even script. All of these can be manipulated by FAST-Talk. For instance, the Select.Up script shown in Figure 1 changed one of the properties of the LC.D.Msg.Text its “care on- tents.” As another example, to make an image appear for a few seconds and disappear again when another object is click-selected, you would turn its “visibility” property on and off (see Figure 2). Select.Up: set the visible of object.45 to 1 delay 7 set the visible of object.45 to 0 Say Gone Again, somewhat more phonetically, say "gawn agin" EndSelect.Up Figure 2. This causes object.45 to become visible for seven-tenths of a second, and then to become invisible again (finishing with an appropriate sound effect). The visibility attribute is also useful for animations and for hiding fields or buttons that are suitable at one point in a frame, but are otherwise inappropriate. One property useful in multiline text objects is hypertext, a list of words and phrases with associated actions. A multiline text object can contain paragraphs or even pages of text through which a reader must scroll. It would be painful to make each special phrase a separate object with its own Select.Up handler, especially if that phrase is repeated in the text. Therefore, when Foundation displays the text, it can highlight or color the specified hypertext words (using the HYPERTEXT COLOR and HYPERTEXTSTYLK properties). Whenever a user clicks on one. It will look up and perform the action (such as jumping to another frame). Customized Application Development One of Foundation’s better features is the degree to which skilled stack designers can improve their working environments. Foundation’s macro recorder lets vou record a standard j series of actions used for building objects, save it, and install it on a menu as a tool. Foundation provides a set of standard script builders for building scripts to show pictures or play sounds. What’s more, vou can add your own
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Every FAST-Talk feature, every object property, and almost everything else present in Foundation is available via two easy- to-reach forms: the Encyclopedia and the HyperView stack. The Encyclopedia provides a topically indexed front- end to this information, most useful for browsing. The HyperView stack, available via the Help key in Modify and Browse modes, provides quick string-search lookup of given topics and a way to copy an example from the topic description into your stack. These two features eat up quite a bit of memory, but they’re really useful much more so than the manual. Speaking of memory, we come to one of Foundation’s two weak points. For a disk-based carcl stack system, the program requires a lot of memory. My 2MB A3000 ran out of memory within 5 to 15 minutes every time I was developing a stack. 1 had to exit and then re-enter the program on each occasion. I would need another couple of megabytes to clo any serious work with Foun- elation. The program warned me when memory was running short. Once after I ignored the warning the machine hung up. The other weakness of Foundation is its manual. It appears to be the on-line encyclopedia text dumped onto paper, with no real table of contents and an index that tells you only the section a topic is in, not its page number. I stuck Post-It tape flags on all sections so I could find them later. I hear another manual is forthcoming, and 1 hope it will be better. At least, Impulse includes a decent tutorial section at the beginning of the present manual. Use it, because it contains information not found elsewhere in the manual. What Next? , 1 in all, Foundation is a decided improvement over UltraCard. It’s not UltraCard on steroids, or UltraCard full of hot air; it's a better product. If you have previous experience with UltraCard, or have worked with a similar Mac or PC product, you'll find many parts of Foundation familiar and useful. Only time will tell whether j Impulse will finish smoothing Foundation's rough edges and write the reference manual it deserves, and whether it can appeal to the audience CanDo and Amiga Vision already enjoy. Final Copy SoftWood For neat rivulets of text. By Dave Johnson FINALLY, A REASON to get excited about word processors again! SoftWood, the developers who brought us Pen Pal and Electric Thesaurus, has come up with a powerful, easy-to-use. Lull-featured word processor that rivals just about anything available for the Amiga, Form and Grace Final Copy ($ 99.95) installs effortlessly on your hard drive, thanks to an installa- tion program originating, I understand, from Commodore. In addition, Final Copy’s spiral-bound manual is attractive and functional, featuring a well prepared tutorial and reference section. The program itself is a joy to configure and use. Word processors should be attractive as well as intuitive, or else they interfere with the often difficult task of writing. Final Copy, for its pari, opens either directly on the Workbench or on a custom screen (interlaced or not) with subdued colors and an attractive 3-D appearance. The ruler is a little large, but with it you can set margins, tab stops, text justification, and hyphenation for the entire document or specific paragraphs. You can set these text- format features to desired defaults via requesters in the pull-down menus. Speaking of defaults, Final Copy provides a dizzying number of preferences, which are broken into modular units. Separate preferences allow you to configure page setup (page size, number of text columns, header and footer specifications, etc), display (text resolution on screen, graphics colors, invisibles), document (time-and-date format, tab stops, etc), paragraph (indent size, line spacing, justification), and graphics (texi flow, border, etc), just to name a few. Each preference module can be set as the program default or just for the active document. What You See... Final Copy conies with all of the hells and whistles you would expect to find in a good WYSIWYG word processor: The program optionally displays a border indicating the specified text margins and legal printing area for your printer. Headers and footers when used are displayed on-screen. A very nice variable display feature allows you to view the document at 25% magnification (two pages on-screen at once), 50% (page preview), 75%, 200% and 400% (for a mightily magnified view of just a few characters). In all display modes, the program scrolls rapidly, faster than anything else I’ve seen. Moreover, I couldn't out-type it. This is one quick program, no matter how you measure it. Final Copy’s text-handling features include an integral spelling checker and thesaurus. The spelling checker not only flags misspellings but also errors such as sentences that begin with a lowercase letter. I was only disappointed that you cannot make changes by double-clicking on recommended words; instead, you must select a word and then hit the Replace gadget. .As if to make up for this shortcoming, Final Copy allows you to edit your document while the spelling requester is on the screen. This is a tremendously convenient feature, in itself nearly worth the price of the program. The thesaurus functions just like SoftWood’s standalone program, Electric Thesaurus, which is fast and abundantly suggestive. I’d like, however, to see SoftWood link the two utilities in the same requester in a future release. Final Copy provides a hyphenation- control feature that lets you determine at what point on a line words become candidates lor hyphenation. You can entirely disable this function if you wish. Let's not forget that Final Copy is a graphic word processor: You can import both brushes and full-screen graphics HAM included into your documents. Further, there is no restriction on where you place them, and you can resize and even crop them within documents. You can also arrange multiple graphics by depth, as well as control how they overlap. Final Copy lets you flow text around graphics. This means you can set text to flow to the right or left of a graphic, and between two images by setting the left image to a right contour, and the right image to a left contour. If you like, you can also instruct the program to render a border around the graphic, with thickness of up to 12 points. One innovative preference setting allows you to save graphics with the document (as most programs do) or just the link. This option simply stores the path to the graphic with the document, eliminating the need to waste disk space with another copy of a graphic elsewhere on your disk. Take care, though; if you later move the graphic, Final Copy will not be able to load it into the document. Overall, the program’s graphic handling is superb, although I would prefer to be able to turn pictures off on the screen display. Final Copy’s extensive Arexx support has room for ten Arexx macros and features over 70 commands that mimick most program controls. It would be nice, however, if SoftWood allowed you to rename macros to something descriptive; it would be much easier, for example, to select a macro named '‘Format” from the menu rather than try to remember which functions are called Amaero_l, Amacro_2 or Amacro_3. ...Is What You Get Now we get to the real reason Final Copy exists output. With its own driver and fonts, it directly supports PostScript output, hut even that’s not the best news for most of us. It also produces truly breathtaking output on a laser printer, as well as excellent dotmatrix results, because it uses proprietary Nimbus outline fonts instead of bitmapped system fonts. While over 30 typefaces accompany the program, they arc largely italic and hold variations of nine basic fonts. These, by design, mimic PostScript types like ITC Bookman, Helvetica, and Times. These fonts work on any printer, and produce great hard copy in any size from four to over 200 points. Perhaps because Final Copy was hand-tuned to the Nimbus fonts, output is miraculously fast. I printed the first page of this review using Final Copy and again using the outline font capability in ProWrite 3.2. I found that ProWrite took nearly four minutes to send a single page of text to my laser printer, while Final Copy took little more than a minute. The down side of all this is that Final Copy supports neither the Amiga’s bitmapped system fonts nor Workbench
2. 0’s outline fonts. While I’d ordinarily condemn this as shortsightedness, Fm just too happy with Final Copy to complain. File included fonts arc sufficient for the vast majority of word-processing tasks. Bear in mind that this is a word processor; if you are interested in producing magazines, buy PageStream (Soit-Logik) or Professional Page (Gold Disk). In future releases, however, 1 would like to see the program offer support for the Amiga’s new standard by incorporating Compugraphic in addition to the Nimbus fonts. A Hard Act To Follow Final Copy is a formidable program, but it is not without a few rough edges. While I never lost data. Final Copy's Text flows automatically around this graphic in a document that’s viewed at 200% magnification. Display became temporarily corrupted on rare occasions, under conditions I couldn’t duplicate. Additionally, Final Copy insists that you specify headers and footers before creating them. As for the outline fonts, SoftWood tech support couldn't tell me if there are plans to incorporate them in future releases. Finally, the outline fonts were not optimized for display, and, at 12 points or less, they are difficult to read. Despite these criticisms, Final Copy is a program to be reckoned with. If you tend to output your work directly from a word processor (without an intervening desktop-publishing program step), I wholeheartedly recommend Final Copy. Editors note: The latest version (1.3) of Final Copy contains modifications to the out line font engine that greatly improve the readability of text on the screen. Video Director Gold Disk Move over, Fellini! By Michael Hanish IF YOU ARE looking for a small-scale video setup, you will appreciate Video Director (SI99.95, Gold Disk). This software-based edit controller and tape librarian works with one infrared- con trolled deck and another that has a LANC (Control-L) jack. With Video Director, if you already have a camcorder and a VCR, you can create edited sequences at home. You use Video Director to identify • the sections of the videotape you want to assemble. Your Amiga keeps track of the start and end points of these sections, or “clips.” Once you define a number of clips, just place them in order, and the program automatically copies them to a master. The program also maintains a sortable. Printable database of all the clips and tapes you catalog. The program uses the source and record decks’ counter numbers or elapsed time to track the clips and edit points. This method is universal among consumer-grade camcorders and VCRs, and is inherently less accu- rate than audio track-based time code. Fortunately, Video Director uses several 7 methods to ensure calibration, minimizing the difference between counter time (relative) and tape time (absolute). The hardware part of Video Director consists of two cables for control and communication, one from the serial port (LANC) to the source deck, and one from the second mouse port (infrared) to the record deck. The LANC, or Control-L connector, is a miniplug standard developed by Sony and supported by Canon, Ricoh, Pentax and others. Other supported possibilities for source decks are Panasonic’s AG- 1960, Selectra’s AG-1960RS, NEC’s PC-VCR, and Sony’s -Box control system. Some of these require an adapter, available from Gold Disk. My hardware setup for these tests consisted of a Canon A1-Digital camcorder as the source and the AG-1960 for recording, both of which worked exactly as promised. I also tried other combinations of suitably equipped machines and found all to work smoothly. Up and Running To install Video Director’s hardware, simply plug in the cable and install the proper driver, using the included utility program. You will need to teach the program a set of remote codes and set up edit-deck control, so aim the mouse port cable toward the deck’s remote sensor window. Software installation is as simple as dragging the Video Director drawer from the program disk onto your hard disk. While the program runs well from floppy, it is best suited to hard-disk residence for speedy access to the tape library and clip list. Once you connect the source and record VCRs, following the diagram on the program disk, connect your genlock, if you have one, install the drivers, train the remote, and you’re ready to edit. On-line help is available at all times should you be separated from the very clear manual. Video Director’s control screen contains transport controls for both source and record decks, and a button to Con filmed on p. 90. MANTA WILL NOT BE UNDERSOLD! 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'91, p. 88). We have used the Amiga in our business since 1985 and are experienced 3-D animation, spreadsheet, and desktop-publishing users. We purchased a ClickFAX modem after seeing a brief note in Amiga- World announcing its release, and we have been frustrated and displeased ever since. In its “News and Views” rebuttal of the AmigaWorld review, Black Belt makes accusations about the abilities of the reviewer, with whom we agree. Is it necessary for us to become programmers to use this or any other product developed for service industries? Truly, Black Belt is not sensitive to the needs of their current and prospect ive customers. It is not our responsiblity as users to be able to figure out ClickFAX on a programmer's level, using a sparse and unnumbered manual and complicated and wordy "ReadMe” updates. What’s more, Black Belt’s technical support is as elitist in its responses and as difficult to reach as the White House. We have called, or, shall we say, attempted to call tech support at Black Belt approximately 15 times during the hours noted in the manual. It is not our fault the hours were changed and we were not informed. After we found out, we called during the new hours one- half hour after opening, only to find they were taking a “late lunch” and were not available. Tliis is ridiculous! It seems fantastic to us that we then had to purchase PageStream at a cost of several hundred dollars in order to send DTP faxes and to export IFF files. We were told this neither upon ordering nor when requesting information regarding ClickFAX before purchasing. We are definitely not confident that we will receive faxes with ClickFAX running; all we wanted to do was to send our DTP scripts via fax and receive corrections. It has been a hassle, and, quite frankly, unless ClickFAX responds, we are going to buy a fax machine. Gayanne DeVry David K. Vandam Austin, Texas Just the Fax In response to Ben Williams' Back- Talk letter that appeared in the February issue, I can understand Black Belt’s unhappiness with my ClickFAX review. I very much dislike writing negative reviews, especially for a company whose other products I greatly respect. I spent more time on ClickFAX than I have on any other review, and I was very thorough. It is true that some of the problems I had were due to the fact that I did not possess the most current version (even though I was working with an upgraded release version of the product), but since Black Belt constantly updates its software and it did not send Amiga World significant updates, it was impossible to keep current. AmigaWorld does check facts just before going to press, and Black Belt had the opportunity to comment on feature changes or bug fixes (as they did in the editor’s note at the end of the review). Another problem is with the company’s help line, which is available onlv two hours a dav, and I have called repeatedly only to listen to busy signals. Ultimately, I still feel that ClickFAX 7 is awkward and lacking in features, especially when compared to the lowest-level products in the Macintosh and IBM markets. Yes, this is a fair comparison, since I was comparing it to very basic products, not the state of the art. The Amiga market does not exist in isolation, and I would have no problem with the price (economics of scale aside) if ClickFAX were a better product. I have no problem with the quality of the end result; my quarrel is with what you have to do to get there. It is ridiculous that you must purchase and learn PageStream simply to create pages with multiple fonts and graphics that you can then send through ClickFAX. Professional Page cannot save a page as a superbitmap as does PageStream, so you cannot use it. Since ClickFAX’s text conversion for use with word processors is ASCII only, you lose all of your formatting, so I heartily disagree that it works well with text editors. Truncate would make sense if it continued each line straight across to the next page, but in my version it only cut off the rest and stopped at a single page. The wrap function did not word wrap, and I was using plain vanilla ASCII from Trans- Write. While these bugs should be fixed by now, purchasers should not have to wait for upgrades to repair such basic features. This is the first time that I have heard a company complain that a product would be “burdened “ with additional features. Their Imagemas- ter image-processing software, one of the better products in the Amiga marketplace, overflows with features and options, and far from its being burdened, I feel it is enhanced by such additions as a paint program. 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FD33: Arcade Games - Ffreddy a mario brothers type of game, Gerbils a target practice game. PlpeLine a German Interpretation of Pipe Dreams, Tron a light cycles version, and wetroids a wonderful version of asteroids with a hilarious twist. FD35 Omega (v 1.3) - A new outstanding dungeon and outdoors adventure game in a similar vein as hack, rouge, and moria. This version is considerably faster and better that all previous versions. WB107A&B: Educational - Drawmap is a program that generates representations such as hemispherical views, and orbital views of the Earth's surface, complete with national boundaries. Screens can be printed or saved to disk as standard IFF files. Full user-configurable online help facility. 68020+ version included. 2 disk set, counts as 1! WB106: Home Manager • This is a great all-in-one address book with an autodialer notepad to-do list appointment scheduler home inventory database and phone number dialer. Slightly crippled demo version. WB105A&B; Workbench 2.0 Extras 2 - See the top right of page 2 for more info on these priceless utilities to make Workbench 2.0 flyl WB104: GrabBag - Q&A Trivia (requires AmigaVision) is a trivia game for 1 2 players,..add your own Questions to customize the difficulty level! Sysinfo is great for telling you how fast slow your computer is, what boards are installed, chipsets, etc. AmiGazer will plot stars in the heaven from any position on earth complete with magnitudes and constellation identification. WB103: Music • Contains 12 ‘great* Soundtracker MED music MODules...complete with programmable shuffle player...B bit audio never sounded so hot! Two disk set counts as two. DD84; Proteus BBS - This disk contains the full-blown version of the Proteus BBS software. Totally configurable & ultimately powerful Requires a hard-drive for realistic use and at least a meg of memory. DD83: IBM - This demo, IbeM. Will allow the running of MS-DOS software with Amiga programs!! I Comes complete with programs to turn your Amiga floppy dnves into 720K IBM compatable drives. DDB2: Unix - Contains a working demo of Mlnlx - a Unix workalike. Mjnix is svstem call compatable with V7 of Unix. Play time several weeks or months. FD37a & b:Tactlcat Games - Empire (2.2w) This great game comes highly recommended. With a full-graphic front end. FD3d:Games - Cribbage Master - A great cribbage game and tutor, Spades - a well done card came, CnineseCheckers - A computer version of this classic, Puzz • a slide piece puzzle game and construction set. FD39a & b: Star Trek, The New Generation - This is a. completely different version of Star Trek than that found on FDT2. This one was created by the German author Tobias. Now with English instructions. Excellentlll Counts as two disks. Requires 512k memory. FD44: Game - Mechfight is an out of this world role-playing adventure comparable to hack and morla. The setting, interplanetary colonies and space stations. In your quest to explore the world, take time out to liberate bad guys of their most valuable possessions, engage in a mortal combat or two against robots and alien life forms, pick up a new amiga 9000. Most of all. Don't forget to stay alive... FD49:Chaos Cheats - This disk contains an everything you wanted to know about cheat set for Chaos Strikes Back, including fuil maps, spells, object locations, super characters and more. FD50: Submarine Game - Sealance, one and a half years in the making, this is an outstanding submarine tactical game. Commercial quality, highly recommended. FD52; Classics Games • PetersQuest a well done Mario brothers type ol game, Jymbc a two player missile command done, and Vstank a tank commander game. FD53: Great Arcade - On this disk is a wonderful implementation of the ever popular classic arcade game Defender. Also contain Air Race a WWII flying ace arcade game, and Psycoblast new creation idea came. FD56: Arcade - Includes SpaceWar, HueyRaid is a well done helicopter arcade game. PowerPong's a great expanded pong game. FD57: Arcade Games * Includes 2 truly commercial quality games. MegaBall, an Arkanoid-lsh game, features 5 musical scores, multiple levels and addicting gameplay. Gravity Attack is a psychadellic trip through several different worids-each distinctly different. FD58: GAMES! - Includes Steinschlag; a great Tetris clone from Germany with music. Scombat: simulate battle between up to 40 players & monsters. Imperium Romanum: Battle up to 4 players for control of the Mediterranean in this Risk-esque game. FD59: Game Potpourri - Xenon III is an almost exact clone of the commercial game of the same name...a great shootemup. Crossword will take lists ol words & automatically generate word-search puzzles tor any Epson compatable printer. FD60: Games - In Nebula, race over a 3d world to destroy enemy installations. Interferon; a great Dr, Mario clone. Enigma; is it a gameor a puzzle? FD61: Games - Solitaire; great graphics, plays two versions. Klide; interesting piece of eye candy. Extreme Violence; 2 player kill bekilled game. YATC; A Tetris clone with Artifical Intelligence. Genesis; create realistic 3d fractal worlds. WB4:Telecommumnlcatlon - This disk contains several excellent pd communication programs designed to get you on line quickly and easily, Access (1.42) - A very nice ANSI term program based on Comm v1.34, but with the addition of transfer protocols. Comm (1.34)
- Last version of one of the best public domain communications programs ever made on the Amiga. Handshake (2.12a) Handshake is a Full featured VT52 100 102 220 WB5 - Fonts 1- Several fonts (35) for the Amiga, also included are five PageStream fonts.and ShowFont - a font display program. WB6: video Fonts 2 - ShowFont(4.0) This program allows you to quickly and painlessly view all 256 characters in a typical font. Large AmiaaDos system fonts (many up to 56pts). WB7: Clip Art - This disk is loaded with black and white clip art. Art includes, trees, watches, tools, US and State maps, and more. WB9:lcons • Truly a multitude of various types and kinds. Also includes IconMiester, iconLab. And others great utilities to help nerato icons. LO:Vlrus Killers - The latest and best VirusX(4.0), Kv(2,1), and ZeroVirus III, WB11: Business - Clerk(4.0), finally a full featured business accounting PD program for the small to medium company. Includes receivables, payables, end of month and uch more. WB12: Disk Utilities - This great disk is loaded with wonderful utilities for everything including making disk labels, disk cataloging, disk optimizing, disk and file recovery archive and organizing, and all sorts of file manipulation. A must havef WB13: Printer Drivers and Generator - over 70 different drivers, and if these don't do it, with PrtDrvGen you can make your own. WB15: Business - This disk contains a spreadsheet, a database, a qject time management program and financial analysis (stocks). 16: Business - This disk contains an inventory manager, a loan analysis program, a great caiendar scheduler, a rofodex program, and pennywise a good ‘Cash Book’ accounting for home or office. WB1B: Word Text Processors - This disk contains the best editors. Includes,TextPius (v2.2e) a full featured word processor, Dme(v1,35) a great programmers editor with strong macro features,TexED(v2.8) an enhanced Emacs type editor, and a spell checker. WB20: General Interest * DiskSalv V1.42 a disk recovery program for all Amiga filB systems, FixDisk V1.0 another file recovery program with features DiskSalv doesn't have, 3DLook gives a 3D appearance to your WorkBench. Clean V1.01 a program to de-fragment memory. WB29: Graphics and Sound - This disk has several different Mandelbrot type programs for generating stunning graphics. Includes, MandelMountains - a realistic terrain generator. Fracgen - generated recursive fractals from user input, Mandelbrot and Tmandel - two fast mandelbrot generators, also Mostra - the best IFF display program to date, will display ALL IFF's Including Dynamic HAM, and Sound • a great IFF sound player, will play anything. Try this disk! WB33:Circult Board Design - several terrific routines for the electronic enthusiast, Including PCBtool - a circuit board design tool, LogicLab - circuit logic tester, and Mead (1,26) a well done new release of this PD CAD program, now comes with predrawn common circuit components for insertion into schematics. WB34: Utilities - Several well done utilities, some will require moderate knowledge of a CLI or Shell for setup, Chatter Box - this one will play any user defined sound after any event (ie. Disk Insert, mouse click, disk removal...),, Artm ¦ The Amiga real lime monitor, ives you full control of the Amiga OS, vory powerful program, Helper - ling th jrams to use _ , ing prog set for use with 3d programs, FpntMaker - make 3d fonts from any BezSurf2 - produce awesome pictures of objects one could turn on a lathe. Can also map iff image files onto any surface that it can draw. Now compatible with most 3D packages, and Vscreen • makes a virtual screen anywhere, great tor DTP , WB25:Educatlonal - On this disk are two programs that can generate maps of differing types, World Data Base uses the CIA's data base to enerate detailed maps of any entered user global coordinates. Also 'aradox a great demonstration of Albert Einstein General Theory of Relativity. WB26: Disk Utilities 2 - MfBackup. KwickBackup - two well done utilities to do harddisk and floppy disk backups, FileMast - a binary file editor, Labelprinter - Disk label printer with very powerful features. WB27: Nagel - 25 Patrick Nagel pictures of beautiful women. Two disk set, counts as one! WB83; Computer Art - this disk has some of tho best Amiga generated computer art that we have collected In the past 5 years. WBB5: Graphics - Contains several programs lor manipulating 24 Bit color images (ham-e) and a rather nice iff Image processing package. WB86: Amiga Vision - Contains the Centurion Press. An Amiga newspaper by Lou Wallace. WB88abc: Tne Complete Bible - A three disk set, with the entire texl of the New Testament and Old Testament. Great search utilities. Three disk set, counts as three. WB90: Rippers, Strippers and Beals - For the Amiga music enthusiast, this disk contains many programs designed stnp music from your favorite games and programs. Music can then bo played with your favorite Pd Music program. Also contains Drums, a very nice drum machine. This disk requires some knowledge of the CLI. WB93: Workbench Extras 2 This disk contains the utilities that Commodore should have shipped with the Amiga; VirusX4.0, Snap, FixDisk (recover corrupt deleted files), Disk Optimizer (floppy & hard), Machlll (screen blanker, hotkey, mouse accel.. macro, clock utility), GOMF (a qurubuster)and PrintStudo. WB95: Checkbook Accountant 2.1 This is definitely commercial grade; we've seen many checkbook p'ograms and this is absolutely the best. Full budgeting, transaction recording and report generation, WB96: Dupsrs - Contains Xcopylll & Nib which will backup copyprotected programs. FreeCopy removes copy protection from several programs, and SuperDuper will crank-out fast AmigaDOS copies. WB9B: Business Includes Bbasell a nice, powertul database; SONY Blank Disks - DSDD 10 for 25 for 50 for 100 for $ 8.60 $ 18.25 $ 35.50 $ 65.00 .86 cents ea) .73 cents ea) .67 cents ea) .65 cents ea) KAO Blank Disks - DSDD 10 for 25 for 50 for 100 for $ 8.20 $ 17.25 $ 31.50 $ 61.00 .82 cents ea) .69 cents ea) .63 cents ea) .61 cents ea) No shipping charge on USA blank disk orders. Canada and Mexico add S 15 each. Other foreign add S.50 ea BizCalc--a personal or mortgage loan calculator with amortization capabilities. Loop--a tlowchart maker. Formmaker - design prolessional forms on your Epson LQ-2500 compatible pnnter. W899: Lifestyles - Includes Agene-family tree program that tracks up to 600 people marriages etc. Landscape is a CAD program to create gardens landscapes. Loom simulates an 8 harness loom; experiment with pattern design in an instant feedback environment. WB100: CallgariPRODemo - Can t afford $ 3,000+ to see if the granddaddy ol 3D rendering software is for you? Then try the demo version of this renowned modeler that the pro's rely on! No built-in save function, requires 68020* processor. WB101: Chemesthotics - is a program that displays molecules as a calotte model. This kind ol display contains a certain esthetic attitude, even extremely poisonous molecules like nicotine and dioxine look quite nice. WB102: Telecommunication* - Contains the programs Ncomm
1. 921 and VT1CO-29B. Zmodem protocols. XPR protocol support, full VT10Q emulation. Ncomm's script language is so powerful it comes with a script file that creates a full-featured BBS system. DD45: AREXX Programs - This disk contains several useful arexx programs and examples, PopCLI4 - The latest of a must have utility. DD47: Pascal - This disk contains everything needed to program in Pascal Includes. A68k (1,2) 68000 assembler, Blink linking software and PCO (1.0) a modest Pascal sub-sel compiler. DD49: C Compiler - conlains zc(1.01) fully K&R. Zcc(1.0) Ironl end. A68k( 1.2} assembler. Blink linker, DD50; Araxx 2 - a must have set ol tutorials on Arexx and several useful examples and utilities lor Arexx development. DD51: Circuit Analysis - Aspice (2.3) A full featured program for electric circuit analysis. DD52: Scientific • Includes Elements - an incredibly well done Ceriodic table program with source. Scientific plotting - over 600k of attice C source routines that can be included in your own programs. DD54: Compression - This disk is loaded with all of tne best file compression programs and aids for the Amiga. Many of the programs can be used by the new user. Includes Arc(2.3), Lharc(l.O), Lhwarp(1.03). Pkax(1.0). PowerPacker(2.3a) a must have by all, Zlp(I.O), Warp(2.Q4), and Zoo(2.0). Also IFFcrunch an excellent compression for IFF files. DD55: ARP - On this disk you will find the complete ArpRel3.Q release Anti- Virus Only $ 19.95 The most thorough virus protection money can buy. Anti-Virus is not Public Domain r _each= $ _ Disk based catalog (add $ 2.50) $ Anti-Virus (add $ 19.95)$ . Please send me the following: Enter disk id (Ex. DD17, FD5, WB3) or KAO Blanks CA residents add 8.25% sales tax Foreign Shipping  Payment Enclosed Please charge my: Visa $ . $ 3.00 $ _  MasterCard cc _ Signature. Name Exp Address City. ST Zip. WBS5:Appllca!lon - XcopyIII - a full featured disk copier, make backups of copy protected disks. RoadRoute - find the quickest route from one city to another, highway description included. Diary - a diary program like ’Dougy Howard M.D Cal - a calendar program, Magman
- a database tailored to maintain records on articles and publications. WB57:Anlmation • This disk has several ‘Demo* style animations, Includira. Bktter. Lolly. Sun5. Vertigo, vorte*. And xenmorph. WB59:Buslness - contains a great, very full featured stock market technical analysis and tracking program, also an appointment calendar, and more. WB61 intermediate Utilities - Includes programs lo help to drasticaly decrease flicker in interlace and hi-res modes (antiflick), an Atari-st emulator, an ©prom programmer, turn your amiga into an eight channel digital data analyzer or ocilloscope. And more. WBE2:Mldl Utilities - Several useful midi utilities including, programs to transfer lo and from several music programs to midi, a midi sysex handler, a midi recorder with timebase. Display midi info. Hie sequence player, and a low scores. WB63:DI*k Utilities 3 - Several highly recommended programs to aid in removing duplicate files from your hard drive, performing file backups, Binary editing, fast formatting, file recovery, disk track recovery, and lorced DISK VALIDATION of corrupt disks. WB66:lcons 2- Lot's ol neat icons. Also, several wonderful programs that to let you create your own icons, modify and manipulate icons and info structures. WB68:Muslc Utilities - several good utilities lor Ihe Amiga music enthusiast Includes. Noisetracker - a great music creation program, Sonix2MOD - converts sonlx lo mod files which ihen can be used by noisetracker, soundlraker, and MED. SpeakerSim - a speaker design lool demo, Wondersound is an additive harmonic instrument design tool with a separate envelope design window and 16 relative harmonic strength and phase angle controls. WB69: Music - This disk has over 90 minutes of classical and modern electronic music for you Amiga. WB70:Desk Top Pub ¦ Atcp - transfer Macintosh screen fonts. Mac or IBM format .AFM metric files, to Amiga screen fonts and Ppaae .metric files. With this program open door to the libraries of Adobe and PostScript type!, Calendar - month lemplaies in PS form. Posi - a full featured post script file display and print utility. WB75: Music • over 100 instruments files (.inst) and sample sound files (,ss) for your music programs. WB76: Application* - This disk contains Slichery - a often requested knitting design program, Lotto - a rather complete lottery tracking and prediction utility, SSS • this screen capture program can grab almost any screen Including games, Today - a personal calender, Tarot - fortune teller, and Grammar - grammar checker. WB79: Home & Business Accounting - Includes Ckbaccl - the mosl complete checkbook accounting program going, LCDCalc * this well done calculator has a very large display and operates from the keyboard or mouse, Mileage master - monitor your automobile mileage with this mileage log, Grammar - a grammar checker, and Wortdtime - find out what lime it is in up to 50 global cities. WB81: Great Applications - DataEasy a very easy to use, database program. Don’t let the ease ol use fool you, this is a very full featured database program including full printer control for address labels and mail merge applications. Also includes, TypeTut a good typing tulor, RLC a full featured label printer. Banner, a multi-font banner maker, and Budget a home accounting In a program. Highly recommended. WB82:Anlmatlons - Four full length, well done 'movie* style animations. Including, Coyote, Jugglerll, GhostPool, and Mechanlx, system 1ontr Make3DShapo - create 3d shapes trom any Imago, DumptolFF ¦ create 3d animations preserves pallet, and World3d ¦ a demo program of a front end for use with DKBRender. WB36: Graphics ¦ On this disk are several programs to create stunning a'aphical images including, Mpath • creates swirling galaxy images. Roses - produce an unlimited number ot variations of images that a symmetrically similar to a rose, SimGen - display those spectacular images as part ol your workbenck screen, and RayShade - a very good raytracing program, create your own beautiful 3d graphic models with this one I WB37: Educational * Educational games and puzzles that cover math, geography, spelling, and books. Ages 6-15 WB38: Plotting and Graphic* ¦ Plotxy is ihe most powerful full featured plotting package. Used by many colleges and universities. A welcome addition to our library! Highly recommended. Plans - a incredibly well done Computer Aided Dratting program, very lull featured, Tesselator * a program that helps generates fantastic looking, recursive M.C. Ecsher type pictures. WB39; Music - Intuitracker is a German offering of an exquisitely well done program that allows you lo play music on your Amiga with CD like controls. Lets you strip out music from your lavorite games or others and include them In your music library. WB40: Music - ‘CD on a disk*. 90 minutes of modern music on this well presented collection. Requires 2 drives or HD. WB41: Music - MED an incredibly well done, full featured music editor. Createyour own stunning music directly on your Ihe Amiga. Similar to Sound! Racker but better, very powerful easy to use program. Vor. 3.10. WB43:Buslness * This disk contains AnalytiCalc ¦ probably the most powerful spreadsheet program on the Amiga. A full featured spreadsheet with many features expected in a commercial package. Requires 1.2 MB of memory! WB46:Clip Art ¦ HighRes clip art with Ihe following motils • embellishments (borders, dodads ,...}, people, and transportation. WB48: Clip Art • HighRes clip an with the following motifs • Holidays, music, medical, and misc. WB49abc:Anlmatlon Sampler * On this three disk sampler set (counts as two disks) are some ol the besi animations that have been created over the last three years, Several examples ol ’Movie" type animations some with spectacular raytraced reality (coolroby, watch, spigot and egg). Also several european style or ‘Demo* animation with incredible graphics and outstanding electronic music (akrilighl. Copersine. Doc. Dos20l0, impact, and logodemo). These truly show off the creative edge of an Amiga! WB50: Animation - Seven of the best european style animations or 'Demos', Including • scientific 451. Subway (a U.S. entrant, also our lavonte). Sunride, tnrstdemo. Inight. Waves, and woow. WB53:Graphlcs - Raytracing programs gonerale absolutely stunning realistic looking planes, rockets, buildings..., and surreal images often consisting ol highly polished spheres and objects. C-Light is the mosl powerful EASY-TO-USE of it's kind we have seen to date. This is easily better, and more full featured, than similar commercial programs cost ng in the hundreds ol dollars. Also, sMovie - a lull featured video text titler similar to ProVideo. Broadcast Titler. Great video scrolling, wipes, special effects, and more... WB54:Prln1lng - This disk contains several routines to help with the chore of printing. Includes Gothic - Finally a Banner printer for the PDI PrinlStudto -a well implemented all-purpose printer-utility wilh a very comfortable graphic interface and many advanced features, Lila - with ease, print ASCII files lo a PostScript printer, and many more. WB1Q5A&B: Workbench 2.0 Extras 2 I This set contains the programs that should have been included | with WB 2.0. These powerful utilities take full advantage of Ihe ¦ many new capabilities that are available in Workbench 2.0 J Tool Manager - a *wonderful* utility to add programs to your | TOOL menu, create a collection of icons on the workbench to ¦ easily launch frequently used programs...and much, much ! Morel A true must have ulilityll! ALL of our Amigas rely I heavily on this utility. | VlrusChecker-Drop it in your WBStartup drawer and forget it. - Total Virus protection will be yours with absolutely no effort! I Icon - Enhances Workbench's ‘Show All" to display over 40 | distinct icons for different types of files (text, graphic, source ¦ files, sound samples, libraries, etc., etc.) “ Font Editor - Create edit bitmap fonts with full color support! 1 Screen Blankers - ala fractals and spliners! No more boring ¦ black screen. Colorful, interesting and highly hypnotic effects! J Requester Enhancers - no more stale please insert volume’ I requesters--these are animated requesters for all of the | system’s requesters. „ CPUBIIt - speeds up texl displays for owners ol 88020+ CPUs. I Wallpaper - put workbench on lop of any IFF picture! | SafeReboot - adds a safe way lo reboot your computer...can ¦ greatly reduce disk validation errors! B Public Screen Utils - allow several separate programs to | share the same screen. E r_, „ dis et count two disjot „ J including Ihe full user docs. Ihe full Developers guide. ARP is the official AmigaDOS Resource Project (ARP) retease 1.3. ARP makes many improvements to AmigaDOS and makes your system easier to use from the CLI. DD57: Advanced Utilities - Msh - like Cross-dos, copies tiles to and from MS-DOS. Pal-NTSC - convert any pal program to NTSC and vice versa. Also several utilities that improve your startup-sequence. Plus 25 more programs. DD62: Basic and Xscheme - Cursor - a full featured Amiga Basic compiler, sbasic and ftext - several wonderful routines to help in basic programers. And Xscheme - an interpreted object oriented language. DD64: Amiga Programmers Manual - The fully comprehensive Amiga programming manual with source code examples and easy to understand tutorials! DD65: C Tuiorfal* • Several welt done tutorials on how to program the Amiqa. Includes tutorials and working examples on device drivers. IFF reads writes, sound and arcade game implementation, double Buffering, and others. A must have for Amiga Programmers. DD66: Programming ToolBqx - Many programs to help in your development efforts (most for C some for basic) Includes programs to generate requesters, an incredible spritemaker toolbox, lo greatly aid compiling, convert Dpaint brushes to C structures, a great library manager, and many more wonderful time savers! DD69:Advanced Utilities - SerNel and ParNei - Conneci two Amiga's and share resources, MemMonitor - Similar lo Wfrag but greatly improved. Selector - put menus on your workbench screen, and more. DD71 A&B:C Compiler - This disk contains DICE. Matthew Dillon's full featured, powerful C compiler and environment system. 2 Disks, counts as 2. DD72: VT Emulators • Contains three powerful lull featured VT emulators, with many advanced features including Kermit, Xmodem and Tekronix protocols. VaxTerm, VLT, and more. DD77: Fortran - Contains a tuil featured FORTRAN77 environmental development syslem. Also conlains EzAsm a strongly macro dependent 68000 assembler. DD78: Menus & System Enhancements - Several neat programs to aid In launching programs from special icons (Next computer style), adding WorkBanch menus and more. Also contains many useful programs to determine operation system configuration, memory usage, Toad and many other important utilizations. DD79abcd: Amiga C Tutorial - This is the most comprehensive C language. Amiga orientated set of tutorials available. Includes full working examples, source code and an incredible set of lessons. Included are full discussions and examples of every lopic on Amiga programming. Four disk set. Counts as three. DD80: Vfont System - A font rendering system that extends the Amiga so that it will be able to use vectorized outline fonts. Fast rendering, rotating, and sizing. Use in your own programs! DD81: Arexx Tutorial • Includes several sample Arexx scripts and sample programs. Also includes Apig: a library that gives you access to Intuition from within Arexx scripts. D&titer inquiries mnd submtssfons Phone ( )_ DevWare, 12528 Kirkham Court, Suite 11-A25, Poway, CA 92064 Orders Only Please 1 -800 879-0759 Support 619 679-2825 Fax 619 679-2887 Following day shipping in most cases. No shipping charges within USA, Canada add $ .25 each, Foreign add $ .50 per disk for air mail delivery. Payment in US funds. A minimum of $ 20.00 required on credit card orders. It’s Here! It’s Here! Release 2.04 of AmigaDOS for the A500 A2000N! Includes ROMS, disks and f u II- documentation. Requires installation. U.S. orders only. $ 95.00 __ Total disks @ $ _ Handling Total Due Sony _ Manufacturers’ Distributors’ Addresses 360 Systems 18740 Oxnard St. Tar ana. CA 91356 Accotade 550 S. Winchester Blvd. Suite 200 San Jose, CA 95128 408 985-1700 Akai Professional PO Box 2344 Ft. Worth, TX 76113 817 336-5114 AKG Acoustics 1525 Alvarado St. San Leandro, CA 9-1577 415 351-3500 Alesis Studio Electronics PO Box 3908 Los Angeles, CA 90078 213 467-8000 ASDG 925 Stewart St, Madison. WI 53713 608 273-6585 Beta Unlimited 87 Summit St. Brooklyn, NY 11231 718 852-8646 Black Belt Systems 398 Johnson Rd. Glasgow, MT 59230 406 367-5513 800 TK-AMIGA Casio 570 Mt. Pleasant Rd. Dover, NJ 07801 201 361-5400 CDTV Publishing Sec Commodore Business Machines Central Coast Software A Division of New Horizons PO Box 164287 Austin, TX 78716 512 328-6650 Cheetah Distributed bv Jessico PO Box 2034 Wheaton, Md 20902 800 458-5515 Commodore Business Machines 1200 Wilson Dr. West Chester, PA 19380 215 431-9100 215 436-4200 Deltaware 3148 Kingston Rd., Suite 202 Toronto, OnL Canada MIM IP4 416 431-2047 Digital Creations 2865 Sunrise Blvd. Suite 103 Rancho Cordova. CA 95742 916 344-4825 dissidents 10325 Wood Rd. Utica, NY 13502 315 797-0343 Dr. T’s Music Software 100 Crescent Rd., Suite IB Needham, MA 02194 617 455-1454 ECE Research Distributed bv Amazing Computers 1441 E, Fletcher Ave., Suite 1450 Tampa, FL 33612 813 977-6511 Electronic Arts 1450 Fashion Island Blvd. San Mateo, CA 94404 415 571-7171 800 245-4525 EMU Systems 1600 Green Hills Rd. 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