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From: aa700@cleveland.Freenet.Edu (Michael Current)
>Newsgroups: freenet.sci.comp.atari.news
Subject: Digi-Studio Information
Reply-To: aa700@cleveland.Freenet.Edu (Michael Current)
Posted-By: xx004 (aa700 - Michael Current)
Date: Wed Sep 30 02:01:08 1992



                         Digi-Studio Information
                         -----------------------

Digi-Studio is a new piece of software for the Atari XL/XE series.

It allows you to play music using real sounds which have been digitized.

Digi-Studio comes with a keyboard player and tune player. The keyboard
player lets you use your computer keyboard like a piano keyboard to play tunes,
but using real sounds, rather than computer-generated noises as is usually the
case with this type of program. You can have 3 sounds in memory and can quickly
change between them while playing tunes.The keyboard player has responsive keys
so that the sound will only play for as long as you hold the key down.Just like
a synthesizer!! The Digi-Studio disk contains many sounds for use with the
keyboard player, ranging from church bells, to pig grunts, to a baby crying, to
screams, and lots of synthesizer sounds. In fact around 25 sounds in all. Why
buy a synthesizer when your Atari can do the same?!

The tune player allows you to play pre-programmed tunes using any of the
available sounds on the disk. Five tunes have been included on the disk for you
to play.

Digi-Studio comes on a DS/SD disk, and includes a printed manual. It is
aimed at everyone, whether musically inclined or not! You may just want to use
it for fun, or compose a tune with it! The comprehensive user manual makes it a
joy to use!

Digi-Studio will only work on XL/XE computers with 64K RAM. No extra
hardware is required. The sound samples just play through your TV speaker!

Package 1.5 for Digi-Studio is now also available offering more features
for Digi-Studio and loads more samples and tunes. This extra pack is available
with package 1 only. Check the next section for details of this new package.

                        Digi-Studio Package 1.5

     Digi-Studio Package 1.5 is a new set of programs which form part of the
     Digi-Studio suite of programs and utilities. It is NOT an upgrade to
     package 1. It is intended to be used in conjunction with package 1.

     Package 1.5 contains two new programs for Digi-Studio: The Sample
     Editor and the Tune Compiler. Also included are 26 new samples and 18
     new tunes for use with Digi-Studio.

     The Sample Editor allows you to edit existing Digi-Studio samples, and
     also allows you to create your own by using a joystick. The Sample
     Editor has facilities for reversing samples (playing them backwards),
     copying pages of sample to other pages of sample, and also contains
     facilities to edit samples very accurately using a joystick. This edit
     facility also allows you to create your own samples. By using all the
     supplied facilities, you can create some very weird sounds! You can
     then save your samples to disk and use them in the Keyboard and Tune
     Players in package 1.

     The Tune Compiler creates stand-alone Basic program modules for
     including Digi-Studio tunes in your own Basic programs. The resulting
     modules are output in LIST format for merging into your own Atari Basic
     or Turbo-Basic programs. The modules are self-contained and do not
     require any Digi-Studio program to play. Just imagine your game
     starting with a chorus of God Save the Queen in pig grunts, church
     bells, electric guitar, ..., or your own sounds created using the
     Sample Editor!

     Also included on the disk are 26 new samples, including pan pipes,
     various guitars, dog woof, organs, synth sounds, and lots of effects!
     Also, 18 new tunes are supplied for playing with the Tune Player, or
     for compiling using the Tune Compiler. These include: Yesterday, Hey
     Jude, View to a Kill, God Save the Queen, Happy Birthday, This Old Man,
     and many classics.

     The manual is in A5 booklet format, and has been typeset using LaTeX,
     and printed using an Agfa Laser printer. The clear instructions make
     the software a joy to use!

     THIS IS THE NEW DEAL: BUY PACKAGES 1 AND 1.5 NOW FOR US$25, AND GET
     A *FREE* COPY OF PACKAGE 2 (TUNE CREATION SYSTEM) WHEN IT IS READY.
     YOU MAY NOW PAY IN CASH. JUST COMPLETE THE FORM BELOW, AND SEND IT
     WITH $25 TO THE ADDRESS SHOWN. PLEASE INSURE YOUR LETTER IF YOU ARE
     USING CASH (THIS COSTS $3 TO DO - ASK AT YOUR POST OFFICE). ORDERS
     CAN ALSO BE PAID FOR IN OTHER CURRENCIES. PLEASE CONTACT ME BY EMAIL
     FIRST FOR A QUOTE.


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                                  Please send me:
                  PACKAGES 1 AND 1.5 NOW, AND 2 WHEN IT'S READY 
                             I ENCLOSE US$25 IN CASH 
     
     NAME:______________________________
     ADDRESS:________________________________________________
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