The MIDI Revolution of 1986!

The MIDI Revolution of 1986!

So, a long time ago, in a galaxy far, far away, MIDI sequencing and audio processing were new and exciting things. I remember these days. As early as 1984, I was sequencing 3 tracks on my Commodore64 using Electrosound. It wasn’t much later that this episode of The Computer Chronicles aired in the States, giving us an insight into new and emerging MIDI capabilities, as well as digital audio processing and sampling. In fact, one gentleman in this video uses the term “digital audio workstation” which surely must be one of the earliest references to such a thing?

Anyway, see past the PBS corny presentation, cheesy music and amateurish spiel from the presenters and you will see a very nostalgic 30 minute piece about the wondrous things being done with Atari ST’s, Amigas, Apple GS’s and them new-fangled IBM PC’s!

Many thanks to my good friend Gavin, aka Logan 5, for bringing this to my attention on the Internet Archive.

Enjoy 🙂

  • Posted on January 8, 2011 - 8:05 pm
  • By Failed Muso
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