4 thoughts on “Commodore Amiga MIDI Myth Busting

  1. I had something that was called a MIDI/Sampler. It was an external box that connected to the Amiga’s parallel and serial ports via flat cables. As the name suggests, it also provided an analog audio input (8-bit sampling via parallel port), since the Amiga only had audio outputs built in.

  2. Is it just me or is that “boss music” bear more than a passing resemblance to the Lambada… Or would that be the other way around?

  3. I actually started my composing career on the Amiga 500 with Soundtracker. It was not hard to get a MIDI Interface but the Amiga was always lacking really good MIDI software!
    I started with Deluxe Music and Sonix – but they weren’t good enough. I ended up using Dr.Ts KCS (Keyboard Controlled Sequencer) and synth editor. That was pretty much OK, but crashed too often. The Amiga never had a really stable timing too. So I waited for Steinberg’s 24 to finally come out for the Amiga. But then one day I saw the new Cubase on the Atari at the music shop – and that was that! Good bye Amiga, hello Mega STE (+ Midex) and I had the most stable and grooving sequencer for years to come! (I swear, it NEVER crashed on me, ever!)

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