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MUSIC X SOFTWARE.,
like a
fine
instrument is
crafted
from the
heart.
It
is mare than
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excellent
tool,
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of art.
COMMITMENT
:
We
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pushingahead
state of
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software, enabling
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NO COMPROMISES
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92
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Sequences
and
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availablememory
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if
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a
IOOK
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or
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a libraryentry!
KEYBOARD MAPPING
features
allow
almost any
(unction
of
the
sequencer
to
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from
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MIDI
keyboard,(ootpedal,
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This
includesstoning/
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sequencer,
initiating
sequences,
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even changingthe key map itself!
RE.ALTIME.:
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of
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and
edicing
of
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.
while in edit made
and wotch notes appear
on your
edit
displayas you
play them!
LJBRARIAN:
A
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You
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.
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to
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E.DITING:An
impressivebattery
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THE. POWE.R:
Partof the power
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The
Amigo,one
of
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computers available.
Ac
last you can run these many powerful applica
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is
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pleasure
rather
than
a chore
to
use!
MICRO MIDI:
Although Music-X will
work
with
any
of
che
many
MIDI
interfacesfor
the
Amigo
we offer
our
own MIDI interface which
,
we
feel
ir
a cut above. It
features six
outputs
(each output switchableas
OUT,
THRU
or
OFF)
two
switch-selectableinputs, a channel
,
loadingindicator
and an external clock output
,
(sync/
start
scop
for
synchronizing
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older,
non-MIDIdrum machines,and a serial
pass-thru!
MICRO SMPTE.:
This
complete
SMPTE
Reader will allowMusic-X to synchron
ize
with video
or
audio capedecks.
It
connects
co
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Amigo
parallelinterface
and includes
a
pass-thru
so
as
not
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princer
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OurMicro SMPTE
is
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wichall
Amigo models
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IA2000).
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Photon
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system.
It includesfacilities far both
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and 3-D
animation, as well
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of
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renderedimages.Our 3-D renderingmodule
supports variablelight sources,shadows,
transparen and
reflections
in a 3-D
cy,
environment. Other modules includeCel
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