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VOYETRA Sequencer+ gold v4.10 (Nov 1992)
« on: December 16, 2015, 04:22:51 AM »
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v4.0 was reviewed in SOS - March 1991
https://web.archive.org/web/20150623023957/http://www.soundonsound.com/Contents.php?Month=3&Year=1991

VOYETRA
Voyetra Sequencer Plus Version 4
Brian Heywood evaluates the latest update to Voyetra's powerful Sequencer Plus program.

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im trying to find the original installer disks of voyetra sequencer plus gold v4.11 (installer was found!! thanks again to "Juno 6" on gearslutz)  can anyone help me? - the program has been made freeware by turtlebeach but they have the non final version posted for download which is v4.10... and according to the manual i need version 4.11 to be able to properly use more than one midi interface together at a time.. which is what im trying to do (to get more midi output ports using real hardware) http://contents.driverguide.com/content.php?id=66058&path=README.TXT this textfile also indicates this under the "notes for dos users" where it specifically states: "To get this to work with
Sequencer Plus, you must obtain SP version 4.11 or higher,
which will have an install explicitly for this. - please help if u have the disks!! please register here + post a link! 

http://web.archive.org/web/19961119012040/http://www.voyetra.com/
http://web.archive.org/web/20081227005320/http://66.49.226.244/utilities/SpG_QuickReferenceManual.pdf

https://www.flickr.com/photos/valenuni/sets/72157616310004117/

theres two ways to pursue using this app in modern times..
1) using retro hardware 2) virtually using DOSBOX



downloads
http://vetusware.com/download/Sequencer%20Plus%20Gold%204.10/?id=9861
http://vetusware.com/download/Sequencer%20Plus%20Pro%204.06/?id=10283
http://www.vgmpf.com/Wiki/index.php?title=Sequencer_Plus_Gold
http://www.vgmpf.com/Docs/Sequencer%20Plus%20Gold%20-%20Manual%20v4.pdf
https://support.turtlebeach.com/download/799/ (seq_gold.zip)
http://support.turtlebeach.com/file/1071/ (midi_mon.zip)
http://www.vgmpf.com/Wiki/images/9/9f/Sequencer_Plus_Gold_Drivers_v1995-11-22.zip (updated 95 dos drivers)
http://blog.netandif.de/2007/06/29/dosbox-dos-sequenzer-wiederbelebt/
http://www.vgmpf.com/Wiki/images/0/0a/Sequencer_Plus_Gold_-_Audio_Tutorial.zip (tutorial mp3)



archived
http://web.archive.org/web/20020606042219/http://voyetra.com/site/kb_ftp/340.asp *faqs
http://web.archive.org/web/20020409062145/http://www.voyetra.com/site/kb_ftp/340ftp.asp *driver list 1995
http://web.archive.org/web/20020606075549/http://voyetra.com/site/kb_ftp/3402003.asp *drivers list 2003
http://web.archive.org/web/20140108055048/http://www.turtlebeach.com/support/files/397
http://web.archive.org/web/20140108055033/http://www.turtlebeach.com/support/files/314
http://openmuse.org/aboutjim.html

COMPATIBILITY - supported interfaces
************************************************************************************************
DRIVERS AS OF 2003: http://web.archive.org/web/20020606075549/http://voyetra.com/site/kb_ftp/3402003.asp
DRIVER DOWNLOADS : https://support.turtlebeach.com/files/314/
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http://web.archive.org/web/20020409062359/http://www.voyetra.com/site/kb_ftp/370ftp.asp
V22:  http://www.oldschooldaw.com/forums/index.php?topic=2384.0
V22M: same as V22 with added daughtercard for mpu-401 "intelligent" mode
V24s: http://www.oldschooldaw.com/forums/index.php?topic=2383.0
V24sM: same as V24s with daughtercard for mpu-401 "intelligent" mode
mqx-32m: http://www.oldschooldaw.com/forums/index.php?topic=2385.0
2port/SE: http://www.oldschooldaw.com/forums/index.php?topic=537
https://www.usedprice.com/items/pro-sound/voyetra-technologies/pro-midi-equipment/v24sm-interface-360406.html



related info:
http://www.thecomputerarchive.com/thearchive/Software/Multimedia/Voyetra%20-%20Sequencer%20Plus%20and%20Music%20Clips.PDF
http://www.kvraudio.com/forum/viewtopic.php?p=6328879
http://bobbyprincemusic.blogspot.co.uk/2013/07/voyetra-sequencer-plus-visited-again.html
http://raympoon.playgroundhk.com/bbs/midic.htm spjr for soundblaster
http://www.kvraudio.com/forum/viewtopic.php?p=6156485
https://support.turtlebeach.com/entry/34029154/
patchmaster: http://www.oldschooldaw.com/forums/index.php?topic=609
https://voyetrasequencer.wordpress.com/
http://blog.netandif.de/2007/06/29/dosbox-dos-sequenzer-wiederbelebt/



timeline
company claims to be in business since 1975:  http://web.archive.org/web/19970221204611/http://www.voyetra.com/voyinfo/aboutvoy.htm
sequencer plus (1984) *original version*
sequencer plus mark II (?)
first reviewed in soundonsound in november of 1987
sequncer plus mark III (1989)
sequencer plus junior.
sequencer plus pro
voyetra sequencer gold v4.0 (Nov 1990) *original release of v4*
voyetra sequencer gold v4.06 (Feb 1992) - seen in an ad in pc magazine
voyetra sequencer gold v4.09 (Nov 1992) *4.09 update*
voyetra sequencer gold v4.10 (?/?/1993) *4.10 update*
voyetra sequencer gold v4.11  (10/26/93) *4.11 final update?*
voyetra merges with turtle beach as of dec 1996:
http://www.soundonsound.com/sos/1996_articles/jul96/pcnotes.html

press info:
http://web.archive.org/web/19970221204620/http://www.voyetra.com/voyinfo/press.htm

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System Requirements
1) IBM PC/XT/AT, and true compatibles equipped with one of the following MIDI Interfaces:

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- Voyetra V-22 / V-24S multi-port interfaces
- MPU-compatible interface (MPU-401, MPU-IPC, V-4000x)
- Music Quest MQX-16  I16S, MQX-32 I32M
- Creative Labs' Sound Blaster
- Ad-Lib Game Card
- IBM Music Feature
-- Or --
IBM PS/2 (Micro Channel), equipped with a Roland Micro Channel MPU-401 interface (MPU-IMC)
-- Or --
IBM PS/1 with MIDI feature
-- Or --
Yamaha C1 Music Computer

2) A Hard Drive (and one floppy drive for installation)
3) DOS 2.0 or higher
4) At least 512K of RAM (640K recommended)
5) One of the following monitors:
- IBM Monochrome
- Hercules - CGA
- EGA
- MCGA
- VGA
- Twinhead Magic Combo Display Adapter"

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README: DATED NOVEMBER 1992
--- SpGold version 4.09 Update ---
1) MASTER sync mode -
When Sp Gold is in MASTER sync mode, it uses its own internal clock as a timing
reference and simultaneously generates SMPTE from the V-24s SMPTE output.
This mode allows Sp Gold to send SMPTE to another
hardware device or a MIDI/digital audio application running simultaneously on
another computer, such as Digidesign Sound Tools/Pro Tools/Deck, Turtle Beach
56K, MTU MicroSound, etc. MASTER also allows you to record your MIDI tracks
and your SMPTE stripe onto tape at the same time.

2) All SAPI drivers (except SAPIMFC) are now General MIDI-compliant.
*SAPI's default patch and drum note mapping are identical to those defined by
the General MIDI standard. *SAPI uses channel 16 (*NOT channel 10*) as its drum channel.

3)New Librarian support:
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Roland D-70,
Ensoniq SQ-1 Plus and SQ-2,
Kawai XD-5,
Korg 01/W,
Korg Wavestation A/D

4)New hardware support:
PAiA PCM68ex,
4-operator Sound Blaster Pro

5).PIF and .ICO file to use for running Sp from within Windows.

--- SpGold version 4.10 Update ---
1) New "Super SAPI" drivers for OLP-3 based sound cards offer improved sound and MIDI implementation.
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4-op Sound Blaster Pro,
Media Vision PAS Plus
Media Vision PAS 16,
Cardinal SOUNDvision/SOUNDstudio, etc.)
2) New hardware support:
Quote
Omni Labs AudioMaster,
Cardinal SOUNDvision/SOUNDstudio,
Media Vision PAS Plus/PAS 16,
Yamaha TG-100.



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MIDI interfaces - supported sound card and MIDI interfaces (Sequencer Plus 4.11)
The following VAPI drivers are included as part of Sequencer Plus 4.11, except
as noted.  "**" denotes "ganged" output, which means the external MIDI port
AND the internal wavetable synth play together.

Supported MIDI Interfaces (including Sound Cards):
--------------------------------------------------

AdLib
  AdLib Gold, 2000                    vapiADG.com + sapiADG.com
  original card (no Midi !)           vapiNUL.com + sapiFM1.com 

Advanced Gravis                       No Support

Analog Devices
  Personal Sound System chipset       vapiPSS.com + sapiPSS.com
  includes DSP-16, ADSP-16, 16-DSP

Antex
  Z1                                  vapiZ1.com + sapiZ1.com

ASC / OmniLabs / DAK / BSR / V&V
  AudioMaster / MediaMaster           tapiASC.com

ATI Technologies
  VGA Stereo FX, Stereo FX            vapiATI.com + sapiATI.com
  Stereo FX CD                        vapiATI2.com + sapiATI2.com

Aztech Labs
  Sound Galaxy and others, incl. OEM  vapiSG.com +sapi!OPL.com
  Sound Galaxy NX-PRO                 vapiNXP.com + sapiNXP.com
  Business Audio  (no Midi)           vapiNUL.com + sapi!OPL.com
  (Aztech OEM's their cards to many other companies.)

Cardinal Technologies
  Sound Studio, Sound Vision          vapiGSS1.com + sapiGSS1.com
  DSP-16 (Digital Sound Pro 16)       vapiPSS2.com + sapiPSS2.com

CMS (Computer Music Supply)           Not supported (except for Mpu-401 model CMS-401)

Compaq Computers
  ESS chipset                         no Midi = vapiNUL, or 
                                      vapiESS.com + sapi!ESS.com
 
Computer Peripherals
  ViVa Maestro 16                     vapiMPU.com + sapiVM16.com
  ViVa Maestro Pro                    vapiNXP.com + sapiNXP.com

Covox
  Sound Master II & Midi Maestro      vapiSMA.com

Creative Labs
  Sound Blaster (orig.& Pro)          vapiSB.com + sapiSB.com
  Sound Blaster 16 & "Vibra"          vapiSB16.com + sapi!SB3.com
  Awe-32, Awe-64, SB-32               vapiSB16.com +  sapiAWE.com
  SAPI driver for Emu wavetable       sapiAWE.com  (not incl. w/Seq+ install,
                                                    download instead)

Ensoniq
  Soundscape (Elite), Vivo            vapiMPU.com **
  Soundscape (original)               vapiSNDS.com

Gallant (CompuMedia)
  SC-4000                             vapiGAL4.com + sapiGAL4.com
  SC-5000                             vapiGAL5.com + sapiGAL5.com
  SC-6000                             vapiGAL6.com + sapiGAL6.com

IBM
  MFC (Music Feature Card)            vapiMFC.com + sapiMFC.com

Jovian Logic
  Sonia                               vapiJOV.com + sapiJOV.com

Key Electronics                       No Support (exc. Mpu-401 model)

Korg USA
  modules & keyboards
  w/IBM serial port, includes 05R/W   vapiTG.com

Media Vision
  Jazz 16 
  (OEM'd to other companies)          vapiMPU.com
  Pro Audio Spectrum (orig.8 bit)     vapiMV.com + sapiMV.com
  Pro Audio Studio  & Fusion          vapiMPU.com + sapi!OPL.com
  Pro Audio Spectrum 16               vapiMV2.com + sapi!MV2.com
     note: PAS-16 was re-labelled by other OEM's,
     such as Logitech SoundMan 16, MediaStar, ThunderMedia. AudioTech

MidiMan                               No Support (exc. Mpu-401 model)

MOTU (Mark of the Unicorn)            No Support for Seq+:   

Music Quest   (now part of Opcode)
  PC Midi Card & MQX-16 (not "S")     vapiMPU.com
  MQX-16s  (SMPTE)                    vapi16S.com
  MQX-32m (2 outs + SMPTE)            vapiMQX.com
  Note/1   (parallel port)            vapiN1.com
  Note/1+  (parallel port, 2 outs)    vapiN1P.com
  2Port/SE                            vapiSE2.com   (parallel port, 2 in/out, SMPTE)                 
  (2port/se driver file was damaged in 4.11 seq+ distributed files, download fresh copy of .com file instead)
  8Port/SE                            NO SUPPORT (as Seq+ only allows 2 ins!)
  (parallel port, 8 in/out, SMPTE) 

Opcode
  PC Translator (parallel port)       NO SUPPORT
  repackaged Music Quest products     see Music Quest list

OPTi based sound cards

compare these hardware compatibilities to the list on the cakewalk 4.0 for dos page:
http://www.oldschooldaw.com/forums/index.php?topic=506.0

http://www.auricle.com/welcome-aurfaqs.html


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Sequencer Plus - FAQs

AWE-32 & AWE-64
Drivers to be used by Sequencer Plus:

vapiSb16.com  (or vapiSb3.com)  for external MIDI
sapiAWE.com /port:2  (for the wavetable synthesizer)
sapi!sb3.com /port:3 (for the FM synthesizer)

updated driver info: http://web.archive.org/web/20020409062145/http://www.voyetra.com/site/kb_ftp/340ftp.asp

NOTE: SapiAWE.com was never released in a Sequencer Plus version.
  You need to download this driver from the FTP, and effectively need to edit
  the DRIVER.BAT file to get it going.  (In the SB versions of Seq.Plus,
  it would be the SPPRO.BAT or SEQ.BAT;)

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the following two lists are displayed as configuration options once you run the installer
on the floppy disks you create to install the voyetra SPG 4.10, the first list is for setting up
SPG to work with a sound card.. the second list for MIDI interface.

Which card do you wish to use for FM synthesis??
Adlib
Adlib Gold
ATI Stereo FX, VGA Stereo FX
ATI Stereo FX CD
AudioMaster/MediaMaster
Aztech Sound Galaxy BX, NX
Aztech Sound Galaxy NXPRO
Cardinal SOUNDvision/SOUNDstudio
CompuAdd Multimedia card
Covox SoundMaster II
Creative Labs SoundBlaster
Creative Labs SoundBlaster Pro
EliteGroup SUPERSOUND
IBM MusicFeature
Jovian Logic SONIA
Media Vision Audio Port
Media Vision PAS Plus/PAS 16/ CDPC
Media Vision Pro AudioSpectrum
Media Vision Thunder Board
MegaSound II
Microsoft Windows Sound System

MIDI options presented by the installer:

Adlib
Adlib Gold
ATI Stereo FX, VGA Stereo FX
ATI Stereo FX CD
AudioMaster/MediaMaster
Aztech Sound Galaxy BX, NX
Aztech Sound Galaxy NXPRO
Cardinal SOUNDvision/SOUNDstudio
CompuAdd Multimedia card
Covox SoundMaster II, MIDI Maestro
Creative Labs SoundBlaster (all)
IBM MusicFeature
IBM PS/1 Audio Adapter
Jovian Logic SONIA
Media Vision PAS Plus/PAS 16/ CDPC
Media Vision Pro AudioSpectrum
MusicQuest MQX-16S
MusicQuest MQX-32
MuiscQuest PC MIDI Card, MQX-16
PAIA PCM68
PAIA PCM68EX
Roland MPU-401, MPU IPC, MPU IMC
Roland SCC-1, LAPC-1
Roland SC-7
Voyetra V-22
Voyetra V-24S
Voyetra V-400x series (mpu compatible)
Yamaha C-1
Yamaha TG-100
MegaSound II
Microsoft Windows Sound System

the file "GM32VOY.ZIP" is a patch for MT-32 MIDI Mappings for Sequencer Plus
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voyetra 1992-1995 driver updates
« Reply #1 on: December 18, 2015, 12:59:05 AM »
slightly modified + condensed by me from the original source url (at top of this thread)
drivers bolded indicate more than 16 channels available (2-4 ports)
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**************1992-1995**VOYETRA**DRIVER**UPDATES***************************************************************

VAPI (PRIMARY DRIVER)
vapin1.com   02-91 VAPI for Music Quest "Note 1" parallel MIDI interface
vapisb.com   08-92 VAPI Midi driver for earlier Sound Blaster cards (SB Pro, original SB)
vapisb16.com 09-93 VAPI Midi driver for advanced Sound Blaster cards (SB-16, AWE-32, SB-32)
vapi24s.com  02-94 **Voyetra V-24s VAPI driver v 1.51 for Sequencer Plus
vapi16s.com  02-94 **VAPI for Music Quest MQX-16s               
vapimad.com  02-94 driver for Midi port on OPTi-928 based cards
vapimpu.com  02-94 VAPI driver for Roland MPU-401 comptatibles (incl.OP4001,V400x, SCC1, LAPC1)
vapimqx.com  02-94 VAPI for Music Quest MQX-32 cards
vapinul.com  02-94 Null (zero) VAPI driver for devices w/o MIDI  (so that a Sapi driver can get loaded, as for FM synthesis)
vapirapt.com 02-94 VAPI for: Roland RAP-10
vapirsm.com  02-94 VAPI: Roland SC-7 & SC MkII sound modules (serial port)
vapisg.com   02-94 VAPI Midi driver for Aztech Lab designed sound cards
vapisnds.com 02-94 VAPI driver for Ensoniq Soundscape (DVA)
vapitbms.com 02-94 VAPI Midi driver for Turtle Beach MultiSound (Classic)  (v.1.45)
vapitg.com   02-94 VAPI  driver for Yamaha TG-100 & CBX-T3 and Korg 05R/W & AG serial port Midi port
vapi22.com   03-94 **Voyetra V-22 VAPI driver v 1.52 for Sequencer Plus**                        
vapiess.com  04-94 driver for Midi port on many ESS Technologies based cards
vapise2.com  06-94 VAPI driver for Music Quest 2 Port/SE  (6/2/94) v 1.53
vapin1p.com  06-94 VAPI for Music Quest Note/1+  parallel port MIDI interface
vapi929.com  08-94 driver for Midi port on OPTi-929 based cards

TAPI (PRIMARY DRIVER)
tapi!ess.com 04-94 DOS driver for ESS sound devices (Midi + Fm synthesizer)
tapirapt.com 02-94 DOS driver for Roland Rap-10
tapi!mv2.com 06-94 DOS driver for Media Vision "Spectrum" cards
tapi!nxp.com 06-94 DOS driver for Aztech Lab cards

SAPI (SECONDARY DRIVER)
sapi!opl.com 09-92 Generic SuperSAPI! FM sound driver (for standard 4-op FM synth sound cards) use /port:2 in driver file
sapi!sb3.com 09-92 SuperSapi! FM sound driver for Sound Blasters
sapimpu.com  07-93 SAPI for additional MPU output port, for either external Midi &/or wavetable synth on many cards
(Midi input not usable)
sapifm1.com  02-94 Generic OPL-2 FM synth sound driver
sapiopl3.com 02-94 Generic OPL2 FM synthesizer driver
sapisb.com   02-94 Sapi FM sound driver for Sound Blaster
sapisb16.com 02-94 DOS driver for Sound Blaster 16 FM synthesizer
sapisb3.com  02-94 DOS driver for Sound Blaster Pro FM synthesizer
sapiawe.com  08-95 DOS driver for AWE-32, AWE-64, and SB-32 Wavetable Synthesizer
(use VapiSb16.com for Midi, and this driver as /port:2 )

CREATIVE
sb16.zip     03-94 DOS driver "pack" for Creative's Sound Blaster 16
awe32.exe    11-95 driver pack for Creative AWE-32, AWE-64, and SB-32 cards;
(self extracting file will provide driver.bat file and drivers)



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email announcement of v4.0 release
« Reply #2 on: December 18, 2015, 04:12:50 AM »
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source: https://groups.google.com/forum/#!search/voyetra$20music$20quest/rec.music.makers/ur68iTJT_oo/VNqsiwRpNxsJ
Pete Lyall
=======================================================================
24-Oct-90  10:49:47
Sb: 2nd try (Voyetra SP4)
To: Voyetra Technologies 71141,3422

Here's our official statement concerning the release of Sequencer Plus version
4.0. To receive a free copy of our newsletter that details all of our new
products and prices, please call us at 1-800-233-9377.

Version 4.0 will be officially released in two weeks. It's a major update that
adds a substantial number of new features, support for several brands of MIDI
interfaces, no copy protection and departs from our traditional Sp1/ Sp2/ Sp3
product lineup in favor of three new versions: Sp Junior ($69.95), Sp ($169.95)
and Sp Gold ($299.95).

The most significant change is VAPI; our new universal MIDI programming system.
By using VAPI, our programs no longer rely on MPU-401 intelligent mode and so
can run on any VAPI compatible MIDI hardware. Besides hardware independence,
VAPI provides significant enhancements (eg. MTC sync, multiple MIDI ports,
mute/solo while playing, etc.) that were impossible to implement reliably with
MPU-401 intelligent mode.

Sequencer Plus Gold is a major upgrade of Sequencer Plus Mark III version 3.0.
Here are some of the new and enhanced features:

No Copy Protection Support for several MIDI interface standards, including: *
MPU-401 compatible interfaces/ Voyetra V-22, V-24S/ Yamaha C1/ Creative Labs'
Sound Blaster/ Ad-Lib Game Card/ Music Quest MQX-16/16S, MQX-32/32M/ IBM Music
Feature Card Support for Multiple MIDI Ports with port assignment matrix. MIDI
thru rechannelizing. Mute and Solo While Playing. Advanced Sync Support for
SMPTE and MIDI Time Code (MTC). Sync assignment window for controlling SMPTE
hardware. Over 15 New and Enhanced Transforms. Main Screen Volume and Pan. MIDI
Keyboard Step Entry Mode. Time Markers. Multiple Tempo Tracks. Hardware
Configuration Window. Metronome on PC Speaker or MIDI instrument. Variable
Metronome duration and pitch. Program Change/Dot Option. Enhanced Files Screen
with sorting options. Generic Sysex uploading and downloading. Digital Delay
Length Calculator. Hit Point Window. Advanced Track jumping options. QWERTY
Keyboard

For a complete list and description of these new features, please refer to the
file called SP4SPEX.DOC.

Carl Franklin VOYETRA Technologies


=======================================================================
--
Pete Lyall                                                   Contel Corporation
Compuserve: 76703,4230              OS9_Net: (805) 375-1401 (24hr 300/1200/2400)

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source: https://groups.google.com/forum/#!search/voyetra$20music$20quest/rec.music.synth/Juzb2PYFF_8/lOrl8bhdFQUJ
Pete Lyall
====================================================================
Voyetra Sequencer
Plus version 4.0 Official Announcement
- - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
                   **********
To receive a free copy of our newsletter that details all of
our new products and prices, please call us at 1-800-233-
9377.
                   **********

Sequencer Plus Version 4.0 will be officially released on
November 1, 1990. This is a major update that adds a
substantial number of new features, support for several
brands of MIDI interfaces, no copy protection and departs
from our traditional Sp1/ Sp2/ Sp3 product lineup.

The most significant change is VAPI; our new universal MIDI
programming system. By using VAPI, our programs no longer
rely on MPU-401 intelligent mode and so can run on any VAPI
compatible MIDI hardware. Besides hardware independence,
VAPI provides significant enhancements (eg. MTC sync,
multiple MIDI ports, mute/solo while playing, etc.) that
were impossible to implement reliably with MPU-401
intelligent mode.

The departure from our classic "1-2-3" lineup reflects a new
marketing strategy tailored towards our projected growth
into the PC multimedia market.

Sequencer Plus was originally introduced as version 1.0 in
1984 and later updated to version 2.0 in 1985. As PC MIDI
increased in popularity, we provided an upward path for
entry level users by splitting Sequencer Plus ver 2 into
three products: Sp1,2,3. Now that our market has shifted to
include a significant number of mass-market and multimedia
applications, the Sp lineup has again been restructured to
address a broader segment of the marketplace.

Sp Junior ($69.95) replaces Sp1 as our entry level,
aggressively-priced sequencer. It includes support for
multiple ports, MIDI files, and other features required to
create compositions for home studios, business and
multimedia presentations. SpJr is presently being bundled
with the Sound Blaster MIDI option box.

Sequencer Plus ($169.95) replaces Sp2 as the sequencer for
professional users who need all the "bells and whistles." By
removing the Universal Librarian, we were able to drop the
price and enhance the sequencing features to the point
where, in many ways, it's more powerful than the original
Sp3 v3 sequencer section. For the difference in retail
prices ($100), SpJr users can upgrade to Sp v4, enabling
them to sync songs to SMPTE, MTC, MIDI clock, etc. and
utilize Sp's sophisticated MIDI editing and transform
enhancements.

Sp Gold ($299) is a "super-charged" version of Sp3 v3,
offering the industry's most reliable Sequencer, most
powerful Universal Librarian and versatile MIDI Data
Analyzer. Besides adding new features, the Universal
Librarian supports over 130 MIDI Instrument models and the
new price is lower than Sp3 v3.

-  -  -  -  UPGRADE PRICES  -  -  -  -  -  -  -  -  -  -  -

The cost of upgrading between Sp levels is the difference in
retail price of the software. (eg. upgrading from SpJr to Sp
costs the $100 difference in their retial prices.)

The Cost of Updating from earlier versions of Sp are as
follows:

Sp1 v3 to Sp v4 = $ 50.00
If Sp1 was purchased after 8/1/90, the update is $ 25.00

Sp1 v3 to Sp Gold = $170.00
If Sp1 was purchased after 8/1/90, the update is $125.00

Sp2 v3 to Sp Gold v4 = $ 70.00
If Sp2 was purchased after 8/1/90, the update cost is $
35.00

Sp3 v3 or Sp3C1 to Sp Gold v4 = $ 50.00
If Sp3 was purchased after 8/1/90, the update is Free.

To update Sp 1,2,3 versions lower than 3.0 add $ 30.00 to
these prices.

Sp rev 2.0/1.0 (pre Sp1,2,3) to Sp v4.0 = $ 80.00
Sp rev 2.0/1.0 (pre Sp1,2,3) to Sp Gold = $190.00

Sp and Sp Gold require a hard drive and should be used with
PC's based on 80286 and 80386 processors.

-  -  -  -  -  -  NEW FEATURES -  -  -  -  -  -  -  -  -  -

The following is a detailed list of the new or enhanced
features in Sequencer Plus Gold version 4.0. Not all of
these features are in Sequencer Plus ver 4.0 or Sequencer
Plus Junior.

- - - - - MIDI Interface related enhancements - - - - - - -

Support for several different interface models including:

* MPU-401 compatible interfaces
* Voyetra V-22, V-24S
* Yamaha C1
* Creative Labs' Sound Blaster
* Ad-Lib Game Card
* Music Quest MQX-16/16S, MQX-32/32M
* IBM Music Feature Card

MIDI Interface Configuration Window: Lists features
supported by the interface installed.

MIDI Thru Window: Provides of MIDI In/ Out Matrix for
routing multiple MIDI input ports to any combination of MIDI
output ports.

MIDI  Rechannelizer: Reroutes MIDI input data to a new
channel on any MIDI output port.

MIDI Input Merge: For simultaneous recording from more than
one MIDI input port and routing multiple inputs to a single
output port.

Metronome beeps PC speaker or may be transmitted as MIDI
notes. Duration, Upbeat and downbeat pitch, channel and port
are independently variable. The Metronome is toggled on/off
with a function key.

- - - - - Record/ Playback features - - - - - - - - - - -

QWERTY Keyboard Window: Used for playing and recording notes
with the PC keyboard.

Jump between active tracks in Main or View screen with Tab
key or by entering track number.

True Mute and Solo while playing.

MIDI Volume and Pan settings on each track.

Track Velocity Scaling: Allows velocity data in each track
to be shifted up or down from recorded value to control the
volume of velocity sensitive MIDI synths that do not accept
MIDI volume changes.

Velocity input record filter to block out velocity data from
a track.

Velocity input scaling during record allows velocity data to
be shifted as it's being recorded into a track.

Advanced Step Entry mode for inserting notes in non-real
time using a MIDI keyboard.

Dynamic Program Change is now assignable to particular
tracks rather than affect all tracks.

- - - - - - SMPTE & Sync related features - - - - - - - - -

Sync Assignment Window: Provides direct control of MIDI
interface sync hardware.

Sync Out Port selection for transmitting SPP sync on any
MIDI output port.

Sync to SMPTE Time Code in all 5 frame rates (24/ 25/ 29.97/
30/ Drop Frame)

Direct Sync to external MIDI Time Code (MTC)

SMPTE tape offset to start recording at any SMPTE time
offset from tape stripe time. (Requires V-24s or MIDI
interface that supports this feature.)

Absolute and Relative SMPTE counters for monitoring the
frame numbers recorded on tape or viewing the song's elapsed
time from any SMPTE offset.

Automatic SMPTE rate detector determines the incoming SMPTE
rate and sets the internal frame rate for proper sync lock.
(Requires V-24s or MIDI interface that supports this
feature.)

Auto-rate defeat allows fast SMPTE locking and is less
sensitive to the effects of bad SMPTE stripes. (Requires
V-24s or MIDI interface that supports this feature.)

SMPTE dropout detector for specifying the number of frames
of bad or missing time code before sync is lost. (Requires
V-24s or MIDI interface that supports this feature.)

SMPTE stall detector senses redundant SMPTE code and
optionally stop the song. (Requires V-24s or MIDI interface
that supports this feature.)

Hit Point Locator finds any position in the song specified
as [Hrs: Min: Sec: Frame: Subframe]

- - - - - - Timing and Tempo related features - - - - - - -

Digital Delay Length (DDL) Calculator: Computes the
corresponding delay times for a given time unit relative to
the current tempo setting.

Time Markers allow 10 song positions to be named and defined
as SMPTE time or [Bar: Beat: Click] so they can be accessed
with a single keystroke.

Tap Tempo mode: Record in "free-form" (without metronome)
then move bar boundaries by playing beats on MIDI keyboard.

Beat Learn mode: Generates a tempo track from a metronome
signal recorded as an audio click track. Click lockout mode
sets lockout window for beat detection. (Requires V-24s or
MIDI interface that supports this feature.)

Multiple Programmable Tempo Tracks: Insert tempo variations
as dense as one per click in any number of multiple tracks
and select which track will be active. (Also see Tempo
Transforms.)

- - - Misc New Features and enhancements - - - - - - - - -

No Copy protection.

Sound Blaster (AdLib) FM Voice Editor: For editing sounds on
SB/Adlib FM Synth.

Load songs in AdLib .ROL File format.

Generic Sysex support: For uploading bulk sysex data from
instruments. Allows storing patches for instruments not
defined in the Universal Librarian. Data block size is
limited only by system RAM size.

Enhanced Files Screen: Allows instant access to any drive or
subdirectory, create subdirectories, etc.. File sorting
features allow displaying files alphabetically or
chronologically based on name, date, size and extension.

- - - - - - -  Transform Enhancements - - - - - - - -

Transforms are no longer bar bounded. Start and end points
can be defined down to the [Bar:beat:click] level. The
additional transforms include:

Retrograde Start Times: Similar to retrograde but only
affects the note start times.

MIDI Transforms . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

These operate only on non-note MIDI data n a selected range
and include:

Scale: Multiply by a specified value. (eg. MIDI controller
effect would be halved if multiplied by 0.5 or doubled if by
2.)

Shift: Add a given value to shift controller effect up or
down.

Invert: Subtract initial value from it's maximum possible
value.

Map: Turn one type of MIDI event into another. (eg. turn a
pitch bend into aftertouch.)

Map Programs: Replace specified program change values into a
new value.

Fill: Insert a series of MIDI events between two values. The
taper and density of the fill curve is selectable.

Crescendo: Fill volume events with a range of crescendo
values.

Thin: Intelligently deletes MIDI data from dense sections.

Eliminate Dupes: Delete redundant MIDI events.

Retrograde: Reverses the order of non-note MIDI data.

Offset: Time-shifts non-note MIDI data by a specified
amount.

Compress/ Expand: "Squeeze or stretch" the position of
non-note MIDI data events in the range by a specified ratio.
Alters tempo events embedded in a track.

Tempo transforms . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

These operate only on tempo events embedded in a track and
include:

Accelerando: Generates various smooth tempo change curves
between specific starting and ending tempo values.

Scale: Multiplies tempo values by a specified amount to slow
or speed the tempo within the range.

Thin: Delete tempo data from dense ranges.

Shift: add/subtract a specific value from all tempo values.

Eliminate Dupes: Eliminates successive duplicate tempo
events to reduce the density of redundant tempo values.

Tap Tempo: For recording without a metronome or generating a
tempo track from an audio click or drum beat.

Super Quantize Transform: alters note timing values based
upon the settings for a "quantize grid." Features include:

  Swing: Creates a "swing feel" by moving every other beat
  forward or backward by a "swing %".

  Preserve Duration: Keeps the initial duration while
  quantizing the note's start time position.

  Sensitivity: Determines which notes will be moved during
  quantization relative to how close or far they are from the
  quantization grid points.

  Sensitivity Mode: Selects whether notes that are furthest or
  closest to the beat will be moved.

  Tuples: Fits a specified number of notes into the space of
  another number of notes. (eg. a setting of 2 in the space of
  3 fits 3 notes into the space of two eighth notes.)

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New Bundled package lineup for Sp Ver 4.0
- - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -

Our new "bundled package" lineup includes combinations with
the V-22/-24s and V-400x.

JR22/pak: ($149.95) Includes SpJr and a V-22 interface.
Offers the lowest cost multi-port solution on the market.

SP22/pak: ($249.95) Includes Sp v4.0 and a V-22 for the most
powerful multi-port solution in it's class.

SMPTE/pak: ($399.95) Includes Sp v4 and a V-24s SMPTE card,
for a professional SMPTE solution.

SMPTE/pak GOLD: ($529.95) Includes Sp Gold and a V-24s for
the most powerful MIDI package around.

PC/MIDIpak: ($159.95) Includes SpJr and a V-4000 for the
lowest cost MPU compatible bundle you can buy.

PC/MIDIpak Plus: ($249.95) Includes Sp v4 and a V-4000 for a
pro-level MPU compatible solution.

The cost of upgrading is the difference in retail price of
the software. (eg. upgrading from SMPTE/pak to GOLD costs
the $150 difference between Sp v4 and Sp GOLD.)

* * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * *
Voyetra V-22/-24s MIDI Interfaces Official Announcement
- - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
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To receive a free copy of our newsletter that details all of
our new products and prices, please call us at 1-800-233-
9377.
                   **********

Our new V-22/-24s multi-port MIDI interfaces couple a
feature-packed SMPTE reader/ generator with a "Yamaha
C1-style" multi-port interface to satisfy a broad range of
requirements ranging from professional to entry level PC
MIDI applications. We opted to make MPU compatibility an
option on our system because an increasing number of MIDI
programs use the MPU in "UART mode" to avoid the limitations
of "intelligent mode."

Because we too have been frustrated by intelligent mode, we
decided to abandon the MPU-401 architecture in favor of
something more versatile. Since we were so impressed by the
versatility of the Yamaha C1, we decided to bring its
innovative features to desktop PC's.

In tandem with designing the V-22/-24s, we developed "VAPI,"
our new universal MIDI protocol. With VAPI, MIDI developers
can easily port their C1 software to run on the V-22/-24s,
with the added benefit that it will also run on any other
VAPI supported hardware.

The V-22/-24s provides a low-cost, multi- port, SMPTE
interface with an easy upgrade path. That makes it easy to
buy only what you need, with the confidence of being able to
trade-up rather than trade-in.

 - - - - - - - - - The V-22/-24s design concept- - - - - - -

Four models are available, each based on the same, 1/3
length PC bus card called the V-22. A quad MIDI cable turns
this bus card into a V-22 interface (2 in/2 out.) A small
module using the Roland MPU chip set plugs into the V-22
card, turning it into a V-22m (for "Mpu") and provides
optional MPU-401 compatibility. A SMPTE module adds two
ports, audio click detector and SMPTE to the basic V-22
card. The combination of a SMPTE module, connector box and
V-22 card comprises the V-24s (2 in/ 4 out with SMPTE.)
Adding the MPU module makes this a V-24sm.

The modular design of the new V-22/-24s helps to assure non-
obsolescence while providing all the features needed for any
PC MIDI application.

Prices are as follows:

V-22 (2 in 2 out/ VAPI Compatible)             = $129.95
V-22m (2 in 2 out/ VAPI/ MPU-401 Compatible)   = $219.95
With trade-in of MPU-compatible interface      = $169.95

V-24s (2 in 4 out/ SMPTE)                      = $299.95
V-24sm (2 in 4 out/ SMPTE/ MPU-401 Compatible) = $389.95
With trade-in of MPU-compatible interface      = $339.95
MSMPTE (SMPTE upgrade for V-22)                = $199.95
MMPU (MPU Module for V-22/-24s)                = $ 99.95

V-22/-24s orders:

The V-24s will be shipping in December. If you place an
order for the V-22 before then, your cost for the MSMPTE
upgrade (which turns it into a V-24s) will be reduced to
$170 if purchased within 90 days of receiving your V-22.
This will let you start with the V-22 and later turn it into
a V-24s without paying the $30 premium for a normal upgrade.

Trade-In Policy for MPU-401 compatibles:

For a limited time, we're offering a $50 discount on the
V-22M and V-24SM interfaces if you send in any
manufacturer's MPU-401 compatible interface with your order
(ie. Voyetra V-400x series, Roland MPU-401, Music Quest,
etc.) The V-22M/-24SM provide MPU-401 compatibility for
programs that are not VAPI compatible. The MPU module on the
V-22M and V-24SM saves the extra slot taken up by a
stand-alone MPU-compatible interface.

This offer is valid only for V-22M/-24SM units purchased
directly from Voyetra. Certain restrictions may apply. Your
trade-in must be in functional condition as determined by
Voyetra. This offer may not be combined with any other
offers and may be discontinued at any time without notice.

VAPI Support:

VAPI is very similar to the Yamaha CAPI spec. If you're a
programmer and want to support the V-22/-24s VAPI driver,
please call us for details.

- - - - - - - - -  V-22/-24s Features Summary - - - - - - -

* Easy Upgrade minimizes and protects your investment.

* Multiple MIDI I/O ports allows control of up to 64 MIDI
channels (for the V-24s).

* Syncs to external MIDI Time Code.

* V-24s SMPTE Generator writes in all five frame rates.

* V-24s  SMPTE Reader locks to any point on a SMPTE tape in
any of five frame rates.

* V-24s SMPTE Stall Detector senses "stalled" timecode,
(i.e., when the SMPTE appears to be valid code, but is
repeatedly transmitting the same SMPTE number.)

* V-24s Frame Rate Detector automatically senses incoming
SMPTE Rate.

* V-24s SMPTE Freewheeling compensates for variable length
tape dropouts. Dropout time is manually selectable.

* V-24s Variable high frequency rolloff on SMPTE input
compensates for various tape equalization conditions.

* V-24s Variable SMPTE output level compensates for
different recording situations.

* V-24s SMPTE Reconditioner "cleans up" a degraded SMPTE
stripe so it may be re-recorded onto another track and used
as a fresh stripe.

* V-24s Vari-track feature lets your sequencer tempo adjust
to a tape machine that's playing at a speed different from
the original recording.

* V-24s Audio Click Detector allows a click recorded on tape
or an external sound source, (eg. preamplified microphone)
to drive the sequencer tempo.

* V-24s LED System Monitor indicates when SMPTE is generated
and SMPTE lock or dropouts occur.

- - - - - - V-400x MPU compatible Interfaces Revised - - -

Since VAPI runs our V-400x interfaces in UART mode, we've
realigned our V-400x models as follows:

V-4000: This is now our basic MPU-401 compatible interface.
The new price is $139.95; making it the lowest priced MPU
compatible using a genuine Roland chipset.

V-4001: Because VAPI doesn't support the FSK features and
metronome on MPU interfaces, the V-4001 has been
discontinued. To get FSK and metronome features for MPU
intelligent mode software, combine the the V-4000 and
PC/Syncpak.

V-4001cs: This model has been discontinued.

Note that the V-22m and V-24sm offer multi-ports, along with
MPU-401 compatibility.
 


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