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Offline chrisNova777

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motu performer 3.61 (1992) 800k Floppy
« on: August 17, 2016, 12:12:29 AM »
very interested in getting a copy of this program if anyone has it please send me a message Thanks!

https://www.jstor.org/stable/3681088?seq=1#page_scan_tab_contents

circa 1992




800k disk (readable only in beige macs with variable speed floppy drive)
winter 1991?

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HOW VINTAGE MAESTROS COMPOSED DIGITAL MUSIC BACK IN THE DAY
In 1985, Mark of the Unicorn introduced Performer digital music sequencer for arrangement and performance with MIDI-interfaced synthesizers and electronic instruments.  With the release of Performer version 3.61 in 1992, MOTU had also developed extended capabilities allowing the operator direct access to deeper features of instruments  and various types of machines, all via MIDI interfaces and custom graphic buttons and sliders.

Using a Macintosh to write and play your own musical compositions for preservation of your masterpiece to digital file or print-out to share with an orchestra was cutting edge technology for artists of the day. Performer was the professional way to create and distribute music on the Mac in the 1980s and early 90s. Owning the original installation disks for Apple-compatible software allows you to properly install and operate the application on a legacy model Macintosh computer.


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Re: motu performer 3.61 (late 1991) 800k Floppy
« Reply #1 on: June 23, 2017, 06:03:35 PM »

circa 1991-1992 - ad from august 1991
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Performer is also supported by an impressive range of hardware MIDI Timepiece expands the system to 128 MIDI Channels + provides full SMPTE to tape synchronisation while Video Timepiece enables Performer to be locked to video systems, running either linear or vertical time code (MTC) MIDI Mixer 7s is a software controlled mixer with seven stereo input channels two-band EQ, and stereo FX sends offering MIDI controlled mix automation while the 3 in 15-out Video Distribution Amp offers a simple solution to the video routing and signal splitting problems encountered in small A/V studios.

If you want to add digitally recorded sounds to your sequences, look no further than Digital Performer which works with Digidesign Sound Tools Hard Disk Recording System, allowing digital audio to be manipulated alongside your MIDI sequence data.

Choose mark of the unicorn for technical excellence and a vigorous  update policy ensuring that you will have a great partner in music for years to come!
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Re: motu performer 3.61 (1992) 800k Floppy
« Reply #2 on: July 01, 2017, 04:02:16 PM »

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Re: motu performer 3.61 (1992) 800k Floppy
« Reply #3 on: December 04, 2018, 11:39:44 AM »
I'm refueling this topic because I'm also interested to get a copy of this old sequencer... since it wasn't available at any place among the web.
So, il anybody is owning a diskette of that version of MOTU Performer, let's share it !
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Re: motu performer 3.61 (1992) 800k Floppy
« Reply #4 on: December 04, 2018, 12:31:49 PM »
noone seems to want to take the time to sell their old copy either - i havent seen a copy of performer prior to v5 for sale ANYWHERE on the web in the last 5-6 years at all not even once