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sequential circuits model 64 sequencer for commodore 64
« on: June 24, 2017, 01:49:27 PM »

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The Model 64 Sequencer from Sequential circuits is one of the latest and most promising of the instrument-micro interfaces. For that's all it really is — an intelligent translator which connects to MIDI synths at one end and the Commodore 64's User Port at the other. The reason for its price is the 'intelligence' aspect — a software routine which displays and runs all the sequencer functions which is burned into a Programmable Read-Only Memory (PROM) on the sequencer cartridge itself. What you're paying for is partly the development time for that firmware, and other cheaper interfaces will usually be found to add software on tape or disk only at an extra cost.

The Model 64's existing firmware is a versatile composing/sequencing program, of which more later. As SCI develop further and more sophisticated programs (such as music scoring) it will be possible to load them into the Commodore 64 while the system's in use, and in this way the system will never become obsolete. MIDI of course implies that many synths can be controlled by the system, although the only computer suitable at the moment is the 64. Synths could include the Prophet 600, Prophet T8, retrofitted Prophet 5, SCI Six-Trax, Roland Jupiter 6 and JX-3P, Siel Opera 6 and Yamaha DX7/9.

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