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Studio Session

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Studio_Session.sit (120.43 KB)
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For System 1 - 5 - System 7.0 - 7.6
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Instruments1.sit (366.13 KB)
MD5: 1061403de636f066687a39ecdb14707d
For System 1 - 5 - System 7.0 - 7.6
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Instruments2.sit (291.59 KB)
MD5: 56b4df9654b1b340525a108b75efcbd7
For System 1 - 5 - System 7.0 - 7.6
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This app works with: Mini vMac

Studio Session is a music composer and player for early 68k Macintosh computers. It uses musical notation and supports an extensive arrays of musical elements, from whole notes to 32th notes, including triplets, single dotted and double dotted among others. It includes an Editor app which allows you to edit up to 6 simultaneous tracks and insert any instrument changes you like on each of these. There's also a Player application which simply deals with playback and looks like a tape deck. You can change the tempo with a slider while you play the songs in there. There is no MIDI support as it uses its own proprietary song format.

The musical instruments were digitized sound files that could be created with SoundCap 4.3 and possibly others. A single tone is recorded for each instrument and is simply played back at varying speed, simulating the different pitches for the different notes, just like a digitized sample-based synth would do it.

A revised version called Super Studio Session was created later, in 1993, which supported up to 8 tracks as well as 22 kHz quality instruments (the original supported only 11 kHz instruments).

A System 6 operating system is probably the best for this application, but it can work under earlier System versions. If you plan on using the folders and aim for System 4 or below, just make sure you move the files away from folders and into the base area of your disks.

It crashes under System 7.5.3 running a Performa (under Basilisk II). It does run with on System 7 with a Mac plus (mini-vMac).

Architecture: 68k