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| [MACWORLD Expo/Tokyo] Shimamura Music Announces MIDI-on-iMac
February 22, 1999 (TOKYO) -- Shimamura Music Co., Ltd., which sells musical
instruments and operates music classes, announced a MIDI-on-iMac music
|The iMac MidiModel MidiMac combines MIDI sequence software and MIDI interface
onto iMac. Shimamura showcased a sample model at the MACWORLD
Expo/Tokyo'99 held at Makuhari Messe from Feb.18-20.
The software is for a new iMac in different colors with an additional
64MB of memory to 96MB in total. The date of release and the price are
The MIDI sequence software as an attachment is EZ Vision 3.0 J developed
by Opcode Systems Inc. of the United States.
Users will be able to connect peripheral musical instruments to an iMac,
such as a synthesizer and MIDI keyboard, as Roland Corp.'s USB-support
MIDI interface, the S-MPU64, will be bundled. Roland has scheduled shipment
of the interface for late February.
As the package will have Roland's software synthesizer VSC-88H, which
supports GS, and all the necessary user setups for the MIDI environment
are already implemented, anybody can plug and play MIDI right away.
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