Vol.11 n°6 june 1986

Vol.11 n°6 june 1986

p.2 Contents

FEATURES

p.82 INTRODUCTION

p.85 PRODUCT DESCRIPTION: THE MACINTOSH Plus

The enhanced Mac offers double-sided drives, an SCSI interface, a megabyte of RAM, and more.

[author : Phillip Robinson]

p.92 PROGRAMMING PROJECT: A SIMPLE FILE-INDEXING SCHEME

An easy-to-implement technique for maintaining a sorted file.

[author : Bruce Webster]

p.107 CIARCIA'S CIRCUIT CELLAR: ADDING SCSI TO THE SB180 COMPUTER, PART 2: Bus PHASES

[author : Steve Ciarcia]

Steve explains how the SCSI's bus phases are managed by the NCR 5380 chip.

p.117 SORTING PRODOS DIRECTORIES

Written in Applesoft BASIC, this program is designed to eliminate long catalog searches.

[author : Antonio C. Silvestri]

p.131 DECODING MACPAINT ON THE IBM PC

A Pascal program to transfer, decode, and manipulate graphics.

[author : Mark Anacker]

p.137 PROGRAMMING INSIGHT: HILBERT CURVES MADE SIMPLE

Produce this elegant curve with a one-subroutine BASIC program.

[author : Michael Ackerman]

THEME: COMPUTERS AND MUSIC

p.142 INTRODUCTION

p.145 THE CHALLENGE OF MUSIC SOFTWARE

A professional musician describes the current status of computers in music.

[author : Roger Powell]

p.155 DIGITAL MUSIC SYNTHESIS

An overview of the general attributes of musical sound and how to produce it.

[author : Robert A. Moog]

p.171 DIGITAL SAMPLING ON THE APPLE MACINTOSH

Some insight into digital synthesis and glimpses of available software.

[author : Christopher Yavelow]

p.185 MUSICAL FRACTALS

How to use fractal geometry to generate musical fractals.

[author : Charles Dodge and Curtis R. Bahn]

p.199 A MIDI PROJECT

This MIDI interface with software for the IBM PC costs less than $200.

[author : Jay Kubicky]

p.211 MIDI PROGRAMMING

Turbo Pascal software tools for processing MIDI data stream information.

[author : Donald Swearingen]

REVIEWS

p.228 INTRODUCTION

p.231 REVIEWER'S NOTEBOOK

[author : Jon Edwards]

p.233 THE ATARI 520ST

A good engine for bit-mapped graphics.

[author : Eric Jensen]

p.243 COMPAQ DESKPRO 286

An IBM PC AT compatible with an 8-MHz switch.

[author : Stan Miastkowski]

p.251 TELE-286

This IBM PC AT compatible from TeleVideo comes with a 44-megabyte hard disk drive.

[author : Wayne Rash Jr.]

p.257 MIX C

A full-featured C compiler with a very low price.

[author : Richard Grehan]

p.265 FOUR MIDI INTERFACES

Available interfaces for the Commodore 64, IBM PC, Apple II, and Macintosh.

[author : Roger Powell and Richard Grehan]

p.273 CONCERTWARE+ AND SONGPAINTER

Two music programs for the Macintosh that have varying attributes.

[author : Mario Sergio Bernardo]

p.279 THE KURZWEIL 250 DIGITAL SYNTHESIZER

A system that offers sampling, sequencing, transposing, and more.

[author : Christopher Morgan]

p.289 REVIEW FEEDBACK

Readers respond to previous reviews.

KERNEL

p.292 INTRODUCTION

p.295 COMPUTING AT CHAOS MANOR: COLOR AND CP/M

Jerry looks at the prospects for color and sees a future in CP/M.

[author : Jerry Pournelle]

p.319 BYTE U.K.: MODEM MYSTERIES REVEALED

Dick adds a WS3000 modem to his system.

[author : Dick Pountain]

p.329 APPLICATIONS ONLY: UPGRADE FEVER

Ezra talks about the latest versions of four familiar programs.

[author : Ezra Shapiro]

p.339 BYTE JAPAN: NEW TOOLS, NEW CHALLENGES

Bill gets used to two acquisitions: a modem and a C compiler.

[author : William M. Raike]

p.347 ACCORDING TO WEBSTER: STORAGE FOR THE MASSES

Two mass storage devices get Bruce's attention.

[author : Bruce Webster]

BEST OF BIX

p.367 AMIGA

p.372 ATARI ST

p.383 IBM PC AND COMPATIBLES

p.387 MACINTOSH

(Nucleus)

p.6 EDITORIAL: MUSIC AND MIDI

p.9 MICROBYTES

p.14 LETTERS

p.29 WHAT'S NEW

p.48 CLUBS AND NEWSLETTERS

p.49 FIXES AND UPDATES

p.50 ASK BYTE

p.54 CIRCUIT CELLAR FEEDBACK

p.63 BOOK REVIEWS

p.78 EVENT QUEUE

p.359 CHAOS MANOR MAIL

p.445 DISKS AND DOWNLOADS

p.446 BYTE's ONGOING MONITOR BOX. BOMB RESULTS

p.447 READER SERVICE

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