Acorn Music 500 Synthesizer

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The Acorn Music 500 is a sound and music synthesizer package consisting of hardware and software which will turn your BBC Micro into a sophisticated composition aid and sound effects generator.

The Acorn Music 500 is a computer-based music synthesiser. It was designed, in 1984, by Hybrid Technology for Acorn. The Music 500 connects to the 1MHz bus and is programmed in its own language called AMPLE.

Hybrid Technology went on to design and produce the Hybrid Music System with additional components including:

Music 2000, MIDI interface
Music 3000, extender
Music 4000, 4 octave keyboard
Music 5000, synthesiser

The Music 500 could be upgraded to the Music 5000 with a minor hardware upgrade so that it worked on the Master and upgraded software.

Further information is available at

We also have the Hybrid Music System for the BBC Micro complete with software:

Universal Sound Worlds 1 - Soundspace
Sound Worlds 2 - Soundscape
Sound World 4 - Soundscore
as well as the music publisher User Guide and the Music 4000 Keyboard User Guide together with the Acorn Music 500 User Guide. Ref: 0450-000 Issue 1 November 1984.

Date : 1984

Manufacturer : Hybrid Technology

This exhibit has a reference ID of CH32569. Please quote this reference ID in any communication with the Centre for Computing History.

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