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Information about “COMPOSER”

OK, Schroeder -- I mean Beethoven -- here's a program for you.
is a simple music editor that lets you create music and then integrate
your creation into a batch file or a program written in Turbo Pascal. A
visual display of a piano keyboard lets you play and "record" your
music from the computer keys.  COMPOSER is a great way to bring musical
life to programs you have written.  It has a three-octave range and
requires some knowledge of music terminology to create original music.
Eleven prewritten songs come with the program.

Though it lets Turbo Pascal access the songs, it does not put the files
into source code.  By calling the file TRBOTUNE.SYS in your Pascal
program, you can access your songs.


Disk No 722   COMPOSER version 1.1                                   v1
The programs on this disk consist of a basic music editor  with  a
three octave range, and programs to make the  tunes  created  with
COMPOSER accessable to TURBO PASCAL (tm)  applications  and  batch
------------  COMPOSER (V1.1)
COMPOSER COM  Main program
ERROR    MSG  Error message overlay
4X6      FON  Part of COMPOSER
8X8      FON  Part of COMPOSER
TEMPSCRN      Screen file for COMPOSER
TUNES    COM  Plays tunes in SONGS.DTA
SONG     BAT  Batch file that plays contents of SONGS.DTA using TUNES.COM
LISTSONG COM  Sends titles of tunes in song file (ex. SONGS.DTA) to printer
TRBOTUNE SYS  Allows access to tunes in TRBOTUNE.LIB for TURBO Pascal
1030D E. Duane Ave.
Sunnyvale, CA  94086
(408) 730-9291
(c) Copyright 1987 PC-SIG


If you want to print the manual, at the `A>' type:
            COPY COMPOSER.DOC PRN: <enter>
If you want to read the manual, at the `A>' type: TYPE COMPOSER.DOC <enter>
If you want to hear some tunes (there are 8), type: SONG <enter>
If you want to run COMPOSER, type: COMPOSER <enter>
1030D E. Duane Ave.
Sunnyvale, CA  94086
(408) 730-9291
(c) Copyright 1987 PC-SIG


Program name: COMPOSER  V1.1
Author name: BOB AMAN
Address:     2829 MOURNING DOVE WAY
             TITUSVILLE, FLORIDA 32780
Telephone Number: None listed
Suggested Donation: None, but registration requested to allow author to
                    map distribution
Program Description:
COMPOSER turns the row of keys from "A" to ":" into a keyboard that allows
the user to make single-voice tunes (one note at a time). Function keys
define commands and menus for adjusting tempo, making notes sharp or flat,
editing, loading, saving, changing from piano to organ voices, and changing
octaves. The edit menu allows placement of notes and rests, and allows for
the variation of note timing from 1/16 note to 4 whole notes (the length of
time a note is sustained).
Tunes can saved to a file whose default title is SONGS.DTA but can also be
a Turbo Pascal(tm) library file (.LIB). Up to 40 tunes can be saved to this
file which can then be accessed through a of other programs included.
LISTSONG.COM sends a list of the titles in SONGS.DTA to a printer for
hard-copy output. TUNES.COM will read the tunes in SONGS.DTA and can be
used in a batch file to play tunes in sequence. SONG.BAT is an example of
how this works.
TRBOTUNES.SYS can be included in Turbo Pascal(tm) applications and will
call the contents of TRBOTUNES.LIB.
COMPOSER.COM requires an IBM PC or compatible with 256K Ram, and an IBM CGA
or compatible color graphics adapter. TRBOTUNE.SYS requires Turbo Pascal
and a Songs library created with COMPOSER. TUNES.COM requires a Songs
library created with COMPOSER and named SONGS.DTA.
1030D E. Duane Ave.
Sunnyvale, CA  94086
(408) 730-9291
(c) Copyright 1987 PC-SIG

Directory of PC-SIG Library Disk #0722

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4X6      FON       285   2-25-85   3:50a
8X8      FON      2048  11-20-84   8:33p
COMPOSER COM     56469  10-18-86   9:02p
COMPOSER DOC      8960  10-19-86   8:00p
COMPOSER PIF       369   1-27-86   9:53p
ERROR    MSG       569   4-04-85   7:43p
FILES722 TXT      1223   3-02-87   2:55p
GO       BAT        18   2-02-87  12:16p
GO       TXT       405   2-09-87  12:13p
LISTSONG COM     16457  12-01-85   1:06p
NOTES722 TXT      1743   3-02-87   2:55p
SONG     BAT        63  11-30-85   2:03p
SONGS    DTA      6648  11-29-85   6:09p
TEMPSCRN         16384   3-02-00   2:25p
TRBOTUNE LIB      1662  11-24-85  11:38a
TRBOTUNE SYS      9711  12-01-85   1:04p
TUNES    COM     14383  12-01-85   1:16p
       17 file(s)     137397 bytes
                       18432 bytes free