The Magical Computer Music CD

The Magical Computer Music CD

by PAC on 13-09-2018, 21:04
Topic: MSX Related
Tags: CD, music, Sony, Yamaha
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21st March 1985, CBS/SONY released the Magical Computer Music CD containing 17 tracks at the price of 3,200¥. The man behind the synthesized sounds was the Japanese composer Makoto Kurita, artistic name Magical Power Mako.

According the information found on the net, the most remarkable aspect of this CD was the equipment used for its creation, a Yamaha YIS503 MSX1 computer and a SFG-01 FM Sound Synthesizer Unit (YM2151・OPM). As seen on the main cover there are some other MSX items: the aforementioned models plus a Yamaha YK-01 keyboard and a red Sony HB-101 MSX1 computer.

As a bonus, it is worth mentioning that the 3 last tracks are not music, well strictly speaking they are for us, because they contain MSX data! The CD manual explained how to load them into our MSX computers connecting a CD player through the headphones jack and cassette port.

Relevant link: Magical Computer Music at Sony Music Shop
Relevant link: Magical Computer Music report at FOND/SOUND site

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Comments (5)

By hamlet

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13-09-2018, 21:18

What a cool feature. I wish there were more cd's like that...

By nitrofurano

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16-09-2018, 00:20

By ImATrackMan

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21-09-2018, 06:59

I actually took a look at this a few months ago on my twitter. The three files at the end are a BASIC demo programmed by Makoto, and the FM Music Composer files for Thriller and This Is The Computer Music.

By Manuel

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21-09-2018, 07:30

Did someone extract these as wav to load them on our MSX?

By ImATrackMan

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22-09-2018, 03:21

They're all in the download provided in the article.

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