Artic, £7.95 cass
the cheapest music maker available for the 64, isn't
much of a music maker at all, but for someone who has
no musical experience it's great. Don't worry about
setting up notes, noises or complex beats, just load,
select a rhythm from jazz to rock, start and move the
joystick back and forth.
so it doesn't sound brilliant, but with a little bit
of practice, some quite good, jazzy tunes can be created.
Moving the joystick back and forth quickly results in
lots of notes being played over two octaves. Keep the
joystick tugged left, and a lower octave will he played.
note played is represented by a coloured bar rising
from the bottom of the screen, which grows and then
shrinks as the sound diminishes, giving an aesthetic
picture as well as making a tune. One nice feature is
a record-as-you-play facility.
the many varied beats and sounds to choose from and
the total non-existence of pre-programming, this program
is great value for anyone who wants to make simple music
Ease of use 87%
Sound potential 21%
Value for money 69%