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M is called the Intelligent Composing and Performing System.
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PostPosted: Thu Jan 15, 2004 3:43 pm    Post subject: M is called the Intelligent Composing and Performing System. Reply with quote  Mark this post and the followings unread

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M 2.6 is a Mac OS X version of a program first published by Intelligent Music in 1987. In the 1980s, M ran on four different computer platforms (Mac, Windows, Atari, and Amiga), and had many fans all over the world.

M was quite different from any other music software when it first appeared, but many musicians and composers were attracted to its powerful implementation of the idea of interactive composition, where you shape the music as you hear it unfold. M 2.6 features compatibility with OS X Core MIDI so you can use it to power the software synthesizers that sound great but are always need of better material.

With M's ability to act as a virtual source of MIDI for other applications, you can easily use M to control other software such as Ableton Live.

I used it for the first time while at Berklee running on a MacPlus and I fell in love immediately. Joel Chadabe that I met in Albany, NY in 1989 gave me the Atari version that I used a lot. The user interface is so awkward and old fashioned that I simply love it. Maybe it reminds of my youth but I think I am going to get it Very Happy

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seraph wrote:
The user interface is so awkward and old fashioned that I simply love it.


What a compelling argument to get this. Rolling Eyes
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mosc wrote:

What a compelling argument to get this. Rolling Eyes

its awkwardnes is such that it is pure poetry learning to use it but once you do, and I do do do do, is like zen meditation!
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Wanting nothing,
With all your heart stop the midi stream
When the byte dissolves,
Everything becomes clear.
Go beyond this way or that way,
To the farther keys
Where the wordlength dissolves
And everything becomes clear.
Beyond this key and the farther key,
Beyond the beyond,
Where there is no beginning, no end,
Without fear, go programming.

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