Is MSX on topic?

Witchy witchy at binarydinosaurs.co.uk
Sun Jan 21 07:02:56 CST 2007


On Sun, January 21, 2007 04:22, Jim Leonard wrote:
> Witchy wrote:
>> People didn't like the MSX because it arrived just as the UK computer
>> industry was crashing badly - 85/86, and they also didn't like it
>> because
>> it didn't offer anything new.
>
> I disagree on the "nothing new" part -- didn't it come with an
> incredibly powerful music synthesizer as standard equipment?

Not that I remember, apart from the Yamaha CX5M which was a dedicated
music machine with full size keyboard:

http://www.binarydinosaurs.co.uk/Museum/Yamaha/cx5m.php

> On a related note, I was SO looking forward to the music I could create
> with a IIgs until I learned that the Ensoniq embedded on the thing could
> access a grand total of 64KB total sample data.  Made the chip nearly
> worthless :-(

Only 64K? What was the point of that?

-- 
adrian/witchy
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www.binarydinosaurs.co.uk - the UKs biggest home computer collection?



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