Some time well after the Atari ST came out, I remember going to my local music store (Steve's Music in Ottawa Canada). At that time they expanded the shop to include a fairly large keyboard section where they retailed various MIDI synthesizers... probably FM synthesis and early point sampling keyboards. Lots of Roland gear. I was a guitar player and I wasn't that interested in electronic music (tube amp guy)
Well they started selling Atari ST's.. no big surprise.
Now eventually they expanded the computers being sold to include some MSX computers (and MSX computers were pretty uncommon in Canada) and then, to my surprise, I saw a 65XE setup with a MIDI interface and some kind of software. I'm guessing sequencing software. I'm assuming Atari Canada convinced the Steve's chain tio take on some low cost machines well after their prime... maybe they were even thrown in with a quantity of 1040ST's or whatever.
I've heard about MIDI-Mate interfaces (maybe there were others?), but what kind of software was available for musicians for the Atari 8-bit?
Anybody on here use an XE for music?