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Many moons ago and being member of the Dallas Computer Clubs I played around and sold Music Studio for Casio and Yamaha keyboards. I would like for anyone who has Music Studio song files to get in touch with me.

 

I also would like to know how to make a copy of the 3,5 inch original disk that I have and took forever to find, any clues appreciated. I also have a 5,5 inch floppy of Music Studio.

 

Also would like to know if anyone has a copy in 3.5 inch format of Music Studio or knows how I can get a back up copy.

 

Just real reluctant to use the only copy I have until I have a back up.

 

In the future I will be reproducing Music Studio song files.

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Many many Music Studios tunes are now in SNDH format, however I wrote a tool to convert them back to native MS format, see

 

http://atariage.com/forums/topic/222320-music-studio-songs/

 

As for MS files, the SNDH converted ones can be found here :-

 

http://sndh.atari.org/sndh/browser/index.php?dir=sndh_lf%2FUnknown_Composer%2FMusic_Studio%2F

 

Cheers

Grz

by any chance, do you have the file format the Music Studios song files?

i have been thinking of adding it to my player.

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I believe I have a bunch of BRE Public Domain disks with Music Studio Songs .SNG files. I'll see what I can dig up.

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by any chance, do you have the file format the Music Studios song files?

i have been thinking of adding it to my player.

 

Nope :( I just ripped the replayer out of a game which included Music Studio files, forget which one!

 

Though I do remember if you get Nervana scenario disk by Atari Legend there's a file called playsub.prg in the Auto folder, this is a player for MS files with the labels left in :)

 

Grz

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Nope :( I just ripped the replayer out of a game which included Music Studio files, forget which one!

 

Though I do remember if you get Nervana scenario disk by Atari Legend there's a file called playsub.prg in the Auto folder, this is a player for MS files with the labels left in :)

 

Grz

Thx for the informations but i think that will be last thing that i do (i am not good a debugging code), but i know that one guy made a player or something for the PC, maybe i should try and contacting him, maybe he like to share the information :)

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Here is what I have pertaining to Music Studio. MS.ZIP has the player. The BRE disks have the songs, except BRE_363.ZIP which is four more SNG players. I have a few other disks that won't read at the moment. If I can bring those back from the dead I'll post those as well.

 

 

BRE_65.ZIP

BRE_174.ZIP

BRE_175.ZIP

BRE_176.ZIP

BRE_328.ZIP

BRE_363.ZIP

MS.ZIP

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Ta for those disks. I'll see if any are missing from the sndh archive.

 

Though I better hurry as a release is imminent!

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http://www.noniandjim.com/Jim/MusicStudio/MusicStudio.html

 

This is all I have. By coincidence, I was working on the functions tonight to parse Music Studio Files.

 

-Jim

Hi Jim.

Thx for joining in this discussion,

i was just on your web-page, and the windows file is corrupted.

would you be interested to share the Music Studio File format, when i will try to add a music-studio player to my windows program.

http://atari-forum.com/viewtopic.php?f=18&t=26697&p=257328&hilit=ymer#p257328

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I just updated my webpage. I added the following zip file:

 

http://www.noniandjim.com/Jim/MusicStudio/MusicStudioUtils.zip

 

I just downloaded and tested the archive, and the test came out OK. Let me know if there are any other problems. I do not actually have the format for the Music Studio file format. What you will find in the C and h files is what I have managed to reverse engineer.

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Thx Jim for sharing your hard work :)

 

i will try to implement in to my program, when i get some time,

right now i am in the process of add some new functions to my drawing program.

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I think I have almost figured most of it out. Trouble is, it has been many years since I have seen Music Studio or Music Studio 88. In the file format, there seems to be four 16 bit words at the start of the song data. This is at file offset 0x200. I am pretty sure that these are supposed to be track enables. But what I don't remember, is why are there four sets of them?

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Does any body have a copy of Music Studio that is actually operating? I need a .sng file made that has nested repeats. I do believe I have pretty much got a player written for windows, but so far I am not finding any songs I have that use repeats.

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Well, I have found an Image for Music Studio 88. And it works in Steem. The only problem I have is that I don't remember how to use the advanced features. Did a search on the web for a manual, but came up empty. Does anybody have this manual? I think I have one around here someplace, but not sure where it may have gotten off to.

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Hi.

i have also look on the internet for the manual but i could not find it,

so i have bought the first version on ebay(could not find the 88 version), when i get it i will split the manual and scan it, i shall remember to send you a copy :)

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I am still looking form my 88 manual. However, in that process, I archived all of my old ST floppies, and found this little gem. Dates back to 1987, written by somebody who did a pretty good job of reverse engineering the .SGN format.

MSFRMT12.txt

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Hold Everyting Folks. I have just located my Music Studio 88 manual. It is a little late for me, but I will scan this tomorrow and post it. I am very happy. ;-)

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