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A one the main goals at fixed1t is to push old technology to see want it is capable of with a few changes and hacks using modern high-speed technology.
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Project 1: Madwaves - Madplayer - Mavericks oSX10.9 Midi Driver
Create your own music and beats in a range of styles and genres with a 600-instrument sound bank
MP3 Player Type | MP3 Flash Memory Player
Portable digital music player that creates unique music at the touch of a button / 20 different styles / MP3 Playback / FM Radio
The MadPlayer, the first all-in-a manufacturer of digital music, beat machine, music composer, and studio pocket is by default the best in its class. It's also great fun, offering the power to create and interact with your own beats, music and songs. The MadPlayer generates unique, unlimited music without copyright of remarkably high quality sound that you can play with, change, listen and share with others. Using a sound bank of over 600 instruments and sounds, MadPlayer's unique, proprietary software (called Generative Music Algorithms, or GMA) helps you to create melodies in a limitless range of styles and genres, including techno , house, garage, hip-hop, R & B, manga, ambient, and more. Intuitive buttons MadPlayer-and-joystick interface lets you be your own composer, DJ or producer.
MadPlayer also happens to be a fully functioning MP3 player with FM radio and karaoke capability. It can store pre-recorded music downloaded in all common file formats, including MP3, WMA, and even MIDI. In the future, new versions of the firmware MadPlayer (called Madwar) may be downloaded to enhance the features of the unit and building. You should not have had music theory or training performance using the "Generactivity features music MadPlayer. Neither do you need a PC to operate, program, or to deal with MadPlayer. Just turn it on and start making music! This battery for portable use using rechargeable AA batteries included.
The package contains the MadPlayer a headset with microphone, USB cable, a 32MB SmartMedia card with preloaded samples, Madwar software and user manual (including software studio demo Cakewalk Sonar 2.0, GoldWave Sound Editor, Steinberg MyMP3 and IK Multimedia T-RackS 24) and two rechargeable AA batteries with a charger.
Using MadPlayer On The Apple Macintosh
Up to Mac oSX 10.6 MadPlayer was fully supported using its own state of the art software, This allowed the user to load and backup samples, songs and midi files. It also had a Midi Driver allowing you to control the MadPlayer from a computer.
What is not generally know, other than with MadPlayer devotees, is that deep inside the Madplayer is a really good 'Synthesizer' engine and excellent special effects. Obviously when using the MadPlayer 'Hand Held' and interactively only one parameter can be changed at a time, which is somewhat limiting. However when you connect the MadPlayer to a control device it comes alive.
Unfortunately with the demise of the product, all of the software stopped being supported and with 10.7 and above this also meant the midi interface driver and software.
Project One - Create A New 'fixed1t Mac X MadPlayer Midi Driver'
July 2014: The project is going well and the 'fixed1t Mac X MadPlayer Midi Driver' will be available before the end of the month.
This driver will be easily installed, following a few simple instructions. Once installed it will appear in the AudioMidi Setup in the Mac Preferences and can then be configured to use the MadPlayer as a USB external sound module for the Mac.
Project Two - A MadPlayer Midi Control Surface
This control surface will allow users to control certain parameters of the MadPlayer as if it were an external synthesizer,
These programs are created as part of the fixed1t suite of Apple Garagebandhelpful tools to ensure that composers can concentrate on composing rather than file editing and what better to use than a cheap and cheerful MadPlayer as an external sound module.
The software comes as a zip file.
The software is available for purchase via PayPal using the pull down list and button below.
Please Be Aware, I hand build a personalised copy with the latest software here in the UK on receipt of clearance from Paypal, so there may be a slight delay in your receiving a copy.
I do not ship an 'old version' via an automated software delivery service, that requires the user to immediately upgrade the software.