Apple II Concert :: June 25, 2011; 6:00 pm: Meeting of the Apple II owners/musicians; 8:00 pm: Concert :: Machine Project, 1200-D North Alvarado Street, Los Angeles, CA :: We are currently seeking Apple II owners to contribute to making this happen! Please contact machine [at] machineproject.com if you would like to participate!
The old Apple II, first introduced in 1977, was a revolutionary computer in many ways. Sound capabilities were not one of them. The Apple II’s sound system, unlike contemporaries such as the Atari 800 or Commodore 64, did not use a discreet sound chip, but rather a simple timer circuit that could be coaxed into creating square-wave tones. Most chiptune musicians tend to use sound-chip based systems, but there is a certain charm to square-wave tones. Some may define this charm as “annoyance.” Continue reading