S C O T T E R I C P E T E R S E N

Composer, electronic musician, improviser

Music of the Macintosh Classic ][



I recently came into possession of a 1992 Mac Classic II personal computer. How is a matter of top security, but I assure you it was legal.

Over the course of several days, this machine went from DOA to fully functional computer music production facility. All despite lacking an ADB keyboard! That’s right, the sonic awesome you are about to hear was produced sans querty keyboard. Gotta love a computer you can control almost completely with a one-button mouse.

Without too much more delay, here are the “pieces.” All were recorded in the jankiest of fashion* due to the lack of a mini-to-mini TRS cable. The sounds were generated in Super Studio Session at 22kHz 8-bit mono and recorded to 22kHz 16-bit then transcoded to mp3 then whatever SoundCloud did to them.

The Schubert file was an example included with the “strings” instrument collection.The rest were “composed” by myself, Brian Kane, and Paul Coleman.

New NRT MuCo free jazz improvisation. Instruments: bongo, clarinet, organ, bari sax. Listening to it a number of times I can’t help but think that this is what Terry Riley would have done in the 60s if he had had a Mac Classic II, only several hours longer.

Entire 68k playlist! :D

Mac Classic II complete with ADB keyboard and mouse. Thanks Mark!

**It’s called two banana clips on a mini-to-1/4” TRS attached to another mini-to-1/4” TRS reversed. Yup. That’s how we role ;)

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