Apple to Incorporate Opcode's Open Music System Software Technology into QuickTime.CUPERTINO, Calif.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--March 30, 1995--Apple Computer Inc. and Opcode Systems Opcode Systems, Inc. was founded in 1985 by Dave Oppenheim and based in and around Palo Alto, California, USA. Opcode produced MIDI sequencing software for the Mac OS and Microsoft Windows, which would later include digital audio capabilities, as well as audio and MIDI hardware Inc. today announced an agreement to incorporate support for Opcode's Open Music System (OMS OMS - Opportunity Management System ) into QuickTime, Apple's software that brings multimedia capabilities to personal computers and consumer electronic devices.
By integrating support for Opcode's industry-standard, MIDI-enabling software into QuickTime, Apple increases the power and flexibility of the QuickTime music architecture and reaffirms the role of the Macintosh computer in the music industry. Together, OMS and QuickTime simplify the creative process for multimedia developers and music composers by intuitively routing QuickTime-created music tracks to external MIDI devices such as keyboards, synthesizers, effects processors and drum machines drum machine
An electronic device containing a sequencer that can be programmed to arrange and alter digitally stored drum sounds.
OMS software allows composers to communicate musical information between the computer and MIDI instruments. QuickTime and OMS working together will significantly benefit professional musicians, multimedia developers and music enthusiasts who use the Macintosh to create digital music on multiple MIDI devices. They will be able to create music using multiple MIDI instruments, integrate the sound tracks into a QuickTime environment where they will be synchronized syn·chro·nize
v. syn·chro·nized, syn·chro·niz·ing, syn·chro·niz·es
1. To occur at the same time; be simultaneous.
2. To operate in unison.
1. with other media, and deliver a final consumer product that faithfully recreates the original.
"OMS has become a standard in the music and computer industry for the Macintosh platform," said Chris Halaby, president of Opcode. "Apple's endorsement of OMS and commitment to making QuickTime fully OMS-compatible are significant breakthroughs for the music and multimedia industries."
"QuickTime support of OMS moves the Macintosh up a critical step in its integration into the professional music studio," said Tom Ryan
Tom Ryan (born August 3 1986), who plays under the pseudonym Ogre 2, is a professional gamer from Pickerington, Ohio, USA. , manager of media products, Apple Computer. "Many multimedia developers in such traditional realms as film scoring and TV production are now incorporating computer multimedia tools into their creative process. The QuickTime architecture coupled with OMS are the keys to bridging these two different worlds."
Both products represent industry standards Apple's QuickTime for multimedia title development; Opcode's OMS for computer-aided composition in the music industry. OMS acts as a central MIDI driver to communicate with MIDI hardware via a standard serial port connection, and provides professional quality timing services for synchronizing synchronizing,
n a technique that a therapist uses to coordinate his or her breath with that of the client; builds trust and establishes relationship. events. These OMS timing services were developed by Steinberg, a leading German music software developer, in conjunction with Opcode. OMS is currently supported by more than 100 developers, including Steinberg, GmbH; Digidesign Inc.; Passport Designs Inc.; Roland Corporation Roland Corporation (ローランド株式会社 ; Lexicon Inc.; Mackie Inc.; Emagic, GmbH and PG Music Inc.
QuickTime is Apple's software architecture that takes media-rich content beyond the Macintosh. QuickTime is an enabling technology that supports the integration of media such as sound, video and animation in a consistent, seamless fashion to personal computers. It is the only architecture that can truly deliver multimedia content across multiple platforms Refers to two or more operating environments, which typically include the CPU family and operating system. For example, if versions of a program run on Windows and the Macintosh, the software is said to support multiple platforms. .
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Founded in 1985, Opcode is a leading supplier of computer software and hardware for the composition, performance, editing and recording of music by professional, semi-professional and amateur musicians. The company is dedicated to expanding the number of people who create, teach and use music with the aid of computer technology. Opcode's award-winning products are used by many prominent musicians, music educators, composers, multimedia developers and consumers. In 1993, the company launched Opcode Interactive, a multimedia division designed to leverage Opcode's music and technology experience.
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