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ADVANCED GRAVIS SIGNS LICENSE AGREEMENTS WITH MIDISOFT AND HOWLING DOG

 VANCOUVER, British Columbia, Nov. 16 ~PRNewswire~ -- Advanced Gravis Computer Technology Ltd. (Toronto, Vancouver: AED) has signed separate license agreements with Midisoft Corp. and Howling Dog Systems whereby music software from each company will be bundled together with Advanced Gravis UltraSound (TM) multimedia PC hardware. The world-wide non-exclusive licensing agreements extend to the end of 1993, with options to renew till 1995.
 Under the terms of the agreement, Gravis will license Power Chords for Windows from Howling Dog and Midisoft Recording Session from Midisoft. The suggested retail prices of these software products is $84.95 and $99.95, respectively. Each software application has been optimized for UltraSound and includes a collection of MIDI songs for inclusion in the retail versions of the Gravis UltraSound sound card. The bundle will give UltraSound users the ability to easily play, edit and compose MIDI music for personal, business, or educational purposes using standard music notation or a familiar guitar interface and powerful drum kit.
 "A large percentage of our sound card customers are Windows users who are anxious to experiment with music composition," said Grant Russell, Advanced Gravis president. "These customers are going to find our CD-quality sound combined with these revolutionary software products hard to beat, especially at the price."
 Gravis UltraSound, released in early October 1992, is a 16-bit- 44.1 kHz, 32 voice stereo sound card with support for Standard MIDI, 256K of on-board memory, and a speed-compensating game port. UltraSound features wave table synthesis for true professional quality musical instrument reproduction. It features Ad Lib (TM) and Sound Blaster (TM) compatability and supports Windows Multimedia Extension. The suggested retail of the UltraSound bundle is $199.95 and will began shipping in January 1993.
 Advanced Gravis designs, manufactures and markets high-quality entertainment devices for personal computers, including joysticks, PC GamePads, MouseSticks, and the new UltraSound, a 16 bit, 32 voice sound card for the IBM PC.
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 ~CONTACT: Grant Russell, 604-431-5020, for Advanced Gravis Computer Technology~
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CO: Advanced Gravis Computer Technology Ltd.; Midisoft Corp.;
 Howling Dog Systems ST: British Columbia IN: CPR SU: LIC


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