Reply 29340 of 37074, by cyclone3d
Yet another mysterious Japanese Yamaha CD-ROM: […]
Yet another mysterious Japanese Yamaha CD-ROM:
This is a disc version of an old online music magazine by Yamaha (and longer ago it was on paper), with extra software thrown in:
- Midplug control for XG v1.01b-J and Midplug for XG v1.01-J (both PC, I guess the first is the beta version) and v1.10 for Mac
- S-YG20T trial softsynth (PC-only)
- S-YXG50 trial softsynth (Mac and PC)
- S-YXG100 trial softsynth (PC)
- SoundVQ (Mac and PC)
- XGWorks v3.01 Trial (PC)
- RakuRaku-whatever and some other program of which I can't read the name (both PC)
- A folder titled "Digicame-Trial" (oopsie by Yamaha? 😲 ) that contains Acrobat Reader, MA71w (which is a Yamaha product code, no clue what software it refers to), and the Yamaha MIDI driver for Windows 95.
- And various other stuff.
Based on the original price of the CD (2,500 yen) I expect all software to be trial versions.
The CD-ROM has a PC and Mac side.
The Mac side is pretty spare, containing the three Mac programs listed above and also a local copy of one issue of the online magazine and information on various products. One thing has that I haven't seen on other Yamaha CD-ROMs yet is that it contains AWM (not explicitly XG, AWM) MIDI files. AWM is Yamaha's sound generation method use on their more advanced synthesizers at the beginning of the 1990s.
The PC side is more extensive, with Macromedia Flash games with MIDI music (which I haven't tried yet because my vintage PC has no Flash installed) and a lot of software. Unfortunately it appears to have some authoring errors resulting in blank folders and empty files. However, it lacks the AWM files...
Very nice. Can we get an image of that to put up on vogonsdrivers... or at least on my Yamaha XG repository? Do you have any other random XG disks?