A Tribute to the Dick Smith System 80
(aka Video Genie and PMC-80/81)

Downloadable Disk Images - Programs on "Music" disk

The System 80 and TRS-80 Model 1 was never designed to play music, or even make any sound but that never stopped programmers from doing it. The following is a collection of music programs that pushed the boundaries of the hardware to the limit.

Name (and filename) Description What to type at the dos prompt
Dual voice music synthesiser (music/bas) Build a tune. 80 Micro Magazine (1982). Needs instructions! basic run "music/bas"
Music-80 version 3.1 (music80/bas) Also allows you to construct a tune. Date and author unknown. Needs instructions! basic run "music80/bas"
Opera (opera/bas) Plays some famous tunes using single tones. By Richard Taylor (date unknown) basic run "opera/bas"
TRS-80 Opera Theatre (organ/cmd) Turns your computer into an organ. Author and date unknown. Screen formatting is a little messed up on this one. organ
Title unknown (sound/cmd) A medley of tunes with visuals. Date and author unknown. sound
Celestial Music Demo (celest/bas) Produces random chords of spacey music. (it was groovy in it's time!). Date and author unknown. basic run "celest/bas"
Speak! (speech/cmd) Seems to be a utility which allows you to add voice to your computer. Not sure how though? By William V. Neville (1981). Needs instructions. speech

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