Hayden Software 600 Suffolk St.
Lowell, Massachusetts 01853 USA
The disk opens with an icon of a "ghetto-blaster" and a files icon of a cassette; we sense we are in a fun time. If today is like practically every day since MusicWorks' release, then at this very moment someone is probably uploading yet another MusicWorks tune to Compuserve or any one of hundreds of other bulletin board systems and databases.
MusicWorks Draw Synth 1 menu.
Christopher Yavelow: "Music Software for the Apple Macintosh", Computer Music Journal, Vol. 9, No. 3 (Autumn, 1985), pp. 52-67, The MIT Press. (jstor)
This application can be seen and heard in action on several youtube videos:
MusicWorks, Published on Aug 9, 2007, MusicWorks for Mac cca.1985
provides the following screenshot:
Although the document icons seem to be different:
Mac Plus running MusicWorks after "Analog Board" recapping
And the mentioned "Rock It" is performed here
Macintosh SE - "Rock It"
Published on Nov 4, 2012
My old SE playing "Rock It" by Herbie Hancock, one of the built-in MusicWorks demos. Enjoy!
The application is actually one and the same as the one from MacroMind:
MacroMind was an Apple Macintosh software company founded in Chicago in 1984 by Marc Canter, Jay Fenton and Mark Stephen Pierce. The company's first product was SoundVision, a combined music and graphics editor. Before the release, the graphics editor was removed, and SoundVision became MusicWorks. Along with other early programs, MusicWorks was originally distributed by Hayden Software.
In 1988 the company moved to San Francisco, and in 1991 MacroMind merged with Paracomp to become MacroMind-Paracomp, then in 1992 merged with Authorware, Inc forming Macromedia.
And we all know who buried Macromedia.