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Did the original Macintosh not have any MIDI or similar music capabilities?

The original Macintosh has a single-channel 8-bit 22kHz PCM output; it reads from memory and sets a new output level once per scan line of the video output. It’s up to software to generate waveforms ...
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Did the original Macintosh not have any MIDI or similar music capabilities?

Tommy already answered the basic facts, so I would like to put the various assumption a bit into perspective. The Mac version is entirely mute, save for some random sound samples which seem to be ...
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Did the original Macintosh not have any MIDI or similar music capabilities?

Although the MIDI 1.0 standard was first published in 1984, the first commercial computer (as opposed to sequencers or synthesizers) to incorporate MIDI was the Atari ST in 1985. Macs didn't have MIDI ...
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Using a Roland LAPC-I without a PC

According to the video description, the creator of the video connected only to the +5V, -5V and ground lines of an ATX power supply If you are, as you write, "unlearned in electronics", I'...
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Did the original Macintosh not have any MIDI or similar music capabilities?

As noted elsewhere, the Macintosh sound hardware clocks a DAC at 22,050Hz. Although there is no hardware for multi-voice music, early versions of Inside Macintosh described three sets of ROM routines ...
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Using a Roland LAPC-I without a PC

Michael Graf already pointed out the basic way to get it working, so here a few additional information bits about the LAPC-I that may help to understand the setup involved: Name It's mostly known ...
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Did the original Macintosh not have any MIDI or similar music capabilities?

Yes, the original 1984 Mac had 3 ways to do it Inside Macintosh was Apple's official documentation for the original 1984 Macintosh. Chapter 8 of volume II describes the Sound Manager: The Sound ...
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