Story And Music Creation Software
Mindscape, Inc., has introduced two software programs in its Bank Street Creativity series. One allows children to create illustrated storybooks and the other to compose music.
Bank Street Storybook is designed for children ages 6–12. It allows them to draw pictures with a joystick in six colors on the screen. Then, using the keyboard, they can edit and color the pictures and write the story.
Storybook, available for Apple computers, retails for $39.95. A Commodore version will be released later.
In Bank Street Musicwriter, the user arranges notes on two musical staffs displayed on the screen. Notes are placed where the cursor is positioned, and as they are entered, are seen and heard.
Four voices—soprano, alto, bass and tenor—can be programmed and played at once. Eight editing modes allow the user to save and print the music.
Available for Atari and Commodore 64 computers, Musicwriter retails for $49.95. Apple and IBM PC versions will be available later.
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