This section initially supplied by Peter F. Handel (Zelix) <firstname.lastname@example.org>, with special thanks to Ian Schmidt (IRSMan) <email@example.com>, Kris Olsen <firstname.lastname@example.org> and Frank M. Lin (PoTTy) <email@example.com>.
This section was read through and updated by Carsten Stiller <firstname.lastname@example.org> who found that the programs hadn't changed but most of the URLS had...the version numbers can consequently not be relied upon. Check out ftp://ground.isca.uiowa.edu/apple2/apple16/Music/Applics for the latest news. Once again, if there is an Apple user out there who wants to set the record straight, get in touch: email@example.com.
Like a lot of the smaller OS's the Apple seems to suffering under the Windows onslaught too. Finding reliable up-to-date information is an increasingly frustrating exercise. There's a little ray of hope insofar as the iMac being able to emulate an Apple when necessary - but that's probably still a feverish gleam in some programmers eye... The above link has now been changed to:
This archive bears the following message, which should hold out some hope for all you Apple users:
"This Apple// archive exists because people all across the internet raised the funds to buy the 1.7gig disk this archive uses".
Kewl eh? The site looks quite full, although being a 'Doze user, I have no idea whether any of the files may be of use to an Apple MOD fan. Although there doesn't appear to be a /music directory on the main site you can find one in each of the /Apple8 and /Apple16 directories. Just a quick browse through those directories shows /demos, /songs and /utils and a further search brought up Noise Tracker, Synth Lab and Sound Smith in the /songs directory...
The Apple IIGS is equipped with the Ensoniq 5503 chip, the 8-bit predecessor to the GF-1 and 5506 chips found in modern PC soundcards like the Gravis Ultrasound and Ensoniq Soundscape.
I include just the main music directory here because it is definitely worth the browse, there's even a WaveLab v10 in there! I doubt, however, whether is has anything to do with the WaveLab recently issued by Steinberg.
Because Carsten (In the 1998 update) uses a linux system, none of the software mentioned was tested and we accordingly have to go by the original reviews. Once again, any Apple help here would be most appreciated.