AMCS - the Advanced Music Construction System - WW7 workstation

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qUE@3rdEvent
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6 posts since 11 Oct, 2019 from Bristol, UK

Post Fri Oct 11, 2019 5:32 am

AMCS - the Advanced Music Construction System - WW7 workstation


This year 3rd Event Technologies launched the WW7 workstation, the first product to be released by the company to supply an area in media production technologies that give hardware reliability with software capability. The product is a dedicated desktop box for making music with the unique AMCS operating system. The robust case contains a VIA Technologies APC8750 board featuring an ARM processor, 512 megabytes of memory, a micro SD slot, four USB ports, 3.5mm stereo audio jacks, VGA and HDMI video output. With dimensions of 22cm wide by 11cm deep by 4.4cm high, makes it one of the smaller and lighter devices of its kind on the market.

AMCS is an embedded step sequencer with a "Tracker-like" interface which sole purpose is for music production. Roughly two decades ago the creation of the system began due to its creator wanting to produce studio grade sound and being stuck with a Tracker software only able to use short low-fidelity sound samples and no MIDI support. Historically Tracker had been hugely popular with music making on many computer platforms and presented in many variations, but by design has always been aimed at low computer resources, which led to limitations in capability.

The concept of making music through a top-down grid interface is still popular with music producers using newer sequencers, often remakes of classic Tracker software removing previous limitations and enabling full music production.

AMCS differs from Tracker in an ability to create music live, a user can compose and tweak whilst playing. Also instead of set length patterns, there are 256 variable loops that can contain up to 256 cues of notes or functions. These are then blended with a mixer which has 256 arrangements able to be stored and recalled in different ways.

However like Tracker, the system is light on computer processing, making it capable of operating on energy efficient technology and tolerate warm environments without failure.

The live performance aspect of AMCS allows for the system to be used like a DJ would mixing music, except that all the parts can be changed on the fly, leading to an ability to take the performance in any direction the artist likes.

Opposed to other music sequencers there is no requirement to pre-own or set up a computer, it has a clear graphical interface and is ready to use for anyone wanting to make music.

Launch price tag is 249 GBP, limited stock available to the UK;
http://amcs.3rdevent.net/upgrade.htm


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3rd Event Technologies are proud to announce;

The new Advanced Music Construction System - WW7 workstation.


AMCS is a dedicated music production system targeted at live performance.

It is unique and features;

256 poly-loop tracks with up to 256 steps of MIDI and CD-quality audio.

Mixing with 256 customisable presets mapped to tactile controllers.

Instrument routing and stacking with extensive control of the MIDI architecture.

Everything can be used during live performances.

And much more.



The system is tough and lightweight, has a quick power up, no cooling requirement and is suitable for touring.

Supplied with a touchpad keyboard, MIDI interface and 4 gigabytes of removable storage.



Limited stock available at a reasonable price.

Please check the official website for more details and how to purchase; http://amcs.3rdevent.net/upgrade.htm

Any queries, please contact us via e-mail at contact@3rdevent.net


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Tj Shredder
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4516 posts since 6 Jan, 2017 from Outer Space

Post Fri Oct 11, 2019 8:30 am

Beside a non working web site this is a cry for failure. My iPad can do more...

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reusenoise
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927 posts since 23 Oct, 2009 from Italy

Post Fri Oct 11, 2019 12:04 pm

An hardware version of DubTurbo ?
12 years old PC running :Reaper;Reason;Dune;Zampler;Kontakr;Reaktor;and many others countless vst :D

qUE@3rdEvent
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6 posts since 11 Oct, 2019 from Bristol, UK

Post Mon Oct 14, 2019 2:44 am

Tj Shredder wrote:
Fri Oct 11, 2019 8:30 am
Beside a non working web site this is a cry for failure. My iPad can do more...
The website is fine and how could you possibly know?

qUE@3rdEvent
KVRer
6 posts since 11 Oct, 2019 from Bristol, UK

Post Mon Oct 14, 2019 2:52 am

reusenoise wrote:
Fri Oct 11, 2019 12:04 pm
An hardware version of DubTurbo ?
Nope, pre-dates it by over a decade and a half, not the same idea. This is more like Tracker, but hardware and less hexadecimal text interface.

Scotty
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2100 posts since 23 Dec, 2002

Post Mon Oct 14, 2019 3:09 am

Are there any video clips of this available to watch to get a better handle on what it is capable of? I don't see any links on your page. Apologies if I missed them.

qUE@3rdEvent
KVRer
6 posts since 11 Oct, 2019 from Bristol, UK

Post Mon Oct 14, 2019 3:19 am

Scotty wrote:
Mon Oct 14, 2019 3:09 am
Are there any video clips of this available to watch to get a better handle on what it is capable of? I don't see any links on your page. Apologies if I missed them.
Yep sure, not the slickest of video productions since we're not some giant corp. with cash to burn, but should give you an idea;
http://www.vimeo.com/channels/1258352

The screen close ups and sound in the tutorials are on an Acorn Archimedes A3000 which is 8MHz/4MB RAM with AMCS running real-time.

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Tj Shredder
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4516 posts since 6 Jan, 2017 from Outer Space

Post Mon Oct 14, 2019 3:52 am

Did you do a time travel? Beside not having the slightest idea what this video is talking about, we are on computers (some are laptops) more than 1000 times faster than an Archimedes today (as well as two years ago when the video was made...). All this looks like advanced stuff for a C64. Do you need to connect a TV to that black box?
It seems the web site is now working, but there is not much useful information. A video that loads a song doesn‘t tell much about what it does and what is different to existing sequencers or other systems. Show us how you build a track/some music from scratch. Some music which is made with it wouldn‘t hurt either...
I don‘t want to judge what this is, as I cannot put hands on it anyway, but there is simply too little information to create enough curiosity... (Unless you are not at all interested to sell it...)

qUE@3rdEvent
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6 posts since 11 Oct, 2019 from Bristol, UK

Post Fri Dec 13, 2019 4:09 am

Hopefully clearer information added to thread.

qUE@3rdEvent
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6 posts since 11 Oct, 2019 from Bristol, UK

Post Thu Feb 27, 2020 3:26 am

AMCS - the Advanced Music Construction System will be at Bristol's very own Synthesiser show, Machina Bristronica. With the new WW7 Workstation and the chance to use AMCS on the Acorn Archimedes proof-of-concept and Netbook prototype connected to some unusual Sound Modules. See you there!

http://www.machinabristronica.uk

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