Apple II Music


Presented here are a few examples from the American Film Institute’s 1984 Video Festival, where we Beck-Techies performed as “ELECTRON The Video Orchestra”. We created live video (what’s now called VJ-ing) on a bank of Apple IIs sync’d to a master clock, in time to some of my music performed on ALF synthesizers running on another Apple II.

Farther down are samples of music played on an alphaSyntauri synthesizer, perhaps the most sophisticated synth to run on an 8-bit personal computer.

there was an active music scene on Apples before the macintosh