Byte (June 1986)
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conditions. The real-time 156 (continued) REAL -TIME CONTROL '-- TONE- COLOR SELECT audio waveform. In general. the control functions are simpler and more slowly moving than the sound waveform and are often (but not always) produced by software routines. The leftmost box on the bottom, representing coefficients and boundary conditions, produces the commands that specify the shapes of the control functions. Generally (but not always) these commands are a brief set of time-invariant numbers
Efficiency" by Donald W Olson and Laurie E. Jasinski. February) fai led to mention one major li mitation: It is highly language-specific for the English language only. To be used for the German language. for example. it would have to be drastically rearranged. This rearrangement can be applied even to the "standard" OWERTY that became QWERTZ for the German typewriters. because Y is barely needed. but Z is used quite often. This holds tru e. to a varying degree. for other languages as well. like
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versio n 30, and the Finder is version 5. 1. Most programs should work with both old and new ROM s, but the 12 8K ROM ro utines are still being integrated into th e call s fro m applica ti o ns soft wa re. DESK ACCESSORIES Th e Contro l Panel desk acc essory contain s so me new contro ls. The bi ggest change is the additi o n of a RA M cac he contro ll er th at lets pro gram s load, run , and quit up to twice as fast as conventi onal operational methods. Frequ entl y used routines ca n be read
in several different ways, each with its own benefits and drawbacks. Common music notation-the normal character set of music symbols that musicians can readprovides a well-proven methodology and is an obvious choice for an operator interface given its large user base. There are roughly 80 symbols that you should know to be able to decipher a musical score. Half of these symbols are used frequently, suggesting that some counterpart of the NAPLPS graphic-communications standard cou ld be adopted