The Music Kit on a PC

David A. Jaffe
Julius 0. Smith
Nick Porcarro

Stanford University Office of Technology Licensing and the Center for Computer Research in Music and Acoustics
Stanford University
Stanford, CA 94305


We have recently ported the Music Kit to the Intel PC NEXTSTEP architecture, using inexpensive DSP and MIDI cards. We describe the port, which is soon to be released as Music Kit 5.0. We also introduce SynthBuilder, a graphic Music Kit instrument design and performance system. Finally, we discuss future plans for the Music Kit architecture.