The Blue Ribbon SoundWorks

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The Blue Ribbon SoundWorks
Subsidiary of Microsoft
Founded United States
Headquarters United States

The Blue Ribbon SoundWorks was a software company in the United States. The company produced several digital audio products for the Amiga, including Bars & Pipes, a sequencer described by Sound on Sound as "the ultimate in Amiga sequencing",[1] and SuperJAM!, a music composition tool.[2] Blue Ribbon also produced the One Stop Music Shop, a hardware MIDI interface and synthesizer based on the E-mu Proteus.[3] Other early products included Who! What! When! Where!, a personal information manager.[4] It was founded by Melissa Jordan Grey and Todor Fay, who went on to found NewBlue, a video technology company.

Blue Ribbon was acquired by Microsoft in 1995, and Microsoft subsequently merged Blue Ribbon's technology with DirectSound.[5] After the acquisition, Microsoft made Blue Ribbon's Amiga products available for free download on CompuServe while discontinuing official support.[6]

References

  1. ^ Austin, Paul (July 1994). "Bars&Pipes Professional 2.5". Sound on Sound. Retrieved December 17, 2014. 
  2. ^ Sears, David (September 1992). "SuperJAM!". Compute!. Retrieved December 17, 2014. 
  3. ^ "One Stop Music Shop". Amiga Hardware Database. Retrieved December 17, 2014. 
  4. ^ "Who! What! When! Where! v1.2". Personal Computer Museum. Retrieved December 17, 2014. 
  5. ^ "Microsoft Investor Relations - Acquisitions". Microsoft. Retrieved December 17, 2014. 
  6. ^ Trenn, Dhomas (February 1998). "Sound Lab Shareware Round-Up". CU Amiga. 
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