able to scan an original manual for CMU-800 / CMU-800r which is
awesome piece of history and expalins how Apple ][ app works. It's here.
The CMU-800 is one
of unique and rare module that was produced by Amdek and then by
Roland in th past. It's a medium-sized, off-cream metallic wedge, with
a barrage of jacks on the back and a bare minimum of knobs on the
front. It also sported this ruddy great ribbon cable hanging out the
What is it?
Essentially, its a computer-controlled CV/gate output system, designed
to work with computers - a Japan-market-only NEC Z80 machine
and the humble Apple II range. No MIDI, no inputs as such, just a
means to let your "brand spanking new 8-bit computing marvel" be the
controlling heart of your System 100M. The box was the same for each
model, you just bought the interface and software to suit
your particular CPU.
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