Computer/OS:Atari, MacYear:1991
Author:Dave Anderson (UC Berkeley) & Ron Kuivila (Wesleyan U)Manipulates:
Paper:July 1991 IEEE Computer
Description:FORMULA is a language/multitasking OS for the Atari ST and Mac. It is based on (and built on top of) Forth. The basic idea of FORMULA is to represent music as cooperating processes. For instance, each part of a symphony might be a different process. Also, the generation of pitches, durations, velocities, and tempo can similarly be controlled by separate processes.