With the notable exception of the Apple IIGS, all an Apple II programmer could do was to form sounds out of single clicks sent to the speaker at specific moments, which made the creation of complex sounds extremely difficult to program and made it mostly impossible to do any other processing during the creation of sounds. Early (1978) hardware accessories such as ALF's Apple Music Synthesizer focused on producing only music. In 1981, Sweet Micro Systems began designing products not only for creating music, but speech and general sound effects as well.  Its specialized hardware allowed programmers to create complex, high-quality sound without need for constant CPU attention.
The Mockingboard could be connected to the Apple's built-in speaker or to external speakers. However, as the quality of the built-in speaker was not high, the instruction manual recommended obtaining external speakers.Both software and hardware have been tested in my Non-Enhanced //e and work perfectly. This is an original bundle, the software and hardware came together in this package from Bank Street. Included in this package is the following. Bank Street Music Writer on 5.25 disk. Additional data disk with extra songs. Bank Street Music Writer manual. Apple reference card for Music Writer. Sweet Micro MockingBoard card for the Apple //e or II Plus. 3.5mm stereo to 2x RCA adapter for connecting your MockingBoard to a stereo. We do our best to preserve these relics however no guarantee can be given on their longevity. Pictures are of the actual item for sale. No items are sent on weekends or public holidays. A NOTE TO INTERNATIONAL BUYERS OUTSIDE OF AUSTRALIA.
All items for sale are located in Australia. Not all countries will be subject to import charges however we would like you to be mindful of this during the purchasing process to avoid delays or unexpected charges. _gsrx_vers_818 GS 7.0.10 (818). The item "Sweet Micro MockingBoard SSP2000 REV D + Bank Street Music Writer for Apple IIe" is in sale since Saturday, December 23, 2017.
This item is in the category "Computers/Tablets & Networking\Vintage Computing\Vintage Manuals & Merchandise". The seller is "retro_shopbox" and is located in Warrawong. This item can be shipped worldwide.