Creative Music System (DOS)

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Creative Music System
Creative Music System - Box - Front.jpg
Platform: DOS
Year: 1987
Developer: Creative Music Lab
Online: Download

The Creative Music System was an early sound card made by Creative. This pages is for the bundled software that came with the product. More information on the sound card itself can be found at Creative Music System.

The Creative Music System came bundled with several pieces of software including the following:

  • Creative C/MS Music Player - This program plays CMS format audio files.
  • Creative Music System Sing-along Program - This program plays CMS files that have been outfitted as karaoke songs.
  • Creative Music System's Intelligent Organ - This functions as a musical keyboard with numerous instruments, recording, and playback.
  • Animated Play - Plays animations along with CMS files that have been updated to work with the program.

There are a few other command line programs that allow you to convert Organ songs to CMS files, take screen captures for use with Animated Play, pack and unpack songs together, etc.

Screenshots

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The CMS player.

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Creative's Intelligent Organ isn't that intelligent.

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The demo shows these super happy dancing bunnies.

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The karaoke sing-along program.

Creative Music System - DOS - Demo.png

The demo program is really trying to sell you this state-of-the-art product!

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Some more animations.

Music

The Creative Music System's bundled music does a good job of showcasing the abilities of the sound card. The songs consist mostly of traditional songs and covered pop songs. I imagine that they skirted copyright issues because the fidelity of the songs is so low. There are also a handful of custom-made songs. Most of the arrangements are attributed to "WH Sim," which refers to Sim Wong Hoo, the CEO of Creative. A couple of the unknown songs are probably covers as well.

Recording

# Title ComposerArranger Length Listen Download
01 1351 Theme Sim Wong HooSim Wong Hoo 2:17
Download
02 Baby Elephant Walk Henry ManciniK. Ong 1:21
Download
03 Flight of the Bumble Bee Nikolai Rimsky-KorsakovSeng Kwong 1:15
Download
04 Happy Birthday to You Patty Hill, Mildred J. HillSim Wong Hoo 1:28
Download
05 Church L.X.J., Creative Music TeamL.X.J., Creative Music Team 4:54
Download
06 Dance Creative Music TeamCreative Music Team 0:16
Download
07 Les Derniers Jours d'Anastasia Paul de Senneville, Jean BaudlotSim Wong Hoo 3:02
Download
08 Donna Donna Sholom SecundaSim Wong Hoo 2:56
Download
09 Drum Creative Music TeamCreative Music Team 0:15
Download
10 The Entertainer Marvin HamlischSim Wong Hoo 1:44
Download
11 The Entertainer (Piano Version) Scott JoplinSim Wong Hoo 1:44
Download
12 Evening In the Countryside Z.H., Creative Music TeamZ.H., Creative Music Team 1:28
Download
13 Minuet In G Ludwig van BeethovenCreative Music Team 2:30
Download
14 Lovely Greensleeves TraditionalSim Wong Hoo 2:05
Download
15 Hungarian Dance No. 5 Johannes BrahmsSim Wong Hoo 1:34
Download
16 Jingle Bells James Lord PierpontSim Wong Hoo 1:29
Download
17 Lightings Z.H., Creative Music TeamZ.H., Creative Music Team 2:13
Download
18 Love Is Blue Andr‚ PoppSim Wong Hoo 2:28
Download
19 Love's Theme Love Unlimited OrchestraK. Ong 3:09
Download
20 Little Swans Pyotr Ilyich TchaikovskySim Wong Hoo 1:07
Download
21 Army March Franz SchubertAn A.G., Creative Music Team 3:32
Download
22 1351 Main Demo Sim Wong HooSim Wong Hoo 1:53
Download
23 Moon River Henry ManciniSim Wong Hoo, K. Ong 2:24
Download
24 Old Folks At Home Stephen FosterL.X.J., Creative Music Team 1:50
Download
25 Polka Z.H., Creative Music TeamZ.H., Creative Music Team 1:51
Download
26 Romance d'Amour TraditionalSim Wong Hoo 1:47
Download
27 Sabre Dance Aram KhachaturianCreative Music Team 2:37
Download
28 Sealed With a Kiss Peter Udell, Gary GeldSim Wong Hoo 2:57
Download
29 Serenade Franz SchubertSim Wong Hoo 3:11
Download
30 Song of Spring Felix MendelssohnSim Wong Hoo 1:29
Download
31 Top of the World Richard Carpenter, John BettisSim Wong Hoo 2:21
Download
32 Traumerei - Reveries Robert SchumannCreative Music Team 1:41
Download
33 The Trout Franz SchubertSim Wong Hoo 2:12
Download
34 Creative Twinkle Variation Traditional, Jane TaylorSim Wong Hoo 4:15
Download
35 Creative Twinkle Variation #2 Traditional, Jane TaylorSim Wong Hoo 4:05
Download
36 Voiceset Creative Music TeamCreative Music Team 0:23
Download
37 Wedding March Felix MendelssohnSim Wong Hoo 2:53
Download

Credits

(Source: Meta data of CMS files.)

Game Rip

Format

Download

CMS.png

Download

(Info)


This CMS files are found on the various disks, some of which are repeated. The songs were recorded using the Creative C/MS Music Player in DOSBox.

Audio Devices

Music

Icon - Creative Music System.png

Sound

(No Source - The programs don't allow for configuration and require that you have a Creative Music System or Game Blaster.)

Releases

  USA.svg   USA
Creative Music System - Box - Front.jpg
Title: Creative Music System
Platform: DOS
Released: 1987-08-??
Publisher: Creative Music Lab

Links