Creative Music System (DOS)
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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.
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.
- Ripper: TheAlmightyGuru
- Recorder: TheAlmightyGuru
- Game Credits:
- Arranger: Sim Wong Hoo credited as WH Sim
- Arranger: Creative Music Team
- Arranger: K. Ong
- Arranger: Seng Kwong
- Arranger: Z.H. credited as ZH
- Arranger: L.X.J. credited as LXJ
- Arranger: An A.G. credited as An AG
- Composer: Aram Khachaturian credited as Khachaturian
- Composer: Franz Schubert credited as Schubert
- Composer: Jean Baudlot credited as J. Baudlot
- Composer: Ludwig van Beethoven credited as L.Van Beethoven
- Composer: Nikolai Rimsky-Korsakov credited as Rimsky-Korsakov
- Composer: Paul de Senneville credited as P. Senneville
- Composer: Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky credited as Tchaikovsky
- Not Credited Composer: André Popp
- Not Credited Composer: Traditional
- Not Credited Composer: Felix Mendelssohn
- Not Credited Composer: Gary Geld
- Not Credited Composer: Henry Mancini
- Not Credited Composer: James Lord Pierpont
- Not Credited Composer: Johannes Brahms
- Not Credited Composer: John Bettis
- Not Credited Composer: Love Unlimited Orchestra
- Not Credited Composer: Marvin Hamlisch
- Not Credited Composer: Mildred Hill
- Not Credited Composer: Patty Hill
- Not Credited Composer: Peter Udell
- Not Credited Composer: Richard Carpenter
- Not Credited Composer: Robert Schumann
- Not Credited Composer: Scott Joplin
- Not Credited Composer: Sholom Secunda
- Not Credited Composer: Stephen Foster
(Source: Meta data of CMS files.)