ANTIC Interview 218 – Lee Actor, Advanced Musicsystem

Lee Actor, Advanced Musicsystem

Lee Actor created Advanced Musicsystem, which was published by Atari Program Exchange. It first appeared in the spring 1982 APX catalog, where it won first prize in the Personal Interest and Development category. He also published Jukebox #1, which first appeared in the summer 1982 APX catalog. (There was no followup Jukebox #2.)

He was also involved with the MIDI Music System by Hybrid Arts, a product that connected the Atari 8-bit computers to MIDI instruments. He worked at Videa, where he wrote the game Lasercade for the Atari VCS; and Sente Technologies, where he created the coin-op titles Snake Pit and Hat Trick.

This interview took place on May 23, 2016. In it, we discuss Ed Rotberg, whom I previously interviewed.

Advanced Musicsystem in the spring 1982 APX catalog: https://archive.org/stream/APXCatalogSpring1982/APX_Catalog_Spring_1982#page/n20/mode/1up/

Jukebox #1 in the summer 1982 catalog: https://archive.org/stream/APXCatalogSummer1982/APX_Catalog_Summer_1982#page/n50/mode/1up

2013 San Jose Mercury News article about Lee: http://www.mercurynews.com/ci_23249606/lee-actor-accidental-composer

Digital Press interview with Lee: http://www.digitpress.com/library/interviews/interview_lee_actor.html

Lee’s web site: http://www.leeactor.com

Ed Rotberg interview

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