What is the Blue Ribbon Soundworks?
The Blue Ribbon Soundworks Ltd., hereafter referred to as BRS, was one of the premiere innovators in MIDI software. Founded in 1988, and based in Atlanta, GA, they created programs for Silicon Graphics and Commodore Amiga computers as well as for Windows. Among their highest-profile creations was the multimedia presentation system and musical score used by the City of Atlanta in its successful bid for the 1996 Summer Olympic Games. In 1995, BRS’s AudioActive technology (the music engine behind SuperJAM! v2.0) won BYTE’s Best of Comdex Multimedia Award. Not long afterward, Microsoft purchased BRS, and set our heroes to work on what would become DirectMusic.