Madplayer

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Madplayer was a portable music device that started selling in 2002. It was developed by French-based Madwaves for composing loop-based electronic music. The device used a complex algorithm to create music in various genres. It was not based on music loops, but actually composed music on a note by note basis.

The device used SmartMedia memory cards from which it could play a number of different audio media types such as MP3, MIDI and KAR karaoke/MIDI files. Madplayer won a number of awards and was highly regarded for its inventive design, powerful tools, and quality of included sequences, but was also regarded as confusing to use.

The device originally sold for $200 but dropped in price to $100 by some retailers like Fry's/Outpost.