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QRS Music Technologies, Inc. Announces New MIDI Controller;
2/9/1999

NAPLES, Fla.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Feb. 9, 1999--QRS Music Technologies, Inc. (OTC BB:QRSM) ("QRS") today announced the introduction of its new Pianomation(TM) Analog MIDI Controller.


The new Pianomation controller was recently previewed at the National Association of Musical Manufactures ("NAMM") winter show in Los Angeles.

The new controller significantly increases the options available to integrate the Pianomation system with other home entertainment and MIDI systems. The new controller can play from either a CD drive, floppy drive or directly from any MIDI source including a computer.

QRS has obtained the exclusive U.S. distribution rights of an optical record strip. The optical record strip was also introduced at the NAMM show. A Pianomation system with the optical record strip can record a piano session simply by pressing "Record". To play back the music back simply press "Play Back."

Richard A. Dolan, President and Chairman, said: "Because we are now manufacturing our new Analog MIDI Controller in the U.S., the delivery problems during the past year are solved. Now, we can focus our full attention on expanding our market penetration by concentrating on adding new dealers to our network. The reception of our new Analog MIDI Controller was beyond our expectations. One of the primary advantages of the new controller is its "plug and play" ease of operation. Piano dealers saw this as a major advance and thus a very unique selling feature. As a result of the NAMM show we received orders in excess of $1,000,000."