The Acorn Music 500 was a sound and music synthesiser peripheral for the BBC Micro.
- Seven position stereo output
- Up to sixteen notes played at once
- Thirteen programmable preset waveforms
- Thirteen programmable envelopes
- Special effects, including ring modulation, frequency modulation
- Pitch variation
- Individual volume control over each instrument
A five-pin DIN socket on the rear connected the Music 500 to an amplifier
The device was programmed using a dedicated music language called AMPLE, which could be loaded into the BBC Micro from disk or tape.