Originally posted by Unknown_K
Atari's were cheaper then amiga's So if people wanted to do the midi thing an atari being cheaper would have been better then an amiga + addon midi or a higher cost amiga with midi built in.
Also atari's had that cheap mono hi res monitor better suited to music then the amiga color monitor.
Atari was a cheap home computer while the amiga was a cheap home gaming machine (at least the entry level models)
Amiga was also a great low cost paintbox/video editing/CG system replacing custom systems costing much much more. Midi could be added to any Amiga for about $30. CDTV had it built in standard.