If you hear your friends blaming their computers for the crap tunes being made, remind them of all the classics produced using the mid 80s Atari ST. The Atari ST was the first home computer(affordable) with integrated MIDI support. The Atari ST was part of the 16/32 bit generation of home computers. Based on the Motorola 68000 CPU, it had 512KB of RAM or more and a 3½” double-sided double-density floppy disk for storage (nominally 720 KB).
Thanks to its built-in MIDI, it enjoyed success for running music-sequencer software like Cubase and as a controller of musical instruments among amateur and professional bands and performers alike.
The Atari ST was released by Atari Corporation in the summer of 1985. It was commercially available until the early 1990s.