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: Basic (Commodore) (1980), Mac OS System Software v4, 3, 2 + 1 (1984), Atari TOS v1.0 (1985), Mac OS System 5 (Oct 1987), MS-DOS 3.31 (Nov 1987), Windows 2.0 (Dec 1987), Mac OS System 6 (Mar 1989), AmigaOS (1985)
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: Windows 3.0 (May 1990), System 7 (May 1991), MS-DOS 5.0 (June 1991), MS-DOS 6.0 (Mar 1993), Windows 95 (Aug 1995), Mac OS 8 (Jul 1997), Windows 98 (Jun 1998) , Mac OS 9 (Oct 1999)
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: Windows 2000 (Feb 2000), Windows ME (Sep 2000), OSX Cheetah (Mar 2001), OSX Puma (Sep 2001), Windows XP (Oct 2001), OSX Jaguar (Aug 2002), OSX Panther (Oct 2003), OSX Tiger (Apr 2005), Windows Vista (Jan 2007), OSX Leopard (Oct 2007), Windows 7 (Aug 2009), OSX Snow Leopard (Aug 2009)
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: OSX Lion (Jul 2011), OSX Mountain Lion (Jul 2012), Windows 8 (Aug 2012), OSX Mavericks (Oct 2013), OSX Yosemite (Oct 2014), OSX El Capitan (Jul 2015), Windows 10 (July 29, 2015), OSX Sierra (Sep 2016)

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: Performer, Vision, Cubase, Logic, Reason, Live!, Pro Tools, Sonar, Reaper, Fruity Loops, Master Tracks Pro
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: vst - late 90s, vst - early 2000s, vst - late 2000s, vst - early 2010s, vst - Late 2010s

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: 8086 (June 1978), Motorola 68000 (1979), 286 (Feb 1982), 386 (Oct 1985)
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: 486 (Apr 1989), intel Pentium (Mar 1993), PowerPC 600 series (Nov 1994), intel Pentium II (May 1997), G3 PPC (Nov 1997), intel pentium III (Feb 1999), G4 PPC (Aug 1999)
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: intel pentium 4 (Nov 2000), G5 PPC (Oct 2002), intel Pentium M (Mar 2003), intel Pentium D (May 2005), intel Core (Solo/Duo/Quad) (Jan 2006), intel Nehalem (core 5 series) (Nov 2008), Sandy Bridge (core 6 series)
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: intel Sandy Bridge (core 6 series) (Jan 2011), intel Ivy Bridge (core 7 series) (Sep 2012), intel Haswell (core 8 series) (Jun 2013), intel Broadwell (Sep 2014), intel Skylake (Aug 2015), Intel KabyLake (Aug 2016), Intel i9 (May 2017)

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: VGA (pci), SCSI (pci), Audio Cards (pci)
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: (VLB) VGA Graphics, (VLB) I/O Controllers
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Windows 3.1 / Windows 95 / Windows 98/ME

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: (ISA) EGA/VGA, (ISA) SCSI adapters, (ISA) Audio Cards (early 90s), (ISA) Audio Cards (late 90s), (ISA) Pro Audio (late 90s)
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superceded isa (1987)

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MIDI

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: controllers - NON-USB, controllers - USB
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: midi - ISA (mpu-401, voyetra), midi - Parallel (PC), midi - Serial (PC), midi - Serial (MAC) 90s, midi - Serial (MAC) late 80s, midi - USB Midi Interfaces
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: sequencers - early 80s, sequencers - 80s, sequencers - Early 90s, sequencers - Late 90s

Synthesizer Hardware

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: modules - 80s, modules - Early 90s, modules - Late 90s
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: synths - early 70s, synths - late 70s, synths - early 80s, synths - late 80s , synths - early 90s , synths - late 90s , synths - 2000s , synths - 2010s
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: drum - Early 80s, drum - Late 80s, drum - Early 90s, drum - Late 90s, drum - 2000s, drum - 2010s

Samplers

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: samplers - late 80s, samplers - early 90s, samplers - late 90s, samplers - 2000s, samplers - 2010s
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: Sample Sources + Freebies, Sample CDs (AKAI), Sample CDs (EMU), Floppy Disk Images , SoundFonts (.sf2)

Recording

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: Reel to Reel
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: reverbs - 80s, reverbs - 90s, fx - 80s, fx - 90s, reverbs - early 80s
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