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Author Topic: Dr T's KCS Omega For Atari ST "Keyboard Controlled Sequencer"  (Read 3137 times)

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Offline chrisNova777

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KCS, MIDISoft Studio, SMPTE-Track (May 1987 Article)
« Reply #1 on: November 16, 2016, 10:41:40 AM »


read article in jpg image attachement clips from may 1987 magazine article


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Re: Dr T's KCS Omega For Atari ST "Keyboard Controlled Sequencer"
« Reply #3 on: July 21, 2017, 10:34:05 AM »

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Dr T's KCS Omega For Atari ST "Keyboard Controlled Sequencer"
« Reply #4 on: September 04, 2018, 05:15:44 AM »
Oh, the KCS. I bought this in 1987 for around £200. Two hundred pounds. Was I insane? I was running a small studio in NE England and I hoped to encourage the notably conservative musical community in my town to dive into the world of electronic music. I didn't succeed. Even now, in 2018, you'd go years between sightings of a synth or a laptop onstage in this town of 120,000 people. I never really got to grips with this software, although it ran happily with a sync code track recorded on my Tascam 80-8 tape machine, giving me a lot of virtual extra tracks. On my Atari 1040 STE, a marvellous machine for music with built-in MIDI sockets, the KCS interface was far less than intuitive. The manual in its substantial ring-binder didn't inspire creativity. I never encountered anyone else using it, either.

I've installed an Atari emulator in my Windows 10 laptop and I'll see if I can make more progress with KCS thirty-one years later. If other people using KCS want to tell me how they are getting on, please do so. All advice welcomed.

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Re: Dr T's KCS Omega For Atari ST "Keyboard Controlled Sequencer"
« Reply #5 on: November 29, 2018, 12:59:49 AM »
Hi. Good to know there are other fools out there playing with KCS.
I have just resurrected my old Atari and now have KCS running. Took some doing - I had to buy an old notebook to format floppies, AND I bought a Roland U-220, which goes well with my Mirage 16 bit sampler.

I've managed to record 8 bars of nothing much, and soon I'll have a proper look at PVG, which is the real reason for this silly activity.

See attached pic of setup in my "Clean Room"
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