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Digidesign Session 8 (1993) Nubus card for mac
« on: December 11, 2014, 03:18:40 PM »
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in 1993 The dream of a budget Digidesign multitrack hard disk recording and editing system came a little closer with the launch of the PC-based Session 8 Digital Studio, comprising software, audio interface box and fader control surface, with prices ranging from £3599 to £5400 for eight audio tracks.

the pc version was an isa card (http://www.oldschooldaw.com/forums/index.php?topic=587.0)
the mac version was a nubus card
not sure if there ever was a pci version i think the pc version was an ISA card
seen here: http://www.oldschooldaw.com/forums/index.php?topic=587.msg610#msg610
http://archive.digidesign.com/download/legacy/s8mac/

https://68kmla.org/forums/index.php?/topic/5154-digidesign-session-8-setup/
the author of this thread found that he could not have partitions larger then 4gb and have the session 8 card work
changing from 8gb partition to 2 x 4gb partitions fixed a problem for him



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System Requirements:

    Session 8 hardware
        NuBus card: Pro Tools Project (formerly Session 8 Mac SCSI)
        Audio interface: 882 I/O, 882 Studio I/O, 888 I/O
        Legacy Hardware Section
    A Macintosh IIci or faster (i.e. Macintosh IIfx, Quadra or PowerMac series, Centris 650), equipped with a standard NuBus interface and at least 8 megabytes of RAM.
    System 7.1 or higher.
    32-Bit addressing must be enabled.
    DAE version 1.1 or higher and DigiSystem Init 2.6 or higher are required to run with version 1.1 of Session 8. These files are installed by the Session 8 Installer.

https://www.rapmag.com/index.php/archives/281-1990s/94/mar94/1115-test-drive-the-digidesign-session-8


http://web.archive.org/web/19970516080033/http://www.digidesign.com:80/html/faqs/faqs8mac.html http://web.archive.org/web/19970516080047/http://www.digidesign.com:80/html/faqs/faqs8pc.html
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Re: Digidesign Session 8 (1993) Nubus card for mac
« Reply #1 on: December 27, 2018, 09:59:15 PM »
https://web.archive.org/web/20150607014605/http://www.soundonsound.com/sos/1996_articles/mar96/powerrangers.html

this 1996 article mentions the session software for macintosh

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he newest contestant is Digidesign's Session (£175). Like the original Deck, Session is a low-cost alternative to Pro Tools or the company's mid-range Session 8. Besides being Power Mac-native, it supports Audiomedia II, and in pre-Quadra computers it may run (although the company doesn't guarantee it) with the original Audiomedia or Audiomedia LC cards. For more on Session, check out David Mellor's full review in SOS December '95.

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