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synths - early 70s / Re: Yamaha SY-1 (1974)
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synths - early 70s / Re: Moog Sonic Six (1972)
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synths - early 70s / Moog Sonic Six (1972)
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synths - early 70s / ARP 2600 (1971)
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synths - early 70s / Re: Moog Satellite (1974)
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synths - late 70s / yamaha sk-10 / sk-20 / sk-15 (1979)
«  by chrisNova777 on May 22, 2018, 10:22:04 AM »

Yamaha SK-10

Yamaha's SK-series are combo-keyboards with synthesizer, organ, brass and string sections. The SK-10 was the first of the SK-series, released in 1979 - the SK-20, 30 and 50D followed in 1980, and the SK-15 in 1981, possibly as a replacement for the SK-10. The SK-10 is the only one in the series that does not incorporate a synth section, but has organ, brass and string sections that can all be played together for more interesting combinations

Steinberg Cubase / Re: Cubase video manual (1993)
«  by chrisNova777 on May 22, 2018, 09:26:45 AM »
just posting to remind myself to try to digitize this vhs tape ASAP  ;D
The knowledge I have added from these forums is very beneficial.
How much can I access the content of these forums in order to be developed in the future?
(ISA) EGA/VGA / Re: Ahead VGA Wizard (1990)
«  by David on May 17, 2018, 09:08:17 PM »
Do you by chance have the dip switch settings for this card?  I am trying to set mda mode.
drum - 1970s / Re: roland tr-77 (1973)
«  by chrisNova777 on May 12, 2018, 03:37:13 PM »
thanks for sharing your additional info Kernal! ;)
midi - Parallel (PC) / Re: steinberg pc-midi 3 (1995?) 48 channel midi interface
«  by TheKernal on May 12, 2018, 12:05:45 PM »
Further info from the net:

The MROS driver is STMI3_5.DR. It needs to be renamed to .DRV

The jumpers inside need to be moved towards the printer port to be ST mode.

In Cubase lite (1.0) you can't use it. In Cubase 2.0 You can use all 3 outs but not the input. In Cubase 3, all 3 outs and the input can all be used.

Power supply rating is 9 Volt DC / 150 mA / 1,35 VA.

midi - Parallel (PC) / Re: steinberg pc-midi 3 (1995?) 48 channel midi interface
«  by TheKernal on May 12, 2018, 11:49:17 AM »
P.S. The MIDI3 does connect to the printer/parallel port on the Atari, but you must use a db-25 cable as opposed to a standard printer cable. The db-25 and printer cable look identical, so it's impossible to tell the difference. Best best is to make sure you buy a db-25 and one that is sold as such. (db-25 means all pins are connected).

The db-25 cable is also relevant if you intend to hook up a Musicquest 2port/se to a PC. Again a standard printer cable won't work.
midi - Parallel (PC) / Re: steinberg pc-midi 3 (1995?) 48 channel midi interface
«  by TheKernal on May 12, 2018, 11:41:14 AM »
See those photos above? That's my MIDI3. It was sold to me as Atari compatible, but when I received it, it didn't work. After scouting round the net, I read that there was a jumper setting inside: one for PC and one for Atari, labelled as such on the circuit board.

Sure enough, when I cracked it open (which wasn't easy), there was the rumoured jumper for setting Atari or PC.
I switched to the Atari setting and hooked it up to my 1040...

It didn't work straight away however as the MIDI3 requires external power and the driver to be activated. Once powered (which you have to do before powering the Atari) and with the driver setting changed to .DRV - success!

They're kind of handy if you require an extra midi in (cubase 3 and above only), but not great for sequencing. The timing is noticeably worse than with the on board Atari midi port.
i assumed that they werent the same thing because:

 one is for PC (sporting the MPC logo which stood for Multimedia pc, an initiative that kicked off around the time that pc's first got introduced to optical media cd drives circa 1990/1991) 

and one is for ATARI ST

surely the MIDI 3 is for atari and
PC MIDI 3 is for pc

but you are saying that the PC MIDI 3 is compatible with Atari ST?
im a bit skeptical
drum - Early 80s / maestro rhythm king mrk2
«  by chrisNova777 on May 11, 2018, 12:33:02 AM »