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Cakewalk Sonar / Re: what is project 5?
«  by iRelevant on March 23, 2018, 10:04:54 PM »
Cool. Thanks for the link. Got to satisfy my curiosity what this Project 5 was all about :)
Alesis Midiverb III
Kawai K4 16-Bit Digital Synthesizer
Tascam MSR24 24-track 1-Inch Tape Recorder
Yamaha SY77 RCM Synthesizer: Part 1
AMAS: Advanced MIDI Amiga Sampler
Casio VZ8M Expander
CHAMELEON Keynote Music-Software: Universal Patch Librarian
Dynacord ADS Sampler
Alesis 1622 Mixer
DR. T'S TIGER The Integrated Graphic Editor
ART Multiverb II Multiverb Ext
Yamaha FX500 Multi Effects Processor
Yamaha TG55 Tone Generator
Korg's A1 Synthesis
Armadilo A616 Sampler
Fostex 812 Recording & 2016 Line Mixers
Roland R8M: Total Percussion Sound Module
Boss DR550 Dr. Rhythm
Dr. T's Copyist: Musical Transcription Program
Hybrid Arts SMPTEtrack II
Esoniq EPS
Yamaha SY22 Dynamic Vector Synthesizer
Rane MPE14 MIDI Programmable Equaliser
Roland D70 Super LA Synthesizer
Roland S770 Sampler
Sansui MDR7 MIDI/Tape Synchroniser
Evolution Synthesis EVS1 sound expander
Fostex 454 Mixer
Korg Wavestation Synthesizer
ART Mach II; Multiverb III
Quinsoft Trax: Recording Studio Manager
Fostex G16: 16-track Recorder
MOTU MIDI Time Piece (Sept 1990)
Ensoniq VFX-SDII Syn thesizer
Emu Proformance piano (oct 1990)
DR T'S BEYOND Mac Sequencer
Steinberg Cubase Macintosh Sequencer (nov 1990)
MOTU Performer (nov 1990)\
Digidesign Deck 4-track Hard Disk Recording Software
KAWAI MX16 Keyboard Mixer
Steinberg Cubeat
Fostex MTCI Sync Controller
Akai S110016-Bit Stereo Sampler
Audio Architecture MIDI Patchbay
Steinberg Cubase 2.0
Zoom 9002 Advanced Guitar Effects Processor
Alesis SR16 Drum Machine

Rhodes Model 760
Korg S3: Rhythm Workstation
Yamaha TG77 Tone Generation
Ensoniq EPS16 Plus Sampling Workstation
Digidesign MacProteus
Tascam MSR24S 24-track
Steinberg Pro 24 Amiga
Digidesign Samplecell
Roland MV30
Tascam 488 8-track portastudio
Voyetra Sequencer Plus Version 4
Yamaha TG33 Tone Generator
Roland JD800 Programmable Synthesizer
Zoom 9010 Advanced Sound Processor
Soundcraft Spirit
Yamaha QY10
Gajits Amiga Sequencer One
Tascam M2524 MIDI Mixer
Yamaha RY30 Rhythm Programmer
Emu Procussion
Ensoniq SQ1 Plus Workstation
Emu Emax II Sampling Keyboard
Yamaha EMP100 Multi-effects Processor
Opcode Max Software
Ensoniq SQ1 Plus Workstation
Emu Emax II Sampling Keyboard (Hands On)
Digitech DSP16 Effects Processor
Revox B77 Master Recorder
Roland JX1 Performance Synthesizer
Alesis 3630 Compressor/Limiter;
Alesis RA100 Reference Amplifier
Allen & Heath S2 Recording Mixer
Roland SC55 Sound Canvas
Yamaha SY99 Synth
Zoom 9030 Instrument Effects Processor
Roland S750 Sampler
Dr. T's KCS Amiga: Level II V3.5
Digitech VHM5 Intelligent Harmoniser
KORG 01/W FD workstation
Opcode Galaxy Plus Editors
Passport Master Tracks Pro 4.5.3
Akai/Linn MPC60 II
Drawmer DL241 Auto-Compressor & DS404 Quad Noise Gate
Alesis D4 16-Bit Stereo Drum Module
Kurzweil K1200 & Pro 76
Waldorf Sound Cards 1-3
Sony DPS-D7 Digital Delay
Mackie CR1604 Mixer
Fostex X28 Cassette Multitracker
Steinberg Avalon 2.0 Sample Editing Software for the ST

wavestation eX
Lexicon LXP15 Effects Processor
Akai S1000 Sampler
Korg Wavestation A/D
Yamaha MT120 4-track Cassette Recorder
C-Lab Notator/Creator v3.1
Mackie 1202 Mixer
Roland JV80 & JV30 Synths
Roland JD800
Opcode Studio 5 Macintosh MIDI Interface
Korg 03R/W Synth Module
Korg 01/W Pro + Pro X
Roland R70: Human Rhythm Composer
Mastertracks Pro 5 Mac Sequencing Software from Passport
Yamaha TG100
Akai S1100
Turtle Beach Multisound PC sound card
Boss DR550 MKII: Drum Machine
Emu Proteus 3 World
Boss DS330 Dr. Synth GM/GS Synth Module
Ensoniq DP/4 Parallel Effects Processor
Passport Master Tracks Pro 4: Sequencer for Windows
Yamaha SY85 AWM2 Workstation
Akai S01 Sampler
Roland JW50 General MIDI Music Workstation
YamahaTG500 64-note polyphonic synth expander
Twelve Tone Systems Cakewalk For Windows Sequencer
Zoom 9120 Advanced sound environment processor

Opcode Vision 1.4
Boss DR660 Drum Machine
Sound Quest Midiquest Universal Editor/Librarian Software
Ensoniq ASR10
Dynacord DRP15 Multi-effects Processor
Soundcraft Spirit Folio
Steinberg Cubase Windows
Roland JV880
Apple Macintosh Computers
Anatek SMP16 MIDI/Audio Patchbay
Akai S3000 and S2800 Samplers
Yamaha Clavinova PF P100 Stage Piano
Digidesign Session 8
Hammond XB5
Emu Vintage Keys
Korg M1 Inivision Plus One Expansion
Korg Wavestation SR
Emagic Notator Logic 1.2
Lexicon Alex Digital Effects Processor
Tascam MM200 Keyboard Mixer
Roland JD990 Synthesizer Module
Roland JV1000 Music Workstation
Digidesign Session 8 Digital Studio
Roland SRV330 Dimensional Space Reverb
Digidesign Audiomedia IA LC Digital Audio Board for the Mac LC
Soundscape Hard Disk Recording System for the PC
Korg 05R/W
Digitech TSR24 True Stereo Reverb & Effects Processor
Lexicon Jam Man Digital Echo, Sampler & Loop Recorder
Emu Morpheus Synth Module

Digital Audio Labs cardD PC Hard Disk Recorder sound card
MOTU Digital Performer Mac Sequencing & Digital Recording Environment
Ensoniq TS12
Korg X3R
Roland S760
Yamaha MT8X 8-track Cassette Recorder
MOTU MIDI Express PC MIDI Interface
Yamaha TG300 General MIDI Tone Generator
Soundcraft Spirit Studio LC mixer
sunrise software pc drummer
Alesis QuadraSynth
Emu Proteus FX module
Creative Labs Soundblaster AWE32
Lexicon Vortex audio Morphing Effects Processor
Oberheim Matrix 1000 Analogue Synth Module
Opcode Vision 2.0.3 Sequencing Software
Typhoon OS, Yamaha TX16W Alternative Operating System For Sampler
Soundtracs Topaz Multitrack Recording Console
Alesis AI-1 (1994)
Novation BassStation Analogue Bass Synth
Soundcraft Folio Rac Pac Mixer
Waldorf Wave
Emu Ultra Proteus
Tascam M-2600 Recording Console
Yamaha MT120S Multitrack Cassette Recorder
Yamaha QY300 Music Sequencer
Yamaha QY8 Music Sequencer
MOTU Performer v5.0 Sequencer (Oct 1994)
Emu Classic Keys Sound Module (Preview)
Spirit Folio Lite 12:2 Mixer
Roland Super JV1080
Digital Performer v2.0 (Dec 1994)

E-mu esi-32
ensoniq soundscape PC sound card
Korg X5
korg trinity workstation
Yamaha Promix01 Mixer
yamaha w7 workstation
midiverb 4
Art MR1 digital reverb
voyetra midiorchestrator plus
Korg Oasys PC Card
Lexicon Reflex effects processor
Mackie LM3204 mixer + Mackie LM3204E
Philip Rees TS1 midi tape sync unit
Tascam 488 MkII 8-track Portastudio
Emu Systems Emulator IV
Macromedia SoundEdit 16
Sound Quest MIDIQuest
Yamaha MU80 Tone Generator
Clavia Nord lead
Korg Prophecy
Lexicon LXP15 II
Media Vision Pro 3D PC Sound Card
Steinberg ReCycle Sample Manipulation Software
Yamaha MU5 Tone Generator
Emu Systems E64
Spirit Protracker 8-channel Mixer
Yamaha Rev100 reverb
Emagic Logic 2.0 MIDI Recording System\
Mackie SR24•4
Yamaha 02R
Waldorf Microwave 2.0
Behringer Eurodesk mixer
Kurzweil K2500R
Yamaha RY8 rhythm programmer
Yamaha Sound Edge pc sound card
Emagic Logic 2.5 midi software
Akai S2000
Alesis Quadrasynth Plus
Digidesign SampleCell II - The SampleCell II PC card can turn your humble PC into a fully-featured, 32-voice sample replay unit with eight individual outputs.
Korg Trinity
SEKD Samplitude Studio
Yamaha QY22
Akai S3000XL
Digidesign Session 2.0 software
Emu Systems Sound Engine GM module
Ensoniq DP/2 effects
MOTU Unisyn Universal Editor/Librarian
Iomega Zip 100
Turtle Beach Sample Vision Sample Editing Software

Alesis DM5
Digitech Studio Quad
Digitech TSR6
Emagic Logic Audio 2.5
Alesis Microverb IV
Opcode Studio Vision Pro v3.0
Roland VS880 & VS8F1 Digital Multitrack & Effects Board
Opcode Digitrax, OSC Deck II & Digidesign Session Apple Mac Software Roundup
Ensoniq MR Rack Synth Module
Cakewalk Pro Audio v4.01 Sequencing Software
Emu Orbit 9090
Passport Alchemy 3 Sample Editor
Studiomaster Mixdown Classic 8 8-buss Mixer
Waldorf Miniworks 4-pole Filter
Digidesign Session; Digidesign Audiomedia III
Mackie CR1604 VLZ 16-channel Mixer
Novation DrumStation Drum Synth Module
Spirit Folio SX 20-Input Mic-line Mixer
Tascam 302 Dual Cassette Deck
Roland MC303 Groovebox
MOTU Digital Performer v1.7 Software
Opcode Vision 2.5 software
Emu Launch Pad MIDI Controller
Digitech Studio 400 Effects Processor
Clavia Nord Lead 2.0 Virtual Analogue Synth
Lexicon MPX1 (1996)
Yamaha MU10XG GM/XG Sound Module
Digidesign Pro Tools 4.0 Digital Audio Software Upgrade

vst - early 2000s / Reaktor 2.3.0
«  by shrunkyq on March 18, 2018, 03:55:57 PM »
Hello, does anybody here have Reaktor 2.3.0?

Software Samplers / Monolake Collection Sample Library
«  by shrunkyq on March 18, 2018, 03:55:26 PM »
Hey! Does anybody have the Monolake Sample Library? Used to be included in Reaktor 2.3.0 (if I remember right) I have looked everywhere with no luck, did contact one guy who said he had it but he didn't find it..

Does anybody here have it and would like to share it with me? I am open to trading it with some packs!
It would be very difficult to test Steem + Cubase with a serial or parallel MIDI interface. They only have drivers up to Windows 98 or 2000 and Steem won't run on those....

STEEM wont run on windows 2000? or win98se?
i didnt know..
but i have to say, there are many serial + parallel interfaces that work on XP

i will have to look into this further asap
drum - Late 90s / Re: Alesis DM5 (late 1995)
«  by chrisNova777 on March 17, 2018, 02:24:09 PM »
drum - Late 90s / Re: yamaha ry8 (1995)
«  by chrisNova777 on March 17, 2018, 02:23:05 PM »
synths - late 90s / Re: Nord Lead 1 (1995)
«  by chrisNova777 on March 17, 2018, 02:19:53 PM »
controllers - NON-USB / e-mu launch pad (1995?)
«  by chrisNova777 on March 17, 2018, 02:07:41 PM »
e-mu launch pad (1995?)
synths - early 90s / Re: Studio Electronics SE1 (1993?)
«  by chrisNova777 on March 17, 2018, 01:16:47 PM »
this synth has been released as one of the roland Boutique series - despite it not being a roland instrument in the first place!

It would be very difficult to test Steem + Cubase with a serial or parallel MIDI interface. They only have drivers up to Windows 98 or 2000 and Steem won't run on those....
trying to come up with a list of NEW AVAILABLE psu's that have the old "rear venting" fan
as most of the new psus now vent top/bottom

Antec Basiq
History / history of turtle beach
«  by chrisNova777 on March 14, 2018, 05:45:03 AM »

Turtle Beach [2] was founded in 1975[3] as "Turtle Beach Softworks" by co-founders Roy Smith and Robert Hoke. The company's first product was a graphical editing system that supported the breakthrough Ensoniq Mirage sampling keyboard. The Mirage was the first low cost sampling device that allowed musicians to play realistic choirs, pianos, horns, and other instruments in their performances. The software, called "Vision", connected the Mirage to a PC and used the PC's screen and graphics to make the programming and editing of sounds much easier. Ensoniq decided to resell Vision through their dealer network and Turtle Beach Softworks became a profitable company.

Over the following years, the company developed a few other programs that supported Ensoniq equipment but realized that they needed to develop more generalized products. They retooled their product into "SampleVision", which initially supported the Akai S900, but was designed with an extensible framework, allowing other samplers to be supported. The SampleVision series was among the first to offer a Macintosh-like user experience on the PC (which at that time did not have Microsoft Windows to provide its GUI).

In 1988, Turtle Beach began to work on developing its first hardware product, a hard disk based audio editing system. Among the first of its kind, the product was named the "56K digital recording system" and was released in 1990. Its card, 56K-PC, was based on a Motorola 56000 DSP chip, and offered non linear playlist editing of stereo audio files. The 56K system was popular among radio stations and mastering studios because it replayed exactly the same digital stream that it recorded.

In 1990, Turtle Beach began developing its second PC sound card. This card used high quality A/D and D/A, a high quality synthesizer from eMu, and an onboard DSP chip. This product was called "MultiSound." The MultiSound product competed with more established products of the day from Advanced Gravis (now defunct), Ad Lib, Inc. (now defunct), Creative Labs, and Media Vision. CCRMA's Music Kit and DSP Tools running on Motorola 56001 DSP, initially developed for NeXTcube system, was later ported on NeXTSTEP with Turtle Beach Fiji/Pinnacle DSP cards.[4]

Turtle Beach was then acquired by Integrated Circuit Systems (ICS), a maker of clock chips for the PC market. ICS wanted to broaden its market to include the new multimedia chips and peripherals, deciding to buy existing lines rather than build anew.

With the addition of ICS's resources, Turtle Beach offered a full line of PC peripherals, releasing 8 new products within the 18 months following the sale. The MultiSound Monterey, The Tahiti, Maui, Audio Advantage sound cards rounded out its hardware product line, with products at every price point. On the software side, the company released "Wave for Windows", a sound editing program that was ahead of its time, but also ahead of the hardware curve; "Quad", the first multitrack recording application for the PC; and several other software titles.

As often occurs with corporate acquisitions, the original founders were soon no longer with the company. Martin Goldberg and Prabhat Jain were brought in to run the company and after moving its operations to San Jose, ICS sold Turtle Beach to Voyetra Technologies, Inc. in 1996.

Voyetra, founded by synthesizer pioneer Carmine Bonanno in 1975, had developed drivers and software for nearly every sound card manufacturer in the world during the early 1990s. The purchase of Turtle Beach allowed Voyetra to leverage its close ties with PC manufacturers by providing sound cards bundled with Voyetra software and drivers. After the purchase, the company changed its name to Voyetra Turtle Beach, Inc. and sold millions of sound cards to Dell Computer under the Turtle Beach brand. Turtle Beach also acquired Value Media's distribution channels founded by Prabhat Jain in 1995. This enabled it to sell its hardware products into the larger USA distribution channels.

In 2001, Voyetra Turtle Beach developed [AudioTron], one of the first standalone Internet audio receivers. The device enjoyed tremendous success in the first year of its release, but was soon faced with tremendous competition from similar products. Turtle Beach opted out of the network audio market in 2004.

Recently, Turtle Beach has diversified its product line to include USB audio devices, video capture products and a wide variety of headphones, including the Ear Force line of multi-channel PC and gaming headphones.