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Cakewalk Sonar / Re: what is project 5?
«  by rasputin on June 16, 2018, 08:10:40 PM »
If anyone is even more curious, I have the original version 1 User Guide and version 2 "Fast Track Guide". Somewhere I may even have the software media but for some reason at the moment I can't spot it. If you want those manuals I'll send them anywhere for postage charges...just send me a message
Tim S.
Cakewalk Sonar / Re: Metro 3.5 (mac)
«  by rasputin on June 16, 2018, 08:00:10 PM »
I was very fond of this product versions 3- 4 of which I used on my old Macs to do MIDI sequencing.
The copy protection was interesting; you needed to go to page 10 of the (brown covered) manual where the developer listed 43 names under "METRO Credits". When you started an instance of the program, it would present a window saying "Enter the name next to line [e.g.] 34 page 10 of the manual". Once you entered the name the program would run.
I eventually switched over to Opcode sequencers, Galaxy and Max but that's a story for another time.
If anyone needs that list of names to run an old copy of Metro, let me know and I'll scan and upload it.
i just picked one of these up second hand on a classifieds site for 25$
System 7 (May 1991) / Re: Se/30 soundcards
«  by sleestack808 on June 14, 2018, 12:22:43 AM »
Ok for posterity I believe the first digidesign Sound Accelerator is the only soundcards for the se/30. Cant find one anywhere
Opcode Vision / Touchpad development for Studio Vision!!!
«  by logroove on June 11, 2018, 07:54:34 PM »;u=560;code=5cc0228e33

 ATTENTION anybody interested in helping out in the development of a template for SVP on the touchpad! This will include helping to code in Arduino software, help to develop icons for the printable template, and also just general suggestions as to which controls (keyboard script/midi) should be mapped to the template. i think this could be a really fun project for the Opcode community and maybe a launching point to bigger and better projects in the future (kickstarter controller made specifically for SVP??) Gibson may be DEAD but Opcode is still ticking as a sequencer as long as midi is kicking and they are now working on a new MPE midi standard so that will not be happening anytime soon. As long as there is a community we can take this into the future as far as we want to go together! Touchpad is also great for any other DAWs/ application based work you may be doing so its worth the investment to support small business trying to innovate and that are listening directly to their customers
synths - early 90s / Re: expansion DATA cards for JV880 (1992)
«  by Chucky on June 06, 2018, 10:56:50 PM »
Anyone out there interested in exchanging patch banks from the PN-JV80-xx cards?

I have #6 and I really like some of the patches, so I thought about getting more;  #2 is in the mail...
I am really interested in #4, #5, and #7.
The .syx for the 64 patches is only about 40Kb, which is easy to attach to an email.
(note that some of the PN-JV80-xx cards need the appropriate SR-JV80-xx module.

WINTER NAMM, LOS ANGELES, CA - January 27, 1999. Mark of the Unicorn,
Inc. (MOTU) is developing an entire line of USB MIDI interfaces for
Macintosh and Windows computers. The new USB interfaces closely match
MOTU’s MIDI Timepiece AV and other current award-winning cross-platform
MIDI hardware, providing advanced features such as SMPTE synchronization,
word clock sync, and sample-accurate ADAT sync.
“USB is exciting because it will allow MOTU users to network many of our
interfaces to a single computer using a standard, affordable USB hub,”
said Jim Cooper, MOTU’s Marketing Director. “Users will also be able to
mix and match any combination of interface models to suit their needs.”
MOTU software users will enjoy simultaneous access to all MIDI devices
connected to their USB MOTU MIDI network, and they will even be able to
“hot-swap” them. For example, if a user un-plugs a MOTU interface and
then plugs it in again, their MOTU software will maintain communication
with the interface and all devices connected to it.
MOTU’s new USB interfaces are almost identical to their current line,
which includes the 8x8 MIDI Timepiece AV, the 8x9 MIDI Express XT, the
4x6 Micro Express and the 2x2 FastLane. MOTU has removed the parallel
port and replaced it with a full-bandwidth, 12 megabit USB port. The new
USB interfaces retain Mac serial ports, so they’ll work with both old and
new Macs alike. MOTU plans to continue selling their existing parallel
port-equipped interfaces until market demand for them subsides as PC
vendors switch exclusively to USB. MOTU expects their new interfaces to
ship in Spring, 1999.
System 7 (May 1991) / Re: Se/30 soundcards
«  by chrisNova777 on June 06, 2018, 02:41:26 PM »
upper right hand corner of the screen "search this site..."
and search for 1991 or 1990
System 7 (May 1991) / Re: Se/30 soundcards
«  by sleestack808 on June 04, 2018, 05:57:04 PM »
I have no idea what you mean. How would I search for that info in your posts?
System 7 (May 1991) / Re: Se/30 soundcards
«  by chrisNova777 on June 02, 2018, 11:32:03 AM »
alot of that info is already posted here
what u want to do is look for audio interfaces released in 1989, 1990, + 1991
its easily possible because i date all my posts..
System 7 (May 1991) / Se/30 soundcards
«  by sleestack808 on June 01, 2018, 04:49:58 PM »
Anyone know what sound cards or sound boxes if any were available for the SE/30?

vst - Late 2010s / Re: Korg Arp Oddysey
«  by chrisNova777 on May 28, 2018, 09:44:13 PM »

may the funk be with u  8)
synths - 2010s / Re: moog sub phatty (2013)
«  by chrisNova777 on May 28, 2018, 12:15:17 PM »
synths - early 70s / Roland SH-2000 (1973)
«  by chrisNova777 on May 27, 2018, 08:57:44 PM »
Roland SH-2000 (1973)
synths - late 70s / Re: yamaha sk-10 / sk-20 / sk-15 (1979)
«  by chrisNova777 on May 26, 2018, 07:16:32 AM »
synths - early 70s / Re: Yamaha SY-1 (1974)
«  by chrisNova777 on May 24, 2018, 09:01:50 AM »
synths - early 70s / Re: Moog Sonic Six (1972)
«  by chrisNova777 on May 24, 2018, 08:49:48 AM »