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: Sample Sources + Freebies, Sample CDs (AKAI), Sample CDs (EMU), Floppy Disk Images , SoundFonts (.sf2)

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: vst - late 90s, vst - early 2000s, vst - late 2000s, vst - early 2010s, vst - Late 2010s
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: sequencers - early 80s, sequencers - Late 80s, sequencers - Early 90s, sequencers - Late 90s

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: 8086 (June 1978), Motorola 68000 (1979), 286 (Feb 1982), 386 (Oct 1985)
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: 486 (Apr 1989), intel Pentium (Mar 1993), PowerPC 600 series (Nov 1994), intel Pentium II (May 1997), G3 PPC (Nov 1997), intel pentium III (Feb 1999), G4 PPC (Aug 1999)
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: intel pentium 4 (Nov 2000), G5 PPC (Oct 2002), intel Pentium M (Mar 2003), intel Pentium D (May 2005), intel Core (Solo/Duo/Quad) (Jan 2006), intel Nehalem (core 5 series) (Nov 2008), Sandy Bridge (core 6 series)
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: intel Sandy Bridge (core 6 series) (Jan 2011), intel Ivy Bridge (core 7 series) (Sep 2012), intel Haswell (core 8 series) (Jun 2013), intel Broadwell (Sep 2014), intel Skylake (Aug 2015), Intel KabyLake (Aug 2016), Intel i9 (May 2017)

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Windows 9x/SE/ME, Windows 2k/XP/Vista, Mac OS 8.6, 9.2, 10.3, 10.4, 10.5

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: VGA (pci), SCSI (pci), Audio Cards (pci)
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Windows 3.1 / Windows 95 / Windows 98/ME

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: (ISA) EGA/VGA, (ISA) SCSI adapters, (ISA) Audio Cards (early 90s), (ISA) Audio Cards (late 90s), (ISA) Pro Audio (late 90s)
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superceded isa (1987)

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: Reel to Reel
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: reverbs - 80s, reverbs - 90s, fx - 80s, fx - 90s, reverbs - early 80s
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