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cpu - 2000s / Re: list of cpu microarchitectures
« Last post by yangelmar on June 19, 2018, 02:09:35 AM »
Processor Performance and number of core like i3 7100 comes with 2 core and 4 threads and core i5 7600k comes with 4 core and 4 threads. and newer version of intel i3 and i5 processors comes with more numbers of core and threads. the both processors comes with different performance marks. if you are using i5 the work fast as i3 processors that is the main different.

The i3 processor sports a dual-core setup, whereas the i5 and i7 quad-cores. The numbers mean there processing speeds, and by processing speed I mean clock speeds. i7 has higher clock than i5 and so does i5 than i3. But from the 6th generation onwards intel developed hyper-threading technology which helps the two core, two threads containing i3 processor enable a single core to serve multiple threads. This puts the 6th generation processor on par with i5 processors of the previous generation. Multiple cores equal more power and better workforce in productivity uses.
Cakewalk Sonar / Re: what is project 5?
« Last post by chrisNova777 on June 18, 2018, 04:05:33 AM »
is it like cakewalks version of Reason?
i still have never seen it - it didnt really make the big leagues? or did it?

someone go ahead and file attach the installer?
cakewalk is dead, long live cakewalk
Cakewalk Sonar / Re: what is project 5?
« Last post 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)
« Last post 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.
midi - Serial (MAC) late 80s / Re: Apple Midi Interface (1987)
« Last post by chrisNova777 on June 14, 2018, 11:04:05 PM »
i just picked one of these up second hand on a classifieds site for 25$
System 7 (May 1991) / Re: Se/30 soundcards
« Last post 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!!!
« Last post 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)
« Last post 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.
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