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DAW Software

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http://web.archive.org/web/20000229140320/http://www.opcode.com/

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http://www.motu.com/products/software/dp/

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https://www.apple.com/ca/logic-pro/

79 Topics

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http://www.avid.com/us/products/family/pro-tools/

103 Topics

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http://www.steinberg.net/en/products/cubase/

99 Topics

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248 Topics

last : December 18, 2017, 02:37:07 PM

: Ableton Live!, Propellerheads Reason, Imageline Fruity Loops, Passport Master Tracks Pro, Cockos Reaper, Cakewalk Sonar

Samplers

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42 Topics

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159 Topics

last : December 31, 2017, 12:55:01 AM

: samplers - late 80s, samplers - early 90s, samplers - late 90s, samplers - 2000s, samplers - 2010s
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136 Topics

last : December 10, 2017, 07:33:57 AM

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

Plugins

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123 Topics

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: vst - late 90s, vst - early 2000s, vst - late 2000s, vst - early 2010s, vst - Late 2010s
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MIDI

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79 Topics

last : November 08, 2017, 12:23:07 AM

: controllers - NON-USB, controllers - USB
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46 Topics

last : January 13, 2018, 03:51:11 PM

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154 Topics

last : December 24, 2017, 07:13:55 AM

: midi - ISA (mpu-401, voyetra), midi - Parallel (PC), midi - Serial (PC), midi - Serial (MAC) 90s, midi - Serial (MAC) late 80s, midi - USB Midi Interfaces
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86 Topics

last : December 17, 2017, 06:14:51 PM

: sequencers - early 80s, sequencers - Late 80s, sequencers - Early 90s, sequencers - Late 90s

Processors

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24 Topics

last : December 18, 2017, 03:45:30 PM

: 8086 (June 1978), Motorola 68000 (1979), 286 (Feb 1982), 386 (Oct 1985)
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89 Topics

last : October 09, 2017, 05:10:12 AM

: 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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27 Topics

last : January 08, 2018, 11:30:39 AM

: 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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11 Topics

last : August 29, 2017, 06:48:03 AM

: 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)

Operating Systems

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183 Topics

last : December 12, 2017, 12:50:18 AM

: Basic (Commodore) (1980), Mac OS System Software v4, 3, 2 + 1 (1984), Atari TOS v1.0 (1985), Mac OS System 5 (Oct 1987), MS-DOS 3.31 (Nov 1987), Windows 2.0 (Dec 1987), Mac OS System 6 (Mar 1989), AmigaOS (1985)
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272 Topics

last : January 13, 2018, 07:05:50 PM

: Windows 3.0 (May 1990), System 7 (May 1991), MS-DOS 5.0 (June 1991), MS-DOS 6.0 (Mar 1993), Windows 95 (Aug 1995), Mac OS 8 (Jul 1997), Windows 98 (Jun 1998) , Mac OS 9 (Oct 1999)
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184 Topics

last : December 10, 2017, 07:28:34 AM

: Windows 2000 (Feb 2000), Windows ME (Sep 2000), OSX Cheetah (Mar 2001), OSX Puma (Sep 2001), Windows XP (Oct 2001), OSX Jaguar (Aug 2002), OSX Panther (Oct 2003), OSX Tiger (Apr 2005), Windows Vista (Jan 2007), OSX Leopard (Oct 2007), Windows 7 (Aug 2009), OSX Snow Leopard (Aug 2009)
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30 Topics

last : August 26, 2017, 10:23:37 PM

: OSX Lion (Jul 2011), OSX Mountain Lion (Jul 2012), Windows 8 (Aug 2012), OSX Mavericks (Oct 2013), OSX Yosemite (Oct 2014), OSX El Capitan (Jul 2015), Windows 10 (July 29, 2015), OSX Sierra (Sep 2016)

Hardware

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last : January 10, 2018, 03:04:07 PM

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

11 Topics

last : September 25, 2017, 03:48:47 PM

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Windows 3.1 / Windows 95 / Windows 98SE/ME / Win2k / XP / Mac os 8.6 / 9.2 / 10.3 / 10.4 / 10.5

133 Topics

last : January 13, 2018, 02:56:04 PM

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

13 Topics

last : September 20, 2017, 01:35:20 PM

: (VLB) VGA Graphics, (VLB) I/O Controllers
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Windows 3.1 / Windows 95 / Windows 98/ME

122 Topics

last : December 18, 2017, 03:14:39 PM

: (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)

1 Topics

last : April 11, 2015, 04:11:09 AM

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last : September 01, 2017, 12:11:23 PM

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v2.0 (Jan 2007),v2.1 (Mar 2009), v3.0 (Nov 2010), v3.1 (Sep 2013), v4.0 (june 2017)

1 Topics

last : May 09, 2015, 03:31:36 AM

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5 Topics

last : December 03, 2016, 02:22:32 PM

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40 Topics

last : December 17, 2017, 03:01:35 PM

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37 Topics

last : December 17, 2017, 10:39:57 AM

iOS Devices & Software

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basic details for reference purposes

8 Topics

last : January 16, 2018, 09:31:25 PM

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16 Topics

last : January 16, 2018, 12:50:35 AM

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41 Topics

last : May 21, 2017, 05:44:50 PM

Synthesizer Hardware

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72 Topics

last : December 20, 2017, 12:01:01 AM

: modules - 80s, modules - Early 90s, modules - Late 90s
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448 Topics

last : December 18, 2017, 11:57:09 AM

: synths - early 70s, synths - late 70s, synths - early 80s, synths - late 80s , synths - early 90s , synths - late 90s , synths - 2000s , synths - 2010s
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123 Topics

last : December 17, 2017, 08:16:16 PM

: drum - Early 80s, drum - Late 80s, drum - Early 90s, drum - Late 90s, drum - 2000s, drum - 2010s

Recording

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14 Topics

last : July 18, 2017, 02:36:06 PM

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69 Topics

last : August 29, 2017, 05:17:37 AM

: Reel to Reel
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154 Topics

last : December 20, 2017, 07:55:11 AM

: reverbs - 80s, reverbs - 90s, fx - 80s, fx - 90s, reverbs - early 80s
No New Posts Mixers

145 Topics

last : January 02, 2018, 10:37:49 PM

: mixers - early 80s, mixers - late 80s, mixers - early 90s, mixers - late 90s, mixers - 2000s+, mixers - 2010s
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149 Topics

last : January 12, 2018, 03:43:44 PM

: Dj Gear, Gear Lists from artists + friends, Digital Recorders
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