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1990s / PCI-Express History
« Last post by chrisNova777 on November 24, 2020, 02:51:25 PM »
December 2004

October 2007
first gfx card: Oct 29, 2007 — NVIDIA GeForce 8800 GT:
October 30, 2007 intel x83 first to support pcie2.0

November 2010
>> PCI EXPRESS 3.0 was made available after multiple delays
first motherboard out: July 08, 2011
****may require IVY BRIDGE or higher CPU

June 2019
>> First PCI-E 4.0 SSD

Mac OS 9 (Oct 1999) / AppleShare Client for MacOS
« Last post by chrisNova777 on November 21, 2020, 10:23:08 PM »

Architecture: 68K + PPC (FAT)

Mac OS 7.x - Mac OS 9.2.2

The version of the AppleShare client software you use depends on the version of the system software you have installed on your computer:

· For Mac OS 7.5.1 or earlier
use AppleShare Workstation version 3.5.

· For Mac OS 7.5.1 up to (but not including) version 7.5.3
use AppleShare Workstation version 3.6.5.

· For Mac OS 7.5.3 up to (but not including) version 7.6
use AppleShare Client version 3.7.4.

· For Mac OS 7.6 up to (but not including) version 8.1
use AppleShare Client version 3.8.3.

· For Mac OS 8.1 up to (but not including) version 8.6
use AppleShare Client version 3.8.6.
If you use startup mounting, you should use 3.8.3 instead.

· For Mac OS 8.6 and later, use AppleShare Client version 3.8.8.
If you use startup mounting and are not running Mac OS 9 or later, you should use 3.8.3 instead.
Mac OS System 6 (Mar 1989) / Re: jam factory (1987?) by intelligent music
« Last post by hageir on November 21, 2020, 11:44:05 AM »
an alternative manual!

thanks mixermap
wasnt there a way to change the color scheme ?
here is a high res version of the manual, though i'm not sure if it's version 4.10 or 4.11:

i found it on this page:
Voyetra Sequencer Plus / Re: Voyetra Sequencer Plus GOLD v4.11 (Aug 1993) for DOS
« Last post by ultramars on November 17, 2020, 06:00:08 AM »
real cool gem !
i remember this sequencer was in the software bundle supplied with my sound blaster pro 2, but it wasn't the 4.11 gold version, so i couldn't sequence FM sounds with it, so i used the windows midi sequencer instead

Now, question: if we can make it work alongside fasttracker 2, is there any chance both programs would kindly & gently output both through the audio out of the same sound blaster card?
i guess if the FM synth has its own DAC, different that the ones used to convert audio samples in analog, that could work; otherwise if one of those two programs takes exclusive control of the audio out of the sound blaster, it would prevent the other one to use it at the same time   :-\
General / Miscellaneous / din connectors
« Last post by chrisNova777 on November 16, 2020, 07:39:57 AM »
It works well with the Awe 64 and S950. Reliable in sending and receiving samples this way. Works on Win 3.11 and 95 using the same setup.

your sending samples via midi thru the AWE64's midi/game port?
Software Samplers (VST + Standalone) / soft sampler / midi synced tracker in 1992 ?
« Last post by ultramars on November 15, 2020, 07:52:05 AM »
hello everyone,
i got a brand new sound blaster pro together with the first computer of mine ( IBM PC AT 286 ) in 1992, and i was rejoicing at the thought of making tracks using my own programed FM sounds, samples, eq, FX... all of this with my sole IBM PC !
well, it didn't take long before i had to understand that this wouldn't be possible: the sound blaster was using FM circuits indeed, but all i could trigger with the sequencer was boring presets; no front end to program the FM synth; no virtual sampler to trigger samples, so the only way to do this was to use a tracker, which was a DOS program, so no midi sequencer to work in the same time...
In the end, i didn't do much with that 2300 french francs (=350 € before inflation...) worth sound card until 3 years later, when i bought a midi cable & used it only to sequence my first midi instruments: How frustrating !
Also, there wasn't any internet to get me more infos about what was possible at the time...

Now that i can look it  all up on the net, i want to take my revenge on the past: recreate a setup like it should have been possible in 1992, and make the tunes that i should have done at the time.

Hence my question: what software was there to trigger samples from the midi sequencer in 1992 ?
either midi syncing a tracker, or directl triggering of samples via midi...

I heard u can trigger instruments via midi in on fast tracker 2, but that was working on DOS, and that was 1994 already....
could fast tracker one have its instrument triggered by midi already? I couldn't find infos on that :/
Cubase (1990s) / Re: Cubase for windows v1.0 & v1.02 (for windows 3.0 - 1992)
« Last post by ultramars on November 15, 2020, 07:18:44 AM »
do you maybe have the user guide for cubase 1 for windows?
i could only find the one for cubase 1 for atari...
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