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Old 16th September 2020 | Show parent
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I am seriously digging this aesthetic.
and it dont take up much room either
Old 16th September 2020 | Show parent
  #392
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1 thing i miss with cd's and files on a pc is looking for "a porky prime cut" or other silly little messages you got with vinyl :(
Old 16th September 2020 | Show parent
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1 thing i miss with cd's and files on a pc is looking for "a porky prime cut" or other silly little messages you got with vinyl :(


Yes, hiding messages in mp3 metadata doesn't quite have the same effect, really...

For anyone not getting the reference:
http://www.muzines.co.uk/articles/prime-cuts/6932
http://www.muzines.co.uk/articles/cut-it-out/8482
Old 16th September 2020 | Show parent
  #394
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what i now do is render a cd to a single wav file, minus the naf tracks for my hifi. sod tracks
Old 16th September 2020 | Show parent
  #395
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a thing of beauty



meh

Old 17th September 2020 | Show parent
  #396
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Yes, hiding messages in mp3 metadata doesn't quite have the same effect, really...
"a porky prime render" doesnt have the same ring to it
Old 17th September 2020
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I've actually still got my original Amiga A1000 and my A2000 (with Toaster) somewhere in storage... I doubt they'd turn on any more.

Still use an old Mac 'Mirror-door' G4 to load my ancient Logic/Notator files and re-save them in Logic 7 format so I can use them on my 'modern' Hackintosh. So much computer crap hidden around this house... But at least I dumped most of my old SCSI gear. Such a rabbit hole of digital nostalgia - I'm afraid if start looking through all that stuff I'll never make it back to the 'real world'.
Old 17th September 2020 | Show parent
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I've actually still got my original Amiga A1000 and my A2000 (with Toaster) somewhere in storage... I doubt they'd turn on any more.

Still use an old Mac 'Mirror-door' G4 to load my ancient Logic/Notator files and re-save them in Logic 7 format so I can use them on my 'modern' Hackintosh. So much computer crap hidden around this house... But at least I dumped most of my old SCSI gear. Such a rabbit hole of digital nostalgia - I'm afraid if start looking through all that stuff I'll never make it back to the 'real world'.
Ahaha these things can be a real time-suck! I’m
pretty sure that I’ll have to put a fair few hours into the next Amiga I’m getting...

I also know very well the whole “buffer to the past” approach, needing an old computer to transfer some obscure format into something else...for instance I needed a specific laptop, OS and PCMCIA card to experiment with making an 01W ROM card.

A1000’s are museum pieces now, you’ll get at least £500 for it. If you happen to find any external SCSI stuff like a CD ROM, please let me know I’ll bite your arm off lol.
Old 17th September 2020 | Show parent
  #399
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If you happen to find any external SCSI stuff like a CD ROM, please let me know I’ll bite your arm off lol.
i know where there is a scsi cd and 2 ataris, a 520 and a 10 one with monitors(i think). if i show you where they are do i get a commision fee?
Old 17th September 2020 | Show parent
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i know where there is a scsi cd and 2 ataris, a 520 and a 10 one with monitors(i think). if i show you where they are do i get a commision fee?
Lol maybe
Old 17th September 2020 | Show parent
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includes Cubase V2
Old 17th September 2020 | Show parent
  #402
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That line mixer looks nice. Just the thing for a synth submix.
Kawai have a couple of different models of rack mixers. The really nice ones are the MX-8R (stereo, two effect loops, MIDI splitter) and MX-8SR (pictured; stereo, two effect loops (1 stereo out), slightly better specs than plain R but no MIDI). The MX-8BR is like the MX-8SR, but mono.
They are analog, not digital, by the way, and date from the late 1980s. Both unbalanced and balanced outs, although the balanced outputs use some weird XLR-like jacks that aren't actually XLR. They have a few issues: 1) The jacks use a design with a plastic ring that holds the jack to the housing - this ring can break, resulting in a slightly wobbly jack, 2) power board and audio outputs share the same PCB (may result in noise problems).

They also have tabletop models: MX-4S, RevMix (MX-4S with integrated reverb) and MX-16 (I think there's also a MX-16 version with integrated effects...).

Also pictured in that image is the EQ-8, Kawai's parametric equalizer, which is less an equalizer and more a glitchy effect unit
Old 17th September 2020 | Show parent
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includes Cubase V2
If its a job lot it might be too rich for my blood this month. And I’m not that interested in getting an ST’s I’ve run out of room
Old 17th September 2020 | Show parent
  #404
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comes with a free vgc esi 4000, 395 quid the lot
Old 17th September 2020 | Show parent
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comes with a free vgc esi 4000, 395 quid the lot
Good price, but I’ve already spent far too much lol.
Old 17th September 2020 | Show parent
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I’ve already spent far too much lol.
tell me about it, ive run out of family members to sell
Old 17th September 2020
  #407
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Talking about line mixers I have a Roland M-480, as you can guess it has 48 channels basically assigned as 24 stereo pairs (each pair of channels sharing a volume pot), 6 auxes, and a boat load of dual pots, I believe tony banks had a couple in his 1992 live rig (way we walk).

As for SCSI, i have a SCSI CD-ROM and Jaz drive for the S6000 when I get round to fixing it, also need to fix the S330's FDD cable as that's a lovely piece of kit with it's poor mans fairlight interface (and sequencer with DIRECTOR-S disk loaded), plus all the sample disks are availble online (sgroup) and the software to write them to disk not only works in win10 x64 but with USB floppies too.
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Old 17th September 2020 | Show parent
  #408
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Talking about line mixers I have a Roland M-480, as you can guess it has 48 channels basically assigned as 24 stereo pairs (each pair of channels sharing a volume pot), 6 auxes, and a boat load of dual pots, I believe tony banks had a couple in his 1992 live rig (way we walk).

As for SCSI, i have a SCSI CD-ROM and Jaz drive for the S6000 when I get round to fixing it, also need to fix the S330's FDD cable as that's a lovely piece of kit with it's poor mans fairlight interface (and sequencer with DIRECTOR-S disk loaded), plus all the sample disks are availble online (sgroup) and the software to write them to disk not only works in win10 x64 but with USB floppies too.
That's a line mixer and a half! 24 stereo synths, that would do me. I have a samson that gives me space for 9 plus a stereo effects return, and that's not enough.
Old 18th September 2020 | Show parent
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tell me about it, ive run out of family members to sell
luckily i still have arms legs and testicles to sell.

the 2 dell floppy pc's are coming today
Old 18th September 2020 | Show parent
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luckily i still have arms legs and testicles to sell.

the 2 dell floppy pc's are coming today
Best of luck!

I found this awesome Amiga video earlier, I particularly love the CGI bees!

Music is cool too, kind of like cyber-calypso

Old 18th September 2020 | Show parent
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[QUOTE=xanderbeanz;14981399]Music is cool too, kind of like cyber-calypso

how about disco calypso?
i loved them back then and i love them now

Old 19th September 2020 | Show parent
  #412
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luckily i still have arms legs and testicles to sell.

the 2 dell floppy pc's are coming today
I brought a 2000 IBM laptop for my FDD needs (an A21m, 128mb ram, PIIIe 700), as well as the built in floppy (it was designed as a desktop replacement so the FDD is fixed) I have another Ultrabay 2000 one which in theory fits but I'm guessing it only supports 1 FDD but that's fine for my needs, runs WIN98 fine and has WINXP installed at the moment.
All the advantages of an old PC (serial, parallel and USB 1.1) with none of the cables/bulk, in theory you can stick a PCI card in it's dock but the two cards I have tried prevent the machine from booting.
Old 19th September 2020 | Show parent
  #413
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That's a line mixer and a half! 24 stereo synths, that would do me. I have a samson that gives me space for 9 plus a stereo effects return, and that's not enough.
Tony banks had 2! for the way we walk tour.


https://i.ytimg.com/vi/NYJ4EumeK0E/hqdefault.jpg
(image from youtube)
Old 24th September 2020 | Show parent
  #414
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got 2 2.5inch drive adapters from the same place, ssd's ahoy
Old 3 weeks ago
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I managed to get my Amiga up and running with my RX11 & Eurorack setup! Here’s a little jam, I wrote it in 30 seconds so it’s not musically amazing

https://streamable.com/3dzype
Old 3 weeks ago | Show parent
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I managed to get my Amiga up and running
windows free
Old 3 weeks ago | Show parent
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windows free
It’s thrilling to make music this way. What is odd is that midi channels are tied to instruments with Octamed sound studio. An instrument could output a native DAC sample, a midi command, or both. But it’s not limited to a certain track. You could literally put these anywhere, crazy!
Old 3 weeks ago | Show parent
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It’s thrilling to make music this way. What is odd is that midi channels are tied to instruments with Octamed sound studio. An instrument could output a native DAC sample, a midi command, or both. But it’s not limited to a certain track. You could literally put these anywhere, crazy!
That sounds like a cool feature! If i understand correctly you can trigger sounds on different midi channels from the same track, like you would cram multiple samples on one track. How is midi-off handled? Do you need to send it manually or is it smart enough to send a note-off when the next note hits?
Old 3 weeks ago | Show parent
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That sounds like a cool feature! If i understand correctly you can trigger sounds on different midi channels from the same track, like you would cram multiple samples on one track. How is midi-off handled? Do you need to send it manually or is it smart enough to send a note-off when the next note hits?
The tracks are all monophonic, so it sends a note off when the next one comes on. But yeah. You could write a bunch of middle C’s on a track and because there are so many different “properties“ to set, each one could be a different pitch, Midi channel, etc etc. Each instrument could also output a native Amiga sample ASWELL For layering, with modulatable sample start point, etc. It’s like an 8bit 28Khz Octatrack
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The tracks are all monophonic, so it sends a note off when the next one comes on.
Aah. Good to know you don't have to waste steps with note offs!

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But yeah. You could write a bunch of middle C’s on a track and because there are so many different “properties“ to set, each one could be a different pitch, Midi channel, etc etc. Each instrument could also output a native Amiga sample ASWELL For layering, with modulatable sample start point, etc. It’s like an 8bit 28Khz Octatrack
Yeah, that midi piggybacking on the samples is really nice.
I'm thinking you could even route the amiga through your modular as a crusty oscillator and use the midi to trigger envelopes and such. Kindof a hybrid sampler thing.
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