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What is this Atari ST interface box? Digital Master by Hybrid Arts
Old 20th May 2017
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What is this Atari ST interface box? Digital Master by Hybrid Arts

Can any body tell me about this device that plugs into an Atari STe I just picked up? Or point me towards some documentation?

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It interfaces with the ST via a ribbon cable through the cartridge slot and has I/O for balanced stereo audio in, digital (audio?) and SMPTE (for time code correlation I assume). Any info is appreciated.
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Old 7th June 2017
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I'm only guessing here, but I think it is a sampling system, there were a couple of different ones developed for the Atari.

Chances are you will need the software to run it, and without a manual you could hit a wall quite quickly.

I suggest joining a specific Atari forum and asking about it there. I believe there are a couple, you will have a better chance of getting information on something as old and rare as this.
Old 7th June 2017
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Can any body tell me about this device that plugs into an Atari STe I just picked up? Or point me towards some documentation?

Pictures are attached.

It interfaces with the ST via a ribbon cable through the cartridge slot and has I/O for balanced stereo audio in, digital (audio?) and SMPTE (for time code correlation I assume). Any info is appreciated.

Wow. Haven't seen that in a while, but I remember being in awe of 2 channel, 16-bit audio coming from that very device when I was in high school (1991 maybe?).

I am pretty sure it was synced to Cubase or Notator (Logic) via timecode. Neither software supported audio at the time, and this pre-dated the Yamaha CBX-D5 which brought the sorcery to 4 channels of playback.

It certainly brings back memories, but I don't think there's much you can constructively do with that box today.
Old 7th June 2017
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Thanks for the replys. I actually found the software and documentation deeper in the shipping box. I'm no musician and the tech is probably outdated anyway. But it sure looks impressive.
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