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Old 8th September 2010
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Atari, eh, video game stuff. Now the Commodore Amiga, that was an audio computer! Actually bought one with a midi keyboard and did some sequencing in 1986. My second son still uses some of the internal sounds and text to speech features on a 34 year old machine, floppies only! And the monitor is still decent if you can live with 16 colors...
HAH! I've still got my A2500 Video Toaster machine in storage. I had a PCM recording card in it with an early version of Samplitude, 2 TBCs and a Vectorscope and some other stuff. Still got the Phantom SMPTE/MIDI box as well.......

A friend of mine runs a media lab in Berkeley that still has several Toaster rigs.......
Old 9th September 2010
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I was bangin this baby with Pro 24 and a S950 from akai : holy **** !!

I trashed the atari and sold my s950 2 years ago at 150 euros
Old 9th September 2010
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Here is a picture of a guy still using an Atari for production as of july 2010

I miss the days of having an aggressive computer beating flashlight on hand. The newer gear can't stand up to the old fashioned "engineering" of the flashlight, however I rolled with a black mag lite back then
Old 15th September 2010
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I was bangin this baby with Pro 24 and a S950 from akai : holy **** !!

I trashed the atari and sold my s950 2 years ago at 150 euros
Trashed... wait 10 years and then sell on ebay...

Old 15th September 2010
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I still have my Atari too. Even though I don't use it anymore I can think of two good reasons why it still would make sense:
1. It doesn't make any noise (apart from the diskdrive)
2. MIDI timing is at least 20 times more accurate than any USB device you can buy now.

I guess that's called progress.
Old 15th September 2010
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Steffmo wrote:
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I taught Sly Stone about Midi on an ST, and he showed me how to cook crack in a microwave.....
I haven't laughed that hard in a long time. I'm wondering who got the better end of the deal?

I'm perplexed on how you could use a microwave to do this, but it is hands down the greatest feet of engineering I've read about on gearslutz all day.
Old 15th September 2010
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Steffmo wrote:
I haven't laughed that hard in a long time. I'm wondering who got the better end of the deal?

I'm perplexed on how you could use a microwave to do this, but it is hands down the greatest feet of engineering I've read about on gearslutz all day.
Maybe not Crack but here is a slew of other things you can do in the microwave.
Old 15th September 2010
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Atari and Cubase........

Best... smpte... sync..... evar! thumbsup
Second best SMPTE/MIDI lock.

C-LAB Notator with Unitor/Combiner on 1040STE is the best.

Remember that?

HOHOHO.

Ain't it hilarious anybody would ever have bothered to argue about that old stone age BS?

But hey... It was a big deal to MIDIots back then.

I know, I was one of them.

And, as one other poster noted... MIDI timing via USB is actually dreadfully suspect compared to the early days on Atari. At least that has always been the apparent/understood truth since audio went to Mac.

Of course... we're still doing the same type of moronic quarreling about audio production tools every day here on GS.

I just hope most folks realize it's all a lark and set about getting some work done as well.

Best regards,

SM.
Old 17th September 2010
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I have to buy vintage mics just to get something with a sensible capsule/circuit design that doesn't have massive phase shift.

I have to use a console from the early 80's just to have something modular that is designed for MIXING and not as a "DAW summing box."

I have to use a tape machine of the same vintage just to .... have a tape machine at all.

I have to buy vintage TAPE because at present there's only ONE KIND on the market and it's the wrong kind for my machine.

I have to use guitar amps that are 25+ years old because the "reissues" don't even SLIGHTLY RESEMBLE the originals.

I have to use ****ing TUBES that are even older just to get the same sound two days in a row.

I have to ride a 1972 Schwinn just to have a bike that doesn't pop spokes every other week and get cracks in the frame.

And now I have to buy a VINTAGE COMPUTER just to have acceptable MIDI timing?!?

KILL
DIE
SUFFER
WRITHE
BURN


Progress?

Did you say something about progress?

Come over here so I can progressively work an ice pick into your eye socket.

I apologize ... I forgot this is Gearslutz ... I meant to say that recording gear is better than ever and we are living in a sonic Golden Age.
Old 17th September 2010
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The other day on Discovery Channel, I saw guy making fire by rubbing two sticks together.

I used to use only one, I couldn't afford a second.
Old 17th September 2010
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Atari and Cubase........

Best... smpte... sync..... evar! thumbsup
My rig for years. No longer have the Atari but still have the Cubase software and dongle, along with the SMP24. Anyone looking for a dongle or SMP24?
Old 17th September 2010
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C-LAB Notator with Unitor/Combiner on 1040STE is the best.

Remember that?


SM.
I still regret the day i sold my Atari Notator systems. I had two of them. One as a backup which NEVER got used. The thing was bullet proof. I dont think it crashed once in the years i had it. I had one of those breakout boxes that gave me an extra 3 midi outs.
Man.. im talking myself into finding one again. I probably still have the app disc heh
Old 8th October 2015
  #43
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Hello Everyone! Awesome... Fans!

Hybrid Arts products were used on lots of incredible projects worldwide! ADAP might still be used on The Simpsons (was used from the start and for many years for ALL dialogue!).

I'm the Founder/Inventor/Idea Guy of Hybrid Arts (Inc). I do Apps (22 on Apple Store as John Avatar) now but also am Producer/Editor and Production & Post Production Engineer. Virtually all products at HAI were my idea, except for a few Tom Bajoras products, which I did advise him on for the first few. Overall I "invented" a rounded 30 products at HAI (MIDIMate, SMPTEMate, MidiTrack, SMPTETrack, ADAP I, ADAP II, ADAP III, GenPatch, MidiPatch all versions, the HAI BBS and MIDI and other files global file sharing network which I also ran and GE asked me to duplicate on their Global Network GENIE, I also gave the worlds first LIVE CHAT from the UK in 1988... all before the Internet and many other products and projects), I also managed global sales including selling a franchise in Germany (Hybrid Arts Deutschland GMbH) to distribute to Europe for us and I produced and appeared at all events worldwide trade show and otherwise (it was awesome!!).

Currently... I am planning on opening a new Film/YouTube Studio in Santa Monica start of 2016.

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Sincerely,
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JOHNAVATAR.com
Santa Monica, CA 90402
Old 9th October 2015
  #44
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I'm still holding onto my C-64, partly for nostalgy value, but mostly for it's still-functioning MOS 6581 chip. And yeah, Ataris are also way cool! Brings back memories, fooling around with a tracker on an Atari Falcon..
Old 9th October 2015
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I saw Craig Anderton mention in a video that the Amiga had a direct processor hardware interrupt from the MIDI port. That is why the MIDI timing is so good on that platform.
Old 9th October 2015
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Well I don't use it anymore but... I still have the same 1040ST rig (all in the original boxes) with the Hybrid Arts SMPTE software so you could sync midi to video (that was my 1985 rig along with all my tape machines). I did a lot of corporate video work with that rig. I bet I could set it up and she'd still run.

Last 1040ST I saw went for over 300.00 on ebay! Apparently sometimes it pays to hold onto old useless gear.
sorry guys, no pictures or boxes , "but I have a top of the line" Mega 4ST and hybrid arts ADAP II !
and rackmount smpte box, scsi drive ( 760 MB !!! that was around $ 5,000 ! )

sorry for the poor typing, broke my wrist
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