Re: [LAU] [OT] first computer ?

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My first computer was a Sinclair ZX80, which I still own. Next was a
Timex-Sinclair 2068. Remember these???

First music making computer was a home built PC running Planet CCRMA
package. Yes, I was late to the show....

-Joe

Andre Majorel wrote:

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My first computer was a Sinclair ZX80, which I still own. Next was a
Timex-Sinclair 2068. Remember these???

First music making computer was a home built PC running Planet CCRMA
package. Yes, I was late to the show....

-Joe

Andre Majorel wrote:

On 2008-10-31 16:23 +0100, Crypto wrote:

On Friday 31 October 2008 10:47, Dave Phillips wrote:

What was your first computer ?

I used to have a Commodore CBM720 but that was not really useful
for making music, though I did some POKE SI+... on it.

My first computer truely useful for making music was an ATARI
520 STFM w/ 512kB RAM.

Oric-1. 1-MHz 6502, 64 kB RAM.

What was the first music/sound software you used that really
hooked you into this making-music-with-computers fad ?

Don't know if that "hooked me" into anything but the first
serious music software I used was a software drum machine I
wrote on the Oric.

Sound generation method was one channel of square wave
oscillator and one channel of noise from the built-in AY-8912.
A sound consisted of an array of (square freq, square vol, noise
freq, noise vol) tuples. Every 10 ms, the next tuple was poked
into the 8912's registers.

The Oric also had a relay to switch the cassette recorder in and
out of pause mode. The program could open and close the relay at
specified times, which I used to trigger an MS-20.

BTW: Does anyone remember the famous SPEAKTEX.TOS program used
in so many music productions? Would love to have something like
it running on linux...

Sure do. Didn't realise others used it. It was lots of fun. Has
anyone reimplemented it ?

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[LAU] [OT] first computer ?, Dave Phillips, (Fri Oct 31, 2:47 pm)
Re: [LAU] [OT] first computer ?, Ken Restivo, (Fri Nov 7, 8:07 pm)
Re: [LAU] [OT] first computer ?, simone-www.io-lab.org, (Fri Nov 7, 8:52 pm)
Re: [LAU] [OT] first computer ?, Max Stein, (Sun Nov 9, 6:54 pm)
Re: [LAU] [OT] first computer ?, Markus Schwarzenberg, (Mon Nov 3, 11:12 am)
Re: [LAU] [OT] first computer ?, Patrick Shirkey, (Mon Nov 3, 4:55 am)
Re: [LAU] [OT] first computer ?, Sean Bolton, (Sat Nov 1, 11:01 pm)
Re: [LAU] [OT] first computer ?, Joern Nettingsmeier, (Sat Nov 1, 6:44 pm)
Re: [LAU] [OT] first computer ?, Nick Copeland, (Sat Nov 1, 8:11 pm)
Re: [LAU] [OT] first computer ?, The Other, (Sat Nov 1, 1:21 pm)
Re: [LAU] [OT] first computer ?, Arnold Krille, (Sat Nov 1, 9:04 am)
Re: [LAU] [OT] first computer ?, David Olofson, (Fri Oct 31, 9:42 pm)
Re: [LAU] [OT] first computer ?, Matthew Smith, (Fri Oct 31, 9:28 pm)
Re: [LAU] [OT] first computer ?, Fons Adriaensen, (Fri Oct 31, 8:50 pm)
Re: [LAU] [OT] first computer ?, david, (Sat Nov 1, 6:17 pm)
Re: [LAU] [OT] first computer ?, Paul Davis, (Fri Oct 31, 10:42 pm)
Re: [LAU] [OT] first computer ?, Brad Fuller, (Fri Oct 31, 11:03 pm)
Re: [LAU] [OT] first computer ?, Paul Davis, (Fri Oct 31, 11:16 pm)
Re: [LAU] [OT] first computer ?, Arda Eden, (Fri Oct 31, 9:06 pm)
Re: [LAU] [OT] first computer ?, david, (Fri Oct 31, 6:03 pm)
Re: [LAU] [OT] first computer ?, Folderol, (Fri Oct 31, 5:27 pm)
Re: [LAU] [OT] first computer ?, alex stone, (Fri Oct 31, 5:23 pm)
Re: [LAU] [OT] first computer ?, Gordon JC Pearce MM3YEQ, (Sat Nov 1, 1:37 am)
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[LAU] [OT] first computer ?, Louis Gorenfeld, (Fri Oct 31, 6:45 pm)
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Re: [LAU] [OT] first computer ?, Crypto, (Fri Oct 31, 3:23 pm)
Re: [LAU] [OT] first computer ?, Andre Majorel, (Sat Nov 1, 5:42 pm)
Re: [LAU] [OT] first computer ?, Joseph Dell'Orfano, (Sat Nov 1, 6:06 pm)
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