Re: [LAU] [OT] first computer ?

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> funny idea for an off-topic thread. i'm looking forward to other postings=
...

It is quite a funny thread and makes interesting reading.=20

First computer was the parents ZX81=2C programming games for my then 5 year=
old brother in Basic. A whole 1K of memory. Later had a Spectrum - these w=
ere the only reasonably priced systems available then. Did not program any =
musical stuff at the time.

First music system was using a VAX 11/70 running Unix 2.2 using C to genera=
te downloadable wavetables to a hardware synth as an undergraduate project.=
The synth was 8bit 64kHz however each voice only ran at 8kHz due to the in=
tersampling AD converters running 8 voices.

My first own system was an Amiga 500 eventually with 500K of RAM and a 20M =
disk using 68000 assembler code to write my own MIDI software over a homegr=
own MIDI adaptor from an Akai master keyboard to different sound modules.

Then along came Linux with the 0.99 kernels so bought a P3-133 system.

Have only ever really used my own audio programes so the closest I get to t=
he last question would be a C compiler.

Regards=2C nick.

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&gt=3B funny idea for an off-topic thread. i'm looking forward to other pos=
tings...It is quite a funny thread and makes interesting reading. <=
br>First computer was the parents ZX81=2C programming games for my then=
5 year old brother in Basic. A whole 1K of memory. Later had a Spectrum - =
these were the only reasonably priced systems available then. Did not progr=
am any musical stuff at the time.First music system was using a VAX=
11/70 running Unix 2.2 using C to generate downloadable wavetables to a ha=
rdware synth as an undergraduate project. The synth was 8bit 64kHz however =
each voice only ran at 8kHz due to the intersampling AD converters running =
8 voices.My first own system was an Amiga 500 eventually with 500K =
of RAM and a 20M disk using 68000 assembler code to write my own MIDI softw=
are over a homegrown MIDI adaptor from an Akai master keyboard to different=
sound modules.Then along came Linux with the 0.99 kernels so bough=
t a P3-133 system.Have only ever really used my own audio programes=
so the closest I get to the last question would be a C compiler.Re=
gards=2C nick.Connect to the next generation of MSN Messeng=
er=A0 Get it now!
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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)
Re: [LAU] [OT] first computer ?, Rui Nuno Capela, (Fri Oct 31, 5:05 pm)
Re: [LAU] [OT] first computer ?, Edgar Aichinger, (Fri Oct 31, 4:39 pm)
Re: [LAU] [OT] first computer ?, Philippe Hezaine, (Fri Oct 31, 4:26 pm)
Re: [LAU] [OT] first computer ?, James Stone, (Fri Oct 31, 4:25 pm)
Re: [LAU] [OT] first computer ?, Mark Knecht, (Fri Oct 31, 4:13 pm)
Re: [LAU] [OT] first computer ?, Johannes Mario Ringheim, (Fri Oct 31, 4:10 pm)
Re: [LAU] [OT] first computer ?, Mik Prims, (Fri Oct 31, 4:04 pm)
Re: [LAU] [OT] first computer ?, , (Fri Oct 31, 3:50 pm)
Re: [LAU] [OT] first computer ?, David Baron, (Sat Nov 1, 6:23 pm)
Re: [LAU] [OT] first computer ?, Ken Dawson, (Sat Nov 1, 11:40 pm)
Re: [LAU] [OT] first computer ?, Veronica Merryfield, (Fri Oct 31, 4:24 pm)
Re: [LAU] [OT] first computer ?, Darren Landrum, (Fri Oct 31, 3:37 pm)
Re: [LAU] [OT] first computer ?, Joe Hartley, (Fri Oct 31, 3:36 pm)
Re: [LAU] [OT] first computer ?, Gordon J. C. Pearce MM3YEQ..., (Fri Oct 31, 3:27 pm)
Re: [LAU] [OT] first computer ?, Dave Phillips, (Fri Oct 31, 3:23 pm)
Re: [LAU] [OT] first computer ?, Christopher Stamper, (Fri Oct 31, 3:27 pm)
Re: [LAU] [OT] first computer ?, David Adler, (Fri Oct 31, 3:21 pm)
Re: [LAU] [OT] first computer ?, Bengt , (Fri Oct 31, 3:17 pm)
Re: [LAU] [OT] first computer ?, Kevin Cosgrove, (Fri Oct 31, 3:13 pm)
Re: [LAU] [OT] first computer ?, Jan Weil, (Fri Oct 31, 3:13 pm)
Re: [LAU] [OT] first computer ?, Brad Fuller, (Fri Oct 31, 3:12 pm)
Re: [LAU] [OT] first computer ?, Christopher Stamper, (Fri Oct 31, 3:12 pm)
Re: [LAU] [OT] first computer ?, drew Roberts, (Fri Oct 31, 6:14 pm)
Re: [LAU] [OT] first computer ?, Christopher Stamper, (Fri Oct 31, 6:33 pm)
[LAU] [OT] first computer ?, Louis Gorenfeld, (Fri Oct 31, 6:45 pm)
Re: [LAU] [OT] first computer ?, Nils Gey, (Fri Oct 31, 3:14 pm)
Re: [LAU] [OT] first computer ?, Rob, (Fri Oct 31, 3:10 pm)
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)
Re: [LAU] [OT] first computer ?, Tobiah, (Fri Nov 7, 7:58 pm)
Re: [LAU] [OT] first computer ?, Joe Hartley, (Sat Nov 1, 6:10 pm)
Re: [LAU] [OT] first computer ?, David L. Craig, (Fri Oct 31, 3:01 pm)
Re: [LAU] [OT] first computer ?, plutek-infinity, (Fri Oct 31, 3:14 pm)