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Post by MOF »

I would want a Zip drive too for that kind of money :lol:

I've still got one and all the disks with samples on, not sure if it works though. :lol:
I went to Akai HQ years ago with tons of floppies to transfer their library of S1000 samples (a free service for owners of their samplers, I just had to book a time slot), later they were put onto Zip drives and then imported into Logic's sampler.
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Murray B wrote: Tue Jun 28, 2022 7:18 pm I would want a Zip drive too for that kind of money :lol:

Hmmm, come to think of it, I have a few of those collecting dust under the bench, and I’m sure I have a Jaz drive too. If all these retro things have value I got myself a little Sotheby’s
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Post by N i g e l »

I was going to quip that to replicate your 90's MIDI sequences to your synths authentically, you needed a 90's MIDI sequencer on a 90's PC. :lol:

but then I thought -

[TH1] 90's CAKEWALK MIDI sequencer had drivers for every MIDI interface and wrote directly to the hardware.

[TH2] 2020's CAKEWALK DAW writes MIDI data to a generic Windows interface which eventually works down through the windows layers to an interface manufacturers driver.

which one provides the most authentic timing ?

does it matter ?
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You have to bear in mind that older gear is much warmer :think:
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Our approaching-4 grandson was here at the weekend... His mum was saying that she'd shown him a Bob the Builder episode recently. He kept asking 'What's that/what's he doing?' as Bob had taken a phone call on a landlinephone, then gone to his white/cream computer - complete with matching CRT monitor - and had then sent a fax...

The world moves on.... but not, apparently, for some if that advert is still to be believed.

I've just decomissioned my 9+ year old ex-SCAN i5 as it had suddenly started to slow down despite all my efforts at housekeeping and tuning. Replaced it with a small and virtually silent i7 with 16GB RAM and 512GB SSD... bought from Argos! :lol:
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Mike Stranks wrote: Wed Jun 29, 2022 9:51 am Our approaching-4 grandson was here at the weekend... His mum was saying that she'd shown him a Bob the Builder episode recently. He kept asking 'What's that/what's he doing?' as Bob had taken a phone call on a landlinephone, then gone to his white/cream computer - complete with matching CRT monitor - and had then sent a fax...

LOL :-)

The way we're going someone will advertise a pony and trap and describe it as a retro car!
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James Perrett wrote: Tue Jun 28, 2022 4:04 pm I've still got my 1998 vintage Pentium 2 studio computer although I'm not sure if it still works. I still have all my old soundcards too including a Turtle Beach Multisound, TB Maui and a Zefiro ZA-2.


WOW, a Turtle Beach soundcard, they really were a classic, I drooled over them!
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Murray B wrote: Tue Jun 28, 2022 7:18 pm I would want a Zip drive too for that kind of money :lol:

Really, at this price......

https://www.gumtree.com/p/samplers-sequ ... 1433584470

£150.00 !!!!
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Post by Murray B »

I can kind of understand a nostalgia for old computer games and equipment etc, but even then the emulators do a good enough job really. I can't understand why anyone would want an obsolete PC or storage system, I think I must be missing something too. :eh:
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Post by ken long »

Believe it or not, many people haven't migrated all their data off old storage systems. Could buy devices to do just that or offer a service to do just that.

I wonder if people will be as incredulous about optical drives in future when they become scarce(r).

Many young and aspiring engineers want to carve out careers in the industry by working in studios which no longer exist. When they could be making decent money ripping the mountains of CD-Rs and data discs that have yet to be saved.
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