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Pro-tools not working with my Vic 20


Dr Nursers

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Should I upgrade my RAM from 3K to 6K?

 

Am also finding loading Pro-Tools sessions from my Commodore tape drive are taking too long (8 hours for 2 tracks of audio!)

 

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Originally posted by nursers:

Should I upgrade my RAM from 3K to 6K?

 

Am also finding loading Pro-Tools sessions from my Commodore tape drive are taking too long (8 hours for 2 tracks of audio!)

 

 

You may want to think about upgrading to a C64 (you'll never need anything else), but it won't do that much good unless you upgrade from that Tapco to an Altec 1212.

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Do you think I'm made of money!!!!! I can't afford a C64! Plus, I just bought Jupiter Lander for my Vic 20 so I got too many games to make it worth upgrading.

 

Maybe a TRS-80 is the way to go, though apparently it doesn't interact well with the digi 001.

 

 

 

 

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Originally posted by nursers:

Do you think I'm made of money!!!!! I can't afford a C64! Plus, I just bought Jupiter Lander for my Vic 20 so I got too many games to make it worth upgrading.

 

Maybe a TRS-80 is the way to go, though apparently it doesn't interact well with the digi 001.

 

 

 

No, not the TRS-80, you don't need that much power.

I have my studio running on a Sinclair ZX81 with a whole 1k of memory

works with pro-tools no problem

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Ian

 

 

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Originally posted by ABECK:

Wow, a Timex Silnclair and a TRS-80 reference on the same day. I had both those bad boys back in the day.

 

10 print "cool"

20 end

 

cool

 

 

or go in to the computer store and type:

10 Print "Ian is cool";

20 Goto 10

 

RUN

 

If filled the screen with 'Ian is cool' well it amused me I was only 10!

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Ian

 

 

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Thanks for advice on upgrading to ZX1 - I actually decided to take out a personal loan and get an Amstrad - very happy, tappe drive is at least 20% faster than my Vic 20!

 

 

 

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don't you guys know about the 1541 disk drive? it's rad! super fast- 512 bps! super expensive though, like $500. i read in compute!'s gazette that they're coming out with a C128. sweet!

 

i don't have time for music programs, i'm too busy playing archon.

http://www.geocities.com/Colosseum/Pressbox/7688/c64/img/archon.jpg

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Originally posted by IanD:

No, not the TRS-80, you don't need that much power.

I have my studio running on a Sinclair ZX81 with a whole 1k of memory

works with pro-tools no problem

http://www.musicplayer.com/ubb/smile.gif

 

Ian

ZX81? I upgraded to the ZX Spectrum a while back (The 48K version, not the 16K - more memory for plug ins). 48 tracks with less than 5 second latency.

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Let me get this straight...people are using more computational power to get

on to this forum than is being used with music production? At rate any programs you have on tape you need to somehow get a hard disc,or a zip drive if possible. Consumer tape drives for older computers are nowhere near the grade of what is used for data backup in businesses. One day that tape will not load and you will wish you had on disk.

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What's a zip drive - is that a new form of tape for the ZX machines?

 

 

BTW, playing a great new game on my Vic 20 called Thermonuclearwargames (based on the movie) - it's an adventure game, so when you choose an option it loads a new bit from the tape drive!!! How's that for technology!

 

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It all depends on your media. Laserdisks,Laserdisc,Compact Disks,Compact Disc,Diskette, it seems the spellings for never standardized for I have seen them in print at one time or another. Is it any wonder we use the term hard drive most the time.
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Hahaha... losers... bow before your master... Sinclair ZX 48 kb + Microdrive, now THAT'S a winning combination... I can store up to 85 kb in each cartridge, and recover it at 15 KB per second!! Yes, it's not a typo, I said 15 kb/second!

 

http://www.zock.com/8-Bit/Microdrive2.JPG

 

I've heard something about a 3" disk drive in a supposed "spectrum+3"... maybe that's the "zip drive" you were talking about? I suppose it must have a zipper to prevent dust from getting in when there are no "disk tapes" inside of it. But I don't really care about those conjectures, it can't be much better that a few microdrives daisy-chained together.

 

 

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Yes Blue; cartridges have a fast access time and make excellent sense. I like to refer to them in the context of video games. Nintendo N 64 using cartridges is not because they couldn't come up with a CD-rom.

What Operating Systems does your Sinclair run? Cool photo of unit.

 

Michael

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I'm sorry but you must be lying about 15K/sec transfer rates - it will be at least 1998 before those rates will be achieved! Next you will be saying that you can get 9600 baud on a modem!!

 

Get real!

 

 

 

 

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commodore 64's rocked! can you remember ghettoblaster, bombjack, skate or die, test drive (that one was ground breaking because it had a voice say "accolade presents...."). the music was really kewl too.

 

load "$",8

list

 

did you know you can download commodore 64 emulators and unfortunately they still take 1 minute to load the different levels of beyond castle wolfenstein.

oh the 80's.....

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Originally posted by Blue:

Hahaha... losers... bow before your master... Sinclair ZX 48 kb + Microdrive, now THAT'S a winning combination... I can store up to 85 kb in each cartridge, and recover it at 15 KB per second!! Yes, it's not a typo, I said 15 kb/second!

 

http://www.zock.com/8-Bit/Microdrive2.JPG

 

I've heard something about a 3" disk drive in a supposed "spectrum+3"... maybe that's the "zip drive" you were talking about? I suppose it must have a zipper to prevent dust from getting in when there are no "disk tapes" inside of it. But I don't really care about those conjectures, it can't be much better that a few microdrives daisy-chained together.

 

 

i used to have the microdrives on my Spectrum, they were great!

I had a RAM music machine for my specy,anyone remeber that?

2 midi tracks and a drum track with a 8 bit sampler

 

Ian

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I was always an Apple user.

 

1977 - 16K Apple ][ with cassette, I was 8 years old.

1981 - 48K Apple ][+ with Disk ][, I could program in BASIC

1984 - 128K Apple //e, the joys of 65C02 assembly

1984 - 128K Macintosh, the first computer I bought with my own money

 

acquired after the fact:

 

256K Apple /// with every software title ever made for it :)

Apple Lisa with Twiggies :D

Go tell someone you love that you love them.
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I remember also some Apple II/e or something like that back in my school years... I think we played some shoot'em up game like space invaders... I think it was called "Bandits". There were also some other games but I can't remember... ¿maybe Pitfall? And, well, yes, every now and then we payed attention to the teacher ;-) That man had infinite patience... :P
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Originally posted by Dave Bryce:

Speaking of games for the Apple IIe, let's not forget good ol' Zork...

 

dB

 

 

My all-time favorite Infocom game was "Bureaucracy" (and the only one I finished).

 

Do you remember "Hollywood Hijinx" or "Leather Goddesses of Phobos" ? - Have not finished either one yet, perhaps tonite... if I only could find the "mystery pen" for my hint-books :)

 

BTW, do they still make them text-only adventure games? I always thought they where cool.

 

/Mats

 

PS

Some cool Infocom-sites:

http://www.infocom-if.org/company/company.html (very intresting reading!)

http://infocom.elsewhere.org/ (on-line versions of many Infocom games)

http://hometown.aol.com/sharruce/index.html (hints, walkthrus)

http://hometown.aol.com/graemecree/infobugs/index.htm (list of known bugs, very cool!)

 

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Originally posted by mats.olsson@rockfile.se:

Do you remember "Hollywood Hijinx" or "Leather Goddesses of Phobos" ? - Have not finished either one yet, perhaps tonite...

 

I finished Leather Godesses...nailed Zork, too. I loved those games - there was a lotta imagination involved...

 

dB

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