Which one was the first computer you owned?

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  1. Xupito

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    I missed MSX guys, which was an standard more than a company if I recall correctly. With its cartridge only games.
    Also, if my memory serves well there were far more successful in Japan than in Europe or America.

    I'm an OT expert :disco:
    But seriously, there's probably some thread about it, but in this case I'm not sure. There's a mix of several forums now in my head.
     
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    i started with a 22mHz pentium cpu, 200MB+80Mb backup, grafic card was 1MB or so. (it was around 96 and this pc was 3 years already old and i was a little kid, typing in numbers in word, at this point i havnt heard about audio software, not even started playing piano, it all came later).

    odin audio production came a long way in all these years! and the 90s must have been pretty sewat with all these tracker music being produced ...
     
  3. G String

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    Clearly, you were a spoiled child! Look at all those "drums"! My mother would never indulge me like that. :(


    :rofl:
     
  4. Retrolize77

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    Bullshit :mates:, that pic is not me, found it quick in the net, guess you realized that.
    It was some average kitchen stuff, i utilized the silverware as snrs, big pot for kickdrum and so on, keep in mind my parents wasnt that amused. Musicmakin was my thang since day 1, nothing spectacular about me growin up, so... dont get your point. But all good tho
     
  5. kims

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    had a zx spectrum, which i did some BASIC on, later the great Amiga 500 with an GVP expansion accelerator + hd addon, the built-in ventilator noise was incredible loud

    Had a attached MIDI interface, with the great MUSIC-X software and different samplers, as a dynacord..i think it was, roland s10, boss, casio fz1, and a very expensive and large akai s1000KB
     
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    Those were the daaaaaaaaays...

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    Micron 200mhz cpu.. ha But at work, Apple 2's and 3's.
     
  8. Dalmation

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    There are computer 'emulators' available which when run in Windows on a modern PC, emulate old computers from the 80's.
    Eg. There's STeem to emulate the Atai STe.
    There's also emulators which can load and run the old games which had to be loaded off ROM cartriges or cassette tapes. You can obtain those old game images for free on the www now.
     
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  9. Grok

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    Atari 1040 STE
    With a giant 4 MB RAM upgrade
    Emagic Notator, and then Emagic Logic with a 4 input/output MIDI dongle.
    Tascam 4 tracks cassette.
     
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  11. Philby

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    Commodore VIC 20. Went from there to an Atari 1040 STE 4GB.
     
  12. Haliax

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    Is that a BBC Micro? I recognise Elite anywhere though Commander Jameson
     
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  13. Haliax

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    I have a Spectrum and an ST emulator on my tablet for those days I need some nostalgia hits
     
  14. DrachenFire

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    Lessee...What time is it...YEP that's where I am!
    Mine was a custom made little beastie. As in I built it with a soldering iron from discrete component parts based round a MOS 6503 mpu. The 'display'was two seven-segment LEDs (think digital clock) it was programmed in hexadecimal (which it came in handy later to know 'cuz of MIDI using it.)

    It had a whopping 1K of memory space half of which was occupied by the E-PROM based operating system. Originally built it for animatronics control, but did eventually get hooked to my modular synth.

    This was about 1976.

    Yes I'm one of the 'old fucks':guru:

    Still have a working Atari 2600 and Colecovision. Never went any further than that into 'console-land.'
     
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    Commodore 64 with a datassette at first.
     
  16. Retrolize77

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    Damn, you hooked your selfmade computer to a modular synth? Sounds pretty impressive, you‘re sure you wasn’t a member of Kraftwerk?
    :bow:
    I liked playing Snoopy vs Red Baron on 2600, although i didn’t understood it at all i think.
    :mates:
     
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    First must have been some programmable pocket calculator, but for real computers I had a midi interface card with some obscure sequencing software on a C=64 first. Didn't realize at the time that the C=64 soundchip probably would have been more capable than my synth then. Later Ensoniq was founded based on that chip afaik.
    First real computer was a 1040ST, with a half working cracked Pro24 (Steinberg) I used in conjunction with a 4-track cassette tape. When I was ready to get C-Lab (->Emagic->Apple) Creator/Notator Steinberg announced Cubit (they changed the name to Cubase before launch), bought 1.0 version, regretted many times but still use it today. Laziness goes a long way...
    Don't know if the rest of the story is on topic, but in the early 1990s I switched to a Mac and enjoyed working on that platform for 20 years.
    Today, 25 years after 1984, it seems I will have to change platform again, because Apple this year feels a bit like Atari in 1993 (better funded, at least...).
    I hope that music software companies will stay away from online-auth schemes, because if my next computer will run W10, it will be a pure mixing hardware without any internet access.
    Back on topic: Anyone remembering how easy it was to copy C=64 software from tape to tape?
     
  18. Haliax

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    Turning opcode into hex is no mean feat. Respect to you. Reminds me of the days of programming punch cards
     
  19. G String

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    Sorry. It was only a joke. ;)
     
  20. Jeffriezal

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    I can't remember which IBM model or a specific one, but I remember it was in the late 80s when my dad brings home one and its run Dos 3.1

    Pretty neat that time, spending hours playing games on it, Dig Dug and Pacman. Haha
     
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