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AMD Athlon – Heat and noise level issues with computers

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Could this be a new affordable high-performence music-PC platform? Most of us have had a chance to see AND head an ordinary AMD computer in action. It’s more of a vacuum cleaner than a computer really. It gets extremely hot and it gets very noisy. This was one of the main reasons musicians wouldn’t buy […]

Commercial C64 – C64 used for commercial purposes

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Believe it or not, Commodore 64 is still being used for commercial purposes. Analogik has discovered this truly rare occurrence at MYER Centre main bus station terminal – Brisbane, Australia. Someone must have reset the computer and at our shocking surprise a familiar blue screen appeared on the display. In commodore 64 days blue screen […]

Prophet 64 – Software synthesizer for Commodore 64

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The Prophet 64 is neither an ordinary SID synthesizer or a TB-303-Prophet 5/10/one emulator. It does however apply a 303 approach on pattern sequencing as well as Sequential Circuits-like sound editing layout. The original version was developed in 1996 and kept within an inner circle of users. Now, eight years later, everyone has the opportunity […]

Sound Forge – Recording synthesizer samples

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Hook up your computer to a synthesizer (synth’s out to your sound card’s aux/input). Open Sound Forge and start recording. Play all synth sounds one after another (keep pressing “+” or “next” or whatever it is that changes the sound on your synth). The length of each tone is arbitrary, but don’t go crazy, having […]

Electronic Music Setup and Gear Upgrades

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A couple of things that went wrong Are you buying or upgrading your audio gear? Have a read to avoid some mistakes some of us have made during the upgrade time. Newly purchased equipment: C O M P A Q – P r e s a r i o R3000, Intel P4 3.2 GHz, 512 […]

Polivoks – Russian vintage synth

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Find just about any keyboard synthesizer online at zzounds.com For many years Russian Federation has been an isolated economy. Ministry of Culture, for example, wouldn’t allow import of foreign instruments and Soviet musicians at the time didn’t have a musical instrument that would offer capabilities and sounds of the equipment available to the rest of the […]

We Love Technology

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Being in a relationship is about lot of things. It’s about love, respect, sharing and understanding. For me, it’s the same bedroom scenario every night, and it’s not what you think it might be. I am a big fan of science fiction and have a nice little collection of Isaac Asimov. The problem is, I […]

Roland TR-808 Rhythm Composer

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Roland TR-808 Rhythm Composer Sound Sample Set 1.0.0 (09/08/94) The Roland TR-808 (popularly known as the “808”) is, perhaps, the most popular analogue electronic drum machine of all time. Since its debut in 1982, it has been the drum machine used the most by dance, pop, rap, and rhythm and blues artists to produce the […]