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Re: Atari and Music.

Postby Atarieterno » Fri Mar 09, 2018 10:44 pm

Atari video-music studio.

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Re: Atari and Music.

Postby charles » Fri Mar 09, 2018 11:54 pm

he he he , love to hear what music that was making ,,,lol
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Re: Atari and Music.

Postby Atarieterno » Sat Mar 10, 2018 12:44 am

I do not know what he was writing, but the program that appears on the screen is Cubase Lite.
I do not see well what type of cartridge is for the rom port: video capture ?, sampler?
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Re: Atari and Music.

Postby charles » Sat Mar 10, 2018 12:54 am

that one in front of the keyboard is fm melody maker I assume....
some digi renderer I suppose for the vid cam too
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Re: Atari and Music.

Postby Atarieterno » Sat Mar 10, 2018 8:56 pm

Allan Holdsworth (RIP), great guitarist. He used Atari with Cubase and an LCD monitor.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZQu_O4nKK0I

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Re: Atari and Music.

Postby Atari74user » Sun Mar 11, 2018 9:44 am

That was a nice piece of history to wake up to, reading about Allan Holdsworth and the Synth Axe. Although the sentiment is late, rest well Allan Holdsworth!
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Re: Atari and Music.

Postby leech » Thu Mar 15, 2018 4:12 pm

So I'm about half way through watching that "Musicians and the Atari ST" and have to say that it makes me both sad and happy at the same time. On the one hand happy that clearly the ST had such a great influence on music and apparently sound effects industry. But sad considering Atari sat on it and didn't improve their hardware/software fast enough to stay relevant. Considering at around that time it was quickly becoming that you'd use the ST for Music, Amiga for Video effects, and Macs for DTP/Art (though I guess that last one could be argued that the ST had some very excellent DTP packages as well).

Clearly a lot of musicians and effects studios had gotten over the 'Atari is for gaming' mentality.
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Re: Atari and Music.

Postby Foxie » Thu Mar 15, 2018 5:36 pm

Atarieterno wrote:Atari video-music studio.

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I always find pictures like this funny. What sort of absurd setup is that? Even in a video studio, I doubt you'd have a CCTV security camera just sitting there on the video decks! And we all know that video people have no clue about sound anyway, just look at how bad the situation is on TV programmes with inaudible dialogue and too-loud SFX/music!

Got to love those orange headphones, total 80s right there. So many fond memories of that orange foam crumbling and getting in my ears.

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Re: Atari and Music.

Postby charles » Thu Mar 15, 2018 11:24 pm

well they thought people needed calculators on their watches ,
so I guess these folk believed you might want to sing along to the security camera...
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is that a tv /moniter ,displaying a high resolution Cubase ????
hows that possible?
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Re: Atari and Music.

Postby Foxie » Fri Mar 16, 2018 12:02 am

charles wrote:is that a tv /moniter ,displaying a high resolution Cubase ????
hows that possible?


I'm guessing it's either a third-party high-res monitor, or they faked the screenshot. I think it might be fake, it does look quite like a TV or colour monitor. A colour monitor would make sense in a video studio, perhaps they edited it after Cubase came out.

If they did edit it, I wonder on what platform? Photoshop on Mac? I don't think Photoshop was really a thing before 1990. There was also the Quantel Paintbox for the very rich.

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Re: Atari and Music.

Postby charles » Fri Mar 16, 2018 12:12 am

I heard that placing the tv monitor face down on top of vhs cassettes does wonders for blurred images and faint colors..even having it that close to other magnetic heads can open a world of unknown possibilities....lol
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Re: Atari and Music.

Postby charles » Fri Mar 16, 2018 12:13 am

might b a Phillips , I heard those can be used as monitors and I had a roland dg-x??? it worked as a monitor but I think low res only and gave a orange and black screen.....
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Re: Atari and Music.

Postby Miguel » Fri Mar 16, 2018 8:18 am

charles wrote:well they thought people needed calculators on their watches
Yeah I totaly needed a calculator on my watch, in fact I am still rocking a Casio Databank today. What I didn't need was that Casio DJ watch with the tap tempo function because with a calculator watch you can work out the BPM from the measure you timed with the stopwatch as well as convert that time into samples and work out time stretching percentages and so on....of course I would still recommend having both a decent stopwatch and calculator in the studio but it is quite handy having both right there on your wrist.

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Re: Atari and Music.

Postby cb170 » Sat Mar 24, 2018 11:24 pm

A quick update - for the people that like the music/software ads, I've now added the advert search function on mu:zines, so you can now search, for example all Notator ads, or Cubase ads.

Some examples:
- C-Lab Software Sequencer ads: http://www.muzines.co.uk/ads/10/38/0
- All Sequencing Software: http://www.muzines.co.uk/ads/10/0/0
- Steinberg ads: http://www.muzines.co.uk/ads/0/19/0

You just use the filter form in the Gear + Ads page to specify what ads you want to search for.

You can even filter/search by vendors, so you can search for things like the UK distributors for software like Sound Technology (C-Lab), Evenlode Soundworks (Steinberg) etc... :thumbs:

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Re: Atari and Music.

Postby Atarieterno » Mon Apr 16, 2018 10:10 am

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Re: Atari and Music.

Postby Atarieterno » Fri May 04, 2018 10:03 am

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