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Atari video-music studio.
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he he he , love to hear what music that was making ,,,lol
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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...
but
is that a tv /moniter ,displaying a high resolution Cubase ????
hows that possible?
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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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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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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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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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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:
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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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http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=V9VYzNUXGDA
@1:39 Atari st ???????
curious ?
this guys old-ish group has the best scratch dj ,, !!qbert!! ...
GOT TO BE AN ATARI WITH A DJ NAMED QBERT YA?
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charles wrote:http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=V9VYzNUXGDA
@1:39 Atari st ???????
curious ?
this guys old-ish group has the best scratch dj ,, !!qbert!! ...
GOT TO BE AN ATARI WITH A DJ NAMED QBERT YA?
Good spot, Dr. Octagon aka Kool Keith from late 80s and 90s Hip Hop group called Ultramagnetic MC's. Have this on vinyl, I like the quirkiness of Blue Flowers, featured Q-Bert who was one of the DJ's on the album. It's a hard one to spot, but the function keys makes it look more like an Amiga to me, but then my eyesight is ever getting worse.
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Dr Octagon 'Blue Flowers'
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=V9VYzNUXGDA

Apple Macintosh monitor and 'Apple Extended keyboard'
the giveaways being the f-key shadows, square layout, and arrow key location
it would be interesting to know which Mac sequencer they used

fyi they have a new album released in April 2018
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Atari and Music... forever.
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a-ha ! good detective work ....
with the 90's I fell under the belief it was a st with few neumeric keys missing ....
forgive me for the false alert!
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Dr Octagon 'Blue Flowers'
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=V9VYzNUXGDA
fwiw they have a new album released in April 2018
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Hybrid Arts SMPTEMate Plus:
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I just saw it on ebay.com.

I did not know this product existed.
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dbsys wrote:Hybrid Arts SMPTEMate Plus:
I did not know this product existed.
It is another of the fabulous tools of Hybrid Arts.
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Cubase MIDI revolutionized the world of music with a computer; Cubase Audio revolutionized it again, delivering digital recording at an affordable price to all people in their own room.
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