A little OT: Google
Gordon JC Pearce
gordonjcp at gjcp.net
Sun Jan 22 03:52:57 CST 2006
Tony Duell wrote:
>>Fred Cisin wrote:
>>>5150 cassette (DRIVE is available, interface isn't)
>>Nah, comes on ebay once a week.
> Hang on, the format of the 5150 cassette recording is given in the
> TechRef. Now I've not tried this, and I've not got the hardware to do it,
> but surely you could play the tape on a normal audio recorder into a
> modern PC soundcard and analyse the signals in software. A modern PC
> should be easily fast enough
A lot of emulators for 8-bit machines do this. I can't see it being
difficult to work out for the 5150.
What *is* a cool hack is software that will turn sysex dumps for old
synths that support patch storage on tape *and* sysex into tape tones,
and vice-versa. Alesis Freeloader springs to mind.
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