Digital (music) keyboard with Kaypro computer?!
Gordon JC Pearce
gordonjcp at gjcp.net
Sat Jun 27 05:38:16 CDT 2009
On Fri, 2009-06-26 at 21:41 -0400, William Donzelli wrote:
> > Interesting, how's the voice generation done?
> > The Fairlight CMI and the PPG Waveterm were both based on off-the-shelf
> > 6809 computers.
> And horribly buggy software. The Synclavier also had more than its
> fair share of bugs.
> I am ot sure what NED used - they started out as a minicomputer maker,
> with their sole customer being the US government. I have only ever
> seen parts of these minicomputers. I wonder if the Synclavier was
> based on one of their mini designs?
I know that the Synclavier workshop manuals were never released because
some part of the CPU design was classified...
I'm surprised there's not some more discussion of computer-based musical
instruments in here. A lot of them more than meet the ten-year rule.
The Ensoniq Mirage is basically a 6809-based machine with a disk drive
and a DOC chip as used in the Apple IIgs. There were various
third-party OSes available for it that gave different capabilities.
Even as standard Ensoniq provided normal Mirage OS, and MASOS with
sample transfer and advanced editing functions.
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