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« Reply #225 on: April 04, 2016, 07:29:40 PM »
Hi Eveyone!

I am from Mexico, thanks to this site, i am writing this reply on my iBook Clamshell!! it is alive again. 

I bought it five years ago, but it don't had an Operating system, i was trying with different ISO's until finally works OSX leopard... but it works slowly... Today five years later, i don't know why, i just decided to try again and my surprise was to find this site, download the ISO and it works!!!

I was a Windows user because the Mac were so expensive and my parents could not afford it.

One day my father took me to a "Computer Expo" and i saw an iBook and since then i fall in love of it.

Now i finally have my iBook Clamsell Working!!

Thanks!

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« Reply #226 on: April 04, 2016, 08:01:04 PM »

Now i finally have my iBook Clamsell Working!!


Congratulations! ;D

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« Reply #227 on: April 09, 2016, 01:59:30 PM »
Greetings from chile. I have a mac classic color and a powermac 4400

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« Reply #228 on: April 09, 2016, 02:00:38 PM »
Hi all,

Have been lurking around here for a while now. It's good to see I'm not alone, and that the classic Mac OS still has a following.

OS 9 was the first real experience I had with Macs, and for all its shortcomings, I still have a big soft spot for it. It crashed every now and then, and multitasking is iffy, but still it was so much nicer to use than Windows it's not funny. I still remember the first time I had had to do a hard reset after a hang; whereas Windows would lapse into an fdisk that would take 20 minutes, the Mac simply started up and said something like 'This computer was not shut down properly. Next time use the proper button please.' Brilliant.

I got into emulation with Basilisk and SheepShaver, but then was gifted a Quicksilver G4 and decided to keep it as a Mac OS museum of sorts: it now has 9.2, 10.1, 10.2, 10.3 and 10.4 on it, but I mostly use OS 9. I got a 20" Cinema Display for it for next to nothing, and I am waiting for an M-Audio Audiophile 2496 card. It has now been overclocked from 733 MHz to 867 MHz, and I'm keeping it, if only for the way it looks on my desk.

I've got some games as well as some graphics software I used to work with, but now to go with the new sound card, I am looking to install some DAW software and play around with that.

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« Reply #229 on: April 12, 2016, 05:35:30 AM »
Hello! I'm John from Tokyo. I have a G3 PowerBook (Pismo) that I use for one purpose: Super Wing Commander! I'd like to connect to the Internet and get some of my old software going - but most of it was on floppy disks that died long ago. Anyhow looking forward to getting to know you all!

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« Reply #230 on: April 14, 2016, 04:46:15 AM »
Hi folks,
I like my retro tech...still got an SE 30 somewhere in a mates attic I think.
Currently into old music kit...reviving my EMU E4X and DX7. Must confess I've resorted to virtual windowsXP for SCSI connectivity with the EMU but if anyone has had success with old Macs also running Reaper id beinterested to know.

cheers
RIch

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« Reply #231 on: April 20, 2016, 03:57:41 AM »
Hey everyone :)

now it's time to introduce myself (hard facts: from Germany, civil engineer :D). Since yesterday I am a proud owner of a powerpook G4 A1025. I bougt it on ebay. The only problem should be a non working dvd drive (it exits the disc after little noise), but therefore it was not that much expensive (100€). So now I have to wait until the package arrives.

Why I bought this powerbook? Since I was seven my family had PC's. And so I learned to use them, play games and finally I tried to code a bit. After 12 years of PC use I finally bought my first mac. there where several advantages, that let me do that (stability, security and so on) So my first mac was a Macbook Pro Mid 2010 which I have bought for University. Since then I am a mac user and it is a much better experience then use windows.

Because I am interested in old stuff I finally found your website a few month ago. since then I read a lot about Mac OS 9 and the older Powerbooks and my decission was clear. I must have a Powerbook which can run Mac OS 9.

So when I get it I will edit this post. :D

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« Reply #232 on: April 20, 2016, 05:05:01 PM »
Hello folks
I've been a mac user since 1996 when dad bought a Performa 6400. I was only two years old then so I grew up with the classic Mac OS. A couple of years ago I stumbled upon this site and got nostalgic enough to dig out my old Pismo from storage and install OS 9 on it.
That got me into collecting and since then I've spent more money on old macs than I feel comfortable admitting.
Anyways, I thought it was about time I stopped lurking here and made my existence known.
Cheers

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« Reply #233 on: April 21, 2016, 04:55:33 AM »
Hi there, I'm Gp.

I own Three PowerMac G4's, and four iMac Lampshades all running 9.2.2.

Regarding the G4's, Ones primarily a server, one a backup and one is my main rig.
 
I'm primarily here to browse and discover old audio applications (eg. DAWS) and actually use these for creative works.

I hope to contribute in anyway I can. I might even host an archive of software and games in the future.

Cya Round!

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« Reply #234 on: April 22, 2016, 08:46:02 PM »
I know a guy who does audio and music. With all the great freebies here I think I'll dig up an old PowerMac and see if I can turn him on to the Macintosh Way. :)

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« Reply #235 on: April 23, 2016, 01:05:36 PM »
I've been using Macs since 1993.  I started with a Classic II and progressed through several other Macs between the Classic II and my current MacBook Pro.

I recently bought a PowerMac G4 (Yikes) and re-ignited my passion for Classic Mac OS (OS 9).  Which, of course, lead me here.
 

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« Reply #236 on: April 25, 2016, 11:51:32 AM »
Hello All!  Bought my first Mac almost 20 years ago - a Performa 580CD - and have been an avid user and explorer ever since.  I've owned dozens of different machines over the years from compact Macs right up through my current white MacBook. 

I usually have 5-6 older Macs in my basement at any given time, hence my handle: Mac-Cellar.  Right now, my stable includes...

-My beloved eMac: been in the fold the longest has this bulbous old gal.  Rescued her from a recycling center who happened to auction her on eBay before consigning her to the scrap heap.  At the time, I was strapped for cash and my cool black MacBook had been done in by an ill-placed glass of ice water.  The 1.42Ghz 2005 model, she served as my main Mac for 2 1/2 years... now smoothly runs a dual install of Debian 7.10 and Tiger and is still pretty spry.

-Powerbook G4 550 Titanium: Grabbed this beautiful machine on eBay for $45.  Had belonged to a small company, retired a number of years ago and kept in pristine condition in its original box for years.  Company IT sold it off... even wiped the drive and installed all of the updates before sale. This is my OS 9 machine - trying to see how much I can make it do, and having a blast while I'm at it. 
 
-iBook G4 1Ghz: Another eBay steal, and currently my Linux tester. 

-Powerbook 5300ce: Rebuilt from two machines, has max RAM and a rare VST internal power supply making (for now) the notorious loose power connector in the back a non-issue.  Love this little thing - always wanted one, and managed to cobble together two machines the previous owners had given up for dead.

-Powerbook 1400c (FrankenMac): An assembly of parts from several machines, on its 3rd screen, but so cool.  Has the Newertech G3 processor upgrade.

-Powerbook 1400c (The King):  A 1400 nut's dream!  Has the Sonnet 466 G3 upgrade, the 64 MB max RAM, a completely unnecessary but wholly welcome 40 GB hard drive, 12X CD, internal ZIP drive, plus another half-dozen odds and ends.  Bought it on eBay from an electrical parts supplier who really didn't know how much he had.

Happy to find this community.

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« Reply #237 on: April 26, 2016, 09:03:31 PM »
Hi everyone, always happy to find another active classic Mac forum!

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« Reply #238 on: April 29, 2016, 05:53:08 AM »
Hi,
I just started using a Mac to record audio from my samplers. First, I wanted a Macbook, but then i figured that an old G3/G4 can get the job done. It works with a cheap soundcard like the 001 which has 8 inputs, so i can also use my DAW as mixer before tracking out.
I have seen this video and probably after that i found out about os9. My MDD came with PT6.4, but it was skipping throughout the playback, so I thought let's try os9 and an older version of PT.
Power Mac G4 1.0 DP (MDD)
Digi 001

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« Reply #239 on: April 29, 2016, 10:48:08 AM »
Hi everyone.

I'm a sound arts student & musician and general sound enthusiast.

Thought this forum looked really good and so far it has proven to live up to that.

I have quite a few Apple Computers, the oldest are an eMac and an iBook Clamshell. I have used Apple Computers all of my life, since I was about 7 or 8 and recently have become very interested in the kinds of Apple Computers I would have used growing up.

I am interested in anything to do with sound old or new!

Very happy to be a part of this forum.

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« Reply #240 on: April 29, 2016, 03:08:16 PM »
Hi, new to the site. I have a working 32 Chan (4 888/24) Mix P-Tools System v 5.1.3 running on a G4 which I am hoping to port over to a G4MD which is a workhorse and I wish to see running for a few more years. However the G4 is in need of TLC (fan, drives, lithium battery etc)However I've realized there are issues with the G4MD and it requiring OS 9.2.2. Consequently I am trying to get up to speed on if this is even possible etc. FYI  I also have a PT9 32 Chan HD rig in my studio and a PT11 LE set-up on my laptop. Kevin

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« Reply #241 on: April 29, 2016, 03:29:20 PM »
Evening all and thanks for allowing me in,

Had an iMac G3 slot loader quite a few years ago, and recently rescued and refurbished a PowerMac G4 AGP Graphics and a MDD G4 with the loudest PSU you've ever heard. I work with Apple products, and for all the OS X machines and modern systems out there, I keep coming back to OS 9, the older Macs and the fun they all hold.

The only problem I've found is that my collection of machines is growing rapidly and I seem to keep visiting a certain auction site to see what my next classic machine will be. Apart from the MDD and the G4 AGP machine, I've got two 15" Flat Panel iMacs, a 17" Flat Panel iMac, Titanium Powerbook, and an iBook. They were all being scrapped due to various problems and faults and with a bit of work, searching for RAM, a PSU, graphics cards, HDDs, TLC and a good clean, they all work.

Looking forward to being here, and having fun,

Danny

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« Reply #242 on: April 30, 2016, 01:42:55 AM »
Hello there :)

I'm a student from Japan making music as a hobby.

I have a G4 MMD with a 15" Studio Display but I mainly use an iMac (Mid 2010) for music.
Recently, I've got some old hardware so I'm going to work on it and to revive the old PPC machine.

Thank you! -afro-

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« Reply #243 on: April 30, 2016, 03:29:37 PM »
Hello.

have just bought a G3 iMAC on a yardsale to revive old retro memories.

Love it!

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Hello!
What a great forum, I thought I was alone in running an OS 9 machine again and I don't think it would be possible without some of the resources here!

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Hello there!

My name is George.
I´m a house music beatmaker and 2d/3d CG artist from Moscow/Russia. Love to used different old-school music tools like Apple PPC, Atari STe/Falcon, Emu IIIxp, Akai S1100, Akai MPC4000, Roland S770, Digidesign ProTools MIX…
Macos9lives is absolutely incredible time machine, and i will be happy to be a part of this community! :D

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welcome all you new peeps!! ;D ;D

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Hi folks --

Long time regular on many other boards, playing with my older Macs for a long time now as a hobbyist trying to make the most out of them.  I do have a Late 2012 Mini (quad i7) but often come back to "play" with my older Macs under OS 9, Tiger and Leopard.  More of my recent activity has been back in the OS 9 world with a Pismo (G4/550), a recently acquired 1 GHz Ti Powerbook (last 'Book to support booting into OS 9) and a G4 Digital Audio (upgraded with X800 graphics and a 1.5 GHz processor). 

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thanks for the grate site

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Welcome all you new peoples and enjoy  :) :) :)

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Hey I'm using an iMac g3 running 9.2.2
Thanks!

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Hi Everyone! Juliana here! I bought my iBook G3/466 SE (Firewire/Clamshell) in New York in September 2000, right when it came out. It worked absolutely fine until 2005 or 2006 (don't remember, sorry) when it would go to sleep mode right after turning it on. I left it in a drawer for years until a few days ago. For some reason I was determined to make it work again. Browsing the net I found some useful info about the PMU and battery life, so I reset the PMU and the PRAM and apparently it's working fine. I guess I would have to buy another battery sometime later on as the original does not charge.

However I must tell you all and please don't be mad at me: I hated Apple for years, because at the time (2001 - 2005) I lived in Brazil and it was almost impossible to find software and pieces (I remember the power cord broke and it was an oddisey to find the official Apple Store in Sao Paulo).

This iBook went through many things with me in different stages of my life, so I'm really happy it's working again!

It runs Mac OS 9.1 and I'm waiting for the Airport Card to arrive (actually I had bought one at the time, but I ended up losing it).

I wanted to update the OS, so I download versio 9.2.2 from here, but I'm a bit scared to install it. What if I lose everything? 

Thank you all!

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Hi Juliana!

I wanted to update the OS, so I download versio 9.2.2 from here, but I'm a bit scared to install it. What if I lose everything? 

No need to fear anything.

I did for sure 100 Mac OS updates in my live, and never had any problems with loosing data. The Mac OS 9.2.2 Update is working absolutely well! I cannot 100% confirm that for the English or Portuguese OS updates, but the German one worked always without any issues! And as you are doing an update, there is also no possibility that you    unintentionally reformat or repartition your HD.
BUT; Mac OS 9.2.2 is a lot heavier and a little bit slower than 9.1. So from my point of view I wouldn´t do an update until you really need some functionallity from it to run some special user application (for example Final Cut pro 2 or similar).

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Hi Juliana!

BUT; Mac OS 9.2.2 is a lot heavier and a little bit slower than 9.1. So from my point of view I wouldn´t do an update until you really need some functionallity from it to run some special user application (for example Final Cut pro 2 or similar).

Hi Mat,

Thanks! Yeah, I think you're right :) The 9.1 works absolutely fine and I'm not a heavy user. I just use text processor and some web browsing, so I'll probably leave as it is for now. I'm thinking about upgrading the HD and the RAM and getting a new battery, so when I do that, I might move to OS X, but it's fine for now. I'm just so happy my clamshell is working again!


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BUT; Mac OS 9.2.2 is a lot heavier and a little bit slower than 9.1.

Not at all. The main improvements of 9.2 over 9.1 is speed.

The 9.0 is slower than 8.6 and buggy as hell.
The 9.1 is slower than 8.6 but very estable.
The 9.2 is as fast as 8.6 and very estable.
Please don't PM about things that are not private.

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Hello,

Mike from Austin, TX here. I've just resurrected my G4 OS 9.2.2 PT5 TDM rig. I've done a complete rebuild/reinstall and it's still coming together. Glad to see a forum like this exists.

Thanks!

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Hi all ! been building me a beige g3 fun stuff 

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« Reply #257 on: June 05, 2016, 05:11:42 PM »
Hi all
90's electronic muso aiming to relive my glory days by ditching modern computers and going back to hardware samplers! Found this when researching how to get my new G4 up and running 😊
Great to see so many resources available!

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« Reply #258 on: June 08, 2016, 07:01:02 AM »
Ok. I've been lurking here on and off for about two years. This is a fantastic resource for those of us who started recording digitally on Mac OS 9 and still have a lot of old Macs that can be re-purposed for making music.

I started out with DP 2.7 and a Motu 1224 audio card circa 2001. I still use DP 3.1 now as well as the 1224, but thanks to this site, I've also discovered Cubase VST 5.1, which I've found to be much more to my liking in terms of the workflow. Cubase enabled me to use midi in a way I had never really used it with DP, perhaps because DP on OS9 never offered virtual instruments natively the way Cubase does.

I was mainly audio anyway and had no external modules with which to use midi. But that's all changed now.

I also love recording to tape and own a number of cassette and reel-to-reel machines. I like the ease with which Cubase allows me to test ideas and arrange songs, in addition to the extra instrumentation the software offers through VST. I can now record these arrangements to tape, along with live audio and the dump the recorded tape tracks to digital for editing or mixdown to free up more tape tracks. This is mucho fun, and it's all thanks to this site and the incredible knowledge shared here.

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« Reply #259 on: June 14, 2016, 01:15:28 PM »
Hello.
I am a Mac user since 2005.
I recently upgraded the RAM of my iBook G4. I don't know why. I feel it is a pity that this computer is perfect and it works just as the first day and now it is unusable...
But it still runs a copy of Rebirth on Classic! 8)

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« Reply #260 on: June 14, 2016, 01:26:39 PM »
Hello.
I am a Mac user since 2005.
I recently upgraded the RAM of my iBook G4. I don't know why. I feel it is a pity that this computer is perfect and it works just as the first day and now it is unusable...
But it still runs a copy of Rebirth on Classic! 8)

Definitely give Reason a go as well if you havent already! The OS and software may be dated, but artistic ideas never stop. Your iBook could be a distraction free way to express yourself. You might be surprised with the ideas you come up with when twitter and facebook and forums aren't easily available (or not at all if you choose)

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« Reply #261 on: June 14, 2016, 02:25:33 PM »
I feel it is a pity that this computer is perfect and it works just as the first day and now it is unusable...
Oh, it isn´t unusable. It is just the big companies upgrade trademill for gaining profit that wants us to think that way. If you once stopped to follow them you´´ll see that it is not necessary. As you said, the machine is still doing what it did back then. ;)

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« Reply #262 on: June 21, 2016, 07:21:28 PM »
Hi everyone!

I started out with an Apple II GS way back, then eventually stepped up to a 6100 60/av running System 7.  After that went through various used machines like Powerbook 5300, Beige G3, MacBooks with OS 10.

Oddly enough I missed most of the Mac OS 9 era running Windows and Linux for school and work.  Recently I traded a MacBook for a Digital Audio G4, so I have something nice that boots Mac OS 9 natively.

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« Reply #263 on: June 29, 2016, 06:33:55 PM »
Hi I found this forum after looking for os9 instal cds. I got a Power Mac G4 (yikes!) from my dad. I think it was a old file server or something.

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« Reply #264 on: July 01, 2016, 10:04:29 AM »
I confess...I still use OS9.

Actually, I just installed an ssd into my G4 (digital audio). I also have a rather rare Korg Oasys pci card installed, along with two Silicon Graphics 1600sw monitors. I don't think this OS or the hardware is obsolete at all :)

But, I should also confess that it is a dual boot to OSX. I just want to be honest and upfront. I'm not cheating...just curious.

I will contribute any way I can.

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« Reply #265 on: July 04, 2016, 06:37:45 PM »
Hello ...

I have been working with G3, G4 and G5 machines with varying levels of success.  Current machine is a Quicksilver 800Mh G4 and I have been experimenting with Classic Apps.

Hopefully I can find some apps of use.

I stated using Macs in college with Mac Classics and Microsoft Word and Aldus Pagemaker 3.  So I have used Macs on and off for years.

As well as the G3,4 & 5 I also have a PowerBook 1400 and a Newton 2100.  So a bit of a Mac enthusiast.

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« Reply #266 on: July 05, 2016, 05:25:32 PM »
But, I should also confess that it is a dual boot to OSX.
Don't worry, you have lots of company. We're enthusiasts, not fanatics…well, most of us anyway.

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« Reply #267 on: July 09, 2016, 04:43:21 PM »
Hello,
Dusting off my old samplers and Macs to use them again for production.
I'm from NYC, but presently living in Seattle area.

Been into music since '88, and still keeps me alive and well!

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« Reply #268 on: July 14, 2016, 05:44:28 PM »
Hello from Vermont.

First computer I used, in grade school, was an Apple IIe; a few in middle school; but finally became a true convert in '06. Have had a few Intels since and have been working a bit backwards as well.

Love the lifespan of the majority of my Macs so far...

Happy to have found an actuve and open community.

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« Reply #269 on: July 14, 2016, 06:52:56 PM »
Howdy... going to use my new (to me) powerbook 1400c to run some old synthesizers...

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« Reply #270 on: July 15, 2016, 02:58:51 PM »
I don't know how to upload (new here) so I attached some hard to find drivers to this message. The entire folder was compressed using 7zip, so you will need to un-7zip first.

The drivers are for the Silicon Valley Bus Company "Multiport Expander".

Please lambaste me if this is really inappropriate to do, and I will go stand in the corner for the rest of the day  ;)

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« Reply #271 on: July 16, 2016, 10:23:23 AM »
Hello everyone! -afro-
I'm a brazilian who fell in love for Mac and OS since 2009,
that still uses a G4. I work as a music producer here and
i am an enthusiastic for everything that is MAC related.
The design and intuitive of the system still incredible.
Very happy to find you guys here and exchange
experiences and some hard to find old software beauties.

Cheers OS9 Community  :D

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« Reply #272 on: July 18, 2016, 12:17:18 PM »
well, here i am - i found a mac summer 2000 g3/500 at a thrift store for 20 bucks - it booted so i bought it - it's running os x, but thanks to the kind providing of mac 9.2.2. by this website, i can boot os 9 on a usb flash drive

this should be interesting

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« Reply #273 on: July 24, 2016, 02:01:28 PM »
Hi,I am from Germany and a fan of old Macintosh for along time.
REgards

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« Reply #274 on: July 25, 2016, 04:33:47 PM »
Hi All,

I found an EMac in the hard rubbish.  I first started out on pentiums pc with cubase vst when it first came out.   I'm hoping set up the same software as I user back then on the emac.  Maybe I will be more productive inatead of focussing on new stuff all the time.

thanks for the great resource.

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« Reply #275 on: July 26, 2016, 11:43:11 AM »
Hello guys :-)

Alex from Italy here,worked in the past for several music production companies here. I'm a mac user from 1987, still have my old machines with me (a 128k, a IIfx, a G3 blue and white, a lot of newer machines i'm currently using for my work.
I have experience on Logic Audio (platinum, from 3.0 to the last versions) in several environments, like Protools systems on nubus/PCI architecture in stand alone mode (digital mixing) or mixed mode, with DDA, SSL and Neve analog mixers.
I'm currently turning on all my old macs, in order to restore my old song backups made with LAP 4.8.1
This forum is awesome, thanks for the work!!!

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« Reply #276 on: July 26, 2016, 02:03:00 PM »
Hi all, a short message from your newest member!  :)

I've been a mac user since around 97, started with a beige monstrosity, then G3 tower, MDD "wind-tunnel", G3 and G4 iBooks, Macbook black, Macbook air and Mac Mini. Been producing music all this time, I have some old patches on the iBook G3 but the graphic card died, which prompted me to find an OS9 machine again - the G3 tower went bust in a puff of smoke long ago and I got rid of the G4 tower a few years ago like a fool... too heavy and doubles as a heater etc. well yes but as we all know there are loads of great weird little OS9 progs which never made the jump to brave new OSX land. Anyway on Sunday I got hold of a G4 tower for 20 euros, not bad you'll agree, especially given that it has a 1,42 GHz upgrade, making it the fastest OS9 machine (?) One firewire target disk mode session later I can check out what I was doing 10, 15 years ago... wow time machines are real..  8)

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« Reply #277 on: July 26, 2016, 02:06:56 PM »
forgot to add... the machine didn't come with OS9 so thanks to you guys I've been able to go back to the future THANK YOU  :)

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« Reply #278 on: July 29, 2016, 06:46:01 PM »
Hi everyone! Been wanting to get into older macs recently (never had one before, and there's some games I always wanted to play, like high-res Star Wars Dark Forces), eventually got a G4 for a good price. Then found this site when I decided OS X was a) feeling rather slow on that box and b) it didn't offer anything much over OS 9. So here I am!

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« Reply #279 on: August 02, 2016, 10:44:23 AM »
Hi All!

I've been an Apple user since the Apple IIe. The first mac I owned was an LCII. I need to fix the power supply but it booted a few years ago.

My current job has reunited me with a computer from a former lifetime, a Beige G3 running OS 8.1 and ProTools 4.3 with an 888/24 I/O

I've got it up to OS 9.2.2 and PT 5.1.3 (which is how I discovered this forum) and now just seeing what else is out there!

I've got a Quicksilver G4 at home that used to run a Digi001 that I'm thinking of moving the 888/24 and d24 cards too.

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« Reply #280 on: August 04, 2016, 09:54:32 AM »
Well, where to begin?

I've been interested in computers since Christmas 1988 when my parents purchased our first computer, a Commodore 64 (I'm showing my age!). When it eventually came time to upgrade to something a bit more flexible, my dad borrowed a Macintosh Classic (I think) from his work for a weekend or two, and it left a lasting impression.

I remember being enamoured with this computer that was like nothing I'd ever seen before. The idea that you didn't need to know what commands to type in order to do what you wanted to do, that everything was represented graphically, it was fascinating. System 7, the high resolution graphics, the ability to record and play back sound, a mouse, the whole design... it was all so intuitive, I could have (and did!) played around on it for hours.

Unfortunately it did have to be returned, and after lots of looking around at all the different options available we went with a PC (~1992) as the Macintoshes were just too expensive, and I've stuck with owning PCs since. I do think that it was a good thing however, because it definitely provided a steeper learning curve, which I don't think is a bad thing.

Anyway, several years later (~2000) one of my older brothers started working at a local post production facility doing 3D work (on a PC) where, perhaps not surprisingly, they exclusively used Macs. I sometimes provided support on the Windows side of things where it was required, but seeing the many different Macs in use running OS X piqued my interest. I bought a second hand Powermac G4 Sawtooth off of eBay, cleaned it up and upgraded it a bit, and put OS 9 and OS X Tiger on it. I'm sorry to say that I've only recently started to play around with it a bit more, but even though it's over 15 years old there's still (to me) something special about it. Maybe it's nothing more that nostalgia, maybe not. I find it a bit sad that these older machines are considered "worthless" by most, and so are discarded. :'(

I do wonder what will happen when the last of the OS 9 capable hardware ceases to operate. If it can't be emulated, is all the software then lost to history? :(

Anyway, I think I found this forum when I was trying to find the easiest way to upgrade my G4 to support SATA drives. Thanks for reading if you've come this far! ;D

tl;dr: I have a Powermac G4 Sawtooth ;)

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« Reply #281 on: August 04, 2016, 07:23:21 PM »

Hi everybody,

I'm from Florida, a long time Mac audio user from way back in '91 or '92 - still have a MDD G4 and PPC 7100 to get up and running again to use 2 old Emax samplers and an Emu E-6400 among other things alongside my Mac mini. my wife is not too thrilled about my collection of gear, computers, and obsolete drives and cables that i have amassed after 25 years...

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« Reply #282 on: August 05, 2016, 09:11:39 PM »
Hi there,

I've been sequencing on the Atari with Notator since 1996
Still love it but after 20 years thought it may be time for an update.
I've purchased a Mac Performa 6360, logic audio for Mac 2.5 with original dongles and Yamaha cbx extension and a Yamaha cbx d-5.
I'm new to old macs and I need help to get this running

Thanks

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« Reply #283 on: August 06, 2016, 12:02:39 AM »

I do wonder what will happen when the last of the OS 9 capable hardware ceases to operate. If it can't be emulated, is all the software then lost to history?

Ah c'mom man... Don't bum everyone out with those depressing thoughts!!! ;D ;D... but yeah, that would be a major bummer with no OS9! ... Channeling my inner  Charlton Heston!!! ;D ;D

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« Reply #284 on: August 06, 2016, 12:07:54 AM »

 my wife is not too thrilled about my collection of gear, computers, and obsolete drives and cables that i have amassed after 25 years...

I think you'll find a LOT of sympathizers here! ;D ;D


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« Reply #285 on: August 06, 2016, 12:09:12 AM »
I need help to get this running


Certainly came to the right place!!! ;D ;D

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« Reply #286 on: August 10, 2016, 06:55:32 AM »
Sono nuovo del posto! Mi avvicino adesso a questo forum dal momento che sto per frequentare il primo anno di ingegneria del suono nel mio paese. Grazie per l'aiuto che mi avete dato sino ad oggi! Lieto di far parte di questa community

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« Reply #287 on: August 10, 2016, 10:14:44 AM »
wow this thread is becoming the largest thread on the site;) welcome to all :)

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« Reply #288 on: August 30, 2016, 10:07:47 AM »
Hi all!

Glad to have found this site, lots of good information here. I've been working to get my homelab set up again, and my interest in vintage Mac seems to have lit up again! Because of limited space, I am currently looking into some ways to finally getting some sort of ADB KVM solution set up so that I can enjoy my machines without having to mess around with plugging and unplugging.  8)

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« Reply #289 on: August 30, 2016, 02:25:57 PM »
Warmely welcome, all new members.

doomguy, Dr. Bott is still selling new ADB Switches. Not quite cheap, but as you can use 4 Macs at once with one single display and mouse/keyboard it is perhaps an option for you: http://catalog.drbott.info/html/items.php?groupid=ADBGeraete&showdetails=11399#11399

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« Reply #290 on: August 30, 2016, 05:57:08 PM »
Hello! Long time Apple // and Mac user. Just dug some old classic Macs out of the attic and have been enjoying the Low End Mac and Apple ][ Enthusiast Facebook groups.

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« Reply #291 on: August 31, 2016, 11:20:39 AM »
greets,

just got a pismo off ebay, having a blast replaying all my old shareware titles and audio apps!
cool site!

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hello - love it!
« Reply #292 on: August 31, 2016, 04:50:15 PM »
hello everybody - thanx for this place - this is fun - till now I was sure I'll end up all alone with my (g4 with digidesign mix+ hardware and logic 6) HDrecordingsystem.
we will be the new vintage kings -afro- and as a guitarist I know how important vintage is  ;D

have a nice day and never stop seeking for some soul!


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« Reply #293 on: September 01, 2016, 04:27:46 AM »
Hi Guys just some brief info about myself. Been using mac around 20 years, worked in pro-audio sales/tech support for about 10 and also freelance audio editor. Now work as Clinical Simulation Tech which encompasses healthcare, moulage. audio, video and networking. I have to take my hat of to the creators/admins of this site. Basically it's mint, very well organised and maintained. I feel like I've gone back to the future! Had no idea it existed until last year. Kicking myself! I have so much gear, interfaces, software but OS9 and older mac is where I was most creative. It's time to go back and blend the old with the new. Picked up my first original Powerbook 1Ghz Ti last summer and an old emagic 62m. I had this machine in 2002, cost a fortune dug out my Logic Pro 6.4 and XSKey with Reason 2.5 and I was away. I have since picked up a 1.25 MDD 2003 Single y'day. Found the original images on here adding some ram and a couple of drives later. Toying with an SSD but need to do more research re OS9 etc Just grabbed an RMEDigi96/8Pad also. Gonna take the adat out of the RME into my Audient ID22 which is connected to my Mac Pro hex core (hacked obviously). Very excited:) I think nowadays there are just too many distractions and menus and times with DAWS. Anyway have to dash - nice to join the party.  -afro-

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« Reply #294 on: September 01, 2016, 06:46:07 AM »
Welcome aboard new peeps!! ;D ;D

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« Reply #295 on: September 03, 2016, 12:25:18 AM »
Hi there,

greetings to all this site is amazing.
a lot of important informations and more
Regards



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« Reply #296 on: September 04, 2016, 05:48:44 PM »
Just got this G4 tower for $25 I feel the power of OS9 I'm never going back

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« Reply #297 on: September 05, 2016, 07:23:10 AM »
Hi

Came across this site in my efforts to revive some old VSTi's and am hoping you will be able to help.

Regards
BazW

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« Reply #298 on: September 07, 2016, 06:24:25 AM »
 :) Happy to be a part of a community that's bringing new life to old macs. I own two 1.25 G4 MDD Powermacs, three Titanium 1Ghz Powerbooks and two 17" 1.67 DVI-DL Al-powerbooks (along with much newer macs), a MOTU 828 Original and a MOTU 828 MKII firewire soundcard - all in almost pristine physical condition. Special thanks to community forums such as this for keeping the old PPC relevant. I figured i would take the time to teach (as a volunteer) aspiring elementary-age kids around the community the basics of digital audio production. Using cheap PPC macs from Ebay truly made the endeavor happen. I still use my newer macs for my professional DAW needs along with freshly licensed versions of modern DAWS, but the old PPC hw/sw bring a nostalgic and educational perspective (like learning work-load optimization and working with limitations because of slower processor) that truly helps the students learn and appreciate modern technologies. Best wishes to all your projects!

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« Reply #299 on: September 07, 2016, 07:28:57 AM »
I own two 1.25 G4 MDD Powermacs, three Titanium 1Ghz Powerbooks and two 17" 1.67 DVI-DL Al-powerbooks

That's a nice pile of old junk you've got there Judicator!! ;D ;D ;D

 


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