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Re: Members Introduction... time to reflect on our past that got us here :)
« Reply #525 on: April 11, 2018, 09:28:15 AM »
All OWC and other brands that I know of that are legacy Notebook PATA/IDE SSD in any case (that looks like the same size as a notebook HD) are actually mSata with an adapter inside, they get a little hot, but not as hot as a mechanical hard drive.  Normal SATA SSDs run cold, I just wanted to point out that these get almost as hot as a mechanic drive if they are writing a lot of data for those that think they are "cold" like a SATA SSD

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« Reply #526 on: April 14, 2018, 04:21:29 PM »
hi,

Thank you for letting me join you here.

i stumbled across this site on a few occasions in the the last few weeks.

I was googling re DAW issues.

Introduction.

I live in Germany.

I was once upon time a free lance soundman, part owner of a recording studio and also did live gigs, you know the dudes in the middle of the audience at concert twiddling and tweaking so your body quivers like a jelly and tries to make the experience sound good. The studio is no longer necessary, anyone can do it in their bedroom these days or even on their smartphone. Mr jobs & Mr Gates have an awful lot to answer for, I do enjoy the possibilities of Logic X 10.4, even if you HAVE to upgrade the OS to 10.12 to use it.

Strange thing is though 6.4.3 on OS9 works just as well and is easier to use.

after the 2" MCI and mixer plus loads of hardware etc, a customer asked me to organise a studio and teach him how to use it in his cellar, so phase 2 began. 2 black face adats and a 24/8 mixing console, periphery + A performa 430 with Logic notator 1.7, my first experience with a mac and midi, there followed a steep learning curve to get that together and keep it in sync, A Motu midi express I think was used to keep everything together.

While all of this was going on I was interested in the developing audio recording to Mac, i had been in a shop and seen I think a Quadra with protools, mega expensive and at the time I thought very limited, maybe a year later, Logic is there with audio, bought the second audio dongle and a 7600, with a Korg 1212 (adat in and out)

as time went by i found a cheap PC 5400, 44k audio and i could watch TV, go online (whatever happened to AOL ?) and generally have a real good time with it, also put an RME adat card in the PCI slot, macs and music were here to stay.

a few more macs down the line, the 7600 got a G3 processor, current machines

the 2 above

PPC 7300, given to me by another student when he moved on to a Power Mac G4 dual 500.

iMac DV (the 1st mac I used that could realistically edit video and render) this was my daughters 16th birthday present, she gave it back to me a few years ago, couldn't bear to let this cutie out of the family, still in its box.

mac mini  G4 1.25 another give away wasn't working so the couple bought a new one, I fitted a new drive and ram, now running on Tiger, one that could be booted into OS9 from what i read here

dual 867 MDD, a magnificent machine !! so good I got another

dual 1,25 FW800 oops not so good or maybe now

+ 4 i7 4 core Intel in various shapes and sizes.

I am now retired, and have time to play with all this good stuff.

Many forums tell me I am using some ships anchors, Yamaha 02R with yes you guessed by now 3 ADAT cards and a HD24 hardly used from the last studio partnership, Akai sampler, master keyboards and lots of I/O cards and midi interfaces, maybe could have helped some people about 4 years ago

I am cheating right now using Safari with OSX 10.12

I f you guys don't cheat I am sure you are not using Netscape or dare i mention IE the only options I had in the actual OS9 era.

I read about classilla, is that what you guys use to communicate ?

thanks for bearing with me, see you all agin soon. I will find a suitable avatar and sort that some other time
« Last Edit: April 14, 2018, 04:59:54 PM by afewmacs »

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Re: Members Introduction... time to reflect on our past that got us here :)
« Reply #527 on: April 14, 2018, 05:44:47 PM »
hi & welcome.

yes, classilla is what hopefully everyone uses when he is on mac os 9. other browers are almost useless today.

though i´d doubt that many peope really use MacOS9 to regulary browse the web, it is more an additional option, which is nice to have. for many things online you need at least 10.9 now, since firefox for 10.8 (not to speak of safari) stopped certificate support at some point.

i am using MacOS9 for 90% of my audio work, and some 10.4. and 10.7 for other tasks. since even 10.7 is behind windows - and because of our german electricity fees - i am using mostly a windows laptop to browse the web for some 3 years.

so dont feel like a cheater, at the moment it is still legal to use other things than MacOS9. (this might change when we take over the world government)
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« Reply #528 on: April 17, 2018, 02:51:34 AM »
Hi all

Thanks for approving my account.

I got here by having a near-two decade long love affair with old DSP cards, namely the Korg Oasys PCI.

A few years back I found one (again) on Ebay and promptly snatched it up. It lay dormant for a while and I eventually had an old XPC Shuttle case modified to accept the card.

But as anyone familiar with the card knows, the golden ticket for this thing is the development tool named SynthKit, which was only available on the Mac OS platform.

What happened next is that it sat dormant for a year or two whilst we had a couple of kids. I was left some money by way of an inheretence during this period, so I thought WTH, lets buy an old Mac.

I was enamoured with G4 systems when they came out, but had to stick by ye olde Intel platforms for various reasons. After first seeing one on a poster in my college years, I now am sat next to what I believe to be a "Quicksilver" system.

My plan was to use it as some sort of spectacular hyper-rack, by installing my Oasys and my Creamware Pulsar in the same box. It didn't quite work out that way, since Sonic Core released v5.1 of their software. I don't think they have OSX sorted yet, but it was quite a funny email conversation I had with them about getting v3 or v4 working on OS9. They thought I was nuts.

(And I probably am.)

Anyway, I got the Oasys working, loading program's via the software and then controlling the device via my MIDI setup. Despite many attempts with various programs, discs and hacky solutions, I have yet to get the G4 to output any sound, apart from what comes out of the speaker on the front.

A year or two has passed and my setup has been lying dormant, but change is on the horizon. There is some voice work I need to do and my Mrs has ordered me to the attic area with all my gear. I would like to bring the G4 kicking and tunefully screaming into that work, alongside the Oasys. I know it is more than capable of being a bit of a beast for audio work. I use Ableton 9.7 on the PC - some v4 love on the G4 would be a fine thing indeed.

(The noise of the thing is another issue. And it doesn't seem to be an easy fix to quieten the bugger.)

Never used OS9 before this purchase a couple of years back, but I used some of the public threads here to guide me to getting it running. This forum is an invaluable resource. And it is a great OS from what I've seen thus far. I can see why it was highly thought of, especially compared to the competetion at the time.

With this "move", I thought it might be useful to actually register with you lovely folks and the community here. I can't say I can contribute much expertise (beyond my own experiences with OS9 as a relative newbie), but happy to help if and where I can.


Cheers peeps


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« Reply #529 on: April 18, 2018, 10:37:18 AM »
cheers! great long intro posts! what an epic thread this is  8)
87000 views + counting!  ;D
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« Reply #530 on: April 27, 2018, 12:56:42 PM »
It's great to find this site.   I've been around and active for a while.   I tried OSX for a while, and I've been using Windows or Linux at work since the early 90s, but I feel as others here do;  nothing has the elegance that System 5 - System 9 had.

I'm not sure how many remember, but during the development of the Macintosh, Apple wrote a book called the "Macintosh Human Interface Guidelines".  This book was built on careful consideration and experimentation to determine what actually works fastest, easiest, and most comfortably for human users.  For many years, Apple stuck pretty closely to those principals.   I think that had a great deal to do with why the old Systems were so wonderful, and why, as they forgot all about the Human Interface Guidelines, the new OSXs are so "Meh".

My Mac history:

Back in '87 my room mate had a Mac 128K that had been upgraded to a 512KE with a 2MB RAM upgrade and a SCSI port daughter card.   He kept it in the living room where all three of us could use it.

In '90 another friend left me his Plus and IWII in his will.

Around '92 I bought seven Outbound Laptop Model 125s at the CompuAdd going out of business sale.  Sold most of them, but kept one. 



https://www.prismnet.com/~trag/Outbound/

Around '94 I bought a IIci at a police auction.

I've been active in Mac Fora since the early 90s.  First on UseNet in the comp.sys.mac.* hierarchy.  Then on PowerWatch, LEMLists, DealNews (when they had a forum), XLR8yourmac.com (ditto), and most recently on 68kmla.org.

I authored an article on converting the Adaptec 2940UW for PCs into a PowerDomain 2940UW for  Macs which was published on XLR8yourmac.com.   

Another article on Marc Schrier's Clock Chipping Home Page about converting the 66MHz Turbo601 to 96MHz.   

A variety of small guides on moving the Umax S900 (or J700) logic board into ATX accomodations.  One of which is on Kennedy Brandt's SuperMac Insider site.

In the early 2000s I cloned a bunch of Rev. C Beige G3 ROM modules (laid out circuit boards, programmed and soldered chips) for people with Rev. A ROMs (no slave support).  Incidentally creating a pinout for the Apple ROM module used from the PMX100 through the Beige G3, including all X500, X600, and 7200.

A few years later I built a bunch of 16MB SIMMs for the Mac IIfx.

At one point I tried and failed to create an adapter to let Macintosh CPU cards be used in the ANS (Apple Network Server).   Might take another hack at it some day, but the X500 CPU socket connector is impossible to find.

Lately, (last decade) my projects have been stalled with child rearing, home-owning, baseball coaching, and similar real life stuff.

After a couple of decades of being a die hard Mac user at home, OSX made me so indifferent (and Windows improved enough) that I now use Win7 laptops for home internet access.   The main machine at my desk at home is still a Umax S900 with volumes for System 7.6.1, 8.6 and 9.1.   And I  check email with Classilla.

I have two FW400 MDDs, a single 1.25GHz and a dual 1.25GHz.   And an 800MHz 17" G4 iLamp, which were the last machines in their classes to run System 9.

I also have a G4 Mini on which I'm looking forward to installing System 9.

My only OSX machines, at this point are some Dell Latitude laptops which run OSX thanks to https://osxlatitude.com/

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« Reply #531 on: April 28, 2018, 07:54:12 AM »
Sounds like you're in pretty deep there trag!! ;D ;D

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Hey, I'm mostly an artist and a gamer.  :)

My first computers were an Apple //e, inherited from my mom, and a 286 later 386sx, upgraded so we could get on the Internet.  Oh the excitement of 14.4k and Mosaic in 1994. :)

I inherited an LC 575 from a school sale, and later convinced our parents to buy a Fruity iMac at the turn of the century.  OS9 is still my favorite OS ever, and I used to use it with MIDIGraphy for my MIDI sequencing stuff, until I was forced to move and have no space to set up a workstation.  Currently sloughing with music on Windows :)

Still have the iMac and set it up for gaming every once in a blue moon.  The LC 575 has long since departed from this world.

Nice to meet you all. :)

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Currently sloughing with music on Windows :)


We feel for ya!! ;D ;D

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if your doing music on windows;
make sure you check out Cakewalk by Bandlab
Cakewalk Sonar purchased by another company and pricing model changed to FREE!
i'm actually really impressed with it

https://blog.bandlab.com/cakewalk-by-bandlab-press-release/
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hi! I recently dug my old grape imac out of the garage and started fixing it up. It's now got a 60gb SSD and 512MB of memory. Now I'm looking for other cool things to do with it!

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hi! I recently dug my old grape imac out of the garage and started fixing it up. It's now got a 60gb SSD and 512MB of memory. Now I'm looking for other cool things to do with it!

Excellent!! Poking around here should give you LOTS of ideas! ;D

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Re: Members Introduction... time to reflect on our past that got us here :)
« Reply #537 on: July 19, 2018, 12:05:08 PM »
Hello, my name is Edward, but you may call me DevEd. I've been around Macs since I was a kid. I don't think I've really used Mac OS 9 specifically (most of the Macs when I was in school ran OS X, with the exception of a few older machines which ran System 7 I think) but I am looking to change that :)

I currently own an iMac G4, a Mac Mini G4 (I think) and a PowerMac G5. Wish I could install OS 9 on the G5 :/ guess Classic will have to do for now...

Unfortunately I don't think I have much else to say in my introductory post, other than I look forward to seeing what I can do with OS 9. Maybe I'll take a crack at some OS 9 programming, who knows?

EDIT: I have no idea if this is the right place, if it isn't can a mod please put this post in the right place?
« Last Edit: July 19, 2018, 03:10:23 PM by DevEd »
My current projects: [none at the moment]

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« Reply #538 on: July 19, 2018, 09:49:05 PM »
I have no idea if this is the right place?

You're in the right place now DevEd!! ;D ;D

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« Reply #539 on: July 21, 2018, 10:02:57 PM »
Hi fellow Mac enthusiasts.

I'll do the tl;dr version of my history with the Macintosh. iMac G3 600mhz in 2003 was my first Mac I bought on eBay for $600. Parents got me an iBook G4 1.2ghz in 2004 that I used for some 5+ years but is currently somewhat in pieces and in an unknown state of functionality. In 2009/2010, I bought a Macbook Pro 2.66ghz C2D I used as my daily driver and Final Cut workstation for years and I still keep running as my iTunes library for the moment, but it has several problems and is feeling slow and tired. I've somewhat transitioned to a Dell PowerEdge T310 as my daily driver that I picked up for $20 dollars sans HDD and which I somewhat souped up with 4.5 TB of HDD space, a compatible video card, sound device, upgraded CPU(3GHZ Xeon), and 12 GB of RAM.

With that out of the way, I sort of caught the OS 9 bug again since I didn't have a whole lot of chance to use it back when I had my iMac G3 since OS X Panther was still current and supported and I couldn't even boot it up with my iBook G4. So, I agonized over which inexpensive OS 9 compatible Mac to grab that would satisfy - at least for the moment - my urge to play with OS 9 more directly. I've been smitten by the iMac G4 ever since I first saw it in a commercial, but the performance and iffy OS 9 compatibility between models, not to mention the price overall, gave me pause. I thought about trying to find a deal on one of the tower Macs, but I didn't want to spend over $100 initially on an otherwise pointless(speaking of practical usage in 2018) endeavor, particularly with my choices being a solid but slow tower like the Sawtooth or the faster but loud and less reliable MDD.

I settled on a Mac Mini 1.25ghz for around $50 with a 1GB ram stick. This seemed to resolve the price/performance quandary nicely, and since it is now possible to boot what appears to be a pretty stable version of OS 9, my hope is that it can hold me over while I decide whether to pursue building a collection of other Macs. I think I want to try using it for games, obviously, but also perhaps some lighter productivity; maybe even Photoshop work or tinker around with an old version of Final Cut Pro. Any sort of semi-practical use for the hardware that I can shoehorn in would be great and wouldn't make me feel like I was wasting money pursuing buying more OS 9 compatible Macs, haha. I'm looking forward to diving in when it arrives by the end of this week.
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« Reply #540 on: July 24, 2018, 12:20:00 PM »
I feel that this is my third "go around" for OS9.  I used OS9 back when it was "the" MacOS ... running a G3 Beige 300 MiniTower that was eventually upgraded with a Sonnet G4 chip.  I am a hobbiest musician and was primarily running Digital Performer using an Emagic Audio card via ASIO with a handful of hardware rackmounted synths.  I loved Bitheadz Unity DS-1 and Retro AS-1 as soft synths.

Those two synths and the sudden availability of cheap 80s and 90s synths on craigslist were responsible for my second "go around" in 2010 - I dug up a G4 from somewhere and successfully rebuilt my OS9 recording system - only this time I had a whole bunch more synths to manage using FreeMidi.  It seemed as though there wasn't much of a community at the time and, for whatever reason, I stopped using the system shortly after I rebuilt it.  That particular G4 is long gone but I did pull the hard drive and kept it around.  That time seems like a bit of a golden age for 90s / early 2000s hardware - I remember picking up used 2408s, digi001s and other high end audio cards for almost nothing.  Unfortunately, I didn't keep much of it and I actually have no idea where most of it went.  (I did keep most of the synths, though).

A couple of weeks ago, I was bitten again by the synth bug after finding a rackmount Roland M3R (basically an M1 in a box) for $60.  Since then, I have been scouring craigslist and adding the odd synth here and there.  I managed to acquire a G4 400mhz (yeah, I'm looking for something with a little more power) and pulled my harddrive from 2010 out and popped it in.  It booted up right away and now I'm back in business with Digital Performer, Unity DS-1 and Retro AS-1.  I also have a Logic Pro (?) or at least a 6.4.3 xskey and think that I want to get back into Sample CDs and the EXS24.   I found that I still had my 2408 and have decided that, no matter how much my interests change, I am keeping all the stuff this time. 

I am really glad that this site is here and, although I have only scratched the surface of the information that's here, I really appreciate all the knowledge that's here.

D.
 

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« Reply #541 on: July 25, 2018, 01:59:42 PM »
d97: its great to read your intro :) good luck with your projects!
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« Reply #542 on: August 17, 2018, 05:21:36 AM »
Hi everyone and thank you for let me join.
I’m a musician (trombone player), but interested in electronic music since I can remember.
Started with a C-64, and then an Amiga 500 that got me into music, and after that an Amiga 2000 and a 1200 thats still working.
In the 2000s got my first Mac, a Powermac G4 400 that broke long time ago and that brings me here, since I have a mac mini G4 that I want to give it a try with Os9, and thinking of buying another Powermac G4 to use with my Akai S3000XL via SCSI
In the present I have my studio set up with an iMac with OSX Mavericks and logic and yes everything works fine, but where’s the fun in that?!!
Greets

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« Reply #543 on: August 17, 2018, 06:45:30 AM »

I’m a musician (trombone player)

A trombone player??? I thought you said you were a musician??? Haha... just kidding of coarse! ;D Anyone that can work one of those 'pitch approximators' is OK by Me!!

Welcome aboard! Lots of interesting action going on around here these days with the miniG4... plan on grabbing one myself.

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« Reply #544 on: August 20, 2018, 05:24:02 PM »
Hi !

I´m Curly!

My friend Protools5LEGuy talks me about this site...

Have a couple of old G4

One dual 1Ghz QuckSilver and One 1.25 Ghz MirrorDrive

I would love to bring back to life again!!

I work in Dj´n & Music production. ( Since 92 with Amiga 500+ )

Kind Regards.

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« Reply #545 on: August 20, 2018, 08:24:05 PM »

One dual 1Ghz QuckSilver and One 1.25 Ghz MirrorDrive


Yes... a couple of worthy machines there! ;D

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« Reply #546 on: August 27, 2018, 02:27:15 PM »
Greetings, and thanks for adding me! Like @DieHard I used to work in IT and used Windows (mostly) at work. But at home, I've been an Apple guy since 1986 when I bought my //e. Prior to that I'd had a Colecovision game unit that I added the ADAM expansion to. It was my first computer. But once I got into Apple, I never looked back.
When the IIgs came out, I traded in the //e for it. But my first Mac was, like @MacTron, an LC (the "pizza box"). Over the years I've owned a Mac Plus, an SE, a 512 KE, an LC II, a blueberry iMac, a sage iMac DV, 2 G4 towers (MDD and DA), 2 Mini's (2009 and 2011), a iBook G3, and now an iBook G4! I use my current Mini for my daily machine, but just bought the G4 laptop on eBay for...$15 + $20 shipping. And the iBook is in fantastic shape. It was obviously owned by someone that loved it.
I got the iBook because I wanted to run my old OS 9 games. They had been sitting on my shelf collecting dust. I have Jack Nicklaus 4, Breakout, Firefall, Quake 2,3 & 4, and others. I'm so glad I found this site! Looking forward to getting to know you all and learn some things!
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« Reply #547 on: September 08, 2018, 06:24:33 PM »
Hello, there,

I have get powerbook g4 1.0 17"(as we knew that machine may boot os 9 on native).

So I will dive the forums deeply to get the informations.

Thanks,


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« Reply #548 on: September 08, 2018, 08:54:36 PM »
Greetings, and thanks for adding me!

Hey Koderkev! Looks like you've been through quite a few Macs!! Welcome aboard. ;D

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« Reply #549 on: September 08, 2018, 08:58:15 PM »

I have get powerbook g4 1.0 17"

Hey there ansil002! I've got one of those PowerBook 1ghz/ 17 too and put OS9 on it. You should be able to have some fun with it! ;D

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« Reply #550 on: October 02, 2018, 02:20:28 AM »
Hullo,

stumbled across this board whilst trying (unsuccessfully) to locate a correct disc set for my G4 MDD DP, somehow the set I have seems to be for a single processor machine so no joy in installing anything other than X on it :(
Quite keen to get it up and running again and back to a dual-boot machine.

I've been using Macs since the late 80's in a graphic design/DTP capacity, but have not used them for the last 10yrs or so since redundancy stopped that career. Afraid most of my knowledge is well out of date or rusty.

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« Reply #551 on: October 02, 2018, 07:29:27 AM »
Welcome!

Sounds very familiar. Whether you were personally  in “extended sleep mode” or “shut down completely” from the Mac realm… you most certainly qualify for the RvWGAF here (Rip-vanWinkle-Graphic-Arts-Faction).

Your MDD… a single, two-partitioned HD, or multiple HDs? (Big on OS segregation ‘round here.)

Once you’ve whichever version of OS X you prefer up and running (or even just what you have now)… download the Universal 9.2.2 and install that on a second partition… or an “alternate” HD.

Without the original Install Disc set for your MDD... under NO circumstance should you completely wipe a working OS X from that machine (unless you've got it backed up). I have done just that on a similar MDD DP in the past... and could then only install OS 9.

Universal 9.2.2 Install… here: http://macos9lives.com/smforum/index.php/topic,2109.0.html
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« Reply #552 on: October 02, 2018, 01:29:26 PM »
Hiya's-  I'm a guitar player (don't laugh..)
          After buying a Bondwell B200 "laptop" (suitcase more like)and managed to run Voyetra I was hooked. I built my first (of several)  PCs early 90's- 3megs ram!
   (I remember waiting hrs for an AOL page to load.. :) Had a small windfall late 90's and splashed out on a 500MHz G3 Powerbook (Pismo?) my first Mac- never looked back.
     Having been on Logic (on PC) since v2.4 I was in heaven. LAP 6.4.1? ...OMFG. Not so happy when I upgraded to Al power book/ OSX. and discovered I'd been locked out of my software investments...grrr. Honeymoon over. Upgraded periodically over the years, I now have an eMac 700MHz, Al Powerbook G4 1Ghz,
  2006 MBP 17" C2D, 2007 MacPro Quad Core (My current DAW), a dead 13'MBP, a dead 2007 MBP C2D 17", a dead 2007 C2D Mac mini, a dead 2007 20" iMac,
   a 2007 24" iMac (typing this on) and my latest treasure- a 1.42 G4 Mac mini running ..OS 9.2.2...flawlessly!
     I just can't seem to pass up an old Mac- half the above machines were being thrown out, I only really use: the 24" iMac for internet, the Mac Pro for DAW.
  UNTIL I was given the G4 mini...running LAP .6.4.1+ Rebirth, slaved to my DAW running Reason 10.
   Decided to buy up any Mac mini G4's I find for the future...

    Very grateful to everybody who's made this forum possible it's goldmine of resources and expertise!

          Cheers y'all.

p.s. I just installed Win XP via Virtual PC 6 on the Mini G4 Os9 machine. Was effortless...compared to the two fruitless weeks spent trying to (unsuccessfully) install on either current mac via Deathcamp. Modern Apple sux, imho.

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Re: Members Introduction... time to reflect on our past that got us here :)
« Reply #553 on: October 02, 2018, 02:00:07 PM »
Hello

Glad to be a 'new' member to this forum. Can't believe I just found you, (while searching for a CZ101 editor). A quick blurb about me. Musician. Audio engineer, (home studio). Electronics enthusiast. Love gear, (especially old lofi gear...lots of Casios, PAIA, etc). Avid reader of manuals and Tape Op magazine. Enjoy walks on the beach or cat litter boxes....whichever is closer. Have a smattering of older software for OS9.2, such as DAWs bias Deck 2.7.1 & 3.0 and Peak-le; Emagic Logic Express; Arturia Storm plus a few others. Also a number of utility disks; Disk Warrior, Toast, etc. Have my original OS 9 disk and still have an up and running G4 PowerPC. My main computers are primarily circa 2008 iMac and MacBook Intel Core 2 Duo both running OS 10.6.8, although they are getting a little bumpy on the internet train.

You can listen to 'some' of my music at https://www.reverbnation.com/billman
(Desperately needs updating...)

Anyway....glad to be here. Feel free to drop me a line.

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Re: Members Introduction... time to reflect on our past that got us here :)
« Reply #554 on: October 02, 2018, 03:29:42 PM »
Have my original OS 9 disk and still have an up and running G4 PowerPC. My main computers are primarily circa 2008 iMac and MacBook Intel Core 2 Duo both running OS 10.6.8, although they are getting a little bumpy on the internet train.

i still use a 2008 imac (6gb ram) and MBP Core2Duo 2010 (16gb ram)
both running mavericks 10.9.5
im just looking into upgrading the wifi adapters to support 802.11AC protocol.
i have been using them wired to wireless pods provided to me by my isp made by plume/sagemcom https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4RJz37Av73I www.sagemcom.com/press-events/press-release/detail-view/news/sagemcom-and-plume-partner-to-offer-an-adaptive-self-optimising-home-wi-fi-solution-to-broadband-se/

great machines still!
but i think i will go out and get 2014-2018 machine very soon.
new + old computers are great. if u are skilled + versed in all the info + possessing the software + hardware required to make proper use of them that is.. (easier said than done)
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« Reply #555 on: October 03, 2018, 08:24:24 AM »

 I just found you, (while searching for a CZ101 editor)

Still have a few CZ's around here someplace... a CZ5000, CZ-1 and a sampling drum machine RZ?... not sure about those numbers tho! Haven't done any midi in quite awhile but have been threatening to hook all that stuff up again, as soon as my 50 gallon drum of IBProfin arrives!! ;D ;D ;D

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« Reply #556 on: October 16, 2018, 02:38:01 PM »
hello to all!
thank you for letting me into this friendly environment.

My name is Marco and i like to make music and build stringed instruments.

In the past i quite didn't like computers, until somebody showed me they could be used for music making, much like a multitrack recorder.
From that moment on i was hooked. Unfortunately the only computers i could get my hands on were win98 and the like, with no dedicated sound card and very little ram,
and to hear about how wonderful macs are at this things made me even more frustrated.
I am by no means a geek or expert, in fact i have been using windows and mac's in the modern way, without knowing much at all.
Last year i came across a G5, intel based, it runs also OS9 in classic mode, so i hope to learn something around here.

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« Reply #557 on: October 22, 2018, 11:45:45 AM »
Hello all! Hacking with all old hardware and software, nothing special except that music apps and DAWs are my main interest.

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« Reply #558 on: November 07, 2018, 12:27:22 PM »
Hi Everyone,

I'm MacJay, and I have been working with Macs since the mid 1980s. I have to say, this site is great! You guys have worked really hard to provide a lot of excellent resources to those of use who still use and love OS 9.

Thanks, it's great to be here!

MacJay

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Hi everyone,

Like many of you, my first machine was an Apple (II). I have fond memories of gaming on Macs in elementary school and playing Spaceward Ho! and SimCity.

I ended up using DOS in high school and programmed music using sequencers (Impulse Tracker, Modplug). I went through a Windows phase, for gaming, then turned to Linux because it made using a computer fun again.

I missed out on a lot of Mac culture which many of you have, experiences with Mac OS 8/9, as I only started using Macs about 8 years ago with OS X. Which I also turned away from and went back to Linux (installed Linux on my white Macbook) because of the software community and that I could make using a computer fun again by changing the icons, background, window dressing, etc. But I really appreciate the design aesthetics of the older Macs -- I often have dreams where I'm using some kind of desktop computer with a form factor that looks like a classic "pizza box" Mac.

I do not have any desire to buy a "modern" Mac as the OS experience has fallen to unacceptable standards, in my opinion, and the prices are insulting. I've collected and read books on Apple's design guidelines, including other UX / UI books, and Apple no longer follows its own design spirit (in my opinion).

I do have an iPhone, because I don't know how to break the OS, and it reliably does what I want it to do, with very good battery life.

I recently purchased a tangerine iBook G3 (standard config) and intend to do application development for Mac OS 9. My main expertise is with Python, so I will probably start with Lua and work backwards to C. I am sure I'm in for a world of hurt and steep learning curve ;) I think one of my first apps will be a blogging app that can connect to Wordpress and use other APIs. Another would be a software repository application / free "app store" where users can download classic programs, in addition to other free software for Macs.

I'm a software developer by day, with a background in arts and have worked for a number of startups. I just started a new job so I will probably not start on app development until the new year.

Thanks everyone for creating this community. Looking forward to being part of it.
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