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Vintage Powerbook midi
« on: February 17, 2019, 12:50:05 AM »
i seen a bunch of articles saying that the powerbooks had problems that included "midi blackouts"
but ive also seen that OMS 2.0 solved all these problems on the powerbooks

does anyone here have experience composing midi with a powerbook macintosh?
just asking because i have the chance to grab a 180c for very little $$

thanks for sharing any of your experience

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Re: Vintage Powerbook midi
« Reply #1 on: April 08, 2019, 06:02:33 AM »
I used an Apple Powerbook 165c with a small opcode midi interface extensively during the 90s, and it worked out very well without any problem.
There is only one issue, if your Powerbook goes sleep, when you are going to wake it up, midi doesn't work anymore and you need to reboot it.
Anyway if you prevent it to go sleep (tweaking some controls under control panel to disable power saving and sleep) you won't find any problem with it.