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Hi from the Netherlands
« on: June 28, 2024, 03:06:42 AM »

Hi,

I allready submitted a post in the topic about M-Audio interfaces as that was the post which led me to this forum.

I'm based in the Netherlands and am a MacOS9 user since 2001. At first with a PowerPC8500 with a newertech G3 CPU card, then moved to a 9600 with the transplanted CPU card. I used that setup until about 2012. I also installed OSX on it but it ran buggy and I didn't enjoy that much.

In 2004 I bought an iBook Clamshell (first series) which also lives today. I recently exchanged the HDD with an Msata to IDE interface with an msata SSD. I also maxed out the RAM with 512MB expansion. The iBook now runs MacOS 9.2.1 and MacOS 10.3 (This wasn't usable with an HDD)

In 2012 I decided it was time to upgrade my system and I bought the last series of G4 MDD which was produced, because it is able to run MacOS9 and also added a G5 in the same week.

The G5 has died a few years ago due to cooling issues/leakage which killed the PSU.
I didn't bother to repair it as I moved over to windows for work purposes (I'm an IT system administrator)
The MDD however still lives on today., I kept it because of my Canon SCSI filmscanner which only runs with OS9.

Recently i wanted a Mac back and I ended up with a MacMini late 2012 as this is the last one with build-in firewire. I installed it with MacOS 10.9.5 (mavericks) To me it's just about the sweetspot in modern usages as well as compatibility with older software.

Why did I need firewire? I use an M-Audio firewire Audiophile sound card, which I used with my MDD for record analog material (Like vinyl) and I'm not a fan of the build-in audio from the computers.

For my MacMini I bought Cubase 7.5 with USB dongle, which runs perfectly.
I added a second M-Audio in my setup and connected midi between the two computers.

On My MDD I use the the native instruments FM7 synth.
This setup does work with MacOSX, but I struggle to get midi working in MacOS9.

I also have an Edirol UA-25 unit with which I have similar results.
With the M-Audio I now get a "midi received"  message when I sent it out via Cubase
where the Edirol unit isn't detected in OMS.  I think I will put a question for that in the corresponding topic.

Here is my current collection:
Mac MDD 1,25GHZ single MacOS 10.5.8 + MacOS9.2.2
Mac AGP 450Mhz (MacOS 10.4.11 , MacOS 10.2.8, MacOS 9.2.1)
iBook Clamshell (MacOS 10.3.8 , MacOS9.2.1)
PowerMacG5 (defective)
Powerbook 5300 (broken due to brittle plastics about 3 months ago)

Canoscan 2700F film scanner (SCSI MacOS9 only)
Umax astra 1200s
2x M-Audio firewire Audiophile audio interface
1x Edirol UA-25 USB audio interface

Well that's it for the moment
greets
Marcel
« Last Edit: June 28, 2024, 03:23:29 AM by turbo.d »
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Re: Hi from the Netherlands
« Reply #1 on: June 28, 2024, 03:29:31 AM »

Goededag Marcel,

welcome and good to have you here! You opened up your Clamshell and exchanged the HDD by yourself? You must be a brave man ! 8) ;D

You're browsing this forum from your OS9 machine? You know that you can, do you? :-)
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Re: Hi from the Netherlands
« Reply #2 on: June 28, 2024, 03:48:39 AM »

Goededag Marcel,

welcome and good to have you here! You opened up your Clamshell and exchanged the HDD by yourself? You must be a brave man ! 8) ;D

You're browsing this forum from your OS9 machine? You know that you can, do you? :-)

Hi,

Yes I did open up my Clamshell and it was hell. but the iFixit instructions were pretty clear, and it wasn't my first time to dig into that machine. ( I remember doing that more then a decade ago)

Unfortunately  I damaged the modem connector; the connector broke loose from the small circuit board. But I managed to solder it back and then secured it with some hotglue.

I used Classilla for a while on my MDD and also tenfourfox, but at this point browsing is no longer relevant on those machines to me. I recently found out that iCloud isn't usable anymore in Firefox 78.15.0esr (64-bit)  but Chromium came to the rescue.

I'm also a bit of rebel in terms of e-waste. I use an iPad 2 as a second screen on my Mac Mini using Duet display.

And fairly into retro computing. I own a collection of Amiga's since early nineties.
(A1000, A500 + A590, A600 + turbocard, A1200 + Blizzard 1230 mkIV turbocard + A4000)

My goal is to use the Amiga also in my future music experiments.

For now I have a lot of dreams and little time to do it.

greets
Marcel
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Re: Hi from the Netherlands
« Reply #3 on: June 28, 2024, 09:45:42 AM »

Welcome, Marcel!

Your country has some of the bravest and most upstanding farmers I have ever witnessed. God bless them! Please be there for them, too!

I also hope you enjoy your time here and that you get even more out of your OS 9 machines. :)
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Re: Hi from the Netherlands
« Reply #4 on: June 28, 2024, 10:05:35 AM »

Welcome to Mac OS 9 Lives! :)
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