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Just to add a little info to the above response, I believe it was an in-house tool used to assemble sample cell files
and send them to e.g. a QS8 to burn QCards (pcmcia linear flash cards).  There are .img files of the actual
Alesis QCards floating around on the web, and certain versions of Sound Bridge can load these files, and thus
duplicate a QCard onto a blank flash card.  Once this was realized, a later version removed this capability.
What you want is "Mac SoundBridge 3.0.1d2".

I have a couple of QS8's, and use "Musicshop" which is a midi recorder and editor, an earlier version of SVP.
If anyone is interested, I could upload this old software somewhere...
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DAW - Vision & Studio Vision by Opcode / Re: So....
« Last post by GaryN on Today at 02:48:37 PM »
…and there you go. This is exactly what I meant when I wrote "you'll try whatever ideas present themselves".
This scheme just might work. It may work really well or it may have flaws that reveal themselves in actual use. My money's on the latter because, well, that's just what almost always happens! That's the world of silicon-based creative arts we live in. But that's OK. If there's a problem, you'll sort it out. If it can't be sorted out, you'll try a different approach.

I think you may have an advantage that many who may have tried this in the past didn't and therefore gave up: You have a lot of little "black boxes" i.e. extra interfaces, the slave drivers etc. These are the tools that make this kind of patching-together work by allowing you to actually test different configurations.

I have a hunch you'll make it all happen and when you do, I'll enjoy hearing about it and learning yet another new thing about "old" tech.

Carry on!
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DAW - Vision & Studio Vision by Opcode / Re: Opcode Max documentation?
« Last post by IIO on Today at 01:46:00 PM »

itīs hard to kick ass on detonate, even if youre not syntho. :D

detonate is the most weird all-in-one object they ever made: it pretends to make things easy but it needs as much programming as any other random object. you even need to connect it to itself(!) to make it do something as simple as playing notes.
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DAW - Vision & Studio Vision by Opcode / Re: Opcode Max documentation?
« Last post by dr bu on Today at 08:05:16 AM »
hey 110, can you imagine syntho kick ass on detonate? :)
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DAW - Vision & Studio Vision by Opcode / Re: So....
« Last post by acelera on Today at 06:04:48 AM »
I have been reading the USD manual as well as SVP's and Notator.

Verified points so far:

- USD is master for my rack 888/1622/adat bridges over superclock (256x)
- USD grabs and sends MTC to the TDM host mac over the dedicated serial port on the Mix Core. This can be setup in Protools or as an OMS object instead if NOT running Protools as your DAW.
- My word clock reference is the Aardsync II which provides a less jittery clock to the USD
- The Unitor 2 will read LTC and hand it over to Notator as MTC. This config is regarded as rock steady.
- When locked to the mac over mtc or set to internal sync the USD will generate MTC on its dedicated mtc out port as well as LTC.

So, in theory, could make it work like this.

- SVP is the master.
- USD gets word clock reference from the Aardsync II and MTC reference from its serial cable that's patched to the Mix Core.
- Atari locks to LTC that is being generated by the USD.

Optionally, the Pulsar PC could receive MTC from thr USD. Perhaps from the studio 5 too... But this is academic. If the TDM/SVP Mac and the Notator Atari are locked in tight, that would be just quite enough.
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DAW - Vision & Studio Vision by Opcode / Re: So....
« Last post by GaryN on July 14, 2018, 10:41:12 PM »
my friend in NYC whos been in the industry since the early 80s still swears by SMPTE lockup
Yeah. that's what I was getting at. Vintage DAWs are almost ALL good at chasing SMPTE. The cool rig back in the day before lots of DACs and multichannel interfaces was an 8 or 16-track tape machine with all of your audio tracks with one track striped with SMPTE LTC. You started the tape and the DAW that drove all of your MIDI modules chased it and stayed locked - I still have my Fostex E-8 and I still use it sometimes.

The point is, if you can find, assemble, cobble together a SMPTE generator with a convenient keypad to enter start times, it's easy to get PT SVP, Cubase, Notator etc. to slave to the incoming code as long as you have a Studio x or a Unitor or other SMPTE-reading interface. The DAW "thinks" it's chasing a tape machine and everybody's happy.
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DAW - Vision & Studio Vision by Opcode / Re: So....
« Last post by macStuff on July 14, 2018, 10:08:59 PM »
my friend in NYC whos been in the industry since the early 80s still swears by SMPTE lockup
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DAW - Vision & Studio Vision by Opcode / Re: Opcode Max documentation?
« Last post by macStuff on July 14, 2018, 09:56:31 PM »
Can someone explain to me what Max is?

as far as i understand it its can be thought of as a "creative playground" programming environment for creating intelligent instruments that react to various input;
opcode referred to it as a "Multimedia Authoring Environment" and also as a "Object oriented programming environment for music and multimedia" http://web.archive.org/web/19961113040257/http://www.opcode.com:80/products/max/
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DAW - Digital Performer by MOTU / Re: Unisyn 1.5
« Last post by macStuff on July 14, 2018, 09:51:50 PM »
I got 1.5 working way back in the day. But at this point I wouldn't want to go back and try to use it or figure out what I did to get it to work. I'm scarred for life from trying to get FreeMidi working.

was this on your 9600? with which os? can you remember? can you remember which version of Freemidi you were tryng to use? was it between 1.38 + 1.43? there are distinct differences betwen some of the versions that i read about that they changed over the years.
i remember your freemidi ordeal but there has to be some rational expectation.

"FreeMIDI is a complete MIDI operating system for the Macintosh OS 9. It ships free of charge and is automatically installed with all Mark of the Unicorn music software products." http://www.motu.com/products/software/freemidi/view?searchterm=freemidi

their own website claims its automatically installed so you must have had some type of conflict going on
i can do a fresh os install on my performa 5200cd soon and try to get to the bottom of it.
on my website oldschooldaw.com i did alot of work trying to sort out the versions/timeline

http://www.oldschooldaw.com/forums/index.php/topic,60.0.html
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FREEMIDI
freemidi 1.x.x (April 1993?)
freemidi 1.2.3 (December 1994)
freemidi 1.24 (may/june 1995)
freemidi 1.2.4 (October 1996)
freemidi 1.3 which dates back to (january 1997)
freemidi 1.31 (june 1997)
freemidi 1.34
freemidi 1.35 (emulates oms)
freemidi 1.38 (January 1999)
freemidi 1.40 (july 1999)
freemidi 1.41 (august 1999)
freemidi 1.42 october 1999
freemidi 1.43 november 1999
freemidi 1.44 april 2000
freemidi 1.45 september 2000
FreeMIDI 1.46   22-Mar-2001
FreeMIDI 1.47 Dec 6, 2001
freeMIDI 1.48 (November 2002)
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DAW - Vision & Studio Vision by Opcode / Re: Opcode Max documentation?
« Last post by Syntho on July 14, 2018, 07:55:28 PM »
Can someone explain to me what Max is?
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