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Re: FAQs for all Atarians new [Re: David Etheridge]
      #624085 - 07/06/08 09:46 AM
Here's a french site with a host of Atari MIDI applications:
http://membres.lycos.fr/falkweb/p-audio.htm


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Re: FAQs for all Atarians new [Re: David Etheridge]
      #638731 - 18/07/08 11:58 PM
Here's a site with free downloads of Cubase Audio Falcon (CAF) for anyone whose disks may have gone phut:
http://doyeuxyvan.free.fr/cubase/caf20/

Note that this is not a hack, but the genuine article which will only work with the CAF dongle....

Dave


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Re: FAQs for all Atarians new [Re: David Etheridge]
      #645665 - 11/08/08 02:31 PM
Here's another Yahoo group Atari MIDI site:
http://tech.groups.yahoo.com/group/atari-midi/

Lots of useful stuff here, and the files section has a terrific range of apps:
http://tech.groups.yahoo.com/group/atari-midi/files/

with synth editors, sequencers, programming and a whole bunch of useful stuff

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Re: FAQs for all Atarians new [Re: David Etheridge]
      #657915 - 18/09/08 08:40 AM
Hi gang,
I noticed in recent days that my Atari was starting to do an impression of a PC on bootup!
Problems with not seeing the hard drive, locking up when trying to load Notator, selecting 'Load Song' and a blank list of drives comes up, or 'Save Song' and the same thing happens.
Okay I thought, maybe my Atari needs a service and it's Barrie time. Easy -I can just use one of my spares. Guess what -the same thing happened!
Now there's no way that several Ataris all go phut at the same time (that's PC country ).
So I rang Barrie and asked advice.
What happens is that the C drive on your HD system gets a right caning over the weeks/months/years and eventually things start to get a bit untidy and the boot system starts playing up. Even though I'd suspected a virus, running UVK revealed no dodgies, plus I had some fun even GETTING UVK to load -more boot problems.
So: the fix is to wipe the C drive and reinstall from backups -you do have a backup, don't you?
Luckily, I have my infamous tower drive system with complete backups for my Syquest drive, so I reformatted the whole drive using ICD format, then repartitioned the drive, and then copied everything across from my backup files.
Now, I'm up and running again (yay ).
So every few months or so -depending on how much work you do- reformat your C drive and restore the files to it. Everything will run as smoothly as an Atari can do and is renowned for.
If you're using floppies exclusively, make sure your boot disk floppy is a happy bunny and reformat and load as necessary to keep things running. You'd be amazed at the strange things that can happen with a slightly corrupted bootfile!

Best wishes,

Dave.


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Re: FAQs for all Atarians new [Re: David Etheridge]
      #657954 - 18/09/08 10:16 AM
Hi again folks,
just browsing through some more Atari MIDI sites I can across Studioson, a Falcon based DSP program, now in it's latest incarnation (well, from 2007).
Here is the latest txt file from the creator, Yvan Doyeux:

Today, it is not a day of bad luck because there is the new release of Studio Son for your Atari Falcon. Studio Son 2.093b is available in the wonderful french language: http://doyeuxyvan.free.fr/studioson/std2093b/STD2093F.ZIP The english version can be found here: http://doyeuxyvan.free.fr/studioson/std2093b/STD2093E.ZIP You can, of course, find the classic 68030 and 68030+68882 versions in these archives. I have performed a lot of hard tests to check the quality of my algorithms. I have written a lot of different DSP and C programs to obtain correct results. But, it is still a beta version, so be careful with your samples ! This version has been tested with an original Falcon 030 with a 68882 coprocessor. The CT60 card is not officially supported. ----------- Bugs fixed: ----------- - Better WAV, AIFF and AVR formats implementation. - Space disk remaining bug fixed. ----------------------------- New features and bugs fixed: ( since 2.09b version ) -----------------------------
- Rewritten "Apply Effect" function. Studio Son does not need a temporary file any more. - You can now create with "New Sound File..." blank AIFF, WAV, TRK, SND and AVR files. WAV files created are always 8 bits unsigned and 16 bits signed with little endian format ( Intel ). Either are always big endian format ( Motorola ). - You can create you own sample frequency. - New management of external DSP effects. - New useful alert boxes added. - AU/SND files header write error fixed. - Several loop errors. - The approximative hi-speed play has been disabled. - Icons draw bugs. - Intempestive play. - DSP effect restore bug after effects changes during a play. - Reverse stereo with Invert function. - Block undraw after a Scrub. - Undo after the "Replace" function. - Reverse stereo of echo-delay DSP effect. - Record from cursor. - Pause with SPACE while recording under Magic. - Crashs when filtering under Magic fixed. - For a resample process under Magic, internal file management fixed. - Significative noise reduction of plopping sounds as long as you use Studio Son. - Management improved of AIFF files compatible with Cubase Audio. These files are now saved with a physical size rounded to 1024 bytes multiples. Useful to prevent crackling noise when you import your AIFF files with Cubase Audio. - Buggy "Scrub" function rewritten. No crash occurs. - Reverse stereo bug for a "Scrub" fixed but still in beta test mode. - Buggy "Cross Fade" function improved. Autocorrection for wrong parameters. The UNDO is also correct. - Cut, Copy, Paste, Insert and others have their UNDO bugs fixed. - Bug of the current working folder fixed. ( After an Insert for example ) - DSP effect after a Resample and Filtering is now restored with no problem. - Overall settings saving are now re-enabled ! Up to date, you MUST keep the STUDIO.SYS folder. - Rewritten "New Sound File" function. You can now create a file with the fileselector, choose a frequency, ... - Rewritten "Apply Effect" function. Sample gap subtly fixed. Due to the DSP real time application of this function, it is obvious that it remains a very small gap into your final sample. This gap is usually filled by zero values as it has been thought for this rewritten function. So, it's not recommended to apply an effect to a block selection. - Markers management bugs fixed. ( Delete, saving and loading procedures ) - There was play error with "Preview Cut" function. It's now okay. - Block selection with SHIFT+TAB to the next marker has been debugged. - Sample time length is now updated after any UNDO. - Little bug fixed during a play actived by the space bar with an exported sample from Studio Son. - Resampling function added ( Linear Interpolation ). - Resampling function includes a filter and linear interpolation code in only one DSP program. - You can resample from 2 Khz to 192 Khz. - WAV files opening issue fixed. - Huge undo bug fixed. - Huge bug of the volume of mono samples filtered fixed. - FIR filters ( Low Pass, High Pass, Band Pass and Band Reject ) up to 2048 coeefficients. - Resample process can be followed by a LowPass filter up to 1024 coefficients. - DSP Filter algorithm improved. The speed of the treatment have been increased. Now you can enjoy a good optimization of the filtering process. - The end of the sample is now truly filtered. - Vu meter clipping problems fixed. - The cursor running is now correct when sample frequency is not the same as the system frequency. - Desktop background pattern modified to improve the work in monochrome. - Redraw bug of the desktop in monochrome corrected. - Several dialog boxes fields bugs fixed in monochrome. - Crashs at very high zoom levels fixed. - You can now really select all the sample with the mouse. - You can now really place the cursor at the end of the sample with the mouse. - Wrong size of the blocks at the end of the sample corrected. - You can now create a block with a "one sample" size when you make a long click on a part of the sample. - New alert boxes for the Filtering and Resampling function. - New internal undo for the Resampling function. New function "Resample..." allows you to change the frequency of your samples with a linear interpolation and an optional Low Pass filter. The "Filtering..." function enables you to carry out FIR filters ( Low Pass, High Pass, Band Pass and Band Reject ). This is performed by the DSP 56001 and with Direct to Disk process. ------------- Known bugs: ------------- - No sound when playing very high frequency samples. - Slowly WAV files opening. - Selected block after a resampling task is not deleted. - Sample duration and time counter are wrong when the system frequency doesn't match with the sample frequency. - Unable to reduce physically the size of a sample when you cut blocks. - In the time counter, the value 99 is followed by 10. - Several little bugs into the sample window. - The icon of the function "Generate Low Frequencies" differs with the colour of the resolution. - Little bugs of sample drawing. - Random error messages when filter steepness is very low. - Minor bugs. Up to date, you MUST keep the STUDIO.SYS folder with Studio Son program file. If you are using Studio Son on a single TOS, I strongly recommend the launch of ARROWFIX.PRG in the AUTO folder: http://doyeuxyvan.free.fr/studioson/std2093b/arrfix15/ If you are using NVDI, just run ARROWFIX.PRG after this. Otherwise, GEM must be copied in RAM with the program GEMRAM.PRG before running ARROWFIX.PRG: http://doyeuxyvan.free.fr/studioson/std2093b/GEMRAM16/ If you have troubles to run Studio Son under Magic, you can use the patch DSPSLOW1.PRG by Centek included into the package or you can find it here: http://doyeuxyvan.free.fr/studioson/std2093b/DSPSLOW1.PRG Don't run DSPSLOW1.PRG if you launch Studio Son under TOS otherwise you might have display or DSP locked issues. You can also use the nice DSPXBIOS patch by Didier Mequignon: http://perso.wanadoo.fr/didierm/files/dspxbios.zip http://doyeuxyvan.free.fr/studioson/std2093b/dspxbios.zip If you use an external clock, run FDI_INIT.PRG into the AUTO folder: http://doyeuxyvan.free.fr/studioson/std2093b/FDI_INIT.PRG FPATCH2.PRG is now included in the package. You can also download self-extracting STZIP unpacker: http://doyeuxyvan.free.fr/stzip26/STZIP26.TOS Have fun ! Yvan Doyeux


Try it and see!

Dave


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Re: FAQs for all Atarians new [Re: David Etheridge]
      #657956 - 18/09/08 10:19 AM
Here's another link to various fun programs that you might like to try:
http://www.atari.org/links/Midi/Software/

Dave.


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Re: FAQs for all Atarians new [Re: David Etheridge]
      #657958 - 18/09/08 10:22 AM
And for those of you who would like to try Atari programs under STEEM and even use them live, here's some interesting info with links:
http://livepa.blogspot.com/2008/04/past-gets-futuristic-again-atari-steem. html

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Re: FAQs for all Atarians new [Re: David Etheridge]
      #657964 - 18/09/08 10:28 AM
Here's another U.S. Atari company, Best electronics, who have been going for 25 years!

Respect, guys!

http://www.best-electronics-ca.com/

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Edited by David Etheridge (21/08/09 05:11 PM)


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Re: FAQs for all Atarians new [Re: David Etheridge]
      #658036 - 18/09/08 12:57 PM
Recently the Atari ST emulator SainT was updated after a long gap and now supports the use of Atari ST floppy disks with the PCs floppy drive.

SainT web page


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Re: FAQs for all Atarians new [Re: Neo-Classical Guitar Man]
      #660453 - 25/09/08 11:13 AM
Hi folks,
I've been speaking to Barrie this morning (my Syquest drive mech is doing strange things -not bad after 8+ years of trouble free use) and he's now offering PC mice with the PeST interface, which offers great reliability and increased performance compared to the now aging Atari ones.
01925-823334 will put you on to the man with the fax'n'info.
Remember that Barrie has just about everything you need to keep chugging along -without him we'd have to give up!

Best wishes,

Dave.


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Re: FAQs for all Atarians new [Re: David Etheridge]
      #660582 - 25/09/08 04:20 PM
I put in an order with Alison for a PeST a week or two back, and I she tells me it is nearly made I asked for her to make me the old version with the PS/2 socket, but recently she has started hard wiring some Microsoft Optical Wheel mice onto the PeST interface. I don't care for the Microsoft mice and hence why I asked for the old PS/2 version, which works with optical mice anyway.


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Re: FAQs for all Atarians new [Re: Neo-Classical Guitar Man]
      #692326 - 29/12/08 09:48 AM
Here's another Atari forum with lots of info for all Atari models. The ST section's not that large compared to the more game oriented lists, but there's some useful stuff here:
http://www.atariage.com/forums/index.php

Have fun!
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Re: FAQs for all Atarians new [Re: David Etheridge]
      #712457 - 02/03/09 09:49 AM
Hi folks,
here's the link to MyAtari, the online magazine, with downloadable zips of issues from 2000 to 2005:
http://www.myatari.net/

You'll find articles and workshops on all aspects of atari use, including music articles.

Best wishes,

Dave.


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Re: FAQs for all Atarians new [Re: David Etheridge]
      #721665 - 30/03/09 04:21 PM
There are links galore here:
http://tech.groups.yahoo.com/group/atari-midi/links

with just about all you need to keep adding and expanding your Atari knowledge!

Dave


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Re: FAQs for all Atarians new [Re: David Etheridge]
      #721667 - 30/03/09 04:27 PM
And of course there's always the Atari notes on the SOSwebsite!
Do a search under Atari and you'll see lots of past hints and tips come up, like this one:
http://www.soundonsound.com/search?url=%2Fsearch&Keyword=atari&Year=+&Mont h=+&Words=All&Summary=No&Section=0&Subject=0&ShowResults=yes

This is a good one for newbies:
http://www.soundonsound.com/sos/apr01/articles/atarinotes.htm

Best wishes,
Dave.


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Re: FAQs for all Atarians new [Re: David Etheridge]
      #732985 - 08/05/09 11:34 AM
Here are some links for the more advanced Atari user:
http://www.seimet.de/atari/en/hddriver.html

the home of HDdriver for your hard disk operations, and
http://www.application-systems.de/atari/produktefuratari.html

which includes MagiC (an alternative desktop system) and
http://freemint.de/en/

MiNt, which offers all sorts of fun and frolics for systems, networking and tools.

You can find some details on these from the Atari notes columns from SOS on the links in the above posts.

Best wishes,

Dave


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Re: FAQs for all Atarians new [Re: David Etheridge]
      #757856 - 28/07/09 07:11 AM
Hi folks once again,
it's seemed rather quiet on the Atari Music front recently.
However, appearances can be deceptive, as this new link will show that Atarians have been busy behind the scenes:
http://www.atarimusic.net/

This looks like it may be a biggie for the Atari music community!


Best wishes,
Dave.


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Re: FAQs for all Atarians new [Re: David Etheridge]
      #758256 - 29/07/09 03:29 PM
Nice one Dave I will have to sign up with that.


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Re: FAQs for all Atarians new [Re: Neo-Classical Guitar Man]
      #767818 - 04/09/09 01:07 PM
The latest update is that AtariMusicNet will be going live in October.
I'll give you a heads up when it's fully up to speed.
You may find it surprising!

Best wishes,
Dave.


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Re: FAQs for all Atarians new [Re: David Etheridge]
      #771276 - 18/09/09 08:47 AM
As of today, there are 1186 members on the Atari MIDI users group!
http://tech.groups.yahoo.com/group/atari-midi/

Onwards and upwards with Atari!

Dave


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Re: FAQs for all Atarians new [Re: David Etheridge]
      #779670 - 17/10/09 08:21 AM
Here's a site with schematics for building your own extra MIDI ports (a kind of DIY C-lab Export) plus lots of other useful hardware and software bits.
http://atari4ever.free.fr/hardware/index.html
Best wishes,
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Re: FAQs for all Atarians new [Re: David Etheridge]
      #803288 - 13/01/10 05:40 PM
In 2010 there seems to be all sorts of stuff still available!
While quite a few of the old links seem to have vanished off the web, some are still going, albeit with the odd clunkers in links.

Here's a useful synth edit site for Atarians:
http://atari.mnx2010.nl/helpdesk/music/music.htm
which has a lot but is definitely clunky in the downloads!
the only way I could get them to work correctly is to type in all the info from the link, rather than clicking on the 'server 1' and server 2 links, that take you to an automated page which doesn't seem to work.
Obviously a bug's in that site at the moment.
Oh well, you gotta work with what you've got......

For Yamaha TX81Z fans, this will be your main port of call, with everything you need to know (and some things you don't!) all about your fave synth: sounds, editors and workshops:
http://the-all.org/tx81z/index.html

For D50 and D550 owners, I've found that there's a terrific amount of D50 patches on the net. Unfortunately, some sites remove sysex headers and generally mess things up for you.
In fact when trying to load sounds to my D550, even Dumpit's not a happy bunny, but I've found that Midian WILL talk effectively to a D50/550 and dump sounds without needing the handshaking routines.
You'll find Midian here:
http://tamw.atari-users.net/dwnloads.htm

If you can't find an Atari editor for your synth, then don't panic!
You can download sysex files from the net and convert the sound dumps to MIDIfiles.
Mex2Mid is the genius program for this, and you can find downloads here:
http://home.versatel.nl/m.tarenskeen/uni_man.htm
here:
http://www.home.zonnet.nl/m.tarenskeen/yseditor.htm
and here:
http://tamw.atari-users.net/hyart.htm

-so you don't need to be stuck for sounds for your synths, even if there's no Atari ed.
Note however that it's advisable to back up your onboard sounds as a sysex dump to your sequencer so that you don't lose anything.....

Hope this lot helps,
Best wishes,
Dave





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Re: FAQs for all Atarians new [Re: David Etheridge]
      #807449 - 28/01/10 08:52 AM
Thanks to Charlie in the MIDI users group, here's another ftp site with lots of Atari stuff:
ftp://ftp.iem.at/pub/ATARI/

Best wishes,
Dave


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Re: FAQs for all Atarians new [Re: David Etheridge]
      #807483 - 28/01/10 10:42 AM
Thanks Dave I have just downloaded it to look at later.

Hey....guess what! Great news...I am now a lucky Falcon 030 owner!

It is a stock machine upgraded to 14MB. I've had it two days and not even plugged it in yet, as I have taken it apart to inspect and photograph. It's a German model so I am waiting for some English keycaps to arrive from another forum member elsewhere. I've already put a CompactFlash adapter and a 4GB card in for now, so the only remaining thing to get is a suitable SCSI cable/adapter and then I can plug an IDE drive in via my Acard SCSI->IDE adapter. I assume this should work ok, although having a noisy hard drive means I will need to house it somewhere to make it quiet. Finally I have some Soundpool gear coming shortly but I will need cables and PSUs for those. I'm not really sure where to get these SCSI and DSP cables yet.

I wonder what kind of compression Cubase Audio Falcon uses, i.e. lossy or lossless? I suppose it will be lossy considering the age of the software.


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Re: FAQs for all Atarians new [Re: Neo-Classical Guitar Man]
      #807700 - 28/01/10 11:08 PM
Quote Neo-Classical Guitar Man:


Hey....guess what! Great news...I am now a lucky Falcon 030 owner!

I've had it two days and not even plugged it in yet...




Bad news....I cannot for the life of me get it to boot up to the desktop. Infact I cannot even see the initial bootup screen showing devices connected, stuff loading etc. All I get it a blank white screen; no floppy drive seeking either, so I cannot install any hard disk drivers. I checked the floppy power connector with a multimeter and got a steady 5.02V signal but I cannot say if the ribbon cable is okay yet. I have tried three different floppy drives, plus even plugged the Falcon one into my PC; the drive was seen and made disk access noises; Windows XP then said there was no disk in the drive. The green floppy LED did not light up but I know it works, because later I reversed the ribbon cable to force it on. The hard drive cable in the Falcon seems to work and power the drive, but due to no floppy I cannot put anything on the drive for the Falcon to seek and execute for bootup purposes.

Ahh well....it's an extremely expensive mistake for the time being, but hopefully I can get it working eventually without breaking the bank


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Re: FAQs for all Atarians new [Re: Neo-Classical Guitar Man]
      #807717 - 29/01/10 12:19 AM
Just a thought, but I remember from my time at Digital Village in 93/94(we were the principal dealers for Falcons) that the memory boards were frequently the cause of many issues, among which was non-booting.. might be worth removing the Expansion board to see if it will boot from base memory..
Many had 4 meg basic as I remembered.. we managed to secure memory boards which used a single 16mb 30 pin sim which were quite successful and better made than the Atari boards.. might be some of those floating around somewhere..

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Re: FAQs for all Atarians new [Re: Chevytraveller]
      #807737 - 29/01/10 01:34 AM
Thanks I did think of removing it but was not sure if any other RAM was installed. My STEs have SIMMs in sockets and I assumed the Falcon would have socketed RAM...

Are these the very boards you remember (CLICK FOR LARGER 640 x 480 photo)...




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Re: FAQs for all Atarians new [Re: Neo-Classical Guitar Man]
      #807760 - 29/01/10 09:26 AM
ah yes.. the lovely Atari memory boards.. the Atari QCing was terrible at the time and almost half of the Falcons we had through were rejected because of this board..
I would have thought the original failings(dry joints etc) would have shown themselves by now, but it's still quite possible that something has failed.
Certainly worth trying to boot it without the board in place..



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Re: FAQs for all Atarians new [Re: Neo-Classical Guitar Man]
      #808492 - 01/02/10 03:14 PM
Great news!!! Long story short, it was not the RAM board it was a missing jumper on the motherboard. I was browsing the AtariAge ST Forum and found someone with the same problems as myself. So it now boots up very fast and the floppy works fine too. Boy am I so relieved because I feared a huge repair bill!

If anyone needs to know the solution I will dig it out and post it here; just ask.


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Re: FAQs for all Atarians new [Re: David Etheridge]
      #854287 - 18/08/10 09:14 AM
Hi again folks,
I've just come across this free Atari site for developers, that also has some MIDI apps for Roland LA modules:
http://atariforge.org/gf/
and AMIDILIB is here:
http://atariforge.org/gf/project/amidilib/

Best wishes,
Dave.


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Re: FAQs for all Atarians new [Re: David Etheridge]
      #854551 - 19/08/10 09:00 AM
Here's a site that offers an Atari editor for Yamaha SY22 and SY35 synths- look at the bottom of the page for the download link:
http://www.plompy.co.uk/software/

More to come as I find them!

Best wishes,

Dave.


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Re: FAQs for all Atarians new [Re: David Etheridge]
      #854633 - 19/08/10 01:33 PM
Nice find although I personally have a SY55 and TG55.

Earlier today I found this upgrade for the SY series, enabling 1MB of data card storage; you simply have multiple 64Kb RAM areas that you can format individually and put patch data on etc.

SY Upgrade for RAM cards


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Re: FAQs for all Atarians new [Re: David Etheridge]
      #859511 - 06/09/10 02:18 PM
Hi again folks,
here the link to a mirror site containing all the Emagic Atari progs that cover things like Sound diver and Polyframe, amongst others:
ftp://ftp.datavase.info/pub/emagic/SOUNDDIVER/UPDATES/ATARI

Best wishes,
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Re: FAQs for all Atarians new [Re: David Etheridge]
      #859973 - 08/09/10 02:25 PM
..and I really can't recall how or why I missed this link:
http://users.telenet.be/tos4ever/atari/prg-ind3.htm

which is the synth section on the 'Ultimate TOS index'
(I'm sure there's a joke in there somewhere but I can't think of one at the moment )

Best wishes,
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Re: FAQs for all Atarians new [Re: David Etheridge]
      #859975 - 08/09/10 02:36 PM
Hi again gang,
I just noticed that the Atari Korps link mentioned earlier in this thread no longer works; thanks to AMN for the info, they're now here:

http://www.atari-korps.com/

Lots of useful info here.
Best wishes,
Dave
(having a busy day on all things Atarian)


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Re: FAQs for all Atarians new [Re: David Etheridge]
      #860049 - 08/09/10 09:11 PM
And for the newer members of the Atari community (hi there guys and gals! ) here's a link to essential ST software, from those fab folks on the Atari forum (no, not this one, the other one ):

http://bbs.datavase.info/ST_essential/

Midi stuff is in the Music Production Tools section, but there's basically all you need to get (and keep) up and running.
There's more about the list and a great discussion here:

http://www.atari-forum.com./viewtopic.php?f=14&t=16525
Best wishes,
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Edited by David Etheridge (08/09/10 09:14 PM)


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Re: FAQs for all Atarians new [Re: David Etheridge]
      #872943 - 05/11/10 10:56 AM
And thanks to the guys on the Atari Music Network, here are two links to Atari docs
Just the thing for finding out more about our favourite computers!


http://dev-docs.atariforge.org/
ftp://ftp.datavase.info/atari/DOCS/

Best wishes,
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Re: FAQs for all Atarians new [Re: David Etheridge]
      #892953 - 07/02/11 09:41 AM
Here's a link to a free download of the Atari version of Symbolic Composer (V.2.0.1).
This runs in conjunction with Dr.T's KCS:
http://web.archive.org/web/20050116110142/www.mracpublishing.com/download/ SymbolicComposer2.0.1Atari.zip

and should provide fun for KCS fans!

Best wishes,
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Re: FAQs for all Atarians new [Re: David Etheridge]
      #906563 - 07/04/11 10:37 AM
Hi folks,
well for the first time in a VERY long time, I've had a problem with my Atari STE
It started hanging up and then finally refused to even load from the desktop. You know the thing -you click on an icon, and absolutely sod all happens
After switching off and waiting for a few minutes (that guarantees that the memory is definitely completely cleared, and you'd be surprised at how often that can clear the odd glitch) the same thing happened again...and again.
It appears that the File Selector has thrown a wobbly.
Now I could be in a real tizz, biting the carpet, thinking of a PC (NO!!!), but I didn't.
I simply swopped my recalcitrant STE with a spare one (I have 4 -well you never know) and I'm back up and running in a trice.
I'll be sending the offender to Barrie fairly soon for an MOT and an oil change.
Moral: now's the time (if you haven't already done so) to invest in a spare Atari ST(E) for those File Selector moments. There's loads of them cheap on Ebay and you never know.....

Best wishes,
Dave (not having a fit, not having to reinstall everything, and not suffering downtime)



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Re: FAQs for all Atarians new [Re: David Etheridge]
      #906564 - 07/04/11 10:41 AM
I tried to boot up my old STE the other day - the floppy drive has gone all weak and won't read floppies, and my old Atari hard drive (which I was hoping to copy some files off of) doesn't spin up...


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