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by astroman
Mon Apr 30, 2018 11:35 am
Forum: Problem Solving
Topic: Python Pro 1.02 on Scope 7 - Does anyone have this device working ok?
Replies: 36
Views: 1446

Re: Python Pro 1.02 on Scope 7 - Does anyone have this device working ok?

iirc it was 99 bucks, maybe 149 but definitely less than 200. @t_tangent nice you asked and even nicer that John wanted to have a look at it again. I wouldn't expect major problems because it's basically an optimized Modular patch architecture. On the other hand I'm totally puzzled by the difference...
by astroman
Wed Apr 25, 2018 2:55 am
Forum: Problem Solving
Topic: Creamware A16 Power Supply?
Replies: 5
Views: 689

Re: Creamware A16 Power Supply?

I've mentioned it numerous times: imho the best PSU for the blue A16 is an original IBM Thinkpad PSU (16V, 4.5A) There are countless on eBay for a few bucks. Main advantage: the PSU has internal auto switch off if no load is connected, no need to unplug. Even better: the A16 has a very strange regul...
by astroman
Sun Apr 22, 2018 5:39 am
Forum: Problem Solving
Topic: Python Pro 1.02 on Scope 7 - Does anyone have this device working ok?
Replies: 36
Views: 1446

Re: Python Pro 1.02 on Scope 7 - Does anyone have this device working ok?

A screenshot doesn't help much because the architecture isn't self explaining in any way by it's graphic representation. It's worth checking the html manual (included in the download on SonicCores site, linked on previous page) Without the manual you're totally lost - succeeding by trial & error is ...
by astroman
Sun Apr 22, 2018 5:13 am
Forum: General Scope Discussion
Topic: SHARC DSP revision number
Replies: 14
Views: 895

Re: SHARC DSP revision number

@summer the 'newer' Sharcs have additional modes of code processing that perform much faster than the previous chips. There's also more on-chip memory which is quite important in Scope environment. Most new developements will take advantage of these features (which aren't fully exploited yet afaik),...
by astroman
Fri Apr 20, 2018 2:10 pm
Forum: Problem Solving
Topic: Python Pro 1.02 on Scope 7 - Does anyone have this device working ok?
Replies: 36
Views: 1446

Re: Python Pro 1.02 on Scope 7 - Does anyone have this device working ok?

congrats for making it sound again :) Python is a favourite of mine, though I don't play much synths atm - it's stunning what this 'simple' architecture can create. It's based on that Modular patch, but in real life (handling) both have few to nothing in common. At least I never got anything compara...
by astroman
Fri Dec 29, 2017 2:38 pm
Forum: Problem Solving
Topic: Revival of Creamware Scope/SP from 2001 (15 DSP PCI)
Replies: 20
Views: 1605

Re: Revival of Creamware Scope/SP from 2001 (15 DSP PCI)

Keys are bound to the hardware (Scope card) regardless of the OS - upto version 4.x all keys also work in 3.1 and vice versa. On the Mac you don't really need an installer because there's no registry/driver stuff. Copy everything manually to it's destination would work, but that's of course more eff...
by astroman
Wed Dec 27, 2017 12:11 pm
Forum: Problem Solving
Topic: Revival of Creamware Scope/SP from 2001 (15 DSP PCI)
Replies: 20
Views: 1605

Re: Revival of Creamware Scope/SP from 2001 (15 DSP PCI)

if you're happy with OS-9 and experience no (disturbing) lack of performance, just stay with it.
Fans and PSUs on older Macs can be replaced with few effort. What exact model of the G4 series is it ?
(I recently revitalized a blue-white G3, and have a couple of Macs with SSDs etc)

cheers, Tom
by astroman
Sun Dec 24, 2017 4:06 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Re: Wishing everybody a happy Christmas, Planet Z!
Replies: 26
Views: 1409

Re: Re: Wishing everybody a happy Christmas, Planet Z!

merry christmas and a happy new year to everyone :)
by astroman
Sat Dec 23, 2017 6:32 am
Forum: General Scope Discussion
Topic: Boot up
Replies: 2
Views: 534

Re: Boot up

if it's not a random error (some condition triggered the wrong number), this usually pops up with certain 'long delay dsp modules' (residing in the dsp folder), obviously related with specific hardware releases. I've had it with both 6 and 15 DSP cards and some reverbs (iirc) and could never make a ...
by astroman
Fri Dec 22, 2017 4:44 pm
Forum: General Scope Discussion
Topic: John Bowen / Zarg Music With V7 64bit
Replies: 33
Views: 2984

Re: John Bowen / Zarg Music With V7 64bit

it's been > 5 years... they all look very similiar, maybe 45CS - it was one of the first such units 150€ back then. I was quite p*ssed by the 30 Watt burned in the graphic unit for a plain 2D display - needed a fan (or a non-standard cooler) But iirc it scored 15 Masterverbs. If VDAT had been more s...
by astroman
Thu Dec 21, 2017 3:32 am
Forum: General Scope Discussion
Topic: John Bowen / Zarg Music With V7 64bit
Replies: 33
Views: 2984

Re: John Bowen / Zarg Music With V7 64bit

good thought - years ago I had a Foxconn mini-itx Atom board with a single PCI slot that delivered superior bus performance. (should be cheap today, add memory, a plug ATX power regulator and a 12V 80 Watt source, a slot extender to mount the card 90 degrees turned, a small rack, and some TFT) Iirc ...
by astroman
Tue Dec 19, 2017 12:36 pm
Forum: Tech Talk
Topic: Lan switch
Replies: 7
Views: 825

Re: Lan switch

... and as long as the communication is ONLY between the 2 studio computers the HousePC traffic won't be routed across the switch.
sorry, my bad above ... lost scope :D
the default gateway of the LiveBox is only engaged when the destination is outside of the local subnet
by astroman
Tue Dec 19, 2017 6:09 am
Forum: Tech Talk
Topic: Lan switch
Replies: 7
Views: 825

Re: Lan switch

A switch does only what it's name implies: it switches data packets between cables. To where packets are directed is the job of a router (currently your LiveBox), which attaches the proper path to the data. You could run such a router on one of the PCs, though... but it's a tricky thing, highly unre...
by astroman
Sun Dec 17, 2017 2:38 am
Forum: Devices
Topic: Create wavetable
Replies: 9
Views: 1119

Re: Create wavetable

imho Vectron is more into the wave-sequencing direction (like the Wavestation), not wavetables the PPG way. It sounds similiar for the basic sounds are based on that famous Waldorf wavetable set. Some years ago someone posted a huge amount of single cycle waveforms that could be loaded into Vectron ...
by astroman
Sun Dec 17, 2017 2:07 am
Forum: Announcements
Topic: De-Vice' Plug-ins AVAILABLE HERE BY DONATION
Replies: 19
Views: 1720

Re: De-Vice' Plug-ins AVAILABLE HERE BY DONATION

ISON has always been my favourite EQ - and that means something for an EQ-Avoider by nature ;)
by astroman
Wed Dec 13, 2017 2:46 pm
Forum: General Scope Discussion
Topic: Exporting key file.
Replies: 5
Views: 578

Re: Exporting key file.

the file is named allkeys.skf and resides in the directory 'Your Scope folder'/App/Bin it's a regular textfile, so you could even store it (printed) on a sheet of paper ;) Do you still have "allkeys.skf"? Since version 5 it's actually "keyfile.v5". yes, I still run Scope 4 on XP (off the net) and h...
by astroman
Wed Dec 13, 2017 1:21 pm
Forum: General Scope Discussion
Topic: Exporting key file.
Replies: 5
Views: 578

Re: Exporting key file.

the file is named allkeys.skf and resides in the directory 'Your Scope folder'/App/Bin
it's a regular textfile, so you could even store it (printed) on a sheet of paper ;)
by astroman
Sun Dec 10, 2017 3:50 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Theory why STS cant be made to work reliably on x64
Replies: 13
Views: 772

Re: Theory why STS cant be made to work reliably on x64

I never got into the Akai mode (still have an EMU ESI32) but share a lot of Bud's points. On the other hand my way of thinking is too (economically) rational. It's a tremendous effort with only low expectations of cash flowing back. I have similiar thoughts about my favourite never-happen-project: a...
by astroman
Sun Dec 10, 2017 3:13 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: The end of an era
Replies: 61
Views: 3872

Re: The end of an era

did you check this one ? https://www.squest.com/Products/MidiQuest_iPad/Instruments/RolandJD-800/index.html (kind of expensive, but sysex is a very special case and customer base is limited) I've tried their Kawai XD-5 (drum synth) editor and it worked quite well. The XD-5 is one of my few hardware ...
by astroman
Sun Dec 10, 2017 11:41 am
Forum: General Scope Discussion
Topic: V7 is different how?
Replies: 8
Views: 1198

Re: V7 is different how?

which it always did very well - it's more important (and even more respectable) that old hardware is still supported and they didn't leave out WinXP. Who else in the pro-audio gear market had the balls to dare THAT ? On top of cake SDK was opened for everyone. I may not post as much as in earlier Sc...