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    I get a kick out of the old magazines as the old technology was so hyped then, 1 GIG HARD DRIVES!!!
    60 MHZ CPU!!! lol

    if it's not happening in the room, it ain't gonna happen on tape.-H.Gerst

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    Dude I started with a 486 processor with a 540 Kilobyte hard drive and Passport pro 4 midi sequencer and a four track portastudio. had the super fast 28 kbs modem. took only 10 minutes to load a web page
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    hilarious...I remember the first dude I saw downloading a song and it took like an hour

    I was just looking at a 2005 Fender Frontline...the Squier 51 came out, great guitar...and Stings 50 bass signature looks just like the Squier 51...I never knew than. 2005....

    fast forward to today at GC I look up and see P-bass for $1900...and others for $1600...and MIM STrats of $799? wtf?

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    My first music computer (actually, my first computer) was an Atari 1040ST and the original Cubase, when it was just a sequencer program, but I it was advanced enough that I was able to synchronizer it with my Fostex G16 1/2" tape deck, and have complete control of the tape deck from within Cubase...which was pretty cool back then. The G16 being one of more advanced "prosumer" deck with an onboard sync card (it was an option) and MIDI capability...and the folks at Steinberg wrote a driver for it almost as soon as the deck came out...plus I had the add-on Midex peripheral that connected to the side of the Atari, and gave me the extra communication options.
    I was also using the Atari to directly communicate with all my MIDI synths and rack gear.

    I remember when I first got the 1040ST, driving somewhere in to NYC, maybe it was Queens, to this small computer shop where they had the knowledge of being able to retrofit a WHOPPING 4 megs of RAM!!! This required some soldering, and swapping out of the OS chips....real WOW factor at the time.
    I also had a MASSIVE 30 Meg external hard drive!!! I didn't know what to do with all that hard drive space!


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    "Ram". Pfft. You kids and your modern devices. First computer was a Tandy T1000(?). With 2, count 'em 2 floppy disk drives; one for the program, the other for storage. I remember the first time I saw Sound Tools up and running on the ol' green screen apple at the local music store . Man , I thought that was the coolest thing ever. I read somewhere that technology is one of the few things that evolves exponentially instead of linear fashion(with occasional large leaps). It definitely has with computers and software
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    You guys don't know what you had. I used to just chisel the notation into stone when I wanted to create music.
    PPssss...Whipper-snappers!
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    hahaa!

    it reminds me reading the past history of the EMI book and how they wouldnt let the Beatles & Engineers use both Altec Monitors, they could only playback on one speaker of the two....they were saving the other for serious music only.

    I think my first computer was like $1800 for a pos.... it was at least some hard drive type.
    the DAW world started around 2005? and I would watch my system freeze up when one-too-many plugins were turned on. lol pos..

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    Yeah, It's incredible to think of what's changed in a relatively short space of time.
    Being serious, my first 'proper' computer was an original pentium 75mhz.
    I 'fondly' remember having to wait for quite a while for it to apply any slight change to a reverb, for example.
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    Commodore 64 here with a tascam 246 for me.
    The commodire liked to freeze up a lot, with a reboot bring the only fix. Of couse what wasn't saved was lost.

    That thing got thrown off my deck onto the ground. (A 2O foot drop ) There went my interest in digital recording.

    Took years and years to even be willing to approach it again.

    Thank God for modern technology.

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    Any equipment that doesn't survive the "drop test" has to go! ' Course that might be an excessive drop
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