> From: Glen Slick <glen.slick at gmail.com>
> To: "General Discussion: On-Topic and Off-Topic Posts"
> <cctalk at classiccmp.org>
> Subject: Re: story of Mel
> On Feb 23, 2017 12:23 AM, "Pontus Pihlgren" <pontus at update.uu.se> wrote:
> (I'm just hoping I'l get lucky and find one.. I have an 11/73 with
> graphics, it would be nice to add sound to it)
> What do you have for graphics? I have a DEC VSV11 board set and a Matrox
> QC-640 board.
Glen, (or any one else)
Would you happen to have any documentation for that Matrox QC-640 board?
I have one also that came with some BA23 I purchased, but I have nothing on it.
> From: Jim Stephens
> That A6006 produces a hit in this document
> AAV11-C ANALOG OUTPUT BOARD
> 4 DACs, and a DC-DC converter.
Sounds like it might be a standard analog output board, for lab settings.
I'll bet the music thing is some marketing ploy, like the card game in 'The
Story of Mel'. (What, you haven't read 'The Story of Mel'?!? :-)
I need to replace the toggle switch on the M848 power fail and restart
board for a pdp8/e.
It is a singer controls corp T8001 as best I can read on it. A month
or so ago I search and found an exact replacement, but Google is now
failing me and I can't find it back.
Anybody know who bought Singers switch product line?
> From: Bill Gunshannon <bill.gunshannon at hotmail.com>
> I always thought music in the old days was more about MIDI and letting
> something designed for it do the work ala Usenix Nashville 1991.
The MIDI control standard wasn't even finalized until 1983, and it
took a couple years to really proliferate after that. Most computers
at the time required a dedicated MIDI adapter because of its unusual
baud rate (31.25Kbaud, not one supported by most standard UART setups)
- the Mac, Amiga, and Atari ST could all handle MIDI with nothing more
than a breakout box (or, in the ST's case, its onboard ports,) but
those didn't roll out until 1984-1985.
Prior to that, most "computer music" was either using a few
proprietary computer-to-synthesizer interfaces such as Roland's DCB or
the DK Synergy's dedicated Kaypro software, or using onboard DACs or
simple PSG-style tone generators as being discussed here.
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Subject: Re: Sun E10000 Historical Enquiry
From: Jonathan KatzThere was a guy who I used to talk to who was on one
Sun lists and was based in the top-tier hardware development/software
development out of San Diego, and then later he moved east, but I
forgot who that was.
I know who it is - we're still in contact once in a while. I plan to
ping him and see if he's interested in participating. I also have
another friend who drove a number of E10Ks for a large company here in
the Twin Cities.
Dave from osiweb.org and I have been working on reproducing some Ohio Scientific boards, including the OSI 560Z "processor lab." The 560Z is probably most well-known for allowing the user to run PDP-8/E code on an OSI using an Intersil IM-6100 PDP-8 compatible CPU.
I'm getting parts kits together for these boards, but I've been unable to find IM-6100s through any of the usual supply channels. I have a handful from my personal stash, I'll probably be selling all but one. Does anyone have some they want to sell? I'll be reselling them to other hobbyists at whatever price I can get them for.
Hello all! I've tried to sign up for cctalk several times over the years, and never had a successful registration. Seems this time worked.
I'm Jonathan, glitch on some other lists and forums, I'm the one responsible for glitchwrks.com. I hack on old computers, pre-PC stuff, mostly S-100, PDP-11 (largely QBus), and Ohio Scientific. I do industrial systems engineering/repair, legacy systems support, and server-side programming for $day_job. Also starting to get into *selling* some of my hobby designs as kits.
This has been discussed on this mailinglist before (back in -95 and
-03). But with very little information came out of that.
I'm curious about the "Q Bus Music Board" that DEC made. What system was
it used in, what software was available that took advantage of it, how
would you program it?
All I know is from the cctalk threads and a few pictures from an ebay
auction, with missleading description, that I missed out on. The number
on the green handle is "93 08036" and on the PCB there is the number
"EY-0105E-MS-0101" and it looks like it has two AY-3-8192 synthesiser
So, does anyone know anything more?
And if anyone has one they could part with, I'd be interested.