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  1. How much could design be optimized? E.g. something like atari 1088xel or 576nuc project?
  2. the music doesn't sound like pokey to me at all. and the second song - maple leaf rag -- is clearly FM synthesis. not something pokey could do. the first song looks like modulated triangle wave, again not really a pokey sound.
  3. My first attempt at crosstalk removal and denoising of Zeppelin and Dimension X. Discovered something interesting during the processing. After I removed the crosstalk and cleaned it up a bit, I found that the music sounded like it was fed into the cassette recording from a TV, there was all the classic audio hum and artifacts you would hear on a cheap VHS tape. I removed those artifacts as well. dimension_x_denoised.mp3 zeppelin_denoised.mp3
  4. thanks for uploading the capture of dimension x. i've been looking for this for ages. i grabbed them from atarimania ftp and i'm looking at them now. the azimuth of the recording is off, but not due to your nak or revox. the original recording has horrible alignment. whatever commercial duplicating equipment they used is awful. this is going to be a supreme pain to remove the crosstalk, but i am going to take a stab at it. i will have to manually adjust the phase, invert, match the bleed level, and then mixdown. any chance to capture side a? i might be able to recover some additional s/n from the music by averaging them together.
  5. please don't record in mono. you can't remove the data crosstalk without the data track.
  6. 2% means you have 16 tapes with loader music, can you share them? 😃 your speed run seems to be a separate tape included with the game, and not loader music? my speed run has no music.
  7. So I have captured dozens of mastertronic, firebird, elite systems, atlantis etc. tapes and not a single one has loader music. The UK releases of Synapse games like Dimension X appear to have the loader music removed for no reason. Very sad. The Lone Raider may be the only UK produced tape ever to have loader music.
  8. signed up on the website, but i can't see anywhere to upload dumps.
  9. are .wav needed or would converted .cas be sufficient?
  10. if i get enough tapes with loader music on them, there will be.
  11. Confirmed no loader music on: Zaxxon Juggles House Early Games (counterpoint software) Baa Baa Black Sheep Hickory Dickory Dock
  12. Confirmed no loader music on: Pacific Coast Hwy Juggles Rainbow I now have a really nice Aiwa AD-F800 and ESI U24XL to do captures with.
  13. Confirmed no loader music on: Blue Max Preppie Star League Baseball
  14. regret dumping my cassette collection. i enjoyed the loader music on a bunch of them.
  15. Jim St. Louis (with Russ Karas) - wrote the famous atari robot / rocketship demos. Jim was also involved with Koronis Rift and Rescue on Fractalus. Regan Cheng - worked at atari 11 years. designed the atari 5200 and 1200xl cases, responsible for the "angular" atari xl look. Kevin Mckinsey - worked at atari 8 years. designed the classic atari 400 and 800 cases. also 810 drive? Tom Palecki - worked for Kevin, designed the atari 1050 drive, 1029 printer, and atari touch tablet regan, kevin, and tom are definitely around and online. might be interesting to get kevin and tom on a dual interview. maybe all three?
  16. it definitely has too much bass. rob is a lot more intelligible with some eq.
  17. really great job done by the interviewer. good research made for good questions. maybe it was mostly rob but the interview felt very natural. one nitpick - this has very bad audio quality. clipping, way too much bass, and bad room echo. have we considered sending proper mics to the interviewees ahead of time?
  18. now i'm not so sure the scp is even writing correctly at all. i can't get the disk archiver to copy a disk properly. looks like writes are writing complete randomness. don't think this is a8rawconv problem.
  19. it seems it cannot read back its own output. a8rawconv writes the disk but reads its own output back as a massive bunch of errors. verified on both drives.
  20. how about philip price gary gilbertson ?
  21. writing seems not to work. tried on two completely different drives, 360k (48tpi) and 1.2m (96tpi). a8rawconv disk.atr scp0:96tpi:com3 a8rawconv disk.atr scp1:48tpi:com3 both drives result in unreadable disks on real atari 800 with atari 1050. i am able to use both drives to read and convert to atr/atx just fine.
  22. the guy you want is michael park, he wrote fujiboink and midimaze. james yee was the owner of xanth and bankrolled the development of midimaze. I think I found daniel berg online somewhere. he was the store manager. i'm pretty sure i'm the one who gave michael park the idea for midimaze
  23. are there any covers for atari 800? not 800xl.
  24. would love to know what he thinks about people making modern reproductions of the happy drive, like the atarimax happy 1050. also would like to know how you manufacture your own silicon, the discovery cart on the Atari st had a custom IC -- no small feat! would like to think the happy drive helped in some small part in preserving Atari software for future generations
  25. yeah, it would be awesome if something like altirra could use sio2pc to directly control e.g. 810 and 1050 drives.
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