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    Quote Originally Posted by BR14 View Post
    sorry nick, a bit off topic.
    i'll shut up now

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    Quote Originally Posted by BR14 View Post
    cubase was the dogs cojones.
    <i've had a parallel career in IT and music>.
    the atari really was a fecking breakthough in bringing digital mixing to small independent studios.

    sorry nick, a bit off topic.
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    Quote Originally Posted by TestMangler View Post
    Did you have that dodgy 'from the barras' version of Cubase registered to 'Mike Hunt' ???
    no.
    i lived in norf lahndahn by then
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    Quote Originally Posted by BR14 View Post
    no.
    i lived in norf lahndahn by then
    Ah, 91-93, before I left thE civil service and started contracting, I had an Atari stall at the Barras, doing just music software and midi files :-) I wor a proper dodgy geezer then.....
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    Looks a lot like the Sinclair QL ... without the built in microdrives
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    Quote Originally Posted by portseven View Post
    Looks a lot like the Sinclair QL ... without the built in microdrives
    Or the 68008.

    I find it odd that the Z80 is still in current production whereas the 6809 died the death 25 years ago, and the 68008 about 10 years ago.

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    Quote Originally Posted by DoctorStrangelove View Post
    Or the 68008.

    I find it odd that the Z80 is still in current production whereas the 6809 died the death 25 years ago, and the 68008 about 10 years ago.

    It's a funny old world.
    Well, special production. I think it’s the same reason you can buy boxes of sherbet dips, cola bottles and assorted other sweets from the 80s and 90s. There’s a market among the 40-50 somethings who have money to spend and remember that stuff. It’s a bit of fun.

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    Quote Originally Posted by DoctorStrangelove View Post
    Or the 68008.

    I find it odd that the Z80 is still in current production whereas the 6809 died the death 25 years ago, and the 68008 about 10 years ago.

    It's a funny old world.
    The 68008 was found in a few "cheaper" VME boards - I use the term "cheaper" as relative.

    A little bit of trivia, Alan Parsons used an ST in his studio. On that note, "Lucifer" used to be my favourite track by TAPP. Now it's "Old and Wise". Maybe one day...

    Anyway, I didn't invest in the "ZX Spectrum Next" - but I've put my name down as an EOI for the next batch.

    Well done NF, be interested to see if you do anything with it other than play games.
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    Quote Originally Posted by jamesbrown View Post
    Well, special production. I think it’s the same reason you can buy boxes of sherbet dips, cola bottles and assorted other sweets from the 80s and 90s. There’s a market among the 40-50 somethings who have money to spend and remember that stuff. It’s a bit of fun.
    The Z80 isn't special production, neither is the 6502. You can buy enhanced versions but they didn't suffer from the "Bigger, Faster" fever that gripped the 80x86 and 680x0 family of processors subsequently killing off the older versions like the 68008.

    The Z80s and 6502s are available from mainstream distributors like RS, farnell, mouser etc.

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