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by lfm; Mon Aug 29, 2011 5:02 am
In Vista/7 I wonder if it's a DOS box at all, just a command prompt console.
Anyway the hardware IO in Windows NT type of Windows are highly protected and you would need certain drivers to access hardware which is common from DOS programs.
I the 90's I found a driver that open up all hardware addresses in Dr Dobbs Journal. I used that for a TV-card at the time.
But Windows 95/98 did not have this kind of protection so DOS stuff ran just fine.
But I can't see any good reason to fiddle with that at all.
by penguinfromdeep; Mon Aug 29, 2011 5:18 am
by ferez21; Thu Dec 20, 2012 12:32 pm
Just downloaded Axs now, and it really is as good as i remembered
A whole DAW compiled to 350kbytes, with an above average sounding synth, that pretty fuc*ing impressive! It was ahead of it's time back than in 2001 and held great potential, pity the company didn't develop a vst version.
by ghettosynth; Thu Dec 20, 2012 12:50 pm
Wittenberg wrote:Voyetra sequencer plus. Midi only so maybe not a true DAW
Yes, during the DOS era there were very few audio mangling programs and very few high quality soundcards to support them. Midi sequencing ruled the day and was excellent if you used an MPU401 to handle the midi timing. DAWs really came out after windows was introduced.
It's not freeware but cakewalk for DOS was available and included the CAL language.
I vaguely remember some proto-modular synth type toys as well, but I couldn't tell you the name for the life of me.
by Jace-BeOS; Mon Dec 24, 2012 9:38 am
Retro is fun to think about but actually going back to the reality of the technology has been very revealing to me about how things have improved. But then, things have also UN-improved: bugs, complexity, load time, boot time...
If you want to relive the fun of Fast Tracker, just run Milky Tracker. Heck, run Apple IIgs, C64, Amiga and Atari ST emulators, for that matter. I should have!!
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by VitaminD; Mon Dec 24, 2012 7:16 pm
bluedad wrote:Wittenberg wrote:Voyetra sequencer plus. Midi only so maybe not a true DAW
That was my first sequencer circa 1987. I paid over $200 just to get the ram on my computer upgraded from 16k to 32k so I could run the damn thing!
The freebie calculators they give out at the bank have more memory than that!