Your First Ever PC & DAW Combo ?

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gentleclockdivider
KVRian
1238 posts since 22 Mar, 2009 from gent

Post Thu Dec 06, 2018 3:16 am

Pentium 1 running sonic foundry acid , sound forge ..
Eyeball exchanging
Soul calibrating ..frequencies

mchoffmann
KVRist
72 posts since 19 May, 2005

Re: Your First Ever PC & DAW Combo ?

Post Thu Dec 06, 2018 3:18 am

It must have been early 90s, i had an IBM AT-Clone with yellow Monitor and got myself a CMS-101-Midi-Card with a software called PRISM. DOS only it had a windows-based graphical interface and was quite powerful at that time.

Shortly after that i switched to WIN and Passport-Software TRAX......

Man, i do feel old now.....

Marc :hug:

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bluedad
something special
8436 posts since 16 Mar, 2002 from Birmingham, Alabama

Re: Your First Ever PC & DAW Combo ?

Post Thu Dec 06, 2018 4:40 am

1987-88 an IBM 8088 with 16 kb memory which had to be upped to a whopping 32 kb to run Voyetra Sequencer Plus
Roland MPU-1 interface (which I still have laying around here somewhere)

Drachenkatze
KVRer
10 posts since 10 Nov, 2018

Re: Your First Ever PC & DAW Combo ?

Post Thu Dec 06, 2018 5:17 am

I'm not sure if that counts as a DAQ, but...A 386 with Impulse Tracker when I was 15. That's how I got into music production back in 1995.

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carrieres
KVRAF
1563 posts since 10 Apr, 2002 from Poissy, France

Re: Your First Ever PC & DAW Combo ?

Post Thu Dec 06, 2018 5:31 am

Apple //c with Music Construction Set
Atari 520 ST with Pro24
Amiga 500 and 1200 with Soundtracker and MusicX
PC with Cakewalk, Fruity loop, Rebirth, Orion and Ableton Live
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wetdentist
KVRist
439 posts since 19 Jan, 2008 from Bethlehem, PA USA

Re: Your First Ever PC & DAW Combo ?

Post Thu Dec 06, 2018 6:06 am

in 2001, i got a custom built Pentium III machine with a Soundblaster Live soundcard, that had Cakewalk Pro Audio 9 & Fruity Loops 2 pre-installed. it was TERRIBLE!!!
https://soundcloud.com/the-das-kaput

Cakewalk by BandLab, Komplete 10, Maschine 2.7 (MKI & Jam), Guitars, Melodyne 4 Studio, Jam Origin MIDI Guitar, EHX Synth 9, EXH Superego+ etc

Reefius
KVRist
486 posts since 7 Dec, 2013 from Belgium

Re: Your First Ever PC & DAW Combo ?

Post Thu Dec 06, 2018 7:57 am

Actually my very first music software was 'Wham The Music Box' on the Sinclair ZX Spectrum in 1985. Does this count as a DAW? :hihi:

http://www.worldofspectrum.org/infoseek ... id=0008965

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Watchful
KVRist
118 posts since 9 Jan, 2018

Re: Your First Ever PC & DAW Combo ?

Post Thu Dec 06, 2018 8:01 am

Dell 210 (80286) running Voyetra Sequencer Plus 4 on a VP-4001 interface.

That baby ran for almost a decade.

seismicfm
KVRist
32 posts since 12 Jan, 2014

Re: Your First Ever PC & DAW Combo ?

Post Thu Dec 06, 2018 3:45 pm

(1997) Custom 486DX 100, Gravis Ultrasound card running Master Tracks Pro - Used for sequencing a Roland XP-10, which i returned for an Alesis QS6. Such MIDI headaches back then.

felis
KVRist
399 posts since 25 Jul, 2009

Re: Your First Ever PC & DAW Combo ?

Post Thu Dec 06, 2018 4:32 pm

Reefius wrote:
Thu Dec 06, 2018 7:57 am
Actually my very first music software was 'Wham The Music Box' on the Sinclair ZX Spectrum in 1985. Does this count as a DAW? :hihi:

http://www.worldofspectrum.org/infoseek ... id=0008965

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Nope - Digital AUDIO Workstation.

Most of the things listed here, including part of my post, are midi sequencers.

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jancivil
KVRAF
16143 posts since 20 Oct, 2007 from No Location

Re: Your First Ever PC & DAW Combo ?

Post Thu Dec 06, 2018 5:55 pm

I suppose the Ensoniq Mirage with the editor for the Mac was a digital audio workstation. 1986 is when the software came out, I believe.

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thejonsolo
KVRAF
2015 posts since 13 Apr, 2008 from Charleston, SC

Re: Your First Ever PC & DAW Combo ?

Post Thu Dec 06, 2018 6:09 pm

The first computer I would consider as a DAW (native recording/processing of audio and midi) was 1998:

Intel Pentium MMX 200Mhz
64 Meg Ram
20 Gig Hard Drive
Nvidia graphics
Turtle Beach sound
OS: Win98

I ran Cubase VST24. Could not really act as a live studio. I often resorted to Cool Edit Pro just to be able to record multiple tracks.

What is crazy is that within 3 years the specs had blown that out of the water:

Intel Pentium 1.6ghz
4 gb Ram (only about 3gb usable)
500GB Hard Drive
M-Audio 24/96

Cubase SX1, Reason, and honestly the first REAL DAW and PC...

Reefius
KVRist
486 posts since 7 Dec, 2013 from Belgium

Re: Your First Ever PC & DAW Combo ?

Post Fri Dec 07, 2018 12:25 am

felis wrote:
Thu Dec 06, 2018 4:32 pm
Reefius wrote:
Thu Dec 06, 2018 7:57 am
Actually my very first music software was 'Wham The Music Box' on the Sinclair ZX Spectrum in 1985. Does this count as a DAW? :hihi:

http://www.worldofspectrum.org/infoseek ... id=0008965

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Nope - Digital AUDIO Workstation.

Most of the things listed here, including part of my post, are midi sequencers.
A ZX Spectrum did not have MIDI, all the audio came out of the computer's internal speaker (which sounded like crap). So technically it was a digital audio workstation :D

Shifrin
KVRian
1119 posts since 12 Nov, 2002 from Newcastle, UK

Re: Your First Ever PC & DAW Combo ?

Post Fri Dec 07, 2018 12:35 am

Octamed on an Amiga 500+ circa 1992! (and I was more productive in those days than I am now :scared:)
"Micro Kid speaks digi-talk.."

machinesworking
KVRian
1332 posts since 15 Aug, 2003 from seattle

Re: Your First Ever PC & DAW Combo ?

Post Fri Dec 07, 2018 1:18 am

jancivil wrote:
Thu Dec 06, 2018 5:55 pm
I suppose the Ensoniq Mirage with the editor for the Mac was a digital audio workstation. 1986 is when the software came out, I believe.
Similar, my band Systems Collapse in SF CA during the 80's had a Mac + with MOTU Performer 1.0 running an Ensoniq Mirage and that editor. We bought a rack mount Mirage as soon as they came out. saved for months to get it etc.

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