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Atari TT - a powerful machine for music

Atari TT - a powerful machine for music

Postby yerzmyey » Tue Jan 27, 2015 6:22 pm

Hi guys.

Lately I bought Atari TT because I wanted to test what are its music capabilities.

Usually, the machine was considered a graphic station, like Atarimania states, but I was always interested in pushing classic computers to their limits and this time I was given this opportunity by Paulo Simoes who programmed the Hex-Tracker 849a.

So this is a test-song I made with standard Atari TT 4Mb. It's entitled "aTTraction", heheh. ;)
Recorded from real hardware, of course:
http://yerzmyey.i-demo.pl/Yerzmyey-aTTraction.mp3

I suspected the computer is very powerful - and I was right.

Hex gives here 16 channels, using the Atari's 32Mhz Motorola CPU. (Can make more but with a substantial sound quality reduction).

What a powerful machine.
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Re: Atari TT - a powerful machine for music

Postby mal7921 » Wed Jan 28, 2015 2:28 pm

The TT is a fantastic machine, I've added a graphics card to mine so I can get the TT high resolution modes on a standard VGA monitor. Superb machine let down by Atari themselves.
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Re: Atari TT - a powerful machine for music

Postby yerzmyey » Wed Jan 28, 2015 9:18 pm

...which is a shame of course. Although I imagine it was quite expansive back in the days?
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Re: Atari TT - a powerful machine for music

Postby mal7921 » Wed Jan 28, 2015 10:38 pm

As I remember they started at around $2500, though that was still half the price of the equivalent Apple Macintosh of the day.

To be honest though, worth every penny :D
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Atari 260ST, 520ST, 520ST+, 520STfm, STacy, Mega ST2
Atari STe, Mega STE, ST Book
Atari TT030, with 2GB Hard drive
Atari Falcon, 14MB, 40GB IDE drive
Atari Megafile 44

The website and the Atari bit
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Re: Atari TT - a powerful machine for music

Postby yerzmyey » Thu Jan 29, 2015 12:01 am

mal7921 wrote:still half the price of the equivalent Apple Macintosh of the day.
To be honest though, worth every penny :D


Haha. :)
So I bought the TT according to the rule "better late than never". ;)
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Re: Atari TT - a powerful machine for music

Postby yerzmyey » Wed Feb 11, 2015 11:29 pm

By the way, for some time already I was wondering whether it is possible to make symphonic music using only Atari TT.

(I have a standard machine. With 4Mb of RAM).

Well, the final effect isn't very satisfactory, however - here is a song with this kind of music, made entirely for Atari TT (recorded from real hardware of course).
http://yerzmyey.i-demo.pl/Yerzmyey-uTTe ... miTTal.mp3

Well, could be worse, hahaha.
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