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DrT alias Emile Tobenfeld

DrT alias Emile Tobenfeld

Postby exxosuk » Mon Jan 04, 2010 5:01 pm

I do not see anywhere mention of DrT software :o

I think that all the programs from DrT where really inovative ... to my opinion probably much more that Steinberg.
It is a different philosophy not as professional, clean, and "square" but with a lot of very advance capabilities... not found on any other programs.

Of course the master piece is the KCS/Omega composition system ... Tim Atari Midi World present it (http://tamw.atari-users.net/omega.htm) as the "Serious Software for the THINKING Musician". For sure you had to think a bit before using some of the features ;)

But other programs like:
    Graphic Song Editor
    Tiger
    Tunesmith
    Fingers
    Music mouse
    ...
are also really interesting.

The Instrument Editor/Librarian like the DE50 where more conventional.

For information All these programs are using "floppy disk protection" (you can look at my document on the subject at http://www.atari-forum.com/viewtopic.ph ... 67#p102867 ). But they can be copied with the Discovery Cartridge. I did not try to make copy with pasti but this should work if you want to run them on Steem.
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Re: DrT alias Emile Tobenfeld

Postby Atari Music Network » Mon Jan 04, 2010 9:42 pm

:-) So much work still to do! If you feel up to it, I'd love post an updated overview article up on AMN about KCS Omega. Apparently, Emile Tobenfeld still sells KCS Omega although he hasn't updated it since 1993 and states on his website that he's no longer in business. I wonder if he knew he could still make some money from us Atari musicians, if he'd be interested in making a new version. Perhaps taking a poll on the front page of AMN would spark his interest? What do you think?
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Re: DrT alias Emile Tobenfeld

Postby exxosuk » Mon Jan 04, 2010 10:42 pm

Why not.
I must admit that I have not use my Atari for music for quite some time. But having this site is very stimulating. Thanks a lot for the work already done.

I just a problem of priority on too many things to do... :oops:
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Re: DrT alias Emile Tobenfeld

Postby Atari Music Network » Tue Jan 05, 2010 4:34 am

Well, you better dust off your Atari or buy a new (old) one off Ebay. ;)

I've posted a surprise petition for Dr.T to redevelop his KCS Omega software here:

viewtopic.php?f=63&t=32

It's worth a shot; even if it fails, other deveoplers will see our community's persistence as a means to monetize their efforts.
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Re: DrT alias Emile Tobenfeld

Postby Metrophage » Sun Jun 06, 2010 3:58 am

I got to meet Dr. T once, he was VJ at an event I played. Interesting stuff, and excellent photography - he was manipulating mostly his own original images. He seemed nice, a bit quiet and reserved.

Excellent software for music, very much ahead of its time even today.

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