Lets see some +1s, folks.
+1 and I’ll raise you to +5
Would love to do Cubase on my Amiga 500, Bars & Pipes Pro needs a companion
Bars & Pipes Professional, 4ever.
My Amigo has Cubase
I ran Pro24 for Amiga for years … great program!
I was a beta tester, as a young lad, for Bar & Pipes Pro / Blue Ribbon Soundworks.
I also developed (at request of the company), using their “SDK,” a sysex driver for several keyboards.
This was a time where you’d call the company, a person would answer “hello?” and it would be the lead developer. Lol.
The real-time MIDI pipeline was waaay ahead of its time. I realize Cubase’s MIDI inserts are this, but can’t help notice the 4 insert limitation didn’t exist in this ancient sequencer!
What is it with Cubase and arbitrary slot count limits!
4 slots here, 6 slots there, 2 slots in another place.
Yes, I remember calling them once and actually talked to Todar Fey.
Like you say, Simpler times
I never forgave Microsoft when they bought out Blue Ribbon Bakery and less than a year later they shut the company down
Microsoft makes a habit of buying companies and then shutting them down because those products are better than their own. Anyone use/remember Lookout? (indexer for outlook).
Oh my gosh, Todar Fay! Yes! (I think the spelling was “Fay,” but am not positive.)
His name had escaped me. Thank you for that.
[Todar, if a Googling ever finds you here one day, it’s “Jim Park” from Minneapolis. Hope all is well! Cheers]
Yeah, that buyout was unforgivable and made no sense. It certainly didn’t end up being a defensive purchase against a competing product.
How horrid a Microsoft version of a DAW would be, anyway.
The good old days, I miss my Amigas.
The goodbye message:
I love this bit:
“Microsoft has purchased Blue Ribbon in hopes of letting us bring interactive music to the masses of the world”
ROTFL! This was at a time when Microsoft were still in denial that the internet existed, and 20 years later they still don’t have a single music product.
I could use some AREXX in Cubase, that would kick the macro/scripting into high gear.