MIDI on the BBC

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MIDI on the BBC

Post by fordp » Tue Nov 17, 2015 7:46 am

Does anybody know the Hardware and Software used by Vince Clark in the 1980's.

I did know back in the day but I cannot remember now.

I know I could not afford it.

I saw them live. I could hear the BBC disk drive between the songs and you could see him pressing a button on a box on top of the BBC to start the sequencer.

Here are some pictures:
https://plus.google.com/104092411773347 ... ZjBoPKsBXR

A poor quality but great video:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=svxN-fnxfQA

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Re: MIDI on the BBC

Post by fordp » Tue Nov 17, 2015 7:55 am

Must have searched badly before.

Looks like it was an "UMI 2B".

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Re: MIDI on the BBC

Post by Zarchos » Tue Nov 17, 2015 8:07 am

It would be great to have 2 threads for the 8bit and 32bit Acorns with links to videos, articles detailing what these computers were used for in businesses etc ... as it existed at the end of the BBC Acorn Users mags.

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Re: MIDI on the BBC

Post by BigEd » Tue Nov 17, 2015 9:24 am

There's a bit more on Vince and the Beeb at
http://www.matrixsynth.com/2008/03/vinc ... encer.html

There's a slightly less muddy version of the first part of that video at
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wQthcAK9kAg

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