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Ultrasound Daily Digest Thu May 6 00:07 Volume 3: Issue 36 Today's Topics: -o13 3-d and speakers Cakewalk Cakewalk for Windows GUS availability in UK. John.Smith and the no mail blues John Smith John Smith and internet COMPUSErve account Keyboard simulator MIDI sites PeD 0.2 powerchords/session Responses from Gravis SysOp Returned mail: Host unknown Sound Card Security Program? Ultrasound Daily Digest V3 #35 (2 msgs) Standard Info: - Meta-info about the GUS can be found at the end of the Digest. - Before you ask a question, please READ THE FAQ. ---------------------------------------------------------------------- Date: Wed, 5 May 93 08:07:43 PDT From: "Johnny Y. Ow" Subject: -o13 Message-ID: <930505.150743z.1569482.owjohn@curtiss.seas.ucla.edu> Strangely enough, Rampart doesn't work under SBOS after v2.02 unless you use the -o13 switch. It doesn't work with -o1 -o3, nor -o1 and -o3. So if you've got a program that is not giving you any sound, try that switch. Oh yeah, the -o13 switch first appeared from someone else. -Johnny Ow ------------------------------ Date: 06 May 1993 09:45:54 +1000 From: PHTH1@cc.newcastle.edu.au Subject: 3-d and speakers Message-ID: <01GXUMWL7W8299EWMO@cc.newcastle.edu.au> Yes, 3-d can work with speakers. Not as well as with headphones, for sure, but the concept does work. I speak from experience - I've heard it work at an audio engineers society convention in 1991. (Not from a GUS, obviously, but Roland has a professional studio device which does the same thing.) The technology is only fairly recent, and the hardware is therefore expensive, which is why few use it. But those of you with the Rolling Stones album "Steel Wheels" (I think!), the 3-d gear was used in its recording, along with a couple of other CDs I can't remember offhand. You do, of course, have to be sitting somewhere near the focal point of the speakers to hear the effect properly! Tony ------------------------------ Date: Wed, 5 May 1993 09:29:15 +0100 (BST) From: Dave Ingles Subject: Cakewalk Message-ID: <17231.9305050829@central1.lancaster.ac.uk> > Cakewalk for DOS). I imagine even the demo versions allow you to > enter notes from the keyboard just like the commercial versions. And I think I am correct in saying that the cut 'n' paste feature is enabled in the Cakewalk for windows version which means you can do your work on the demo, cut it, paste it into another MIDI application and save it. Davei -- ------------------------------------------------------------------------------- >> D.Ingles@uk.ac.lancaster << >> Telephone (0524) 59 3679 << >> Higher Education National Software Archive, << >> Computer Centre, The University, Lancaster, LA1 4YW, United Kingdom << ------------------------------------------------------------------------------- ------------------------------ Date: Wed, 5 May 1993 09:46:37 +0100 (BST) From: Dave Ingles Subject: Cakewalk for Windows Message-ID: <21557.9305050846@central1.lancaster.ac.uk> > For those of you that want to enter MIDI files from your `qwerty' > keyboard I think you should try Cakewalk for Windows (or even > Cakewalk for DOS). I imagine even the demo versions allow you to > enter notes from the keyboard just like the commercial versions. > I think the File Save is disabled and maybe there's a limit to the > amount of notes, but you should be able to put in something. If I think I am correct in saying that the cut and paste feature of the demo version of cakewalk for windows hasn't been disabled. So to save or load your MIDI files, just cut and paste to another MIDI program which has a file open / save command. Davei -- ------------------------------------------------------------------------------- >> D.Ingles@uk.ac.lancaster << >> Telephone (0524) 59 3679 << >> Higher Education National Software Archive, << >> Computer Centre, The University, Lancaster, LA1 4YW, United Kingdom << ------------------------------------------------------------------------------- ------------------------------ Date: Wed, 5 May 1993 11:50:57 +0100 (BST) From: "Rupert G. Wilson" Subject: GUS availability in UK. Message-ID: Hi, Can any readers in the U.K. give me any contacts and prices for the GUS from UK suppliers. I've seen it at PC-WORLD at 169 pounds ex VAT. I guess there must be better places tho'. Rupert __________________________________________ | ____ ____ ___ ___ | | /\__/\ /\ /\ /\__/\ /\__\ /\__\ | | /_/_/ / / / / / /_/_/ / /_/_ /_/_ | | /\ __\/ / / / / /\___\/ /\___\ \__/\ | | / /\\ /_/_/ / / / /_/_ ____/ / | | \/ \\ \___\/ \/ \___\ \___\/ | | | | Signatures? Who Needs Them | | | | Rupert G. Wilson | | University of Reading | | sbswilsn@uk.ac.reading (internet) | |__________________________________________| ------------------------------ Date: Wed, 5 May 1993 12:00:44 +0501 (EDT) From: Gunnar Swanson Subject: John.Smith and the no mail blues Message-ID: Dear Fellow Gusers There has been alot of talk about John Smith and others at the Gravis HQ not returning mail to important questions. I have even sent mail to specific people at Gravis.com and I get no response. Now I am not the pushy sort and figure people are busy but after reading all the notes of others who are experiencing the same problem I felt compelled to write. I am mad as hell. It seems from reading the digest that those who read and post on it are a growing and very loyal customer base. We have happily waited through screwup after screwup on the SBOS. We have put up with one problem after another and lost much sleep trying to get our GUSes to work. We [I] have spent gobbs of money calling the Gravis BBS in Canada to get the latest news on the GUS. Often it was wrong. Well, Gravis Tech that is no way to run a business if you cheese enough of us loyalists off long enough we like the American Whigs of the Revolutionary War are going to tell you to go to hell. There is no reason that you cannot ansewer our questions and queries. I do not want to hear "Oh most of the questions we get are a waste of time" X WRONG ANSEWER Rule #1 in business school is The Customer is ALWAYS RIGHT. We know that Gravis is a small company but we spend our money to keep you employed. I for one want ansewers to my questions in a timely fashion. Fellow GUSers I propose that all of you who have experienced a similar delay in questions to your problems write in over and over until you do get one. Each time demanding satisfaction and more professionalism. For $140.00 that is the least you deserve. One more time Gravis people I hope you are listening we are the ones who make it possible to have a job. Listen to us, be reasonable to us and we will make you fat with our cash. Otherwise you'll wind up like IBM or NeXT or worse. One unhappy camper. Gunnar Swanson gunnar@gibbs.oit.unc.edu end. ------------------------------ Date: 05 May 1993 10:14:56 -0600 (MDT) From: "Keith J. Ball" Subject: John Smith Message-ID: <01GXT9FZWO1I938GK4@ZENO.MSCD.EDU> I have had real good luck sending questions to John Smith on compuserve. Gravis has a area in the PCVENB forum on Compusevre. For those who need it I will get on later tonight and post the compusevre internet address for John Smith. Keith "May the voyage continue" ------------------------------ Date: 05 May 1993 23:07:39 -0600 (MDT) From: "Keith J. Ball" Subject: John Smith and internet COMPUSErve account Message-ID: <01GXU0I80ZNA938QQT@ZENO.MSCD.EDU> The Gravis Tech John Smith has an Compuserve address of 71333,350 via internet 71333.350@compuserve.com One of his last postings on Compuserve was to inform the world that he would be moving into his new office this week. So he was tearing down his computer for the move. Keith "the voyage continues" ------------------------------ Date: Tue, 4 May 93 18:26:13 -0400 From: cs012043@cs.brown.edu (Brendan Miller) Subject: Keyboard simulator Message-ID: <9305042226.AA19501@cslab2b.cs.brown.edu> I would be very interested in a program that would simulate a midi keyboard on my computer keyboard (much like KBMIDI) that can save it's output to a midi file. I don't own a stand alone keyboard, but I'd like to be able to input simple melodies using my computer keyboard. Is this possible? Does a program exist for this? Thanks. ------------------------------ Date: Wed, 5 May 1993 09:31:13 +0100 (BST) From: Dave Ingles Subject: MIDI sites Message-ID: <17756.9305050831@central1.lancaster.ac.uk> > Does anyone know of any other MIDI ftp sites out on INTERNET other than EPAS?? > There HAS to be one somewhere?!?!?!?!? HELP????? ucsd.edu louie.udel.edu Davei -- ------------------------------------------------------------------------------- >> D.Ingles@uk.ac.lancaster << >> Telephone (0524) 59 3679 << >> Higher Education National Software Archive, << >> Computer Centre, The University, Lancaster, LA1 4YW, United Kingdom << ------------------------------------------------------------------------------- ------------------------------ Date: Wed, 5 May 93 17:45:46 EDT From: Peter G.N. Scheyen Subject: PeD 0.2 Message-ID: <9305052145.AA01350@mccarthy.csd.uwo.ca> Has anyone actually been able to write a usable patch with PeD 0.2? I seem to be having two recurring problems with it: 1) When I choose to resample a patch (from a .wav file), PeD gives me a message something like "Ouch! Not a mono wav file" when in fact it is indeed a mono wave file. 2) Once I am finished editing the patch and try to use it (by creating a .cfg file), playmidi crashes every time (this could of course be because I may be creating the new patch incorrectly). Also, how do I substitute one patch for another in windows (since the .cfg file isn't looked at). I haven't been able to find anywhere in the Midi Mapper setup to change this. Thanks in advance, Pete scheyen@csd.uwo.ca ------------------------------ Date: Wed, 5 May 1993 09:42:51 +0100 (BST) From: Dave Ingles Subject: powerchords/session Message-ID: <20392.9305050842@central1.lancaster.ac.uk> > Powerchords basically is a four track setup- chords, melody, bass and drums. > I am aiming to do "mad rave stuff" and its very easy to make up a number of > drum and bass patterns suitable for dance musak. I found that out that you can only have a limited amount of chords, melody, bass and drum section defined. I think powerchords puked when I had 15 chords, 25 melodies, and 15 bass sections defined. > The best aspect of Powerchords is its user interface. I suspect that it was > originally developed on a machine which has a more mature GUI than MS Windows > as its basic method for moving about chord patterns etc within the program > is drag and drop- which works well. I found the way you enter notes in melodies, etc a pain. you have to use the shift key along with your mouse to enter notes longer than the current setting of the grids. > Midisoft studio I liked less. > I couldnt get it to enter notes as I wanted- I would select a crochet, whack > it on to the staff, do anotherone next to it and the orginal note would > alter to a half-crochet (or whatever they are called) quavers Yes I found this to. Also there is the annoying feature that it will only save MIDI files up to the length of 64K in size. I think I am right in saying that both these packages are basically just demos. They seem to get bundled with several of the sound cards. Davei -- ------------------------------------------------------------------------------- >> D.Ingles@uk.ac.lancaster << >> Telephone (0524) 59 3679 << >> Higher Education National Software Archive, << >> Computer Centre, The University, Lancaster, LA1 4YW, United Kingdom << ------------------------------------------------------------------------------- ------------------------------ Date: Wed, 5 May 93 15:10:55 MDT From: Stuart Yoshida Subject: Responses from Gravis SysOp Message-ID: <9305052110.AA22602@elektra.fc.hp.com> A couple of people have asked whether or not John Smith (the Gravis BBS SysOp) ever answers his mail. My answer is: yes. I've been successful 3 out of 3 times, and have also received unsolicited answers to questions I posed to the Net via the GUS digest. Your mileage may vary, of course. Peace, -- Stuart Yoshida Internet: yoshida@elektra.fc.hp.com Voice: (303) 229-2324 ------------------------------ Date: Wed, 05 May 93 01:14:00 PDT From: GUIA@bldghsc.lan1.umanitoba.ca Subject: Returned mail: Host unknown Message-ID: <2BE77756@adminbldg.lan1.umanitoba.ca> to whoever had that printer problem: check the irq being used by the midi part of the gus from the set commands... i'll bet one of them is also the prn irq: specifically of lpt1 or lpt2, whichever the printer is plugged into to the user of both SB and GUS from yesterday's post: put the SB on address 220 and gus on 240... all gus programs will still find the gus, but SB programs do not check.. also stop loading sbos if you have hardare support by default just by having the SB in the computer... ----------------------------------------------------------------------------- >REPLY FROM: Guia, Antonio >Apparently-To: guia@bldghsc.lan1.umanitoba.ca >Date: Mon, 3 May 93 14:50:31 EST >From: int341m@aurora.cc.monash.edu.au (Mr K.S. Yap) I have a SB (version 1.05; I think) and a GUS co-existing in my computer. I am wondering does anyone knows how to get the following games to use SB as their sound output instead of GUS: My current system configuration is as follow : GUS - A220, I=11, DMA=7. Set Blaster=A220, I=7, D1, T1 SoundBlaster - A240, I=5, DMA=1. ------------------------------ Date: Wed, 5 May 1993 22:32:54 -0500 From: Nathan Sandland Subject: Sound Card Security Program? Message-ID: <199305060332.AA27438@ux1.cso.uiuc.edu> OK--I had an idea for an inventive use of the GUS... Living here in my humble dorm room, I think it would be kinda useful (and maybe a little fun!) to have a security-type program that would monitor sounds in the room, and when they got above a certain threshold level, an "alarm" from the sound card would go off, or maybe a loud "stop thief" or something along those lines... Does anyone know if there's anything out there that will do this for me? Otherwise, maybe if some hacker out there who's got a lot of time on his/her hands needs a project to play around with, this'd be a good one... As for me, I don't have enough programming experience yet--especially with sound card drivers...! :) Well, signing off... ____ /\ / \ o o / \/ | < / / \__/ / / ___ __|__ ___ Nathan Sandland / | / \/ | / / University of Illinois / \ | | /| | / n-sandland@uiuc.edu / \/\___/\_/ \__/ \___/ sandland@ux1.cso.uiuc.edu ------------------------------ Date: Wed, 05 May 93 19:04:57 EDT From: n4zfd!frodo@rylos.n2idf.ampr.org (Jim Blakely) Subject: Re: Ultrasound Daily Digest V3 #35 Message-ID: The GUS ad in Compute is *not* the first one. There's a full page ad for it in the April 1993 Multimedia World (which is inside PC World' 4/93 issue)... page M68. Circle 1029 on reader service card. :) ------------------------------ Date: Wed, 05 May 93 19:11:32 EDT From: n4zfd!frodo@rylos.n2idf.ampr.org (Jim Blakely) Subject: Re: Ultrasound Daily Digest V3 #35 Message-ID: Oh, and the distributor your local reseller buys stuff from (Ingram Micro) has Ultrasounds in stock. In several different packages: Ultrasound by itself. Ultrasound with joystick. Ultrasound with Chuck Yaeger. Ultrasound with Game Pad Ultrasound with Gamepad & Sports/Arcade games. -Jim (one of those local dealers....) ------------------------------ End of Ultrasound Daily Digest V3 #36 ************************************* To post to tomorrow's digest: To (un)subscribe or get help: To contact a human (last resort): FTP sites: archive.epas.utoronto.ca pub/pc/ultrasound wuarchive.wustl.edu systems/msdos/ultrasound Hints: - Get the FAQ from the FTP sites or the request server. - Mail to for info about other GUS related mailing lists (UNIX, OS/2, GUS-MIDI, etc.)

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