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Hello. My Name is Rainer. I'm a drummer and composer using GNU/Linux since 2012 exclusively. Came from Atari Mega ST4 over Windows to GNU/Linux. Never used Apple.
It was a bit of hassle to register. Those "graphics" with unreadable text is a huge barrier for older people with weak eye lights. :?

However, I'm successfully registered. :D

I posted about my hardware/software setup here:
viewtopic.php?f=18&t=7192&p=114519#p114519
Though I forgot to mention, I'm also using a Yamaha SY22 Synthesizer, Yamaha TG55 Sound Module and Roland D110 Sound Module.

Want to know what I'm doing in music using my own build of a GNU/Linux operating system? :D

Here's my YouTube channel (currently 25 Videos):
https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCyfyax ... XlQFRQKhhQ
Here's two drum solos (live and studio):
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ymlrpN26qM4
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=m_p3HYUe4VU
And last but not least a good song playing to a sequence played by a live looper together with a Tap-Guitar player:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=na7IMQC7Mzs
There's also a 37 minutes cut of a concert in 2018 I played with that guy.

By the exception of three videos all other videos are made with my GNU/Linux operating systems as well as the songs have been composed that way! :D

I love it! Don't want to use any other operating systems anymore! 8)

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Hallo, aus dem Süden Deutschlands.

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Hi Rainer! I have fond childhood memories of Atari ST.

I will listen to your music later today.

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Welcome Rainer! I remember demo recordings in the 80s when we used a Tascam Portastudio with one of the four tracks used as a sync track, a hardware drummachine that could read the signal and sync the Atari 1040 ST via MIDI.
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@all: thanks for welcoming me. :D

Re Atari ST:

Unfortunately I had to throw away my Atari ST 8 years ago. The cables went defective. It hurts, though. :wink:
On the Atari ST in the mid of the 1990's I developed a DTP Notation Editor in STPascal+ to write and print drum scores. It could also be used in TosBox under Windows 98SE/XP. But when I switched to GNU/Linux I had to give this up also.

For recordings at these days I used a Yamaha MT100 4-track recorder. Missing it sometimes even.

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Hi from Ettlingen :)

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TAERSH wrote:It could also be used in TosBox under Windows 98SE/XP. But when I switched to GNU/Linux I had to give this up also.
https://hatari.tuxfamily.org/

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Michael Willis wrote:
TAERSH wrote:It could also be used in TosBox under Windows 98SE/XP. But when I switched to GNU/Linux I had to give this up also.
https://hatari.tuxfamily.org/
Thanks! :D

Downloaded and installed. After setting up with a TOS.IMG, I installed all of my Atari ST stuff to drive C. Restarted Hatari and got my old desktop back. Almost all programs work out of the box.

Except: the Score Editor. :cry:

Since most of all other programs are using an equal .o file for loading files, I suspect the binary has become some how defective. It starts but crashes when loading a file. All other programs that are using this equal .o file (it's for the linker) do load files without any issues. So I have to search my old Windows machine for the source code and recompile it under Hatari. Which will hopefully have some benefit after all.

Thanks again! :D

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TAERSH wrote:Except: the Score Editor. :cry:
Aww, so sad :cry:

My only legitimate use for Hatari was to play Oids. I thought that after all of these decades maybe I could actually beat all of the scenarios, since I was just a kid playing it around 1990.

Nope.

The harder planets are just as brutally difficult as I remember. :mrgreen:
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The only thing I ever played on a computer was the Flight Simulator on the Atari ST.
It came with lots of land maps and stuff. Though, mostly I tried to make loops.
To me the computer is a very useful working machine and programming is one of my favorite tasks of computer work.
No offense intended here, but I don't like playing - except my instruments. :D
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I finally listened to some of your music. The 1991 concert has some good stuff! I had to use google translate to read the description, sorry to hear about the difficulties with the break up of the band and later your music career.

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Michael Willis wrote:I finally listened to some of your music. The 1991 concert has some good stuff! I had to use google translate to read the description, sorry to hear about the difficulties with the break up of the band and later your music career.
Thanks.

Yes, the 1991 "Baby Snakes Live" really had some interesting songs. The shame on this is, it wasn't the first band that broke. From 1984 to 1987 I played in a hard rock band with really cool and lots of commercial hard rock music. We found a local producer who had its own studio to let us record some demos without anything to pay. Not even the tapes!

After we had recorded almost all songs we were playing then there was another guy stepping into the scene. He was a bar owner and we played at his location. But we played German Volksmusik, which was the other part of the hard rock band. He offered a contract of two years length to play each Sunday in his bar, linked to a very special condition.

The condition was: no drums, only acoustic instruments.

So they kicked me out of the band and the guy with the studio pulled off his hairs. :lol:

The song "Abandon all hope" on my channel is my "digestion" of these events. :wink:

As I stated in the videos description: I'm fine! :wink:

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Been listening to your stuff this afternoon, and it's cool. My favorite is your take on the Fibonacci Sequence. I have to show that one to my boys, and I think they will love it.

Your drumming is impressive! And your kit is huge!

I keep thinking of Coco Roussel while listening to your drumming.

Welcome to the forum. We're glad to have you here.

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@milo

Thank you very much. :D

I had to search for Coco Roussel, as I never heard of him. Had a look at his web page now, seems to be an interesting guy. Definitely need to listen to some of his music. Probably I'll find some on YouTube...

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My favorite is his work with Kit Watkins. Here is an example: https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=l2vPi0fLwbk

I especially like the "In Time" album, but I don't see any of that on YouTube right now.

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