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News BBC finds oldest digital music recording

Discussion in 'Article Discussion' started by CardJoe, 19 Jun 2008.

  1. CardJoe

    CardJoe Freelance Journalist

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  2. StephenK

    StephenK Sneak 'em Upper

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    That is so sweet! I'm always amazed at how far we've come in terms of computing power in just a few decades. I started using a C64 about 20 years ago when i was 6 or 7. I remember keying in a huge amount of code from the back of a programming book in order to get the machine to play a tiny and simple tune. Ah those were the days :)
     
  3. yakyb

    yakyb i hate the person above me

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    yeah i think we all (over 20 odd years old) used Qbasic to make a song at some point
     
  4. mclean007

    mclean007 Officious Bystander

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    Slightly misleading title - it isn't a digital recording, it's an analogue recording (or at least it was, it has presumably been digitised now) of music generated by an early digital computer synthesiser. So I guess you could say its a "digital music" recording, but it isn't a digital "music recording" if you get me.

    Anyway, impressive just in terms of seeing progress in <60 yrs.
     
  5. Gareth Halfacree

    Gareth Halfacree WIIGII! Staff Administrator Super Moderator Moderator

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    "Digital-music recording" was exactly what I was aiming for. I realise it was misleading, but it's hard to get "BBC finds earliest known recording of computer generated music" to fit the headline box. :p
     
  6. salesman

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    Ha. It's not all the BBC finds.
     
  7. rhuitron

    rhuitron Bump? What Bump?

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    Mpaa Eat your heart out!

    (Or what ever the Music one is.)
     
  8. LordPyrinc

    LordPyrinc Legomaniac

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    Just imagine the computing power we will have 20 years from now.... Hope I'm still a tech junkie then.
     
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