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Does Your Western Digital Hard Drive Drop Notes?

After enduring months of seemingly random dropped notes in virtual instrument sample players like Kontakt and Vienna Instruments, I finally tracked down the source of the problem: narcoleptic Western Digital hard drives. The bad news is that many modern Western … Continue reading

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Making Computers Beep Since 1983

10 CALL SOUND(250,440,15) In the first grade I copied that line into my school’s TI-99/4A computer. I pressed Enter. It beeped! I tried changing the numbers to see what they did. The first was duration, the second, frequency, and the … Continue reading

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