Sometime, in the early 80s:
- Wait. What ? You built a sampling machine out of an Apple II ?
- The way I see it, If you’re gonna build a sampling machine, why not do it with some style ?…
The Apple II was, and still is, the most stylish 8 bit machine of the era, ex equo with the TRS-80 Model III and the Commodore 64 breadbin edition. OK. It’s no De Lorean. But still, being able to make music and record an album out of an Apple II is one sexy idea. But I digress…
I knew nothing about the Greengate DS:3 until last summer. While researching another project, I stumbled upon this. So, here’s the thing.
In 1983, Pete Shelley’s XL-1 was released; it’s a very cool album which comprised a Basic program to be loaded into a Sinclair ZX Spectrum.