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#110709 - 09/02/17 08:31 PM Re: New dumps [Re: Darkstar]  
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Got it. Dump is good, it matches the disassembly at that guy's page.

Do we have any floppy or HDD media for this thing?

#110719 - 09/04/17 09:19 AM Re: New dumps [Re: Darkstar]  
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I'm trying to get the harddisk image dump of the machine that started this released. In the meantime, there are media on bitsavers, but I don't know what these archives unpack to.

http://bitsavers.informatik.uni-stuttgart.de/bits/Convergent/miniframe/


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#110720 - 09/04/17 09:51 AM Re: New dumps [Re: Darkstar]  
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Those are tape images and unfortunately the hardware manual I have for the Miniframe only describes the floppy and HDD interfaces, the word "tape" only appears in reference to the warranty card on the last page.

#110721 - 09/04/17 02:43 PM Re: New dumps [Re: Darkstar]  
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Found a photo, there's a QIC tape interface for machines with a tape drive, and presumably an updated boot ROM that can boot from it. The dump we have definitely is floppy/HDD only.

#110725 - 09/04/17 08:43 PM Re: New dumps [Re: Darkstar]  
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http://www.dragonslair.ca/Kaypro.htm has a dump of SynHCS -- "Synergy Host Control System" for Digital Keyboards Synergy II synthesizer:

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#110726 - 09/04/17 11:42 PM Re: New dumps [Re: Darkstar]  
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Neat. The Synergy II itself is pretty unobtainium. They made less than 1000 total, and allegedly Wendy Carlos is still using hers today. (She played it on the original 1982 TRON soundtrack along with the Moog modular).

#110738 - 09/05/17 06:03 PM Re: New dumps [Re: Darkstar]  
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Junkie XL got one (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=M6B4GDKSPfo), that's where I learned about it smile He's got a different version of the software, though.

Someone else who was the software and samples -- https://forum.kryoflux.com/viewtopic.php?t=1012 :

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I [HideawayStudio] am an engineer and sound designer specialising in the overhaul and restoration of vintage synthesizers. I am synth engineer for Will Gregory (Goldfrapp) as well as a couple of other major artists in the music industry.

I retrofit HxC systems to a fair number of vintage synths and their host computers. This recently included 2 out of the 3 world's remaining 1979 General Development Systems which use a modified IMS8000 CP/M machine as its host running on 8" floppy disks.

I specialise in supporting the 1982 DK Synergy II+ digital synth and was the first to image and run the SynHCS, OS and Sound Library disks for the CP/M based Kaypro II host editor under HxC disk emulation. I am happy to help others make this possible. In theory this extends to helping any Kaypro II owner to fit and run an HxC system.

#110740 - 09/05/17 07:39 PM Re: New dumps [Re: R. Belmont]  
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I'm trying to get the harddisk image dump of the machine that started this released.


The hard disk dump from the Motorola 6300 / Convergent Miniframe is now available

http://forum.classic-computing.de/index.php?page=Thread&postID=123853#post123853


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#110741 - 09/05/17 08:57 PM Re: New dumps [Re: Darkstar]  
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Wow, that didn't take long :-)

#110742 - 09/05/17 09:05 PM Re: New dumps [Re: Darkstar]  
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The guy's scanning his manuals as well now ... and is looking forward to seeing his machine emulated smile


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