Interesting new software.....

Chris Crosskey chrisc at
Thu Jun 19 23:24:50 CEST 1997

Hi People,
I'm gonna jump to some conclusions right away here...we're all 
musicians, basically electronic musicians yes?
We're all into electronics, or at least aren't afraid of the internal 
bits and bobs that go into synths...yes?

In the UK,. the Atari ST was by a long way the major computer used by 
musicians, and it still has a lot of users, it is cheap, and for basic 
sequencing still generally the easiest thing to get going with....

Well, this little my little ole STe, frequently viewed by many of my 
non-musician PC using friends as only removed from a games console by 
menas of its MIDI sockets has just got a new piece of's a PCB CAD package called Scooter, and it kicks ass 
big time......
You want netlists, you got them, re-configurable menus and macro's 
(you can change the hot-keys, create new commands etc), Gerber output 
(Gerber input too soon apparently), NC, SM1000, HPGL in either 
Xon/Xoff or RTS/CTS, Calcomp, multi-pen print-out on  plotters, even's got the lot, and because lots of it seems to be in 
hand-optimised assembler, it's quite quick too, certainly as fast as 
PCB Designer on a 100MHz Pentium under Win95....
The price?.......53.5 UKP, including postage, and a nice little manual 
that sets everything out logically and methodically...
xlator at
The guys name is Peter West and he's part of a group of people 
translating German pro software into English and getting it released 
at sane prices......It only runs in ST-High or higher, but that 
shouldn't be a problem as most music software only runs in ST-High 
anyway....that's Mono BTW....


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