Interesting new software.....
chrisc at zetnet.co.uk
Thu Jun 19 23:24:50 CEST 1997
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
software.......it's a PCB CAD package called Scooter, and it kicks ass
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
autoroputing...it'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 cix.compulink.co.uk
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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