Miguel wrote:Yeah if those disks were already DOS formatted you shouldn't need to format them again as your Atari should be able to read DOS floppies without any problem.....mind you disk images are a whole other ball of wax and Atari does have it's own format....but you want to stick with the DOS format if you can.....also make sure the copy protection tab on the disk is unlocked, in case some idiot locked it for whatever reason.
Perhaps you should walk us through what it is you are doing exactly.
Thanks Miguel! I'm just ramping up my collection of electronic music software for my Atari. I have a Yamaha DX7, a Casio CZ100, a Kawai K1m and some other killer drum machines. I managed to get working copies of the Caged Artist series of applications for each of those synths. I also managed to get a great sequencer called Sweet Sixteen (as all Cubase versions I knew of needed a dongle). I couldn't get Cubase Lite to work and now I'm struggling with this Cubase 2.01. I'm using the same floppies that worked for the Caged Artist stuff - no idea why Cubase isn't working
Cool, what drum machines do you have? just in case I have a Cubase Mixer Map or Drum Map you might need....oh yeah and you are probably going to want to rock Cubase, speaking of which perhaps you should tell us how you are going about transferring those files, the more details the better, like tell us exactly what you are using and how you are using it so that we can try to ascertain if it's a problem with the Mac and USB combo or your Atari and it's floppy drive....what we want to try and figure out is the difference between the stuff that works and the stuff that doesn't work.
Now as far as emulated floppy drives go, they are cool but I would recommend retaining an actual working floppy drive while adding an emulated drive because you never know when you have to transfer actual floppies from studio gear or use some copy protected disk, like the Cubase studio module for example.