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SOS SysEx Toolkit 1-3

Postby tyk » Wed Mar 25, 2020 10:57 pm

Does somebody have any of SOS SysEx Toolkit disks?
Disks should have this programs:
Disk No. 1:
MIDI Utility
Sane
MIDI System Scope
Movie
ASCHEX
Fast Movie
Sysex

Disk No. 2:
Eased
MIDI Controller
SXMOD
SXMOUSE
SXCHEK

Disk No. 3:
Bulk Dump Converter
Movie II
Request
OUTimer

SXCHEK should look like this:
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Re: SOS SysEx Toolkit 1-3

Postby charles » Thu Mar 26, 2020 12:05 am

are they not on the sos archive page?
id like to know more about these
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Re: SOS SysEx Toolkit 1-3

Postby charles » Thu Mar 26, 2020 12:34 am

it cost money , but maybe we can locate martin russ and bring his hard drive back from the other side
http://www.muzines.co.uk/articles/every ... usive/4539
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Re: SOS SysEx Toolkit 1-3

Postby tyk » Thu Mar 26, 2020 9:54 am

charles wrote:maybe we can locate martin russ and bring his hard drive back from the other side


He has made also some more interesting software, that I cannot find from net:
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Re: SOS SysEx Toolkit 1-3

Postby charles » Thu Mar 26, 2020 12:46 pm

can we find him on facebook or via these atari forums .?
I was overwhelmed too by the amount of Atari related stuff he has generated ,,,
his name is familiar ,
I believe he has a program or two on tims Atari midi world....

sos thump!!
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martin ???
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Re: SOS SysEx Toolkit 1-3

Postby tyk » Sat Mar 28, 2020 12:44 pm

charles wrote:can we find him on facebook or via these atari forums .?


Does this information from 1989 help anything:
"Martin Russ used to fix broken ARP synths for a living but now has a 'real' day job working for British Telecom Research Laboratories. By night he is a prolific contributor to SOS magazine."

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Re: SOS SysEx Toolkit 1-3

Postby charles » Sat Mar 28, 2020 4:33 pm

lol its a start ...
I was pointed towards the editor at sos ...
paul white
he has contact information for everyone contributing to sos.

I remember a few arp synths , they never statyed in tune ...and made odd smells and if u had two the same duplicating the same sound was impossible martin had his work set out for him .....

thanks tyk
did u ever learn about midi programming ..think we spoke a few years back
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Re: SOS SysEx Toolkit 1-3

Postby cb170 » Sat Mar 28, 2020 10:52 pm

Martin can be found here: http://blog.synthesizerwriter.com, so it's worth asking him (It also might be worth mentioning you found his articles on muzines.co.uk as he's a fan of the muzines project.)

HIs main site is, straightforwardly enough: http://www.martinruss.com (his email address is at the bottom of the page).

However, a lot of his stuff was archived in various ST shareware archives, so a lot of it is probably around I would have thought...

BTW You can access his past articles via muzines by searching on his name...
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Re: SOS SysEx Toolkit 1-3

Postby charles » Sat Mar 28, 2020 11:16 pm

actually martin and I have a private conversation going at the moment .
thanks for links ill have to check the site out : )
shareware stuff never seems properly documented , good luck finding it .but here goes nothing surfing the net ...
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Re: SOS SysEx Toolkit 1-3

Postby SerialSinger » Mon Mar 30, 2020 3:46 pm

...following... :D

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Re: SOS SysEx Toolkit 1-3

Postby dbsys » Mon Mar 30, 2020 4:31 pm

SerialSinger wrote:...following... :D


Me too.

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Re: SOS SysEx Toolkit 1-3

Postby charles » Mon Mar 30, 2020 4:38 pm

martin has replied and as it didn't go quite as anticipated he says due to the age of the software , if we can find some in the public , hes willing to lift the shareware limitation ....basically make it freeware....however on his side of things cant
find his programs and not able to locate source code......

id love to know more about what the AI dx7 voice editor did ,
then I could implement some of its workings into my dx7 editor......

lets find those programs everybody!!! : )
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Re: SOS SysEx Toolkit 1-3

Postby charles » Mon Mar 30, 2020 7:27 pm

where the heck would a sos toolkit be within a shareware disk,especially on the net , I have no clue where to begin searching .....
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Re: SOS SysEx Toolkit 1-3

Postby cb170 » Mon Mar 30, 2020 9:56 pm

Well, they would be in a Music or MIDI category in general... Are there archives of the old shareware systems available? There used to be plenty of FTP sites of Atari software, and a lot of that got mirrored on the net for sure...

I've asked on the SOS forum but it's unlikely to result in anything I suspect...

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Re: SOS SysEx Toolkit 1-3

Postby charles » Mon Mar 30, 2020 10:42 pm

maybe ebay old issues with coverdisks ?
bet the wont be thrifty $$$ tho
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Re: SOS SysEx Toolkit 1-3

Postby cb170 » Mon Mar 30, 2020 10:57 pm

charles wrote:maybe ebay old issues with coverdisks ?
bet the wont be thrifty $$$ tho


Issues of what?

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Re: SOS SysEx Toolkit 1-3

Postby charles » Mon Mar 30, 2020 11:38 pm

issues of what =sos mags with coverdisks
or were all those prgms just showcased previews and users could buy upon own actions?
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Re: SOS SysEx Toolkit 1-3

Postby cb170 » Tue Mar 31, 2020 1:07 am

charles wrote:issues of what =sos mags with coverdisks


Sound On Sound did not come with any coverdisks or software. This is a shareware service they used to run back in the day - you send a cheque to them, they posted you whatever disks you ordered. (Pre-Internet, of course).

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