symphony for dot matrix printers

From: Glen Goodwin <>
Date: Thu Sep 6 21:24:53 2001

> From: John Honniball <>

> > > > I am not sure that ancient analogue tape recorders
> > > > are on-topic :-)
> > While it is possible to use such machines to store programs from most
> > home computers, I don't think many people did.
> I did! I hooked up my Akai 4000DS reel-to-reel
> (transistor, not valve) to my Compukit UK101.

DS? I have a 4000D right here which I use to convert old tapes to CD-ROM
media. What's the difference between D and DS???

BTW the ZX81/TS1000 is extremely picky about tape recorders, and I have
never gotten one to work with a reel-to-reel deck. Any ideas why?

> Didn't one of the Elektor machines use 45s for software
> distribution? Wasn't there once a music CD with software
> on one track (for a Spectrum?)?

Actually it was a 45-rpm disk. The program was on one side and music was
on the other. The idea was to load the program into the Spectrum, then
flip the record and run the program and play the music at the same time.
There was some sort of way to sync the program to the music (or vice versa)
for a "multimedia experience."

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