June 13, 2007

Unintentional Vintage Humor...

by Chris Randall

As the local head of the Musical Computing subset of the Society For Creative Anachronism, I'm always on the lookout for something fun to start each meeting with. I came across a NOS unopened copy of MacDrums on eBay last week, and couldn't pass it up for $3.99 or whatever it was. It just showed up in the mail, and the last two sentences on the cover copy started me on a fit of giggles that is still going strong, nigh on ten minutes later.

But wait, there's more! It comes with a MacDrums wrist sweat band, to keep your mousing hand dry while you type in the tom-n-double-kick intro to "Hot For Teacher." I think more software should come with clothing accessories; it's an overlooked area, to be sure. Ableton underwear, Cubase t-shirts. I suppose ProTools would come with kneepads.

UPDATE: Apparently, my stable of old Macs is too modern for this program; if that image above doesn't bring back fond memories, perhaps the paperclip I needed to un-bend to get the disk out of the drive will. I can't begin to put my disappointment in to words. Wouldn't work in the PB100. Wouldn't work in the PB165C. Wouldn't work in the IIci. I guess I need to scare up a 512K or something. Great. That should be easy.



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Jun.13.2007 @ 2:42 PM
protools would come with a hemorrhoids o-ring.

Jun.13.2007 @ 2:57 PM
Adam Schabtach
Wow, I only barely remember that one. Did it have sampled sounds?



Jun.13.2007 @ 3:12 PM

Jun.13.2007 @ 4:17 PM
Enlighten us, CR - what clothing would come with the AD plugins, were they to ship in a box?

Also, I suppose, Max MSP would simply come with fabric, thread, and a needle to make your own clothes.


Jun.13.2007 @ 4:31 PM
Chris Randall
The AD plugins wouldn't come with clothing at all. They'd come with brass knuckles.



Jun.14.2007 @ 12:19 AM
Damn. I love the drunk Mac face. Those were the days. BTW ? Do you think Logic should ship with crotch-less panties?

Jun.14.2007 @ 12:25 AM
Cubase could ship with some overstock glow-sticks that work for... like 13 seconds.

Jun.14.2007 @ 1:25 AM
Chris Randall
No, the glow sticks are for FL Studio.



Jun.14.2007 @ 1:22 PM
Whats the oldest OS you are using? 6?

Jun.14.2007 @ 1:43 PM
Chris Randall
I use a heavily modified version of the 6.5 Network Install available on the Apple site for the Powerbooks. The IIci has 7.5.

The disk that MacDrums is on is bootable, though. I can't tell what system it is, but I imagine it's 3, considering the recommended Macs are 512, Plus, and SE. Needless to say, the error in the picture is from trying to boot the MacDrums disk. When I just try to run MacDrums, either from floppy or HD, I get the bomba.



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