sound capture on Mega STE

sound capture on Mega STE

Post by Guillaume » Sat, 04 Mar 2006 23:13:51


Do you think it's possible to capture a sound (with a ST replay, timer A
at 11 or 22 KHz) and to save it at the same time? (a double buffer: while I
fill one, I save the other).
Is it too much for a Mega STE?

Your remarks please before I start a non-running program!


sound capture on Mega STE

Post by phantom » Sun, 05 Mar 2006 06:55:26

I think it is possible, since the MSTE is 16mHz.

This is a project that I have looked at myself.
I wanted to create a way to transfer small speech/sound recordings
from the Falcon or other Atari to another Atari while both are connect to
the net.

So that one could really talk to one another.

After getting this done, then one could maybe add some pictures or maybe
using the VideoMaster Falcon or VideoMaster ST cartridge.
(Really a program to transfer sound and maybe video too could be done based
the VideoMaster cartridge since it does both Sound and Video.)

I don't see why this hasn't been done by someone already.
I know it would work with Falcons. And should work with Ataris with
good cartridge based sound digitisers.

If you are just want to basically do Direct to Disk recording on a MSTE. I
think it is
possible. If I am not mistaken, there was a program on a ST Format Cover
disk that did
this using some type of Cartridge based Sound Digitiser.

By all means create anything that you can in this area, as not much has been
done yet.



sound capture on Mega STE

Post by Guillaume » Sun, 05 Mar 2006 20:24:57

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What I do now is a link between the TT and Mega STE:
- the TT captures the images with Vidi ST 12
- the Mega STE captures the sound with the ST Replay (only in RAM!)
- a seriel link to synchronize everything.

As I have upgraded the TT Ram, now I can take a lot of frames on the TT,
so I would like to take loger sounds on the Mega STE...


sound capture on Mega STE

Post by phantom » Fri, 10 Mar 2006 00:35:47

I have some info for you that may help and is quite interesting,

In ST Format Issue 60, There is a program called SAM2DISK, Which is
suppose to allow D2D (Direct to Disk) recording (Hard Drive) on any ST,
using a sampler such as Stereo Replay, Replay 16, Master Sound, Stereo

The version on the cover disk is fully working except for the save feature
of the sequencer
section disabled. ( I believe you can still record to the hard drive

When registered you were suppose to get a few other useful programs.

Does anyone have the full registered version of this program!???
If so, do contact me.

The registration address was listed to be in England and cost 35.99 Pounds!!
Back in 1994!

I have the Cover Disk with the Working Demo of SAM2DISK and remember running
it on a
1040STE, but didin't have a sampler at the time to check it out.

This is the only program I know of that claims to allow Direct to Disk
recording on a ST!
Maybe there are a few more, if so I would like to know about them.

Guillaume, if you don't have the cover disk, you maybe able to download it
from the net.
There is a site that has most of ST Format Cover Disks, I forget the URL at
the moment.

Google for ST Format Cover Disks, or Atari Magazines and you should find it.

If you can't find it on a FTP site or Web Site then let me know and I'll
extract it off the
Cover Disk and E-Mail it to you if you want it.