[access-uk] Re: Dolphin Juno and Hal Lite

  • From: "Steve Nutt" <steve@xxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • To: <access-uk@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Sun, 17 Aug 2014 22:59:36 +0100

Hi,

Actually all the Junos had a built in speaker.  The only one that didn't,
obviously, was the Dolphin Apollo PC card.

All the best

Steve

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-----Original Message-----
From: access-uk@xxxxxxxxxxxxx [mailto:access-uk@xxxxxxxxxxxxx] On Behalf Of
Mike Ray
Sent: 17 August 2014 20:34
To: access-uk@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
Subject: [access-uk] Re: Dolphin Juno and Hal Lite


Ibrahim.  It's a chunky thing, the box has two levels, like a step.  I
assume it has a speaker because it feels like it has plastic grills.

On 17/08/2014 20:20, Ibrahim Gucukoglu wrote:
> Hi Mike.
> 
> The battery is built in to the synthesizer at the factory.  Do you have
> the model with the built in speaker?  Some early Juno models were slim
> line but they didn't have the built in speaker so you had to use
> headphones or an external speaker box.
> 
> -----Original Message----- From: Mike Ray
> Sent: Sunday, August 17, 2014 8:17 PM
> To: access-uk@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
> Subject: [access-uk] Re: Dolphin Juno and Hal Lite
> 
> Hello Ibrahim,
> 
> Thanks in advance for the manual.
> 
> My Juno has a PSU and I can see no way of putting batteries in it.
> 
> Mike
> 
> 
> 
> On 17/08/2014 20:14, Ibrahim Gucukoglu wrote:
>> Hi Mike.
>>
>> There are a couple of differences between the hardware protocols of the
>> Juno and Apollo, chiefly because the Juno is a battery operated synth so
>> there are power management commands to turn on and off the Juno.  There
>> is a complete appendix of hardware commands in the Apollo reference
>> manual which I will be sending you, I'm afraid I don't have any
>> experience with speak up however obviously dolphin products like Hal
>> Lite will work just fine with the Juno.
>>
>> All the best, Ibrahim.
>>
>> -----Original Message----- From: Mike Ray
>> Sent: Sunday, August 17, 2014 7:58 PM
>> To: access-uk@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
>> Subject: [access-uk] Re: Dolphin Juno and Hal Lite
>>
>> Ibrahim,
>>
>> Both of the computers I want to try to get dosbox working on have RS232
>> serial ports so I don't need an adaptor.  And I don't think speakup
>> works with USB to serial adaptors.
>>
>> What I do know though is that speakup can auto-detect a hardware synth.
>>
>> Would I be right in assuming the protocol of a Juno is the same, or
>> possibly a sub-set of the Apollo?
>>
>> Mike
>>
>> On 17/08/2014 19:28, Ibrahim Gucukoglu wrote:
>>> Hi Mike.
>>>
>>> Dolphin Computer Access previously Dolphin Systems who manufactured the
>>> Apollo range of synths did have a software emulation of their voice
>>> called Orpheus, but since I don't use their products except for the Juno
>>> and Apollo I had from years back on my DOS laptop, I cant vouch for its
>>> availability or development status.  If you want to get an Apollo or
>>> juno working, you'll need a USB to serial adapter which properly
>>> emulates a COM port and is UART6555 compatible.  I believe most screen
>>> readers, certainly JAWS and Window-Eyes have drivers for Apollo hardware
>>> still, otherwise you'll need to get hold of a SSIL (Synthesizer Software
>>> Interface Library) driver file for it.
>>>
>>> All the best, Ibrahim.
>>>
>>> -----Original Message----- From: Mike Ray
>>> Sent: Sunday, August 17, 2014 4:30 PM
>>> To: access-uk@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
>>> Subject: [access-uk] Re: Dolphin Juno and Hal Lite
>>>
>>> Sean,
>>>
>>> It's a hardware thing.  I will have to get someone to look at the label.
>>>
>>> Where can I get one of these software emulations of a Juno or an Apollo?
>>> I didn't know such things existed.
>>>
>>>
>>> On 17/08/2014 15:09, Shaun O'Connor wrote:
>>>> it should be emblazoned on the fascia somewhere unless you are using a
>>>> software emulation of the juno, in which case the particular model will
>>>> be written either top right or of the screen or in the about page on
>>>> the
>>>> help menu.
>>>> On 17/08/2014 15:31, Mike Ray wrote:
>>>>> The quick answer is I don't know what version of Juno it is.  Does it
>>>>> announce it when I switch it on?  I have not powered it up since I
>>>>> bought it.
>>>>>
>>>>>
>>>>> On 17/08/2014 14:01, Shaun O'Connor wrote:
>>>>>> which Juno model are you looking for the manual for, there are
>>>>>> several
>>>>>> versions.
>>>>>> not sure where you#ll find a guide for the Hal lite though but i am
>>>>>> sure
>>>>>> I can source a pdf manual for the Juno for you.
>>>>>> On 17/08/2014 14:18, Mike Ray wrote:
>>>>>>> Hello,
>>>>>>>
>>>>>>> I have a wish to run the 'dosbox' DOS emulator in either Windows 7
>>>>>>> and/or in Linux.
>>>>>>>
>>>>>>> Does anybody have either plain text or pdf manuals for either or
>>>>>>> both
>>>>>>> the Juno synth or Hal Lite?
>>>>>>>
>>>>>>> Mike
>>>>>>>
>>>>>
>>>>
>>>
>>>
>>
>>
> 
> 


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