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

  • From: "David W Wood" <david.g3yxx@xxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • To: <access-uk@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Mon, 18 Aug 2014 11:46:11 +0100

As hinted earlier, there was a portable Apollo powered by rechargeable
batteries, with a short RS232 lead from it, and headphone socket.


ATB

David W Wood 

-----Original Message-----
From: access-uk@xxxxxxxxxxxxx [mailto:access-uk@xxxxxxxxxxxxx] On Behalf Of
Ibrahim Gucukoglu
Sent: Monday, August 18, 2014 11:02 AM
To: access-uk@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
Subject: [access-uk] Re: Dolphin Juno and Hal Lite

Hi David.

Well, it has a battery LOL, and the only synthesizer I know of that has a 
battery in the Apollo range is the Juno.

-----Original Message----- 
From: David W Wood
Sent: Monday, August 18, 2014 10:37 AM
To: access-uk@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
Subject: [access-uk] Re: Dolphin Juno and Hal Lite

Are you sure it is a Juno and not the portable version of Apollo?


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David W Wood

-----Original Message-----
From: access-uk@xxxxxxxxxxxxx [mailto:access-uk@xxxxxxxxxxxxx] On Behalf Of
Ibrahim Gucukoglu
Sent: Monday, August 18, 2014 10:04 AM
To: access-uk@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
Subject: [access-uk] Re: Dolphin Juno and Hal Lite

Hi Steve.

I have a Juno which doesn't have a speaker, I don't know whether it was
released before or after the version that did, but the main difference is
that it doesn't have that large hump protrusion and grill, it is very slim,
as slim as the body of the Juno with speaker, but you need to have
headphones or an external speaker to hear the output.

All the best, Ibrahim.

-----Original Message----- 
From: Steve Nutt
Sent: Sunday, August 17, 2014 10:59 PM
To: access-uk@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
Subject: [access-uk] Re: Dolphin Juno and Hal Lite

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-----
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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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