Dear reader, I apologise for the lack of blogging recently. Here is a double helping.
First of all, I’ve been having great fun with Reaper. Digital audio workstation software written by the charmingly named Cockos Inc. I remember trying an early version years ago and hating it, but it has come a long way. I’ve tried most of the DAWs, and I think Reaper is now my favourite, especially when you can buy a personal-use license for 60 bucks! (I bought it.) It is available for Mac and Windows, and the bundled collection of plugins isn’t half bad.
To all electronics experts reading, I apologise for placing the setup so near a radiator! 🙂
So that’s reaping time, but what about the sheeping time? My dad was looking for some way to run GeneJockey 2. This is a program for editing DNA sequences, and it only ran on Classic Mac OS. He kept an old PowerBook 1300 around to run it, but this was starting to get unreliable.
I obtained a copy of the SheepShaver Mac emulator for Windows, and a ROM file and ready-to-use Mac OS 9 disk image from redundantrobot.com. I put it all on my old Windows laptop for a test. And, it werked!
Until next time, don’t fear the reaper!