Commodore Amiga 1200
Commodore Amiga 1200

Amiga 1200, Other Computer from Commodore.

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Average Score:4.6( 4.6/5 based on 7 reviews )
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James...'s review"Budget but good"

Commodore Amiga 1200
Polyphony? I work on Octamed 6 running 8 parts at the same time. Some interesting filters and some interesting sampler quealities in Octamed 6. Of course, it can have a midi implementation. Octamed 6 is much better and intuitive than Logic and Cubase VST.

Choose FMSynth (as its name says is an Amiga FM superb-synth program). Its pianos are similar to dx7 ones. No velocity, but very good effects on it. Octamed has some good filters and a bit more. But Oktalyser is real-superb. This program occupies less than 200 kb and it has a really good real sampler that can make as many fractions as you want of your samples, add reverb, add delays, define the delay level,how many times will the delay repeat the initial sound. If you are into Amiga programming, you can make even more interesting things. I and a friend have programmed a new version of Oktalyser that we have called Otalyser FM. It's similar to Oktalyser, but it has an improved FM-FX section. The effects on the sample are based in eight algorythms that we can mix in the way we like or make a route through them in some order that we can program. This mean that one algorythm define the kind of effect first launched (within 122 different FX), the second defines the first variable in the effect (ie, the tempo in the delay effect), the third defines the second variable of the FX... And we can save a sample with that FX-algorythm settings and then apply more FX once saved. We can in practise add the 122 FX at the same time to only one sample. And it only occupies 216 kb! Try it with a PC.

I'm using the classic workbench 1.3 rom. 256 kb gives you a easiest OS for a computer than hundreds of mb of MS Windows. It launches much faster and is by very far much simple to use. I use it with many programs and teh specifications of my great thing are this: Motorola MC68000 ECS set 1 Mb expanded ram no hard drive no midi sequencing just 1 floppy disk unity for saving your work it has plugged in an autoconfigurable sampler Boring? Hej! Let me finish my explanation! The sounds are simply great! depending on the program you manage, you can get korgs, moog or analog rolands in a second. I'll say mor in the expressiveness part.

Manolo_XSR's review (This content has been automatically translated from French)" The AGM at a friendly price."

Commodore Amiga 1200
Chronologically I had an A500, an A2000, A1000 & a one A4030.
I jousted the A600 & A1200 to my "pedigree" given the number of Amigas I did at that time adopted the school!
A Gisors, one could search the 520St: there was no / more!
The few owners had migrated to the Amiga.

I remember spending one of my friend Cyril in PC tower case along with my 4030 suffered the same treatment!

voicetrack's review (This content has been automatically translated from French)

Commodore Amiga 1200
My Amiga IS NOW OPERATIONAL 5 seconds after ignition, since I replaced my hard drive with a compact flash. My computer became totally silent! I'm using now also a compact flash port on the PCMCIA to backups, backups and file transfers on my other machines.

I also added a PS2 optical mouse with an adapter.

(Thank you very much to my friends and Richard.P Eric.S for their help on this topic)

<p class="bbcode-offtopic"> Off topic: <span>Big up to the intelligent message PCistes makes us laugh because here we do not want the plugs and effects but the character, and the efficacitée fiabilitée a system that allows you to create tracks quickly without hyper to take the lead. By the way, OS and character aside, I've seen A lot of machines but I have never seen a PC as reliable as a silencer and A1200 start in 5 seconds after being put under attention, for the record, there is no need 'be "pro" to run over 30 audio tracks on a computer, even with my iBook 400Mhz 384MB and a 40GB IBM HD I did the same (in Audiodesk/OS9) and I think it's not by what makes his living with his taff (a pro, a real what?) that is necessarily good (and quantity must be recognized that people who proclaim themselves "pro" without being asked anything it is ... people are very good because they make us a good laugh!)</span>

I use the 1200 since 1992 and is one crazy machine! Imagine: an audio sequencer (I Octamed) which controls all the instruments noon and plays 4 voice (2L and 2R) with change in pitch in real time and compensation for glissendo depending on the tempo but worse, the machine, while for turns a sequence, you can edit the sample you hear and if you throw a calculation of filter, echo, reverse, cut / past or anything, we continue to hear the sample for the calculation and without ever ralentire buggy or anything in the execution sequence of the audio / midi!

Right now, it turns to the 50Mhz/16Mo + 2MB of orrigine I bought this card but the curiosities and 14MHz 2MB + 2MB of the orrigine largemen enough. I admit that HD is very advisable.

If you add that cost me my A1200 2900F00 nine in 1992 with a color monitor. The accelerator card; in 450F00 and I think I added one that I bought HD120 MB 500F00 I believe ... Ben's terrible is not it?

Most of the pocesseurs PC or MAC to whom I show it is on the ass or they do not even comprenent what happens tellemen is "supernatural" as a system ...

I use almost always the same software, it serves me enormémen and plant up to twice a year (a faith this year)

If it loose, I have a spare but I also contains a tot!

2006 and I work always with great pleasure on my A1200.

Benjd800's review (This content has been automatically translated from French)

Commodore Amiga 1200
I add a few lines after the notice of Bluebox dessous.Ce just the guys did not understand everything I crois.on talking about the Amiga, not PC. what we are not care ... of his machine that does everything better than everyone connnait the Amiga and nothing can be judged based on the current machines CRITERIA ... an amiga 1200 running 14MHz core and 2MB Ram ... ct and it's 4 channels 8-bit! What we can do with these limitations is the incredible but is not comparable although sr what you can do with a PC today. So I see no point in saying "me my PCul it is 100 times stronger than your rotten Amiga "did not advance the schmilblick ... and that I found a used 75 pc can do what an A1200 ...

Haaaa the Amiga 1200! it's a BCAN! Amiga fan since The beginning of the 90s I first had an A500: the joys of Protracker me! I then Discoveries with the South Bar & Pipes adchirait bug ... all that stuff! moves away much of the villain-not-beautiful St. .. Cubase on Atari as powerful as Cubase, but much more flexible, simpler and more beautiful.

In 1996 I shall decide to spend the Amiga 1200. j'achte also in the crowd noooorme a 1.2GB hard drive (lol) and a map acclratrice M-tec 68030 28Mhz.Avec this config I'll be a really crazy of the Amiga.Bar & pipes works even better, I do everything and anything my Amiga it without flinching, and any cash remaining in real time: for example I turn bar and pipes that controls both my JD-800 and Octamed (which plays a module of 2-way sync) and the same time I dclenche loops samples on two remaining channels. And it all with 8MB of RAM! Your exact frankly spectacular silent Amiga ... I could oblige any change during the game without worry of my squence from changing custom settings and software with a single click without altrer ... DLIR's total ...

halala I dgout idiots all of their firs Pentium 75 running on the new windows 95 ... I still see before my workbench incrdule booting in 5s with chrono ... rflexions like "ho but you got the trash it? is like windows 95!" -> H large we nase has been since 1986! or "pfff sucks not yammer pinball ..." or "what? you can format a floppy disk and do something else at the same time??" lol ... Go for the ignorant understand that the transition to the PC does a return to rear ct user interface, simplicity and flexibility over the Amiga back ... Brf our sheep:

I also had a small program that allowed gnial assign each note of an instrument twelve one VENT: thus making a "LA" on my JD I dclenchais an animation, making an "IF" an image displayed, while silent as possible and almost instantaneous! In the end I found myself with a random image clip synchronized to the rhythm that I played on my JD-800! Ms. try to do today with a PC ...

I used my Amiga for the South until 2002. I finally pass on Pc with the duo FruityLoops & Cubase for a simple reason: VST instruments, has no Amiga ...

SO! rcapituler for:

- How long have you use it?

intgriste the Amiga 1990 1999.utilisation frquente until 2002, and today utlisation occasional nostalgia.

- What is the particular feature you like best and least?

Most: TRUE Multitche.fiable, boot Express (5s boot!), Capacity for incredible graphics era (up to 1280x512 256 colors!) And so on ... that's good!

The -: No MIDI intgres, even CHARACTERISTICS sound the Amiga 500.

- Have you tried many other models before acqurir?

bah I tried the PC and Windaubes 95 ... and I did Beuuuurk!

- How do you report qualitprix?

ngoc an Amiga 1200 is around 75 on E-bay ... for someone looking for a compact and quiet for use Midi is the top! provided they do not want to use VST Report qualitprix unbeatable ... Obviously!

- With the exprience, you do again this choice? ...

APRS to you?


Bluebox's review (This content has been automatically translated from French)

Commodore Amiga 1200
Hello the Amiga!

It is true that for a long time, the amiga taping its competitors on the mat but ...
I do not want to get into it but ... I do not shoot with my pc MIDI tracks, Cubase and Windows Server 2003, and all the plugins 50 bazarre ...

I turn easily thirty stereo audio tracks at 24 bits at 48 kHz with
on each track, a compressor expander gate, in some cases, a reverb, delay,
plug the other one ... in addition, I run several virtual instruments with sounds to die for + a sampler with various sound qualities and ... I add, for those who can not run it more than 20 minutes before any plant, I work about 5-7 hours each session. Yes!

For those who have seen their buddies crash the pc after ten minutes, ask a pro
he does a pc!

To meditate at length.



breed's review (This content has been automatically translated from French)

Commodore Amiga 1200
I use this beast ptite since 1992!
Multitasking, simple, boots in seconds, stable, etc ...
The only drawbacks: lack of power base (I bought a lot of stuff, because I do not do that with sound, I code etc. ...), no midi interface and the original 8 bits. This last point is both a quality and a fault.

Quality / price!

The amiga it makes crazy!

Amigalynx's review (This content has been automatically translated from French)

Commodore Amiga 1200
There are ignorant. I bought my 1200 in July 2004 to 3 euros in a garage sale ...

What can I say? The fastest Amigas format keyboard processor 68EC020 to 14 MHz, AGA chipset, hard drive, 2 megabytes of RAM ...
Workbench 3.0 system: more efficient, more customizable: colors, complete translation, datatypes ... foot.
In addition, it has a PCMCIA slot.
Thus, through cfd (search on Aminet (, you can use a flash card adapter (I use an SD card 128 megs like that ... 3 times bigger and 3 times faster than my hard drive ...). Pure plug'n'play.
Alternatively, this port can receive a network card - or Wi-Fi!
Apart from that, the few games you break out even more AGA.
Read my review on the 500, you will know also what is the Amiga 500 in terms of music.
In short, it's beautiful, it's fast, it's simple, it's functional, it's Amiga.