[Coco] Created Audio Cable

EDDY SZCZERBINSKI dhaulagiri at hotmail.com
Mon Oct 26 11:14:43 EDT 2020

Regarding the remote connector, some programs had audio on their tapes and would play it with AUDIO ON as part of the intro and other parts of the game.
You needed the remote connector for that.
That made the CoCo having great voices and sounds capability !  ah ah ah

Eddy Szczerbinski

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I forget the brand now but there was a company that made educational
programs for the coco that used that feature extensively.

On 2020-10-25 17:49, Rick Ulland wrote:
> Nice work, new cables FTW.
> Some background? On ye olden cassette recorders, the remote was
> traditionally a 2.5 mm(ish) jack connected to a switch on the
> microphone. The only CoCo use case I can think of (outside a cassette
> based word processing or database program) would be a few video games
> that play audio files from the tape during play.
> But it is a standard and CoCo does it properly with a floating switch
> (relay) closure not some brand specific solution. My Zoom H2N recorder
> has a remote jack, works fine. So it's safe to misuse if you think up
> a reason.
> Some old guy
> -ricku
> CoNect
> On 10/25/20 12:37 PM, Joel Dare wrote:
>>> Is there a reason you didn't have in the remote plug as well?
>> I left it off because I don't know of any tape recorders, besides
>> those
>> original Tandy models, that have the remote input. I don't have an
>> actual
>> cassette recorder and haven't seen one in many years. I intend to use
>> the
>> audio cable with a modern digital audio recorder that I have. I'll
>> have to
>> press play and record manually, of course.
>> Here's a picture of it in action with a modern digital audio recorder.

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