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by part12studios
Fri Apr 24, 2015 9:56 pm
Forum: Samplers
Topic: Could use help figuring out this Emu ESI-32 Sampler
Replies: 45
Views: 7158

Re: Could use help figuring out this Emu ESI-32 Sampler

lol nice one :) yea it has the scsi and digital i/o cards.. the check out as best i can tell.. i did disconnect the i/o card to see if that helped. i never reset the scsi.. when i got it, it did seem like all audio was pointing to the digital side.. i kept thinking.. oh there we go.. now it should w...
by part12studios
Fri Apr 24, 2015 8:28 pm
Forum: Samplers
Topic: Could use help figuring out this Emu ESI-32 Sampler
Replies: 45
Views: 7158

Re: Could use help figuring out this Emu ESI-32 Sampler

yea there is definitely a "Recording" in there.. it takes up space in memory.. and we know that sound is coming through the device and the signal meter is dancing around so the digital part of the chip is recognizing sound. So while i'm not 100% certain sound is in there since i can't hear it.. all ...
by part12studios
Fri Apr 24, 2015 8:01 pm
Forum: Samplers
Topic: Could use help figuring out this Emu ESI-32 Sampler
Replies: 45
Views: 7158

Re: Could use help figuring out this Emu ESI-32 Sampler

awesome thanks for the input! yea the upgrade i think runs like $100.. which i can't justify if i can't confirm the thing works in the first place.. there is no reason i should have to buy a rom upgrade to get it to work.. i'm pretty sure that 2.1 roms supported sample playback :) yea i turned down ...
by part12studios
Fri Apr 24, 2015 3:08 pm
Forum: Samplers
Topic: Could use help figuring out this Emu ESI-32 Sampler
Replies: 45
Views: 7158

Re: Could use help figuring out this Emu ESI-32 Sampler

yea hitting "0" in master mode doesn't do anything in the esi.. the first option in that mode is 1... but yea while i can see updating the OS being good, i can't invest any money into it if i can't get 2.1 to play back samples.. I'm returning it to the owner who has been kind enough to refund the mo...
by part12studios
Fri Apr 24, 2015 2:48 am
Forum: Samplers
Topic: Could use help figuring out this Emu ESI-32 Sampler
Replies: 45
Views: 7158

Re: Could use help figuring out this Emu ESI-32 Sampler

any input is helpful at this point.. so yea importing akai samples.. i'll have to check it out.. i would think that it would import the mappings of keys and such out of the box.. not very useful if you do.. but at least that would explain something.. so any tips on how i would check the key range? y...
by part12studios
Thu Apr 23, 2015 3:49 pm
Forum: Samplers
Topic: Could use help figuring out this Emu ESI-32 Sampler
Replies: 45
Views: 7158

Re: Could use help figuring out this Emu ESI-32 Sampler

the disk in there is a formated disk.. there was a system disk that it came with but as far as I can tell it wasn't loading anything from it.. just a quick couple of "read" sounds and it would stop.. I don't think it had any sounds on it.. but what I did do was save a sample to the disk and all that...
by part12studios
Thu Apr 23, 2015 2:24 am
Forum: Samplers
Topic: Could use help figuring out this Emu ESI-32 Sampler
Replies: 45
Views: 7158

Re: Could use help figuring out this Emu ESI-32 Sampler

i was able to load some patches from akai cd's on an external scsi cd rom i have but no sounds seemed to come from that either via midi.. i would assume those are fairly configured.. and from what i can tell pushing the "trigger" button which is suppose to activate the keypad notes didn't seem to do...
by part12studios
Wed Apr 22, 2015 9:46 pm
Forum: Samplers
Topic: Could use help figuring out this Emu ESI-32 Sampler
Replies: 45
Views: 7158

Could use help figuring out this Emu ESI-32 Sampler

Hi everyone, I've recently got my hands on an ESI-32 sampler and for the life of me I can't get it to play back sounds.. however I realize these units were not exactly intuitive. I've been through the manual and followed the example on how to get a sample and it didn't seem to work.. i'm trying to f...
by part12studios
Wed Apr 22, 2015 4:37 am
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: standalone vintage arpeggiator?
Replies: 38
Views: 3226

Re: standalone vintage arpeggiator?

oh hey also.. see what you made me do? ;) j/k http://www.ebay.com/itm/181717052965?_trksid=p2060353.m2749.l2649&ssPageName=STRK%3AMEBIDX%3AIT I won this today.. i never knew how it would be possible to achieve something like this with an Amiga because the hardware i knew about all seemed to be softw...
by part12studios
Mon Apr 20, 2015 4:12 pm
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: standalone vintage arpeggiator?
Replies: 38
Views: 3226

Re: standalone vintage arpeggiator?

yea i've used programs like ableton live and others... they are amazing.. but there is something to be said about being lost in possibilities.. as i used those programs it just feels like i just tread water.. not really making music... just experimenting which is fun, but i realized some of my best ...
by part12studios
Mon Apr 20, 2015 12:52 am
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: standalone vintage arpeggiator?
Replies: 38
Views: 3226

Re: standalone vintage arpeggiator?

No problem about the off topic! :) Yea thanks, it would go better of Zzounds would get those cables on backorder to me... it's been so hard to turn off the "buy old bargains.." out on Craig's List.. I got a proteus FX for $40 today.. a 4 track fostex from around 98 for $45.. a JV 1080 for $100 (with...
by part12studios
Sun Apr 19, 2015 11:20 pm
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: standalone vintage arpeggiator?
Replies: 38
Views: 3226

Re: standalone vintage arpeggiator?

yea i did a bit of warezing too in that time. i bought some things also.. but yea part of it too was back then for me it was hard to find stores that carried anything.. mail order is a lot of faith.. hoping the software is good. I remember the BBS's too.. we had a local guy in Clarksville, TN that r...
by part12studios
Sun Apr 19, 2015 9:17 pm
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: standalone vintage arpeggiator?
Replies: 38
Views: 3226

Re: standalone vintage arpeggiator?

oh yea totally missed that.. very cool! I'll give it a try soon. I still have to rewire my studio first to get everything online and make sure i'm not creating a fire hazard! :)

Thanks!
Caleb
by part12studios
Sun Apr 19, 2015 8:31 pm
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: standalone vintage arpeggiator?
Replies: 38
Views: 3226

Re: standalone vintage arpeggiator?

also be careful about formatting 720kb on some newer drives.. i think some might not even be able too.. although in hindsight it could have been that i was using a 1.44mb disk and they did have physical differences (like the save toggle) to tell the drive what kind of disk it was so in hindsight i m...
by part12studios
Sun Apr 19, 2015 3:13 pm
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: standalone vintage arpeggiator?
Replies: 38
Views: 3226

Re: standalone arpeggiator?

Also a nice way I found to transfer files is through a PCMCIA CF Card reader.. I have on on each of my two Amiga 1200's.. what's nice is they are Fat formatted so I can move the CF over to PC and copy files over.. This was how I was able to migrate all my old 8-bit custom samples. Ebay has them and ...