Custom-built multi-bank Roland M-256/M-512 memory cards

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Re: Custom-built multi-bank Roland M-256/M-512 memory cards

Post by dojoe » Mon Jun 27, 2016 8:45 am

webboy wrote:I'd be interested in one of these for my Akai MX-76. Of course I'd be happy to test for you. :) I live in Sweden, by the way.
Hey, thanks for volunteering. Unfortunately, I might not have enough beta cards left to get you one for testing, but I'll get back to you if things turn out otherwise.

That being said, the cards do work in the MX-1000 so I'm optimistic they'll work in yours too :)

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Re: Custom-built multi-bank Roland M-256/M-512 memory cards

Post by diegovelazco » Fri Jul 22, 2016 7:09 pm

Hello, I am interested!!! we have a Roland R 70 which we have to backup every time we program a new interesting pattern, and here memory cards are really nonexistant. Please let me know when you have them ready! good work!! greetings from Uruguay!

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Re: Custom-built multi-bank Roland M-256/M-512 memory cards

Post by V3nom » Wed Aug 10, 2016 9:45 am

Quick test... Format card, copy internal to card...

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So far, so good. The card is working with synths.


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Peavey Tubefex is another story. I don't know why. It's using M256 cards. It has no problem recognizing memory card made from ʝɵʝɵ's originated schematics


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Re: Custom-built multi-bank Roland M-256/M-512 memory cards

Post by dojoe » Wed Aug 10, 2016 1:27 pm

Hey, thanks heaps for the testing, and also for the photos! :D The GR-50 will make a nice new addition to my compatibility chart! \o/

Too bad about the Tubefex though :-( How willing are you to break out a scope and multimeter and investigate? ;)

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Re: Custom-built multi-bank Roland M-256/M-512 memory cards

Post by V3nom » Wed Aug 10, 2016 10:55 pm

I can try. Depends on my free time, so it might take some time.

I will also check your card with my Roland PM-16, Pad to MIDI interface. It uses M-128 cards, so I think it should work.

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Re: Custom-built multi-bank Roland M-256/M-512 memory cards

Post by MadAlien » Fri Aug 26, 2016 8:36 pm

Very cool project! I'd love to purchase one once you've finalized them.

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Re: Custom-built multi-bank Roland M-256/M-512 memory cards

Post by Audiomuse » Fri Sep 16, 2016 5:44 am

I just discovered Vintage Synth Explorer and read all 19 pages about your work on the project. Very exciting stuff. Congratulations on your fine work. Best of luck with the project, and with the production phase.

btw. Please most certainly put me on the waiting list. I have a JD-800

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Re: Custom-built multi-bank Roland M-256/M-512 memory cards

Post by pmsr » Fri Oct 07, 2016 9:04 pm

Wonderful project. I too am interested in at least one of these cards. Have both a Roland D-550 and a JV-1080.

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Re: Custom-built multi-bank Roland M-256/M-512 memory cards

Post by V3nom » Sat Oct 08, 2016 9:54 am

Finally got my PM-16 back and the result..... ehhh, not working. Scratch PM-16 off list.

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Re: Custom-built multi-bank Roland M-256/M-512 memory cards

Post by dojoe » Mon Oct 17, 2016 11:17 pm

V3nom wrote:Finally got my PM-16 back and the result..... ehhh, not working.
Aw, too bad :( I guess things like wiggling the card or using a bit more force didn't help? According to the manual, the PM-16 needs an M-128 or higher, so your M-256 configuration should work fine. The manual says to insert the card until you hear a click -- I wonder if there's a mechanical problem preventing my card from being inserted all the way.

Either way, thanks for trying this out! If you don't want to probe further after what you went through with your Tubefex, you have my full sympathy ;)

Speaking of which, did it come back to life?

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Re: Custom-built multi-bank Roland M-256/M-512 memory cards

Post by Headless68 » Sat Nov 05, 2016 11:01 am

Hi there - what is the latest update with regards to compatibility with Roland VG8 ?

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Re: Custom-built multi-bank Roland M-256/M-512 memory cards

Post by nosebleeder » Wed Nov 16, 2016 2:08 am

Hi!

I have a Roland D-10 which I'm making a lot of patches for. Sign me up as interested! Let me know when you have new cards for testing.

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Re: Custom-built multi-bank Roland M-256/M-512 memory cards

Post by gj67 » Thu Nov 17, 2016 3:20 pm

Any release date of the final product yet? I currently also have a Roland A-90 available for testing (uses M-512 memory cards).

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Re: Custom-built multi-bank Roland M-256/M-512 memory cards

Post by dojoe » Fri Nov 18, 2016 10:05 am

gj67 wrote:Any release date of the final product yet?
I had to take a pretty long hiatus due to the day job being super demanding lately, but that's just in the process of petering down again and I started getting the layout ready for the production run. Unfortunately, that means I'm certainly going to miss my own goal of being ready this Christmas, and I'm sorry for that :(

That said, early next year could work.

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Re: Custom-built multi-bank Roland M-256/M-512 memory cards

Post by gj67 » Fri Nov 18, 2016 10:20 am

dojoe wrote:
gj67 wrote:Any release date of the final product yet?
I had to take a pretty long hiatus due to the day job being super demanding lately, but that's just in the process of petering down again and I started getting the layout ready for the production run. Unfortunately, that means I'm certainly going to miss my own goal of being ready this Christmas, and I'm sorry for that :(

That said, early next year could work.
Much appreciated and I do understand the fine balance between work and free time. On the up side: I don't have a boring day in my life :)
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