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 » Wed May 31, 2017 3:58 pm

bernbrue wrote:Is there already a price for a card?
I haven't done the maths yet so can't tell anything, but it will be roughly in the 60€..100€ range.

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

Post by gj67 » Sat Jun 03, 2017 5:47 pm

dojoe wrote:Hey all, just a quick update!

I dropped the boards and parts at the assembler last Friday. They have quite a backlog right now so the cards won't be finished before end of June, but that's okay because I'm going to be out of the country until then anyway ;) I'll have to go through testing all those cards and some final assembly after that (will take no more than a weekend) and then I can start shipping stuff!

Trying to set up a proper sales channel with the help of a forum member right now, but if that doesn't pan out in time, I'll figure out an alternative way. And after a quick check back with jojo, I can assure you we will not go for a one-card-per-person rule, so don't worry ;)

Also happy birthday, gj67! :drinks: Sorry I didn't get the cards done in time for it.
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I had a great party with close friends and family so I'm far from complaining. End of June sounds good to me, I'll collect some more equipment in the meantime... ;)
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Re: Custom-built multi-bank Roland M-256/M-512 memory cards

Post by SerialSinger » Tue Jun 13, 2017 4:40 pm

While I wait for the official release of this memory card, I dreamed an extension of it: an adaptor for using it on Korg instruments (01R/W and Prophecy, in my case) as a replacement for SRC-512 cards...

I just have discovered that I have a defective SRC-512. Sigh!

I may obtain the slot pinout of those Korg cards if it can be useful.

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

Post by ʝɵʝɵ » Tue Jun 13, 2017 4:44 pm

While it is of course likely that similar technology is being used, the pins look very different from Roland cards. Of course you can try building a replacement but I doubt it's within the scope of this project.

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

Post by SerialSinger » Thu Jun 15, 2017 4:04 pm

ʝɵʝɵ wrote:While it is of course likely that similar technology is being used, the pins look very different from Roland cards. Of course you can try building a replacement but I doubt it's within the scope of this project.
Absolutely, that's why I talked about an "adaptor": I'd need a "Roland female to Korg male pins redirector". I may study it after the purchase of the MultiRoland.

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

Post by dojoe » Fri Jul 07, 2017 11:09 pm

I'll just leave this here:

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120 cards, fresh from the assembly house. Next steps: Testing, some final assembly steps, setting up a sales channel (i.e. a website and PayPal link ;) ). I should maybe procure some sticky printable shipping labels too :lol:

I'm on vacation for the next two weeks, but I'll get started with all that once I return. Getting close! :D

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

Post by Robert_M » Fri Jul 07, 2017 11:15 pm

That is one sexy photo!

Reminds me of the early days of Raspberry Pi.

Have a great vacation! :-)

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

Post by commodorejohn » Mon Jul 10, 2017 4:55 pm

Great to see these are finally close to ready!
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Re: Custom-built multi-bank Roland M-256/M-512 memory cards

Post by SoundWerx » Mon Jul 10, 2017 7:38 pm

Lovely! :D

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

Post by bernbrue » Tue Jul 11, 2017 9:57 am

Congratulations! Can't wait to get one!
Cheers
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Re: Custom-built multi-bank Roland M-256/M-512 memory cards

Post by SiriratM » Sat Jul 15, 2017 12:01 am

Just what I'm looking for, I hope I can get in on the queue.
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Re: Custom-built multi-bank Roland M-256/M-512 memory cards

Post by k2500x » Sat Jul 15, 2017 7:54 pm

dojoe wrote:I'll just leave this here:

...

120 cards, fresh from the assembly house. Next steps: Testing, some final assembly steps, setting up a sales channel (i.e. a website and PayPal link ;) ). I should maybe procure some sticky printable shipping labels too :lol:

I'm on vacation for the next two weeks, but I'll get started with all that once I return. Getting close! :D
WoW :shock:
It's been years since I asked to be put on the waiting list for this. I'll keep checking back here often but I don't want to miss my chance to buy one or two of these!

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

Post by ʝɵʝɵ » Sat Jul 15, 2017 8:53 pm

Reminder: If you put your email address in this list, we will send you a reminder the moment the cards are available (cannot guarantee that you will get a card though, since the demand is bigger than we anticipated!)

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

Post by k2500x » Sun Jul 16, 2017 7:41 pm

ʝɵʝɵ wrote:Reminder: If you put your email address in this list, we will send you a reminder the moment the cards are available (cannot guarantee that you will get a card though, since the demand is bigger than we anticipated!)
I assume this has been asked somewhere along the way, but is it reasonable to assume a single card could have banks for different synths?

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

Post by ʝɵʝɵ » Sun Jul 16, 2017 7:44 pm

Yes, every bank is completely independent of the other banks, and a card configured as M512 can also be used in devices that only need an M256 card (but you will lose half of the space). It only depends on whether you're too lazy to put the card into another synth or not. ;D

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