cd3000I question about cds.

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cd3000I question about cds.

Post by The Cancer Years » Thu Jan 03, 2008 12:58 pm

I was thinking of picking one of these up but the ammount of googling I am doing is of no use.

My question is does it only take akai cds?

Can I create my own sample cds? This seems pretty basic but the internet is saying, you don't sample into it, like the s2000's etc, that you have to load the samples.


edit: is there anythign I shoudl be watching out for? do those scsi drives still function?
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Post by SfS_JD » Thu Jan 10, 2008 11:11 am

Yes, the CD3000i is a sample playback-only machine with a built-in CDROM drive (kinda cool). It will only load Akai S1000/S3000 format CDs, not wav files on user-burned CDs. But it isn't very hard to create S1000 format CDs yourself if you use Translator (I think even the free version will allow you to do that). You can use some of the freeware out there to create Akai programs out of wav files, then burn those to CD in Akai format using Translator.

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Post by Xabiton » Fri Feb 15, 2008 8:58 pm

SfS_JD wrote:Yes, the CD3000i is a sample playback-only machine with a built-in CDROM drive (kinda cool). It will only load Akai S1000/S3000 format CDs, not wav files on user-burned CDs. But it isn't very hard to create S1000 format CDs yourself if you use Translator (I think even the free version will allow you to do that). You can use some of the freeware out there to create Akai programs out of wav files, then burn those to CD in Akai format using Translator.
false. i own a cd3000i. i sample into it daily. it will load S3000/S1000 files only. ive never tried to burn my own akai files however.
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