The Yamaha Axk in the 2010s / Windows 7 compatibility

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The Yamaha Axk in the 2010s / Windows 7 compatibility

Post by Altitude » Mon Jan 25, 2010 5:49 pm

This is a cross post from the Yahoo group (Yamaha A5000) but it would apply to anyone using SCSI with an old sampler:

So I just finished my extensive tests of what works and what doesn't for a soon
to be migration to windows 7 64bit using the public beta (7 ultimate). The main
things I was worried about is the scsi, ASPI stuff, and bzone.

SCSI: I run a PCI adaptec 2940UW scsi card, these are dirt cheap (I paid $7 for
mine) and it served me very well over the years. Of course this card is not
supported by anyone anymore so I thought I was screwed here. Doing some serious
digging, I was able to find some good info regarding this: People reported that
the "Adaptec AIC-7870 PCI SCSI Controller (emulated)" generic driver under V64
did work for all cards with that Adaptec chipset (including mine). Of course,
W7 no longer has this generic driver so now it was just a question of tracking
down the V64 driver. Eventually, I did stumble across it in the AMD64 forums
where a member graciously extracted the Vista driver and packaged it with
instructions (if anyone wants it, email me). It was then just a couple of edits
to the *.ini file to match the specific hardware ID of my particular card, and
bingo, it is now working under W7 64bit. I can see all my SCSI devices in the
chain just like I did under XP32 and V32.

ASPI: This was the other HUGE issue, ASPI was officially dropped as of Vista.
The work around was FrogASPI but that has not been updated for a while and even
the dev said that he didnt test it on a 64bit OS. Following Bastian's advice, i
did the same trick as he recommended installing the sampler instances as a
Generic CDROMs and copied winaspi32.dll (the frog renamed frog version) into the
program directory (Recycle 2.0 in this case). Again, everything fired up
normally and recycle was able to find the sampler and transferring slices worked
normally

BZone: No issues. Works perfectly under W7 64bit

One thing I did find that is a no-go is Disky which is not a deal breaker for me
at all. So it was a fair amount of digging to get all this to work but it DOES
work so I am definitely off to the land of 64bit. If anyone wants to take the
plunge and needs some help, feel free to contact me.

-alt

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Re: The Yamaha Axk in the 2010s / Windows 7 compatibility

Post by rlm00 » Mon Jan 25, 2010 7:24 pm

since getting the AIEB2 expansion board a couple of years ago, I find it faster to just sample my sounds in from my computer using the digital s/pdif. there is no loss to the sound...works like a charm.

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Re: The Yamaha Axk in the 2010s / Windows 7 compatibility

Post by 0e0 » Sun Jan 31, 2010 2:49 am

thanks so much for this post...i'm not thinking of upgrading my os..but this is great info to have..

i use the same scsi card for my a4000.

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Re: The Yamaha Axk in the 2010s / Windows 7 compatibility

Post by Computer Controlled » Sun Feb 07, 2010 7:53 pm

When i had my A4000, i threw a zip drive in place of the floppy. I then just saved wav files to a zip drive from my computer, then loaded in the A4000. No dealing with flaky SCSI. Really great samplers!
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Re: The Yamaha Axk in the 2010s / Windows 7 compatibility

Post by I12 » Tue Feb 16, 2010 4:17 pm

I had a card like that but could not find a driver!

Sold it in disgust, sadly now I find there's a way!
Dont bother its not worth it!

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Re: The Yamaha Axk in the 2010s / Windows 7 compatibility

Post by Altitude » Tue Feb 16, 2010 10:38 pm

I12 wrote:I had a card like that but could not find a driver!

Sold it in disgust, sadly now I find there's a way!
Dont worry, they are not in short supply

http://shop.ebay.com/i.html?_nkw=2940UW ... rom=&_ipg=

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Re: The Yamaha Axk in the 2010s / Windows 7 compatibility

Post by stoltz » Wed Apr 22, 2020 4:17 am

Any chance of a detailed description of the ASPI layer hack???

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