How to Transfer Ensoniq SD-1 sequences to another by MIDI?

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How to Transfer Ensoniq SD-1 sequences to another by MIDI?

Post by ac37209 » Sat Jun 29, 2019 4:53 pm

I am having issues transferring old Ensoniq floppy sequences from one SD-1 to another. I had a virtual Nalbantov usb drive installed on one of the SD-1, and unfortunately the floppy emulator software which converts the old floppys to export to the USB drive is reading bad sectors from the old disks, and this approach won't work on any of the floppy disks. These disks load just find in my other SD-1 so here is my question, is there ANY way I can load each floppy disk onto the Sd-1 with floppy drive still intact, and somehow transfer it to the other keyboard via MIDI? I can't locate my user manual and trying to download one online causes malware nightmares. My last resort is to have to keep switching out the USB virtual drive with the original floppy drive and load each disk put the USB drive back in and save, then repeat, but this is too much wear and tear for thoe old IDE cables. I am not MIDI savvy but i have the cables, and would appreciate it if anyone could help me find a way to properly transfer the sequences from one keyboard to the other. Thanks!

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Re: How to Transfer Ensoniq SD-1 sequences to another by MIDI?

Post by Ashe37 » Sat Jun 29, 2019 4:59 pm

what 'malware nightmares'?

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Re: How to Transfer Ensoniq SD-1 sequences to another by MIDI?

Post by ac37209 » Sat Jun 29, 2019 5:06 pm

Can't find a decent place to download a manual without having to download a bunch of adware and apps/extensions that slow my computer down! Undesired.

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Re: How to Transfer Ensoniq SD-1 sequences to another by MIDI?

Post by Ashe37 » Sat Jun 29, 2019 5:13 pm

https://encyclotronic.com/uploads/b1c04 ... 322461.pdf

#1 results in a search for 'Ensoniq SD-1 manual pdf'

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Re: How to Transfer Ensoniq SD-1 sequences to another by MIDI?

Post by ac37209 » Sat Jun 29, 2019 5:21 pm

Thank you Ashe- That was not my first hit. Not the several pages of hits but this is great. Hopefully the solution lies within.

Thanks,
Alex

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