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General Discussion / Latest Version?
« on: November 23, 2013, 01:42:06 AM »
Hello Miro!

I'm curious what the latest version is and whether there is an update history to show changes. 

I "think" my SMFW30 version is 2.1.

Does this sound correct?



Bugs / Couldn't Allocate Memory Errors
« on: June 26, 2012, 08:17:36 AM »
Hello Miro,

Everything is working great with SMFW30, but I do get quite a few "Couldn't Allocate Memory" errors which is strange.  I usually have to close SMFW30, open the file I was working on, and then continue.  I always save after every WAV import otherwise, I don't think I could complete an entire bank without SMFW30 giving me that error.  It's not a major problem as I'm able to import what I need, but I was curious as to why I might be getting that error.  I currently run SMFW30 no Windows 7 as admin with no special compatibility settings.  Just FYI.



Bugs / SubTones Problem in S-50
« on: June 16, 2012, 01:08:32 AM »
Hi Miro,

This may be a problem exclusive to the Roland S-50, but I finally figured out my Subtone problem.  It seems SMFW30 creates spacer tones in all banks regardless if there is a WAV file there or not.  When I import 5 wavs for example, I notice that the remaining banks are filled with 0.0 and not --- tones.  This prevents me from creating subtones.  If I DELETE these "dummy" tones, I then notice that the entire Bank A and B are both deleted and not individual tones.  Thus it seems SMFW30 is creating spacer tones in all the empty banks.  I also notice that I cannot load individual tones from a newly created SMFW30 disk for some reason.

What I need to do to get subtone functionality back is the following with SMFW30.

1.  Import WAV files and create my S50 sound disk.

2.  Load ALL into the S-50.  ( Cannot load individual tones ).

3.  Save ALL back to either the same disk or a new one.  ( This allows me to now load individual tones ).

4.  Then load each tone one by one.

This will allow me to have pure 100% empty tones that don't have wavs.  After I create my patches and edit tones, I can then create subtones.

Just FYI.



How To / CD Editor Export
« on: February 23, 2012, 02:22:26 PM »
Hello Miro!

Hope all is well.  I've been caught up lately with a ton of other things, but managed to break out the W-30 over the weekend.  I've actually been working heavily with the S-50 but now would like to test some things out with the W-30.  I have a working Roland Sound Library L-CD1 CD-Rom Disk and just recently found the following CD-Rom disks.

Universe of Sounds Vol1
Universe of Sounds Vol2

I noticed with the latest SMFW30 version that you had a CD Editor in there that could "possibly" extract the individual disk images if correct.  That doesn't seem to be working on my computer with the L-CD1 Disk although I see in your help file screenshot it's working on your end.  I'm curious what OS environment you are using to achieve this.

On my Windows 7 computer, I get a "Please wait, Accessing CD-Rom" dial box and it just hangs without any further action.  SMFW30 is registered on my Win7 computer.  If I use a trial version on my Win98, I get a "Can't access CD-Rom" message.  I have yet to try on my WinXP, but I'm guessing that might not work either.  I'll try that later tonight.

Is this CD Editor actually functional yet, or is there something that might be hindering the access of my CD-Rom drive?  

Boy it would be awesome if I could access the diskimages on these CD-Roms.  I can actually do this easily using Translator and simply extract the WAV files.  I can then resample the files back into the S-50, so there is a solution if all else fails.  It would be slightly easier of course if I could somehow extract those .OUT files residing on the CD-Rom though.  

Resampling is actually quite fast on the S-50 as I'm getting pretty good at importing sounds on that.  I've been using SMFW30 quite a a bit too, but primarily with the W30.  It's been working quite well now.

Thanks for any thoughts Miro!  Much appreciated.

Best regards,

Jim Atwood

Bugs / SMFW30 Technical Difficulties
« on: May 25, 2011, 01:52:39 PM »
Hello Miro,

First thanks very much for all the hard work with the update.  So far so good, but I discovered a few things that I'm not sure if they are enabled yet or if it's something I'm missing.

1.  In the Tone Editor under the Loop Mode Pull Down Menu there is a spelling error.  Fordward should be "Forward".

2.  Everything in the Tone Editor appears to work with the exception of playing sounds.  The play button is grayed out.  The Tone Editor is fantastic but it might be difficult without a method for "auditioning" the sound especially when checking the loop points and envelopes.

3.  The Patch Editor appears to be view only with no editing ability or way to create new patches.  Other than having a glimpse of the patch parameters I'm not sure how useful this will be.  I'm guessing this is under development still.

Tomorrow when I get a chance I'll load some wavs into my W-30 and see that works now.  Thanks!!


General Discussion / HxC Floppy Drive Emulator
« on: January 30, 2011, 11:57:19 PM »
Hello Miro,

I've had my eye on the HxC Floppy Drive Emulator as a possible drive replacement and "boot" solution for the Roland W-30 and/or S-330.  You can see more info here:

The developers claim this works for the Roland S-50.  It also supports Shugart based drives.  It works on the Korg DSS-1, Emulator I&II, and on the SP1200 as well.  After reading the info it really looks like it could work on the Roland W30.

I'm curious about your thoughts.  I'm thinking of buying one to test out, but thought I would ask in case you might know anything that would prevent this from working.  What do you think?  Might work?



Hi there,

One of the problems I have always had with SMFW30 is that I can only load up 7.2 seconds worth of files no matter what the file size is.  I can load files in either Bank A or Bank B, but never more than 7.2 total seconds.  I thought this seemed reasonable since every disk image that was created by SMFW30 was 720KB.  However today, I was loading a bunch of W30 "commercial" files from floppy disks to my W-30 and notice that I was getting two full banks "A&B" of samples totaling 14.4 seconds from one DD floppy disk.  I thought "Huh" how can that be?  I got my calculator out and starting totaling all of the sample time on all my commercial W30 disks and sure enough they were fitting two full banks with a total of 14.4 seconds on one disk.  The disk image size was 720KB.

So with evidence that floppy disks can contain a total of 14.4 seconds or two full banks, I'm wondering why I can't get this to work with SMFW30.  I've tried many times in the past to fill up two banks within the editor but it always gives me disk full with any sample total exceeding 7.2 seconds.  I can't find any way to put 14.4 seconds on the floppy.

Does SMFW30 only really handle one bank of samples?  Only 7.2 seconds total?  If not, how can one get more than 7.2 seconds without getting a disk error message.

Thanks very much!!


Jim Atwood

General Discussion / SMFW30 Version History
« on: September 05, 2010, 06:11:15 AM »

I'm curious about the version history of SMFW30 and why both versions offer different editing capabilities.  I find that I have to use both versions 1 and 2 to do everything I need.  Thanks!

SMFW30 Version 2

SMFW30 Version 1

SMFW30 Version 1 Manual

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