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General Discussion / Re: Thank you Miro. :)
« Last post by miro on January 04, 2016, 01:05:05 PM »
Wow Zac that's quite a work you have done with your collection ;-). I am impressed and happy to hear that SMFW30 played a small role in this story. I hope it will all play well together.
General Discussion / Thank you Miro. :)
« Last post by Zac James on January 03, 2016, 01:11:47 PM »
Hello all,

I recently breathed new life into one of my 3 W-30's.  They'd all been in storage for more than 10 years, and when I pulled them out of their coffins, none of the floppy drives worked, multiple keys weren't working, buttons had stopped responding and the backlights had all dimmed very poorly.

Not to be discouraged, I took the cleanest looking one, and decided to try and get it into a functional state.

I stripped it to components, and ordered some spares from ebay and some guy in Germany for a new backlight.

I've replaced a floppy drive with one of Lothareks HxC drives, swapped out the backlight for a new bulb, replaced the entire analog board with a brand new spare I was lucky to find, (the analog board is where all the jack plugs connect to, which also includes the sampling input and input gain pot) as well as replacing the panel switch board with a another spare from ebay.  I was also unhappy with the power supply condition, so serviced that with a new IEC connector and fixed what looked like a bad earth connector.  It took me an afternoon to do all the work, but it's now pretty new looking and feeling.  I also installed the KW-30 SCSI chip.

The HxC drive is a marvel of modern technology, and is a must have if your drive has failed.

On another note, I managed to find the entire Roland Sound Library for the S-50 / S-550 from a site, and using SMFW30 was writing some disk images for my S-760.  I'm quite happy with that.  My S-760 has been given another breath of life by getting the OP-760-1 expansion working with a VGA upscaler, plugged into a modern LCD screen.

Here's some pics:

General Discussion / Universe of sounds vol.1
« Last post by bobtaylor on February 27, 2015, 04:30:12 AM »
Hi folks,
  I am in need of UOS vol.1 image file. Would anyone be willing to share that with me?
General Discussion / Re: Your W-30 in Action
« Last post by miro on February 14, 2014, 12:31:29 PM »
Very nice initiative Nick  ;)

as for me you can hear W30 in these drums are made with W30 reso filter of course ;) and here several loops are from W30.

looking forward to hear other stuff...
General Discussion / Your W-30 in Action
« Last post by nick on February 14, 2014, 12:04:52 PM »
Hi Everyone  :)

I was thinking it would be cool to have a place where we can hear songs you've either wrote on the W-30 or used it in your tracks. Perhaps links to YouTube or SoundCloud?

I'm eager to hear peoples replies

General Discussion / Re: How to Set Up Roland W30 Without Floppy Drive?
« Last post by nick on February 14, 2014, 10:27:25 AM »
Hi Miro

That's great thanks, answered my question and have a solution :)

General Discussion / Re: How to Set Up Roland W30 Without Floppy Drive?
« Last post by miro on February 13, 2014, 04:03:31 PM »
Hi Nick,

SD cards are formatted as FAT32 of course. However you need to convert 720k images (*.img, *.sdk, *.out, *.w30) into hfe files otherwise they will be not recognized by the emulator. Check this page,177.msg274.html#msg274 I have created small script to make this conversion easier. I am working on HFE support for SMFW30 as well.

General Discussion / Re: Roland W-30 Hardware problems
« Last post by nick on February 13, 2014, 03:14:51 PM »
Hi Miro

Sorry for mega long delay, I lost my password many moons ago but managed to find it again.

Got this fixed in the end, had to replace the whole mainboard (I presume it was the sensors which turn voltage into digital information.

Cheers and good to see the forum up and well :)

General Discussion / Re: How to Set Up Roland W30 Without Floppy Drive?
« Last post by nick on February 13, 2014, 03:13:04 PM »
Guys regarding the HxC, How is the memory card formatted? Is it just fat32, pop into my pc, and manually drag and drop disk .IMG files onto it? or is there software designed for this which imports W-30 IMG files onto the memory card?


General Discussion / Re: How to Set Up Roland W30 Without Floppy Drive?
« Last post by nick on February 13, 2014, 03:04:07 PM »
Infact I might just bite the bullet and spend £100 on the below as it's said to be working on the W30. ooo Lots of money

Thanks :)
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