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How To / Re: CD Editor Export
« Last post by Ricoche on June 09, 2012, 08:25:42 AM »
Hi again Miro,

I did some testing and here's what I found.

I first exported a floppy image from the CD-Rom using the CD Editor Export feature from within the latest SMFW30 version 2.  I then closed SMFW30 and used a program called SDisk in DOS using my Win98 computer.  I found that I still got the static when playing back on the Sampler.  I also tried D-Sound Pro on the Mac and the same static happened.  It seems no matter what program I used to create the floppy I still get the static.  If I use Translator or Awave Studio to extract the Wav files from the CD-Rom I get perfect WAV file results.  However, it's the keymap and other data that I want with the files, so using SMFW30 would be best.  If my CD-Rom is fine and the CD Editor Export software is fine, then I'm not sure what would be causing the issue.  I'm not using the Tone editor so that eliminates that part.  Hmmm.  Oh well, one of these days I'll get it...laugh.  Thanks Miro and have a great weekend.

How To / Re: CD Editor Export
« Last post by Ricoche on June 09, 2012, 01:28:22 AM »
Hi Miro,

Great info.  Thank you!! Perhaps if I use another method of writing the exported image to floppy that static sound would disappear, thus bypassing the SMFW30 tone editor?  I noticed that when I use SMFW30 to write the exported image to a floppy, the static shows up in my W30, S50, and S330 samplers.  If the exported image from the CD is clean, then it would make sense that another program "should" write to floppy without the static.  I'll try this using my Mac as I have a program that will write using that format.  I'll update you again shortly. 

Thanks again.  - Jim
General Discussion / Re: Goodmorning Roland friends!
« Last post by miro on June 08, 2012, 02:34:29 PM »
Cool gear  :) and welcome here.
How To / Re: CD Editor Export
« Last post by miro on June 08, 2012, 02:31:26 PM »
Hi Jim,

thanks for an example. In the meanwhile, I have found a bug in downmixing routine in SMFW30 Tone Editor which can cause this sound degradation. I will correct this asap. Actual export of diskimage from CD is done without any changes. I just dump binary region which is belonging to the area on the CD. So this problem is in the wave export of SMFW30. Otherwise if you can provide me the CD image I can investigate further.

I will keep you posted.

How To / Re: CD Editor Export
« Last post by Ricoche on June 08, 2012, 07:27:22 AM »
Hello Miro,

I finally got the CD Export function working on SMFW30 and was pretty excited.  However, I now have a new problem and that is I get large amounts of static when writing the image from CD to a floppy.  I know the WAV files are clean because I've ripped them from Kontakt and they work great as WAVs.  I think "possibly" SMFW30 is affecting the image when I export it from the CD and then write it to the floppy.  It's almost as if the volume of the sample is set too high during export if that is all possible.  Not sure.  I'm almost there, but I can't seem to get a clean, static free file when exporting and writing using the CD Export function.



Update:  Here is a WAV file I exported using SMFW30 from a CD I exported from the CD Disc Editor.  You can hear quite a bit of static in the sound.  Again note that I've export this exact same WAV file using other conversion programs and the WAV file is very clean and nice sounding.  My thinking is that the CD Disc Editor export is messing with the file somehow.  Again, not sure.

Also note that I've tried editing the PRM and TONE parameters and although I can reduce the volume it doesn't eliminate the static.  Plus I tried exporting into S50 and S330 formats and I still get the static on all files.  Hmmm.  Thanks Miro!
General Discussion / sound repository
« Last post by manciato on May 31, 2012, 12:23:28 PM »
Hi Friends , why don't we create a repository when we can add and take some sample or disk image , i've more floppies image that i can  share http://
General Discussion / Goodmorning Roland friends!
« Last post by manciato on May 27, 2012, 12:47:25 PM »
Hi Guys, a new user is here..
Fausto"now" from Italy but i'm going to live in Canada ..exactly Toronto ,there are some Canadian roland fan/user ?

i use roland s330 + roland mks 50  "killer combo"; roland tb303 ; roland tr606; TBS Mode Machine X0XB0X"303 clone"

I love   :) acid house  :), Old school hardcore and acid techno!!!

comee on  a new acid crew will born

pace! see we soon
News / Re: Sound repository
« Last post by miro on May 05, 2012, 01:23:10 AM »
Hi Nick,

thats great news. I will pm or mail you some place to upload the stuff and we'll see where it will lead us ;).


General Discussion / Re: Roland W-30 Hardware problems
« Last post by miro on May 05, 2012, 01:21:27 AM »
Hi Nick,

actually I have similar problem with keys only that in my case it is just 3 of them. Actually I have recently cleaned whole thing and used a tip of another Roland user found on the web. Just take off rubber from under the keys and then use pencil eraser to clean the contacts  ::). One way or another it really helps but one of the keys is still not working reliably. One of the rubbers is broken so I am accounting it to that.


General Discussion / Re: Roland W-30 Hardware problems
« Last post by nick on May 01, 2012, 06:50:25 PM »
I’ve had my w30 for around 10 years, and about 3 years ago, for no reason what so ever one morning 10 or 12 of the keys stopped working. Very rarely one or two might start working for 2 minutes but generally not. About 20 minutes ago I replaced the keyboard from an old W-30 which has never worked nor had the keyboard been tested, put it all together and exactly the same thing happened. To be honest I don’t know if it’s the same keys that aren’t working.

I’m at a bit of a loss, I can’t see the chances of me owning 2 keyboards that around 12 of the keys are defective. I’ve tried using a different OS version, making sure the connectors are pushed in properly but nothing works.

I haven’t tried taking the actual keyboard apart and having a fiddle encase I can’t put it back together.

Has anyone else had this problem? PS someone mentioned about a chip on the main board that could be the issue  :o

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