Midi sample dump


    Apr 25 2006 | 8:38 am
    Anyone here have experience of using Max for Midi sample dumping that they'd care to share ? I have an old FZ1 that i wish to get rid of, but before i do, I'd like to archive my sample collection. I used to do this using Alchemy on OS 9, but I've recently changed my Midi interface to an M-Audio FW 410, and I just cannot get the thing to work on OS 9. I can't find any s/w for OS X that's ever heard of an FZ1, so I figured Max should be the answer, but Im having trouble getting my head round the mechanics of the thing. How, for example, do I capture the incoming midi data and write it to disc as an audio file ? I've searched the archive, but all I find is myself asking this same question six months ago, cheers Roger

    • Apr 25 2006 | 9:59 am
      I haven't done this sort of thing, but it sounds like something that peek~ would be good at, since it has the ability to write single samples at the control rate. There's presumably some sort of header, etc. data before the sound? (try dumping a sine wave to check it?)
      Peter McCulloch
    • Apr 25 2006 | 11:28 am
      Alchemy was a cool program. I don't know how to do MIDI sample dump in MAX/MSP, but I know it works in Peak and DSP Quattro. DSP Quattro supports SCSI MIDI dumps as well as standard MIDI Sample dumps (and it is half the price of Peak). Look under Commands->Network Receive- >MIDI or SCSI The FZ1 isn't listed in the application menu, but maybe it will work anyway. Or maybe you already looked into this..... Okay, anyway, I hope this helps. MD
    • Apr 26 2006 | 9:37 am
      ROGER CARRUTHERS wrote: > I can't find any s/w for OS X that's ever heard of an > FZ1, so I figured Max should be the answer, but Im > having trouble getting my head round the mechanics of > the thing. How, for example, do I capture the incoming > midi data and write it to disc as an audio file ?
      I did do that, (was it 20 years ago?) with my FZ but it was pre Max in Modula-2, I still have the Modula sources, which could enable you to extract at least the format, but I guess you do have this information...
      I could send you these source if it would help... (off list)
      Stefan
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