Lo-FI Drums. S1000 7x floppy omniflop images for Free

Akai s-series free floppy disk images

Here you have omniflop images of my personal lo-fi drum sample collection for Akai S series samplers.
These are in s1000 disk format and it can be used with akai s950 s1000 s1100 s2000 s3000 s5000 and many others devices.

Images contain processed samples from old computers like Amiga, Atari, Commodore and also many other various samples from fairlight, emu, drum machines like dmx, linn, roland, yamaha. But these samples are not from the internet. Everything was processed, sometimes i added exciters, compression, distortion, bit crushers, filters. Everything is different.

Use omniflop program to save it to real floppies.
Make own drum kits, use envelopes, akai internal filters.

I recommend to use it on s1000 and s1100 due to much better playback of low-frequency samples than never samplers.

Enjoy :-)

p.s Tell me what you think about it, Post your music results :-)

All samples are recorded, processed by me.
You can use it with no restrictions as components of musical compositions
either private or commercial.
BUT you are not allowed to redistribute, sell. ASK ME FIRST!

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(link download fixed)

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Yamaha TG500 / SY85 drum and fx samples

Yamaha TG500

Yamaha TG500 is a rompler from 1992. Rack version of Yamaha SY85 workstation with bigger polyphony but no internal RAM memory (as default). Current Yamaha Motifs predecessor. Many filters, good effects.
You can buy up to 2 512kb RAM modules here sector101.co.uk and then you can load patches from Yamaha SY85.

More into at vintagesynth.com | sonicstate.com | synthmania.com | deepsonic.ch

pdf manual | patches
Atari ST editor | Windows 3.1 95 XP Editor | Winsysex editor and TG500 addon

And now the best part :) Free 48khz 16bit sample pack of ALL drum and fx waveforms.
Waveforms – it means, no internal effects were used, no layers. Pure samples looped as originals. Every waveform recorded few times in different pitch.

Recorded thru Akai s5000 sampler, then DC adjusted, normalized, denoised, trimed and looped on Windows.

DOWNLOAD

These samples can be used with no restrictions as components of musical compositions either private or commercial. BUT you are not allowed to redistribute, sell or use as application (plugin) component. ASK ME FIRST!

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SMDI sample transfer over MIDI

Electron Sysex Tool

I’ve just found excellent little program for windows and mac
Elektron C6 SysExManager / local copy: mac windows

This software can upload wav and aiff samples to ANY hardware sampler that supports SMDI transfer protocol by MIDI cable! Designed for Elektron.se hardware machines but works with old samplers also!
I tested it with Yamaha A5000 and it works great! It uploads all selected samples one by one!
I’m sure that this utility will work with Akai, EMU or other hardware samplers.

This soft has Turbo Mode which can be set up to 8x.
You must experiment and find maximal value yourself because every sampler has own limit.
My Yamaha accepts maximal available speed Turbo X8 with delay 10ms.

Loading samples this way is still slow, but when you have to transfer short drum samples or just waveforms
this soft is very helpful. Upload 100kb wave to my yamaha sampler takes about 50 seconds.
Keep it mind that midi is prehistoric protocol :)

Update on 19 Dec: I just tested it with akai s3000xl and it works in Turbo x8 mode. It seems that this tool sends data to akai even faster than to yamaha a5000 because there is no significant delay after transfer is complete.

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Roland U-220 / U-20 drum & fx samples

Roland U-220

Absolutely FREE, drum & fx samples from my Roland u-220 rompler module from 1989. It is rack version of Roland U-20 keyboard.
Provided sample pack includes additional latin and fx sounds from expansion card number 2. It contains all drum and fx samples with different pitches, effects off, long decay and relase set. Samples were originally recorded at 24bit 48khz by Motu 2408 mk2 interface, then denoised (removed few db of noise floor) and converted to 16bit.

DOWNLOAD U-220 DRUM SAMPLE PACK

Roland u-220 is simple 16-bit rompler, 30 voices of polyphony, 4mb of rom, reverb, chorus and delay effects are onboard.
No control over filter but you can control ADSR envelope and you can stack up to 6 detuned and panned voices, so you can create some fat basses or fat synths. Waveforms generally are not so bad, but related to popular music (very good piano).

download roland u-220 manual
download windows editor

more info about u-20 / u-220 at: vintagesynth.com synthmania.com sonicstate.com

These samples can be used with no restrictions as components of musical compositions either private or commercial. BUT you are not allowed to redistribute, sell. ASK ME FIRST!

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Korg DDD-5 drum samples

Korg DDD-5

more info at vintagesynth.com sonicstate.com

download pdf brochure

Drum machine Korg DDD-5, very nice vintage sound, claps and kick similar to Linn drum.
It’s little brother of Korg DDD-1. 29 sounds. Pads are pressure sensitive

DOWNLOAD DDD-5 SAMPLE PACK Originally recorded at 24bit 48khz. For recording I used Lexicon mpx550 (bypass mode).
Korg DDD-5 was powered by battery for eliminating AC hum.
Trimmed, normalized and converted to 16bit without noise dithering.

These samples can be used with no restrictions as components of musical compositions either private or commercial.
BUT you are not allowed to redistribute, sell. ASK ME FIRST!

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Roland TR-626 Samples

Roland TR-626

Very cheap 12-bit 1987 drum machine, last of TR series. Lots of sounds (if compared to other tr-series)

more info at vintagesynth.com soundonsound.com sonicstate.com

pdf manual

SAMPLE PACK OF ALL TR-626 SOUNDSDOWNLOAD

samples @ 48khz 16bit, some sounds were processed (exciter, equalizer)
recorded in 24bit by lexicon mpx-550, drum machine was powered by batteries

These samples can be used with no restrictions as components of musical compositions either private or commercial.
BUT you are not allowed to redistribute, sell. ASK ME FIRST!

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Boss DR-660 sample pack

Boss DR-660

Boss DR-660 is great drum machine from 1992, it is not just a simple rompler, but it’s very good drum synthesizer (based on samples)
Reverb, delay, chorus and flange effects are onboard. 255 16-bit sounds.

more info at sonicstate.com

download pdf manual and turbo start guide

and the most important part of this post :)
High quality sample pack of all dr-660 sounds – download here (over 60mb zip archive)
There are long decay sounds at two or three different pitches.
It takes me a lot of work to record, denoise and trim these samples, so please leave thanks in comments :-)

These samples can be used with no restrictions as components of musical compositions either private or commercial. BUT you are not allowed to redistribute, sell or use as application (plugin) component. ASK ME FIRST!

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Yamaha RX7 complete sample pack

Yamaha rx7

RX7, 12bit drum machine from Yamaha (1987) comes after RX5. It has all RX5 waveforms + even some more but it does not have individual outputs and lacks some less important features. Keys are pressure sensitive.

more info about RX7:
sonicste.com yamaha.com

download pdf manual

download rx7 sample pack

Samples were originally recorded at 24bit 48khz. For recording I used Lexicon mpx550 (bypass mode). Converted to 16bit without noise dithering.

These samples can be used with no restrictions as components of musical compositions either private or commercial.
BUT you are not allowed to redistribute, sell. ASK ME FIRST!

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Akai s3000xl scsi to ide cf mod

Here are pictures of my S3000XL with cf card inside as hard disk.
I used IO-Data scsi to ide adapter from ebay, Ide to cf adapter, 2gb sandisk card, and some molex cables.
I mounted IDE-to-CF adapter on the bottom by using 3 screws. It fits perfect
I also modded power plug as you can see on the picture to get 5v and 12v.
I have 16 partitions, about 500mb available.

S3000xl scsi to ide
S3000xl scsi to ide
S3000xl scsi to ide
S3000xl scsi to ide
S3000xl scsi to ide

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Akai s1100 CF card inside (scsi to ide)

I wanted to have hard disk inside my s1100. Real hard drives are not recommended due to risk of overheating. S1100 produces high temperature inside already.

Take a look (click for bigger pictures):
Akai s1100 with scsi to ide cf adapter

Akai s1100 with scsi to ide cf adapter

Akai s1100 with scsi to ide cf adapter

There is second power socket on the main board, the same as for floppy drive, so its easy to make power cable for scsi adapter.

I bought:
1) scsi 68pin to ide adapter (ebay)
2) 68 pin internal cable (ebay)
3) 50-68pin sci adapter (ebay)
4) ide cf adapter (ebay)
5) two cheap metal holders (local store)
6) molex cables (ebay)
6) compact flash card (local store)

Important thing: Internal scsi socket in s1100 and s1000 is probably wrong, i don’t know why, maybe hardware bug.
If your scsi device won’t work, try plug socket in backwards!
So cutting or filing cable plug may be necessary.
I’ve cut 50 to 68 adapter to fit backwards.

I have about 520mb space available which is max for s1000/s1100 and max 17 partitions.

I tired few CF cards and only two works: Transcend 1gb and Pretec 16gb. Sandiks, Kingston cards were not recognized.

Now it works perfect. Any questions?, please leave comment. Thanks!

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