Roland Juno-60 Load and Save Instructions For Cassette or Wav File

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Loading Instructions:

Tape recorder or computer interface connections; Connect cable from your tape recorders or computer audio interface “output” to the rear “input” on the Juno-60 (LOAD).

1- Set the tape or software program so it will be played back from the very beginning of the data (where you hear a pilot tone).
2- Set The Memory Protect switch on the rear panel of the Juno-60 to OFF.
3- Set the tape recorder/software to PLAY, then press the LOAD button (8) on the Juno-60. The LOAD indicator will light up and the program number display window becomes blank, showing that the data has started. Be sure to press the LOAD button before the modulation tone is heard.

If the load button goes out and the program number display window shows double dashes (–), the loading is complete.

If error message occurs adjust output level on your tape machine. If the output level is too high or too low you will get an error message. Experiment to find the proper level for your equipment. Also make sure to press the load button at the right moment.

Saving Instructions:

Tape recorder or computer interface connections; Connect cable from your Juno-60 “save output” to the “Line input or Mic Input” on the Tape recorder or computer audio interface.

1- Set your tape recorder or software to record mode.
2- Press the SAVE button (#6) of the Juno 60. The save indicator will light up and the program number shown in the display window will go out. Also. the pilot tone will be sent from the SAVE jack.
3- If you tape recorder features the recording volume adjust knob, adjust it so that the pilot tone registers near 0 db. In 4 or 5 seconds the Juno-60 produces a modulated tone, i.e.saving into the tape recorder/software begins. (be sure to complete adjusting the recording level before the modulated tone is heard.

BTW: In case your not already aware of it, we have a cool collection of sounds for your old Juno-60. 112 Patches are available on data cassette or WAV file download. That will get your old Juno back on it’s feet again. More info can be found At The Roland Section Of Our Web Site

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Roland Jupiter 6 Load and Save Instructions For Cassette or WAV File

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Many of you have just picked up an old synthesizer and it did not come with an owners manuel. Since there seems to be little info available online, we have been getting many requests for more info on how to load and save sounds into vintage synthesizers via the data cassette port. We’ve started things off with how to load & save sounds into the Roland Jupiter-6.

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Tape recorder or computer interface connections; Connect cable from your tape recorders or computer audio interface “output” to the rear “input” on the Jupiter-6 (LOAD).

To load in new sounds:

1- Turn off the “memory protect” switch in the rear of the Jupiter-6.

2- Adjust the output level on your cassette player/software. The best loading levels are at “0” DB. Once the adjustment has been made, begin the tape/wav playback with the pilot tone and press the Jupiter-6 “load” switch.

3- The data will begin to load into your Jupiter-6. Each Bank light should flash one at a time as the data is loading in. If one or more begins to blink then an error has occured. In this case adjust your output levels and try again.

Jupiter-6 If none of the banks blink then all has loading in OK.

Tape recorder or computer interface connections; Connect cable from your Jupiter-6 “save output” to the “Line input or Mic Input” on the Tape recorder or computer audio interface.

To save your old sounds:

1- Press the Jupiter Dump or Save button. The Jupiter will send a pilot tone to your tape recorder/software. Adjust your recording levels on your tape recorder so that the tone reads at about “0 db”.

2- Begin recording with your tape recorder/software, beginning with a clear portion of the pilot tone. The Jupiter will soon produce a modulated tone and begin to save the banks one at a time.

3- When the Jupiter has dumped it’s entire memory, the pilot tone will appear again. Record a few seconds of the pilot tone.

We have found that the best tape recorders to use for this kind of data transfer are those small portable ones that you can get at radio shack for about $50. The ones that are usually used for recording voice lectures and that kind of stuff. The key feature is that the tape recorder must have an “adjustable output” so you can control how much signal the synthesizer will receive. That’s critical when transferring data this ancient way. Most of the old analog synths from the 80’s that use the cassette interface need to have everything just right or else you will get the dreaded “error” message.

Of course, if your using a computer to transfer the WAV file, that will make your life a bit easier. However, you still have to make sure that your output level is right to avoid getting errors. Simply adjust the output level of the wav file to suit your equipment.

Another important thing you should know is that cool old analog synthesizer that you just got may not make any sound at all! There is a good chance that your synths “internal battery” has died and you need to replace it before loading in any new sounds. For more info CLICK HERE

BTW: In case your not already aware of it, we have a cool collection of sounds for your old Juno-60. 112 Patches are available on data cassette or WAV file download. That will get your old Juno back on it’s feet again. More info can be found At The Roland Section Of Our Web Site

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Triton Producers Mix and Simmons Drums Now Available As WAV Download

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Kid Nepro announces the addition of “Triton Producers Mix” to our downloadable wav file database. Nepro has sampled the best of our Producers Mix sound collection for the Korg Triton Series and has made it available to anyone with a digital hardware or software sampler.

The new library is a great resource for producers and includes new drums kits and beats, basses, guitars, leads, pads, strings, keyboards and Triton “Combis” which include multi instruments set up for a complete mix. All sounds are multi sampled and well organized for easy key mapping into your sampler.

Special bonus from the Kid Nepro Vault! “Simmons Drum Kit”. Kid Nepro as dug deep into our sound archives and has sampled the complete Simmons Drum Kit. All 21 samples are now available in WAV format as a digital download. Get the electronic drum sound of the 70’s and 80’s for your hardware or software sampler.

Producers Mix and Simmons Drum Kit can be purchased as a digital download as individual sound files for only $5. per file.

More info at: www.kidnepro.com

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New Triton Sounds Video Now On YouTube

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We’ve just posted something that we are going to be experimenting with up on You-Tube and wanted to let everyone in on it. It’s a demo for our new Triton Producers Mix and has three audio tracks to check out. Since we have been doing that for many years, that’s not the “new” part. What’s new is that in addition to releasing the MP3 audio demos we have also put together a short video. It’s nothing fancy, just some pictures of the Triton Series and a few extra things mixed it. It was fun and easy putting it together in Apples imovie. We hope you enjoy it!

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AIFF / WAV Formats and Vintage Synthesizers From The 80’s

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It may be a bit confusing at one of our vintage synths web pages (like the Oberheim OB8 page) where it say’s that our OB8 sounds are available in AIFF and WAV file format. Let me explain what’s up with that.

In this case the AIFF and WAV format does not mean that the sounds are in “aiff and wav digital sample format”. You can not load these sounds into your software sampler so if you don’t actually own a Oberheim OB then don’t buy these sounds! If you want OB8 sounds for your software sampler then GO HERE.

In this case the AIFF and WAV format means that instead of purchasing the old data cassette tape which gets loaded though the OB8’s cassette port, you can purchase the sounds in AIFF or WAV file format. We have saved the cassette data as a AIFF and WAV file so that it can be downloaded and you don’t have to wait for the cassette tape to be delivered in the mail. That’s one of the cool things about the internet. You couldn’t do that back in the 80’s!

Once you download, just connect your computer audio output to your synths cassette interface input and you can load in the sounds the same way you would from a cassette tape. The files will open in any program that plays AIFF or WAV files.

This is true for any of the 80’s vintage synths that we sell patches for that load in sounds via the old style cassette interface. This includes instruments like the Roland Juno 106, Juno 60, Jupiter-6 Jupiter-8, Korg Poly 800, DW6000 and DW8000 as well as a few others.

Yes, we are the only sound company left from those early days of midi and have lot’s of cool sounds for those old 80’s synth beasts. The decade of Miami Vice, Van Halen and Big Hair.

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How Do I Download Sounds?

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Not sure how to download sounds or want to know how e-mail delivery works? It’s quick, simple, and FREE! And best of all, you can have your new sounds today!

Here’s how it works: After you place your order, we e-mail you a user name and a password along with a web link. Just click on the link in the e-mail and sign in with the user name and password. Then click on the download link and download your new sounds. Easy as pie.

If your working with a synthesizer, save the files to a Floppy Disk, Smart Media Card, USB Stick, Hard Drive, CD-ROM or whatever your synth is using for storage. Then you can load in our sounds from your Synths Floppy Drive, CD-ROM or Smart Media Device. If your using a digital sampler then simply take the new samples that you download and import them into the software program or hardware sampler that your working with. That’s it!

If your synthesizer does not have a floppy drive, cd or smart media device built in then you can load in the sounds through the synths MIDI port by doing a System Exclusive (.syx) data transfer. We include a cool app with your order that lets you load the sounds into your synth.

We also have the synth sounds in standard midi file format (.mid). You can use your sequencer program (Logic, Cubase, Digital Performer etc) to load in the data. To load via your sequencer just import the file into a track. Then play the track and the data will load into your synth. The midi files will also work with windows media player. Just import them into windows media player and play.

So you see, there are several different ways to get the sounds into your synth. We try to give you as many options and make it easy as possible for you to start using your new sounds right away. Just let us know which synth or sampler your working with in the “comments” section of our order form and we will take care of the rest.

Most of our catalog is available for download delivery. For more info on how to load sounds via midi, check out our “Sysex Made Simple” page. You can also find out more about all our “available formats over here”.

If you have any questions or problems with the e-mail delivery we will be happy to assist. Out customer support rules!

Check it out! If you never did it before you will be amazed at how quick and easy it is. Why spend more money on shipping and have to wait longer too? The downloadable delivery is the way to go!

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New Korg Triton Sounds – Triton Patches Vol 12 Producers Mix

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The Patch King has announced the release of Vol #12 – “Producers Mix” for the Korg Triton Series Workstations.

Producers Mix for the Korg Triton series is the culmination of our seven years of programming and over two thousand programs and combis created for one of the most popular and beloved workstations ever released. Our years of experience in working with the Triton really shows in the high quality of this collection. The new soundbank consists of 128 programs and 64 combis all professionally designed to unleash the power of your Triton and is filled with everything you need for your next recording session or live gig.

This new collection brings to all producers of Hip Hop and R&B, Classic Rock, Techno, Soundtrack, House and Dance Music a powerful set of sounds that will inspire and spice up your music whether you want to build your tracks from scratch using the programs or just want to jam along with our fully designed combis. Note that on our MP3 demos that there was no overdubbing or multi tracking. All tracks were recorded live.

This will be our last set of sounds for the Triton series as we will soon be starting work on a new collection of sounds for Korg’s new M3 workstations. Look for our first release sometime this summer. We have enjoyed working with this amazing machine over the past seven years and now feel that it’s time to move on to the next step in the evolution of Korg workstations.

Producers Mix is compatible with all Korg Tritons including the Triton Classic, Triton Studio, Triton Extreme, Triton LE and Triton Rack.

More info, soundlists and MP3 demos Over HERE!

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Goodbye WNEW – Thoughts about the end of NY radio

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In a twenty four hour news cycle where I read that the Doomsday Clock had been moved forward two minutes, the Carteret Islands in the remote south pacific were the first victims of the rising sea due to global warming and the New York radio station icon WNEW has officially bit the dust, I felt I had to say something.

Yeah, things have changed.

Anyone who grew up in the New York area during the 60’s and 70’s is probably as sad as I am to hear the news about “NEW”. Not that it’s really news at this point since the radio station that we all knew and loved has not existed for many years now. This is just the final nail in the coffin of what used to be the vibrant NY radio scene.

Who could forget that rainy Saturday afternoon in 1974 when John Lennon popped in on Dennis Elsas and stayed for the afternoon playing DJ. Or when Lennon was gunned down only six years later on that dark day in December. I stayed up for three days straight listening to “NEW” and recording what they played into an old reel to reel tape recorder. I still have the tapes, but refuse to listen to them. Too depressing. It’s the only time I can remember Scott Muni crying on the air.

When Jimi Hendrix released Electric Ladyland or The Beatles released Abbey Road, “NEW” would play the whole record from start to finish without any commercials. You won’t see that anymore. They didn’t just play great music. I used to wake up early on Sunday mornings when they used to broadcast the lectures from the great philosopher Alan Watts.

Everyone was listening. The only time the radio was not on is when we were either playing the records that we just bought or playing music in our garage bands trying to copy that great sound that we heard on the records. Many a time I could remember walking into school in the morning and my friends would come up to me and say “did you hear what they were playing on “NEW” last night? Yeah, I heard. I used to go to sleep with the radio on.

Many of the old “NEW” crew has migrated over to WFUV which I guess is a positive thing. I still like listening to Pete Fornatale and Vince Scelsa on Saturdays. Too bad they and the classic rock format are only a small part of what is on the WFUV program schedule. Even so, things are just not the same. Maybe it’s me, but I just don’t feel the same excitement that I used to feel when I would turn on the radio back in the day and never knew what great song I would hear next.

Just did a search as google for WNEW and found lot’s of interesting stuff. Here is one with lot’s of cool old picts. Good memories.

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Confused about what to buy?

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We wanted to clear up any confusion about which sounds to order and what format to pick when placing an order at our web site. It’s understandable that with the large number of products in our catalog and the many formats available, there is bound to be some confusion.

Basically, there are two main sections of our web site. The “Patch” Section and the “Sample City” Section.

Regarding our “Sound Patch Libraries”: You can NOT order any of our synthesizer “Sound Patch” collections unless you have the same synthesizer listed at our web site. Lets use the Oberheim OB8 for example: YOU HAVE TO HAVE A OBERHIEM OB8 IF YOU WANT TO BUY OUR OBERHEIM OB8 PATCHES!! These Patches were created specifically for the Oberheim OB8. They get loaded into the OB8’s internal memory and a OB8 is required to access them. You can NOT load these sounds into your hardware or software sampler or any other instrument besides a OB8.

So anything that’s labeled “patches” fits into this category. If your anywhere in the Roland, Korg, Yamaha, Kawai, Sequential or Oberheim section of our web site then anything we have for sale over there are considered “Patches”.

That’s not to say that you can’t get some really cool Oberheim OB8 sounds for your software or hardware sampler. You just need to go to the Sample City part of kidnepro.com to find it. What we have done is “Digitally Sample” some of the best sounds from our OB8 patch collection and turn them into AIFF, WAV, Akai, Kontakt, and many other sample based formats. You can find all of that at our “Sample City” section of our web site. This is where you want to go if you are looking for new sounds for your hardware or software sampler.

It may be a bit confusing when you see that at the OB8 page it say’s they are available in WAV file format. In this case, the WAV format means that instead of purchasing the data cassette tape which gets loaded though the OB8’s cassette port, you can purchase the WAV file from us. We have saved the cassette data as a WAV file so that it can be downloaded. Once you download it from us, just connect your computer audio card output to your synths cassette interface input and you can load in the sounds the same way you would from a cassette tape. The files will open in any program that plays .WAV files. This is true for any of the vintage synths that we sell patches for that load in sounds via the old style cassette interface. This includes instruments like the Roland Juno 106, Juno 60, Jupiter-6 Jupiter-8, Korg Poly 800, DW6000 and DW8000.

So the main thing to remember is that “Patches” are for your synthesizer and “Samples” are for your digital sampler.

Before placing an order, another good thing to know about are the various “formats” available. There are several different formats, so try and take a look at the options available before placing an order. We have put together a web page which fills you in on all the different options. You can find it “OVER HERE”.   That should answer most of your questions.

Also note that our online order form has a “comments” section in which we ask you to include the synthesizer or sampler that your working with. Please include that along with any other info about your computer set up or anything else that you think might be helpful. That will help us avoid any mistakes when processing your order and make sure that your getting the right sounds.

If after reading this your still confused then don’t worry. Just give us a call at: 718-732-0553 or Email Us with a brief description of your set up and we will be happy to answer any questions.

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Tips on using our SCSI CD-ROM or ZIP drives

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Many vintage digital samplers use SCSI ports (pronounced “scuzzy) in order to connect them to external devices such as CD-ROM, Zip or Hard Drive. SCSI stands for “Small Computer System Interface”. Since the advent of the USB and Firewire protocols SCSI has long since been discontinued, but is still popular with musicians using older equipment. We are one of the few companies where you an still get a SCSI CD-ROM or ZIP Drive. All our drives have been refurbished and come with a one year warranty.

If you have purchased a drive from us, here are a few tips about working with our SCSI CD-ROM or ZIP Drives:

1- Do not connect or disconnect the CD or ZIP drive when your sampler is turned on. Make sure to connect everything first and then turn on your sampler.

2- The CD-ROM or ZIP drive is set to a “SCSI Channel”. In the SCSI chain you can connect up to eight different devices. Each device must be on a different SCSI channel in order for everything to work properly. In other words, if you have both a CD-ROM drive and a ZIP drive your CD drive must be on a different SCSI channel then your zip drive. Our CD and Zip drives usually get set to channel four, five or six, however SCSI devices can usually be set to channels “zero through seven”.

All digital samplers that have SCSI ports have a parameter inside them that lets you set the SCSI channel in order to connect them to external devices. Remember that your sampler must be on the same SCSI channel as your CD, ZIP or Hard Drive. It’s done a little differently on every sampler so we can’t get too specific on exactly how that’s done with every one. Best to check your owners manuel or contact the manufacture for details.

Here is an example on how it’s done with the original Akai MPC2000:

A- Select Shift and Disk.

B- Change “device” from floppy to SCSI channel using the data wheel. Keep scrolling with the wheel until you see one of our programs pop up in the MPC’s screen. The drive is probably on channel 4, 5 or 6. Once your connected to can scroll though the programs and pick the one that you want to load.

C- Our program sets are broken up into “partitions”. Each partition usually has 12 or 13  programs on it. To get from one partition to the next, just change from partition A to partitions B, C or D. Go to “part” and use the data wheel to switch partitions.

Each of our Millennium Zip/CD Disks has 50 programs. Each program has multiple samples in it and the samples are mapped out across the MPC’s pads for you. We recommend you load the sounds as a “program” (.pgm). You can also load in the sounds as individual samples and create your own custom programs.

If you need any more info please contact us via phone or e-mail.

If you found this page from a search engine and are interested in purchasing a SCSI CD-ROM or ZIP drive just CLICK HERE FOR MORE INFO..

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