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Importing more than one sample?

Postby Coffeebean » 12:44, 11 August 2009

Hi Guys,

I know how to import samples from the Audio Import folder, but is there a way to mark several samples (like in Fantom G) and import them simultaneously? I would like to import hundreds of FX samples and it's hard to do it piece by piece.

Thanks in advance!
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Re: Importing more than one sample?

Postby dr_boehm » 17:49, 13 August 2009

Hi,

please have a look into the mc-808-faq in this section.

Ciao, Dirk.
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Re: Importing more than one sample?

Postby Coffeebean » 23:25, 16 August 2009

Hi Dirk,

thank you. I read the FAQ and found the answer, but I would like to import 530 fx samples. As you might guess, renaming them in the mentioned way it would take the same time as importing them step by step. Is there another way to do it easily?

Thanks,
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Re: Importing more than one sample?

Postby dr_boehm » 20:14, 18 August 2009

Hi,

i am sorry, but i think there are no other possibilities.

Ciao, Dirk.
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Re: Importing more than one sample?

Postby Mazash » 10:31, 31 October 2009

I found a way to do it. You just have to use a file renamer (the most simple I found is Renomme, but it's a french software... You will find tons of this kind of program on the web)

You can even convert all of your stereo files into mono with Wavosaur.

This way, I converted more than 400 stereo files into mono, converted them from mp3 to wav and renamed them to "smplxxxx".

Very simple.
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Re: Importing more than one sample?

Postby dr_boehm » 13:25, 31 October 2009

Hi Mazash,

thats right. Good thing.

But inside mc-808 they also show up as smplxxxx right? Now we need to find a way of bringing the sample names in masses to mc-808!

Bye, Dirk
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Re: Importing more than one sample?

Postby dv1394 » 16:55, 31 October 2009

the attached zip contains the sample converter/number generator.
this is a command line utility.
it was already mentioned here several times, but looks like no one remembers.

zip taken from mc909.org download section.
works for 808 as well, since file system structure and file format are identical.
notice that it automatically handles 2-channel (i.e. stereo) files by allocating 2 filenumber slots.
.wav file name is automatically inserted into the corresponding section of converted samples, which means you'll have original file names displayed as sample names on 808.

C source code included.

with a little work it can be made into a full-blown sample converter with GUI.
only the file-numbering routine should be corrected a bit - stereo samples must always start with even numbers.

[README quote start]
DISCLAIMER:

This program w2r.exe and xname.exe are freeware.
Use them at your own risk !!!!
I'm not responsible for any damage these programs
may cause.
If you don't agree with this terms, don't use them !!!

If you find any errors, don't call me. Correct them yourself,
you have the source. :-)

You should have received a zipped file with following contents:

- wave.h containing some wav and aiff related definitions
- w2r.c source of wav to roland wave file converter
- xname.c source of roland wav name exchanger

- w2r.exe wav to roland converter
- xname.exe roland wav name exchanger


Now, what are they good for ?

######### w2r.exe #########

w2r converts standard wave files into the wav format used by the MC909
for a selection of files. You can then copy the converted files
directly to the MC909's Roland/SMPL-folder in the user/card memory without
importing them one-by-one.

It is very simple and thus not very fault tolerant.

You will have to copy w2r and the wav files to convert into one
directory and then execute (in a console window):

w2r

= number assigned to first converted wav file
= beats per minute * 100
= selection of files

Example:

w2r 1 16020 "*.wav" (NOTE: the double quotes are mandatory!!)

will create looped samples with bpm 160.20 (AND DELETE THE ORIGINAL!!!)

smpl0001.wav
smpl0002.wav
...

w2r 100 0 "*.wav"

will create forward oneshot samples

smpl0100.wav
smpl0101.wav
...

Samplenumbers are increased by 1 for mono and 2 for stereo files.

The name of the original wav (actually the first 16 characters) is
copied into the file, so you will see it in the MC909 by its original name.
For bpm values 500 - 30000, w2r will create wav files as forward looping
with bpms 5.00 . 300.00 respectivly.
A bpm value of 0 will create forward oneshot samples.

Note: Max sample number for user memory is 2000, for card memory 7000 !!!
So choose your starting sample number carefully!!


######### xname ########

xname exchanges the name of a wav file by the name in the roland chunk,
useful for archiving samples created in the MC909.

Lets say you created a sample Superbass in the MC909, which you saved
at card location 100.

When you copy it over USB it will have some name smpl0100.wav.

Now you say:

xname smpl0100.wav

and the name of the file will change to

Superbass.wav

Do the same for Superbass.wav again, and you will get smpl0100.wav.

As with w2r you can say xname "*.wav" to exchange names of multiple
files with one command.


So, that's it folks.
Have fun :-)
[/ README quote end]
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Re: Importing more than one sample?

Postby dr_boehm » 19:07, 31 October 2009

Wow, great!! Must have missed that!

Will immediatly have a look at the source code. A little port to c# and it will become part of the librarian!

Thanks, Dirk.
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Re: Importing more than one sample?

Postby Mazash » 12:09, 1 November 2009

Thank you dv1394 for your job. But the exe files don't work for me. It opens up then close immediatly.

I can't debug it myself as I'm not mastering any language, (and I'm very noob with command line programs... It's not your fault ! ;) )

Concerning the name of my samples imported in my mc, I change their name when I use them in a pattern. It's not ideal, but it's a way to slowly make the job.
Hope to find a better solution.
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Re: Importing more than one sample?

Postby sleepydog » 11:23, 28 March 2016

Has anyone still got this program? Impossible to find it seems :(

dv1394 wrote:the attached zip contains the sample converter/number generator.
this is a command line utility.
it was already mentioned here several times, but looks like no one remembers.

zip taken from mc909.org download section.
works for 808 as well, since file system structure and file format are identical.
notice that it automatically handles 2-channel (i.e. stereo) files by allocating 2 filenumber slots.
.wav file name is automatically inserted into the corresponding section of converted samples, which means you'll have original file names displayed as sample names on 808.

C source code included.

with a little work it can be made into a full-blown sample converter with GUI.
only the file-numbering routine should be corrected a bit - stereo samples must always start with even numbers.

[README quote start]
DISCLAIMER:

This program w2r.exe and xname.exe are freeware.
Use them at your own risk !!!!
I'm not responsible for any damage these programs
may cause.
If you don't agree with this terms, don't use them !!!

If you find any errors, don't call me. Correct them yourself,
you have the source. :-)

You should have received a zipped file with following contents:

- wave.h containing some wav and aiff related definitions
- w2r.c source of wav to roland wave file converter
- xname.c source of roland wav name exchanger

- w2r.exe wav to roland converter
- xname.exe roland wav name exchanger


Now, what are they good for ?

######### w2r.exe #########

w2r converts standard wave files into the wav format used by the MC909
for a selection of files. You can then copy the converted files
directly to the MC909's Roland/SMPL-folder in the user/card memory without
importing them one-by-one.

It is very simple and thus not very fault tolerant.

You will have to copy w2r and the wav files to convert into one
directory and then execute (in a console window):

w2r

= number assigned to first converted wav file
= beats per minute * 100
= selection of files

Example:

w2r 1 16020 "*.wav" (NOTE: the double quotes are mandatory!!)

will create looped samples with bpm 160.20 (AND DELETE THE ORIGINAL!!!)

smpl0001.wav
smpl0002.wav
...

w2r 100 0 "*.wav"

will create forward oneshot samples

smpl0100.wav
smpl0101.wav
...

Samplenumbers are increased by 1 for mono and 2 for stereo files.

The name of the original wav (actually the first 16 characters) is
copied into the file, so you will see it in the MC909 by its original name.
For bpm values 500 - 30000, w2r will create wav files as forward looping
with bpms 5.00 . 300.00 respectivly.
A bpm value of 0 will create forward oneshot samples.

Note: Max sample number for user memory is 2000, for card memory 7000 !!!
So choose your starting sample number carefully!!


######### xname ########

xname exchanges the name of a wav file by the name in the roland chunk,
useful for archiving samples created in the MC909.

Lets say you created a sample Superbass in the MC909, which you saved
at card location 100.

When you copy it over USB it will have some name smpl0100.wav.

Now you say:

xname smpl0100.wav

and the name of the file will change to

Superbass.wav

Do the same for Superbass.wav again, and you will get smpl0100.wav.

As with w2r you can say xname "*.wav" to exchange names of multiple
files with one command.


So, that's it folks.
Have fun :-)
[/ README quote end]
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Re: Importing more than one sample?

Postby puresoul » 16:32, 31 January 2017

I wrote similar function, it isn't perfect but it's working. Supports aif and wav.

https://raw.githubusercontent.com/pures ... /roland.sh


On windows I using it with mobaxterm

http://mobaxterm.mobatek.net/MobaXterm_v9.4.zip
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Re: Importing more than one sample?

Postby trocol » 18:30, 19 May 2017

Hi there,

I got the source code of W2R.exe, the problem is that is not supported by Windows 10 (64BIT) because it works at 32BIT.

Anyone here with programming skills could convert it to 64BIT???
The source it is so short and it was written in C/C++.

Doing this you can copy all your samples converted to Roland format to the SM card in one step avoiding importation command from the MC909 or MC808 so you save a lot of time.

:-)
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Re: Importing more than one sample?

Postby Dr.No » 19:25, 19 May 2017

trocol wrote:Hi there,

I got the source code of W2R.exe, the problem is that is not supported by Windows 10 (64BIT) because it works at 32BIT.

Anyone here with programming skills could convert it to 64BIT???
The source it is so short and it was written in C/C++.

Doing this you can copy all your samples converted to Roland format to the SM card in one step avoiding importation command from the MC909 or MC808 so you save a lot of time.

:-)

Send me the code, i can try it.
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Re: Importing more than one sample?

Postby trocol » 20:44, 19 May 2017

Sent it by PM!! Hope you can fix it.
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