Lost boot disk for my S1000 :( HELP? / Discuss vintage gear you use or wish to have.

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  1. SrsHarry

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    Hey guys,

    Anyone else felt the pain of losing your boot disk to you Akai S1000? It runs with out it, but, I can't use the external HDD I have for it with out the newest software (god knows how "new" that would be haha) and that really sucks only having 4mb of sampling space.
    Can anyone here help me out with sorting a new one?

    On another note, which vintage gear do you use? or what would you want to have and why?

    I use an
    S1000 >.<
    Minimoog
    DX7 IID
    Korg Wavestation A/D
    and a TX 802, which is basically a rack mounted DX7
    Oh and a EMU Procussion, not THAT vintage but still from 1993

    Sorry if that come across "braggy", I certainly don't mean to, just wanting to discuss similar gear :)

    CHEERS!
     
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    logikz I Am Not The King Staff Member

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    sorry i wouldnt know where to find a harddrive like that. i use an emu e6400 and i think 1993 qualifies as vintage at this point, at least a little.
     
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    i'm sure you can create a new boot disk, search around google, I am 99.99% sure there are plenty of geeks out there who have already done it and have put up simple instructions for doing it yourself! in the unlikley event you cant find anything, contact Akai

    the only 'vintage' thing in my setup is a 1990's Technics Hifi, which i only use coz my monitors died lol
     
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    Thanks for your tips mate, but I have been searching the web far and wide and you would be surprised how little the internet know about updating a sampler from 1988 haha, none the less I have gotten pretty close to sorting it out, It seems ill have to dig up mums old win95 PC as doing it on anything even slightly new is a complete mission.


    Haha yea it is pretty old, I was three when it came out, still a good toy though.
    How does the Emu treat you? Do you like it? What do you use it for? I like to use the S1000 for drums, it can be cool to sample the drum sounds at a slightly higher speed then wanted and then slow them down haha. Or some times recording them with only 10kHz sampling rate yields cool results! :p
     
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    u need to find a mailing list/newsgroup, theres definitly gona b a few out there, forums/websites can be harder to find info, but if u send a message out on a geeky akai mailing list, sumone will pick it up for sure...dont put urself thru windows 95, unless you have a good therapist on call
     
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    the emu is gorgeous in nearly every single way, i cant praise it enough. i use it for everything except vocals really.
    i already knew about the different speed trick, id sample a tramen at sincerely slow speed then pitch it up in the sampler and it lost all the bass? but the texture was great. ill try the 10 khz trick, sounds like the ticket to me.
     
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    Yea I find that hiphop beats can really come alive if you sample your drums at the lower rate. I wish I had a S900 or something even earlier haha, I love that old grainy sound, great for some tracks but sounds like shit if its not the right type of track I recon :p.

    Good news, I got it done, it was a simple job on the 95 since I guess thats the last version of the boot disk creator they released was meant to run. Iv never heard of a mailing list, sounds pretty helpful though, care to enlighten me?
     
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    good stuff!

    its how the net used to work (eventually they evolved into forums, but are still widly used and usually more specialist and indepth), basicly you subscribed with your email address, and then you are added to a mailing list where users ask questions or talk about whatever subject the mailing list deals with, like this for eg. http://midicase.com/akai/ picked it out of google with the search phrase 'akai hack mailing list', no idea if its a good one just to show you what they are. there hundreds, sumtimes thousands of active mailing lists like that for pretty much every subject under the sun, all filled with geeks just gagging to talk endlessly about their favorite subject :D
     
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    MEAN