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Digidesign Soft Sample Cell Software Sampler For Macintosh
« on: January 14, 2014, 11:10:37 PM »


http://www.soundonsound.com/sos/feb02/articles/softsamplecell.asp

Soft Sample Cell v3.0.
* Mac G4 450MHz, 256Mb RAM, running Mac OS 9.04.
* Digidesign 888I/O interface.
* Tested with: Emagic Logic Audio Platinum v4.81.

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Re: Digidesign Soft Sample Cell Software Sampler For Macintosh
« Reply #1 on: January 18, 2014, 07:57:51 PM »
Sounds great.  Downloadable somewhere?

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Re: Digidesign Soft Sample Cell Software Sampler For Macintosh
« Reply #2 on: January 19, 2014, 05:58:19 AM »
it comes along with the protools cd

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Re: Digidesign Soft Sample Cell Software Sampler For Macintosh
« Reply #3 on: January 19, 2014, 09:35:46 AM »
Test Spec    
* Soft Sample Cell v3.0.
* Mac G4 450MHz, 256Mb RAM, running Mac OS 9.04.
* Digidesign 888I/O interface.
* Tested with: Emagic Logic Audio Platinum v4.81.

heh funny they chose to test it on logic:)

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Re: Digidesign Soft Sample Cell Software Sampler For Macintosh
« Reply #4 on: January 20, 2014, 06:05:17 PM »
Can it be used inside protools Le? In the Be There demo, It says something about samplecell. There is also a samplecell hardware pci card.
Looking for MacOS 9.2.4

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Re: Digidesign Soft Sample Cell Software Sampler For Macintosh
« Reply #5 on: January 21, 2014, 03:05:57 AM »
Can it be used inside protools Le? In the Be There demo, It says something about samplecell. There is also a samplecell hardware pci card.
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yes this is their attempt at recreating the functionality of the sample cell in a standalone "Software sampler" application i think?

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Re: Digidesign Soft Sample Cell Software Sampler For Macintosh
« Reply #6 on: August 22, 2014, 10:34:25 PM »
http://archive.digidesign.com/download/ssc/
this says it requires ilok but i think versions before 3.1 dont require ilok?
im trying to find a download for a version previous to 3.1 but not having much luck!

heres a pdf from 3.0
http://akarchive.digidesign.com/support/docs/Soft_SampleCell_Guide.pdf

using samplecell libraries (article)
http://www.soundonsound.com/sos/sep04/articles/protoolsnotes.htm

integrates with pt 5.x via direct connect
http://www.sweetwater.com/sweetcare/articles/there-audio-soft-samplecell-routed-through-digidesign-hardware-2/



note:
not to be confused with "Samplecell editor" which is a utility for the real hardware version samplecell card
http://archive.digidesign.com/download/legacy/sc2mac/
« Last Edit: August 22, 2014, 10:44:55 PM by chrisNova777 »

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Re: Digidesign Soft Sample Cell Software Sampler For Macintosh
« Reply #7 on: August 22, 2014, 10:45:49 PM »
it comes along with the protools cd

^^ duh;) i will double check this.. right now!

i just checked the 5.2.1 installer cd and its def not on there..
maybe the 5.1 "installer" or 5.1 "extras" disc?

just thoroughly checked both 5.1 install + extras..
definately not there!

compatibility on os9
http://archive.digidesign.com/compato/os9/sw/softsc.html

article (april 2002 04/06/02)
http://www.creativemac.com/article/Digidesign-Announces-Soft-SampleCell-Version-31-9196
MSRP for Soft SampleCell 3.1 is $ 345 US.
http://mixonline.com/products/review/audio_digidesign_soft_samplecell/

wierd! this document outlines the ilok authorization procedure which includes an i lok that has some type of slot that this microsd type license card gets inserted physically into the ilok???
http://akarchive.digidesign.com/support/docs/Whats_New_in_SSC_3.1.pdf

info on its discontinuation
http://archive.digidesign.com/compato/osx/sc/
they give alternative suggestions: kontakt, intakt, kompakt, battery, sampletank, machfize, unity session, unity ds-1, unity player, stylus groove, atmosphere, trilogy, majestic, culture, candy, plugsound

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End of Development for SampleCell

January, 2003

Digidesign regrets to announce that Soft SampleCell and SampleCell II Editor will no longer be developed. This is because its older code base would require extensive redevelopment in order to support Mac OS X or Windows XP.

Soft SampleCell and the SampleCell Editor software are based on source code that originated in 1990 along with the unique SampleCell I/II series of sample playback cards. The older development tools used are not available in Mac OS X and Windows XP versions, and so "porting" this older code to support the newest operating systems would require a significant amount of development, with large sections needing to be rewritten. As this would be a very large effort, and there are many other ongoing projects to complete, we have decided to discontinue Soft SampleCell and SampleCell Editor development.

Understandably this is disappointing news for our SampleCell II and Soft SampleCell customers. We are very well aware of the need for good sample playback solutions on the Pro Tools platform and we would certainly prefer to offer a Digidesign product, however, for the reasons mentioned above this won't be the case. While neither SampleCell nor Soft SampleCell editors will run under Mac OS X's "Classic" mode, Digidesign is actively working with our Development Partners to provide excellent alternatives on OS X and Windows XP in the near future, such as Native Instruments' Kontakt and IK Multimedia's SampleTank, (already available for RTAS on Win XP).

Soft SampleCell for Mac OS 9 will also continue to be available for purchase via Digidesign's website and local dealers.
« Last Edit: August 23, 2014, 01:06:30 AM by chrisNova777 »

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Re: Digidesign Soft Sample Cell Software Sampler For Macintosh
« Reply #8 on: December 21, 2014, 03:22:39 AM »
would be cool if this thing could turn up sometime
but i think it hasnt shown up because it requires an ilok
ive never seen any for sale either

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Re: Digidesign Soft Sample Cell Software Sampler For Macintosh
« Reply #9 on: December 02, 2017, 08:13:34 PM »
<a href="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3Ly1vnQIm3g" target="_blank">http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3Ly1vnQIm3g</a>

does anyone have a working copy of Soft Samplecell?
https://archive.digidesign.com/download/ssc/
is this freeware now?
https://www.sweetwater.com/sweetcare/articles/authorize-soft-samplecell-2/
this document says it requires a 'key disk" to run and then mentions a bunch of
3rd party floppy replacements:
Imation SuperDisk,
Newer Tech Udrive, or
VST Floppy Drive (model FDUSB-M)

https://www.sweetwater.com/sweetcare/articles/just-soft-samplecell-having-little-trouble-started-there-some-2/

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Re: Digidesign Soft Sample Cell Software Sampler For Macintosh
« Reply #10 on: December 03, 2017, 08:51:31 AM »
does anyone have a working copy of Soft Samplecell?
I have it. But it's way best to load Samplecell Instruments with a more capable sampler, as NI Kontakt ...
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Re: Digidesign Soft Sample Cell Software Sampler For Macintosh
« Reply #11 on: December 03, 2017, 09:38:26 AM »
does anyone have a working copy of Soft Samplecell?
I have it. But it's way best to load Samplecell Instruments with a more capable sampler, as NI Kontakt ...

yes but is NI Kontakt compatible with pro tools via directConnect the same way SoftsampleCell was meant to be used?


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Re: Digidesign Soft Sample Cell Software Sampler For Macintosh
« Reply #12 on: December 03, 2017, 09:49:24 AM »
yes but is NI Kontakt compatible with pro tools via directConnect the same way SoftsampleCell was meant to be used?
... I'm not sure about that.
I'll post it in a few days ...  :)
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Re: Digidesign Soft Sample Cell Software Sampler For Macintosh
« Reply #13 on: December 03, 2017, 02:05:01 PM »
yea no rush, these things have slept for years.. whats a few more days :D

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Re: Digidesign Soft Sample Cell Software Sampler For Macintosh
« Reply #14 on: December 06, 2017, 07:58:47 AM »
Here it is (attached):
Enjoy !  ;D
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Re: Digidesign Soft Sample Cell Software Sampler For Macintosh
« Reply #15 on: December 06, 2017, 06:50:02 PM »
Thanks MacTron!! ;D