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Offline sleestack808

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Bought. SampleCell II Plus card
« on: October 11, 2017, 08:15:17 AM »
Running blue G4, and its looking for an ilk I think. The seller assumed I had pro tools?
All he provided was 3 CDs of mostly sounds and the manual.

How do I get this sample ell card activated? Is it a hopeless case? Thanks

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Re: Bought. SampleCell II Plus card
« Reply #1 on: October 11, 2017, 01:32:38 PM »
wow, really helpful site

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Re: Bought. SampleCell II Plus card
« Reply #2 on: October 11, 2017, 01:49:33 PM »
Well some of us have fam and all the good things aka jobs so have some patience.  Not everybody got this card so there might be limited knowledge available.  Did you do your research upfront or just bought it figuring somebody will get you up and running?  All i remember there are some menu options in pro tools to either access the card or write samples as in copy and paste style to the ram on the card.other than that i suggest you read up on it since you got the cds. Or upload them and we figure it out.


http://www.oldschooldaw.com/forums/index.php?topic=681.0
http://archive.digidesign.com/download/legacy/sc2mac/
http://archive.digidesign.com/compato/os9/hw/sc2.html








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Re: Bought. SampleCell II Plus card
« Reply #3 on: October 11, 2017, 03:50:30 PM »
If you insist onto get an answer, I recomend you -in short- that forget about this card. Most of the software samplers are far away from what this card can do.
Please don't PM about things that are not private.

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Re: Bought. SampleCell II Plus card
« Reply #4 on: October 12, 2017, 05:04:21 AM »
this card is actually a great lo-fi sampler, suitable for + perhaps best utilized for percussion sounds because the sound has been likened to that of an akai s612/s900/s950 (12 bit) which are some of the most popular samplers known for being used for drums for hiphop + 90s dance music! and if the sound of a hardware based sampler is what you are after, then a samplecell card is a cheap way to get a software controlled hardware sampler with 8 outputs.

look forward to hearing about your progress learning to use the samplecell II!

dont forget those 4 outputs on the back are stereo TRS outputs!
« Last Edit: October 12, 2017, 05:15:56 AM by macStuff »

Offline sleestack808

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Re: Bought. SampleCell II Plus card
« Reply #5 on: October 12, 2017, 03:36:45 PM »
Mine only had 4 outs.

I still have it. I want to return it. Its useless to me cause I was unaware of the digidesign bullshit with looks and authorization keys. im so drunk with everything is free in OS9 land that I was taken for a surprise. I have not idea how to get it unlocked.
]The bay seller and me had a bit of a kerfluffle over this. I feel it should of had a warning that the card would need some ilk or something. He asked me if I had pro tools system for my g4 like it was assumed. Uh no..


Plus, midi and moms is kinda buggy on these old Macs. I am going back to using the g4 for what I intended. Sound designer for my mirage and Turwbosynth for loft sounds.

I was almost going to go full hog and use player pro and do it all with g4, but I changed my mind.

Thank you to everyone for the help

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Re: Bought. SampleCell II Plus card
« Reply #6 on: October 12, 2017, 09:55:09 PM »
All SampleCell cards have 8 outputs. Each 1/4 Jack on the card is a stereo pair.
You will need to get a Ring Tip Sleeve stereo to dual mono cable. Like the
Hosa STP-203  http://hosatech.com/product/stp-200/

1) To Load, Edit & configure samples use the free Editor this does not have any copy protection since it only works with SampleCell cards and was included free in the box as well as 2 sample library CD's
http://archive.digidesign.com/download/legacy/sc2mac/

2) You do NOT need to have a ProTools Rig to use SampleCell cards
but for the Mac to see the card you will need to install the Digi System Init Extension
or  just install ProTools 5.1.3 or 5.3.1 for OS9 as it is included.
Here is the link to Dig System Init http://akdownload.digidesign.com/support/digi/mac/dae-dsi/dsi511.hqx

3) To send MIDI to the card you will need to install OMS and scan your system to ad the SampleCell card to the list of devices. Logic Pro is the exception as it has built in support for SampleCell via a special Environment Object. MIDI timing to SampleCell cards is second to none and I wish they didnt leave these cards behind when they moved to OSX :'(

4) Note: Soft SampleCell was a separate product that was a Native host based software sampler that also supported SampleCell cards and requires ilok or Floppy based copy protection. Soft SampleCell allowed you to use up to 1 Gigabyte of your Macs RAM for sample memory.

5) You can use up to 10 SampleCell cards in a PCI expansion chassis
Thats 320 Voices & 320 Megabytes of RAM with no hit to your Macs CPU and No audio latency.
Each card supports 16 MIDI channels and unlimited instruments can be layered or split till the cows come home.

6) If you have a ProTools PCI or Mix system you can send the outputs Digitally using the optional TDM Daughter card & TDM Plugin. If you have the TDM Piggy back board but you don't use a ProTools System then I recommend removing it as it can crash the DigiTest Diagnostic application when its not connected to the TDM bus.

Here is the link to the TDM Plugin Only use this if you have a ProTools TDM system:
http://download.digidesign.com/support/digi/mac/Samplecell/SCTDMPlugin111.sea.hqx

7) To convert AKAI & Roland S-Series sample libraries for use with your SampleCell Card use the OS9 conversion utility Osmosis 1.1 by BitHeadz.
« Last Edit: October 12, 2017, 11:50:09 PM by Enabler »

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Re: Bought. SampleCell II Plus card
« Reply #7 on: October 13, 2017, 07:06:03 AM »
Hey Enabler... thanks for that reply! I have a few of those cards that came in a Magma chassis. I Haven't tried them yet but at some point I want to experiment with them... I learned a lot about them from your informative post!  ;D

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Re: Bought. SampleCell II Plus card
« Reply #8 on: October 14, 2017, 11:15:35 AM »
it seems Enabler is living up to his namesake, enabling others,
well done  ;D

if only the companies, creators + originators of all these products
would have taken the time + effort to make this information available publicly,
giving respect + honouring those who purchased the cards to continue to use them in the future... it must be a tough industry to survive in, because it seems all the companies rarely provide the level of support that you would wish for or expect