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Offline WhiteWarlock

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Original DigiDesign SampleCell 8mb Nubus Card
« on: May 30, 2018, 12:42:09 PM »
Searching for the Editor & Drivers for the Original SampleCell
Recently rebuilt my ancient 7100 broadcast box with Protols 442 & Radius VideoVision Telecast
have Digidesign Samplecell & AudioAcceleratorII in the orginal digi box
SampleCell is not recognizing with SampleCell Editor v2.0+
says cycle power to search for card
having some issue with TurboSynth 2.0 not playing back
also having some problem with cubase/score/vst freezing on splash screen
could be issue from slapping G3 upgrade card in 7100 before it went into cold storage for ages
upon starting this little "project" realized this old Mac Fucking rules with vintage samplers versus modern options
seems like my little nostalgia adventure is way more than fleeting interest
going through the control panels/extensions shuffle for days
any help is appreciated

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have backups of studio warez archived from way back in the day
been digging through all of them recently playing Herbert West Re-Animator with the 7100

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Re: Original DigiDesign SampleCell 8mb Nubus Card
« Reply #1 on: May 30, 2018, 02:08:54 PM »
and you forgot to mention youre from australia but i can tell because the missing commas. :)

seriously, if you havent used this machine for many years, it is best you reinstall the OS, third party drivers, and software because otherwise you simply dont know where you are.
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Re: Original DigiDesign SampleCell 8mb Nubus Card
« Reply #2 on: May 30, 2018, 05:12:54 PM »
spent so much time on that "ancient" Protools 7100 machine
plus the 040 Quadra 950 used for Protools before that
& the SE30 used for sequencing Synths&Samplers before that
didn't take long for remembering
well aware of where eye am with that machine now
rebuilt 3 scsi drives with OS already
pulled apart my old 10k rpm barracuda media raid
also have my working emergency EZ drive OS
not from OZ m8
telegraph style for sake of rapidity
not here for writing thesis PHD paper
well comprehend MLA  "English" comp rules :P
my real question is:
will the original SampleCell 8mb nubus even operate on 7100 PowerPC/G3?
Dankes furs Antwort(response)

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Re: Original DigiDesign SampleCell 8mb Nubus Card
« Reply #3 on: June 20, 2018, 08:26:08 AM »
hi

i have samplecell working in a 840av but cannot get my audio Accelerator card to work...it could be that the 840av is at nubus 90 and the accelerator needs to run  at the earlier speed but i'm sure i have a later revision of Accelerator card.

Have you managed to get them to work on the 7100?

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Re: Original DigiDesign SampleCell 8mb Nubus Card
« Reply #4 on: June 20, 2018, 01:18:54 PM »
if anyone has any good photos of the nubus card id love to get one
i think the other images online are very lowres + crap
i still want to get a nubus mac someday
i should just get a 7100 or 8100 and be done with it
the FX machines always cost $$$

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Re: Original DigiDesign SampleCell 8mb Nubus Card
« Reply #5 on: June 20, 2018, 03:28:35 PM »
Sample Cell 1 is in 7100 nubus slot...
can take some pictures when get extra time if making the request
no clue if the ram in it is "correct"
have big static bag filled of that style ram for samples and such
yet it's not recognizing most likely because lack anything near the DAE/init
suspect need extensions
have that box running 2.95 with 442 rack/PT3.2 SDII Peak
sound accelerator II nubus card doesn't get seen either by OS
couldn't find any drivers and only found sample cell v2 editor
those nubus digidesign cards were used in IIfx
counting myself fortunate that my old 442 is functional anymore

sample cell 1 pictures:




those are from an old ebay auction....
if want better
can pull the card out for taking picture when have extra time
it's not recognizing anyways

« Last Edit: June 20, 2018, 03:42:32 PM by WhiteWarlock »

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Re: Original DigiDesign SampleCell 8mb Nubus Card
« Reply #6 on: June 20, 2018, 04:16:43 PM »
nice pictures  8)
there are likely not too many users of this card, so you may at least partly answer your question by one of the Nubus tools that check the bus for devices.
If it shows up there, a driver missing is most likely.
In case it doesn't appear in the list, 2 possibilities apply - not compatible at all or one of the custom chips failed. In those days PALs (programmable array logic) were common elements and often a source of trouble. Big trouble if the company was out of business...

You probably know the power-cycle trick (which guarantees instant wizzard status by customers who called you for support):
shut down the machine and unplug the powercable. Now switch on/off a couple of times.
Wait a moment to increase drama. Replug the cable and boot...  ;D
This frequently cures the most bizarre errors, because it also discharges the capacitors (which may buffer erroneous states) by the dummy on/off procedure.
Fingers crossed...

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Re: Original DigiDesign SampleCell 8mb Nubus Card
« Reply #7 on: June 20, 2018, 07:02:11 PM »
awesome! thanks so much warlock!
very professional photos!
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Re: Original DigiDesign SampleCell 8mb Nubus Card
« Reply #8 on: June 21, 2018, 08:12:24 AM »
Eye need the fore mentioned Nubus Tools for inspecting if it is even showing up in card slot!

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Re: Original DigiDesign SampleCell 8mb Nubus Card
« Reply #9 on: June 25, 2018, 11:48:33 AM »
SampleCell Uses 30 pin SIMM1 @ 80nS or faster 0Mb stock 8 SIMM sockets Can be expanded to 8Mb via eight SIMM1 SIMM chips must be installed in pairs.

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Re: Original DigiDesign SampleCell 8mb Nubus Card
« Reply #10 on: June 27, 2018, 04:07:34 PM »
great info whiteWarlock  8)
thanks for adding that
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