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Irisman

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Akai MESA software
« on: July 03, 2014, 11:47:32 AM »

Hi,

I am considering the purchase of a low cost second hand sampler. I read about a program for the AKAI samplers (I am watching a sx3000 for 80 euros), that is called MESA that allows edition and samples transfers via SCSI to the gear.

Anyone tried it? 

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Re: Akai MESA software
« Reply #1 on: March 25, 2015, 05:33:59 PM »
MESA
stands for
Modular Editing System Akai



we need to find this;) because i need it for my akai s2000!!!!


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Re: Akai MESA software
« Reply #2 on: March 25, 2015, 05:37:59 PM »
http://web.archive.org/web/19980208041510/http://www.akai.com/akaipro/Software.html

hope these downloads will work
 8)

http://web.archive.org/web/19980208050209/http://www.akai.com/akaipro/Software-MESAmac.html

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Modular Editing System by Akai
Download MESA II for Macintosh

At the bottom of this page is a link to download the latest version of the MESA (Modular Editing System by Akai) sampler editor/librarian program for the Macintosh.
MESA Mac System Requirements

    Power Macintosh or Macintosh equipped with 68030/40 microprocessor
    Mac OS 7.1 or later (7.5 is recommended)
    4MB or more of available RAM (if no sample editing is being done, program can run with about 2.5MB)
    Display with 256 or more colors
    Sound Manager v.3 or later (version 3.2 is recommended)
    Drag and drop functions
    AppleScript (if you run MESA scripts)
    OMS v.2 or later (v 2.2 or later is recommended) (Not needed if MESA II is used only with SCSI.)

Please note:

    A MIDI conversion box is required to connect MIDI cables to the Macintosh.
    MESA II may not work correctly when virtual memory is on. Turn RAM Doubler off likewise.
    MESA II v1.0 for Macintosh works with all sampler OS versions 1.31 or higher. You may download the latest version from our Sampler Software Updates page.

    Warning: MESA v.1.0 and v.1.3 for Macintosh will become inaccessible when sampler operating system v.2.0 or higher is used. Use MESA II for Macintosh instead.

How To Install MESA Mac

Download and unstuff the file below using a utility such as Shrinkwrap or Stuffit Expander. Then, double click the MESA II Installer icon. Follow the instructions on your screen to install the appropriate files onto your Mac hard disk. Note: A manual in PDF format containing complete documentation is included with this download file.

 

    MESA for Macintosh - release date: October 31, 1997

http://web.archive.org/web/19980208050209/http://www.akai.com/akaipro/Software/MESA/MesaIIv10.hqx

the link does not work.. but at least we can see the filename

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« Last Edit: March 25, 2015, 05:55:51 PM by chrisNova777 »

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Re: Akai MESA software
« Reply #4 on: March 25, 2015, 05:54:24 PM »
i actually might have this app on a floppy disk 3.5" that came with my s2000 sampler.. if only i had a floppy drive to try to see if its got mac files on it..
but i have no mac with a floppy - stil dont have a usb floppy.. (Diehard hook me up!??)

http://www.mpc-forums.com/viewtopic.php?f=11&t=66783

this convo seems relevant but i cant find the right download for the app?
unless it is a plugin for another app??

http://studio-central.com/phpbb/viewtopic.php?f=3&t=10437&sid=1cd5b06ea06bf1ed998778ba4096cebf

http://www.dogsonacid.com/threads/s3000xl-mesa-mac-pro-osx.555689/
« Last Edit: March 25, 2015, 06:13:50 PM by chrisNova777 »

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Re: Akai MESA software
« Reply #5 on: March 25, 2015, 06:16:27 PM »
http://web.archive.org/web/20031216034354/http://www.akaipro.com/int/download/archive_os.html

ok thats not a good link.. maybe this one

http://web.archive.org/web/20021002090557/http://www.akaipro.com/jp/global/download/dloadfs.html

nope no luck there either

http://web.archive.org/web/20021016042658/http://www.akaipro.com/jp/global/download/vstdload.html
^^ theres some vsts here for mac os...


ok i found it on the macgarden site!
http://macintoshgarden.org/apps/akai-mesa-ii

DOWNLOAD LINK: http://macintoshgarden.org/sites/macintoshgarden.org/files/apps/mesaii.ins_.sea_.sit

keep in mind this is supposed to only be for these specific akai samplers:
S2000, S3000XL, S3200XL, CD3000XL (this excludes the S2800, S3000 & S3200 "non-XL" models)

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MESA Mac System Requirements

    Power Macintosh or Macintosh equipped with 68030/40 microprocessor
    Mac OS 7.1 or later (7.5 is recommended)
    4MB or more of available RAM
    (if no sample editing is being done, program can run with about 2.5MB)
    Display with 256 or more colors
    Sound Manager v.3 or later (version 3.2 is recommended)
    Drag and drop functions
    AppleScript (if you run MESA scripts)
    OMS v.2 or later
    (v 2.2 or later is recommended)
    (Not needed if MESA II is used only with SCSI.)

At its most basic level, MESA allows graphic editing of every parameter in the new "S" Series samplers. The program comes with a variety of pre-configured control layouts so that you can be up and running immediately. MESA also includes a versatile Layout Editor that lets you design custom control layouts optimized for the exact way you work.

However, MESA is much more than just a graphic editor. With MESA you can create and edit programs and translate sounds from differnet audio file formats such as AIFF and SD2 (Mac version) and .WAV files (PC version).

MESA also includes a File Manager for saving, organizing and accessing sound data on a variety of external storage devices and a graphic Wave Editor for editing sound data as well as recording data from an audio CD in the Mac's internal CD ROM drive.

MESA's modular design makes it easy to update by simply adding a new product module to the appropriate folder. Newly supported products include the DPS12/DPS12i and DPS16 Digital Personal Studios.

MESA for the DPS12/DPS12i and DPS16 features complete control of all mixer parameters and transport controls. Also included is a MIDI dynamic automation recorder that allws you to graphically edit the automation data for each track independently, a MIX Scene manager, Beat Map manager and a Tempo manager. It's even possible to access the recorders basic setup properties such as timecode settings, sampler rate, etc.
« Last Edit: March 25, 2015, 06:46:40 PM by chrisNova777 »

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Re: Akai MESA software
« Reply #6 on: March 26, 2015, 07:33:06 AM »
Hi, I'm "uchannelhyper".
I saw your comment and came to respond here.
But you have already found the link on the Macintosh Garden.
Has the installation of MESA2 done well in your MAC?

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Re: Akai MESA software
« Reply #7 on: March 26, 2015, 10:59:55 AM »
hello uchannel.. thanks so much for responding but yes i was able to find the mac version last nite.. after much trial + Error.
i havent tested it yet. but i have an s2000.. so it should work ok..

ive attached it to this post aswell as the archive is very small
« Last Edit: March 26, 2015, 07:25:36 PM by chrisNova777 »

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Re: Akai MESA software
« Reply #9 on: May 24, 2015, 07:40:21 AM »
not sure how but the url above is no good anymore

here is the file i retreived from https://web.archive.org/web/*/http://akaipro.com/*
by filtering with the string "MESA"

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