Author Topic: info re: sampleCell II (TDM/pci) and software samplecell (SSC)  (Read 2823 times)


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i still am left wondering about the samplecell II
is it really worth every penny of the price i see them go for? 120$ which isnt much
compared to the original price..

can anyone share their experience with the samplecell card? how its used.. how it sounds.. which apps it can work with. does it show up in OMS as its own device?
im assuming u would trigger it via midi? do u use the IAC bus to talk to it? how does it work??

theres also the softsamplecell software version of the samplecell.. (SSC)
i know ive brought this up before, but is this ilokked? i know it was discontinued.. this much i remember...

Installing Soft Sample Cell    
     Installation of Soft Sample Cell is ostensibly simple, and OMS had no problem recognising my setup and installing Soft Sample Cell as an OMS node. Sadly, however, I couldn't get a MIDI response from Soft Sample Cell until I'd switched off my Toast Firewire driver, renamed the Soft Sample Cell extension to get it to load first and sacrificed a couple of goats! This kind of O-M-Mess is not the sort of grief we expect from a 'professional' product. And talking of which, it's way past time the obsolete key floppy disk install system was dropped, as Macs haven't had floppy drives for some generations now. Not only that, but although it installed perfectly well on my external Teac floppy (with suitable Pace extension), it simply refuses to uninstall: the uninstall program loads, the floppy whirrs for around 10 seconds, then it quits. Looks like I'm stuck with Soft Sample Cell...

heres a guide:

looks like version 3.0 requires mac os 9.04+

heres the link to the old thread i had started

i just think these topics are worth revisiting
i remember BT was on here asking for anyone with the samplecell original disk installer.. (he had lost his original disk) and noone answered him i dont think.
but perhaps he found his cd!? he never mentioned it again


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Re: info re: sampleCell II (TDM/pci) and software samplecell (SSC)
« Reply #1 on: May 05, 2015, 07:59:20 PM »
ok i forgot we found the download links for 3.x

anyone ever try to install this badboy??

link above also links to a page for the editor to the real samplecell PCI!

^^ i think this might be what BT was looking for?

the download page also links to the TDM plugin version

any of u tdm users ever tried this?
« Last Edit: May 05, 2015, 08:59:29 PM by chrisNova777 »

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Re: info re: sampleCell II (TDM/pci) and software samplecell (SSC)
« Reply #2 on: May 05, 2015, 08:40:34 PM »
Hey there!

My 2c. SampleCell was an incredibly valuable device when it was my only "in the box" sampler. Yes we had ESX24 but this worked way better for working with beats (i.e. Recycling break beats and dumping it into a sample map). It's so easy, the timing is excellent by midi standards and the sound quality was great. Now if you're going for character, this is not necessarily it. It stands firmly between an S900 and S1000 in terms of "character".

I got one again recently because so many of my sessions at that time used it and I wanted to have access to the midi not just audio of these sessions. It works great still and I think workflow wise I programed different beats (stylistically) using this so I will pull it out for some future works. It's great.



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Re: info re: sampleCell II (TDM/pci) and software samplecell (SSC)
« Reply #3 on: May 05, 2015, 08:58:15 PM »
likening it to an s1000 + s900 works for me  8)
i dont think u can get either of those for 120-140$

few more notes re: soft sample cell app
so the download requires authorization of soft samplecell 30

mactron?? :D anyway around this ?? :D

like i said last time, i wonder if there a previous version that requires no auth, or requires auth from a floppy image.. im guessing that this 3.1 also requires floppy authorization? via usb floppy maybe?

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Re: info re: sampleCell II (TDM/pci) and software samplecell (SSC)
« Reply #4 on: March 13, 2017, 06:22:13 PM »
hi i dont know if posting to this older topic will show anywhere? well I'll try.. ::)

Ive got a full functioning Soft Samplecell on a MacG4 9.2.1. Ive used it for years and its the BEST sampler for Mac OS9 ever!
Very simple to use just Drag&Drop ur samples onto SSC alias and it will spread ur samples evenly over the keys. It uses 88 keys per channel but only comes with 16 channels. But still 16x88 = 1,408 samples which is like overkill for an OS9 Mac. Its easier to use than Kontakt, it just doesnt come with all those extra FX n things. Its a straight up Sampler. But it does have the ability to "tweak" samples with basic filter cutoffs n things and u can use ur Audio editor inside Soft Samplecell as well.

I want to give out Softy Samplecell to everyone so they can use it too. But Im having trouble finding my original Install/key auth floppies. If i cant find them.. Is there another way to de-install "key auth" from harddisk without the original flopps? Maybe using a USB trick? hopefully theres a way. thnx in advance to anyone with a suggestion or solution.

Also, is the "key auth" an invisible file? I havent been able to find it as of yet.

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Re: info re: sampleCell II (TDM/pci) and software samplecell (SSC)
« Reply #5 on: June 15, 2017, 11:37:34 AM »
hi, see my post above re. getting Samplecell Nubus to work with Turbosynth  :(

Samplecell did have interesting 'tracking generators' but otherwise i have not explored its abilities.

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Re: info re: sampleCell II (TDM/pci) and software samplecell (SSC)
« Reply #6 on: December 09, 2017, 09:22:07 PM »
this thread maybe should be merged with the other samplecell thread where mactron attached the file recently?