How to load AKAI sample to Yamaha EX7?

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How to load AKAI sample to Yamaha EX7?

Unread post by dragon_x » Wed Jun 13, 2018 2:05 pm

I have some samples in AKAI sampler format. I wonder how to load it to my Yamaha EX7. I read in manual that this is possible, but how?
AKAI samples have 3 files with extensions: sth, sti, stw. Next problem is this files size. They have a few MB each, but floppy disk has only 1,44MB, even worse, cause it has 1,36 MB after format.
Can You help me with it?
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Re: How to load AKAI sample to Yamaha EX7?

Unread post by jima » Wed Jun 13, 2018 3:43 pm

Well, for starters, you have to overcome the limit of the floppy, which i think you know already, and while I can't say for sure having never loaded one I would imagine that the EX would only recognise the one of the three files which is actually the file containing the sample. You might care to try with a test AKAI sample smaller than a formatted diskette.
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Re: How to load AKAI sample to Yamaha EX7?

Unread post by Derek » Wed Jun 13, 2018 7:16 pm

Of course, if you have the SCSI interface in the EX5 and one in your PC then you can perform a sample transfer via SMDI using something like Tiny Wave Editor or ex.factory, but that is probably hard to do these days.

As I mentioned on the other thread, look out for an old Yamaha A3000 to canabalise the SCSI card, possibly memory and power supply (keep as a spare).
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