Re: Mac with SampleCell used as standalone sampler?

Subject: Re: Mac with SampleCell used as standalone sampler?
From: John Oliver (
Date: Fri Sep 17 1999 - 02:13:10 EDT

Thanks to those who've given some advice about my Samplecell on a Nubus Mac being
driven from my new G3 Mac. Joaquin gave the best advice which I'll try out when I
get a moment free - ha! (His was the advice about attaching a MIDI cable out of
Studio 4 port into simple MIDI interface connected up to the Nubus Mac.) Thanks
Joaquin. I can't see why this wouldn't work.

Chris - I'm not sure what you refer to below. If you are talking about the Nubus
expansion chassis by digidesign that adds 12 more nubus slots to current Nubus
computer, I decided the cost of setting up such a system was too high compared to
the processor speed advantages of the new G3 computer. Rather than add a bunch of
already obsolete and perhaps hard to find cards to process sound, I thought
plugins was the way to go. The expansion chassis I have seen for sale are usually
selling for $400 US these days. To get some speed you'd have to add a G3
accelerator card to the computer and hope that it would all work. Too risky!

If anyone has successfully accelerated an old Mac with a G3 card, and added the
expansion chassis, TDM, etc., I'd like to hear their stories!

Thanks for everyone's help.

|_|_| John Oliver |_|_|
|_|_| earsay productions |_|_|

Chris Rolfe wrote:

> Hey John,
> You didn't by chance look into PCI/NuBus expansion cards did you? Sarah
> Peebles in Toronto was asking me the other day about whether the expense
> (about $1500) was warranted, especially considering the "maybe yes, maybe
> no" promises of support that went along with the expansion chassis.
> Cheers,
> Chris
> >I have decided to keep my older Nubus Mac with a SampleCell 2 card in it.
> >Now I
> >am wondering if I can still use it as though it were a standalone sampler.
> >Does
> >anyone know how I could connect the serial port of the Mac with Nubus
> >SampleCell
> >2 to the MIDI chain to allow me to use it as a MIDI slave from my new
> >computer?
> >My initlal thought was that I should be able to run my sequencer from my new
> >Mac, connect up to my Studio 4, then daisy chain out of the Studio 4 into the
> >Mac with the Nubus card in it. Has anybody tried this? I figured I should put
> >the question out there for any advice the community could give before I
> >tear my
> >hair out trying it.
> >
> >Thanks in advance.
> >
> >John Oliver
> >
> >
> =======================================================================
> Third Monk Software email:
> 262 6th St. West email:
> North Vancouver, BC Web:
> CANADA V7M 1K6 Tel: 604-985-7513
> =======================================================================

This archive was generated by hypermail 2b27 : Wed Jun 11 2003 - 13:09:07 EDT