Silverfish wrote:I don't have an SU-700, but I've always wanted one. Look really cool.
It is a very fun machine, I'd highly recommend it.
I opted for a cheap floppy emulator (like $14 iirc) so maybe that's part of the problem. I'm gonna try to find some time this weekend to put it back in and have another go at it. Big thanks for that link, it will probably be a great help to have a program that is in English.
gmeredith wrote:***EDIT*** here's an ebay shop selling lots of them for $135 each:
Yikes, even that's a little much for me at the moment. Would be great to be able to just drop in a CF reader that I already have laying around though. As far as samplers go, that looks like one of the most useful peripherals around. Luckily I have the external Zip for as long as it wants to work for me. Guess I'll have to stick with that until I get some cash together or get this emulator to work.
j0hnny wrote:Have you contacted Yamaha support? They are quite helpful, even though they don't have any official advice on this matter. As a rule, if it works on a computer, it should work in the SU700.
It wont work until you have formatted the usb drive from the SU700 menu.
Honestly, I haven't. But I kind of assumed they wouldn't have much to say when it comes to modifications, especially for such an old product. Now, I first formatted the drive on my PC (Windows 7) so that it would, in theory, look like 100 floppies. Then I sampled a few seconds of silence so I'd have something to save. It said the disk formatted and it was looking good, then when I tried to save the volume, it gave me some kind of bad disk error. Hopefully my second go at it will yield a positive result, as this would be a dirt cheap solution.
Thanks for the replies guys and I will report back here with an update after I've done the deed again.