gcoudert wrote:The e-Mu samples are looped and too clean. The Mike Pinder ones are grittier and unlooped (I have both). You might want to look for a copy of the latter if you're after a more vintage sound.
garranimal wrote:I have the esi-32 and love it for the great D/A converters with warm filters. The older e-mu, akai, and ensoniq (I briefly had an ASR-10) samplers still sound great to these ears. Be sure to check out which rom version comes with the unit in question to see if the extended filter sets are available. It is also critical to know how much ram is already on board, I don't know if the upgrade (old) ram chips are easily available or what they might cost.
ppg_wavecomputer wrote:The Mike Pinder library also contains some Chamberlin stuff but last time I saw a copy of the CDROM for sale, it was hideously expensive (more expensive than your ESI, actually).
ppg_wavecomputer wrote:While we are at it, I have a copy of the Masterbits sample CDROM for sale, now that I have got a Memotron...
Syn-Fi wrote:Clavia Nord has some great Mellotron samples for the Nord Wave and they're approved by Mellotron. I think you can use them in the Nord Stage.
ppg_wavecomputer wrote:Stay away from the Propeller Island Mellotron Sampling CD that was brought out sometime in the early 1990s -- not really convincingly made, I´m sorry to say so.
madtheory wrote:Ah, you're in SCSI hell.
madtheory wrote:Forget loading sounds via MIDI, it would take an infinite amount of time with 35 Mellotron samples.
madtheory wrote:Do you have a SCSI terminator?
madtheory wrote:Are you certain each device has a unique ID? Are the cables good?
madtheory wrote:Does the ESI see each device when they're the only thing in the SCSI chain?
madtheory wrote:You'll have to reboot the ESI each time you need to make a new chain.
madtheory wrote:Do you have the latest ROM version for the ESI? I think it was 3.0.2 IIRC.
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