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rickenbacker360

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I apologize for posting what is a bit off topic for Logic, per se, but I've got original sound bank(s) full of 128 patches, etc. in a Roland D-10 manufactured circa 1988. I also have some new patches I bought.

 

Before I use the new patches I want to save the old patches somehow. I do not have the proprietary card which the D-10 manual says is the way (insert card, write to it).

 

Simply, I don't know how to save my original sounds (using Logic)... :cry:

 

I must admit to being out of my element. Kindly be thorough as you can if you answer.

 

Thanks.

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You can't just "save" your D10 sounds in Logic. You would have to record the sound of every single note and create a sampler instrument, mapping each sound to its corresponding key on the MIDI keyboard. And to do things properly you should consider creating velocity layers: recording the same note multiple times at different velocities, and map each sample to a specific velocity range.

 

As you can imagine this can be quite time consuming. Before Apple bought the company, Redmatica used to make a software called auto-sampler which would take care of doing all of that automatically for you. Now that the company is gone, it might be challenging to find a copy of the software.

 

I'm not sure what else there is on the market to help with sampling keyboards like that.

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Hi

 

. I also have some new patches I bought.

 

Before I use the new patches I want to save the old patches somehow. I do not have the proprietary card which the D-10 manual says is the way (insert card, write to it).

 

 

 

You could get the Synth to transmit a SysEx bulk dump and record that into Logic. This used to work best with a project set to a slow tempo, if I remember correctly.

 

 

Simply replay that track (assigned to the appropriate MIDI Out ) to the Roland to replace the sound bank.

 

There are/were also some 3rd party utilities that can capture and replay SysEx dumps.

 

CCT

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