Akai S900 and Prophet 2000 files on Oberheim DPX-1

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Akai S900 and Prophet 2000 files on Oberheim DPX-1

Post by siliconscientist » Sat Sep 29, 2018 1:03 pm

Today I have two questions to fellow DPX-1/HxC owners...

1. Has anybody ever managed to load Akai S900 image files into the Oberheim DPX-1? I have tried it with a few files I've found on the internet and also with the files found in the QuickInstall ZIP file, but my DPX-1 just seems to read the first track of the disk, displays "A9" for a short time and then "dE" for disk error.

2. Some years ago the ".p2k" file format for Prophet 2000 images has been discussed. Has anybody found a way to convert these files to HxC images without having to buy a real Prophet 2000 with an HxC fitted? A few years ago this seemed to be the only way to get these files onto an SD card...

Maybe someone can help - thanks a lot!!! :)

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Re: Akai S900 and Prophet 2000 files on Oberheim DPX-1

Post by Jeff » Mon Oct 01, 2018 7:32 am

siliconscientist wrote:
Sat Sep 29, 2018 1:03 pm
Today I have two questions to fellow DPX-1/HxC owners...

1. Has anybody ever managed to load Akai S900 image files into the Oberheim DPX-1? I have tried it with a few files I've found on the internet and also with the files found in the QuickInstall ZIP file, but my DPX-1 just seems to read the first track of the disk, displays "A9" for a short time and then "dE" for disk error.

2. Some years ago the ".p2k" file format for Prophet 2000 images has been discussed. Has anybody found a way to convert these files to HxC images without having to buy a real Prophet 2000 with an HxC fitted? A few years ago this seemed to be the only way to get these files onto an SD card...

Maybe someone can help - thanks a lot!!! :)
1. How is connected the emulator ? To the 3"1/2 drive ribbon or the 5"1/4 drive ribbon ?

2. It seems that nobody have developed the needed tool yet.
EDIT : Maybe he has some ideas : http://users.skynet.be/emxp/P2K.htm

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Re: Akai S900 and Prophet 2000 files on Oberheim DPX-1

Post by siliconscientist » Mon Oct 01, 2018 7:55 am

1. The emulator is connected to the 3.5" drive ribbon. It reads .dpx, Ensoniq Mirage and Prophet 2000 disk images successfully (all converted to .hfe of course) - it only has problems with the Akai S900 disk images.

2. It seems that the .p2k files are sound files, not disk images - so that question doesn't belong here... :) The empty Prophet 2000 disk images from the QuickInstall package seem to have the "official" P2000 image file format and the DPX-1 reads those files from the HxC without problems.

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Re: Akai S900 and Prophet 2000 files on Oberheim DPX-1

Post by Jeff » Mon Oct 01, 2018 9:57 am

siliconscientist wrote:
Mon Oct 01, 2018 7:55 am
1. The emulator is connected to the 3.5" drive ribbon. It reads .dpx, Ensoniq Mirage and Prophet 2000 disk images successfully (all converted to .hfe of course) - it only has problems with the Akai S900 disk images.
Then you may have to set/fix the floppy emulator interface mode : Remove the SD Card, press select, select "Interface cfg" and try "Shugart".
siliconscientist wrote:
Mon Oct 01, 2018 7:55 am
2. It seems that the .p2k files are sound files, not disk images - so that question doesn't belong here... :) The empty Prophet 2000 disk images from the QuickInstall package seem to have the "official" P2000 image file format and the DPX-1 reads those files from the HxC without problems.
Yes i know. But i don't know if there is a tool able to create an p2k file image from a p2k sound file...

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Re: Akai S900 and Prophet 2000 files on Oberheim DPX-1

Post by siliconscientist » Mon Oct 01, 2018 3:33 pm

Jeff wrote:
Mon Oct 01, 2018 9:57 am
Then you may have to set/fix the floppy emulator interface mode : Remove the SD Card, press select, select "Interface cfg" and try "Shugart".
I've tried this with the QuickInstall image files but with no success, the DPX-1 behaves like before: Short display of "A9" for S-900 file, then "dE" for disk error. I have also tried it with the HxC updated to the latest beta firmware (V1.8.6.14a) but this didn't change anything. This is strange...

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Re: Akai S900 and Prophet 2000 files on Oberheim DPX-1

Post by Jeff » Mon Oct 01, 2018 10:33 pm

Are you trying to read S900 or S950 file images ?

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Re: Akai S900 and Prophet 2000 files on Oberheim DPX-1

Post by siliconscientist » Mon Oct 01, 2018 11:00 pm

Jeff wrote:
Mon Oct 01, 2018 10:33 pm
Are you trying to read S900 or S950 file images ?
S900.

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