E-MU ESI 4000

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totor42
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E-MU ESI 4000

Post by totor42 » Wed Feb 12, 2014 1:58 am

Hello !

Good news ! I've make working HxC with this sampler ! But there are some traps !

- Once original floppy device is removed, don't reconnect original ribbon cable in the normal way with the HxC ! Don't use keyed tab connector, pin 1 (edge color) is incorrect position ! Return the IDC connector from ribbon cable so that egde color (pin 1) matchs with HxC pin 1 marking on PCB.

- Then configure in .hfe file or directly with Hxc menu <Interface type> = PC HDD ! Not shugart !

It works well with image files made from floppy or image made from ESI sampler with format function ! :) :) :)

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Re: E-MU ESI 4000

Post by Jeff » Wed Feb 12, 2014 5:40 pm

Thanks for the feedback !

Interested by some pictures and ready to use HFE files :D .

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Re: E-MU ESI 4000

Post by tour » Sun Feb 23, 2014 12:42 am

HFE - ?

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Re: E-MU ESI 4000

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Re: E-MU ESI 4000

Post by robot » Thu Jun 11, 2015 8:06 pm

Hi

I am trying to do a similar thing with a emu e6400 ultra, Seems like the hookup to the drive is normal, the emu sees the floppy drive and it gets power and all that. I am sure the setup from the ESI 4000 would be largely transferable.

I changed on the HXC to work as PC HDD

I hav't had any luck making images from the emu with format.
what kind and size of images are you creating with the app that is working for you?

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Re: E-MU ESI 4000

Post by caonai » Mon Jul 15, 2019 5:13 pm

*bump* :D

I just installed my new HxC into a ESI4000, which recognises the drive.

However the sampler does recognise the SD card (it reads ‘insert floppy’, when the card is already in the drive) :?

The card HAS been:
  • Reformatted to FAT
    Jumper settings PC ID2B ID1A, as indicated in the forum post.
    The HXCSDFE.CFG was uploaded onto the card, and updated.
    I opened the Emulator software and configured the HXCSDFE.CFG file as seen in the screenshot.
What am I doing wrong?
(It's been a very long time since I've used this tech... sorry if the solution is blindingly obvious. :roll: :oops: )

Many thanks in advance!
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Re: E-MU ESI 4000

Post by caonai » Mon Jul 22, 2019 9:04 pm

hm... seems pretty dead around here.

Oh well. I've got everything up to formatting a disk running. After the formatting the sampler gives the message »missing address mark« and boom, back to square one. Does ANYONE have any idea what this means? There is no mention of this in the ESI4000 manual as an error message.... :? :(

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Re: E-MU ESI 4000

Post by Jeff » Mon Jul 22, 2019 9:32 pm

caonai wrote:
Mon Jul 22, 2019 9:04 pm
hm... seems pretty dead around here.

Oh well. I've got everything up to formatting a disk running. After the formatting the sampler gives the message »missing address mark« and boom, back to square one. Does ANYONE have any idea what this means? There is no mention of this in the ESI4000 manual as an error message.... :? :(
Have you copied some 1.44MB PCHD HFE files to the sdcard ?

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