HxC @ LINN9000

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Re: HxC @ LINN9000

Post by Jeff » Wed Oct 24, 2018 11:05 pm

Any HxC is fine for the Linn

Pins match :

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LINN 9000 Floppy Pinout :

Pin 1 - /Motor ON       (NC)
Pin 2 - /Sel 0          (HxC Pin 10)
Pin 4 - /Sel 1          (NC)
Pin 6 - Dir             (HxC Pin 18)
Pin 8 - /Step           (HxC Pin 20)
Pin 10 - /Write Data    (HxC Pin 22)
Pin 12 - /Write Gate    (HxC Pin 24)
Pin 14 - /Head Load     (NC)
Pin 16 - /Side          (HxC Pin 32)
Pin 18 - /Index         (HxC Pin 8)
Pin 20 - /Track 00      (HxC Pin 26)
Pin 22 - /Write Protect (HxC Pin 28)
Pin 24 - /Read Data     (HxC Pin 30)
Pin 26 - /Ready         (HxC Pin 34)

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Re: HxC @ LINN9000

Post by synthwalker » Sun Oct 28, 2018 5:10 pm

Thanks beaucoup Jeff !

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Re: HxC @ LINN9000

Post by DrJayWi » Thu Nov 15, 2018 11:37 am

Hi Jeff,

just a follow up on this thread. I managed the HxC working with my LINN9000 (Forat Mod). But I did not manage to copy the discs onto the HxC. The Blank disc works, but grabbing a real disch via PC don´t. I have no problem with other formats, such as Ensoniq or Roland, but Forat don´t work.
Can you verify that or any idea whats wrong? If you want I could send out a hxc file and a real disc for testing purposis.

What I did meanwhile is a hot swap. Load in the samples via Sony Floppy and then hot swap the cable and save onto the Hxc. Works well but is a lot of work.

Thanks for help,
Cheers
Jürgen

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Re: HxC @ LINN9000

Post by DrJayWi » Thu Nov 15, 2018 11:47 am

- which model should I order ?
- how does it fit with the existing hardware ?
- are there adaptators / 3D printed / other solutions to have a nice fit, as you can find for the SCSI2SD boards ?
- do you have the pin to pin match ? Since there's already a pin converter between the floppy control board and the original Sony drive in the 9000, do you have to plug from the board or from the converter ?

I use a Lotharek SD FB - HXC Rev F BLACK CASE, that fits the old floppy disc construction. It may sits 5mm too far away which dont bother me and also protects the red tactile switches. I did black cover stripes on top and below the SD reader. I also used the pinout from Jeff but let the unconnected wires floating. I crimped a cable myself.

Once you managed to copy files from floppy to SD via a pc and the emulation software, please let me know. Once it works I am willing to share my discs with lot of quality samples. Good luck so far. Its worth it.

Cheers.

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Re: HxC @ LINN9000

Post by Jeff » Thu Nov 15, 2018 11:34 pm

DrJayWi wrote:
Thu Nov 15, 2018 11:37 am
Hi Jeff,

just a follow up on this thread. I managed the HxC working with my LINN9000 (Forat Mod). But I did not manage to copy the discs onto the HxC. The Blank disc works, but grabbing a real disch via PC don´t. I have no problem with other formats, such as Ensoniq or Roland, but Forat don´t work.
Can you verify that or any idea whats wrong? If you want I could send out a hxc file and a real disc for testing purposis.

What I did meanwhile is a hot swap. Load in the samples via Sony Floppy and then hot swap the cable and save onto the Hxc. Works well but is a lot of work.

Thanks for help,
Cheers
Jürgen
Probably a bitrate/RPM issue. force the bitrate to 500kbits/s into the embedded hxc menu.

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Re: HxC @ LINN9000

Post by Jeff » Thu Nov 15, 2018 11:37 pm

DrJayWi wrote:
Thu Nov 15, 2018 11:47 am
Once you managed to copy files from floppy to SD via a pc and the emulation software, please let me know. Once it works I am willing to share my discs with lot of quality samples. Good luck so far. Its worth it.

Cheers.
He now have a working HxC in his LINN9000. Support done some weeks ago by email ;).

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Re: HxC @ LINN9000

Post by DrJayWi » Sun Dec 02, 2018 12:29 pm

Hi Jeff,

I still don't get it to work. Emulator still reads way to many bad blocks. What else can I try?

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Re: HxC @ LINN9000

Post by DrJayWi » Wed Dec 05, 2018 11:59 pm

Maybe you want me to send you a floppy disk to analyse?
Or anybody can help to convert linn9000 floppy discs to hfe?

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Re: HxC @ LINN9000

Post by Jeff » Thu Dec 06, 2018 12:40 am

DrJayWi wrote:
Wed Dec 05, 2018 11:59 pm
Maybe you want me to send you a floppy disk to analyse?
Or anybody can help to convert linn9000 floppy discs to hfe?
How many disks have you ?

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Re: HxC @ LINN9000

Post by DrJayWi » Thu Dec 06, 2018 9:48 am

Right now about 20 but I have access to more via friends.

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Re: HxC @ LINN9000

Post by Jeff » Fri Dec 07, 2018 9:00 am

DrJayWi wrote:
Thu Dec 06, 2018 9:48 am
Right now about 20 but I have access to more via friends.
I can do this job but this is definitively not free ;). send me an email to hxc2001 at hxc2001.com if you want.

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Re: HxC @ LINN9000

Post by DrJayWi » Fri Dec 07, 2018 10:32 am

Hi Jeff, thank you, but thats not what I meant. I mean to helo me and others with your software. There should be a reason you can do it but I cant.

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Re: HxC @ LINN9000

Post by Jeff » Fri Dec 07, 2018 9:54 pm

then please post a picture of some your floppy disks, a screenshot of the hxc software reading a disk.

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