akai mpc 3000 problem with ejection virtual floppy

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akai mpc 3000 problem with ejection virtual floppy

Post by gianitaly » Wed Jun 12, 2013 1:32 pm

hello
I installed floppy emulator sd rev f
my sampler akai mpc 3000
see always the first file that loaded
exist a system to eject the virtual floppy?
please help
thanks
(sorry for my poor english)

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Re: akai mpc 3000 problem with ejection virtual floppy

Post by Jeff » Wed Jun 12, 2013 9:30 pm

gianitaly wrote:hello
I installed floppy emulator sd rev f
my sampler akai mpc 3000
see always the first file that loaded
exist a system to eject the virtual floppy?
please help
thanks
(sorry for my poor english)
Hi,

Check that your switch setting is set to ID0-A.

Then on the emulator :

Remove the SDCard

Press select (middle button)
-> <Interface CFG >
-> <Custom>
-> <Pin 2 setting>
-> <nDensity>
-> <Pin 34 setting>
-> <nReady>
<Exit>
<Exit>

Let me know if this work.

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Re: akai mpc 3000 problem with ejection virtual floppy

Post by gianitaly » Wed Jun 12, 2013 10:38 pm

Jeff wrote:
gianitaly wrote:hello
I installed floppy emulator sd rev f
my sampler akai mpc 3000
see always the first file that loaded
exist a system to eject the virtual floppy?
please help
thanks
(sorry for my poor english)
Hi,

Check that your switch setting is set to ID0-A.

Then on the emulator :

Remove the SDCard

Press select (middle button)
-> <Interface CFG >
-> <Custom>
-> <Pin 2 setting>
-> <nDensity>
-> <Pin 34 setting>
-> <nReady>
<Exit>
<Exit>

Let me know if this work.
hi Jeff
thanks for your respose
I only CFG Interface
I do not have these items in the menu:
(Custom 2-Pin setting Pin-nDensity-setting 34-nReady)

the software is v1.7.2.0 I update it?
thanks for your help

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Re: akai mpc 3000 problem with ejection virtual floppy

Post by Jeff » Wed Jun 12, 2013 10:53 pm

gianitaly wrote:
Jeff wrote:
gianitaly wrote:hello
I installed floppy emulator sd rev f
my sampler akai mpc 3000
see always the first file that loaded
exist a system to eject the virtual floppy?
please help
thanks
(sorry for my poor english)
Hi,

Check that your switch setting is set to ID0-A.

Then on the emulator :

Remove the SDCard

Press select (middle button)
-> <Interface CFG >
-> <Custom>
-> <Pin 2 setting>
-> <nDensity>
-> <Pin 34 setting>
-> <nReady>
<Exit>
<Exit>

Let me know if this work.
hi Jeff
thanks for your respose
I only CFG Interface
I do not have these items in the menu:
(Custom 2-Pin setting Pin-nDensity-setting 34-nReady)

the software is v1.7.2.0 I update it?
thanks for your help
Yes you have them.
Anyway i just sent to you a new firmware. Please find it in your email box.

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Re: akai mpc 3000 problem with ejection virtual floppy

Post by hizerock » Wed Jun 12, 2013 11:14 pm

Hello I have the same problem I can save a program but the mpc see only one image even when I change the image
I also don't have all the sub menu you have mentioned

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Re: akai mpc 3000 problem with ejection virtual floppy

Post by Jeff » Wed Jun 12, 2013 11:29 pm

hizerock wrote:Hello I have the same problem I can save a program but the mpc see only one image even when I change the image
I also don't have all the sub menu you have mentioned
Ok check your email box.

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Re: akai mpc 3000 problem with ejection virtual floppy

Post by hizerock » Wed Jun 12, 2013 11:52 pm

update done and i found the sub menu but still the same problem
the mpc sees only one image
also a strange problem the mpc makes a strange sound when I power it off and doesn't do this with the floppy

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Re: akai mpc 3000 problem with ejection virtual floppy

Post by Jeff » Thu Jun 13, 2013 12:01 am

hizerock wrote:update done and i found the sub menu but still the same problem
the mpc sees only one image
also a strange problem the mpc makes a strange sound when I power it off and doesn't do this with the floppy
Set the switch setting to ID0-A.

Try the "S950_HD" Interface mode.

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Re: akai mpc 3000 problem with ejection virtual floppy

Post by Jeff » Thu Jun 13, 2013 12:05 am

Just got the MPC3000 service manual :D

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Re: akai mpc 3000 problem with ejection virtual floppy

Post by hizerock » Thu Jun 13, 2013 12:14 am

switch on the right position
formatting is very very slow
the noise is due to the emulator
still not working

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Re: akai mpc 3000 problem with ejection virtual floppy

Post by Jeff » Thu Jun 13, 2013 12:22 am

Ok then switch ID0-A AND ID3-A (in same time).

To change the image disk please try this : Press the middle button on the hxc to eject the image, wait 2 seconds and reselect another one.

Send me back the formatted image too.

Which sdcard model are you using ?


EDIT: According to the user manual the MPC3000 seems to use 2 signals at a very uncommon place (pin 6 & 4). Unfortunately the pdf i got is almost unreadable, so i am not sure if there are related to the disk change detection...

Can you provide me a picture of your MPC3000 floppy disk drive with its jumper and the model + brand model ?

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Re: akai mpc 3000 problem with ejection virtual floppy

Post by gianitaly » Thu Jun 13, 2013 4:09 am

hizerock wrote:Hello I have the same problem I can save a program but the mpc see only one image even when I change the image
I also don't have all the sub menu you have mentioned
hi

now can save more files
steps:
1 copy, paste, rename hfe-image files from the PC connected to the sd card
without erasing the "hfe extension file" (example: beat1.hfe,beat2.hfe etc.etc.)
2 select beat1.hfe from your hxc floppy and save from mpc
3 at the end of the process remove sd
4 give the command saves with mpc and receive message:
error code FF80 there is no floppy disk in the drive
......... Push exit from the mpc screen menu
5 insert sd card, select for example beat2.hfe and save .........

the problem comes if the file weighing more than 1.44 m
when floppy memory being full, mpc request the new floppy to complete saves
select the new hxc file from floppy emulator....save with mpc but the mpc saving in the previous image... and not saving!
is not yet perfect but works with mpc 3000
I look for another solution ... ...
any help is appreciated!
thanks

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Re: akai mpc 3000 problem with ejection virtual floppy

Post by Jeff » Thu Jun 13, 2013 7:37 am

gianitaly wrote: the problem comes if the file weighing more than 1.44 m
when floppy memory being full, mpc request the new floppy to complete saves
select the new hxc file from floppy emulator....save with mpc but the mpc saving in the previous image... and not saving!
is not yet perfect but works with mpc 3000
I just sent to you an big 4.5MB disk image. Try to save something bigger than 1.44MB on this and tell me if this work.
(don't format the image !)

Anyway it seems that Akai choose once again a non-standard way to make the disk change detection :
Can you send me a picture of your original disk drive : I want to see the disk drive jumpers & brand + model !.
@hizerock : Please do the same.

EDIT:
Seems to be a common issue with the MPC3000 :
http://www.mpc-forums.com/viewtopic.php?f=4&t=163232
http://www.mpc-forums.com/viewtopic.php?f=4&t=135217

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Re: akai mpc 3000 problem with ejection virtual floppy

Post by Jeff » Thu Jun 13, 2013 8:21 am

@gianitaly & hizerock

New firmware in your email box :

Update it,

Set your switchs to ID0-A AND ID3-A.

Then on the emulator :

Remove the SDCard

Press select (middle button)
-> <Interface CFG >
-> <Custom>
-> <Pin 2 setting>
-> <nDensity>
-> <Pin 34 setting>
-> <nReady2> (the "2" is important ;) )
<Exit>
<Exit>

Let me know how the thing works.

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Re: akai mpc 3000 problem with ejection virtual floppy

Post by hizerock » Thu Jun 13, 2013 9:20 am

Thank you jeff I'll do it ASAP

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