I have just purchased a Machinedrum SPS-1 UW MKII and have gone through most of the manual, making sure I understand each of the functions and parameters. I spent several hours getting to grips with the basic features. I’m still at the Sample Manager section and I’m having some difficulty understanding how to transfer sound samples from my computer (OS X 10.15.5) to my device.
I first installed SysEx Librarian and was able to dump Kits, etc from the Machinedrum to the software and vice versa. Then I configured SoX via the Terminal and was able to convert different wav, mp3, to sds format.
Where I am puzzled, is how to transfer these SDS files to my Machinedrum… I thought SysEx Librarian could support this format, but I can’t add an SDS file to the library (SDS format doesn’t seem to be recognized - grayed out). At first, I thought that my file did not meet the requirements, so I created a 1 second wav file, in Mono, 8-bit sample size and 16.000kHz sample rate (even though the manual specifies that the MD “All sample speeds from 4kHz to 48kHz are accepted and handled by the Machinedrum UW. Higher rates are accepted but the samples are down sampled to half the sampling speed. The Machinedrum UW does not handle stereo samples. All bit depths are accepted but will be played back at 12 bits”). Then, I converted this file in SDS format, but SysEx still did not recognize it.
Afterwards, I did another test and dumped some samples from the Sample Manager to SysEx Librarian and the transferred files were in .syx format.
So, I’m wondering what I have to do to be able to transfer these samples.
Thank you in advance for your help.