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  1. I managed to get one of the discs extracted by using my roomate's computer; simply make an iso and move it over to my computer.

    The problem is with the second, larger, and more important library. Trying to open the iso, or even the disc without any read errors using CDxtract results in two categories in the Volumes section; one with a line of funky y's with two dots over, and the other called _Orphan_perf, with one item in the performance category, again a line of funky y's with the two dots over them.

    Nowhere in in sight are the actual samples.

    Don't know if it will help, but at the back of the disc case in the corner, it says "ROLAND QLBROL"

  2. My computer is having tremendous difficulty reading these roland cds using cdxtract. I have to open and close my cd tray several times in order for the cd to even load, and then about 50% of the time it fails to load a sample.

    Does anybody have a solution? I tried making an iso but no programs that I use recognize that there's a disc in there.

  3. So a while back I partook in the clusterf**k at soundsonline when they had that closeout sale, $800 worth of sample CDs for $40.

    I had to leave for the summer, so I just stowed them away, knowing I can always get the hardware/software to use the CDs when I get back.

    So now I am back in business, and I would like some solid advice.

    Should I buy the conversion program I remember hearing people talk about, and convert them to creative soundfonts for use with my Audigy 2 ZS, or should I buy an extra sequencer card that can process the samples natively, assuming that's even an option?

    I myself am all for the second option, so long as it's not prohibitively expensive (~100 dollar range), as I would rather have more hardware to be able to handle particularly large projects.

    So basically, I am a lazy bastard and would like people to point me toward the generally agreed upon best choice for sequencer cards that can process roland soundfonts, or conversion programs that can change them to creative soundfonts without giving me too much of a headache.

    Any help would be appreciated.

  4. I remember a long time ago using it, and appreciating it's very minimalistic interface that at the same time had small things here and there that made it so incredibly easy to use.

    It was a small and minimalistic program, for one. I remember you could give it a sound file to try and match (like, giving it a sound file of a square wave at C2, and any sounds that sounded like a square wave around C2 would be accurately mapped).

    It also had a subtle color difference between the black keys and the white keys on the piano roll (which made things so much easier I wonder why more expensive midi programs don't do it), and most importantly, each note on the piano roll were a different shade of blue, with the stronger blues being louder notes, and the whiter blues being softer, which made it even easier to pick out the actual notes, and ignore the noise.

    Any thoughts?

  5. So I have been working on a number of piano pieces (both remixes and originals), and I want to put them into a readable, presentable portfolio of sorts. While cakewalk works for changing midi into staff, it's options are very limited, and it has a few quirks here and there (randomly putting in 16th rests while the cleff is still playing, the inability to half or double all the note lengths, lack of symbols to notate with, and more specifically, notes aren't barred together when in 5/16th time signiture) which hamper my progress.

    Any suggestions?

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