Convert Garageband Song Samples into Roland MC808 Format
fixed1t Garageband Samples to MC-808 Samples Convertor
This program enables you to convert loops and samples from an archived Garageband song and convert them into compatible wav files with sample numbers which enable the fast and efficient loading onto the Roland groovebox sampler the MC-808.
I've created a video showing how this program is used in collaboration with other software on this site.
In reality is a quagmire which musicians can slide into with creativity dissappearing in the process.
I began re-writing my Sample to Roland MC-808 Groovebox Exporter with a view to exporting samples from a number of the garageband songs to the MC-808 for live play. The size of the samples is critical with only 512Meg of storage space on the MC-808 for a number of reasons:
1) Samples are loaded at 'switch on' and the larger the samples the longer the load time
2) Stereo samples must be allocated two slots in the sample memory
3) The MC-808 can use AIFF and WAV samples, this is user selectable but as most samples are WAV I suggest setting the machine to WAV and using the little endian WAV format.
So this converter converts the Mac Garageband big endian aiff files into little endian WAV files.
This program was created as part of the fixed1t suite of Apple Garageband helpful tools to ensure that composers can concentrate on composing rather than file editing. Here is a simple tutorial video:
If you have questions about the converter please post them on the appropriate item on my blog at:
Using Garageband Archived Samples on a Roland MC-808 Groovebox Sampler
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