This software will enable you to create your own custom EPROMs (BIN files) for the Kawai R100 or R50/R50e legendary 12-bit drum machine/rhythm composers.
In a nutshell you collect/create a bunch of WAV files, one for each of the 24 instruments and then this software compiles and converts them into the compressed Kawai format. It’s been a pretty big undertaking, starting with the dissection of the Kawai ASICs. I will eventually include a User Manual and a bunch of WAV and BIN files to get you started.
Your WAV files should each be:
- Mono (1 track)
- Sample rate of 31.25kHz (you can resample easily in Audacity or similar)
- 16-bit linear PCM (standard WAV)
- Should fit within the sample space of the pad you are targeting.
The look and feel of the software is based on the HR16 Editor by Dustin Licis. You can save file sets as a project to save time in the future.
Why bend and mutilate a fine instrument when you can bit-crush samples and add them to your kit? My EPROM Switcher boards will be available again Jan 1, 2014. Watch my eBay page.
Email me if you want to try it. It’s pre-release at this time.