This is an external SCSI Hard Drive Emulator for an Ensoniq TS-10 and TS-12. Think of it as a Solid State Hard Drive, or SCSI Card Reader. It uses a 8GB SD Card for memory.
This package includes the external enclosure with a SCSI Hard Drive Emulator Board and HD50 SCSI connector, 8GB formatted SD card, a 6' HD50 to DB25 SCSI cable, external power supply, a 6' USB to micro USB cable, TS-10/12 SCSI Manual. Everything you need is included! Your TS-10/12 must have a SCSI Board installed. If there's a DB25 SCSI connector on the back of your TS, you have a SCSI Board.
IMPORTANT INFORMATION ABOUT THE TS-10/12 SCSI BOARD: The TS SCSI Board is a SP-4 Board. You can load EPS, EPS-16+, ASR-10, and TS-10/12 samples from the emulator. You cannot save anything to the emulator since the SP-4 Board is READ ONLY.
So you cannot save TS sounds, sequences, or any TS files to the emulator. I have setup directories and sub-directories, and saved 3316 Ensoniq sounds to the 8GB SD card. All of the sounds from Ensoniq CDR-1 through CDR-16 are on the SD card. You will receive documentation to show you how to navigate the directories.
There is approximately 5GB of storage space left to save your own sounds, banks, songs, and files. The largest sample that you can load in a TS-10/12 is 8114 blocks into Bank 8, or 8191 blocks in Bank 9.
So the larger ASR-10 samples will not load into a TS-10/12. The TS-10/12 SCSI Board shows you only the samples that will load in.I have "configured" the Emulator Board for an TS-10 or TS-12. Its set-up as 4 SCSI ID#'s with 2GB for each ID#, total of 8GB of storage. You can re-configure it if you want, with the included USB to micro USB cable.
The Emulator Board is "hot-swap", so you can change the 8GB SD card without powering down the TS-10/12. The SCSI Emulator Board has no moving parts like a SCSI Hard Drive, so it's completely silent and should last forever. The SCSI Emulator Board has active termination and the SCSI ID#'s are set to ID# 0, 1, 2, and 5.. I will change the SCSI ID#'s if you want different ID#'s, let me know before the package ships. SCSI ID#'s; Every SCSI device in a SCSI chain must be set to a different ID#.
Ensoniq's internal SCSI ID# is 3. I set-up the SCSI ID#'s as ID# 0, 1, 2, and 5. ID# 4 is best if you use a SCSI CD-ROM drive with the TS-10/12. The included external 5V USB power supply is the US, UK, UE, or AU wall style adapter, but will work in any country in the world. Its a switching adapter that uses 100-240V, 50-60 Hz.SCSI Cables; The SCSI connector on an TS-10/12 is a DB25. The SCSI connector on the Emulator is a HD50. If you are going to use the Emulator at the end on a SCSI Chain, you might need a different SCSI cable. I have several in stock and will substitute the one you need if I have it. I currently have 6 ft HD50 to HD50 SCSI cables and 2.5 ft CN50 to DB25 cables.
The box is 5" x 3.75" x 1.5, 12cm x 9.5cm x 4cm. The item "Ensoniq TS-10 TS-12 SCSI Hard Drive Emulator, 3316 sounds, 4 SCSI ID#'s, & cables" is in sale since Tuesday, September 8, 2020. This item is in the category "Musical Instruments & Gear\Pianos, Keyboards & Organs\Electronic Keyboards". The seller is "synthplus" and is located in Merritt Island, Florida. This item can be shipped worldwide.