Re: SRAM vs. Flash RAM PCMCIA Cards
Posted by Chris on December 09, 1998 at 04:01:04:
In Reply to: SRAM vs. Flash RAM PCMCIA Cards posted by Michael B on December 05, 1998 at 15:23:27:
1. SRAM can hold Everything: Samples, and banks with sounds
2. SRAM is very expensive so we don't want it for samples and we use it only for sounds (8 MB Flash RAM cost 90$ and 8 MB SRAM cost 500$!!)
3. So we buy only 256KB or 512KB SRAm card with cost about 50-60$
4. In 256KB card we put 4 Banks(=4X128 programs+4X100 mixes, In 512KB card we put 8 Banks
5. We can save edited sounds from synth in an SRAM card with STORE button and also you can load banks from SoundBridge.
6.Flash RAM is cheap (8MB 90$).
7.You can't add things but only load from the beginning. (even if you have a 200 KB sample in it, you can't add samples from Soundbridge because FLAsh card need formating every time you want to load anything on it)
8.You can load things only from From Sound Bridge and thise coould be: 1 (only one) bank (128p+100m)+50 mid files type 0 (means 1-50)+Samples.
9.If you try to save a patche from synth to Flash card you will see a message "card is read only".
10. YOU NEED 70 MIN TO LOAD 8 MB DATA TO FLASH CARD WITH MIDI IN/OUT
11. WITH SERIAL CABLE YOU NEED ABOUT 30 MIN.
I must tell you that some times is boring. But if you need small samples like drums or others about 500KB or 1 MB its not big problem.
12.Its nice to have new samples because if you don't many things you can do your work without a
sampler, just with SoundBridge+Flash card+Wave editor program
13.You can find a lot of free samples in internet
If you need anything write