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. 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 Sunday, April 25, 2021. 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.