An underrated gem
The Roland SP-808 Groovesampler is in my opinion an underrated gem. It lost it’s fame due to its unreliable Zip Drive but in the right hands this machine still rocks….AND HARD!!!
On this page you will find downloads and info about this mythical piece of gear. I hope you enjoy it as much as I do.
100MB Demo Disk Zip Disk – Create your own copy of the 100MB included zip disk. What you need? An external Zip drive connected to your computer and this download. Then just copy the files to a SP-808 pre-formated Zip Disk and you’re good to go.
250MB Demo Disk Zip Disk – Same as the 100MB DEMO disk but now for 250 Zip Drives/Zip Disks. Owners of a 250MB Zip Drive can also download the 100MB Demo Disk to create also a copy of their own.
SP-808 Upgrade to SP-808ex (237 downloads) – This is the MIDI file of the e-Mix Studio OS. You can upgrade your black box by sending this file through MIDI.
Upd SMF for Mac (56 downloads) – This piece of program you need to send the files to your SP-808 from your Mac computer
Upd SMF for Windows (69 downloads) – This piece of program you need to send the files to your SP-808 from your Windows computer
Roland A6-MIDI File (84 downloads) You want to turn your SP-808 in an A6? Well….with this MIDI file you’re good to go.
SP-808 Manual (English) (72 downloads) – Roland SP-808 Manual
SP-808 eMix Studio Manual (English) (123 downloads) – Roland SP-808 eMix studio Manual
SP-808 Service Notes (107 downloads) – Roland SP-808 Service Notes
We all want to solve the Zip-drive issue of the SP-808. Some with hardware and other with software. Here you find two downloads with system info of the SP-808ex.
One is the info of a fresh formatted Zip Disk and the other is the *.PRG file. I hope you can do something with it.
SP808VS2 (47 downloads) The fresh Zip Disk Info
SP-808ex .PRG file (36 downloads) The *.PRG file
If someone is good in programming, try the SP-808 Develop Monitor. Hold Locator 3 + Effects above C and turn it on. Now you’re in that mode but I don’t have no idea how to get info from it. Good luck!