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.
You are free to download as much as you want. Please consider a donation for the work I’ve been doing to keep these ‘old’ machines alive and kicking.
Thanks for your support!
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 (693 downloads) – This is the MIDI file of the e-Mix Studio OS. You can upgrade your black box by sending this file through MIDI.
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.
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!