Millennium™SCSI Editor for Akai S-2000/3000XL Series
Millennium™ is a program that allows communication with S2000 and S3000XL samplers over SCSI. It can send and receive samples, programs and multi's. It also allows you to view program and keygroup parameters and edit them in a graphical environment.
Millennium™ allows you to send multi files, programs and samples to your sampler, at speeds that can even exceed loading them from hard disk. Because the samples are stored in .wav format on your PC's hard disk they are easy to edit, and together with the .prg and .mlt files they are easy to organize.
Millennium™ offers you pleasing graphical interfaces for editing programs, keygroups and multi files. Instead of many presses on the page up and down buttons, simply point at the parameter you want to change and drag it to it's right setting. The graphical envelope display gives a clear representation of what the envelope will sound like, and the Multi Mixer view lets you see all the important multi settings for all your parts in on one convenient screen.
Millennium™ allows you to integrate sample editors such as Cool Edit or Sound Forge into your sampler. Simply double-click on the sample you want to edit, and it will be loaded into your editor. Once you are done, the sample will automatically be sent back into your sampler. It's almost as if your favorite sample editor is inside your sampler.
Millennium™ has many advanced features such as automatic pitch and beat detection, automatic generation of drum-map programs, keygroup sorting and removing of unused samples. Tedious operations that would normally take a long time can be done in a matter of seconds, leaving more time to get on with the fun part of making music.
Special Information on 64-bit OS Compatibility
- If you Google you'll find some 64-bit drivers for your SCSI card, if it's a Adaptec, usually 2490. That takes care of at least using the SCSI card on your 64-bit operating system.
- Then, the issue is communicating with the SCSI card. Millennium is a 32-bit app and needs to using the 32-bit version of Adaptec ASPI to communicate with it. The problem is that the 32-bit Adaptec ASPI does not communicate with the 64-bit SCSI card driver, and the 64-bit Adaptec ASPI does not work with Millennium, since Millennium is 32-bit.
- There are other ASPI's out there, we call them "fake ASPI". They are merely wrappers that take incoming ASPI-style calls and then route them to the Microsoft OS calls (which are 32-64 "toll-free bridged", meaning it doesn't matter what you use to call them) to communicate with the SCSI card driver(s). That should solve the problem, but for some reason the ones that exist do not include communication with "processor" devices like the Akai, they only communicate with storage-class devices.
- So for right now it's a Catch 22. We have spent a little time trying to create a fake ASPI of our own which supports processor devices. However, Millennium does not create enough profit for us to spend a lot of time on it.
The best solution for users, for now, is to simply get a computer - or use your current one - to run a 32-bit operating system like XP.
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Millennium™ allows you to send multi files, programs and samples to your sampler, at speeds that can even exceed loading them from hard disk...
Millennium™ offers you pleasing graphical interfaces for editing programs, keygroups and multi files...
Millennium™ allows you to integrate sample editors such as Cool Edit or Sound Forge into your sampler...
Features many advanced features such as pitch and beat detection, automatic generation of drum-map programs, keygroup sorting and removing of unused samples...