These should be great single cycle packs to build custom synths from in renoise but I cant get the .bin (which are contained in the .zip downloads) converted into .wav.
How can I do this? I have tried converting them to .iso and mounting a virtual drive. It doesnt work. I have tried several .bin to .wav converters online. They dont work. Any idea how I can convert these .bin waveROMs to .wav successfully? Then I can start chopping them up into single cycles, finally I can put links to download the single cycles on renoise forum when Im finished
If you are going to do that you can probably skip Audacity and use Renoise raw sample import selected with 8-bit unsigned.
The other thing I ask is that hasn’t Impetuous Knave already done this for you? Maybe the SQ80 has 4 64KB roms (a total of 256KB of waverom) hence the 4 .bin files. And the ESQ1 was just the SQ80 rom #1 spread over 2 32KB rom chips? In other words you have all the cut rom samples anyway in Knaves download. Just food for thought…
Thanks, that worked perfectly.
You are right about the SQ80 ones, they are the same as the file uploaded by impetuous knave but split into four. The ESQ1 .bin look different to me. Im going to chop them up into single cycles.
can recreate the synth in renoise using the diagram on page 40 of the manual linked below
You do what you have to do. I mean you will anyway, it’s entirely up to you. Nothing I’m going to say/do (or anybody for that matter on this (or any) forum) will convince you otherwise. Is that a good thing?..I don’t know…
For other peoples reference though with my findings:
I’ve quickly downloaded the SQ80 Rom#1 from that ‘buchty’ site and concatenated the two 32KB ESQ1 rom files together. Done a byte by byte comparison of the two 64KB rom data. They are completely identical. So (according to that site anyway) at the moment it looks like the ESQ1 waverom is just the first 64KB of a SQ80 waverom.
esqwavhi.bin = SQ80 (from 32768 to 65540 samples )
I wonder why they are called ‘lo’ and ‘hi’…maybe the first set of waveforms are for the suboscillators? who knows? might have to read the SQ80 manual and think about it. because supposedly SQ80 had a suboscillator and 2 oscillators per voice…some of them had ‘crosswave’ or wavescanning
Do you know of any other synth ROMs I can download and chop?
I feel like chopping waves and trying to put together some nice renoise instruments.
I’m pretty certain that the ‘lo’ ‘hi’ designation has nothing to do with ‘suboscillators’, anything audio/synthesis related to the ESQ1/SQ80 or the data content of the rom. I’m more inclined with it is just a convention used to how the rom is mapped. ‘low’ meaning it occupies addresses $0000-$7FFF (hex) and ‘high’ occupies addresses $8000-$FFFF (hex).
I don’t sorry.
IMO surely with the ‘single cycle’ waves you have, you can start a tune which is probably the more important thing I would’ve thought.