Bitheadz software (www.bitheadz.com) will be releasing an update to their Osmosis audio conversion product at the end of October. The update will allow conversion of *all* Roland CD sample data (ie: mapping, filter data, sound, loops, etc) to either Unity DS-1 or SampleCell format. Though this doesn\'t directly relate to Gigasampler, I wanted to share it so Nemesys and others can see that producing a Roland-format conversion product is indeed possible. Dave or Joe at NemeSys- maybe you guys could hook up with the Bitheadz guys to have them add Roland conversion to GS format!
Next month Rubber Chicken software will release a package called translator. It will convert a lot of formats, incl. GS. In it\'s initial release it will convert EMU and ASR-10 samples to GS format. In release 2 it should also convert Roland samples. This program converts also the other way around (GS to ASR-10 for example). Seems like an interesting program. http://www.chickensys.com
Next month Ugly Fat Camel software will be releasing converters for current conversion programs that will allow different programs to convert all converted samples back to the original instrument that first created the sample. Take a frog croak sampled for Roland but converted to Akai and run it through Ugly Fat Camel software and get a BIG FAT FROG live in your studio.
We (NemeSys) recognize the Roland format as important. As Joris mentioned, Rubber Chicken is working on a conversion utility. We are also working internally on the problem. The biggest issue is figuring out the format. If anybody wants to offer assistance, please come forward. As far as Bitheadz, I don\'t really think they are going to work with us - their products very much compete with the GigaSampler.