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 Post subject: Installing 808 o.s. into a A6
PostPosted: Sat Jan 13, 2018 11:06 pm 
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I already know that a SP808 can use the A6 o.s.
I have owned and used my 808 for over a decade now. A few years ago I made the plunge and have blue MPC card reader installed in my 808
Figure I prefer to not have a spinning hard drive in there, though it probably beats zips.

I love my 808 now for a sampler/scratchpad.

I don't want to lose the 808 features...I think it's a great sampler. I did want to lose the Zip drive...for a long time.
What I am wondering is can the A6 use the 808 o.s.? I really like the color scheme of the A6...personally, to me, at this stage in my life, I prefer the gray and blue over the red and black.

So, aside from button labeling (functions!??) will this work!?

Has anyone ever done this? I realize it's purely cosmetic, but kinda wanted to give my 808 a new life with new buttons, pads, dial wheel with addition of a brand new paint job.

I'm getting close to pulling the trigger on a A6 ...can anyone confirm if this will work?

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 Post subject: Re: Installing 808 o.s. into a A6
PostPosted: Fri Jan 19, 2018 11:04 pm 
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What is an A6?


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 Post subject: Re: Installing 808 o.s. into a A6
PostPosted: Sat Jan 20, 2018 4:00 am 
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Ok I remember this shit, this is the weird 10 pad version of it yo. From what I heard, you loose lots of stuff and you lose all the effects, you do get different effects also, but you are also only able to use 10 pads. iduno https://jimatwood.wordpress.com/2012/07/11/roland-sp-808-converted-to-edirol-a6-with-hard-disk/ found this website where a guy converted it, check that out and make ya decision i guess


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 Post subject: Re: Installing 808 o.s. into a A6
PostPosted: Mon Jan 22, 2018 4:40 am 
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If you read my post again you will see that I already know about converting 808 to A6.

My question was can a A6 be converted to a 808.


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 Post subject: Re: Installing 808 o.s. into a A6
PostPosted: Mon Mar 05, 2018 9:29 pm 
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I'm also curious if that would be possible.
I found one for sale here in Spain and I'm thinking of getting it.
Just due to curiosity....
The guy ask 275€ complete with expansion.
Anyway...I already have 2 SP-808's and I could give it a try to change the OS.
Keep you posted on my decision.

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