Note: this post is from 2008, outbound links may be broken.
The Midi Mechanics Showroom releases Casio Rapman RAP-1 Sample Kit
The samples were taken directly from the line-out of my own Rapman, operating on a fresh set of batteries and recorded into Logic Express at 16-Bit/44.1 kHz resolution. While being recorded, the output of the RP-1 was at the highest possible level to give you the maximum signal-to-noise ratio. The samples were then carefully cut and processed with a touch of compression to give them a little more punch.
The pack of samples includes clean and normalized 16-bit versions of each sound, three variations of each created Logic’s Bitcrusher plugin (12, 8 and 4-bit).
The samples have also been downsampled in order to make the variations more dirty sounding.
All samples in the pack are 16-Bit/44.1 kHz mono .wav-files, so you use them with your favorite sampler. A program for Akai’s MPC2000xl (samples laid out in rows and the bit-rate decreasing from left to right) is included in the download.
Visit The Midi Mechanics Showroom for more info and a link to download the samples.