How do I load a sample to the Forge Kit?

How can i load a sample sound to a forge kit?, when i insert my 2GB USB to the module it will say "no sample available",,(the sample sound inside the usb is in wav format)
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  • Hi Ernest,

    Thanks for posting.

    The Forge module supports flash drives with a capacity of 4-64 GB, which may be the reason why your samples are not being recognized. Additionally, each sample must be a 16-bit mono WAV file with a maximum size of 15 MB. It can have a sampling rate of 48, 44.1, 32, 22.05, or 11.025 kHz. 

    Follow these steps below to load a sample onto the Forge Kit: 

    1. Press Kit to enter the Kit Selection page (if you are not already viewing it).
    2. Press Menu to enter the Kit Menu.
    3. Use the Down and Up buttons to select USB Memory, and then press Enter.
    4. Use the Down and Up buttons to select Sample Load, and then press Enter. A list of your samples will appear in the display.
    5. Use the Down and Up buttons to select a sample, and then press Enter.
    6. When Load to User Voice? appears in the display, press Enter to load the sample or Exit to cancel. You may need to wait a minute for the sample to load, depending on its size. 

    If you're still having issues, try formatting your drive on the module. 

    To format a connected USB flash drive:

    1. Press Kit to enter the Kit Selection page (if you are not already viewing it).
    2. Press Menu to enter the Kit Menu.
    3. Use the Down and Up buttons to select USB Memory, and then press Enter.
    4. Use the Down and Up buttons to select Format, and then press Enter.
    5. The display will show The USB memory will be erased! Enter or Exit?
      To format the drive (which will also erase its contents), press Enter.
      To cancel formatting, press Exit


    I hope this helps! Let me know if you have any additional questions.
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  • I'm having the same issue. I have followed the steps, including reformatting a the usb drive. I'm using a 16GB thumb drive. To convert the wav file to proper format I am using an older program, Cool Edit Pro 2 and have saved in every version of WAV in the program - pcm wav, dvi wav, all of them with the .wav extension at 16-bit, Mono, 44.1. No luck. Is there a program that you can recommend a program that will actually convert a wav file into a usable sample for the Alesis Forge Kit?
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  • OK, I solved it. After formatting the thumb drive, there is a "Voice" folder that is created. I put the PCM wav file into the "voice" folder and it works.

    I now have a Gong on my forge kit. That took a lot longer, and a lot more effort, but it works.

    The instructions should be updated to:

    1 - Format Thumb Drive on the alesis kit
    2 - Put WAV files in the 'voice' folder
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