Loading samples to the SampleRack SD card via USB?

How do I load samples from my MacBook to the SD card in the SampleRack? I have it connected via USB but now what? Thank you!
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  • Hello Adam,

    Thanks for the post. I'd like to help! The following directions will show a user how to load supported wav files and kits onto an SD card by using their computer.

    1. Insert your SD Card into the SampleRack.
    2. Connect your SampleRack to your computer.
    3. Turn on the SampleRack.
    4. After the SampleRack is done booting up, hold down the LEFT and UP OPTIONS arrows to enter the Options Mode.



    5. Select LOAD SAMPLES/KITS VIA USB by pressing the RIGHT arrow. Your computer will now attempt to connect to your SampleRack. Note: This may take a few minutes depending if you're using a PC or Mac.
    6. When ready, for PC users, open your Windows Explorer Window and navigate to your SD card. For Mac users, open your Applications Window and navigate to your SD card.
    7. Open this location and you can now add your supported .WAV files and kits to the SD card. If you downloaded third party sounds, move or copy those files into this SD Card location.
    8. When finished, Right Click your SD Card in the window and select EJECT. This will safely eject your SD card from your computer.
    9. You may now exit from the SampleRack by holding the LEFT and UP OPTIONS arrows.
    10. That's it!
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  • Thank you Chris! I will give this a shot. I worked around it by getting a USB SD card reader. But this sounds easier. Cheers!
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  • Hi Chris, I've had the same problem. A bunch of sounds are on my SD CARD (.wav) and i can see them in my browser (OS X), i can hear them, but when i put the card in the Sample pad pro it says: Card read successfully But it also says No sounds found... any idea?
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  • This reply was created from a merged topic originally titled Sample pad pro sound loading with sd card.

    Hi Chris, I've had the same problem. A bunch of sounds are on my SD CARD (.wav) and i can see them in my browser (OS X), i can hear them, but when i put the card in the Sample pad pro it says: Card read successfully But it also says No sounds found... any idea?
    • Hi Alexis,

      Thank you for your post! I'd like to help! Are the samples loaded into the root of the SD card? If they are in subfolders, the SamplePad Pro may not be able to properly read the files.

      Another thing to keep in mind is when exporting WAV files from certain Digital Audio Workstations (DAWs) such as Avid Pro Tools and Steinberg Cubase, extra information is added to the exported file that sometimes causes the WAV file to not read correctly. If this is the case, you may want to do a Firmware Update as it has resolved this situation. You can find the Firmware Update in the Docs and Downloads section of the SamplePad Pro product page.

      Another good tool to use from the Docs and Downloads section would be the Alesis SampleConverter. This will ensure that the files are encoded properly for the SamplePad Pro to read them. I hope this helps!
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  • what SD cards are supported because the Lexar one I tried to use says it isn't supported in the interface.
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