Developers echolevel, mnstrmnch & abrugsch have introduced the Open Amiga Sampler – a new parallel port sampler for the classic Commodore Amiga computer from 1996.
The Open Amiga Sampler (OAS) is open source hardware, so the design if available for anyone to build. There are also plans in the works to make pre-built cartridges available.
Here’s what the developers have to say about the project:
“This project is a clone of the typical low-budget sampler design that flooded the market in the late 1980s and early 1990s.
They’re often referred to as ‘carts’, but they’re actually not cartridges: they’re usually small 25-pin parallel port dongles whose circuit boards and connectors are housed in the type of plastic shell that systems like the C64 and the VIC-20 used as cartridge housings. But some manufacturers called them cartridges, and we’ve been calling them carts for decades, so we’ll stick with that.”
- 8-bit sample resolution
- Typical maximum sampling rate of ~52Khz
- Input amplifier with variable gain
Details are available at Github.