I recommend Stratos AztecMonster Compact Flash (CF) to SCSI adapter, works perfectly. It allows me to read 5 and write 2 channels simultaneously in Pro Tools III under Logic 4.5 running on Power Macintosh Beige G3. CF card used: PhotoFast Extreme Pro 8GB (Ultra High Data Transfer Rate).
I formatted CF with standard Drive Setup 1.7.3 Patched under Mac OS 8.6. Patch is needed to remove restriction on certain hard disk brands, to my knowledge.
Stratos also recommend A-DATA x266 CF card, it should allow speeds 10-20Mbps.
Stratos AztecMonster produced in Japan and only available through ebay directly from producer. Total price for me including shipping (5 days) and customs fee was €146.
CF formated on Mac OS 8.6 is easy to backup/exchange on newer Mac (10.4) through CF reader. Tested CF reader: Defender Ultra Multi Card Reader (€6). Tested and not worked CF reader: No brand All in 1 (bought from China ebay for few bucks).
Be careful while inserting CF card into AztecMonster: I have broken one pin on the adapter, but luckily everything woks without the pin (see photo). My advice would be not to change CF cards too often.
Tested and not working
I also tried two other solutions as SSD/flash hard disk for Pro Tools III but none of them worked:
1. Bit-Micro E-Disk SCSI solid state disk. Pro Tools just allways showed error that hard disk is too slow (error -9973). Formatted with LaCie Utilities 6.5.8 Silverlining Pro, 14 partitions x 2GB. LaCie Utilities Time Drive 3.03 showed average Read Test 3,380KB/sec, Write Test 3,339 KB/sec, which should be enough, as ProTools III require ”sustained transfer rate 2.5 Mb/sec or faster”. SCSI 80-50 adapter is needed.
I now use it as backup disk inside Macintosh G3.
2. Spyrus RD400 SCSI PCMCIA Reader (also sold as MPL mcdisk-e-1 under another brand) or SCSI-CF adapter to be simple. It just too slow for Pro Tools. Producer claim ”transfer rate 2.5 MByte/sec”. Inserting CF card into this device is done through PCMCIA-CF adapter.
I use it with Akai S2000 – works perfect for 2+ years now. Not too fast (few minutes to load/save Akai bank), but I can’t compare it with another devices, maybe speed is slow due to Akai. E-Mu samplers (EIIIxp and ESI-32) won’t format the CF in this device – they just don’t recognize it.
Smoove – Summertime (Wack) 7″
Such a good unpredictable cover version! I’ve seen non-dancers, security guy to be more precise, danced mad to it. Hot tune!
The Getup – Get Lucky/B-Boy Edit (Breakin’ Bread) 7″
Everybody is tired from over-played original, this it a great boost for every house party! I want second copy to play both sides together. B-boy edit makes people scream.
Smoove & Suonho – A Little Soul (Wack) 7″
Aldo Vanucci feat Kylie Auldist – Get A Hold On This (Good Living) 12″
Aldo Vanucci – So Good (Good Living) 12″
Tape Five feat Henrik Wager – Dixie Biscuits (Smarty Mart) digital
Alexander Robotnick – Undicidisco (Justin Vandervolgen edit) (Hell Yeah) 12″
Ry & Frank Wiedemann – Howling (Innervisions) digital
Purple Disco Machine – Move Or Not (Off Recordings) 12″
Funky Fat & Digitaria – Masochist (Hot Creations) 12″
The Rapture – Sail Away (Aeroplane vocal rmx) (DFA Records) 12″
The Reflex – Rock The Casbah (The Reflex revision) (Lumberjacks) 10″
Moplen – Let No Man Put Us Under (Moplen remix) (Lumberjacks) 10″
Marvin Gaye – Whats Going On (Purple Disco Machine re-work) (unreleased) digital
Ricardo Villalobos – Fizheuer Zieheuer (Playhouse)
Luid – Live Cut (Basti Grub remix) (Moan)
Monika Kruse – Summer Drops (Terminal M)
Juri Konradi – Kite (Platz für Tanz)
Basti Grub – Rainbow Pony (Kittball Records)
Martin Buttrich – Cruise Control (Planet E)
Robert Babicz – Krystaline (Kompakt)
Mixed & selected by Juri Konradi
Platz für Tanz radio:
Platz für Tanz on web:
Please someone put Latvian clubbers into time machine and return them back to present time. I don’t complain, still feel my position as a DJ is very privilege, but it’s funny how useless are my efforts to play most fresh music – young people much better react to the 15-years-old trends. To be honest there was a company which enjoyed my house set too, one of them even danced a bit, other asked if I have mixes on soundcloud – big success!
Luid – Live Cut (Basti Grub remix) (Moan Recordings) 12″
Budzillus – Der Untergang (Aka Aka remix) (Burlesque) 12″
Pele & Shawnecy – Roach Hotel (Terminal M Records) 12″
Basti Grub – Rainbow Pony (Kittball) 12″
Robot Needs Oil – Little Leo (Mollono.bass remix) (Acker records) 12″
Basti Grub – Beach Walk (Kittball) 12″
Monika Kruse – Summer Drops (Terminal M Records) 12″
Andhim – Boy Boy Boy (Terminal M Records) 12″
Chvrches – Gun (Virgin) 12″
Lana Del Rey – Video Games (Joris Voorn edit) (unreleased) digital
passEnger – Solar Flare (Stephen Brown remix) (Eclipse Music)
Beanfield feat. Bajka – Tides (Ripperton mix) (Compost)
Funkwerkstatt – Windrose 2 (Super Fancy Recordings)
Unknown – WR01 (Unknown)
Yacht – Psychic City (fast edit) (DFA)
Juri Konradi – Hippies In A Glade (Platz Fur Tanz)
Bob Marley – Exodus (Kid Culture 2012 rework) (unreleased)
Todd Terje – Strandbar (Olsen)
Vicente Fausto Messina – Melocoton (Aldo Cadaz rmx) (Mainakustik)
Paul Simon – Diamonds (Âme private edit) (Philomena)
compiled and mixed by Juri Konradi
Till Bronner – So Danco Samba (Nicola Conte rework) (Schema) 10″
Harvey K-tel/Snorkie – Hotstylin’ (Music For The People) 7″
Nicola Conte Jazz Combo feat Jose James – All Or Nothing At All (Schema) 10″
Nicola Conte feat Lisa Bassenge – Charade (Schema) 10″
Gustavo & Intars Busulis – Raizes Nomet Tak (digital)
Todd Terje – Strandbar (Samba + Disko) (Olsen) 12″
Passenger – Solar Flare (Stephen Brown remix) (Eclipse Music) 12″
Daft Punk feat Pharrell Williams/Nile Rodgers – Get Lucky (Daft Punk remix) (Sony BMG) 12″