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Oberheim DPX-1

The DPX-1 is a rack mount digital sample player introduced in 1987. It has 8 voices of polyphony and operates at 12-bit/variable sample rate resolution. It can read and play samples created for the E-Mu Emulator II, Ensoniq Mirage, Akai S900/S950, and (with some limitations) Sequential Prophet 2000 samplers.

This page contains sample libraries for the DPX-1 in IMG/DPX format for floppy drives, and HFE format for HxC floppy emulators. All archives are complete collections, checked and labeled for accuracy.

Ensoniq Mirage Samples

All Mirage samples can be played in the DPX-1 without conversion. See the Ensoniq Mirage page for sample libraries.

Missing Sounds

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Use

The HxC floppy emulator is compatible with the DPX-1, and is an essential upgrade to its floppy disk drive:

KryoFlux is a USB floppy disk reader/converter, ideal for imaging and archiving old sound libraries:

DPXTOOLS is Windows software that's able to read, extract and convert DPX files:

Service

The DPX-1 uses a Phihong PSA-532BU power supply (as does the Linn 9000) whose Rifa capacitors are prone to cracking and catching fire. This is a common problem, and can be fixed and prevented by re-capping the power supply. Andrei Kudryavsev has repaired many DPX-1's and is very familiar with this repair.

Syntaur carries replacement parts for the DPX-1.

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