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By Lampdog Thu Aug 06, 2009 3:00 am
There are 2 different SND's out there, Apple and AKAI.

AWAVE Studio is able to convert AKAI SND's to several formats (Awave supports up to 210 different audio formats).

SND - R+W - AKAI MPC-60/2000/2000XL/3000 sample files.
S R AKAI S900/950 samples.
S R+W AKAI S1000/S1100/S01 samples. CD
S R+W AKAI S3000/S3200/S2000/S2800 samples. CD
PGM R+W AKAI MPC-1000 drum set files + .WAV files.
PGM R+W AKAI MPC-2000XL drum set files + .WAV files.
PGM R+W AKAI MPC-2000 drum set files + .SND files.
PGM R+W AKAI MPC-3000 drum set files + .SND files.
P R AKAI S900/S9500 programs. CD
P R+W AKAI S1000/S1100/S01 programs. CD
P R+W AKAI S3000/S3200/S2000/S2800 programs. CD
AKAI R AKAI S-series floppy disk image files.
AKP R+W AKAI S-5000/S-6000 programs.
EDA R Ensoniq ASR disk images.
EDE R Ensoniq EPS disk images.
EDK R Ensoniq KT disk imagse.
EDQ R Ensoniq SQ1/SQ2/KS32 disk images.
EDV R Ensoniq VFX-SD disk images.
EFA R Ensoniq ASR instrument files.
EFE R+W Ensoniq EPS instrument files.
EFK R Ensoniq KT instrument files.
EFQ R Ensoniq SQ1/SQ2/KS32 instrument files.
EFS R Ensoniq SQ80 instrument files.
EFV R Ensoniq VFX-SD instrument files.


You can find a free shareware version there.

I used to collect samples from various samplers and convert them to wav so that I can play them in my mpc.
Awave also has a batch converter. I use to put programs together for my triton. mpc and ASR via this software.
It's not user friendly imo though, haha.
By jimmie Thu Apr 11, 2013 3:00 am
This works for my MPC3000's .snd files:

Using Adobe Audtion CS6 on Mac Lion:
Import .SND's as 'Raw Data' and set 'Sample Rate' to 44100 and 'Encoding' to 16-bit PCM.

Will probs work for all audio programs where you can import Raw files (yes, that also means on PC too ofc).
By Mapuche Sat Jan 06, 2018 9:20 pm
Unfortunatelly I can't suggest anything that converts .snd files. But but if anyone wants to convert "normal" wav samples into PCM-Wave files (RAW Data' Microsoft format), these two are great tools:

1. Mediahuman Audio Converter:
2. MAX:

Mac and Windows
Free / open source (you can donate if you like)
Easy to use
Both do a great job in converting various audio file formats (no .snd though) into pcm-wav
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By JUKE 179r Sun Jan 07, 2018 12:38 am
rookie wrote:what about for mac?

I know this is old but... Awave Studio, RS-16X and Chicken Systems' Translator are the only Mac apps that I found that convert .SND to .WAV files.