Can anyone explain how a MIDI Data Dump works please?

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Daniel_S
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Can anyone explain how a MIDI Data Dump works please?

Post by Daniel_S » Tue Jan 06, 2015 9:09 am

Not 100% sure if that's the right terminology I've used but basically, I've bought a Waldorf Rocket hardware synth. It does not store any patches but it does say in the manual that by holding down the Rocket's Launch button for 1 second, it will dump the patch data into the DAW's midi track in the form of a sysex file.

However in Live, I'm not sure how you can tell that it has received a data dump.

So at the moment, I have an External Instrument midi track set up in Live with a melody playing that I like and want to keep, I don't yet want to commit it to audio but I do want to carry on experimenting with the Rocket's sounds without fear of losing the sound I've currently got running.

Can anyone with experience on this or even the Rocket in Live help me at all?

Cheers :)

doghouse
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Re: Can anyone explain how a MIDI Data Dump works please?

Post by doghouse » Tue Jan 06, 2015 10:02 am

Live doesn't support sysex messages.

The patch dumps from your Rocket are being ignored.

Daniel_S
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Re: Can anyone explain how a MIDI Data Dump works please?

Post by Daniel_S » Tue Jan 06, 2015 10:06 am

doghouse wrote:Live doesn't support sysex messages.

The patch dumps from your Rocket are being ignored.
Oh well that's just great isn't it :)

So the only thing I can do is commit to audio and move on? I guess that's one of the drawbacks of such a simply synth that does not store user patches.

Thanks for the reply.

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Re: Can anyone explain how a MIDI Data Dump works please?

Post by Stromkraft » Wed Jan 07, 2015 6:09 pm

Daniel_S wrote: So at the moment, I have an External Instrument midi track set up in Live with a melody playing that I like and want to keep, I don't yet want to commit it to audio but I do want to carry on experimenting with the Rocket's sounds without fear of losing the sound I've currently got running.

Can anyone with experience on this or even the Rocket in Live help me at all?
I haven't tried it as I don't need it but you might want to investigate Max For live Sysex solutions if you have M4L or Max.
Make some music!

Davo
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Re: Can anyone explain how a MIDI Data Dump works please?

Post by Davo » Thu Jan 08, 2015 6:01 am

There are sysex librarian programs. MIDI-OX is a good option on windows. Probably easier than trying to do it through Max.

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Re: Can anyone explain how a MIDI Data Dump works please?

Post by polymer » Thu Jan 08, 2015 6:26 am

I use this free SysEx Utility


http://www.snoize.com/SysExLibrarian/

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