Using Dexed VST to send sysex to a real DX7 - midi problem

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vento
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Using Dexed VST to send sysex to a real DX7 - midi problem

Post by vento » Mon Mar 09, 2020 2:02 pm

Hi, I've got a real DX7 (mk1) and want to use Dexed as a librarian for it. I've got sounds on my PC that I want to transfer to it, from within Dexed, running as the VST within Live.

If I use Dexed as a standalone program, I can transfer the sysex for each patch / bank to the DX7 in seconds, with a right-click.

However, when I use Dexed as a VST (64 bit) within Live (10 Suite), I can't send sysex to the DX7. It says there is a MIDI problem.

I think this is because Live is using the MIDI port, and won't let Dexed send sysex while it's running. How do I get around this, to let me send sysex to the DX7 using the Dexed VST?

Thanks :) Phil

dna598
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Re: Using Dexed VST to send sysex to a real DX7 - midi problem

Post by dna598 » Mon Mar 09, 2020 10:14 pm

Don't quote me on this, but AFAIK live doesn't handle sysex. Try it in another DAW that does?
ctrl + left/right = select transient

ctrl + shift + left/right = select between transients

ctrl + space = play selection

TLW
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Re: Using Dexed VST to send sysex to a real DX7 - midi problem

Post by TLW » Tue Mar 10, 2020 9:58 pm

According to this article to use sysex requires Max for Live.

https://help.ableton.com/hc/en-us/artic ... in-Live-10
Live 10 Suite, 2020 27" iMac, 3.6 GHz i9, MacOS Catalina, RME UFX, assorted synths, guitars and stuff.

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