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Re: Preset Dump/Midi Saving?

Both devices support SysEx and can Dump, and also Load....mostly what I am wondering about is what hardware (some sort of midi interface) and Mac Software I could use. 

Any ideas on these two fronts?

Thank you, 

On Jun 2, 2009, at 8:07:11 PM, Mech <mech@m3ch.net> wrote:

From:Mech <mech@m3ch.net>
Subject:Re: Preset Dump/Midi Saving?
Date:June 2, 2009 8:07:11 PM EDT
At 5:08 PM -0400 6/2/09, donearlsto wrote:
>I have two pieces of equipment: a Rocktron Prophesy and an All 
>Access Midi Controller..
>I would like to save the settings from these two pieces of equipment....
>Isn't there a way I can connect from the MIDI out of these devices, 
>directly to my computer (Mac), and thus save the information 
>directly on my laptop? Thereby allowing me to load the data in the 
>future directly from my laptop?

Well, the good news is: Yes, this is fairly common. What you're 
referring to is called a SysEx Dump. You simply connect your device 
via MIDI to your computer, begin recording on your sequencing 
program, and start the dump. Your sequencer will record it just as 
any other MIDI, and then you can play back the dump to restore the 
patches to your device.

DEVICE. Since you'd be initiating the dump from your Prophesy or All 
Access, either/both of those two devices have to support SysEx. Many 
devices, especially controllers, don't bother with dump support.

You're going to need to pore through the manuals for your MIDI 
controllers. Search for anything referring to System Exclusive 
(SysEx) information. If you can find something on this, you've just 
taken the first step toward accomplishing your task.

Likewise, if you can't find anything, then you're most likely going 
to have to do it the hard way: with a pencil and paper, writing down 
all your settings for each patch.


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