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hi all, i posted this question in the troubleshooting section first, but jaytee recommended to post it here to call more attention- i have a strange problem with my sidbox; it seems it does not send any sysex messages. my setup: -macbook with 10.9.5 -neusonik im/one midi-interface (successor of the uMIDI/O22 on the whitelist, claimed to be technically identic) -sidbox (one core, two sids, latest firmware (v2_044)) Uploading the firmware works fine and i can also send patches from computer to sidbox (e.g. taken from the vintage bank). But if i click "receive patch" or "receive bank", the sidbox only sends short stuff like "F0 00 00 7E 4B 00 F7" or "F0 00 00 F7". Same thing when trying to dump with "shift+button5" from the sidbox CS. The different patch editors (tried jsynthlib, ctrlr and the MBSIDV2-Editor) also need bidirectional sysex, so don't work either. i tried with another synth (ML-303; i think TK took a hand in this one, too :-D) to check if it is caused by the midi interface (or something else inside OSX or the software), but with this one, i can store/dump patches in both directions. i'm a bit perplexed; getting "Application is up & running!" and clock ticks indicates that the sidbox's midi-out port is working and there is no wiring error (there is only one TX-pin on the PIC..); the test with the 303 indicates that my midi-IF/computer/software setup should properly transmit sysex data in both directions. So why can't i get data from the sidbox? is there any option i could have missed? any ideas? regards simon
Hey everybody Today, I tried to get a step further with my synth and start configuring snapshot functionalities. Unfortunately, I didn't get very far. I can set snapshot numbers and save or dump them. I don't get the exact difference, but I belief that saving means that the last event state is being saved and dump means that all ID's states get saved (except the nodump ones). Can somebody confirm this assumption? As far as I understand, 127 different snapshots (127 times all ID's states) can be saved/dumped into one .NGS file. When I do this (via SCS standard menu or a self configured shortcut using the meta events DumpSnapshot and LoadSnapshot), the NGS file gets a bit larger, whenever I save to a new snapshot number. Also when I load a snapshot, I receive the line "loading snapshot #0 from /DEFAULT.NGS" in the MIOS monitor. If done via SCS menu, I get the confirmation on the LCD saying that all went well. However, no values get set if I load. Or in other words, if I dump two different snapshots and change one toggle button state, loading the snapshots won't load one or the other button state. I do load snapshot 0 in section 0 of my .NGR (at reset). This usually works and I get a "save state" in order for the synth to operate correctly. Unfortunately, sometimes, this dump gets corrupted as well and I have to dial in everything again. (@Thorsten: If you read this, the automatic dump every couple of seconds caused some timing problems which caused short audible interruptions when playing notes, so I had to disable it) Some special configurations of my Midibox could cause problems: - The load Snapshot 0 in section 0 might somehow trigger and reload dump Nr. 0. However, this should not happen and of course I tried without this code line and it didn't change anything. - I do have a couple of LEDs which I set in the .NGR script. I don't know if these get dumped as well and if loading also triggers the events which these sections get executed, so the LEDs get correctly set. - Some rotary switches trigger .NGR scripts which set LEDs in a binary fashion. Again, I am not sure if the states of these LEDs get dumped and if the scripts get triggered after reload. However, it doesn't work with simple events like EVENT_BUTTON id= 1088 type=CC fwd_id=LED:2048 button_mode=Toggle chn= 1 cc= 110 range= 0:127 lcd_pos=1:1:5 label="LFO Freq ^highlow " for example. Unfortunately, I don't get it how the .NGS file is structured in order to check how different snapshots differ. Does anybody have some experience with the whole snapshot thing and can give me some guidance? Should this all work one day, I would like to save some presets. Actually, I would like to try to convert the preset file from the original Moog Voyager and somehow upload these presets onto my midibox. I have Banks from A-E with 127 presets each. As far as I understand, "Bank" and "Patch" cannot be used for this, since these terms are used in different ways as they might suggest. The way I see it, I can do this by saving them in different .NGS files. However, I am not sure, if I have to create .NGC, .NGL and .NGR files with corresponding names in order for this to work as I would like or if multiple .NGS files can be loaded with one set of configuration files. Converting the original presets is going to be challenging, but maybe somebody has an idea how to do this as well? I am running Midibox NG V1.035 by the way. As always, help is very much appreciated. Cheers, Andy default.ngl default.ngr DEFAULT.NGS