I am creating a Roland GP-8 midi designer layout and so far everything went nice, I can control it now but… My trusty Roland gp- 8 from 1987 is controllable with sysex commands but when I want to refresh / get sysex of the current parameter status it only sends me patch data and not separate controller data. I understand which byte is which parameter though in the patch data.
here is a classic controller command sending out to GP8:
What sort of script would be suitable for my situation? I just want to refresh the mididesigner layout knobs parameters, screenshot attached.
Thinking of this: a input script would come very handy indeed and could be well do-able because the patch data is a string of values that should be delegated to the corresponding parameters every time.
We seem to be doing something very similar here: link
You need a little script that traps the sysex message and then outputs each of the bytes you are interested in as separate CC's which MD can intepret.
if ML == 58 # I think that message is 58 byte # convert value in byte 10 (index 9) in message to CC 40 channel 10 send BF $40 M$9 # ... convert other bytes to other CCs end
Hmm, not working for me yet but I’m sure there is a slick solution for my question.
I reworked the script from the link:
if M0 == F0 41 00 13 # is this the message we want? assign I0 = $10 # index of 1st value in sysex message assign I1 = 1 # first CC number to use assign I2 = F0 41 00 13 12 00 02 while MI0 != F7 # loop from 1st value to end of sysex send BF I1 MI0 # send cc I1 on channel 16 calc I0 = I0 + 1 # next value field calc I1 = I1 + 1 # next CC to send end end
I get some results with this script, a reaction, but the script answers a different question.
Yeah. A few years ago I created a sysex based boss katana layout. I recently checked it out, it is amazingly complex! One can download it for free on the mididesigner website, it is build for a Boss Katana MKI firmware 2.04. Nic From audeonic contributed immensely to that project.
But developing this MDP layout was a breeze compared to the Katana and very rewarding. This is analog stompbox power made wireless midi controllable and the good part is that this old unit is now accessible by modern gadgets like iPads and iPhones. The major drawback of this good sounding units is that they are not accessible. So those days are over.
Thanks a lot, If you see Nic say hi from me! It’s possible that not every issue is covered , I’ll chime back in them but most of layout is ready.