Posted by Les on March 15, 2006 at 07:02:24:
In Reply to: sysex transfer w/qs8 posted by anthony on March 14, 2006 at 23:28:38:
Cakewalk, is an excellent tool for sysex management. Go to SYSEX View, and click on "Receive".
It should give you a list of preloaded features (sysex requests) such as singele program or all data.
I would recomend selecting "all data first", this will transfer your current setup to the computer.
Save the file when the transfer is complete. Once it's safe, you can select "Load Bank" in Sysex View,
and browse your computer for any files with .syx extension, (Alesis only of course).
The bank then can be transferred to the QS. It can be a single program or an entire user bank, you'll see
which one it is from the file size. When you transfer a single program from the computer to the QS it will go
into the Edit Buffer, and you'll have to store it to a user bank location to keep it.
If you load a complete user bank, it will overwrite your existing user bank, that's why you want to
save it before experimenting.
: Wow. I am extremely aggravated. I feel like I have tried everything to load sysex into my qs8 and I just can not get it to work. I am using the Bome's SendSX at the request of ALesis Customer Support. I have connected the qs8 using a Uno Midiman USB connector (with one midi in and one midi out converginging to a usb cable). I am running windows xp. I also have Cakewalk and Freeloader. Here is the thing. I know nothing about midi at all. every time I try to learn it, i fail, such as with this. Do i need to change a setting on the QS8? The I/O is already set to MIDI. I did see something on here about sending the entire user bank over, and i think i did that right, but doest that erase the user bank and allow me to load new patches? Do i have to erase the user bank or patches to load new ones? can I load just one patch at a time in echange for erasing an existing user patch? The Bome's Sens SX shows that it is sending the bank I want to go into the QS8 but it is not there, or I can not find it. I have seen the extreme knowledge you guys on this site seem to have and I would be very thankful for any help, I know I listed a lot of stuff here. Thank you.