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New user: sysex over usb cable?

New user: sysex over usb cable?
« on: January 19, 2020, 12:07:21 PM »
Hi there,

My question is simple. Does a simple usb cable work for receiving and sending midi and sysex files? I'm refering to data which is compatible with Tempest equipment, like updating OS or getting patches from Tempest users.
Right now, I do not have any midi device in my posession for that purpose -if that's what's needed though.
Right now, I've installed MIDI OX and giving it a go but it seems like my pc (windows 10) won't see the Tempest. Any help?
« Last Edit: January 19, 2020, 12:12:09 PM by forrrestgump »

Re: New user: sysex over usb cable?
« Reply #1 on: January 25, 2020, 07:15:24 AM »
Tempest comes with a USb.  Plug it in

Re: New user: sysex over usb cable?
« Reply #2 on: February 13, 2020, 10:05:37 AM »
Tempest comes with a USb.  Plug it in

Do I need an audio interface on my laptop? With a dedicated usb port ? I don't have any. All I have is standard usb coming through with my laptop. Thanx mate.


Re: New user: sysex over usb cable?
« Reply #3 on: February 14, 2020, 06:07:54 PM »
Tempest comes with a USb.  Plug it in

Do I need an audio interface on my laptop? With a dedicated usb port ? I don't have any. All I have is standard usb coming through with my laptop. Thanx mate.


Hi

Midi and Sysex:
Check Tempest "SYSTEM" settings where you have a choice of pages for SYSEX and Midi in/out options.

You don't need an audio interface for just transferring midi or sysex.

Good luck.
Tim

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Re: New user: sysex over usb cable?
« Reply #4 on: February 16, 2020, 01:21:59 PM »
Simply plug it up with a usb cable... As soon as your computer has seen the Tempest, two MIDI ports is automatically set up on your computer, Tempest In and Out... Now you can use these in any software that use MIDI... Just choose the ports and make them active in whatever software you want to use your Tempest With.

Just remember to set Tempest to "SysEx Cable = USB" in the global settings...

Btw. There are bugs in the SysEx implementation when using MIDI DIN, so I would only use USB, and NOT use DIN at the same time... The bugs were confirmed, but they never fixed them before stopping OS support.
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