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Loading Prophet 08 patches into Rev2 (no Mac)

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Loading Prophet 08 patches into Rev2 (no Mac)
« on: May 01, 2021, 02:47:29 PM »
Hello,
how can I load the Prophet 08 patches into my Rev2 from a Windows computer?
I've read of solutions that require Mac software - I'm on Windows, so...
Thank you

Orio
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Re: Loading Prophet 08 patches into Rev2 (no Mac)
« Reply #1 on: May 01, 2021, 11:56:18 PM »
I use the LASER Mammoth online SysEx librarian to manage sounds on the Rev2, and find that it meets my needs straightforwardly; it is online so can be used by any computer (I use Google Chrome on a Windows 10 machine), and just sends patches or banks by MIDI (USB or Midi DIN). It can just send individual patches to the Rev2's buffer, so you can click through sounds online and try them before saving, or can send whole banks of patches to specified locations... It is all pretty straightforward, and has clear instructions for use; you can upload any sysex files (inc. the Prophet 08 banks) to the site, which allows you to send them to the Rev2.
It is free with tiny limitations (only saving 3 banks online and not being able to save Sysex of banks from online), but if you just use sysex that you already have, or your own patches, those have little impact.
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Re: Loading Prophet 08 patches into Rev2 (no Mac)
« Reply #2 on: May 02, 2021, 04:21:16 AM »
Knobkraft orm works similarly to laser mammoth, if you want to send patches one by one and write into Rev2 memory by hand. It's free.

Otherwise, if you want to dump a full bank, I recommend midiox, also free.
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Re: Loading Prophet 08 patches into Rev2 (no Mac)
« Reply #3 on: May 02, 2021, 01:45:30 PM »
Knobkraft orm works similarly to laser mammoth, if you want to send patches one by one and write into Rev2 memory by hand. It's free.
Otherwise, if you want to dump a full bank, I recommend midiox, also free.

Thank you PChamaeleoMH and Maxter
one thing really leaves me wondering: for the little I know, every synthesizer has unique SysEx numbers that identify it. How is it possible that you can load Prophet 08 sysex files into one of those sysex handling programs, send them to Rev2 and have Rev2 accept them as if they were their own?
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Re: Loading Prophet 08 patches into Rev2 (no Mac)
« Reply #4 on: May 02, 2021, 04:07:56 PM »
The Rev2 identifies the sysex-file as a Prophet 08 file, and then converts/"translates" it into Rev2 sysex, basically.
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Re: Loading Prophet 08 patches into Rev2 (no Mac)
« Reply #5 on: May 02, 2021, 04:11:48 PM »
The Rev2 identifies the sysex-file as a Prophet 08 file, and then converts/"translates" it into Rev2 sysex, basically.

Oh then it's a lot simpler than I thought, thanks!
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