Sysex Preset Import

Sysex Preset Import
« on: September 16, 2022, 02:51:55 PM »
Would be nice to be able to import individual presets to currently selected location rather than where they were originally exported. 

Re: Sysex Preset Import
« Reply #1 on: September 17, 2022, 04:13:04 AM »
Would be nice to be able to import individual presets to currently selected location rather than where they were originally exported.

The same with Prophet 5/10 rev 4. A work around is to have a specific patch as a buffer preset to send/receive from and then copy to right destination internal. An idea with the Xpander, if I recall right (have one but long time since read the manual) was to use program 00 as buffer (but it can save/load to specific patch numbers).

Re: Sysex Preset Import
« Reply #2 on: September 17, 2022, 06:19:17 AM »
Would be nice to be able to import individual presets to currently selected location rather than where they were originally exported.

The same with Prophet 5/10 rev 4. A work around is to have a specific patch as a buffer preset to send/receive from and then copy to right destination internal. An idea with the Xpander, if I recall right (have one but long time since read the manual) was to use program 00 as buffer (but it can save/load to specific patch numbers).

If I recall correctly, Knobcraft Orm allows you to send a patch to the synth’s edit buffer, so you’d be able to copy it to any internal patch location via the front panel. Much more tedious than a dedicated drag-and-drop though.

Re: Sysex Preset Import
« Reply #3 on: September 17, 2022, 10:41:28 AM »
I built tools into the https://www.PresetPatch.com website that allows changing of patch destinations, and converting to/from patch edit buffer.    Have programmed in the specific logic for Sequential / Oberheim synths.  Also added private repository / storage, for all users...  if you just want to do private backups to .syx file and your own online backup.

Sending Patches to Your Synth:
https://www.presetpatch.com/synth/oberheim-ob-x8

If you click on the Sysex Download icon for a given patch, you go to the patch detail page.  As long as you have a compatible WebMIDI browser (Chrome, Opera, Edge),  you can directly connect to your synth, and have options for sending any patch to a given Bank/Patch location, or sending it to the Temp Edit Buffer / Current Program.   When you send to Edit Buffer, it is not stored on your synth until you go through the Write process locally on the synth... so you can audition it before deciding if you permanently want to save it.  All the logic for converting Bank/Patch numbers, and switching between BB/PP and Edit Buffer formats is built into the sites logic.

Private Sysex Backups and Public Sharing
https://www.presetpatch.com/sysextools/backup

Again, with compatible WebMIDI broswer, you can connect directly to your Seq/OB instrument (and many others as well)...  Once you connect the IN/OUT ports, additional tools may appear on the page, specific to your synth.  For most Seq/OB synths, there is specific logic built in to request a given Bank/Patch, or to request whatever patch is currently in the Edit Buffer on your synth.   You can use those tools to select patches from your synth to backup.   Alternatively, you can initiate a patch, group, or entire bank dump from your synth.  (In Globals menu).    If you want to backup a whole group or bank, you must initiate it from the synth.   

You will see the Sysex window on PresetPatch get filled with the sysex dump from your synth... it will count the packets received so you can confirm you got all the data.    Once the sysex window is full, and you want to back it up (or share it), you can use the tools at the bottom of the page.   If you choose PRIVATE, then it's just backed up to your private profile, and accessible when you are logged in to your user edit page.   If you choose PUBLIC, then it is uploaded to your profile and shared to other users as well.   Both of these option also create a .syx FILE that is downloaded to you, so you have a local file copy of whatever you backup as well. 

It's all FREE... the site has been a pet project of mine over the past few years.  I encourage users to also publicly share patches from time to time, though that's completely optional... you can just use it to download other shared patches or do private backups. 

I have shared about a hundred patches here:
https://www.presetpatch.com/user/CreativeSpiral

Sequential Pro 3 and Prophet Rev 2, Deepmind, PolyBrute - Sound Sets, Patch Banks - Available on Sellfy: https://sellfy.com/sounddesign/