MIDI Sysex send/receive?

Discussion in 'Converters / Interfaces' started by Doublehelix, Jun 28, 2003.

  1. Doublehelix

    Doublehelix Well-Known Member

    Oct 7, 2001
    OK...I admit it, I am a guitar player, not a keyboard player, so I have no clue how to send or receive MIDI Sysex files...

    I just got a TC Helicon VoiceWorks processor, and want to upgrade the software, plus have the ability to backup the presets, etc.

    Problem: I have no clue how to do this!

    Is there a software program that I can get that allows me to send/receive these files?

    Hardware wise, I have a MidiMan 2x2 USB midi interface with a single keyboard attached, so that still leaves one set of midi ports available (in/out), so I can easily connect the VoiceWorks to the computer.

    Here are some of the software programs that I already have installed:

    (Windows 2000)
    Cubase SX
    Cubase VST 5.1
    Wavelab 4
    Sound Forge 5
    Acid 3
    Cakewalk Home Studio 2002

    Will any of these work?

    Thanks in advance for any help!
  2. Blutone

    Blutone Guest

    I use Midi-Ox to upgrade/swap Sysex files for my Vetta. I was just like you ,DH. CLUELESS, lol. After about 10 minutes of fooling around with it, I caught on quick. I'm sure there are others, probably even better ones to work with. This is just the one I use. If you wanna read about it a li'l more first, here's a link. If ya decide to go with Midi-Ox and have some questions lemme know. ;) HTH
  3. Doublehelix

    Doublehelix Well-Known Member

    Oct 7, 2001
    Now wait a minute!!! Who are you calling "clueless"??? :) Hehe...you are absolutely right, I am completely clueless!!! (just ask my wife, she tells me that all the time! ;) )

    Thanks for the tip, I'll give the Midi-Ox program a go and see if I can figure it out!
  4. Blutone

    Blutone Guest

  5. JBlake

    JBlake Guest

    Sometimes Sysex files are saved as sequences and can be played back from a track in your sequencer. You may be able to just import the data straight into a track. Select the TC unit as the destination device and hit play.
    Check the file extension for the update. If it's .mid you should be able to do this.

    Hope this helps.

  6. Doublehelix

    Doublehelix Well-Known Member

    Oct 7, 2001
    The upgrade worked perfectly. MIDIOX is a breeze to use! Thanks for the heads up!
  7. Blutone

    Blutone Guest

    Good to hear, man. Anytime. :D

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