How to send syx files?

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How to send syx files?

Postby ChAoS Overlord » 2005-3-24 @ 15:03

I have some midi's with accompanied by .syx files from Quest Studios. How do I transfer these to the MUNT 0.1.2 emu? WHat free software does this? I tried Midi-OX, but halfway during the transfer it tells me the port is busy...

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Re: How to send syx files?

Postby Kaminari » 2005-3-24 @ 20:57

Try SendSX. It works great (with a Roland CM-500).
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Re: How to send syx files?

Postby ChAoS Overlord » 2005-3-25 @ 15:47

When I try to use that I get a floating point division by zero error...
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Re: How to send syx files?

Postby ChAoS Overlord » 2005-3-25 @ 15:59

Midi with embedded sysex works fine, but not with separate.

E.G. these: http://www.queststudios.com/quest/classics.html

Thexder has a very authentic PC Speaker sound (embedded) the others sound like guitars (external)
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Re: How to send syx files?

Postby Kaminari » 2005-3-25 @ 23:59

Ah sorry, didn't notice you were specifically talking about Munt. It crashes here as well when trying to send external sysex messages to the virtual synth, whatever the program I use. Embedded sysex work ok though.
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Re: How to send syx files?

Postby Asterisk » 2013-12-13 @ 04:36

I'm sorry to dig up such an ancient, ancient thread, but I actually got here via a Google search while looking for a solution to this exact problem. I've found a way to do this, so I figured I'd post my solution in case anyone else stumbled across this thread the same way I did.

My method was to actually play the midi files through DOSBox. On the Quest Studios site, there are a bunch of downloadable utilities; among them are DUMP and PLAYMID. These are both DOS programs; download them and load them up in a copy of DOSBox configured to output to Munt. Then use DUMP to send the Sysex file to the emulated MT-32; once that's done, play the file with PLAYMID (though I assume any other DOS-based midi player will work). Munt will retain the patches sent with DUMP when playing the file, since it's all coming from the same DOSBox process, and you'll hear the music with the proper instruments (and see the messages on the emulated LCD).
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Re: How to send syx files?

Postby Kaminari » 2013-12-14 @ 17:15

You don't need to go to such lengths. SendSX does work with Munt 1.0 and later (in both driver and app modes).
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Re: How to send syx files?

Postby Asterisk » 2013-12-16 @ 16:38

SendSX works fine with Munt, but Munt instantiates a separate emulated synth for each process that connects to its driver. So you can send the sysex to Munt with SendSX, but since you must play the midi file through some other program, the midi will actually be playing in a different synth than the one you sent the sysex to. You need to upload the sysex and play the midi to the same synth, which is what using DOSBox accomplishes.
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Re: How to send syx files?

Postby Kaminari » 2013-12-16 @ 18:10

Interesting hindsight — but that's not what happens when I transfer a SysEx to the Munt driver via SendSX, then opens a MID with VanBasco. The SysEx is transmitted to Munt (whichever instance it might be) and it is definitely functional.
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Re: How to send syx files?

Postby marooned_on_mars » 2013-12-17 @ 01:54

All you need to do is to use MUNT's own midi player (in it's QT GUI), and after playing one of the midi files pin the Synth by ticking the box under the "LCD screen". Then afterwards load the .syx file before the midi files themselves, et voilà. You also get to see the fancy Channel Status =D
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Re: How to send syx files?

Postby sergm » 2013-12-17 @ 18:03

Having a pinned synth will work regardless of how the data comes to it. And I actually doubt one is able to switch this option _after_ the MIDI finished playing. Also, turning on the "Test MIDI Driver" in the "Tools" menu should open a synth tab even not playing a MIDI.
I suppose Kaminary had this option turned on so long ago that it got forgotten :)
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Re: How to send syx files?

Postby osmanvielma » 2018-7-18 @ 00:18

Yeah. Great. Thank you everyone.

This is what I did to make it work.

1) Open Munt
2) Tools -> Test MIDI driver. (Then the Tab for "Synth 1" is created.)
3) Tick "Pin Synth" (below the LCD, on the "Synth" box.)
4) Tools -> "Play MIDI File..."
5) Try to play the SYX file (It would not play, but it will send the info and will apply the patch.)
6) Play the desired MIDI file. Now it will sound properly (and great) with the proper patch installed.

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