• Ranirou
    Posts: 7
    Joined: Jun 1st, 2010
    How does MainStage send SysEx commands to an external hardware s
    Hello all, I'm wondering how I can get MainStage to send a SysEx command (F0 43 10 7F 12 0A 00 00 20 F0) to select a Patch in Master Mode of a Motif XF. I can successfully do so from an iPad app, - though I cannot see a place to send this command from a patch in MS. I see where to set MSB/LSB and PrgCh in the MIDI output tab of an External Instrument Channel strip, but no where to have MS send out a SysEx command. Thank you for your time and information in advance, Gary
  • Mainstage
    Posts: 3
    Joined: Nov 13th, 2010
    Re: How does MainStage send SysEx commands to an exter...
    I'm looking into this as well. Seems we have to use something like MidiTranslator to port some controller message over to Sysex. It looks easy enough, just a bit of a pain to bring a third party app into the mix. Then again, the way I'm setting up, I'll be using a combination of MainStage, MidiPipe, and Midi Translator to get the job done! Best of luck Mark
  • Ranirou
    Posts: 7
    Joined: Jun 1st, 2010
    Re: Re: How does MainStage send SysEx commands to an exter...
    Hey Mark, Thanks for the reply. I found that MS CAN send out SysEx commands. It's a bit tedious, but you create a small MIDI file (in Logic or GBand for instance) for each SysEx command that you need to send. In my case above, I created 129 MIDI files, one for every Master Mode location and one to select MasterMode. Then in the MIDI Output Tab of an External Instrument Channel Strip Inspector of each MS Patch, you check Send MIDI file, then select the file. Works great. Also, be careful that "none" is selected in the MIDI Input Tab of the External Instrument Channel Strip Inspector, to avoid any MIDI loops. Check out this post: Good Luck, hope it works with what you're trying to do as it did for me, GRod
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