How to make own .syx to dump to controller

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hi there, I’m looking for some help with how to achieve a particular goal of mine. I’m currently using MT pro to expand the capabilities of my factory mapping on my mpk249 but i was curious if there was a way i can take my project from MT pro and have it as a loaded preset on my controller. anyone know how i go down that route?

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March 19, 2019 6:49 am
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You will not be able to put your Bome Project File on the controller as stand alone, but if you have your controller configured with your Bome MT Pro project file and want to use a given controller configuration when using with MT Pro, you can use a tools like SendSX (on Windows) to re-dump what you have captured when you created the syx file back to the controller, then load up MT Pro to use it.

 

On a Mac you can also use “sendmidi” but this is beyond the scope of Bome Support we provide here.  Here is a link to SendMIDI

https://github.com/gbevin/SendMIDI

Steve Caldwell
Bome Q and A Moderator and
Independent Bome Consultant/Specialist
bome@sniz.biz

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March 20, 2019 1:44 am

Yes I saw the basics of how it operated when I got the Syx from the controller that it was currently using, but I’m not sure where to go from here.

Basically what I’m asking is am I supposed to

1.edit that specific file I got from the controller
2.if so, how am I supposed to do that? It was only 2 lines of code that I don’t really understand very well. I watched a video that sort of explained a bit but I couldn’t find much more information.
3. Am I supposed to upload that file to MT pro and edit it, if so then how because I tried to open it and it said it’s not compatible
4. Am I supposed to export my MT pro file to a .syx file and then dump it to controller, if so how do I do that because I couldnt really find anything other then the .txt file but that’s clearly not the same code format as what my controller spit out so I didn’t even try to send it

( at March 20, 2019 1:59 am)

1 and 2) I’m not sure what you would do with he syx file from your controller. My guess is that is just a mechanism that saves your current settings. You should probably discuss this with the controller manufacturer.
3) No, MT Pro would not know what to do with a syx file other than perhaps call up an external program like sendMIDI to send it to the controller.
4) All controllers have their own propriety syx dump format. There is nothing you would be able to do with it in MT Pro.

The key use of MT Pro is to use it as a “translator” between an existing controller and an application (or other MIDI device) to help extend or customize the functionality you want.

Steve Caldwell
Bome Q and A Moderator and
Independent Bome Consultant/Specialist
bome@sniz.biz

( at March 20, 2019 2:15 am)

So what exactly would I have to do to get everything working standalone on the controller. I know I have to dump to syx file I’ll use as a preset on the controller and I know I’ll be able to send it using send Sx but how do I actually come up with the file to send. What do I need to do to come up with a .syx file to send that will work.

( at March 20, 2019 4:54 am)

I can’t tell you how to get it working as standalone with the controller because I don’t know how you want your controller programmed and what software/hardware you will be interacting with. It may or may not work standalone. You would need to talk to the vendors of the hardware and software products to get it working that way. After that, anything not working you could come back here and see if we can get Bome MIDI Translator pro to interject to do what you want it to do. Bome MT Pro is not a sys manager. It simply is a translator between your MIDI devices to augment MIDI messages that are not otherwise natively supported.

Steve

( at March 20, 2019 5:34 am)
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Hi,

I’m not 100% sure I understand what you are asking.

 

  1. You want take a Bome project file that you created and then have your controller emulate that behavior by sending it a Sys Ex file so that you can use the controller as stand alone (without MT Pro)?

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2) You want to send a Sysex configuration at project start to program your controller for a specific configuration for use with your project file?

If it is 1, then it really depends on the capability of your controller. You would have to program it to use as you wish then send a SysEx dump to your computer for later use.

If it is 2, then you can create a translator that executes a file at startup that sends the SysEx file.

In either case if you are on Windows, you can use SendSX as a tool to both capture and send Sys Ex. If you are on Mac, you could use a set of tools on available github called sendmidi and rcvmidi. Both of these tools have a command line option so you could use an “Execute Command” output action in MT Pro to call them up with the correct parameters at the point you want (assuming of course your controller can send and receive sys ex dumps). Some controllers only allow their own “configuration tool” for this type of functionality.

Steve Caldwell
Bome Q and A Moderator and
Independent Bome Consultant/Specialist
bome@sniz.biz

 

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March 19, 2019 2:31 pm

Definitely #1. I am on Mac but I did use my windows laptop to receive the .syx dump from my Akai MPK 249. I have the half done .bmtp file (only half because i was finished then came up with more things to do 😅) now I’m just not sure what I’m supposed to do to get it on the controller. Am I just supposed to send the .bmtp file to the one controller or how do I go about getting my project on the controller so it works standalone without the MT pro running on my computer

( at March 19, 2019 5:55 pm)

Are you able to let me know what I’m supposed to do or possibly link some other pages where my question is answered?

( at March 19, 2019 5:56 pm)