|Version||0.37 (21 Jul 2007)|
|Operating system||RISC OS 3.50+|
|26/32 bit neutral||Yes|
|Download||56kB Zip archive|
MIDISupport (inc MidiMan) required !SysExy hooks into the MIDI Support system, requiring MIDISupport 0.30 or later (0.34 or later on a 32-bit OS). It works best with the full MIDI Support system, ie when used alongside MidiMan.
If you need to upgrade, contact Liquid Silicon.
26/32-bit neutralSysExy was made 26/32-bit neutral as of version 0.36, though with a dependancy on Castle's '32-bit' Shared C Library.
As of version 0.37 it has been linked with StubsG and thus no longer requires Castle's Shared C Library.
A MIDI System Exclusive Data Recorder (MDR).
Many MIDI devices provide system exclusive messages allowing their memory contents to be transferred over MIDI.
SysExy can be used to capture snapshots of a device's memory contents (voice definitions, sequence/drum pattern data, etc). These snapshots can be saved to disc, thus building up a library of synthesizer (etc) memory dumps. If this is done for each compositional project, then you will be able to resume work on old projects at any time.
It is common practice for manufacturers to provide firmware updates in the form of system exclusive files, allowing users to 're-flash' a device's operating system via MIDI.
SysExy is implemented as a MIDI Support plugin, ie it creates a soft MIDI driver (which acts as a data conduit between the application and the MIDI Support system). You will need to use MidiMan to connect SysExy's driver to other drivers in the system, to specify which drivers SysExy receives MIDI data from and those to which it sends MIDI data.
Features include :
- Reception and transmission over MIDI of system exclusive messages.
- Use of a proprietary filetype (&770) for system exclusive data (equivalent to cross-platform .syx files).
- Export of system exclusive data as a MIDI file (for insertion into sequences).
- Import of MIDI files, extracting any system exclusive data (eg from files sourced on the internet).
- Provision for textual input of system exclusive data.
- User definable identification of system exclusive messages.