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TX81z control with a standard midi controller

Post by polyklinik » Sat Jan 31, 2009 4:41 pm

Hello! Help me somebody! I want to know the secret. Thx!

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Re: TX81z control with a standard midi controller

Post by polyklinik » Sat Jan 31, 2009 4:43 pm

i tried these controllers: novation xiosynth, evolution uc-33, akai mpk... but which is the best to control the TX81z with the pots?????

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Re: TX81z control with a standard midi controller

Post by felis » Sat Jan 31, 2009 6:19 pm

I'm pretty sure you need to control the TX81Z with sys-ex messages, so you'd need a controller that can send those.
I think Novation and Edirol can send sys-ex, but not sure which other ones can.

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Re: TX81z control with a standard midi controller

Post by Phollop Willing PA » Sun Feb 01, 2009 3:39 pm

Midi channels match?
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Re: TX81z control with a standard midi controller

Post by polyklinik » Sun Feb 01, 2009 4:31 pm

I found something in the "midi control" part. There's a Cont.Change=norm. I can change it G1-G16. If I connect something to it, will the contact work?

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Re: TX81z control with a standard midi controller

Post by nathanscribe » Sun Feb 01, 2009 5:16 pm

felis wrote:I'm pretty sure you need to control the TX81Z with sys-ex messages.
That's right - I used to use a Kenton Spin Doctor with mine. Worked fine, but I decided I'd rather use the panel after all.

There are plenty of sysex controllers about. You might have to write your own template though.

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Re: TX81z control with a standard midi controller

Post by Tchammosaur » Sun Feb 01, 2009 7:08 pm

if you have no obejction to going through software first, I use:
http://www.jsynthlib.org/
i use my mouse, but I know you can hook up any old controller and do the same. the design is good.

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Re: TX81z control with a standard midi controller

Post by fOZf8 » Sun Feb 01, 2009 10:57 pm

I think you need to enable PC control on it every time you turn it on ? What I did was read the sysex changges sent by sound diver, then programmed them into my Novation Remote 25.

So, if your question was what can you use to edit them via sysex in regards to keyboards and such? The Remotes work, and the Peavey PC1600s work very well. Dig through manuals of any control keyboard before you buy it to be sure they can do programmable sysex. Even then mind you, most sysex capable boards can'tt do EVERYTHING that old synths need to be done via sysex. The Peaveys can though.
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Re: TX81z control with a standard midi controller

Post by gmeredith » Mon Feb 02, 2009 6:02 am

Behringer BCR2000 - can output sysex strings on all controls to control the TX81z, such as ADSR envelopes, operators, etc. I looked into this controller for the same thing for my TX802. And it's only about $250. The instructions don't mention how you do this but I was put onto this by someone who owns one that you use the "learn" function to set up each controller.

Gonna get one soon...

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Re: TX81z control with a standard midi controller

Post by enomis » Tue Feb 03, 2009 7:48 pm

a Doepfer Drehbank will do the trick... if you can find one used... they can be programmed to send sysex messages. 64 knobs with 2 banks = 128 controls...

also the smaller Doepfer Pocket Dial can do the same... this unit has endless encoders so it's easier to deal with bank changes
16 knobs and 4 banks

I program the TX81Z through Max/MSP (well just max in this case)... it really makes the most of this $50 synth... randomizing the parameters generates some very interesting results...

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Re: TX81z control with a standard midi controller

Post by polyklinik » Wed Feb 04, 2009 3:08 pm

thx guyz! i will make a big ugly box this year. it will contains a TX81z, an Analog filter (MAM Warp 9, or something analog filter) and 36 midi knobs. That's why I asking... And i add a little 2 octave keyboard to the box.
I made some analogish patches with operators and it just needs some reso sweep for heaven! i'm trying to get a midi stuff for experiences...
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