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Dealing With Prophet 5 Midi and OS X

Posted: Mon May 18, 2009 6:31 pm
by LesDeuxLoveOrchestra
has anyone yet figured a workaround to the problem of the P5 not sending an end message when it dumps sysex? (Dave help! :) )

librarian programs do not work properly with the P5 in OS X. In the old days, system 8 for example, you could dump a P5 into a Mac. Since OS9, i believe, it no longer works.

This is a drag since i can't dump P5 memory into librarians, or into the Pro-53.

Is there some kind of macro, or such, that can add the end of message to the dump? Or any other solution, non-PC?

Free patches to all if I find the solution!

Kind regards.

Re: Dealing With Prophet 5 Midi and OS X

Posted: Tue May 19, 2009 10:59 am
by Shreddie
The normal start message for a patch is '0xF0'. The normal end message is '0xF7' IIRC.

I don't have a Mac (or a Prophet) but with MIDI-OX, you have a sysex editor in which these messages (0xF0 and 0xF7) are highlighted in red. Normally, when patches are transferred, they are transferred one after the other (at least they are with my Andromeda) so with something like MIDI-OX you could easily hunt for the 0xF0 messages and manually insert a 0xF7 immediately before it.

Of course if the patches are transferred individually, just add a 0xF7 at the end.

I may be wrong but it may be worth a try if you have a sysex editor of some sort.

Try googling for more info.

Re: Dealing With Prophet 5 Midi and OS X

Posted: Tue May 19, 2009 6:05 pm
by LesDeuxLoveOrchestra
thanks shreddie, i'll look into it.

the boys at native instruments we're so optimistic.

Re: Dealing With Prophet 5 Midi and OS X

Posted: Sun Nov 25, 2012 12:02 am
by LesDeuxLoveOrchestra
four and a half years later and still haven't figured it out. wish i could find an osx software which would at least show the unfinished midi sysex message. there was an old pc app which could convert the cassette audio into sysex, but no mac version. maybe a script could be written that adds the f7?