Casio CZ-5000 sequencer tapes convert to MIDI files?

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Casio CZ-5000 sequencer tapes convert to MIDI files?

Post by madtheory » Thu Feb 20, 2020 3:56 pm

Any thoughts on this? It would be pretty cool to just load in the WAVs of tapes and get a MIDI file.

It looks like the sysex format for CZ-5000 sequencer is readable:
https://www.tinyloops.com/doc/casio_cz- ... encer.html

But the problem there is there's no document of what sequencer parameters the bytes relate to. Is there?

It looks like the tape data is KCS format, which can be converted to a file:
https://github.com/dimhoff/ti99_4a_tape_decode

Or it might be easier just to buy a CZ-5000 and do it the easy way LOL!

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Re: Casio CZ-5000 sequencer tapes convert to MIDI files?

Post by Rasputin » Thu Feb 20, 2020 11:47 pm

madtheory wrote:
Thu Feb 20, 2020 3:56 pm
Any thoughts on this? It would be pretty cool to just load in the WAVs of tapes and get a MIDI file.
Is there an abundance of these WAVs somewhere?

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Re: Casio CZ-5000 sequencer tapes convert to MIDI files?

Post by madtheory » Fri Feb 21, 2020 12:14 pm

I have a few years worth of backups, along with a written log. I can share that with you if it makes sense for you?

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Re: Casio CZ-5000 sequencer tapes convert to MIDI files?

Post by madtheory » Mon Feb 24, 2020 7:38 pm

Ah, I read your RZ-1 blog. It's not KCS! Nice work BTW :)

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Re: Casio CZ-5000 sequencer tapes convert to MIDI files?

Post by Rasputin » Tue Feb 25, 2020 7:41 pm

Feel free to PM me your info and files. I can take a gander.

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