Sysex MIDI messages

itsthejayj's picture

Hi all, just wondered if it was possible to get Sysex MIDI messages in the MIDI tools plugin.

Idea is to get information track names from Ableton Live example video here http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DJyvJwUKxUU

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cybero's picture
Re: Sysex MIDI messages

Not officially supported by the Live API is SysEx , as the video tutorial does so tell, but I wonder if you aren't simply able to create a set of text file instructions and then send them through the MIDI patch , interesting question you're asking here.

Found this tutorial as I searched the web, for surely, I thought, though of far less MIDI praxis than yourself and others, I had heard tell that SysEx is used in other environments apart from Ableton Live, and sauce for the goose can be sauce for the gander, all MIDI being MIDI , Simple SysEx tutorial, I shall be perusing that tutorial at my leisure, perhaps it might point you further in the right direction.

:-)

cybero's picture
Re: Sysex MIDI messages

You've got me searching itsthejayj and I had to find something that would work with my MIDI application, the spiffy GarageBand , and I found this, which, once I've finished a few bureaucratic chores, I shall be giving a whirl later this coming weekend SysEx Librarian - Freeware - Maybe that will do the trick, albeit outside of QC, mm in fact it might even dovetail nicely within, I shall see.

itsthejayj's picture
Re: Sysex MIDI messages

I'm actually trying to receive MIDI sysex from Ableton, had it working a year ago with puredata and you could see the tracknames in MIDI monitor.

cybero's picture
Re: Sysex MIDI messages

I was thinking along those OSC lines as I perused the various breads in the new air conditioned Sainsbury's up the road from me, you might well find that OSC is part of a working solution for you, others no doubt with greater experience of using the same might well be able to help you out way more than this novice [back to self taught music school for me - god bless Apple for their wonderful music lessons, must dive into those sometime soon :-)

itsthejayj's picture
Re: Sysex MIDI messages

API Midi Protocol currently use Sysex for all outgoing data

http://www.assembla.com/wiki/show/live-api/API_Midi_Protocol

itsthejayj's picture
Re: Sysex MIDI messages

Indeed cybero, perfect 'Open Source (under the BSD license).'