acidkills Posted December 29, 2006 Share Posted December 29, 2006 High! > > I have a big problem which I hope u can solve cause Im loosing my nerves with it. Please be patient to read this, it extensive but I wanted to give all information needed for solving the problem. And thank u for your time in advance. > > First let me tell u my setup. Hardware: Creative labs Soundblaster Live!, Alesis Micron synth and a Wave Idea Bitstream 3X MIDI controller. Software used for testing: Cubase SX and MIDI-OX and sendSX. > > My problem is that I cant send system exclusive messages to Micron via Bitstream(or directly). > > I connected my Micron MIDI IN port to the Bitstream MIDI OUT port and when I send sysex file to the Bitstream USB IN port (it should normally pass the data to the MIDI OUT) Bitstream send a message USB IN OVERFLOW! I tried reverse the process to see what happens but its the same ...., only that this time, when Im sending sysex from the Micron, Bitstream sends a message MIDI IN OVERFLOW! In this case the sysex data is actually dumped on the computer in full, but what use of it if I cant send it back? > > I have tried connecting Micron directly to the SB Live! MIDI IN/OUT ports and same thing, I can send sysex to the computer but Micron wont receive it when I send it back. Other functions work normally, I can play notes, change banks, programs, etc. whether the signal is coming from SB Live!->Micron, or SB Live!->Bitstream MIDI IN->MIDI THRU->Micron, or Bitstream USB IN->MIDI OUT->Micron. > > Normally the Micron should display "Receiving..." and program should be loaded but Micron does not respond at all to sysex files.. > > Sometimes the notes stuck which points to the incomplete MIDI data(probably cause the USB overflow). > > That overflow seems to be happening cause the Bitstream has only 12 bytes buffer for sysex messages as I understand it, but anyway I tried to lower the buffer in MIDI-OX and again the same message USB oveflow.. > > I would like to send sysex to Micron via Bitstream so I dont have to switch the MIDI connections every time I send sysex(since Im using Bitstream for controlling the Micron) and if I connect Micron directly I have no physical point that the data is being sent which in the Bitstreams case I do(LEDs flashing).. > > I think I have tried everything to make this work with no succes, please if u have any other idea that would might solve the problem I would be very thankfull.. > > If nothing works I wouldnt be able to hear any of the Ions programs that I have downloaded nor I would be able to backup my patches.. > > The only option if nothing works I will be left is to manually configure Ion program or backup I have dumped on a computer.. But I cant restore all the Micron factory presets nor any of the Ion banks manually(it would consume TOO MUCH time).. > > Once again please help, my production is suffering cause of this.. And happy new year!!! Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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