Can Live record/play back sysex dumps like other DAWs?

 

Is it possible with live to receive and send sysex data dumps? Not for parameter control but for dumping programs and or waveforms/wavetables to/from the synth from/to ableton. 
 
by "synth" i mean actual real physical MIDI synthesizer, not soft synth.
 
At the risk of over-explaining the request/question:
This would come in handy for users of MIDI synths/drum machines so you even if the program/patch isn't stored in RAM on the synth you can simply dump the program to ableton (to capture the program after editing it to your liking specifically for the song) then play it back out to the synth's midi in port to load the actual program to the synth from the sequencer. This is/was a fairly common feature of most DAWs before the dawn of VSTs. 
 
Would make for a very simple workflow when working with external synths. Just go to the beginning of the song, hit record in live, send the program via sysex dump from the synth, stop recording. Now when the track is played back provided MIDI is set up properly for that track to send back to the synth, the synth would receive the sysex dump from live. You could trigger program changes this way without having the program saved on the synth. I would be able to load my song at my home studio or my work studio with the same gear and not need to have all programs/patches synchronized at home and work. 

13 followers

msepsis 1 year ago | 0 comments

2 answers

  • julienb
    contribution
    7 answers
    7 votes received
    1 vote

    totally possible with Max. BUT Max for Live being hosted inside Live and this latter being unable to do that, we cannot.

    11 months ago | 0 comments
  • michael.j.mclaughlin20
    contribution
    240 answers
    256 votes received
    0 votes

    I would think that this would be possible with MAX, but you would need the right combo of objects and connections, which I would have no idea how to guide you in doing this since I am a pretty big MAX noob myself.

    1 year ago | 0 comments

You need to be logged in, have a Live license, and have a username set in your account to be able to answer questions.

Answers is a new product and we'd like to hear your wishes, problems or ideas.