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System exclusive data ► Importing, creating, and dumping Sysx banks

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Click the Sysx view File menu and choose Open.
The Open dialog box appears.
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In the Sysx view, select an empty bank, then click the Edit menu and choose Edit Data (or double-click the empty bank).
The Edit System Exclusive Bytes dialog box appears.
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Type your message(s). Each message you add to the window must begin with F0 and end with F7 (that’s F zero and F seven). See your instrument’s manual for the messages you can create.
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Go to Edit > Preferences > MIDI - Playback and Recording and make sure the System Exclusive check box is selected. If it isn’t, Cakewalk won’t receive System Exclusive messages.
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Click the Sysx view File menu and choose Receive.
The Receive System Exclusive dialog box appears, which contains a list of Dump Request Macros (DRMs). Each DRM has a name that describes the synthesizer the DRM controls and the type of data that the DRM asks the synthesizer to send.
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If your instrument and the type of data you want to record are not in the list, select You start dump on instrument, click OK, and press whatever button on your synthesizer that starts a Sysx bank dump. The You start dump on instrument option is not really a Dump Request Macro. It tells Cakewalk that you will initiate a dump (or multiple dumps) from the front panel of the synthesizer.
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Patch number: DRMs that are written to request an individual patch or configuration give you this prompt, so you can specify the one you want to have dumped.
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Channel/unit number: Most synthesizers have a Sysx channel or unit number. This covers the situation in which you own two of the exact same synthesizer, and want to do Sysx with each independently. Your synthesizer manual should describe the factory-set number.
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Once the bytes received count stops increasing, you can click Done to tell Cakewalk to stop receiving. However, if your synthesizer also displays a message when the instrument is finished sending a bank, wait until that message says the transmission is finished before you click Done.
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