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0xed - Hex editor for OSX
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PostPosted: Thu Jan 03, 2008 8:17 am    Post subject: 0xed - Hex editor for OSX
Subject description: or other tips on how to create sysex files
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For the first time in my life I felt I really wanted to be able to send a sysex message over MIDI (the fairly simple controller snapshot request to a Nord Modular G2). Knowing what it is (just streaming a few bytes over a MIDI device), I found it was a bit more difficult than I thought it would be. First (as I am wont to do) I tried to make a Java app using javax.sound.midi.SysexMessage. Didn't get it to work. After searching around in here and on the net for a while I found "SysEx Librarian" (http://www.snoize.com/SysExLibrarian/), but that can just sent finished .syx files - there is no way to input the actual bytes that I want to send.

After some frustrating attempts at understanding hexl-mode in emacs, trying out an XCode c++ example called "HexEditView" or something, I went googling for a hex editor for OSX, and found a great one here: http://www.apple.com/downloads/macosx/development_tools/0xed.html . These things surprise me about Apple sometimes - a great many developers for Macs make slick apps that do stuff on a too high level, and finally the best low-level product can be found in Apple's yard. This is so much the opposite of what I'm used to in Microsoft-land.

I guess there is a simpler way to do it? Anyway, maybe some other sysex newbie on the Mac can be helped this technique if all else fails.

And yes I know, if you own an MS machine MIDI-OX will do all this for you. Maybe I should have skipped all this and powered up the PC instead. Rolling Eyes

Edit: Fixed 0xed link

/Stefan

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PostPosted: Fri Jan 04, 2008 3:10 am    Post subject: Reply with quote  Mark this post and the followings unread

Hi Stefan,

That link doesn't work.

Cheers

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PostPosted: Fri Jan 04, 2008 6:47 am    Post subject: Reply with quote  Mark this post and the followings unread

arrow http://suavetech.com/0xed/0xed.html
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PostPosted: Fri Jan 04, 2008 6:56 am    Post subject: Reply with quote  Mark this post and the followings unread

Thanks Seraph for the alternate link. I fixed the one to Apple's site - it got confused by the full stop at the end of the link. Putting a space between the URL and the dot made it work.

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