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A6 patch backup?
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PostPosted: Sun Jan 08, 2012 7:57 am    Post subject: A6 patch backup?
Subject description: Looking for easy backup for my A6 patches
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Hi all..

It has been a long time since I have looked at this: Are there any good freeware patch data backup programs for the A6? I've got MacOS X Snow Leopard. I sorta recall "Sysex Librarian" might work. Are there others, too?

While individual patch management would be nice, I'd be happy with a program that just grabs the entire internal User banks and external card banks and saves them in case they get wiped out.

Also -- is it possible to plug the external SRAM card into a PC laptop and back it up that way somehow? I have a Windows PC laptop down in my basement, which has a PCMCIA slot on it.

I know there is MidiQuest, but I'm not willing to pay $200 for it, as I don't use any of my synths often enough to justify the cost.

Thanks much!

Russ

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PostPosted: Sun Jan 08, 2012 8:24 am    Post subject: Reply with quote  Mark this post and the followings unread

how about any simple daw that handles sysex: just dump the whole bank while recording the miditrack.
i think i did it some time ago with cubase
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PostPosted: Sun Jan 08, 2012 8:34 am    Post subject: Reply with quote  Mark this post and the followings unread

sunny pedaal wrote:
how about any simple daw that handles sysex: just dump the whole bank while recording the miditrack.
i think i did it some time ago with cubase


I have Cubase Studio 4.5.x I will give it a try. Didn't know you could record sysex in a midi track.

Any tips on dumping the Sysex from the Andy? Thanks, Sunny!

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PostPosted: Sun Jan 08, 2012 8:55 am    Post subject: Reply with quote  Mark this post and the followings unread

no problem under cubase,
just make sure you unlock the sysex filter !


( somewhere under
cubase-> preferences->midi->filters )
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PostPosted: Sun Jan 08, 2012 1:03 pm    Post subject: Re: A6 patch backup?
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rh2y wrote:
While individual patch management would be nice, I'd be happy with a program that just grabs the entire internal User banks and external card banks and saves them in case they get wiped out.



The Andromeda lets you dump individual patches or entire banks.
Sysex Librarian handles both.

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PostPosted: Sun Jan 08, 2012 2:09 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote  Mark this post and the followings unread

Thanks guys. I may do some experimenting this evening. I have never gotten around to saving patches to the computer on the A6, since I didn't have a dedicated tool for it. My other synths all came with software for patch management of some sort.

Anyway, it has been WAY too long since I've spent any serious time in the synth room, so I hope to have some nice tracks soon. We'll see what happens.

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PostPosted: Sun Jan 08, 2012 2:17 pm    Post subject:   Reply with quote  Mark this post and the followings unread

and some patches ....?
http://electro-music.com/forum/post-349515.html#349515
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PostPosted: Sun Jan 08, 2012 2:32 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote  Mark this post and the followings unread

sunny pedaal wrote:
and some patches ....?
http://electro-music.com/forum/post-349515.html#349515

Very Happy

Sunny, I'll see what I can do. The motivation for finding a librarian is that I *LOST* all my custom patches when the battery in my SRAM card died. I had a couple nice ones I would have been glad to share. This time, I will upload to the computer, and then be able to share also.

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PostPosted: Sun Jan 08, 2012 3:41 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote  Mark this post and the followings unread

that's one of the reasons why i share patches !
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PostPosted: Wed Jan 25, 2012 2:44 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote  Mark this post and the followings unread

sunny pedaal wrote:
that's one of the reasons why i share patches !


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