I’m trying to use Pyramid to record and backup sysex dumps from external MIDI devices. Backing up patterns on an old drum machine basically.
I figured out how to go to the Pyramid settings/MIDI IN and set TRANSMIT SYSEX to AB
When I send a sysex from the external MIDI device, I can see that the Pyramid sort of blinks a bit like it’s receiving data. I’m assuming I would pick a Pyramid track, enable record, and then record the sysex dump into one of the Pyramid tracks while it’s playing and recording. I’ve done this but I’m not sure if it works, I haven’t been able to play the sysex data successfully back into the external machine. I don’t see any blinking on the Pyramid when playing back what I believe was a track that should have sysex recorded onto it.
How do I look at the data in a Pyramid track to see if it did actually record any sysex data? Can’t figure this out. I can figure out how to look at musical notes in the STEP/DISP screen, but not sysex data.
Any tips or discussion on this topic greatly appreciated. It’s got to be an easy process?
Specifically, I have an old (and very cute) Yamaha RY9 Big Jam drum machine, which tends to lose its patterns when the six AA batteries wear down; I’d like to have sysex recording backups to reload it instead of spending a couple hours reprogramming patterns. The data dump from it is very short, super fast, not a lot of data.
I used to do sysex dumps all the time back in the 80s, using either a Yamaha 4" disc recorder, or a rackmount Alesis datadisk, or my MOTU Performer w/MIDI interface. All of that gear long gone. Need a refresher on how to do this again, but with Pyramid.