Hard times for humanity, good times for synth programming!
I'm working on BCR presets to program the fabulous DX7. I also did some for the D10. In order to do this I've been doing the complete SysEx mapping for both of them, in .ini files that can be used in BC manager. Need a few more time to clean them and I'll send it to Mountain Utilities for further implementation!
Now, doing this huge task, 3 questions came to my mind :
- Can I modifiy the 4 digit display of the BCR in order to display the name of the preset (for example OP 1, or even a bigger scrolling text)? I've already read the posts about that subject and understood that it would implicate to modify BCR's firmware. How can I do this? Is that 'affordable'?
- For some complex SysEx editing, it would be interesting if one of the BCR's knobs was able to modify some others knobs message... From inside the BCR. To be more accurate, I was thinking of making a 'mobile phone like keyboard', which would be one of the solutions to enter a patch's name more easily... But each caracter of DX7 patch's name has a specific SysEx adress (F0 43 10 01 11 val F7 to F0 43 10 01 1A val F7), which means I would have to program 1 keyboard per caracter... So my question is can I use one knob to modify the adress sent by another knob or button? If we use my example, it means that my knob would modify the bold hexadecimal number between 11 and 1A, so that the other knob would be able to modify caracter 1 to caracter 10 on the specified range of ASCII code.
- Last question : is there any way that .ini files could contain more data, to automaticaly set knobs parameters like values/default value/resolution/led type...?
Thanks for that great freeware!