How to edit and existing SysEx.

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prouser
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How to edit and existing SysEx.

Hello,

New user to the forum, I look forward to learnig more about BCR2000 and its functions and contributing along the way as I learn myself.

I have a quick question, so I loaded a SysEx file for my Kiwi-3P and everything works fine as it should. Now how can I edit it, because when I connect my BCR2000 in U1 mode to my computer and open the BC Manager, the preset and all the parameters are empty. 

What am I missing here?

Thanks

Mark van den Berg
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I loaded a SysEx file for my Kiwi-3P and everything works fine as it should.

What do you mean by this? Are you talking about a SysEx file containing BCR2000 presets (for your Kiwi-3P), which you have uploaded to your BCR2000? Or are you talking about loading a SysEx file in BC Manager?

Now how can I edit it, because when I connect my BCR2000 in U1 mode to my computer and open the BC Manager, the preset and all the parameters are empty

In BC Manager you can load a SysEx file containing BCR2000 presets from the B-Controls window:

  1. Select (highlight) the line with "BCR2000" in the Model column.
  2. Execute Open from the File menu. This opens a dialog box titled "BCR2000: Open data file".
  3. In this dialog box, select "MIDI SysEx file (*.syx)" for "Files of type".
  4. For "File name", select the desired SysEx file.
  5. Press the Open button.

This should load the SysEx file's preset(s) into BC Manager, e.g. in the "BCR2000: Presets" window.
Then you can edit these presets in any way you like.
When you're done, you can save your edits to a file (*.bcr is recommended).
You can also upload your edits to your BCR2000: make sure that your BCR2000 is connected correctly and that BC Manager is configured correctly.
See the BC Manager manual for further info, in particular sections 4, 6 and 7.

Hope this helps,
   Mark.

prouser
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Hey Mark,

Thank you for your reply, it made me realize that each window had its own set of menues on the top. So once i figured that out all i needed to do was "receive all data" under midi tap. 

smiley

Mark van den Berg
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Just be careful with "Receive all data":
It has some severe disadvantages:

  1. MIDI transmission is slow compared with opening a file.
  2. Comments aren't stored in the BCR, so "Receive all data" makes you lose any comments (including BC Manager-specific metadata) you've previously made in BC Manager. So when you have created a preset containing comments/labels/colors etc. in BC Manager, you can send this preset to the BCR, but you should then not execute "receive all data". Instead, save and load the preset to/from a (preferably *.bcr) file.
  3. Worst of all: the BCR transmits certain button/encoder settings incorrectly.

So you shouldn't use "Receive all data" any more once you have your BCR presets available as one or more files.

See the start of section 10 of the BC Manager manual for further discussion, and also section 7.

prouser
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Thanks Mark,

I did make a backup .bcr and from now on will use that method.