47. How do I use RealBand to receive/save bulk SysEx data from my synth? Can RealBand initiate a dump request?

If your goal is just to have RealBand receive a dump by initiating the dump from your synth (such as by pressing a certain button on the synth, or executing a certain comand from the synth's control panel), then you would just press the [Receive] button in the Sysex window. Then it's just a matter of entering the command on the synth's control panel to get it to transmit the SysEx, and RealBand will download the sysex as it is received from the synth. Here are the basic steps:

  1. Plug a cable from the MIDI OUT of the synth to the MIDI IN on your computer/interface.
  2. Set the synth to send a Bulk Dump. You will have to refer to your synth documentation to find out exactly how to do this.
  3. In RealBand, go to the Window menu and select Sysex.
  4. Press [Receive].
  5. Select the "Send Bulk" command on the synth. RealBand should show "Receiving Data".
  6. Set info like 'port', if applicable
  7. Give the Bank a name and press [Save].

If your goal is to have RealBand itself initiate the dump request, you can use the [Request] button in the SysEx window and choose your synth from the list. We have included dump requests for some popular synths with RealBand - these appear in the list. If your synth is not listed there, you would first need to enter the appropriate macros in the PT.DRM file, based on the SysEx implementation chart for your synth. This should be in the User's manual for the synth. You will find the PT.DRM file in the root RealBand folder (ie, C:\RealBand), and it can be opened and edited with a simple text editor such as NotePad.

Alyssa - PG Music