Re: [LAU] hardware synth editor

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Date: Wednesday, June 6, 2007 - 7:18 am

Hi Atte,

Atte André Jensen writes:

> I'm thinking seriously about getting an Alesis Micron. But I understand

The problem is Alesis' MIDI specification for the Ion/Micron is still
not publicly available.

I think you have three options:

Hack Micronizer: http://mrbook.org/micronizer

Connect your Micron to your computer and use aseqdump or something like
that to check which parameter corresponds to which MIDI message or join
the alesis-ion Yahoo group to get most of the MIDI specs from the files
section
(http://tech.groups.yahoo.com/group/alesis-ion/files/Documentations/ and
http://tech.groups.yahoo.com/group/alesis-ion/files/midi%20and%20sysex%2...).
Then prototype your custom Micron GUI in Pd, Python or whatever.

Download the Program Decoder from Alesis
(http://alesis.com/downloads/software/Ion/Ion_ProgramDecoder_v100.zip).
This Perl script encodes patches defined in text files to Ion/Micron
sysex files and vice versa. Maybe you can program a quick GUI to edit
those patch text files and an automatic transfer to your synth if the
underlying text file changed.

I've also build a rudimentary MusE instrument definition file for my
Ion. If it's still not included in the official MusE release it's at
least in the CVS repository.

regards,
Sebastian

PS: Or you could buy an Ion instead of a Micron ;)

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[LAU] hardware synth editor, Atte André Jensen, (Mon Jun 4, 9:25 am)
Re: [LAU] hardware synth editor, Sebastian Gutsfeld, (Wed Jun 6, 7:18 am)
Re: [LAU] hardware synth editor, Dmitry Baikov, (Mon Jun 4, 9:44 pm)
Re: [LAU] hardware synth editor, Atte André Jensen, (Tue Jun 5, 6:19 am)
Re: [LAU] hardware synth editor, Dmitry Baikov, (Tue Jun 5, 7:09 am)
Re: [LAU] hardware synth editor, Predrag Viceic, (Mon Jun 4, 9:38 am)