zzz00m wrote: JoseC. wrote:
Jim Roseberry wrote:
SysEx (Patch dumps) - CbB can record/playback
This is particularly nice if you're using hardware/rack synths... and you want to be sure you've got all the proper sounds used for the recording.
I don't know if Cubase can do this too, but I am pretty sure that no other Windows DAW can.
That is something that Studio One definitely cannot do, but it looks like Cubase has this covered. I recall a lot of discussion of this topic from former Sonar users when Gibson shutdown Cakewalk. Cubase was the choice for many of the heavy hardware synth users. Good to know Cakewalk will still be an option. Cubase Pro + the hardware dongle was still a steep crossgrade price.
SysEx Messages / Bulk Dumps
https://steinberg.help/cubase_pro_artis ... mps_c.html
Yes, but just being able to record a sysex bulk dump in a midi track (Reaper can, Live does not, S1 neither it seems), is not the same as Cakewalk does. Cakewalk can take large sysex data dumps and stores them in the Sysex View as Sysex banks, instead of as events in a track. Shorter sysex messages, can be placed as events, but larger Sysex banks get sent either by a send command embedded in the midi track at the desired time, or on project loading if auto send is enabled for that particular dump, or manually from the Sysex View at any time without need of starting the transport.
Of course Cakewalk can record the dump, too, arming a midi track and starting recording, and sending the dump from the synth's front panel, that is the most basic and standard way of doing things, but it also gives you the Sysex View as an editor librarian per project that is not dependent of any track and that can function with a stopped transport. You can store as many dumps as you want per project (up to more than 2,500 I believe) edit them, rename them and even export them as .syx files if you want.
Say that I program a bass patch in a synth. I request the dump, store it in the Sysex View and flag it to be auto sent back to the synth on project loading. If I modify it later, I just request the new dump, store it in another Sysex View slot, name it, and flag it to be auto sent instead of the other, but I keep the old one just in case I want to use it again later.
Cakewalk by Bandlab with all Sonar Platinum plugins and Melodyne Essential, Live 9, Komplete 12, a handful of hardware and software synths and some guitars. Currently obsessed by VCV Rack.