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cljfford
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Where does the H9 SysEx Dump file go? How does restoring SysEx work?

March 18, 2018 - 08:42 pm

I followed the procedure to dump the sysex file, found on page 29 (new version 28) of the H9 user guide. I was connected to a Microsoft surface RT (Win 8.1 Pro) by USB cable. H9 Control connected with the pedal. I dumped 'ALL', the lights flashed and then the LED display read "Done". Now I'm wondering where the data dumped to?

I'm also wondering How restoring SysEx really works, as the next step. Under Restoring Presets and System Setting, it reads, The H9 must be set to the desired SysEx ID number (from 1 to 16). I confirmed that my H9 was set to 1. But does that mean the files are dumped somewhere on the pedal, in one of 16 memory slots? Nothing under  Restoring Presets and System Setting mentions browsing to find the dumped files.

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nickrose
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There are no "slots" as such.

March 18, 2018 - 11:31 am

There are no "slots" as such. The way it works is that the H9 will ignore Sysex messages with the wrong ID.

I would STRONGLY recommend that you leave Sysex ID set to the default value on all systems (not just H9). Often, things stop working if you change this.

cljfford
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nickrose wrote:

March 19, 2018 - 09:09 pm

nickrose wrote:

There are no "slots" as such. The way it works is that the H9 will ignore Sysex messages with the wrong ID.

I would STRONGLY recommend that you leave Sysex ID set to the default value on all systems (not just H9). Often, things stop working if you change this.

 

Thanks for the reply. I will be happy to follow that best practice and leave it a the default ID1. I'm still confused about the way I would restore a Dump, though. I interpret your reply as implying that the Dump stays on the pedal but that doesn't make sense to me in terms of how you would back it up or clone it in that case. Part of my confusion is that I think I remember reading on this forum that someone saw his SysEx files on his PC, after the Dump. But I can't find that thread now.

Is there a more detailed instructions somewhere I can try to follow?

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nickrose
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There are no further

March 20, 2018 - 01:45 pm

There are no further instructions, in part because it depends on your setup and what you are trying to do.

The DUMP command causes the information to be sent out the MIDI. Normally you would have this connected to a MIDI sequencer or a suitable computer program (or another H9). This would then be responsible for sending it back when wanted.