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LAYOUT: Yamaha TX81Z - MIDI Designer Q&A

Rating: GoldLAYOUT: Yamaha TX81Z

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Rating: Gold
asked Feb 22, 2017 in Community Shares by michael-raleigh (240 points)
edited Feb 23, 2017 by michael-raleigh
Hi modernair. Thanks for the response.

I too noticed the issue with the INIT button. I'm not sure if the issue is related to the TX81Z or MIDI Designer. My guess is MDP2 sends the resets very quickly and the TX81Z can't handle that much data at once.

The original layout that I borrowed this from has some quirks I don't quite understand and I am trying to simplify it. There are a few more things I'd like to fix, but I spent over an hour trying to fix the INIT button last night with no good progress. I'm glad it's not essential to you!
Hi, I donĀ“t own a TX81z, but just a few explanations about the functions in the original DX21 editor: here the INIT button is a super control with 2 subs: one is the Init Layout button as a "Reset To Default" for all controls within the layout. The other sends the initialize command to the DX21 (just one single sysex command here). This way they are both in the same state when beginning to make a new sound. This might be handled differently in the TX81z though. At least I couldn't find such init command in the TX documentation.
Regarding the channel selector: valid point, however I own only one unit of each model, so I am fine with being tied to channel 1. Sorry for the selfish approach! And congrats again to Michael for his careful design!
Thanks for the great layout. Is there a way for it to receive settings from the tx81z and update to reflect these settings?
Even though this is not my layout, I got the notification about your question. I think it is not possible, since it would require to break up an incoming MIDI stream (all parameters sent in a package as a voice dump) into single parameters and their values. This would theoretically be possible using the StreamByter plug-in, but I think that has not been programmed here yet. In fact it is quite some work and even for my own layouts I did not yet manage to make it work.
Thanks for the response. Yeah, I know it's possible, but wasn't sure it was implemented on this. There's a couple of max 4 live devices that can do it, which is cool, but I prefer a hands on interface.