[sdiy] Roland R8 drum machine retrieving presets to a PC using MIDI sysex (???)

Adam Inglis 21pointy at tpg.com.au
Sun May 8 23:51:34 CEST 2016

JP I’m not in front of my machine, but I’m sure the R8 can initiate a “Bulk Dump” from it’s front panel of all settings, so any midi sysex utility should be able to capture it.

> On 9 May 2016, at 12:43 am, Jean-Pierre Desrochers <jpdesroc at oricom.ca> wrote:
> Hi list,
> A friend of mine have a Roland R8 drum machine and he wants to save all the
> user made presets on a PC using MIDI sysex.
> So far that's the only way I found it could be done..
> The machine has 2 memory cards slots ROM and RAM separately.
> He wants to change the memory card to another for tests
> but he says he will loose its actual presets doing so.
> What way or type of PC program should I use to retrieve
> all it's inner preset parameters to not loose them ?
> I have MIDI-OX MIDI utility installed on my Win8.1 PC..
> Can I use this program to do that job and if so how to proceed ?
> Thanks to all for helping.
> J-Pierre.
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