Roland Juno106 – MIDI SysEx commands

Feb 5, 2009 at 8:34pm

Roland Juno106 – MIDI SysEx commands

I thought about selling my Juno106, since I just got a Korg Kontrol49,
but now I’m thinking it would make a cool analog synth controlled by
MIDI. My problem is that I can’t find a Max object that will notice
that the sliders are moving–I only get blank messages. Is there a
way to catch these SysEx commands in Max? Has anyone else sequenced
early MIDI synths?

-Andrew

#42133
Feb 5, 2009 at 8:57pm

first you should double check the 106′s MIDI spec to see if it
transmits this info. i used to have one way back (bought it new) and
if memory serves it doesn’t.
cheers
b

On Feb 5, 2009, at 3:34 PM, Andrew C. Smith wrote:

> I thought about selling my Juno106, since I just got a Korg Kontrol49,
> but now I’m thinking it would make a cool analog synth controlled by
> MIDI. My problem is that I can’t find a Max object that will notice
> that the sliders are moving–I only get blank messages. Is there a
> way to catch these SysEx commands in Max? Has anyone else sequenced
> early MIDI synths?
>
> -Andrew

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#150606
Feb 5, 2009 at 9:12pm

On Feb 5, 2009, at 12:34 PM, Andrew C. Smith wrote:

> Is there a
> way to catch these SysEx commands in Max?

sysexin

- C

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#150607
Feb 5, 2009 at 9:16pm

According to this:

http://www.hinzen.de/midi/juno-106/howto-02.html

..you should be able to use something like:

– Pasted Max Patch, click to expand. –

Note, quite a cool thing I’ve mentioned before: you can type or copy/paste hex in a C-style format in a message box and it is converted to ints. This can help transcribing stuff from MIDI specs. E.g., paste “0xf0 0×41 0×32 0×00 0x0b 0×00 0xf7″ in a message box and it’s converted to “240 65 50 0 11 0 247″

#150608
Feb 6, 2009 at 12:52am

Thanks Martin, that site’s bookmarked. [sysexin] is under control.
I’ll look at it more when I get home, and (especially if anyone else
has a 106) post some sequences some time soon. I’m sure I’ll have
plenty of SysEx problems.

Andrew

On Thu, Feb 5, 2009 at 1:16 PM, Martin Robinson
wrote:
>
> According to this:
> http://www.hinzen.de/midi/juno-106/howto-02.html
>
> ..you should be able to use something like:
>
>

– Pasted Max Patch, click to expand. –

>
>
> Note, quite a cool thing I’ve mentioned before: you can type or copy/paste hex in a C-style format in a message box and it is converted to ints. This can help transcribing stuff from MIDI specs. E.g., paste “0xf0 0×41 0×32 0×00 0x0b 0×00 0xf7″ in a message box and it’s converted to “240 65 50 0 11 0 247″
>
> –
> martin robinson
> max/msp java c
> installations/performance and systems
>

#150609
Feb 6, 2009 at 9:42am

On 6 Feb 2009, at 00:52, Andrew Smith wrote:

> I’ll look at it more when I get home, and (especially if anyone else
> has a 106) post some sequences some time soon. I’m sure I’ll have
> plenty of SysEx problems.

As I recall (it’s been 20+ years) the control messages for the Juno
106 front panel are fairly simple. You’ll probably only have to pull
out one byte from the middle of each message.

– N.

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