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MS2000 Librarian for Mac OS X users (Free!)
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Daz
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PostPosted: Fri May 14, 2004 4:31 am    Post subject: MS2000 Librarian for Mac OS X users (Free!) Reply with quote

Free MS2000 Librarian for Mac OS X users

Works with MS2000, MS2000R, MS2000B & MS2000BR



Here is my first shot at writing a simple but handy program librarian application for the MS2000 ... it's based on code from my previous MS2000 applications which were PC based.

It's extremely simple to use - from the File menu you basically open one or more existing sysex dump files containing 128 programs (or create a new file with 128 initialized programs) and then use the Copy/Paste options in the Edit menu to copy programs between the files you have open. Once you're done ... save any files you have changed. A really easy way of creating your own custom banks. Additionally there is a function to audition a program by sending it to the MS2000's edit buffer so you can try the sound out, without overwriting any programs on the synth.

Here are the menu options and what they do ...

File Menu

New -- create a new bank of 128 programs all initialized to "INIT Program" - a good start point for creating a new bank.

Open... -- open an existing bank of 128 programs, there are loads available in the files section of this Yahoo group :

http://groups.yahoo.com/group/korgms2000/

Save -- save a file that you have edited.

Save As ... -- save a file to a new file name.

Edit Menu

Copy -- copy one or more selected programs to the clipboard.

Paste -- paste programs previously copied to the clipboard into the current file at the currently selected position in the list.

Audition -- send the currently selected program to the MS2000 via MIDI - it's only written into temporary storage on the MS2000, none of your programs are overwritten. Note that the audition function doesn't actually send any note information - you have to play yourself to hear what the program sounds like Wink Before using the Audition option you must tell the application which MIDI port the MS2000 is connected to and which MIDI channel number it is configured to use by setting these parameters in the Preferences screen of the application.

Enjoy,

Latest version is 1.6 and is a universal binary : http://daz.korgforums.com/MS2KLib16UB.zip

Daz.

This is a native Cocoa Mac OS X application - it won't run on Mac OS 9.

This application won't send/receive sysex dumps itself ... but here is a very cool free app that will : http://www.snoize.com/SysExLibrarian/


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PostPosted: Thu May 20, 2004 7:56 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I forgot to mention, that this application expects your sysex dump files to have the .syx file extension - e.g. fox.syx.

Anyone given it a spin yet ?

Cheers,

Daz.
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PostPosted: Fri Oct 22, 2004 12:11 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Updated to version 1.1

http://daz.korgforums.com/



  • fixed a minor bug in the MIDI port selection menu in the Preferences pane that occurred when more than one device had a port with the same name.

  • changed icon Wink

  • confirmed operation on Panther Mac OS X 10.3.

  • added documentation into the download package.



Daz.


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PostPosted: Fri Oct 22, 2004 6:10 am    Post subject: New version ! 1.2 Reply with quote



Yes ! Two new versions on the same day Smile

This version (1.2) has 3 cool new features :

1) The look of the program/patch list has been cleaned up - with a look and feel more like the list in iTunes - much easier on the eye

2) If you double click the name of a selected program/patch you can now edit the name in a similar fashion to renaming files in the Finder.

3) Instead of using the Edit/Audition menu function or Cmd-A key sequence to Audition a program you can now just double click a program/patch item ... much easier ! Make sure you double click somewhere other than on the name otherwise you'll end up editing the name 'cos of the new function 2) described above Wink

http://daz.korgforums.com/

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PostPosted: Fri Mar 18, 2005 6:48 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

A mini-tutorial describing the use of the Audition function is available here :

http://daz.korgforums.com/MS2KLibAuditionTutorial.pdf

Daz.


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PostPosted: Mon Jun 06, 2005 9:37 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

will this work for the mikrokorg? and excuse my ignorance, but how on earth does this piece of software communicate with the synth? midi? thanks,
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PostPosted: Mon Jun 06, 2005 11:42 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

ReQuiem wrote:
will this work for the mikrokorg?


I am not sure ... I've never tried it as I don't a microK here. There is some compatibility between the two instruments (MS2K and microKorg) but I suspect it would need a tweak to work with the microKorg. Ask Korg to send me a microKorg and I'll then be able to update it Wink

ReQuiem wrote:
and excuse my ignorance, but how on earth does this piece of software communicate with the synth? midi?


Good guess Wink It's sends the program to be auditioned via MIDI/Sysex.

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PostPosted: Tue Jun 07, 2005 9:14 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I took a look at the Sysex specification for the MS2000 and microKorg ... and the good news is that this application should also work with the microKorg in theory.

Sadly I don't have one ... so can't try it, so my best guess is all I can offer. If anyone does try it please let me know.

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PostPosted: Thu Jan 12, 2006 3:06 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I can help...

After a long wait, (and much petitioning on the Web), we are pleased to offer our microKORG owners a native OSX editor/librarian.

You can find it here:

http://www.korg.com/service/downloadinfo.asp?DID=435

Enjoy!

Regards,

Jerry
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PostPosted: Mon Feb 27, 2006 11:16 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I finally got around to trying this, using your OSX version - it worked fine with the microKORG.

I would have expected no less from the fine fingers and mind of Mr. Daz!

Cool

Regards,

Jerry

Daz wrote:
I took a look at the Sysex specification for the MS2000 and microKorg ... and the good news is that this application should also work with the microKorg in theory.

Sadly I don't have one ... so can't try it, so my best guess is all I can offer. If anyone does try it please let me know.

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PostPosted: Sat Mar 04, 2006 1:38 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thanks Jerry !!! Smile



.: MS2000 Librarian Universal Binary :.

For anyone that might need a Universal Binary ... here is a version of the software that should run on an Intel based Mac :

http://daz.korgforums.com/MS2KLib15U.zip

... I don't have one to test it ... but in theory it should work fine.

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PostPosted: Wed May 10, 2006 6:57 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I did a basic test on an Intel Mac and the UB seems to be okay.

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PostPosted: Wed Jul 05, 2006 11:23 pm    Post subject: MS2000 Librarian Universal Binary for Mac OS 10.4.x Reply with quote

Just a small change ... I added a toolbar for easier access to the Copy/Paste/Audition commands.



http://daz.korgforums.com/MS2KLib16UB.zip

Enjoy,

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PostPosted: Wed Jul 18, 2007 2:23 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Hi
Using this software will it allow me to replace the microkorg preset patches with the MS2000's?
many thanks
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PostPosted: Wed Jul 18, 2007 3:34 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

It will let you send individual patches to the microKorg. To send the whole bank I'd suggest using the Sysex Librarian from www.snoize.com ... it's free too Smile
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