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Creating Custom SYSEX Mappings With The Roland JD-XI

This video, via ranzee av, takes a look at setting up custom SYSEX MIDI mappings for the Roland JD-Xi to allow for additional real-time control options.

The discussion includes a look at using system exclusive (SYSEX) messages to control things like AMP and Filter Envelopes, Aftertouch, toggles for sub oscillators and filter cutoff and resonance.

Topics covered:

2:17 Brief system exclusive and Hexadecimal tutorial
4:53 How to calculate Hexadecimal values
7:35 Hexadecimal table of values
8:06 MIDI control change messages or CC
9:48 Custom MIDI CC mapping
13:37 System exclusive messages
18:25 Custom SYSEX mapping
19:47 MIDI monitoring the system exclusive messages
24:57 Testing out some of the custom mappings
25:57 Aftertouch !!
27:38 Other options for soft/hardware custom mapping