Robert wrote:Robert, I'm not sure why you think that this is not exactly what is happening. And you feeling that Yamaha isn't on top of developing this... Quite the contrary. What makes you think otherwise? Just curious...
Okay, I can get my reface to connect to Google Chrome and exchange voices, but only on my P.C. I would like to see support for Google Chrome on iOS, so I could store patches directly from Soundmondo.com into my reface capture app. And by the way, it would be great if you would further develop the reface capture app so that Soundmondo.com is integrated into the app, and doesn't require you to go outside the app to get the patches you want or upload the ones you've made. Maybe Yamaha needs to start working with Apple to get an iOS update that supports web midi in applications.
I see many people taking advantage of Soundmondo (including myself) as every time I log in, there are new patches available. This could become the next big wave in synth history, and if Yamaha doesn't stay on top of developing and further 'polishing' this medium, some other synth manufacturer like Korg or Roland will come up with their own version and add more support/ bells and whistles, etc.
Also, interestingly, I cannot log into yamahasynth.com's forums on Google Chrome, even though I can log into Soundmondo.com on Chrome. I find this a bit weird, considering it is all Yamaha. Any thoughts on why this is??
Helfried wrote:Helfried, Thanks for reporting back. This is very much appreciated.
ha - for anyone who is interested - i found out, what was the problem with Soundmondo on my Mac all the time:
I had the app "Midi-Monitor" (by Mr.Sarayuth Thampokin, V.1.5) in my startup items, it was running in the background and prevented chrome and my reface to communicate properly.
Maybe the app blocked some sysex-transfers - the strange thing is, that chrome always recognized my reface DX as soon as it was plugged in, even with the app in the background, but the edit and transfer-pages did not open and no transfer was possible - and strange, that it worked on Parallels-Windows on the same Mac -
but anyway - everything works when "Midi-Monitor" is not running ! :-)
hm - it was working for a few days in OS X 10.9 - but now it is broken again.
After clicking on the "sync"-button nothing happens, no editor appears and no sound is transferred.
In Windows 7 everything is working fine.
(edit: except that it is very slow, sometimes the sync button is completely greyed out, and i'm logged of after every browser restart)
Bad Mister wrote:
This is the open beta (soft launch)... We anticipate going live first or second week of the new year.
Currently, it requires the Chrome browser on either a Windows or Macintosh computer.
Currently, if you have an iOS device, iOS does not support MIDI via the Chrome browser.
If you have an Android device you can access it using the Chrome browser.
Join us, and welcome!!
- I don't and can't use the Reface capture app because I don't own an iPad or iPhone
- I have no problem at all sending the SYX files to my Reface DX. What you need is:
1. A USB cable to connect the Reface to your computer. (The type of cable that is also used to connect a USB printer for example)
2. You may need to install the USB-MIDI driver from Yamaha for the Reface DX for Windows.
This is also where you can download the latest firmware updater for your Reface (with nice new phrase sequencer quantizing functionality. Recommended!) and all the manuals.
3. You need a universal SysEx dump utility like Midi-Ox (Windows) or amidi (Linux commandline). Read this:
Recommended software for MIDI dumps
One more remark: The Reface does not have a manual way to send SysEx patchdumps TO your computer. The computer will have to send this SysEx dump request message to the Reface DX to fetch the currently selected patch: f0 43 20 7f 1c 05 0e 0f 00 f7
Those dumputilities should have functionality to do this.
4. Select the correct USB/MIDI port in your dump utility.
5. Select a Reface DX SysEx file from disk and send it to your Reface DX.