IconStud Importing .SYX and .MID Files (Studio Window)


Midi Quest and Midi Quest Pro are both capable of directly importing the SysEx from .syx and .mid files.


To begin the process, choose File / Open from the main menus and select a file. Alternately, drag and drop one or more .syx and .mid files from Explorer (Windows) or File Manager (mac) and drop them in the Studio window.


Once Midi Quest receives the file, it is analyzed to determine the contents. For SysEx that is recognized, a Set (where possible) or individual editor is created and the SysEx is stored in the newly created editor.


Please note that Midi Quest will only process a particular SysEx message once. If you have two or more instruments that use the same SysEx, for example a DX7 and TX7, Midi Quest will only import the SysEx into the first instrument module where there is a match.





In order for this process to work, the SysEx stored in the .syx or .mid file must match the SysEx expected by installed Midi Quest instruments. If you have Midi Quest process a file containing Korg 01/W SysEx and the 01/W module is not in the Studio window, the program will not be able to do anything with the file contents.


This import process currently does not work with variable length SysEx. While most SysEx is of fixed length, there are some types of SysEx which have a variable length. For example, MIDI Devices that record and playback songs will usually have song and track SysEx dumps that are as large or small as necessary to transfer the recording. This type of SysEx will need to be sent to the instrument using Midi Quest's MIDIX Transmit feature and then retrieved from the instrument using the standard component drivers.



File Conversion Window


There are specific situations where it might be preferable to use the File Conversion window found in Midi Quest Pro such as the need to convert large numbers of files from another file format into Midi Quest's format. If you are considering this and have Midi Quest Pro, please keep in mind that converting SysEx files requires a knowledge of the following details:


1. Current format of the SysEx

2. Midi Quest file format

3. SQML, Midi Quest's macro language


If if there are a large number of .syx files, by the time you have sufficient knowledge to create a conversion macro, it may have been more time efficient to use Midi Quest's native file import capabilities and process the files one by one.


Available in:

Midi Quest Pro


Midi Quest


Midi Quest Essentials


Midi Quest one