ex.factory 6.6

The EX5 features a unique Extended Synthesis system which incorporates a number of advanced tone generator technologies. AWM2, AN, FDSP and VL. The EX5 is one of the best keyboard Yamaha ever produced.

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ex.factory 6.6

Unread post by Derek » Sun Oct 07, 2012 8:25 pm

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I am pleased to announce version 6.6 of ex.factory.

This version is as a result of feature request (yes, you can request them :) ) to support the reading of VL70m Edit Buffer SYSEX files (as well as the extant support for VL70m LIB and MID files). So there is now another means for all of you VL lovers to feed those 16 custom VL slots in the EX5! :)


You can find the new release at www.xfactory-librarians.co.uk

Installation details are given on the xfactory-librarians Installation/installation.html page.
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Re: ex.factory 6.6

Unread post by jima » Fri Apr 24, 2015 11:32 pm

Thanks once again, Derek, I'm off for a download and an update!
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Re: ex.factory 6.6

Unread post by Derek » Sat Apr 25, 2015 6:29 pm

jima wrote:Thanks once again, Derek, I'm off for a download and an update!
????? I originally posted this in 2012? :?
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Re: ex.factory 6.6

Unread post by jima » Sun Apr 26, 2015 12:40 pm

Just saw that - wonder why it popped up on my unread posts list? Plus, no other replies (usually at least one or two).
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Re: ex.factory 6.6

Unread post by Sayersweb » Wed Nov 02, 2016 9:10 pm

Hi Derek,

One request I have had is for an easier way to quickly demo patches by sending to the edit buffer from the librarian. Any chance something like this can be done? It is a bit clunky to do now. :)

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Re: ex.factory 6.6

Unread post by Derek » Wed Nov 02, 2016 9:46 pm

Hi, Sayer

I am not sure what you are looking for? It can be done via either the right context menu or the associated hot key?

What would you like as an alternative that is less clunky? :)

The only other one I have thought of is a mouse double click causes that to happen.
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Re: ex.factory 6.6

Unread post by Sayersweb » Thu Nov 03, 2016 6:19 pm

I did not know about the F8 key sending to buffer. There are so many great patches available for the EX5, and I have been away from it for so long, it would be nice to be able to quickly demo them. A mode that would send to the edit buffer when a patch is selected would be really useful. Whether you select it with the mouse or arrow keys, it would send to the edit buffer. Maybe there could be a checkbox up in the menu bar that toggles it on or off?
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Re: ex.factory 6.6

Unread post by Derek » Thu Nov 03, 2016 6:29 pm

OK. I'll have a think about it, it depends on the event notification you can get from Java of course. I've often thought about the double click option.

PS: Welcome. Just realised you are new around this site. I guess you joined as EX5Tech is still down?
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Re: ex.factory 6.6

Unread post by Sayersweb » Thu Nov 03, 2016 6:53 pm

Thanks for considering the patch demo options.

Yes, I found this forum when searching for EX5 discussion. It is a shame to lose EX5Tech, there was a lot of great info buried in those threads.
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Re: ex.factory 6.6

Unread post by jima » Fri Nov 04, 2016 1:22 pm

Not to detract from the very excellent ex.factory but you could always try EXplorEX which was designed for mass auditioning voices in just that way. Windows only, I'm afraid, qualified up to Win 7 only but might go on WIn 8 (Win 10 - who knows?). In EX5Tech's absence you can get it from here - http://www.attfield.co.uk/EXFiles.htm

You will need to run the installer, then copy the update .exe into place. Choose your MIDI in and out, load a patch bank and off you go. No drum voice support I'm afraid.
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Re: ex.factory 6.6

Unread post by Derek » Fri Nov 04, 2016 5:36 pm

Sayersweb wrote:Thanks for considering the patch demo options.

Yes, I found this forum when searching for EX5 discussion. It is a shame to lose EX5Tech, there was a lot of great info buried in those threads.
Hopefully Ski will get it resurrected one day, but I guess he is insanely busy as usual and whatever the problem is it is not a five minute fix.
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Re: ex.factory 6.6

Unread post by Sayersweb » Fri Nov 04, 2016 6:19 pm

Hello Jima... thank you for the suggestion, gave it a try and it works perfectly.
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Unread post by Derek » Fri Nov 04, 2016 8:25 pm

Sayersweb wrote:Hello Jima... thank you for the suggestion, gave it a try and it works perfectly.
That's me out of a job then ;)

Seriously, EXplorEX is good for that function. :)
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Re: ex.factory 6.6

Unread post by jima » Sat Nov 05, 2016 4:01 pm

More time for practicing the axe then, Derek lol. It's a bit of a one-trick pony but quite useful even now.
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Re: ex.factory 6.6

Unread post by burningorigami » Sun Jan 08, 2017 2:53 am

Sayersweb wrote:I did not know about the F8 key sending to buffer. There are so many great patches available for the EX5, and I have been away from it for so long, it would be nice to be able to quickly demo them. A mode that would send to the edit buffer when a patch is selected would be really useful. Whether you select it with the mouse or arrow keys, it would send to the edit buffer. Maybe there could be a checkbox up in the menu bar that toggles it on or off?
This would be great.

I'm in the process of rating all the ex5 patches in my ex.factory library (awesome feature), but the table view loses keyboard focus after you send a patch to the edit buffer (f8) meaning that that you then have to use the mouse to regain focus before sending another patch across. When you're wanting to preview hundreds of patches, being able to go from one to the next just with the down/up arrow keys would make things much smoother.

One last thing whilst I'm here:

I've just downloaded the latest version of ex.factory (6.9.02) but the installer wont run. After I give it permission in the User Account Control window nothing happens. I've tried it on both Win7 64bit and Win10. Any suggestions welcome - I'm excited to get the sample playback working :)
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