Yamaha DX7 Programming Mistake

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Yamaha DX7 Programming Mistake

Unread post by goober » Fri Nov 15, 2019 10:36 pm

fellas, I really need some help.

It's my first time trying some programming on the DX7 (MK1), so I looked up a tutorial on youtube by madFame, and followed the instructions...However since that was my first attempt, I messed up pretty bad...

I went back to the internal sounds and all of them were affected by what I did. I looked up a factory reset video on youtube by Woody's Piano Shack, but it didn't help. Is there anyway for me to fix it? I really have to get this fixed soon, it sounds like a rookie mistake so I hope it's easy to fix.
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Re: Yamaha DX7 Programming Mistake

Unread post by FailedMuso » Sat Nov 16, 2019 2:22 am

Woody's video is pretty foolproof and is exactly what you need to reinstall the factory sounds.




Another option is to use the free DEXED application instead of a Sysex tool.

https://asb2m10.github.io/dexed/

But I would try following Woody's video again. It is the exact process and should work every time. I've just checked through it and if you follow every step to the letter, you will have all 32 presets restored back to your machine in no time.

Download the sysex files as shown.

Download and install the sysex manager application. There are many to choose from. If you're on Windows, I would recommend MIDI-OX, and if you're on macOS, I would highly recommend SysEx Librarian by Snoize...

http://www.midiox.com/

https://www.snoize.com/SysExLibrarian/

Connect the MIDI OUT of your computer to the MIDI IN of your DX7

Turn sysex communication ON on the DX7 and set Internal Memory Protect to off

Open the sysex manager application, select the sysex file you downloaded, ensure the sysex manager is speaking to MIDI Channel 1 and the correct port on your computer

Send the sysex file and watch the DX7 screen for a MIDI RECEIVED message

I would also suggest that you familiarise yourself with DEXED. It's a free application and plug in that not only is a software version of the DX7 but also a superb editor and librarian for it. However, for this process, it simply replaces the sysex manager application which is probably easier to set up and use if you're not familiar with DEXED.
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Re: Yamaha DX7 Programming Mistake

Unread post by goober » Fri Nov 22, 2019 6:17 am

I tried doing the tutorial again, followed it exactly, but it still didn't work. Although I got the factory sounds, the sounds still had the same effect from when I tried programming it before. I really have no clue how to fix it. :(
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Re: Yamaha DX7 Programming Mistake

Unread post by FailedMuso » Mon Nov 25, 2019 3:55 pm

goober wrote:
Fri Nov 22, 2019 6:17 am
I tried doing the tutorial again, followed it exactly, but it still didn't work. Although I got the factory sounds, the sounds still had the same effect from when I tried programming it before. I really have no clue how to fix it. :(
Have you tried clearing and initialising the memory? This will wipe all voice data and parameter settings away and then you can try installing the sounds again.

The procedure will be in the user manual.
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Re: Yamaha DX7 Programming Mistake

Unread post by goober » Tue Nov 26, 2019 10:17 am

FailedMuso wrote:
Mon Nov 25, 2019 3:55 pm
goober wrote:
Fri Nov 22, 2019 6:17 am
I tried doing the tutorial again, followed it exactly, but it still didn't work. Although I got the factory sounds, the sounds still had the same effect from when I tried programming it before. I really have no clue how to fix it. :(
Have you tried clearing and initialising the memory? This will wipe all voice data and parameter settings away and then you can try installing the sounds again.

The procedure will be in the user manual.
I read the online user manual, but I can't find it. sorry for being an amateur, how can I do this? :wink:
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Re: Yamaha DX7 Programming Mistake

Unread post by Miks » Tue Nov 26, 2019 10:35 am

Goober, turn your DX7 ON, then press and hold the buttons [Function], [16] and [32] simultaneously, then let go. This should clear all data in memory. Turn the synth OFF, wait a few seconds and turn it ON again. Now you have to reload your (new?) patch data via Midi from a computer oder by using a cartridge... Hope this helps.
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Re: Yamaha DX7 Programming Mistake

Unread post by goober » Tue Nov 26, 2019 10:21 pm

Miks wrote:
Tue Nov 26, 2019 10:35 am
Goober, turn your DX7 ON, then press and hold the buttons [Function], [16] and [32] simultaneously, then let go. This should clear all data in memory. Turn the synth OFF, wait a few seconds and turn it ON again. Now you have to reload your (new?) patch data via Midi from a computer oder by using a cartridge... Hope this helps.
well, just tried it, and it didn't work... :?

unless i'm doing it wrong, but I don't think so.
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Re: Yamaha DX7 Programming Mistake

Unread post by goober » Sun Dec 01, 2019 6:07 am

made a quick video on how it sounds, it's the factory E.Piano patch

its called "dumb Yamaha DX7 problem" on YouTube (wasnt allowed to post the link for some reason)

So yea... that's what i'm dealing with
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Re: Yamaha DX7 Programming Mistake

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Re: Yamaha DX7 Programming Mistake

Unread post by Robber » Sun Dec 01, 2019 11:34 pm

Hi,
did you check the battery?
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Re: Yamaha DX7 Programming Mistake

Unread post by goober » Mon Dec 02, 2019 10:07 pm

hey hey, I fixed the problem. :)

thanks to buddy over here for posting the system settings.
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