DX7IID Grey Matter E! Sysex File Restore Process

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DX7IID Grey Matter E! Sysex File Restore Process

Unread post by JackHertz » Wed Dec 04, 2019 9:21 pm

I have combed every post I could find online about restoring my DX7IID Grey Matter E! via sysex. I reinitialized SEquencer! I got the files, I got MIDI-OX and DX Manager working fine. However, I cannot get the DX7IID to copy the ROM cart to Internal or hold any of the Sysex files I sent it. The only thing it will load is the patches from the cartridge.

Is there a special sequence for reloading the E! files? I have sent all seven of them by sysex with nothing updating on the DX7IID. Is there a special sequence or more more files than the 7 discs? Any help someone can provide would be much appreciated. Thanks!
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Re: DX7IID Grey Matter E! Sysex File Restore Process

Unread post by rawl747 » Wed Dec 04, 2019 10:37 pm

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Did you set memory write protect to off?

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Re: DX7IID Grey Matter E! Sysex File Restore Process

Unread post by JackHertz » Thu Dec 05, 2019 12:27 am

Yes, I have memory protect button #14 set to OFF. The voices are sent and show in the window, but they do not save to the ERAM banks. This is also the case for copying from the ROM cartridge or loading one voice and trying to save it to an ERAM slot.

Does anyone know WHAT is the process for sending the Grey Matter files to a DX7IID? Do I send just the E!disk1.syx to E!disk7.syx files or are there something / files else I am missing?
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Re: DX7IID Grey Matter E! Sysex File Restore Process

Unread post by Miks » Thu Dec 05, 2019 1:11 am

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Re: DX7IID Grey Matter E! Sysex File Restore Process

Unread post by 12-op » Thu Dec 05, 2019 4:58 pm

It seems with E! whichever bank your DX7iiD/FD is set to will be the bank into which the sysex loads. So be sure your DX is set to E1 when you are loading bank 1. And, depending on how the files were archived (did you get the ones from Yates *specifically* for the DX7ii?), you may also need to go into menu 32 and set "Receive Block" to correspond with the sysex bank (either 1-32 or 33-64).

You might also try the "E-RAM" banks instead of the individual banks.

If you're having cartridge issues this could be the result of a dead cartridge battery. I just acquired one that, no matter how many times I format it, says "Cartridge format ERR!" I like that Yamaha put that exclamation point for an extra feeling of being yelled at.

Good luck, I hope I'm understanding your issue properly!
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