Receive Sysex From CZ-1 Using MIDI-OX

The CZ-1 is easier to work with for retrieving sound data, because there is a command that dumps all sounds.

Get Ready

  1. Make sure your cables are connected in the correct order. OUT from the computer goes to IN on the CZ. OUT from the CZ goes to IN on the computer.
  2. Make sure the PROTECT switch is set to OFF. This is a slide switch on the back of the CZ.
  3. Make sure the CZ-1’s MIDI system is turned on. The LED above the MIDI ON/OFF button should be lit.
  4. Press the MIDI button. To make things simple, we are going to use default values and MIDI channel 1 everywhere. Apply the following settings:

    POLYPolyphonic mode
    KBCH=01Sending on MIDI channel 1
    CH=01Receiving on MIDI channel 1
    PRG=ENAProgram changes enabled

    When you’re done, your LCD should look like this:

    POLY KBCH=01 CH=01 PRG=ENA

  5. Launch MIDI-OX. Play some notes on the CZ and they should show up in the main window of MIDI-OX. If not, then MIDI-OX is not communicating with your MIDI port.

Actual Steps

  1. In MIDI-OX, go to “View > Sysex”. A window pops up that will allow you to a have a MIDI conversation with your CZ. The top part is where you talk, the bottom part is where the CZ responds.
  2. In the sysex window, select “Sysex > Receive Manual Dump” from the menus.
  3. On the CZ-1, Press the CARTRIDGE/MIDI button to prepare for dumping.
  4. Press PAGE DOWN until you see this screen:

    MIDI SAVE OR LOAD

    We want to save MIDI data, so press the SAVE button.

  5. It asks you whether you are sure or not:

    SAVE MIDI DATA (Y/N)?

    Choose yes by pressing the YES button. The CZ-1 starts dumping all data.

    SAVE MIDI DATA RUN!

  6. Wait patiently until the process is complete. Don’t press any other keys until you see this:

    SAVE MIDI DATA OK!

  7. You should see the MIDI-OX window filling up with that data.
  8. When all the data has arrived, save it to a file. Name the file something clever so you can remember why you made it.

How To Index

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