Send Sysex To CZ-1 Using MIDI-OX

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. Make your CZ-1 ready to use sysex tone data. Press the MIDI button on the CZ, and press the DOWN button. Please set SYSTEM EXCLUSIVE TONE DATE=ENA.

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

    SYSTEM EXCLUSIVE TONE DATA=ENA

  2. Click the MIDI-OX toolbar icon titled “Send a System Exclusive File to MIDI Out Port”. That is exactly what we want to do. When you click that toolbar item, a new window opens called “SysEx View and Scratchpad”.
  3. In “SysEx View and Scratchpad”, choose “File > Send Sysex File” from the menu. You browse to where your sysex file is stored and select it. That's it! MIDI-OX sends the sysex file to the MIDI port, and the CZ receives it.

  4. Your Casio fills up with data and “blinks like a Disco” as Cosmo once said.

How To Index

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