Receive Sysex From CZ-101 Using MIDI-OX

Even though the title says CZ-101, this is also the procedure to use for the CZ-1000. It might be the procedure to use for CZ-3000 and CZ-5000 as well. If you have a CZ-1, you’re in luck, because the procedure is much easier.

The bad news about the CZ-101 and CZ-1000 is that there is no button you can push to cause all sounds to be dumped one after another. Instead you can only get one sound at a time, and you have to ask for it by name. This tutorial walks you through that process.

This tutorial was originally posted, by me, to the czseries Yahoo group, on 2009-02-21.

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 SOLO on the keyboard is off. SOLO affects the MIDI mode.
  4. Press the MIDI button on the CZ. To make things simple for this tutorial, we are going to use defaults and MIDI channel 1. Please apply these settings:

    MIDI BASICPolyphonic mode
    CH=01Using MIDI channel 1
    PROG CHANGE=ENAProgram changes enabled

    When you’re done, the LCD should look like one of these:

    MIDI BASIC CH=01 PROG CHANGE=ENA

    Settings screen, CZ-101

    P.MODE KBCH=01 CH=01 PRG=ENA

    Settings screen, CZ-5000

  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. You need to create a request command for the sound you want to retrieve. Here is how the commands are composed:

    HexMeaningNote
    F0Start a sysex message…
    44 00 00…for a Casio piece of equipment…
    70…using MIDI channel 1…71 = channel 2, 72 = channel 3, etc.
    10…requesting a patch dump…
    00…for preset number 1…01 = preset 2, 02 = preset 3, etc.
    70 31…yes I really want them.This is the okay string, but we are sending it with the request.

    To request the sound from Internal 1, your command would be: F0 44 00 00 70 10 20 70 31. Your command will be different depending on which sound you want to get.

    Note that we are sending the okay string at the same time we are sending the request. This is a little impolite, but it works and is more efficient with our time.

  3. You have composed your command, and now you are ready to send it. We need to send the command and be ready to receive the output. In MIDI-OX, in the sysex window, go to “Command Window” and select “Send/Receive”.
  4. MIDI-OX will show that it is receiving data. When it has about 263 bytes, you can hit “Done”. The information from the CZ will now be in the lower window.
  5. Save the dumped information by going to: “Display Window > Save As”. Save your patch dump with a good name like "E:\CZ-101\20090221\Internal_01-Screaming_Lead.syx".
  6. You have successfuly saved ONE patch from the CZ. As far as I know, there is no way to “dump all”. Repeat these steps for the remaining sounds you need to get. Better yet, figure out a way to script the process.

Supplementary Information

The following is a table of all possible request commands for a CZ-101 or CZ-1000.

Hex CommandMeaning
F0 44 00 00 70 10 00 70 31request patch from PRESET 1
F0 44 00 00 70 10 01 70 31request patch from PRESET 2
F0 44 00 00 70 10 02 70 31request patch from PRESET 3
F0 44 00 00 70 10 03 70 31request patch from PRESET 4
F0 44 00 00 70 10 04 70 31request patch from PRESET 5
F0 44 00 00 70 10 05 70 31request patch from PRESET 6
F0 44 00 00 70 10 06 70 31request patch from PRESET 7
F0 44 00 00 70 10 07 70 31request patch from PRESET 8
F0 44 00 00 70 10 08 70 31request patch from PRESET 9
F0 44 00 00 70 10 09 70 31request patch from PRESET 10
F0 44 00 00 70 10 0A 70 31request patch from PRESET 11
F0 44 00 00 70 10 0B 70 31request patch from PRESET 12
F0 44 00 00 70 10 0C 70 31request patch from PRESET 13
F0 44 00 00 70 10 0D 70 31request patch from PRESET 14
F0 44 00 00 70 10 0E 70 31request patch from PRESET 15
F0 44 00 00 70 10 0F 70 31request patch from PRESET 16
  
F0 44 00 00 70 10 20 70 31request patch from INTERNAL 1
F0 44 00 00 70 10 21 70 31request patch from INTERNAL 2
F0 44 00 00 70 10 22 70 31request patch from INTERNAL 3
F0 44 00 00 70 10 23 70 31request patch from INTERNAL 4
F0 44 00 00 70 10 24 70 31request patch from INTERNAL 5
F0 44 00 00 70 10 25 70 31request patch from INTERNAL 6
F0 44 00 00 70 10 26 70 31request patch from INTERNAL 7
F0 44 00 00 70 10 27 70 31request patch from INTERNAL 8
F0 44 00 00 70 10 28 70 31request patch from INTERNAL 9
F0 44 00 00 70 10 29 70 31request patch from INTERNAL 10
F0 44 00 00 70 10 2A 70 31request patch from INTERNAL 11
F0 44 00 00 70 10 2B 70 31request patch from INTERNAL 12
F0 44 00 00 70 10 2C 70 31request patch from INTERNAL 13
F0 44 00 00 70 10 2D 70 31request patch from INTERNAL 14
F0 44 00 00 70 10 2E 70 31request patch from INTERNAL 15
F0 44 00 00 70 10 2F 70 31request patch from INTERNAL 16
  
F0 44 00 00 70 10 40 70 31request patch from CARTRIDGE 1
F0 44 00 00 70 10 41 70 31request patch from CARTRIDGE 2
F0 44 00 00 70 10 42 70 31request patch from CARTRIDGE 3
F0 44 00 00 70 10 43 70 31request patch from CARTRIDGE 4
F0 44 00 00 70 10 44 70 31request patch from CARTRIDGE 5
F0 44 00 00 70 10 45 70 31request patch from CARTRIDGE 6
F0 44 00 00 70 10 46 70 31request patch from CARTRIDGE 7
F0 44 00 00 70 10 47 70 31request patch from CARTRIDGE 8
F0 44 00 00 70 10 48 70 31request patch from CARTRIDGE 9
F0 44 00 00 70 10 49 70 31request patch from CARTRIDGE 10
F0 44 00 00 70 10 4A 70 31request patch from CARTRIDGE 11
F0 44 00 00 70 10 4B 70 31request patch from CARTRIDGE 12
F0 44 00 00 70 10 4C 70 31request patch from CARTRIDGE 13
F0 44 00 00 70 10 4D 70 31request patch from CARTRIDGE 14
F0 44 00 00 70 10 4E 70 31request patch from CARTRIDGE 15
F0 44 00 00 70 10 4F 70 31request patch from CARTRIDGE 16
  
F0 44 00 00 70 10 60 70 31request patch from CURRENT SOUND area

How To Index

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