VST Live Pro SYSEX feature - request

for registration switching in my YAMAHA Genos Keyboard, I would need the function to send sysex data in VST Live. Can you foresee approximately when this will come in VST Live pro. I think many Yamaha device owners are waiting for this function.

You can record and play back Sysex in VST Live. What are you missing?

Hi @musicullum
I have tried to record SYSEX data. Unfortunately, I did not manage to record anything. At least I could not see any data in the “recorded” midi track.
Quite the opposite. My whole midi setup was shaken and I had to restart VST Live including my studio computer and Motu express XT several times. It seemed like the midi memory was overflowing even when VST Live was stopped. At times the VST load indicator showed more than 90%.
Apart from that, I think (in my case) it is not a good idea to record sysex - data.
Because the Yamaha Genos sends sysex data at a keystroke which I don’t need at all.
The not needed Sysex data I would have to read out again laboriously Manuel and delete, so that only the data remain, which I need. For me unfortunately no no solution.
So far I have used in my stage software for each of my titles, a small dummy Midifile with the Sysex data, which I need for the song call on the Yamaha Genos.
This procedure works very well in the third party software.
An import of these dummy files in VST Live, does not work either. When I import an (imported midi track with sysex data), no switching is done when playing it no sysex data is sent.
In my opinion we need in VST Live a sysex input editor that could look like this.

or a midieditor similar to Cubase is available.
I hope it could be described reasonably understandable.

First: next version will feature rudimentary sysex editing:


There was no display of SysEx data yet. You will see it in the editor as shown in the picture.

But it only sends those data on request, so why send it in the first place?

You will be able to delete those with the new sysex editing feature.

But how do you import this? With a standard MIDI file? If so, could you pls send us a short one, thanks!
We’ll add a preference to filter SysEx MIDI Input, but that will be global for all tracks.

Hi @musicullum
Thank you very much for the quick reply.
I would like to start with your question: “Why do I do this or do I need this”?

I am a solo entertainer and have more than 200 titles in my program.
For each of these titles there is a registration bank on my Yamaha Genos.
In a registration bank all keyboard setting data for the corresponding song are stored. VST Live is supposed to send a short sysex to the Yamaha Genos when a song is selected and thereby make the correct keyboard setting. I hope my way of working becomes a little clearer.
I’m looking forward to the version where you can edit sysex.
At the moment, unfortunately, this does not work, as I had to find out today.
Tested with version []

If i import my short Midifile with Sysex Data, VST Live show this in the Editor.page Tested with version []

The original Short Midifile was these, include the two Sysex string.
Und es war Sommer - Peter Maffay - SSL.mid (686 Bytes)

  1. Sysex called via Path text the Registration Bank on Yamaha Genos.
  2. Sysex activate Button One from 10 Buttons on Yamaha Genos.
    This ist what i need.

If I selected the Registrationbank on Yamaha Genos and record in VST Live I get following in Midi Editor.

After recording, VST Live stumbles and messes up my whole setup. Then only a restart helps.
As you can see in the picture, the Yamaha Genos transfers more data than I need.
This is the reason why for me the recording solution is not helpful. For other users maybe it is…
A working sysex import from my short midis would help me a lot.
Thanks for your support.
Greetings Herbert
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No, it is not in there yet. Check the new version coming soon.
Currently, it should not even attempt to show sysex data.

Will check your midifile, thanks!

Thanks for the midi file. There is a bug with the time display in the Midi List Editor.
Also, with the changes we made for the upcoming version, the sysex string is displayed as intented, and it can then be edited or removed.

This sounds very good and will make all Yamaha device owners very happy.
Many parameters of these devices are set via Sysex.
Thank you very much.