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At first, here is the material that you need to do sysex transfers:

HARDWARE:
1°/ A MIDI compatible soundcard in working order and correctly installed on your computer
2°/ A MIDI adaptor (via USB or soundcard ports, both are working fine)

3°/ Two MIDI cables (DIN 5 poles-already included on USB models) connected from your MIDI adaptor to your synth (IN-OUT/OUT-IN)
SOFTWARE:
1°/ A sysex transfers program correctly installed on your computer
Here are some non-exhaustive links to download on the Net easy-to-use free sysex transfers program:
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MIDI-OX (PC users)
- SysExBox (PC users)
- SysEx (Mac users)
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SysEx Librarian (Mac users)
If you own it, you can of course also use all other universal editor/librarian programs (such as SoundQuest MidiQuest©, Emagic SoundDiver©,...) or sequencer programs (such as Steinberg Cubase©, Cakewalk©,...) to do your sysex transfers

Choose now the synth model you are using:

Roland D-50

Here is how you have to set your D-50
:

1°/ Menu "TUNE/FUNCTION": set "Protect" to "Off"
2°/ Menu "MIDI-3": set "Exclu" to "On"


And now, let's go for a soundbank transfer to your D-50
:
1°/ Run your sysex transfers program on your computer and load or open (depending on the program you are using) the sysex file you want to transfer
2°/ While holding "DATA TRANSFER" button on your D-50/D-550, choose "B.Load" ("SPLIT POINT" button)
3°/ Confirm with "ENTER" button on your D-50/D-550

4°/ Choose "Sysex send" (or the appropriate option) on your sysex transfers program
5°/ You must now see "Loading..." on your D-50/D-550 display. If it shows after a few seconds "Complete", the bank has been successfully loaded into your synth

KEEP IN MIND THAT SENDING A SYSEX SOUNDBANK TO YOUR SYNTH WILL ERASE ALL DATAS STORED IN YOUR D-50/D-550 INTERNAL MEMORY

If you have downloaded MidiQuest© (*.bnk) files:
1°/ Open the bank in MidiQuest© program and verify then in "Settings" menu that MIDI ports are correctly assigned (you must normally see your MIDI adaptor name's or soundcard name's clearly mentioned on both "MIDI IN" and "MIDI OUT" ports)
2°/ About step#2 from soundbank transfer procedure mentioned above, choose at first "DATA TRANSFER" on your D-50/D-550 and then "B.Load" ("SPLIT POINT" button) WITHOUT HOLDING "DATA TRANSFER" button (you must see on your D-50/D-550 display "[ Bulk Load ]" without the ".0" added)


Korg WS

Here is how you have to set your WS
:

1°/ Menu "GLOBAL": set "Memory Protect Internal" to "Off"
2°/ Menu "MIDI": set "Basic Channel" to "1"

And now, let's go for a soundbank transfer to your WS
:
1°/ Run your sysex transfers program on your computer and load or open (depending on the program you are using) the sysex file you want to transfer
2°/ Choose "Sysex send" (or the appropriate option) on your sysex transfers program
5°/ You must now see "RECEIVING MIDI SYSEX" on your WS display. When message disappears, the bank has been successfully loaded into your synth

KEEP IN MIND THAT SENDING A SYSEX SOUNDBANK TO YOUR SYNTH WILL ERASE ALL DATAS STORED IN YOUR WS INTERNAL RAM1 MEMORY.
SOME SYSEX FILES MAY ALSO BE SENT SIMULTANEOUSLY TO INTERNAL RAM1 & RAM2 MEMORIES.


Yamaha DX7

Here is how you have to set your DX7:
1°/ Button "FUNCTION" then button "8": set MIDI CH=1 (data entry slider or button "YES")
2°/ Button "8" again: set "SYS INFO AVAIL" with button "YES"
3°/ Button "INTERNAL MEMORY PROTECT": set to "OFF" with button "NO"

And now, let's go for a soundbank transfer to your DX7
:
1°/ Run your sysex transfers program on your computer and load or open (depending on the program you are using) the sysex file you want to transfer
2°/ Choose "Sysex send" (or the appropriate option) on your sysex transfers program
5°/ You must then see "MIDI RECEIVED" on your DX7/TX7 display (transfer is OK)

KEEP IN MIND THAT SENDING A SYSEX SOUNDBANK TO YOUR SYNTH WILL ERASE ALL DATAS STORED IN YOUR DX7/TX7 INTERNAL MEMORY


Ensoniq VFX

Here is how you have to set your VFX:
1°/ Press button "MIDI Control" and set "BASE-CHAN" to 01 and "SEND-CHAN" to "BASE"
2°/ Press button "MIDI Control" again and set "SYS-EX" to "ON"


And now, let's go for a soundbank transfer to your VFX
:
1°/ Run your sysex transfers program on your computer and load or open (depending on the program you are using) the sysex file you want to transfer
2°/ Choose "Sysex send" (or the appropriate option) on your sysex transfers program


KEEP IN MIND THAT SENDING A SYSEX SOUNDBANK TO YOUR SYNTH WILL ERASE ALL DATAS STORED IN YOUR VFX INTERNAL MEMORY

Korg M1

Here is how you have to set your M1:
1°/ Press button "Global", go to "MIDI GLOBAL" (page 11) and set "CH= 1" 
2°/ Press button "Global", go to "MIDI FILTERING" (page 12) and set "EXCL:ENA"
3°/ Press button "Global", go to "PROGRAM MEMORY PROTECT" (page 13) and set "Internal:OFF"
4°/ Press button "Global", go to "COMBINATION MEMORY PROTECT" (page 14) and set "Internal:OFF"
5°/ Press button "Global", go to "SEQUENCER MEMORY PROTECT" (page 15) and set "Internal:OFF" 

And now, let's go for a soundbank transfer to your M1:
1°/ Run your sysex transfers program on your computer and load or open (depending on the program you are using) the sysex file you want to transfer
2°/ Choose "Sysex send" (or the appropriate option) on your sysex transfers program


KEEP IN MIND THAT SENDING A SYSEX SOUNDBANK TO YOUR SYNTH WILL ERASE ALL DATAS STORED IN YOUR M1 INTERNAL MEMORY

Roland JD-800

Here is how you have to set your JD-800:
1°/ Press button "MIDI", page 3: set "Tx channel  RX CH" 
2°/ Press button "MIDI", page 4: set "Rx channel  01" 
3°/ Press button "MIDI", page 11: set "Rx exclusive  ON-1" 

And now, let's go for a soundbank transfer to your JD-800:
1°/ Run your sysex transfers program on your computer and load or open (depending on the program you are using) the sysex file you want to transfer
2°/ Choose "Sysex send" (or the appropriate option) on your sysex transfers program


KEEP IN MIND THAT SENDING A SYSEX SOUNDBANK TO YOUR SYNTH WILL ERASE ALL DATAS STORED IN YOUR M1 INTERNAL MEMORY

Yamaha SY77

Here is how you have to set your SY77:
1°/ Press button "UTILITY" and choose menus "MIDI" (F2 button)/"Channel set" (confirm with "ENTER" button)
2°/ Using the arrow buttons and the data slider, control and confirm the following settings as followed:
      Voice Receive Ch = omni  --  Note on/off = all  --  Device Number = all  --  Bulk protect = off

And now, let's go for a soundbank transfer to your SY77:
1°/ Run your sysex transfers program on your computer and load or open (depending on the program you are using) the sysex file you want to transfer
2°/ Choose "Sysex send" (or the appropriate option) on your sysex transfers program


KEEP IN MIND THAT SENDING A SYSEX SOUNDBANK TO YOUR SYNTH WILL ERASE ALL DATAS STORED IN YOUR M1 INTERNAL MEMORY


If it doesn't work, try the following points:
1°/ Verify on the sysex transfers program you are using that the MIDI ports have been correctly assigned (you must normally see your MIDI adaptor name's or soundcard name's clearly mentioned on both "MIDI IN" and "MIDI OUT" ports window or menu)
2°/ Exchange both MIDI cables on your synth MIDI port (IN«-»OUT/OUT«-»IN)

NOTE: Some sysex transfers program also need that you reduce the MIDI sysex buffer size or transfer speed (depending on the program you are using)


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