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After your bulk dump is recorded in your project, you will probably want to send it back to your MIDI device when the time comes to restore the saved information. This is fairly easy to do because you already know how to do a bulk dump in one direction. The following list describes the steps you should take when transmitting the information back to your external MIDI device.
To transmit recorded SysEx bulk dumps to your external MIDI device:
Assign the appropriate MIDI output port for the track containing the SysEx bulk dump events. This should be the output port connected to the MIDI input of your external device.
If your MIDI device can deactivate its SysEx reception , make sure this option is disabled. In other words, you want your MIDI device to respond to incoming SysEx information.
Solo the track that contains the SysEx data. This might not always be necessary, but it's a good precaution to take, because you might have more than one SysEx data track or might have other events that will cause the transfer to interrupt abruptly.
Click Play on the Transport panel to begin transmitting a SysEx part to the external MIDI device. You should see some information on the front panel of your external MIDI device to the effect that it is receiving SysEx.
As when your project is receiving SysEx, you should take the same precautions when sending SysEx to your MIDI device. For example, try not to send more data than required. If all you need to recall is a single program's parameters, avoid sending full bulk dumps to your machine. If the bulk dump serves to set up your device for a project, try putting your SysEx in the count-in bars before the actual song starts.
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