RD-88 System Exclusive Message

May 16, 2020
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Hi everyone, I have been gravitating unconsciously towards Roland it seems.
I Just Got me an RD-88 to use with Ableton.
I really need help sending the right System Exclusive Message to change the Keyboard upper range.
I is described in the midi manual on page 22, but i just can't get it!!
I got this one to work for fine tuning: F0, 7F, 7F, 04, 03, 00, 2C, F7.
No luck yet with the other one. Can anyone help me with this?
Thanks in advance



I meant to play that note!
Jun 6, 2014
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Are you trying to send the SysEx message to or from Ableton Live? As far as I know, Ableton Live does not support SysEx messages of any kind-- SysEx messages are filtered out when you send MIDI to Ableton Live or load/import MIDI files, and there is no provision for adding or editing SysEx messages within Ableton Live.

However, you might be able to use a third-party plugin to set up SysEx messages and send them. Cockos (makers of REAPER) have a set of free plugins (ReaPlugs) that includes a MIDI plugin (ReaControlMIDI) with SysEx support:

If you're already using some other third-party plugin to utilize and send SysEx messages from within Ableton Live, what plugin is it?

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