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Title: Cubase Patch Script for PSR SX900
Post by: themiditamer on September 17, 2020, 05:25:11 PM
Hello there,

I'm a new PSR SX900 owner, and a Cubase Pro 10.5 user. While browsing for patch scripts in Cubase, I noticed that the most recent model they added a patch script for is PSR S970. While Yamaha offers an official patch script for the Genos on their website (and it is also already included on Cubase), I don't see any for the PSR SX900. It looks like Yamaha / Steinberg didn't do their homework yet.

I checked the PSR S970 data list and can see that plenty of new sounds were added to the PSR SX900, so that would require some work if I wanted to make a new patch script starting from that one. Otherwise, I could use the patch script for the Genos and strip it down, but it still is a lot of work since there are a lot of extra sounds and the whole S.Art2 category to remove.

Before investing the time on it, does anyone already have a patch script for PSR SX900? Or, in your opinion, what could be the best starting point to make one?

Many thanks
Title: Re: Cubase Patch Script for PSR SX900
Post by: overover on September 17, 2020, 07:01:46 PM
Hi themiditamer,

if you work yourself to create a Cubase Patchname Script for the SX900, the attached Excel files (.xlsx) that I created/saved with the "Midifile Optimizer XI" (by Midiland.de) could help you. (If you need the original Text files (.txt), just get in touch again.)

It should be noted that the "sound" of many Preset Voices also depends on the respective effects (reverb, chorus and insert effect blocks). It is NOT enough to just select a Voice via Bank Select MSB, LSB and ProgramChange, the associated Voice Set must also be used.

I therefore do not consider a Patchname Script in Cubase to be absolutely necessary for a specific instrument. It is recommended to first record a MIDI file (with the desired Voices) directly on the keyboard (if necessary, this can also be just a short passage). Then save the file and import it into Cubase. So you have all "sound-relevant" information in Cubase. Note that some of the Effect SysEx used here are CHANNEL RELATED.

If you are looking for a relatively easy-to-use but professional solution, I recommend you (in addition to Cubase) to use the "Midifile Optimizer XI" (available for PC/Windows and Mac computers). In Germany the program costs 200 euros. The current version is V11.2.1.13971 (from 07/25/2020). You can download the DEMO version (saving deactivated) here:
>>> https://www.midiland.de/de/OptimizerXI_DLdemo.htm

When revoicing MIDI files with the "Optimizer", the complete Voice Set of the Preset Voices is automatically applied (including Effects / DSPs, Part EQs, etc.). You also have direct access to all DSPs, Part EQs, and much more via the graphical user interface. There is also a "drum splitter". This allows you to distribute the drums to up to three channels (e.g. to work with several different drum kits). Also all needed SysEx are automatically inserted correctly.


Hope this helps!

Best regards,
Chris
Title: Re: Cubase Patch Script for PSR SX900
Post by: themiditamer on September 19, 2020, 05:43:11 PM
Thanks Chris, wow that helped A LOT ;D

I made a first version of the patch script, based both on the PSR-S970 script already found in Cubase (tried to follow the same categorization and order) and your data list. Unfortunately, it seems that your list follows the alphabetical order, rather than following the voice order, but I think it's totally acceptable. Also, the Drum Kits seem to be missing, so I included those already in the PSR-S970 script, and I will complete it with all the PSR-SX900 Drum Kits later, I have to check if there are Legacy Drum Kits too.

Also, I included the GM2 and XG voices from the PSR-S970 script, since they were already well categorized.

I'm testing it right now, and everything seems working fine! I will upload it somewhere as soon as I have a 100% complete patch script.
Title: Re: Cubase Patch Script for PSR SX900
Post by: themiditamer on September 19, 2020, 05:49:54 PM
About the voice effects settings, yeah I totally understand what you mean.

At the moment, I want to use the PSR-SX900 just as an external module, using the 16 Song channels. I noticed there are 8 insertion effect available, I still have to figure out how to activate them (it seems that clicking on a empty slot and assigning it to a Song channel does nothing) and if it is possible to enable the right effect settings to each voice, for example if the voice is called "SuitcasePhaser", it should have its associated effects (phaser).

If that can't be done, it's not big deal, I will add custom effects to the bounced audio track later, at mixing stage in Cubase.

P.S.: thanks for letting me know about Midifile Optimizer XI, I'll check that out.
Title: Re: Cubase Patch Script for PSR SX900
Post by: kampot on September 20, 2020, 02:20:58 AM
wow thank you so much!!
Title: Re: Cubase Patch Script for PSR SX900
Post by: themiditamer on September 25, 2020, 09:00:45 AM
Hey there,

for those interested, here's my Cubase Patch Script for the PSR-SX900: PSR-SX900 Patch Script v.1.0 (https://www.filippovicarelli.com/stuff/yamaha-psr-sx900-patch-script.zip)

It does include:


It doesn't include (yet) the voices from the preinstalled expansion packs (African, Europe, Latin, Oriental). I will probably post an updated version soon, when I'll have some spare time.
Title: Re: Cubase Patch Script for PSR SX900
Post by: ton37 on September 25, 2020, 09:46:48 AM
Hi @themiditamer, that's a welcome patch. Thank you for your efforts and sharing. I appreciate!
Title: Re: Cubase Patch Script for PSR SX900
Post by: themiditamer on November 05, 2020, 02:16:16 PM
Hello,

bumping this thread to let everyone know that I finally added the missing preinstalled expansion packs (African, Europe, Latin, Oriental) to my Cubase Patch Script for the PSR-SX900: PSR-SX900 Patch Script v.1.5 (https://www.filippovicarelli.com/stuff/yamaha-psr-sx900-patch-script.zip)

This 1.5 version does include:


Hope that is helpful. Cheers
Title: Re: Cubase Patch Script for PSR SX900
Post by: Joe H on November 06, 2020, 04:53:41 AM
Hello there,

... While browsing for patch scripts in Cubase, I noticed that the most recent model they added a patch script for is PSR S970...

 

Where can I get the Cubase patch list for the S970?

Joe H
Title: Re: Cubase Patch Script for PSR SX900
Post by: overover on November 06, 2020, 08:15:07 AM
Where can I get the Cubase patch list for the S970?

Joe H

Hi Joe,

I found a Cubase Patchname script (.txt) for PSR-S970 (created by Yamaha) on my PC hard disk at the following path:

C:\Program Files\Steinberg\Cubase LE AI Elements 9\Scripts\patchnames\inactive\yamaha\

You can download this file here from my Dropbox:
>>> https://www.dropbox.com/s/ff3lg88j5l417av/Yamaha%20PSR-S970.zip?dl=0


Hope this helps!

Best regards,
Chris
Title: Re: Cubase Patch Script for PSR SX900
Post by: Joe H on November 06, 2020, 03:21:11 PM
Chris,

Got it. Thank you very much, I really appreciate it!

Cheers,
Joe H
Title: Re: Cubase Patch Script for PSR SX900
Post by: overover on November 06, 2020, 04:16:55 PM
Chris,

Got it. Thank you very much, I really appreciate it!

Cheers,
Joe H

Thanks for your kind feedback, Joe! :) :)


Best regards,
Chris