Sysex Trimmer Version 1.0 (Build 8)

Requires: Windows 95/98 (NT4.0 Untested)

This is a utility to trim unnecessary Sysex messages from a .syx file.

(For example)
The SC-Pro Editor by PG-Music saves an 8k .syx file even if all you
did was make 1 setting.

Why? SC-Pro saves all the settings of the Sound Canvas even if they
are at the default values.

Transmitting an 8k system exclusive message takes a several seconds,
and will interrupt playback if it happens in the middle of a song.

This utility will eliminate unneeded sysex messages and leave a
much smaller file.

How does it work?

After installing the Sysex Trimmer with the enclosed setup program,
run the program and click the Trim button, you will be asked for a
reference file, this is the sysex file that contains the default
values for the your sound module.

Included is SCC1-RESET.SYX, The default settings used by SC-Pro for
the Roland SCC1 GS Sound Module.

You will then be asked to pick a file to trim, select the file that
you saved your desired settings in.

And finally it asks for a file name for the trimmed file, select a
different name than the other two files, this will be the small .Syx
file that you can load into your sequencer.

If you don't use a SCC1 or similar sound module, you will need to
bulk dump the defaults from your sound module into a sequencer and
save them for use instead of the SCC1-Reset.syx file.

This program will be able to compare any sysex files where the sysex
messages begin with F0 and end with F7.

Upgrade Version
If you downloaded the upgrade version of this program, the ZIP file
contains only the files that have changed since version 1.0.

Extract the files into your existing program directory, replacing
existing versions of any files that already exist.

Revision History
Build 8

Changed Internet information.
Fixed file Open/save dialog cancel bugs.
Fixed an error that crashed the program only in Windows 98

Contact: Rick Macmurchie
Phone: 1(250)658-6319
1000 Fenn Avenue, Victoria B.C. Canada V8Y 1P3