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arlo

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Alesis iO Dock and SysEx messages
« on: March 17, 2014, 10:54:33 AM »
A Set List Maker user just sent me this thread stating that the Alesis iO Dock doesn't support outgoing system exclusive messages:

http://community.alesis.com/alesis/topics/io_dock_doesnt_send_sysex_messages_is_there_a_fix

Can anyone else confirm this? If it doesn't support SysEx, I'll remove it from my recommended hardware page.

The only similar product I know of is the Behringer iS202:

http://www.behringer.com/EN/Products/iS202.aspx

Can anyone confirm whether that supports all MIDI messages? If so, I'll add that to my hardware page instead of the iO Dock.

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Re: Alesis iO Dock and SysEx messages
« Reply #1 on: June 16, 2014, 03:28:38 PM »
Yes, I can confirm this for the first generation iO Dock (30 pin connector). This is true for both the USB MIDI port and the 5 pin DIN connectors (they are not distinguished internally and show up as one Input/Output "Dock" in Core MIDI apps). Very disappointing indeed, but I would recommend not to remove the iO Dock from the recommended list because there are a lot of use cases (e.g. remote control of SLM by MIDI messages) where you usually do not need SysEx at all. A warning about this limitation should be enough.

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Re: Alesis iO Dock and SysEx messages
« Reply #2 on: June 16, 2014, 03:31:31 PM »
Thanks, I just added a warning to the Hardware page.

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Re: Alesis iO Dock and SysEx messages
« Reply #3 on: July 03, 2014, 10:54:27 AM »
It's a known issue that Alesis ioDock doesn't support Sysex transfer. You could use the Behringer iStudio instead.
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Re: Alesis iO Dock and SysEx messages
« Reply #4 on: July 03, 2014, 12:46:59 PM »
You could use the Behringer iStudio instead.

Can you confirm from direct experience that the iStudio supports sysex?

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Re: Alesis iO Dock and SysEx messages
« Reply #5 on: July 19, 2014, 01:33:40 PM »
Hello, I'm using behri istudio with SLM , till now not one problem...
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Re: Alesis iO Dock and SysEx messages
« Reply #6 on: July 20, 2014, 04:19:48 PM »
Hello, I'm using behri istudio with SLM , till now not one problem...

Are you sending sysex messages through it?