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Apple Logic: System exclusive messages in general

Chapter: Music

Topic: Patching and Messaging

A system exclusive message (sysex) is MIDI’s way of allowing a manufacturer to send any kind of data to a device. Since there are a zillion different MIDI machines out there, it is impossible for the MIDI standard to cover every possible use of MIDI that anyone might come up with. Since sysex is specifically meant for transmission of vendor-specific information to hardware, there cannot be a standard, as any standard would defeat the purpose.



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