DDV’s TR/RE-909 Sysex Librarian
Thanks for checking out my MIDI Sysex-based Librarian for the Roland TR-909 and Din Sync RE-909! This is the app we've all been waiting 40 years for! With this librarian you can avoid the hassles of trying to get Tape Load/Save working on the finicky 909, and still backup, restore and move banks around on your 909 over MIDI!
You will need to connect two MIDI cables to your 909: From comaputer (MIDI OUT) to 909 MIDI IN and From 909 (MIDI OUT) to Computer MIDI IN.
Data loss disclaimer: Please be aware that when Transmitting (XMIT) banks to the 909, you will OVERWRITE THE CURRENT BANK.
macOS and Windows Version 1.51 released!(note: Windows users will need to either install Max [free demo] or run the Microsoft Visual C++ 2013 Redistributable Package. See README for details.)
How to do a full-backup:
The Sysex transfer works only on the currently-selected bank. Therefore if you want to back-up both banks, you should do the following:
Ensure the Librarian’s MIDI settings are correctly set to your MIDI Interface
Select Track Play mode on the 909
Select Bank I
Click RCV on the Librarian to receive the current bank
Click SAVE on the Librarian to save the current bank (buffer) to a standard .syx file
Select Bank II
Repeat steps 4-5 for Bank II data.
DDV 909 Librarian is the app that all TR/RE909 owners have been waiting decades for. Now we can save/load all songs/patterns in a matter of seconds. The interface design is great and couldn't be easier to use. Thanks for this great app!
-- CV Karl, Madrid