Prophet-5 preset dump utilities

I used to have a P5 rev2 which also functioned as a random patch generator - from time to time it changed some or all of its presets when it was powered on. Knowing this, I'd been backing up its presets to wave files if I had any sounds that I wanted to keep. I wanted a way to find out the contents of these wave files, and also to convert between preset dump formats (rev3 has one format, rev1 and rev2 another), and to convert preset sysex dumps to wave files so I could load them into my non-midi rev2... or convert tape dumps to sysex so I could load them into Native Instrument's Pro-52.

Here are some utilities I've written that can process dumps of 40 presets:

(I use P40P1 to create individual files which I can transmit one at a time to Native Instruments Pro-52, because it seems to receive any sysex preset dump into one edit buffer; if I send a 40-preset dump at once they overwrite each other, leaving only the last preset in Pro-52.)

These five programs are available for download, compiled as DOS executables, in this zip file: P5APPS01.ZIP. You are free to use them, knowing they are provided without warranty of any kind. I plan to provide their source code, probably under GPL, as soon as I get them cleaned up. Currently they are beta programs; they work with my P5 - let me know how they work with yours.

more preset utilities

After I'd begun work on my set of utilities, David Clarke sent me a similar set of programs he'd written. You can download his zip file p5util.zip and notes on their use. His programs read and write SND files (raw data) instead of wave files.

Prophet-5 presets (patches, sounds)

Here are some sysex files, each containing 40 presets:
Factory presets #1, Factory presets #2, Factory presets #3, Mixed presets #1, Mixed presets #2

Their knob and switch settings, produced by SYXTXT:
Factory presets #1, Factory presets #2, Factory presets #3, Mixed presets #1, Mixed presets #2
Note: Switches show an asterisk ("*") if they're on and a period (".") if they're off. Knob settings are shown as their exact stored values, in the range of 0 - 127; perhaps I should also allow settings to be shown in the synth's 0 - 10 range. Or, maybe on your P5 they go to 11 ;-)

Zipped rev2-format wave files, produced by SYXWAV:
Factory presets #1, Factory presets #2, Factory presets #3, Mixed presets #1, Mixed presets #2

Zipped rev3-format wave files, produced by SYXWAV:
Factory presets #1, Factory presets #2, Factory presets #3, Mixed presets #1, Mixed presets #2


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