Novation Summit just arrived

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Re: Novation Summit just arrived

Post by BillB »

That’s very kind, Elf, but I’m not a Cubase user, so it would be wasted on me.

I didn’t really want to part with the System-8... but I wanted the Summit more, and 3-for-1 does slightly simplify my (more synths than talent) setup.
Also a keyboard had to go to make space... :beamup:
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Re: Novation Summit just arrived

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BillB wrote: Sat Jun 10, 2023 10:55 am That’s very kind, Elf, but I’m not a Cubase user, so it would be wasted on me.

I didn’t really want to part with the System-8... but I wanted the Summit more, and 3-for-1 does slightly simplify my (more synths than talent) setup.
Also a keyboard had to go to make space... :beamup:

I feel your pain. :cry:

Well, if a list of Summit patch names alongside bank/patch numbers might be useful to you, you know where I am.
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Re: Novation Summit just arrived

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Aah, so you can import sysex(?) banks and spit out Cubase patch scripts or text lists? That might be useful once I have collated/curated the banks that I want.
Won’t be any time soon :headbang:

I’m more likely to use .ins files than anything else, but it’s not usually difficult to edit in a spreadsheet and/text editor to make them useable.

Thanks for the offer. :thumbup:
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BillB wrote: Sat Jun 10, 2023 11:54 am Aah, so you can import sysex(?) banks and spit out Cubase patch scripts or text lists?

Nothing that clever - just some creative spreadsheet use and a downloaded list of patch names (and adding my own).
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Partly answering my own question. Just discovered two options this week for Summit patch management (and one editor).

https://squest.com/Products/MidiQuest13 ... index.html
MidiQuest version 13 supports quite a number of new instruments including Summit & Peak. I know not everyone gets on with it, but I think I’ll be upgrading. It has a new feature of importing the category types from the Sysex of certain synths (inc Summit) into its Tags system, so should make patch organisation by Category much easier.

MidiQuest 13 new device support (scroll down)
https://squest.com/Products/MidiQuest13 ... tails.html

https://github.com/christofmuc/KnobKraft-orm
This is an interesting free patch librarian software. I tried to use it to organise my SQ80 patches into banks, but struggled. It was much easier with MidiQuest bank management. However, I just noticed it has support for Summit (not Peak) so will be checking it out.
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