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Security of your presets


#1

I think on some synths it could be possible to load and save presets, how will our synths be protected against having their presets overwritten?


#2

Do you have some specific synth that you are worried about? I have disabled SysEx-messages because I think those can be pretty dangerous. But of course, it is a good idea if you can take some kind of a backup before letting people play them anyway.


#3

Hi, thanks for your reply. No I don’t have on I’m specifically worried about, I was just wondering in general


#4

I think that SysEx-messages are most commonly used for actually reading/writing the presets and the standard MIDI messages (CC, NRPN, RPN) can be used to temporarily modify the preset until it is written to memory with SysEx, of course I have not checked every possible MIDI implementation so there might be synthesizers that do this differently.