Yamaha FS1R

Fetching Voice and Performance Banks

The fetching of the FS1R's Voice and Performance Banks are very slow, due to the FS1R's slow response time, and the fact that only a single Voice or Performance can be requested at a time from the FS1R. But, there is a workaround you can use to fetch the banks more quickly:

  1. In the MIDI settings of Patch Base, deactivate your "MIDI Out" so that Patch Base is unable to send MIDI messages to the FS1R.
  2. Open the Voice Bank editor, and tap the "Fetch" button. Now Patch Base is waiting for sysex data.
  3. On the FS1R, press the "Util" button and select "Dumpout", then "Voice".
  4. You should see the progress bar fill up on Patch Base. It's still relatively slow, but much faster than the "automatic" method.

Repeat the steps similarly for fetching the Performance bank.