SysEx Librarian


The SysEx Librarian tool incorporates MIDI System Exclusive librarian functionality into Renoise.

It allows the user to send standard '.syx' format SysEx files to any available MIDI output device, and to record and save them from any available MIDI input device.

Sending '.syx' files can either be performed from the menu item outlined below or by loading them from the native Renoise file browser panel.

Upon installation, the tool will create a new 'SysEx Librarian' menu in the 'Tools' main menu.

Within this menu are the following menu items:

  • MIDI Receive Device menu - This lists all available MIDI input devices for recording SysEx messages. Select a device in this list to immediately connect or 'None' to disconnect. The currently enabled device will be checked to indicate the current state.
  • MIDI Send Device menu - As above, but for MIDI output devices.
  • Send SysEx file - This will open a dialog to prompt the user for the system exclusive '.syx' file to send to the send device. This function cannot be used if no send device is connected.
  • Record SysEx file - If unchecked, this will start recording of all system exclusive messages into memory. When selected a second time (while checked) recording will stop. If any messages have been received the user will then be prompted for the '.syx' file to save them to. This function cannot be used is no receive device is connected.
  • Automatically Connect - If enabled (checked) when saving preferences, the current MIDI send and receive devices will be connected automatically when opening Renoise.
  • Save Preferences - This will save the current MIDI send and receive device and the automatic connect states to disk to be used when opening Renoise. If automatically connect is not selected, then the devices will not be connected on startup and so in this case the function may appear not to perform any action.

This tool has been previously tested with various pieces of hardware with successful results.


Renoise VersionRelease Date
com.mxb.SysExLibrarian V1.002.7Jun 16th, 2011
com.mxb.SysExLibrarian V1.102.8Mar 18th, 2012

Installation: Drop the Tool File (.xrnx) on a Renoise window to install.

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