Chonky Synth Parameter Manager

With Chonky you can manage your synthesizer’s Global Parameters via sysex from your computer, changing parameters on the fly and saving them as Sysex files for later downloading. Gone are the days of using those cryptic key board switches! 

Platform: Windows 7, 8, & 10

Current Version: 1.4.0

Synths supported: Moog Matriarch and Moog Grandmother - support for more synthesizers is coming!

Send us a note if you are looking for support on a specific synth.

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Chonky's key features:

  • Parameter Editor / View – edit your synth parameters showing current / default values and parameter descriptions. 

  • Category and Name filtering – easily find any parameter by selecting a category or entering a portion of the parameter name.

  • Midi Monitor – view the Midi data transmitted to and from your synth.

  • Virtual Keyboard – use your QWERTY keyboard to remotely play your synthesizer.

  • Save To File – save your synthesizer’s parameter settings to a standard Sysex file. This file is in a format that can be sent to your synthesizer via other Sysex software programs.

  • Load From File – load your parameters from standard Sysex data files.

  • Load From Synth – load the current synthesizer parameters to the Workspace.

  • Send to Synth – send the current Workspace parameter values to your synthesizer.

  • Set to Default – sets the Workspace to your synthesizer default values.

  • Support for Multiple Synthesizers – Chonky currently supports the Moog Matriarch and Grandmother with more coming!

  • User Manual – access Chonky’s user manual available under the Help menu.

Version History:

Ver 1.4.8 - Jan 21, 2021 - Update

  • Feature - added Grandmother firmware version 1.1.3 new parameter #47 “Mult Trig Release Speed” support 

  • Feature - Chonky Auto-Restarts if there is a Midi error due to USB being unplugged or GM/Matriarch being power-cycled

  • Bug fix - file save naming error when saving Grandmother sysex files

  • Other cosmetic changes, stability improvements, and tweaks...

 

Ver 1.4.2 - Nov 19, 2020 - Update

  • Support for Matriarch firmware version 1.2.3 new Sysex parameter #74  

  • Bug fix - if you turned off or disconnected the Matriarch / GM prior to shutting down Chonky – Chonky gave you an error on exit.

  • Improved timing in sending data to the Matriarch / GM. Some systems were sending to the synth faster than it could handle.

 

Ver 1.4.0 - Nov 3, 2020 - Update

  • Auto Load - automatically sync your data from your synth to Chonky on startup.

  • Data Sync Status - Red / Green indicator showing if the data displayed in Chonky matches  your synth. 

  • Quick Port Release - close and open all Midi ports with one button.  Use this when running Chonky alongside other Midi programs.

  • Midi Thru - loops your Midi-Out data back to your synth.  Select this when using your synth in Local Off Mode.

  • Midi Port Open Delay - configurable Midi Port Open Delay / Retry setting.  This is helpful when running Chonky alongside other Midi programs that release their Midi Ports when switching applications (i.e. Reaper).

  • Improved Midi Port Management - intelligent error management of Midi Ports. Useful when running Chonky alongside other Midi programs.

  • Other cosmetic changes, stability improvements, and tweaks...

 

 Ver 0.1.0 - Oct 25, 2020 - Initial Release

 

Jinxter Sysex Manager

Coming soon - Jinxter Sysex Manager! 

  

With Jinxter you can manage your older synthesizer patch information and sysex data - loading, saving, naming, categorizing, sorting, customizing, etc. - all from your computer screen and keyboard.

Platform: Windows 7, 8, & 10

Synths supported: Oberheim OB-X, OB-XA, OB-8 using the Encore Midi Interface - support for more synthesizers is coming!

 

Send us a note if you are looking for support on a specific synth.

Jinxter Sysex Manager

Jinxter's key features:

  • Workspace - build your own custom patch groups - Drag and Drop from Database, load patches from your synth, and load patches from a file. All of these get combined into the Workspace View where you can sort, filter, re-order, delete, etc.  – then save the current view (WYSIWYG) to a file or load down to your synth at any location.

  • Library – name your sounds, apply Categories, Tags, Ratings, and Notes.  These changes get saved in the synth database.

  • Load From Synth – load the current selected Patch (1 sound), current Group (8 sounds), current Set (32 sounds), All sounds, or any custom range.

  • Load From File – load standard .syx or Jinxter Sysex data files

  • Midi Monitor – view the Midi data transmitted to and from your synth.

  • Virtual Keyboard – use your QWERTY keyboard to remotely play the current synth sound selected in the Program Selector.

  • Preview Sound – use your QWERTY keyboard to remotely preview the sounds in the Database View or Workspace View. The sounds you preview do not need to have been previously downloaded to your synth to play – Jinxter handles all of this automatically.

 

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Jinxter Sysex Manager