MIDI Sysex information for the Verselab MV-1

Published: Mon 15 May 2023
Updated: Fri 07 June 2024 by Ludo In Music
tags: roland verselab midi sysex midi

Here is some information about some useful MIDI Sysex codes for the Roland Verselab MV-1. It's an ongoing work and I'll add more codes when I decode them. The MV-1 stands out with its distinctive feature of being tweakable via SYSEX codes, setting it apart from the MC-101 and 707 models.

You'll find this information useful if you're using your Verselab for Live performances, as Sysex MIDI will allow you to control more things on the MV-1. Combined with this Raspberry PI Midi hat I can convert Midi CC messages to MV-1 SYSEX messages.

While the MC-101 and 707 offer impressive functionality, they lack this advanced capability, making the MV-1 a preferred choice for those seeking deeper customization options and precise control over their soundscapes. With the ability to manipulate parameters via SYSEX codes, users can delve into intricate adjustments, unlocking a world of creative possibilities and allowing for seamless integration into diverse production setups. Whether shaping complex sequences or refining sonic textures, the MV-1's SYSEX tweakability empowers musicians to sculpt their musical visions.

All Roland Verselab MV-1 SYSex begin with: F0 41 10 00 00 00 6F 12 aa aa aa aa.

aa aa aa aa, are four hex numbers that are the 'address' of the parameter to change. After that you have more data, a checksum byte, and F7 to end the MIDI sysex.

Conventions used, for number with a border xx:

  • tr = 07 + track number in hexadecimal (08 for Kick, 09 for Hats, etc)
  • mu = 00 for mute (or Off), 01 for unmute (or On)
  • cs = Roland data checksum, seems to be ignored in current firmware, can be 00
  • v1 v2 = value from 00 00 (0) to 0f 0f (255), 8 bits are split over 2 bytes, the 1st nibble is always 0
  • v1 v2 v3 = value from 00 00 00 00 (0) to 0f 0f 0f (4095), 12 bits are split over 3 bytes, the 1st nibble is always 0

Below I won't repeat the first 8 bytes sequence!

Tracks: mute/pan/volume/etc

  • Mute/Unmute Track tr: 10 00 tr 0D mu cs F7
  • Volume of Track tr: 10 00 tr 31 v1 cs F7
  • Pan of Track tr: 10 00 tr 32 v1 v2 cs F7
  • Reverb of Track tr: 10 00 tr 34 v1 v2 cs F7
  • Delay of Track tr: 10 00 tr 36 v1 v2 cs F7

Example:

  • Mute Track 1 full message: F0 41 10 00 00 00 6F 12 10 00 08 0D 00 5B F7
  • Unmute Track 1 full message: F0 41 10 00 00 00 6F 12 10 00 08 0D 01 5A F7

Global MFX

  • MFX ON: 10 00 18 01 01 56 F7
  • MFX OFF: 10 00 18 01 00 57 F7

Multi-mode filter tone

All MFX parameters will start with 10 00 18 addr 08 00, where addr is the hex address of a parameter. For example if the multi-mode filter is enabled in your MFX, address 14 is where the tone parameter can be changed:

  • 10 00 18 14 08 00 v1 v2 cs F7

Value from 0 to 255 in 2 bytes (see above).

Mid/Side Delay mix

  • Mid: 10 00 18 10 08 00 v1 v2 cs F7
  • Side: 10 00 18 3C 08 00 v1 v2 cs F7

Filter value from 00 00 (0) to 07 0f (127)

Note: my MVAVE MS1 seems to be limited to 16 bytes for Sysex over Bluetooth!! So these long 17 bytes sysex will fail to be transmitted properly.

2Tap Pan Delay

  • Delay time: 10 00 18 14 08 v1 v2 v3 cs F7
  • D.Time Note: 10 00 18 18 08 00 v1 v2 cs F7
  • Feedback: 10 00 18 1C 08 00 v1 v2 cs F7

  • HF Damp: 10 00 18 20 08 00 v1 v2 cs F7 <= to check again

Delay time in ms from 00 00 01 (1) to 0A 02 08 (2600 ms)s

Feedback value from 00 00 (0) to 06 02 (98)

3Tap Pan Delay

  • Delay L sync (on/off): 10 00 18 10 08 00 00 01 or 00 cs F7
  • DL. Time: 10 00 18 14 08 v1 v2 v3 cs F7
  • DLTime Note: 10 00 18 18 08 00 v1 v2 cs F7

  • Delay R sync (on/off): 10 00 18 1C 08 00 00 01 or 00 cs F7

  • DRTime Note: 10 00 18 20 08 00 v1 v2 cs F7
  • DR. Time: 10 00 18 24 08 v1 v2 v3 cs F7

  • Delay C sync (on/off): 10 00 18 28 08 00 00 01 or 00 cs F7

  • DC. Time: 10 00 18 2C 08 v1 v2 v3 cs F7
  • DCTime Note: 10 00 18 30 08 00 v1 v2 cs F7
  • Delay Feedback: 10 00 18 34 08 00 v1 v2 cs F7
  • HF Damp: 10 00 18 38 08 00 v1 v2 cs F7

  • Left level: 10 00 18 3C 08 00 v1 v2 cs F7

  • Right level: 10 00 18 40 08 00 v1 v2 cs F7
  • Center level: 10 00 18 44 08 00 v1 v2 cs F7
  • Low gain: 10 00 18 48 08 00 v1 v2 cs F7
  • High gain: 10 00 18 4C 08 00 v1 v2 cs F7
  • Balance: 10 00 18 50 08 00 v1 v2 cs F7
  • Level: 10 00 18 54 08 00 v1 v2 cs F7

Balance value from 00 00 (0) to 06 04 (100)
Feedback value from 00 00 (0) to 06 02 (98)
Delay time in ms from 00 00 01 (1) to 0A 02 08 (2600 ms)
Feedback value from 00 00 (0) to 06 02 (98)

Change the multimode filter type

  • mode 0: 10 00 18 10 08 00 00 00 cs F7
  • mode 1: 10 00 18 10 08 00 00 01 cs F7
  • mode 2: 10 00 18 10 08 00 00 02 cs F7

Change the MFX type to X

MFX is hard to change live, as you have to scroll through a nice list of effects! So this SYSEX is a game changer 😁 The X value can be found in the following table below. The values were found in the Jupiter X documentation.

  • 10 00 18 00 X cs F7
Category Type X Value
Thru Thru 0
Filter Equalizer 1
Mid-Side EQ 77
Spectrum 2
Isolator 3
Low Boost 4
SuperFilter 5
MM Filter 88
Step Filter 6
Enhancer 7
Exciter 92
Auto Wah 8
Humanizer 9
Phaser Phaser 11
SmallPhaser 12
Script 90 13
Script 100 90
Step Phaser 14
M StagePhsr 15
Inf Phaser 16
Flanger Flanger 24
SBF-325 73
StepFlanger 25
Chorus Chorus 23
Hexa-Chorus 26
Trem Chorus 27
Space-D 28
CE-1 72
SDD-320 74
JUNO Chorus 87
Modulation Ring Mod 17
Tremolo 18
Auto Pan 19
Slicer 20
Rotary 21
VK Rotary 22
Drive / Amp Overdrive 29
Distortion 30
T-Scream 31
Fuzz 86
Fattener 79
HMS Distort 89
Saturator 84
W Saturator 85
Gt Amp Sim 32
EP Amp Sim 81
Speaker Sim 10
Comp / Limiter Compressor 33
M/S Comp 78
Limiter 34
Sustainer 35
Transient 76
Gate 36
Delay Delay 37
Mod Delay 38
2Tap PanDly 75
3Tap PanDly 39
4Tap PanDly 40
MultiTapDly 41
Reverse Dly 42
TimeCtrlDly 43
Tape Echo 44
M/S Delay 80
Looper DJFX Looper 82
BPM Looper 83
Lo-fi LOFI Comp 45
Bit Crusher 46
Phonograph 91
Pitch PitchShiftr 47
2V PShifter 48
Combination OD->Chorus 49
OD->Flanger 50
OD->Delay 51
DS->Chorus 52
DS->Flanger 53
DS->Delay 54
OD/DS>T.Wah 55
OD/DS>A.Wah 56
Gt->Chorus 57
Gt->Flanger 58
Gt->Phaser 59
Gt->Delay 60
EP->Tremolo 61
EP->Chorus 62
EP->Flanger 63
EP->Phaser 64
EP->Delay 65
Enhncr->Cho 66
Enhncr->Fl 67
Enhncr->Dly 68
Chorus->Dly 69
Flanger>Dly 70
Chorus->Fl 71
JD-Multi 93

Dawless sysex send

If you don't have a DAW and/or PC, you can use the following solutions:

  • An Android device, with MIDI commander from Bordero, plus a USB MIDI cable, or a 'MVAVE MS1' adapter to send the codes via Bluetooth MIDI.
  • For iOS devices, Mozaic is a great tool to send anything to MIDI devices
  • Custom Arduino or Raspberry PI code

If you want to share more Sysex codes, or need more examples, please comment below 👌

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