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31 August 2012 at 12:12amSolcito Musica

Felicitaciones!! Congratulations! PG8 has the 2 most important that every synth must have: many different sounds together, and easy to use panel. Just I suggest work more on the skin... Cheers!

15 February 2013 at 3:44pmlucknow13

Love this synth with the kujashi banks.Excellent!


25 November 2014 at 7:29amballacr75

Wonderful synth, the sounds are very credible, the last skin is fantastic.



7 May 2015 at 6:21pmrobohymn

Amazing work. Thanks for this.

12 November 2015 at 4:59pmangster

I have down loaded patches. How do i hear them in Reaper? I have the PG8X up on a track.

Thank you, .


12 November 2015 at 5:10pmmartin_l

Could you, please, tell me which version you downloaded, and which patch files?

Currently, there is a bit confusion, as there is also the new beta version, which does not understand the old *.fxb patches.

Cheers, .


12 November 2015 at 5:19pmangster

I am afraid I have the the new beta martin. Please tell me what version I should download and I will go get it. Thank you so much.

12 November 2015 at 5:22pmmartin_l

For the new beta, all the sysex files (*.syx) will work. If I find some time this weekend, I will convert the other bank to *.syx as well.

The old version is the one on my google-sites page, if you follow the link further up on this page.

13 November 2015 at 6:32pmNspark21

nice synth! found it through a tutorial on computer music youtube channel, :D.

23 December 2015 at 6:27pmVospi

For anyone who loves that synth, I really, really recommend to head over to developer's site, find his Dropbox and download JX8PBNK preset banks. They are amazing. Simple, beautiful, characteristic, effective.

13 February 2016 at 10:22amiae41610

MANY THANKS to all schraubers!.

16 May 2016 at 9:33pmmellowmushroom00

This really sounds amazing..

21 August 2016 at 4:38pmrobohymn

This thing is astounding. I have a real JX-8P, did an A/B comparison of patches, and this VST is like 95% there. Pad and string sounds are the best, they're almost indistinguishable. Brass sounds aren't quite as perfect, but still sound great in their own right. Some patches that make prominent use of the LFO, and especially high bell-type patches, were fairly obviously not alike, but still very close. The plugin on those patches sounds brighter and too precise (for lack of a better term), The real JX-8P's LFO seems lazier, as do the envelopes. This emulation even emulates the little sound the gate makes when it closes on some patches. All in all, as good as commercial stuff, easily, and probably the only way you're getting the classic Roland sound in your DAW these days (affordably, anyway).

25 August 2016 at 1:16pmStudioDave

In the late 80s/early 90s I owned a much-beloved MKS70 and the PG800 programmer. I'm pretty familiar with the sounds of the JX series, so I'll just say that I love this plugin, and that the other reviews are spot-on. Btw, I'm not running Windows here, I'm a Linux guy using the plugin with the excellent Airwave bridge. Works flawlessly in Bitwig for Linux.

27 August 2016 at 5:08amNotbob

This is just a beautiful synth! I'm Amazed that it's free/D.W. I love the classic Roland sounds, and this seems to nail those. It's very analog-y. So many great patches available, too. And...midi-learn-that's always a clincher for me. Along with low CPU usage, 64-bit availability and inspiring GUI, it's become a definite favorite of mine. Thank you very much Mr. Luders.

28 November 2016 at 7:20pmopoo

Somebody wrote about the issues with crashes in cubase sx3, but I didn't find the solution. It works nicely under vsthost, but when I touch it in cubase sx3 everything vanishes. (win xp sp2)

28 November 2016 at 7:52pmopoo

Somebody wrote about the issues with crashes in cubase sx3, but I didn't find the solution. It works nicely under vsthost, but when I touch it in cubase sx3 everything vanishes. (win xp sp2)

Now I tested it under win xp3 and cubase sx2 and it works flawless there. Do i have to install sp3 ?

28 November 2016 at 11:28pmmartin_l

Unfortunately, I do not have Cubase SX2 to investigate the problem.


14 December 2016 at 4:25pmsynthix

Thanks so much Martin! great great job.

13 January 2017 at 6:46pmmightywhitey

To my dearest brother Martin: Man, this is a true thing of beauty! You obviously are a truly creative soul down here making God look good! Bless you, Brother!
One question, though: How do I actually get the learned cc numbers to be remembered? Neither the "Write Values" or "Make Default" seems to prevent everything from being forgotten once I close and re-open an instance or even the project in Ableton. Any insight?

27 January 2017 at 10:08ammartin_l

How do you do the MIDI Learn? Do you use the plugin's system, or are you using the DAW's MIDI Learn capability?

If you use the plugin, the settings should be stored per patch. You can also make them default settings. Have a look at the manual, for the details.

If this still does not work, please let me know.

27 January 2017 at 2:16amhulkofthehammondb3

Greetings to you!! I'm still having problems loading the presets into the PG-8X. Can you share with me the step-by-step process for loading the presets?? Many Thanks!.

27 January 2017 at 4:44amVospi

Did a video for you.


27 January 2017 at 8:42amBlackWinny

In addition to the excellent Vospi's reply:

it would be nice to give a very important precision : which DAW do you use? The process to load presets is sometimes a bit different from a DAW to another.

20 February 2017 at 3:47pmryszkisznyszki

not working for me in Logic Pro X....when i transfer VST file to VST folder in Logic its not showing up in the list of virtual instruments.

20 February 2017 at 8:05pmmartin_l

Logic Pro X only accepts AU's. It cannot load VST. I am still struggling getting the AU version ready. You might try the standalone APP and route MIDI and Audio to that. Should work.

29 March 2017 at 10:47pmaismith18

I haven't been able to get any sound not get the app version for mac to respond to any MIDI information. I'm running logic pro x and reason 8. if you have any plans for an AU please let us know. I hear nothing but great things and am excited to check it out.

30 March 2017 at 7:14ammartin_l

I am planning to resurrect the AU, but at the moment cant find any time for that.

In order to get the App working, you will probably need something like soundflower and also need to put the routing in place in the AUDIO and MIDI setup of the operating system.

10 August 2017 at 8:59pmalavux

anyone having luck to run pg8x as controller on midiman MIDI sport 4x4 ? i use midiquest exported dll as vstI controller but i want to run pg8x ... it runs much faster ... thanks for the help ! :) cubase 5 user i have dedicated MIDI out just for jx8p and enable sysex in cubase and in jx8p ...

6 September 2017 at 11:45amadamnfinecupofcoffee

Do you have to load all syx files individually?

Also, anyone know a nice string soundbank. I want to play Love Theme from Mulholland Drive which a lot of people say was played on this synth. It's a strings sound.

14 September 2017 at 5:38pmsynth_punk

Dear Martin, AU Mac (for us Logic X stuffs) still, pretty please ? :)

Thank you so much for you efforts, Sp.

16 February 2018 at 8:51pmPaul_Debrione

Now I'm not known for my abject stupidity but I'm obviously doing something wrong here. I want to map this marvelous synthesizer to my BCR2000. I've already done it with a number of other synths (OBXD was particularly successful) and the PG-8X seems to be no different, but no matter what combinations I try it loses the mapping every time I come out of it and reload it.

Right click the fader and assign the knob by turning and the fader moves, so check.

Press the Write Values button and it loses the assignment on reload.

Or press the Make Default button and it loses assignment on reload.

Save the pad. and reload. No joy.

Save the bank and reload. No joy.

What am I doing wrong here?

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