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Solcito Musica
Solcito Musica
31 August 2012 at 12:12am

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!

lucknow13
lucknow13
15 February 2013 at 3:44pm

Love this synth with the kujashi banks.Excellent!

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ballacr75
ballacr75
25 November 2014 at 7:29am

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

https://soundcloud.com/emanuele-ballasina/retro.

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robohymn
robohymn
7 May 2015 at 6:21pm

Amazing work. Thanks for this.

angster
angster
12 November 2015 at 4:59pm

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

Thank you, .

angster.

martin_l
martin_l
12 November 2015 at 5:10pm

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, .

Martin.

angster
angster
12 November 2015 at 5:19pm

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.

martin_l
martin_l
12 November 2015 at 5:22pm

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.

Nspark21
Nspark21
13 November 2015 at 6:32pm

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

Vospi
Vospi
23 December 2015 at 6:27pm

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.

iae41610
iae41610
13 February 2016 at 10:22am

MANY THANKS to all schraubers!.

mellowmushroom00
mellowmushroom00
16 May 2016 at 9:33pm

This really sounds amazing..

robohymn
robohymn
21 August 2016 at 4:38pm

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).

StudioDave
StudioDave
25 August 2016 at 1:16pm

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.

Notbob
Notbob
27 August 2016 at 5:08am

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.

opoo
opoo
28 November 2016 at 7:20pm

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)

opoo
opoo
28 November 2016 at 7:52pm

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 ?

martin_l
martin_l
28 November 2016 at 11:28pm

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

opoo
opoo
11 December 2016 at 11:44pm

hallo martin_l, so i spend some time with PG8X and this is what I came up with:

the latest version works with cubase sx2 under win xp sp3.

under win xp sp2 it works with vsthost but not in cubase sx3.

I tried diferent versions.

PG8X-05-11-2014.dll YES works but unison stuck note
PG8X-12-11-2014.dll YES
PG8X_2016-01-31 NO
PG8X_2015-04-26.dll NO
PG8X_2015-02-22.dll NO.

may be its some use for you.

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synthix
synthix
14 December 2016 at 4:25pm

Thanks so much Martin! great great job.

mightywhitey
mightywhitey
13 January 2017 at 6:46pm

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?

martin_l
martin_l
27 January 2017 at 10:08am

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.

mightywhitey
mightywhitey
20 February 2017 at 5:08pm

I do it directly in the plugin and exactly as described in the manual. Neither writing to patch or "make default" works. If I change a patch, re-instantiate, or close the project down and re-open, I lose my controller mappings. I use Ableton Live and Cubase 8.5. This functionality seems to not work in either. Even tried different build numbers of the plug. If it helps, I'm using Windows 7. Please help me, Brother......

hulkofthehammondb3
hulkofthehammondb3
27 January 2017 at 2:16am

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!.

Vospi
Vospi
27 January 2017 at 4:44am

Did a video for you.

https://youtu.be/_2Q7o134CAM.

BlackWinny
BlackWinny
27 January 2017 at 8:42am

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.

martin_l
martin_l
27 January 2017 at 10:06am

Well, loading a preset through the DAW's system is DAW dependent.

The procedure shown in the video should work in any DAW, as it is handled by the plugin itself.

ryszkisznyszki
ryszkisznyszki
20 February 2017 at 3:47pm

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.

martin_l
martin_l
20 February 2017 at 8:05pm

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.

ryszkisznyszki
ryszkisznyszki
20 February 2017 at 8:35pm

Thank you for replay....Actually Logic Pro X has VST folder but obviously something is not working right. I will try App again, i couldn't get it to work either but will give another try....thanks again.

lionscub68
lionscub68
21 February 2017 at 9:03pm

Logic Pro, version 7 and up, uses AudioUnits only. VSTs will absolutely not work under any circumstance in Logic Pro on the Macintosh, period, whether you see a folder there or not.

ryszkisznyszki
ryszkisznyszki
20 February 2017 at 8:37pm

App is working fine, thanks.

aismith18
aismith18
29 March 2017 at 10:47pm

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.

martin_l
martin_l
30 March 2017 at 7:14am

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.

alavux
alavux
10 August 2017 at 8:59pm

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 ...

adamnfinecupofcoffee
adamnfinecupofcoffee
6 September 2017 at 11:45am

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.

synth_punk
synth_punk
14 September 2017 at 5:38pm

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

Thank you so much for you efforts, Sp.

Paul_Debrione
Paul_Debrione
16 February 2018 at 8:51pm

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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