PG-8X (2.0) released

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Mutant
KVRAF
3348 posts since 9 Oct, 2004 from Poland

Post Tue Oct 09, 2018 8:43 am

fmr wrote:
Tue Oct 09, 2018 5:22 am
It kind of works, but it's not the same thing, and we loose an oscillator in the process.
No problem in software.
Just set the number of voices higher, or spawn a 2nd instance and stack.
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fmr
KVRAF
7982 posts since 16 Mar, 2003 from Porto - Portugal

Re: PG-8X (2.0) released

Post Tue Oct 09, 2018 8:45 am

fluffy_little_something wrote:
Tue Oct 09, 2018 8:05 am
gentleclockdivider wrote:
Tue Oct 09, 2018 1:52 am
pulse width modulation is possible with some trickery
-Set both osc's to square , and same tuning
-only osc 2 is enabled in mixer
-enable first sync mode
-set pitch envelope for second osc to 5
-set pitch envelope to invert mode
-PLay with pitch envelope attack/decay stage

Voila ..true pulse width
Not sure I understand why the pitch envelope is necessary for that. The envelope execution in such simple synths is a single iteration.
So, what exactly is happening based on the above instruction?
Second oscillator is synced to first oscillator. When the second oscillator changes tune (controlled by the pitch envelope), instead of tune drifting (will not happen because it is sync'd the first oscillator), that will cause a kind of phase modulation (which will sound similar to PWM because we have square waves here).

At least that's how I understand it. :shrug:
Fernando (FMR)

gentleclockdivider
KVRian
1225 posts since 22 Mar, 2009 from gent

Re: PG-8X (2.0) released

Post Wed Oct 10, 2018 5:31 am

fluffy_little_something wrote:
Tue Oct 09, 2018 8:05 am
gentleclockdivider wrote:
Tue Oct 09, 2018 1:52 am
pulse width modulation is possible with some trickery
-Set both osc's to square , and same tuning
-only osc 2 is enabled in mixer
-enable first sync mode
-set pitch envelope for second osc to 5
-set pitch envelope to invert mode
-PLay with pitch envelope attack/decay stage

Voila ..true pulse width
Not sure I understand why the pitch envelope is necessary for that. The envelope execution in such simple synths is a single iteration.
So, what exactly is happening based on the above instruction?
Well , if you have 2 square osc, same pitch , osc2 slaved to ossc 1
Both waveforms have the same duty cycle , both have the same +/- dc component >
If you raise the pitch of the slaved osc. it's duty cycle will beome shorter but the pitch is still determied by osc 1 ,iow :typical sync sound
But if you slightly lower the pitch of osc2 ( slaved one ) it will have a longer duty cycle , the dc component of the slaved square wave is longer , but still being reset buy osc 1
Result is a pulse wave
If the pitch of slaved osc 2 is too low , you will only hear that positive dc component while still being reset by osc 1 , result will be silence .
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planetearth
KVRian
1404 posts since 10 Jul, 2006 from Tampa

Re: PG-8X (2.0) released

Post Wed Oct 10, 2018 4:14 pm

EvilDragon wrote:
Tue Oct 09, 2018 12:00 am
Free synth. Discontinued. LOL. :D
I get that free synths aren't exactly money-makers for the developers and that they're eventually discontinued. :wink: I just didn't see anything from Martin on this so far this year, so I didn't know if he'd really stopped developing it. Of course, I can understand if he has, and I wouldn't ask him to fix the problem if the synth really is discontinued.

I was also wondering if anyone else had noticed this issue. It's very easy to reproduce: just turn on the portamento in a patch, save the project, close and re-open it, and open the plug-in. It will still show that portamento is on (including wherever you set the time slider), even though it isn't now. And turning it back off and on doesn't solve the problem. Even re-loading the patch doesn't solve the problem. But if you mess with the portamento settings long enough and keep hitting keys, you can get it to alter the tuning even after you release the keys. It may then work for a few keystrokes, but then it's off again.

If the synth is discontinued, that's fine, and I get it. But has anyone else had this problem?

Steve
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Halonmusic
KVRAF
1719 posts since 13 Nov, 2015 from Norway

Re: PG-8X (2.0) released

Post Thu Oct 11, 2018 8:30 am

Ive never used portamento on pg8x so cant help you sorry. But I can try and see if I have the same problem. I'll get back to you.

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planetearth
KVRian
1404 posts since 10 Jul, 2006 from Tampa

Re: PG-8X (2.0) released

Post Thu Oct 11, 2018 4:14 pm

Halonmusic wrote:
Thu Oct 11, 2018 8:30 am
Ive never used portamento on pg8x so cant help you sorry. But I can try and see if I have the same problem. I'll get back to you.
Thanks. I never used it before, either. But after a friend told me about the issue, I tried to see if it would happen on my system. Sure enough, it did. And we were using different DAWs and different versions of Windows.

Steve
Listen to some of my stuff here: https://soundcloud.com/shadowsoflife.

Halonmusic
KVRAF
1719 posts since 13 Nov, 2015 from Norway

Re: PG-8X (2.0) released

Post Thu Oct 11, 2018 4:32 pm

planetearth wrote:
Thu Oct 11, 2018 4:14 pm
Halonmusic wrote:
Thu Oct 11, 2018 8:30 am
Ive never used portamento on pg8x so cant help you sorry. But I can try and see if I have the same problem. I'll get back to you.
Thanks. I never used it before, either. But after a friend told me about the issue, I tried to see if it would happen on my system. Sure enough, it did. And we were using different DAWs and different versions of Windows.

Steve
It happens on my end aswell, so def a bug.

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planetearth
KVRian
1404 posts since 10 Jul, 2006 from Tampa

Re: PG-8X (2.0) released

Post Thu Oct 11, 2018 4:46 pm

Halonmusic wrote:
Thu Oct 11, 2018 4:32 pm
planetearth wrote:
Thu Oct 11, 2018 4:14 pm
Halonmusic wrote:
Thu Oct 11, 2018 8:30 am
Ive never used portamento on pg8x so cant help you sorry. But I can try and see if I have the same problem. I'll get back to you.
Thanks. I never used it before, either. But after a friend told me about the issue, I tried to see if it would happen on my system. Sure enough, it did. And we were using different DAWs and different versions of Windows.

Steve
It happens on my end aswell, so def a bug.
That's what I thought. Thanks for taking the time to try it.

Steve
Listen to some of my stuff here: https://soundcloud.com/shadowsoflife.

Halonmusic
KVRAF
1719 posts since 13 Nov, 2015 from Norway

Re: PG-8X (2.0) released

Post Thu Oct 11, 2018 4:47 pm

planetearth wrote:
Thu Oct 11, 2018 4:46 pm
Halonmusic wrote:
Thu Oct 11, 2018 4:32 pm
planetearth wrote:
Thu Oct 11, 2018 4:14 pm
Halonmusic wrote:
Thu Oct 11, 2018 8:30 am
Ive never used portamento on pg8x so cant help you sorry. But I can try and see if I have the same problem. I'll get back to you.
Thanks. I never used it before, either. But after a friend told me about the issue, I tried to see if it would happen on my system. Sure enough, it did. And we were using different DAWs and different versions of Windows.

Steve
It happens on my end aswell, so def a bug.
That's what I thought. Thanks for taking the time to try it.

Steve
No problem :)

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yobare
KVRian
1018 posts since 17 Nov, 2007 from Europe

Re: PG-8X (2.0) released

Post Sat Oct 13, 2018 9:34 am

i realy love the skin of this synth :)

darkprojekt
KVRer
3 posts since 17 Apr, 2017

Re: PG-8X (2.0) released

Post Sat Oct 27, 2018 11:54 am

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Can I ask you all a question, today I purchased your Espen Kraft - Roland JX-8P / PG-8X - 32 Retro Synthwave Presets, I use the PG-8x but I am unable to load them. I copied the folder that comes in the zip file and nothing, I then copied the patches into the main PG-8X which is in the mail Steinberg VST folder, PG-8X can only see the default presets. Do you have any idea how to make PG-8X see all presets? I even tried load button under "program" but it's not seeing them. Picture is for attention: https://i.postimg.cc/LSvbnvvw/pg.png (https://i.postimg.cc/LSvbnvvw/pg.png)
Synth version on website is PG-8X_2.0.13_Win64 while when I open the plug in it says it's 1.0.0.0

Cubase 9.5 Pro on windows 10

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fluffy_little_something
KVRAF
12577 posts since 5 Jun, 2012 from Portugal

Re: PG-8X (2.0) released

Post Sat Oct 27, 2018 12:22 pm

I think you can put the presets folder anywhere you want.
Then you click on Load in the PG8X and go to that folder wherever you put it. It will remember the location the next time.

darkprojekt
KVRer
3 posts since 17 Apr, 2017

Re: PG-8X (2.0) released

Post Sat Oct 27, 2018 12:25 pm

Please delete my thread, I made a mistake, put the wrong patch. :oops: I need to really sort my master patch folder. :oops: :dog:

darkprojekt
KVRer
3 posts since 17 Apr, 2017

Re: PG-8X (2.0) released

Post Sat Oct 27, 2018 12:55 pm

Is there such thing as an editor that can convert single .syx patches into one .PG8Xbank bank file? I tried to follow instructions but am quite lost at how to do this inside the synth. I loaded the first patch and saved it as .PG8Xbank but would like to add rest of them into this bank.

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planetearth
KVRian
1404 posts since 10 Jul, 2006 from Tampa

Re: PG-8X (2.0) released

Post Sat Oct 27, 2018 1:39 pm

darkprojekt wrote:
Sat Oct 27, 2018 11:54 am
Can I ask you all a question, today I purchased your Espen Kraft - Roland JX-8P / PG-8X - 32 Retro Synthwave Presets, I use the PG-8x but I am unable to load them. I copied the folder that comes in the zip file and nothing, I then copied the patches into the main PG-8X which is in the mail Steinberg VST folder, PG-8X can only see the default presets. Do you have any idea how to make PG-8X see all presets? I even tried load button under "program" but it's not seeing them. Picture is for attention: https://i.postimg.cc/LSvbnvvw/pg.png
Synth version on website is PG-8X_2.0.13_Win64 while when I open the plug in it says it's 1.0.0.0

Cubase 9.5 Pro on windows 10
Not to take this off-track, but Espen's selling presets? I didn't see or hear any mention of this in his videos. Where did you find them?

Steve
Listen to some of my stuff here: https://soundcloud.com/shadowsoflife.

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