PG8X (inspired by the JX8P): new beta version uploaded

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KVRian
725 posts since 30 May, 2007 from Syracuse, NY, USA

Post Sun Jun 02, 2013 4:57 am

martin_l wrote:
yessongs wrote:I looked at this synth and thought what a piece of garbage. I played its factory presets and same thing..


Then I found the presets on kvr and added some reverb and OMFG this is a keeper.

Thanks guys for bumping this old thread it being so big and long I decided to see what all the excitement was about. Glad I did.
Thanks. And, yes, this synth definitely needs some delay or reverb on it.

Martin
...as does the original JX8P itself. Welcome to what we had to discover back in the 80s.

KVRian
958 posts since 9 Feb, 2013 from dallas tx

Post Sat Jun 22, 2013 4:01 pm

kujashis vangelis presets are great guys I added reverb and delay using podfarm and boy is it awesome I just finished creating about 30 some track templates and saved my faves that way.
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KVRAF
5573 posts since 13 Jan, 2005 from the bottom of my heart

Post Sun Jun 30, 2013 11:53 am

yessongs wrote:I looked at this synth and thought what a piece of garbage. I played its factory presets and same thing..


Then I found the presets on kvr and added some reverb and OMFG this is a keeper.

Thanks guys for bumping this old thread it being so big and long I decided to see what all the excitement was about. Glad I did.
this synth kicks charlatan or whatever ass! played today the vangelis presets with valhalla room (blade runner preset) - jesus what a great sound.. i'm ending playing "to the unknown man" :lol:
Whoever wants music instead of noise, joy instead of pleasure, soul instead of gold, creative work instead of business, passion instead of foolery, finds no home in this trivial world of ours.

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KVRian
725 posts since 30 May, 2007 from Syracuse, NY, USA

Post Thu Jul 18, 2013 10:54 am

Waiting, Martin!
:)

BTW Let me know when you have a beta Mac VST version.
I will be doing a seminar at Electro-Music 2013 Festival on Sept 6 with the topic:
Comparison of Hardware vs Software versions of Synths

Roland JX8P vs PG8X
Novation V-Station vs K-Station
Access Virus B vs Virus TDM (maybe)
Roland Alpha Juno-1 vs (a few available options out there)
Roland Juno-106 vs Juno 60 (if I have one available at the seminar)
Yamaha DX line vs NI FM8

etc

But I'll need to use a more stable setup on a Mac than using the SM-Pro VMachine to demonstrate in a host, like Ableton Live. I might have to borrow a PC laptop. :)

or it would be easier to use a Mac plugin. :)

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KVRian
1050 posts since 9 Apr, 2012

Post Mon Aug 19, 2013 11:17 am

I was looking for a free Polysynth today that was easy to get into. Tried a few (lot of good ones but not exactly what I was looking for) and finally found this one.

- great layout and pretty easy once you get the hang of it
- ultrafast to program (thx to the gui)
- great, great oscillators especially the Square wave (love it!!!)

No need for additional fx on this synth. There are already enough external ones.

Great job. It's a joy to program patches on it.

Regards
Sebastian

KVRAF
27641 posts since 11 Apr, 2010 from Germany

Post Mon Aug 19, 2013 11:33 am

lionscub68 wrote: Novation V-Station vs K-Station
Interesting topic, afaik, the K-Station and the V-Station sound EXACTLY the same, as it is even the same code, translated to work on computers of course. But i guess you know that already?

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KVRian
725 posts since 30 May, 2007 from Syracuse, NY, USA

Post Mon Aug 19, 2013 11:34 am

chk071 wrote:
lionscub68 wrote: Novation V-Station vs K-Station
Interesting topic, afaik, the K-Station and the V-Station sound EXACTLY the same, as it is even the same code, translated to work on computers of course. But i guess you know that already?
Yep I did, and, no, they are not exact, but pretty darned close.
There is a slight difference at the Analog output stage.

KVRAF
27641 posts since 11 Apr, 2010 from Germany

Post Mon Aug 19, 2013 11:44 am

Yep, that's what i read on an article on amazona.de too.

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KVRian
725 posts since 30 May, 2007 from Syracuse, NY, USA

Post Mon Aug 19, 2013 11:47 am

Here is a decent (but kinda slow) example:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oqDNXiaYlRE

BUT
Back to the original topic... The PG8X, the best JX8P emulation!
Still can't wait, even a year later.

KVRAF
27641 posts since 11 Apr, 2010 from Germany

Post Mon Aug 19, 2013 12:08 pm

lionscub68 wrote:Here is a decent (but kinda slow) example:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oqDNXiaYlRE
Nice video. Yep, they sound virtually the same, the software seems to sound a bit more brilliant in the high frequencies, hard to say though, as sometimes the amplitude is not the same, and on some patches, the effects seem more wet on the software of hardware.

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KVRAF
7555 posts since 11 Jun, 2006

Post Sun Feb 09, 2014 7:43 pm

looks like martin is hard at work on a beta release of PG8X with new Syntheditless coding. as can be noted on his very recent entery on his FB page..... woohoo!!! :party:

https://www.facebook.com/MLVST
HW SYNTHS [KORG T2EX - AKAI AX80 - YAMAHA SY77 - ENSONIQ VFX]
HW MODULES [OBi M1000 - ROLAND MKS-50 - ROLAND JV880 - KURZ 1000PX]
SW [CHARLATAN - OBXD - OXE - ELEKTRO - MICROTERA - M1 - SURGE - RMiV]
DAW [ENERGY XT2/1U RACK WINXP / MAUDIO 1010LT PCI]

KVRAF
2641 posts since 30 Mar, 2007 from In and Out Burger

Post Sun Feb 09, 2014 7:48 pm

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KVRAF
3063 posts since 18 May, 2003 from Sweden

Post Sat Mar 22, 2014 2:41 am

Looking forward to the Mac version here!

Kind regards,

Joachim
If it were easy, anybody could do it!

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KVRAF
21394 posts since 7 Jan, 2009 from Croatia

Post Sat Mar 22, 2014 4:21 am

chk071 wrote:
lionscub68 wrote: Novation V-Station vs K-Station
Interesting topic, afaik, the K-Station and the V-Station sound EXACTLY the same, as it is even the same code, translated to work on computers of course. But i guess you know that already?
The reverb is different (worse) on V-Station. That said, K-Station doesn't really have a great sounding reverb either.

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KVRAF
9938 posts since 16 Mar, 2003 from Porto - Portugal

Post Sat Mar 22, 2014 4:30 am

EvilDragon wrote:
chk071 wrote:
lionscub68 wrote: Novation V-Station vs K-Station
Interesting topic, afaik, the K-Station and the V-Station sound EXACTLY the same, as it is even the same code, translated to work on computers of course. But i guess you know that already?
The reverb is different (worse) on V-Station. That said, K-Station doesn't really have a great sounding reverb either.
That doesn't bother me that much. I'd rather have a good chorus and a good and flexible delay than a reverb, in a synth.
Fernando (FMR)

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