PG-8X (2.0) released

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KVRAF
5924 posts since 13 Nov, 2015 from Norway

Post Mon Apr 12, 2021 6:54 pm

Is Martin programming the new version, or are you working together somehow?
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KVRAF
21538 posts since 7 Jan, 2009 from Croatia

Post Mon Apr 12, 2021 11:21 pm

Seems like Martin got busy with his dayjob, we didn't hear back from him in some time now.

KVRian
915 posts since 9 Jul, 2014 from UK

Post Tue Apr 13, 2021 1:29 am

Absolutely loving this synth. Espen Kraft put me onto it via his YouTube channel. I'm not sure if there's a better vst for authentic 80's pads.
I wonder what happens if I press this button...

KVRer
3 posts since 7 Apr, 2021

Post Tue Apr 13, 2021 12:22 pm

EvilDragon and Muki, thank you for your input. I was able to do research and found a way to successfully install both Surge and PG8X without difficulty. After I did the procedure I ended up finding, I placed the PG8X.vst in the default VST directory (not a custom one), fired up Ableton Live 11, and it found both Surge and PG8X automatically.

The way I did it was to follow the procedures I found listed below:

Open Terminal.
Disable Gatekeeper: type in sudo spctl --master-disable
Enter your password when prompted. (You must be an admin user on the computer.)
Go to System Preferences → Security and Privacy → General → Allow apps downloaded from.
Select ‘Anywhere’.
Install and run the plugin you wish to install. (You may need to restart the computer before.)
Re-enable Gatekeeper:sudo spctl --master-enable
Again, enter your password if prompted.

So to anyone reading who was having the problem I was having, the answer to installing PG8X on Mac Catalina (and likely Big Sur) is to follow the instructions above.
Obviously, if you do the procedure I outlined above for any software, be sure you trust the developer. The reason that Catalina and Big Sur have security that prevents you from automatically being able to do this is because it wants to prevent end users for getting malware installed. PG8X does NOT contain malware, so you are safe on this one; just be sure to do due diligence before trusting just any program you find out there where you have to do this procedure.
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KVRian
673 posts since 14 Jul, 2018

Post Tue Apr 13, 2021 12:27 pm

:clap:

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KVRian
971 posts since 7 Jan, 2011 from UK

Post Tue Apr 13, 2021 11:39 pm

The interface and sound of this plugin is absolutely beautiful. Is it possible to use this plugin as a kind of PG800 programmer for a JX10 or JX8p? I've tried it, but cannot get it to work. I have a JX10 without the programmer and programming it using the alpha dial is doable but laborious. My JX10 has that ROM upgrade that allows sysex etc.
Cheers.
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KVRAF
21538 posts since 7 Jan, 2009 from Croatia

Post Tue Apr 13, 2021 11:51 pm

AFAIK no, currently you cannot use it as a programmer for actual hardware.

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KVRian
971 posts since 7 Jan, 2011 from UK

Post Wed Apr 14, 2021 12:07 am

EvilDragon wrote:
Tue Apr 13, 2021 11:51 pm
AFAIK no, currently you cannot use it as a programmer for actual hardware.
Oh well, the dream is over :)
Cheers.
Synth Magic synths for Konatkt - ARP Quadra, Polymoog and many more. www.synthmagic.co.uk

KVRAF
2787 posts since 31 Aug, 2011

Post Wed Apr 14, 2021 1:11 am

EvilDragon wrote: AFAIK no, currently you cannot use it as a programmer for actual hardware.
Yes you can.

Under MIDI OPTIONS, (press MIDI button in the lower right corner), set SEND SYSEX to on.

Match hardware/plugin MIDI channels,...presto.

Just make sure your host doesnt filter the sysex messages.

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KVRAF
21538 posts since 7 Jan, 2009 from Croatia

Post Wed Apr 14, 2021 1:23 am

Ohhh. Completely missed that. :D

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