PG-8X (2.0) released

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martin_l
KVRian
942 posts since 27 Jun, 2009 from UK

Post Tue Jul 30, 2019 7:20 am

Jbravo wrote:
Tue Jul 30, 2019 7:17 am
martin_l wrote:
Tue Jul 30, 2019 7:12 am
Jbravo wrote:
Tue Jul 30, 2019 7:04 am
I've finally got around to trying this and I really like it. I have a question though, why is the tuning odd? some notes in the scale are quite noticeably flat and makes playing chords quite dissonant. Is this an intentional artefact of Analog synths? Is there a way to minimize it?

thanks in advance!
Can you elaborate whether that happens with all patches? If you refer to the Bell like patches using XMOD, this is sue to the reduced resolution of the DCOs and a similar effect is also audible in the hardware.

Other sounds should not show this odd tuning.

Cheers,
Martin
Can you check the Octave Stretch parameter in the Settings? Does it persist if you set this to the middle position?
well I'm scrolling through presets in the Kujashi banks, pretty much everyone has some slight tuning issues. One octave might be fine but then the next one up will start to go flat a few notes in

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Jbravo
KVRian
1413 posts since 20 May, 2002 from Cambridge, UK

Re: PG-8X (2.0) released

Post Tue Jul 30, 2019 7:23 am

here's a quick demo of the tuning issues

https://www.dropbox.com/s/ja1od29a5iv9p ... g.mp3?dl=0

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Jbravo
KVRian
1413 posts since 20 May, 2002 from Cambridge, UK

Re: PG-8X (2.0) released

Post Tue Jul 30, 2019 7:26 am

not sure why that dropbox link will not play, it should do if you paste it into a browser

the tuning doesn't seem to be affected by the octave stretch setting, I assumed at first that was the cause

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Jbravo
KVRian
1413 posts since 20 May, 2002 from Cambridge, UK

Re: PG-8X (2.0) released

Post Tue Jul 30, 2019 8:01 am

I've tried a different bank and the tuning is fine, I guess it's just a problem with Kujashi banks which I believe were converted from an older version of the plugin, according to the download page on here

lahatte
KVRer
11 posts since 27 Nov, 2016

Re: PG-8X (2.0) released

Post Tue Jul 30, 2019 4:48 pm

martin_l wrote:
Tue Jul 30, 2019 7:10 am
lahatte wrote:
Thu Jul 25, 2019 9:21 pm
Hi Martin. If you are still doing any development on this, I have an issue loading some patches or banks where many sounds are the initial patch. Using Cubase 10.03 on Windows 10.

For example, I was trying to create a bank to save with the syx files from the
G-StormElectro_JX8P_Bank1. If I load patch number one, save to the patch 1 spot, then load patch 2 (Bass), and save to the spot 2, then arrow back to patch one, it is the initial patch sound.

I have seen the same problem when loading a bank of factory sounds (kvr_414571_6184_1522007599.zip).

I am curious if anyone else can replicate this.

Thanks!
Hi! It sounds to me that you have AUTO WRITE turned off in the Settings. In this case, the plugin emulates the behaviour of the hardware, where you need to explicitly safe the preset using the WRITE button. If you prefer the way other VSTs work, automatically saving presets into the bank, set this to ON.

Please, let me know whether that resolves your issue.

Cheers,
Martin
That might have fixed it, though the first 31 patches in the kvr_414571_6184_1522007599.zip still have the init patch sound. Might be an issue with the file, I don't know.

I'll let you know if I have the issue again.

Thanks!

martin_l
KVRian
942 posts since 27 Jun, 2009 from UK

Re: PG-8X (2.0) released

Post Wed Jul 31, 2019 12:33 am

Be aware that some patch files you find in the internet only contain the presets 33-64, with the others empty. This is particularly true if they have been produced by a dump from the JX-8P. The hardware synth has the following memory layout:

1 - 32: Cartridge (not accessible if no external cartridge is present)
33-64: RAM: User bank
65-128: ROM presets which cannot be overwritten by the user.

Cheers,
Martin

lahatte
KVRer
11 posts since 27 Nov, 2016

Re: PG-8X (2.0) released

Post Wed Jul 31, 2019 2:52 pm

Maybe that's it, though there was a different sound at 32. All 1 -32 in that file have patch names, just the init sound. Thanks!

pinbot
KVRist
176 posts since 31 Dec, 2005

Re: PG-8X (2.0) released

Post Sat Aug 24, 2019 4:25 pm

Anyone know where I can get all the patches for the PG-8x

biscuitdough
KVRist
41 posts since 8 Jun, 2019

Re: PG-8X (2.0) released

Post Sat Aug 24, 2019 6:43 pm

pinbot wrote:
Sat Aug 24, 2019 4:25 pm
Anyone know where I can get all the patches for the PG-8x
Here's a bunch of them for the hardware JX8P and JX10:

http://llamamusic.com/super-jx/patches.html

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BlackWinny
KVRAF
3762 posts since 17 Jun, 2013 from very close to Paris, France

Re: PG-8X (2.0) released

Post Sun Aug 25, 2019 3:17 pm

pinbot wrote:
Sat Aug 24, 2019 4:25 pm
Anyone know where I can get all the patches for the PG-8x
Why not simply open its KVR product page then click the tab "Banks & Patches" to download them ?
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The_G
KVRer
26 posts since 14 Apr, 2017

Re: PG-8X (2.0) released

Post Thu Sep 12, 2019 10:14 am

Does anyone know if PG8X (au version) will work with MacOS Mojave? I'm still on High Sierra - I usually update OS one version behind the new release, but am using PG8X on several WIPs and don't want to risk that.

Spitfire31
KVRAF
2840 posts since 18 May, 2003 from Sweden

Re: PG-8X (2.0) released

Post Thu Sep 12, 2019 11:46 am

The_G wrote:
Thu Sep 12, 2019 10:14 am
Does anyone know if PG8X (au version) will work with MacOS Mojave? I'm still on High Sierra - I usually update OS one version behind the new release, but am using PG8X on several WIPs and don't want to risk that.
AFAIK there is no AU version of Martin Lüder's PG-8X, at least not on the dev's website. There is a Mac VST and a Mac app – both work fine on my Mojave.

/Joachim

EDIT: Well, there is an old discontinued AU that I just found on Martin's Dropbox:
https://www.dropbox.com/sh/e5oop1vf8vpl ... eezxa?dl=0
Good news – it seems to work just fine in Mojave 10.14.5 in Live 10.1 and in Logic Pro 10.4.6. :wink:
If it were easy, anybody could do it!

ftech
KVRian
1062 posts since 8 Oct, 2004 from Australia

Re: PG-8X (2.0) released

Post Thu Sep 12, 2019 1:25 pm

Yep, the old AU seems fine, but using a chainer/wrapper like Blue Cat Patchwork or Plug and Mix Chainer means you can use the latest version of the VST in LogicX.

The_G
KVRer
26 posts since 14 Apr, 2017

Re: PG-8X (2.0) released

Post Thu Sep 12, 2019 3:32 pm

I'm using the old AU - works like a charm, though I'd love for an updated AU version!

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