PG-8X (2.0) released

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mholloway wrote: Wed Apr 03, 2024 12:35 pm Where plugin dreams go to die.
And Mac users come to cry
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Bahahaha!

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jamcat wrote: Wed Apr 03, 2024 5:35 pm So gamers are set, just not audio professionals :tu:
Professional user here with a high end custom built Windows machine. I grew up on Windows, migrated to Mac and migrated back again. Too many compatibility and upgrade issues on Mac. Pluses and minuses on both platforms, the end result is identical, but I can use any plugin I want. The Mac > Windows argument is childish. We'll be arguing about iOS v Android next.
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I think Mac is still the industry standard. So is Pro Tools. An Arturia JX-8P would support both. And VST3, too. PG-8X supports none of the above.
THIS MUSIC HAS BEEN MIXED TO BE PLAYED LOUD SO TURN IT UP

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⬆️ PG-8X is developed by a singular person who probably has a day job? Windows is far more popular than Mac. How about cut him some slack for developing a FREE vst?
I wonder what happens if I press this button...

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ramseysounds wrote: Thu Apr 04, 2024 2:21 am ⬆️ PG-8X is developed by a singular person who probably has a day job? Windows is far more popular than Mac. How about cut him some slack for developing a FREE vst?
Agreed. Maybe some other developer is willing to help with porting
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I still use it on my Mac, in Ableton Live 11 running in Rossetta mode. Works fine. If I run Live 12 in non-rosetta, it's unavailable, which is certainly unfortunate. But when I really need this synth, I have a way to use it.

If the rest of you really need to fully derail this into another windows vs mac fight... :clap:

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jamcat wrote: Wed Apr 03, 2024 11:32 pm I think Mac is still the industry standard. So is Pro Tools. An Arturia JX-8P would support both. And VST3, too. PG-8X supports none of the above.
Then use the Arturia JX-8P and stop whining about PG-8X. :wink:
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ramseysounds wrote: Thu Apr 04, 2024 2:21 am ⬆️ PG-8X is developed by a singular person who probably has a day job? Windows is far more popular than Mac. How about cut him some slack for developing a FREE vst?
Most of us have simply moved beyond this long ago abandoned plugin. We’re talking about other developers like Arturia and TAL who could do a JX-8P instead, at this point. There’s no slack to cut PG-8X because it’s simply not a consideration anymore.
THIS MUSIC HAS BEEN MIXED TO BE PLAYED LOUD SO TURN IT UP

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EvilDragon wrote: Wed Apr 03, 2024 5:15 am There hasn't been an update in years, so... :P
Yes, I know.
But for me, posting here seemed to be the only chance to get in contact w/ ML.
No Facebook on my end.

:)

P.

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Hi Martin and thanks for the update. Do you have any news?

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ramseysounds wrote: Thu Apr 04, 2024 2:21 am Windows is far more popular than Mac.
Not on the planet I live on. You wouldn't believe the anarchic revolt that broke out recently in my office when our IT department decided in their infinite wisdom that all new hires, including executives, would be issued Dell XPS laptops and not MacBook Airs and Pros. People were literally threatening to quit even though it didn't affect them. LOL.

And these were "nice" XPS laptops and not some plastic POS Acer abominations.

So no, Windows is not "far more popular than Mac" unless you are literally forced to use a PC either by fiat or insanity.

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Dear Martin Lunder and JX-8P users,

I was wondering if you could address this question to me. Can the JX-8P read JX-3P Sysex Presets? I have looked up online and all over the Internet and found nothing to answer my question. If anyone has any knowledge of this question I would be gratefully appreciated for your help with gratitude.

I think that PG-8X 2.0 VSTi Plug-in is the one of the best representations of an emulation for the JX-8P Synth.

Sincerely Yours,

Kevin

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kevingriffin wrote: Mon May 27, 2024 5:06 pm Dear Martin Lunder and JX-8P users,

I was wondering if you could address this question to me. Can the JX-8P read JX-3P Sysex Presets? I have looked up online and all over the Internet and found nothing to answer my question. If anyone has any knowledge of this question I would be gratefully appreciated for your help with gratitude.

I think that PG-8X 2.0 VSTi Plug-in is the one of the best representations of an emulation for the JX-8P Synth.

Sincerely Yours,

Kevin
The JX-8P and JX-3P have somewhat different architectures, with the JX-3P being some two years older than the 8P. Because of that, the JX-3P is a little more "basic", with no velocity sensitivity and fairly basic MIDI implementation, for example. They also store the patches slightly differently.

And I'll go you one better and say I think the PG-8X VSTi is the best representation of an emulation for the JX-8P. It is, after all, the only one (so far). :wink:

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Supercollider wrote: Mon May 27, 2024 7:25 am So no, Windows is not "far more popular than Mac" unless you are literally forced to use a PC either by fiat or insanity.
Yes it is, maybe not with spoilt brats, but in the real world, yes it is.
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