[LAU] Software equivalent of PG-800

Anders Dahnielson anders at dahnielson.com
Tue Aug 5 08:00:21 EDT 2008

On Tue, Aug 5, 2008 at 13:45, Dave Phillips <dlphillips at woh.rr.com> wrote:

> Matthew Smith wrote:
> > Does anyone know of a software version of the Roland PG-800 that runs or
> > can be compiled to run on Linux?  I may be using the wrong search terms,
> > but Google isn't coming up with the goods.
> >
> > I'm pretty sure that I had something like this on my old Atari.
> >
> Hi Matthew,
> I owned an MKS-70 and the PG-800 in the late 80s/early 90s. Wonderful
> hardware, the MKS-70 was one of the best-sounding analog synths I've
> ever heard.
> There was a DOS program called PC-800 that you might be able to find in
> one of the ancient DOS software repos. It worked, but not particularly
> well, so it might work under DOSemu.
> If you can find a similar utility for the Atari you might be able to run
> it under Hatari or XSteem.

I have a JX-10 in my studio and is a bit curious about this. How will a
software version of the PG-800 communicate with the hardware synth? If I'm
not mistaken, the PG-800 has it's own custom hardware interface.

Anders Dahnielson
<anders at dahnielson.com>
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