[LAU] Software equivalent of PG-800

Matthew Smith matt at smiffytech.com
Tue Aug 5 18:27:35 EDT 2008

Quoth Anders Dahnielson at 2008-08-05 21:30...

> 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.

I understand your confusion - the PG-800 connects to the synth via a 
special cable.

The way that a software patch editor works is by transferring the patch 
configuration using MIDI System Exclusive messages - the same way that 
you would save a path from the synth to a MIDI storage device and back 

The one that Bengan suggests is a Windows programme - I don't know what 
running it under something like Wine would do to realtime performance as 
I only use VMware which would absolutely kill it.



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