MATRIXSYNTH: How To Load Synth Presets into the PG8X VST plugin

Sunday, April 26, 2020

How To Load Synth Presets into the PG8X VST plugin

Published on Apr 26, 2020 Synth & Sundry

"Several viewers want to know how to load preset sounds into the PG-8X VST plugin synth emulating the classic Roland JX-8P. This is because when you first load up the PG8X in your DAW, the plugin's preset banks are empty which can throw off even the most experienced producer. This is why I put up this quick tutorial.

If you want to hear the PG8X in action, listen here: [Three videos below. Additional posts here]

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Free Roland JX-8P synth emulator - PG8X VST plugin

Published on Oct 31, 2018 Synth & Sundry

"Massive synthwave vibes from this synth VST plugin. It's a faithful emulation of the classic Roland JX-8P synth, taking interface cues from the optional PG-800 hardware controller.
You can hear a few patches found on the internet. The PG8X VST synth plugin can load in original JX-8P patches over sysex. You can hear some pads, leads and brassy tones in a few melodic examples of what this free plug-in can do."

Ableton Live 10 Wavetable electro w/ PG8X & OP-X synths: Dirt Rally

Published on Jul 4, 2019 Synth & Sundry

"Muscular synth rally electro courtesy of Ableton Live 10 and its wavetable digital synth. Drums were processed by Drum Buss effect and additional synth sounds provided by two instances of the magnificent PG8X and extremely convincing OP-X Pro vst.

The Wavetable synth (new to Live 10) provides the backbone droney chord of the track. It has two oscillator slots, each capable of holding a wild variety of wavetables old and new. In this track, LFO 1 sweeps through both of the wavetables but in opposite directions thanks to the bipolar control on the mod matrix that is crucial to the function of this new synth.

The OP-X Pro in this case is on synth bass duty and its sound is dirtied up a fair amount by the Pedal effect that is native to Ableton Suite edition (and new to the Live 10 update). Meanwhile the PG8X instances share lead and classic polysynth duties because we can't get enough of that Natural patch sound.

All the melodies were played in with a DSI Prophet Rev2 keyboard as a MIDI controller. The exquisite aftertouch response that this FATAR keybed affords makes it a joy to play expressively.

Music Track: "Tōge Wave Racing" by the Synth & Sundry Torque Bros (Alpicat and Pinwale Sounds)

Video footage from Codemasters' Dirt Rally video game. Racing the legendary Subaru Impreza WRC through intense rain in the Wales rally stage. The footage was recorded before the track but we were both extremely surprised and pleased that it fit this melodic electro track so well."

Synth jam made with Samples From Mars and PG8X vst

Published on Jan 15, 2020 Synth & Sundry

"Electropop/Synthpop track made using exclusively Samples From Mars synth and drum machine sample packs and the PG8X vst emulating the legendary JX8P, a vintage 80s Roland analog polysynth.

Here is the full list of sample packs:
CR 78 From Mars
303 From Mars
OB From Mars
Soviet Synths From Mars (Estradin, Polivoks, Aelita)

Composed and Mixed in Ableton Live with the Glue Compressor and EQ8 with a roll-off above 10Khz on the master channel. Insert effects include Ableton Echo.

"Approaching Cascadia"
Written and Produced by Synth & Sundry

The footage in the second half of the video was filmed from a 787 over western Canada and subsequently on approach to Sea Tac."

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