So thanks to the awesome layouts that Rainer K made, I was really inspired to build one specifically for the JX-8P.
The foundation of my design is based on Patch development and Live performance (or just jamming at home). I made sure all aspects of the PG-800 were considered, but I did not let its layout restrict me. I also made sure to include "Unison Detune" and "Bend LFO Depth" which are not found on the PG-800 and are extremely useful parameters.
IMPORTANT! POSSIBLE BUG THAT CAN AFFECT PARAMETERS:
Make sure that the option in the red square is turned on :)
I did my best to test every parameter/control, but PLEASE let me know if you find any bugs! I will update them ASAP.
Otherwise, enjoy! It really brought a beast out of my JX-8P that you all know is begging to be let out!!
May 5, 2014:
- made the default patch have only DCO1 level up; seems more "basic"
- changed "default" button to the button type instead of just using a preset
- this frees up that preset slot / avoids accidental breakage
- fixed "unison detune" default parameter. with previous default value, it made the jx8p by default have voices that were up to a .5 semitone off....sorry about that ;)
-minor bug fixes...i forget what they were but they're fixed
July 21, 2013
-Added "Xtra" panel, which includes Bend range, bend lfo depth, aftertouch, assign, and portamento time & on/off.
-Also includes bigger buttons for LOCAL ON and DEFAULT (patch 20)
-Moved MIDI designer channel selector to "Xtra" page, included new paramters on it
-Minor changes to the "Live" page layout
-Added support for named ticks on "Patch" panel, particulary on DCO ranges and the envelope modes.
-Changed max / min values on DCO SEMI tuning as well as the HPF to make sense compared to actual parameters being changed
-Important knobs on last page are now "hidden" during performance.
-updated pics on here
-added "LOCAL ON" toggle button for local keyboard midi. lit = keyboard triggers synth (and sends midi out), unlit = only midi sent out. good for using jx8p as master keyboard
-on "Patch" panel, swapped the "BEND LFO DEPTH" slider for "VCA LVL"
-updated Preset 20 to reflect new DEFAULT (the inclusion of LOCAL ON)
March 25 2013 changelog:
-added MIDI channel slider, no longer limited to ch. 16
-Fixed DCO ENV MODE, which had no output
-added 1 octave of keys that are used to hold notes, good for drones. starts at c4...will add octave up/down functionality if it becomes available on MD
-added default patch button (preset 20) for initial starting point
-corrected potential lfo shape bug