Now 6 sets of patches (384 sounds) !

 

Roland's fabulous guitar-processor VG-8, it is not a MIDI-instrument! It uses hexatonal pickups, sends the sound of each string through DSP, enabling real harmony,polyphonic distorsion, string doubling, pitch shifting, amp and speaker simulation and lots of interesting effects.

VG-8

Programming the VG-8 is a complex work, because changing one of a lot of parameters may radically change the sound. Mathematically, there are billions of possible settings, but only a few thousand of them are playable. After a few years the VG-8 became one of the most versatile processors for guitars, due to enthusisastic people who created thousands of incradable patches fot this instrument.

Yuo can find more VG-8 patches here:

vg-8.com - greatest collection of VG-patches, database and an awesome mailinglist for VG-addicts.

vg-8 subnet - a Danish site with patches and sound example.


What is to do after downloading the patches :

For transferring patches from your computer to the VG, you need a midi-interface, midi-cable and software which can handle midi data. Most patches available online are in "system exclusive" (.syx) format, which is not understandable for all sequencing applications. You´ll probable need a Sysex-Librarian programm for it.

Files in "standard midi song" (.mid) format can be played with most midi-sequencing programms. If your VG is connected to the computer with a midi-cable, all you need is to play back the "song". Don´t forget to set the correct midi-channel and ID in your software-control panel. VG-8 has a fixed ID = 17.