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iPG-800 is a MIDI Controller iPad app emulating the functionality of the PG-800 and PG-300 Synthesizer Programmers that were built by Roland. It only works with a Roland JX-8P, MKS-70, JX-10 (with Colin Fraser OS), Alpha Juno 1+2, or MKS-50.
iPG-800 is a CoreMIDI app and connects to CoreMIDI compatible MIDI-Interfaces that support sysex like the iRig MIDI (e.g. Alesis IO Dock does not work) and to wireless MIDI Network sessions.
What's New in Version 1.2
A virtual PG-300 adds support for the Roland Alpha Juno synth models
Really brings the JX-8P alive!
This app is a lifesaver. If you can't afford a real pg800 this app will be your best friend. In fact it is better than the real thing because whenever you load a preset via the J8-P it will instantly change the ipg800,slider settings to show you where all the sliders would be for that patch.
It is very easy to set up. I use a iRig as a midi interface, but I am sure other midi interfaces will do the job too.
So first be sure to hook up your JX-8P up to iRig via the midi ports in the back of the JX-8P and then plug iRig into your iPad. Do not launch to the pg-800 at this point!!!
Next turn on your JX-8P. On the JX-8P press the midi button and then push preset button 1 and then 2 this will get you to the PROGRAM CHANGE setting, be sure to turn this on using the edit slider on the JX-8P to select yes or no. Next push 2 and then 6 on the preset buttons. This will bring up the SYSTEM EXCLUSIVE setting, turn this on on as well using the edit slider.
Next launch ipg-800 on your iPad and you should be good to go!
I bought a first gen iPad just so I can use this app, so my iPad is dedicated to this program. A first gen iPad goes for around $120 and iRig goes for $45 and the app itself is only $4.99. The way I see it I paid $169.99 for a pg-800 and not $600 or even more for what see the real pg-800 going for on eBay. So $4.99 is the deal of the century for this app!
Great job everybody who worked on this app, and lets show the world what the Roland JX-8P can really do!