Editor for GT-8, BOSS multi-effects unit

Discussion in 'Mac Programming' started by misfit, Mar 2, 2006.

  1. misfit macrumors newbie

    Apr 21, 2005
    I don't know if I'm at the right place for this, but I have a special request to guitarists/programmers. The GT-8 ( http://www.bossus.com/index.asp?pg=1&tmp=147 ) is roland's new multi-effects pedal in which all existing standalone pedals are implemented to be able to combine them in any way. Now being rather difficult to master, BOSS didn't provide a software editor for this device (which the competition did) The GT-PRO, which is a rack processor comes with an editor, which you apparently can't download freely, screenshot: http://www.roland.co.uk/guitar_room_catdet.asp?id=GTPRO . Owning a GT-8, you instantly get to know this site where you can get info/patches/programs for these GT-x's : http://www.bossgtcentral.com/ .Someone has programmed an editor for Windows ( http://homepage.ntlworld.com/robert.redding/GT8_Editor.exe ) to be able to master this effect-unit. But he had it made, so (apparently) Mac-users can't use it, not even through Virtual PC. (just won't recognize the midi-environment and so on). Many users at that site are PC-users. The Mac-users are very frustrated that they can't apply patches or do anything to get this thing working properly. PC-users who are numbered, just laugh (you can imagine). Someone else has made another (independent) editor in Java, but it can't be started, it has some bugs. Still he has no time to debug. The sourcecode is available here : https://sourceforge.net/projects/geeboss/ . Is there a way for someone to edit this java based editor, so Mac-guitarists/GT-8 owners can smile again? It can't be too hard for a Java programmer, I mean, it's not from scratch, but the author is only PC-based, so he doesn't know where the Mac-error is. The major issue is, we can't exchange patches and that's a real bummer.

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