XG Editor for Cubase 5

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Dec 3, 2009, 8:11:00 PM12/3/09
Hi everyone..

Apart from writing songs, I sometimes have to mess
with midi files for gigging. Some of the older stuff is Yamaha XG
format which can be a pig to work with in Cubase.(Apparently Sonar
handles it way better but that's no use to me) Strange as Yamaha now
owns Steinberg!!

I have a very old VSTi ...Yamaha SY-XG50 ..which
as you might guess is XG based - its a bit like Steinberg's old
Universal Sound Module but it sounds considerably better. I'd long
been after a way of using this in Cubase. Many moons ago you could,
but the ability to edit the sounds was lost after VST3.7!!! I'd given
up hope of ever using this again until the other day. My gigging
partner sent me a couple of XG midi files to play with. I couldn't get
anything in C5 to play them properly so I ended up doing some
research. It turns out that Yamaha have just released an XG editor for
Cubase 5 which does exactly what I always wanted. Its only available
on their Japanese site: http://www.yamahasynth.com/jp/downloads/
There's a bit of guess work involved in finding it...but I got there.
The installer is Japanese too but not too difficult to work
through..thankfully the editor itself is English language.

I wouldn't bother with any of this if it wasn't
for these frigging XG files. I'm sure there's an easier way but its
working for me so I'll go with it. I've no idea if this is of any
interest to anyone else here but though I'd pass it on anyway....



Jan 23, 2018, 12:53:18 PM1/23/18
Is it possible to get xg works 4 / cubase plug in?
It seems this product is discontinued and the web site is in Japaneese. I cannot read..
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