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Offline Elantric

Re: VG-99 Patch Print Utilites
« Reply #25 on: February 02, 2008, 03:41:00 PM »
>Elantric, where did you get the images of the Lespaul and the Phrase Editor Panel ?

They were in the bitmap folder of the Mac VG-99 Editor , version 1.00

there may be more stuff, i thought i recognized everything else - look on the cdrom that came with your vg-99. - i used MS photo Fax viewer to see the BMP files in the mac folder

I was told at namm debug work on the auto riff was terminated " since serious guitarists will never use it" .
So the VG-99 development team could focus efforts on more pressing pre-release bugs.
« Last Edit: April 06, 2015, 04:57:35 PM by Elantric »

Offline dead_lizard

Re: VG-99 Patch Print Utilites
« Reply #26 on: February 02, 2008, 04:49:08 PM »
It just occurred to me that since we know where the picture files are, we can now 'paint' our own guitars.

Anyone game to have a try?

Offline Elantric

Re: VG-99 Patch Print Utilites
« Reply #27 on: February 04, 2008, 06:12:01 PM »
Here's a free Mac MIDI Monitor - could aid in debugging VG-99 MIDI Implementation

http://www.snoize.com/MIDIMonitor/docs.html

Offline feloniouspunk

Re: VG-99 Patch Print Utilites
« Reply #28 on: February 04, 2008, 07:09:50 PM »
cool, I will check it out.  This may take me a while, I am still learning this stuff.   ???
Lots of Gear. :)

Offline Elantric

Re: VG-99 Patch Print Utilites
« Reply #29 on: February 07, 2008, 04:24:16 PM »
FWIW - Attached is a  VG-88 Patch Organizer from Nacho,

He states he will develop a VG-99 version - after he gets his own VG-99 .
« Last Edit: February 07, 2008, 05:43:43 PM by sustainiac »

Offline feloniouspunk

Re: VG-99 Patch Print Utilites
« Reply #30 on: February 07, 2008, 05:08:43 PM »
Cool, I'll have to break out the old lappy to check this out. Thanks S, this will help.
Lots of Gear. :)

Offline Elantric

Re: VG-99 Patch Print Utilites
« Reply #31 on: February 25, 2008, 12:41:55 PM »
Copied from old Forum:


============
Let me give a few pointers.

When you first set up, you will want to read the entire VG-99 memory.
patch mode read all.
and if you have your system set up and the other categories read them also.

Once you have done that go to File/Export SMF/All Data. This will save the
entire memory.

Then go to File/Duplicate and save the new window as a file.

This will get you going. Now when you open the Librarian next time you can go to
File/Import SMF and load the ALL DATA file you saved in the first step. This
will keep you
from having to read the entire memory every time you open Librarian. When you
make a
change save the file again.

I will stop here to see if we have any question so far.


====
Printing Patches
in the VG-99 Librarian, you can select a font and its size.
Now maximize your window and make a screen-shot.
Open and print the image with your image-edit-software .
Voila! OK, you have to repeat the procedure a few times
if you have a long list...

Cheers,
George

===
« Last Edit: March 29, 2013, 02:35:02 PM by Elantric »

Offline Elantric

Re: VG-99 Patch Print Utilites
« Reply #32 on: February 27, 2008, 09:45:40 AM »
Copied from old Forum:


>
> Well, they should still get us an upgraded editor,
> so that we can PRINT OUT our latest patch list !

I don't actually have a VG-99 yet, so pardon me if I've misunderstood
the problem. But I assume you just want a simple numbered list of the
patch names in a library. I wrote a simple Windows program this
morning to do just that. You can download it here:

http://microrecorders.org/64guitars/software/VG-99_Patch_Lister_v1.01.zip

It's very easy to use:

- Save your patch library in a ".g9l" file.
- Click the Open button in VG-99 Patch List and select your .g9l file.
The patch list will be displayed
- Click the Copy button in VG-99 Patch List. This copies the entire
list to the Windows clipboard.
- Open any Word Processor, text editor, etc. and paste the list into a
document. You can then apply any fonts or formatting you wish to the
list and print it out.
Version 1.01 of VG-99 Patch List for Windows is now available:

http://microrecorders.org/64guitars/software/VG-99_Patch_Lister_v1.01.zip

This version fixes a bug that caused it to list garbage at the end of
some patch lists. It also adds a Print button with preview. And a
status bar displays the name of the currently loaded file.

- 64Guitars

I hope that solves the problem.

I forgot to mention that you can also select only part of the list, if
desired, by highlighting the desired text with the mouse or cursor
keys. Then right-click on the list and select Copy from the context
menu to put just the highlighted text into the clipboard (or press
Ctrl-C on the keyboard). Don't click the Copy button as it will cancel
the selection and copy the entire list. Use the context menu instead
or press Ctrl-C to copy just the selection.

Also, the patch list window is a basic text editor. So you can add or
delete any text you like before you copy it to the clipboard. Of
course, you're going to paste it into a word processor or editor
anyway, so you might find it just as easy to do your editing there.

- 64Guitars

- 64Guitars


You can also paste it into a spreadsheet.
« Last Edit: May 25, 2012, 09:24:01 PM by Elantric »

Offline Elantric

Re: VG-99 Patch Print Utilites
« Reply #33 on: February 27, 2008, 12:46:26 PM »
***** CALLING ALL MAC PROGRAMMERS ****

> Thanks on behalf all those (otherwise suffering) Windoze users,

Sorry, I don't have access to a Mac. If there are any Mac programmers
on this list who'd like to create a similar VG-99 Patch List Print utility program for Mac users, it
should be very easy to do. Here's a simple loop in C that extracts the
patch names from the .g9l library file:

------------ --------- --------- --------- --------- -------
fptr = fopen(g9lFilename, "rb");
fseek(fptr, 172, 0); // skip 172-byte header
// Read patch records at 3,222 bytes each
// First 16 bytes of each record is the patch name
char PatchName[17] ; // 16 characters plus a null terminator
while( fread(PatchName, 16, 1, fptr) )
{
PatchName[16] = '\0'; // null-terminate
// print PatchName here or add it to a
// string list for later processing
fseek(fptr, 3206, 1); // skip remainder of 3222-byte patch record
};
fclose(fptr) ;
------------ --------- --------- --------- --------- -------

Feel free to use this and adapt it to your own program for the Mac,
Linux, or whatever.

- 64Guitars

__._,_.___
« Last Edit: March 29, 2013, 02:35:26 PM by Elantric »

Offline Elantric

Re: VG-99 Patch Print Utilites
« Reply #34 on: February 27, 2008, 04:31:53 PM »
OK, if anyone would like to give a Mac VG-99 Patch Lister a try, go
here:
http://www.jacklinstudios.com/software

And click on the link for the VG99Lister link.

It's super-trivial, and all it does it list the names. It does not
print, nor does it create text files or anything. You can select
patches (or not, in which case it acts on all patches) and Copy, and
then open up TextEdit (or whatever) and Paste.

Let me know if you find anything that doesn't work.

kelly

__._,_.___

A trivial app to parse a VG-99 .g9l patch list file, and show the names of the patches. User can then select those, and copy/paste into a text (or other) file in another app

« Last Edit: February 28, 2008, 01:19:32 PM by sustainiac »

Offline Bill Ruppert

Re: VG-99 Patch Print Utilites
« Reply #35 on: May 25, 2012, 08:19:18 PM »
I am sorry, I knew this at one time.
HOW do you print a list of all presets in your VG-99?
Its clean up time again and it would help to have a printed page in front of me.
Thanks,
Bill
« Last Edit: April 21, 2015, 01:57:05 PM by Elantric »

Offline Bill Ruppert

Re: VG-99 Patch Print Utilites
« Reply #36 on: May 25, 2012, 10:19:21 PM »


Thanks Steve.
All the files do not work here on windows 7 64 bit.
I may need to just screen grab sections and print.
Ugly but will work kind-of.

OR
Just do it in front of the VG-99 which makes the most sense!!


Its detailed in the VG-99 Top things to know thread here:
http://www.vguitarforums.com/smf/index.php?topic=13.msg19#msg19


** Print all your VG-99 Patches - use these custom Utilities created for YOU by VGuitar Forum Members.
http://www.vguitarforums.com/smf/index.php?topic=381.0

Offline Bill Ruppert

Re: VG-99 Patch Print Utilites
« Reply #37 on: May 26, 2012, 08:47:14 AM »
Thanks again Steve.
It seems its a no go for 64 bit.

Online aliensporebomb

Re: VG-99 Patch Print Utilites
« Reply #38 on: May 26, 2012, 09:35:32 AM »
What I do is this - it's complicated and not ideal, but it's something that works on 32 or 64 bits.  Note, this is on a Mac OS X computer.

-Power on your VG-99 with it connected to your computer via USB.
-Load the VG-99 librarian.
-Under mode select Patch
-Select under "Read" "All"
-Wait a good long while.  Wait some more.  You get the idea.
-Depending on the height of your screen, you will be able to see about 50 patches at a time.
-On a Mac OS X system use the "Grab" utility to highlight as many patches as you can.
-Export to a .TIFF and save to the desktop.
-Launch Preview and use that to print the file you saved.

Here's an un-edited grab of some of mine so you can see the result.

« Last Edit: May 26, 2012, 09:51:27 AM by aliensporebomb »
"this is aliensporebomb" - my instrumental debut with the vg99 now on itunes: http://itunes.apple.com/us/album/this-is-aliensporebomb/id391880218
More online at http://www.aliensporebomb.com/

My VG-99 based music projects:
http://www.aliensporebomb.com/

Offline Bill Ruppert

Re: VG-99 Patch Print Utilites
« Reply #39 on: May 26, 2012, 09:49:34 AM »
Thanks
That is what I did.
I am now in photoshop to put them together to print.
YIKES
Thats a lot a work.

Offline jburns

Re: VG-99 Patch Print Utilites
« Reply #40 on: May 28, 2012, 12:14:59 PM »
i used pen and paper to do this a few days ago. should have checked here.

Offline papabuss

Re: VG-99 Patch Print Utilites
« Reply #41 on: May 28, 2012, 12:43:23 PM »
Hi aliensporebomb
I had a look at your patchlist posted above.
Under 066 you have got a VOLLENWEIDER patch.
I'm very interested how you managed to get a good harp patch with the VG99.
Can you post it, please?
« Last Edit: May 28, 2012, 12:52:25 PM by papabuss »
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Online aliensporebomb

Re: VG-99 Patch Print Utilites
« Reply #42 on: September 01, 2016, 05:07:24 PM »
Hi aliensporebomb
I had a look at your patchlist posted above.
Under 066 you have got a VOLLENWEIDER patch.
I'm very interested how you managed to get a good harp patch with the VG99.
Can you post it, please?

Sorry about the long delay, I didn't see your request.  It's in the patch library already - it wasn't mine but I used it on a track from "this is aliensporebomb" as intro, it was supposed to be a longer piece (maybe it will someday):

See:


That track uses the Vollenweider patch.
"this is aliensporebomb" - my instrumental debut with the vg99 now on itunes: http://itunes.apple.com/us/album/this-is-aliensporebomb/id391880218
More online at http://www.aliensporebomb.com/

My VG-99 based music projects:
http://www.aliensporebomb.com/

Offline RandTor

Re: VG-99 Patch Print Utilites
« Reply #43 on: October 26, 2016, 10:10:12 AM »
Hi there, fairly new to the VG-99 and figuring it all out. I have been able to upload the various drivers and software and muddle my way through backing up my system (thank you to all who contributed their methods over the years!).
I have searched this subject and read through the entire thread that speaks to it, with no luck. The links are no longer working for the software that was previously developed by forum members. So other than pencil to paper, is there a way to copy/paste the main library list of all my patches? I have tried the standard (and not so standard!) methods of copy/paste into Word, to no avail.

If there is a way to do this, it would be most helpful... thank you!

Rand
« Last Edit: October 26, 2016, 10:14:26 AM by Elantric »

Offline Elantric

Re: VG-99 Patch Print Utilites
« Reply #44 on: October 26, 2016, 10:14:04 AM »
Here is VG99Lister  but requires WinXP (see attached file link is at bottom of this post)

http://www.vguitarforums.com/smf/index.php?topic=141.msg1495#msg1495

http://www.vguitarforums.com/smf/index.php?action=dlattach;topic=141.0;attach=374

Mac OSX version
http://www.vguitarforums.com/smf/index.php?action=dlattach;topic=141.0;attach=384

And you can always use the VG-99 Librarian and AlienSporeBombs's technique here

http://www.vguitarforums.com/smf/index.php?topic=141.msg42003#msg42003

What I do is this - it's complicated and not ideal, but it's something that works on 32 or 64 bits.  Note, this is on a Mac OS X computer.

-Power on your VG-99 with it connected to your computer via USB.
-Load the VG-99 librarian.
-Under mode select Patch
-Select under "Read" "All"
-Wait a good long while.  Wait some more.  You get the idea.
-Depending on the height of your screen, you will be able to see about 50 patches at a time.
-On a Mac OS X system use the "Grab" utility to highlight as many patches as you can.
-Export to a .TIFF and save to the desktop.
-Launch Preview and use that to print the file you saved.

Here's an un-edited grab of some of mine so you can see the result.




« Last Edit: October 26, 2016, 10:46:27 AM by Elantric »