Using the V-Bass with the VG-88 librarian - needs V-bass GUI Data

Started by davrosandthedarleks, May 23, 2020, 11:09:47 AM

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davrosandthedarleks

Hi all you V-guitar/Bass Players. I got a V-bass around Christmas and found the VG-88 Editor/ librarian on the forum. I've linked the two together and they do communicate - however the program doesn't have a setting for "V-Bass" so there is no correlation of instrument/amp or effect.
It will accept a patch dump but not system, so I think I could back up my user patches.
I would like to adjust the GUI and settings to the V-Bass and wondered if anyone technical out there would have any info.
I suppose a MIDI map of a VG-88 would be a great start!

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Quote from: davrosandthedarleks on May 23, 2020, 11:09:47 AM
Hi all you V-guitar/Bass Players. I got a V-bass around Christmas and found the VG-88 Editor/ librarian on the forum. I've linked the two together and they do communicate - however the program doesn't have a setting for "V-Bass" so there is no correlation of instrument/amp or effect.
It will accept a patch dump but not system, so I think I could back up my user patches.
I would like to adjust the GUI and settings to the V-Bass and wondered if anyone technical out there would have any info.
I suppose a MIDI map of a VG-88 would be a great start!

Thats going to be a daunting task

Download the MIDI Implementation docs   - that generation included the MIDI Implementation
https://www.roland.com/us/products/v-bass/support/

VBASS MIDI Implementation
https://static.roland.com/assets/media/pdf/V-BASS_MI.pdf

VG-88 MIDI Implementation
https://static.roland.com/assets/media/pdf/VG-88_V2_MI.pdf


BUT my 2 cents, There will be a lot of  Labor to cross port the VBass to the old VG-88 Vedit  - for the less than 100 global users who still use the 2001 era VBass

Its worth saving for a used 2009 VB-99 which does everything the VBASS does (and More ) and already has a working Roland VB-99 Editor / Librarian  - provided you are NOT on macOS Catalina 

Music Avenger

Hi to All.

A modified version of the VG-88 editor compatible with the original V Bass will raise considerably not only the number of users but also the price of these undervalued units.

I owned both the V Bass and VB-99 and I went back to the original one because is built like a tank and more compatible for road use.

The VB-99 specs are better for studio use but its all plastic construction is very fragile for the road. (and the pots are not designed for survival over time)

The original V Bass is a self-contained all-metal construction unit with Mains input, (No external power supply with a tiny breakable DC connector)

Built-in Expression Pedal and Footswitches.  (External Footswitches and expression pedals make setup and transport more bulky and complicated)

The lack of a Computer editor is what makes this unit undesirable but if that changes it will become one of the most desirable Bass Multieffects for its undiscovered quality.

The presets are not a good representation of what this unit is capable of doing with some good programming.

A hidden Gem waiting for a window to show all its capabilities.

I also own a VG-88 that without the editor will be as undesirable as the V Bass....



Elantric

The hurdle is the VG-88 Veditor was created in 2000 in France, and the original  developer is not a member of VGUITARFORUMS.COM

The original Developer (Ralph Benchetrit in France)  ceased all work on this VG-88 Editor back in 2003.

Details
https://www.vguitarforums.com/smf/index.php?topic=6455.0

VG-88 Veditor download
https://www.vguitarforums.com/smf/index.php?action=downloads;sa=view;down=13

Brent Flash


Elantric

Discovered the current contact link for Ralph Benchetrit
VG-88 VEdit Source code is now published here

https://github.com/ralphdov/V-editor


https://github.com/ralphdov

gumtownadmin

If you are looking for something more updated with a metal chassis and with an editor software, check out the Boss SY-1000 in Bass mode.
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