XG

The Yamaha XG was a synthesizer class, developed in the 1990s.
It has appeared in many 'incarnations', including software versions that can be run on home computers (e.g. under Windows).

XG Manager is an editor for XG synthesizers.
It can control any hardware or software synthesizer implementing the XG protocol.
It even offers support for the QS300 synthesizer as implemented on the DB50XG daughter board.
Note: XG Manager 1.5.0 Alpha 1 only comes with a "stub" manual. Hopefully in the not too distant future this will be upgraded to a "real" manual. Until then, for in-depth information on all 'general' features (such as MIDI device setup and window management) you can consult the manual for MIDI Tools.

XG Manager 1.5.0 Alpha 1 for Windows - Installer

Main new features of this version:

  • The installer automatically installs the edition of XG Manager matching the operating system: the 32-bit edition on 32-bit Windows, the 64-bit edition on 64-bit Windows. (Previously there was only a 32-bit edition, which was installed on 32- and 64-bit Windows alike.)
  • The XG Manager update mechanism allows you to specify in which update types you are interested: alpha (development) versions, (‘public’) beta versions, release candidates and release versions.

Note that the included manual is still a stub. The release version 1.5.0 will include a "real" manual.

File: 
xgman-1.5.0a1-install.exe — Downloaded 101 times

XG Manager 1.5.0 Alpha 1 for Windows - Portable 32-bit

This is the 32-bit portable edition of XG Manager 1.5.0 Alpha 1 for Windows.
You don't need to install this edition: simply unzip it to a folder to which you have write-access and run XGMan.exe.
This edition runs on 32- and 64-bit Windows, although for 64-bit Windows the 64-bit portable edition is recommended.

File: 
xgman-1.5.0a1-x86-portable.zip — Downloaded 14 times

XG Manager 1.5.0 Alpha 1 for Windows - Portable 64-bit

This is the 64-bit portable edition of XG Manager 1.5.0 Alpha 1 for Windows.
You don't need to install this edition: simply unzip it to a folder to which you have write-access and run XGMan.exe.
This edition only runs on 64-bit Windows.

File: 
xgman-1.5.0a1-x64-portable.zip — Downloaded 20 times
Screenshots: 
XG parts
XG programs
XG drum setup
XG effects (reverb, chorus, variation)