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: the manual is still largely a "stub". Hopefully in the not too distant future it 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 1.5.2 Alpha 1 for Windows - Installer

New features of this version:

  • By default, on startup the application sends the "XG System On" message to the XG device. This is necessary for devices whose default mode isn't XG. However, after sending this message, the application waits a full second to give the device time to switch, so if this message is not necessary (e.g. for devices for which XG mode is the default), you can suppress this message via the XG synth options dialog box.
  • For clarity, "XGSendOnStartup" has been renamed to "XGOnStartupSendSetup" in the XGMan.stp configuration file. Consequently, the first time you run this version after updating an existing version, you'll get a warning about this change. Simply click OK.
File: 
xgman-1.5.2a1-install.exe — Downloaded 188 times

XG Manager 1.5.2 Alpha 1 for Windows - Portable 32-bit

This is the 32-bit portable edition of XG Manager 1.5.2 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-1.5.2a1-x86-portable.zip — Downloaded 40 times

XG Manager 1.5.2 Alpha 1 for Windows - Portable 64-bit

This is the 64-bit portable edition of XG Manager 1.5.2 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-1.5.2a1-x64-portable.zip — Downloaded 47 times
Screenshots: 
XG parts
XG programs
XG drum setup
XG effects (reverb, chorus, variation)