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.

XG Manager 1.6.0 Release Candidate 2 for Windows - Installer

New features of this version:

  • The manual is no longer a stub but fully featured.
  • The installer allows you to deselect non-essential files: the manual and the skin definitions.
  • The application runs slightly faster due to the disabling of some debugging safeguards.
  • Skins: 39 alternative user interfaces, mainly color schemes.
  • Full support for Windows 10's "Per Monitor v2" DPI awareness protocol: at high DPI settings all text characters look razor-sharp instead of blurry, and the resolution of each window automatically adapts to the monitor on which it is (mainly) being shown.
  • Some layout and scaling problems have been fixed.
  • For clarity, the "Send setup" icon on the main window's toolbar has been changed to the icon used by the "Send setup" item in the MIDI pull-down menu.
  • You can send an "XG System On" message to a MIDI device from the MIDI pull-down menu of the main window.
  • You can customize the delay after an "XG System On" message from 50 to 1000 msec. (Previously this delay was fixed at 1000 msec.) This delay gives the receiving MIDI device time to set up its XG mode.
  • The "Revert to defaults" operation now correctly resets the Master Tune parameter.

See section 2 of the manual for the full list of changes.

File: 
xgman-1.6.0c2-install.exe — Downloaded 14 times

XG Manager 1.6.0 Release Candidate 2 for Windows - Portable 32-bit

This is the 32-bit portable edition of XG Manager 1.6.0 Release Candidate 2 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-1.6.0c2-x86-portable.zip — Downloaded 10 times

XG Manager 1.6.0 Release Candidate 2 for Windows - Portable 64-bit

This is the 64-bit portable edition of XG Manager 1.6.0 Release Candidate 2 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-1.6.0c2-x64-portable.zip — Downloaded 18 times

XG Manager 1.6.0 Release Candidate 2 Manual

This is the manual for XG Manager 1.6.0 Release Candidate 2.

Note: All the XG Manager packages above contain this manual too and will install it automatically, so you don't need to download it separately here. So if you're just updating from a previous version, you can safely skip downloading the manual separately: just download and install/extract one of the above update packages, and you'll be able to read the manual anyway.

File: 
xg-manager-manual-1.6.0c2.pdf — Downloaded 9 times
Screenshots: 
XG parts
XG programs
XG drum setup
XG effects (reverb, chorus, variation)