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Post XGworks tutorials. - 13-01-2011, 12:59 PM

Hi All,

Recently I began what I hope will become a series of XGworks tutorials. They will be published as a series of pdfs.

Here is the first XGWorks-Tut-00.pdf
Comments (+ve) and feedback welcome.

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Default Re: XGworks tutorials. - 13-01-2011, 04:51 PM

Hi John,

I don't use XGWorks, but I'm sure there are many here that do. You've certainly put some work into the article, which looks very impressive.

I'd be quite happy to host your articles also, as the more people see them the better. I also do quite a bit of 'promoting' on the social bookmarking sites.

If this is of interest drop me a PM.

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Default Re: XGworks tutorials. - 14-01-2011, 07:09 PM

Reply duly posted.

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Default Re: XGworks tutorials. - 15-01-2011, 07:38 PM

Hi John
Seems like you've put a great deal of work into this - thank you.
It's comprehensive and I will need to read it a few times to assimilate it all but at least I can understand it.
I have a copy of XGworks but have never used it - would you think it has any advantages over something like Cubase (which I do use occasionally)?
Look forward to the next instalment.
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Default Re: XGworks tutorials. - 16-01-2011, 09:08 AM

Hi Spike,

Yes, a fair amount of effort goes into writing such a tutorial, but then it's worthwhile if it gets more people using, what I still consider to be, the only XG sequencing program around. And, as always, a few words of appreciation are very well received. So thank you for your kind words, I'm glad you understood it. That one thing is absolutely key, IMHO, when trying to train people.

I spent the latter part of my career in training and spent one period of four and a half years as a contractor to a Telco, eventually training over 2000 telephone sales and support staff. I learned a lot about teaching doing that. "Clarity before precision!"

I have a copy of Cubase LE that I've used from time-to-time, and also Sonar 7 PE, but I find the XGW interface simpler, maybe because it was the first PC sequencer I started using (I'd started with an Atari in the late eighties). Of course XGworks doesn't support Virtual Instruments like Garritan Personal Orchestra and East West QLSO, and that's what I use Sonar for (I bought a copy of Cakewalk Pro Audio 9 in the late nineties, so migration to Sonar was relatively easy).

Is XGworks better? Better depends on what you want to do, and also on the computer you're running it on. It was written for Windows 95 and some have trouble getting it working on Win 7. I still use an old PC running Win 2k for it and have no problems at all. I like XGWorks because it has all the controllers I need, as well as SysEx messages, for the equipment I use built right into it, available at a few clicks of the mouse. I use a pair of MU1000s filled with various synth cards like the AN, VL and DX, a vocal harmoniser and a piano module, and XGworks handles all those very well.

But I'm not sure that answers your question.
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Default Re: XGworks tutorials. - 05-04-2011, 02:17 PM

Wow.... What a tremendous contribution. Thanx.. This information is invaluable. I use a MacPro, but can run windows, to access PC programs. I want to get into the real nuts and bolts of Tyros, this will certainly help.

It will take a while to digest all this info.... Thanx again.
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Default Re: XGworks tutorials. - 05-04-2011, 02:39 PM

Hi Mark,

Thanks for the positive comments. The second is in preparation, but has temporarily taken a back seat due to other priorites. Namely sequencing some works for my wife, an operatic mezzo-soprano. I hope to resume soon.

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