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VsigX and Eventide H8000fw Problem Reverb/Delay Processors (HW)
Old 28th June 2010
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VsigX and Eventide H8000fw Problem

hi folks,

has anybody this running?
MBP OSX 10.4 with VsigX 1.9 and H8000fw 5.3.

I get the Patches from the Eventide in the VsigX but not back....?.

"Syntax / Sysex Error"
Boundrate ?

anybody an Idear?

Withe kind regards
Old 28th June 2010
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Make a simple patch and send it to the H-8000FW. Does it compile and load properly? If not, make sure you have the 5.3 database in VSig. Download it from the H-8000FW so that the two can communicate properly.
Old 29th June 2010
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Originally Posted by OurDarkness View Post
H-8000FW. Does it compile and load properly?
Wow! Something happend.
I made i very simple patch ( one Delay ) and the H8000 resived it.....but.

then...nothing. Only the first time. If i try it a seconde time still nothing.
It seems to be that i have to restart the whole sektion before sending only one Patch.
I tryed already different "Boundrates" .
The 76800 and the153600 , still nothing changed , so i go back to 115200.

I think it has also something to do with this Header Modul. The H8000 displayed no Menus ! Just the Patch is there.
Vsig said the emty Patch is not ident with the Emty patch on H8000.

So 5.3 Database ist there....Vsig get it!
But where ist the Head Modul in VsigX ?

I post some of the error messages. Perhaps it helps.

Please help
Thank you !
Old 29th June 2010
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I don't use VSig with a Mac but here are my settings (for serial communication):

Port: COM1
Baud Rate: 115200
Data Bits: 8
Stop Bits: 1
Parity: None

I also use "Normal sampling rates"

The database that I use is SIGDBASE.SBS, 154 KB, date: 28.10.2009. This works like a charm with version 5.3 of the OS.

I *think* that VSigX is not officially supported by Eventide. Do you have a PC somewhere there?
Old 29th June 2010
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Open VSigX, create a new patch, right click on the empty white space and choose "View as Sigfile". Do you see something like that:

HEAD "adc" 2 2 adc-null adc-null "Empty" "Empty" 1 adc-nullobj
TAIL "tail"


Maybe your database got corrupted?
Old 29th June 2010
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I tryed now also
Stop Bit 1 and 2

no differents

I tryed also the "Orginal" database from the Eventide Webpage.
Didn´t work.
I can download the database direkt from my Eventide H8000.
This works fine because Vsig get it and get also the Patch.

The only thing what didn´t work now is the send teh File back.
Vsig said it´s not the right Eventide.

Perhaps you are write. Its better to work with a PC / like discriped at Eventide Manuals.
Mac OSX VsigX is not offiziell supported by Eventide.

The Head in the Text line are Ok.

I think it´s realy a Kommunikation- Problem.

Perhaps i get a very cheep PC-Lap top with XP ?

What do you suggest ?

I have no idea about PC Computer --- ( Mac user )
Old 29th June 2010
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Did you always have this kind of problem or it appeared just like that?

Maybe you can buy a cheap laptop like you said - just make sure it has a serial port. Alternatively you can buy an adapter.

You can also send an email to Eventide ([email protected])
Old 30th June 2010
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It´s the first time i try to work with the VsigX. So don´t know.

I think i have to work at the Patch Editor on the eventide long i have no alternate. It´s hard , because it is only one Step wich killed this workingflow with the VsigX.

It´s seems to be that it is a realy Bug of the VsigX.
It´s the Head ( er ) inter via Sysex.
VsiX is build for 4000er 7000er and the Orville...maybe Eventide changed something at the OS with the new generation.Don´t know.

The official Support didn´t support the VsigX .
But i wrote an E-Mail ..also to Vsig Forum and shurly to "Houg" ..the programmer of this Tool.

Still looking for a small small small Laptop with Serial and already installed XT. Hope

Any idear ?

Old 17th October 2012
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vsigx appli

hi somebody can send me visgx by mail . the website it's over . and I just past on mac ,PLEASE send me vsigx to [email protected] cheers
Old 31st December 2015
how did you get on with this, I have mac osx 10.8.5 same ****
Old 8th January 2016
vsig for EARLY mac osx eventide h8000fw orville dsp series 10.3 onwards this is the original A. Hoeltje wholecheese one

vSigX - a visual algorithm editor for the Eventide Ultra-Harmonizer

THIS IS ONLY FOR MAC - - - - THIS IS ONLY FOR MAC earlier G series
late mac 4.1 5.1 systems give this error: cant open VSIGX POWER PC APPS NO LONGER SUPPORTED Grrrrrrrrrrrrr I know, I just tried

the complete one, ie app manual and samples seems to be the only one that downloads.
I'm still wrestling my new H8000FW, at the moment it has me in a headlock and is winning.

COMPLAINT TO EVENTIDE, it really sucks that kit of this caliber costing 5k usd plus does not have a simple OSX GUI editor included and in 2015 we are trawling the web looking for cobbled together 3rd party archives. I do not know a pro setup that does not run OSX now. In the past I also ran Mastertrax pro Atari ST1024 Cubase on windows and Atari ST1024, now everything pro is MAC, even though Apple are total cretins.

Last edited by Analogue rocks; 13th January 2016 at 07:42 PM..
Old 8th January 2016
Why should we be digging out old windows laptops, write to eventide, maybe a new website,

That aside, how are you getting on with it?
Old 25th September 2016
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No need to. Use WINE!
I got mine working in 30 minutes after installing packages for wine via brew install, MFC 4.2 and then doing ln -s /dev/tty.usbserial .wine/dosdevices/com1

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