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Viewing topic "Editors for the PLG cards -SQ01 and SOL2 and XG-Works"

Posted on: July 26, 2017 @ 09:10 AM
Total Posts:  11
Joined  07-30-2016
status: Regular

If you own any of the PLG plugin cards (I own 4) you will want editors for them.  The last sequencers with PLG support built in were SQ01 and SOL2.  These actually can work just fine today, you just have to know how to install them properly, there is a trick to it.

On Windows-7 you have to run the SQ01 INSTALLER with XP SP3 Compatibility and Administrator privileges.  Not the app after it’s loaded, the Setup.exe Installer program.  SOL2 requires the same settings to install correctly too, I have both up and running properly.  I haven’t tried Windows 8 or 10, but my guess is the same fix applies.

I’ve read too many threads trying to figure this out myself where people have gotten stuck like I did, SQ01 installed, but there were no midi devices in the window to select.  This fixes that problem. 

You can purchase SQ01 on CD directly from Yamaha as a spare part, it was about $15 including the shipping from Japan.  It was a bit of a hassle, I had to figure out how to order the Tools CD for the Motif-ES from the correct department.  SOL2 is much, much harder to find, I finally found it through a friend on a midi tutorials site.  The PLG card editors come on the CD’s with the sequencers.

A simpler method to get a sequencer up and running on Windows-7 (or higher) is to download the older XG-Works 3.0.7e sequencer off the following website (Tools Subsection):
The PLG card editors are hard to find online anymore (they don’t come with XG-Works) but if you go to the Japanese Yamaha page you can still download them:;

On the bottom of the page is a checkbox (click it) then the download link just below it for ‘ (4.66 MB)’ is enabled.

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Posted on: August 02, 2017 @ 12:17 AM
Total Posts:  989
Joined  08-19-2007
status: Guru

PLG cards also work with Cubase. I have used them through Studio Manager since Cubase SX 3.11 and now in Cubase 8 Pro installed on Win 7 64bit.
I currently work with my PLGs also with editors in stand alone mode.
All PLGs (PLG150-VL, PLG150-DX and PLG150-AN) are installed in MU2000EX.


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