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Any future Guitar Wing Editor updates, or firmware updates?

wondering if their will ever be any updates to the GW editor, like patch changes as in up/down or patch number on the fly like a midi foot controller, etc... or any firmware updates?


  • Yes, we are in the works on an update right now.

    We are currently working on it 'until it's done', but that could be as soon as next week.

    The update, so far, includes:
    - Pitchbends that Snap back to Center when released
    - CC34 Increment/Decrement mappings (for Axe Fx users)
    - Increment/Decrement mappings for the MIDI Bank Change Message 

    Guitar Wing's current firmware supports some patch change methods already.
    (Select Bank, Select Program, Program Change Up/Down)

    I'd love to make sure this update incorporates whatever you are trying to do.
    Can you describe your setup in more detail, so that I can make sure we get you exactly what you need?

  • Sorry for the late reply,, I never got any notice,? Maybe I'm missing something in the editor, you allow (Select Bank, Select Program, Program Change Up/Down) I noticed with the editor, that it does not expand or resize in Win 7 or Win 10 and most/all the drop-down selections are mostly dashes, I've seen no way for Program Change Up/Down, or Bank Select,,,. I can assign a/one program change per button, so lets say I have 5 programs/patch's I want to use, change on an FX Processor, I have to use up 5 of my button/controllers...? So I wonder why the editor is not showing these options, and I also noticed in advance that the /all number drop-downs just go/show 0 to 9 and the rest are blank, even though they are there if I scroll down and click, but that's just a blind guess at what number Ill end-up with. this is the same on both my Lenovo W520 Win 7 Pro, and Surface Pro 4 Win 10 Pro. So I've got a screwy editor issue. I cant remember if I copied it and move it from Win 7 to Win 10 or not? I Might of got a bad DL. I don't see anyway to upload an attachment or Id show you a screen shot. Hang on I think I found it, insert image. No-Go. Also notices the check boxes for motion, leds and software are hard to check/enable, I have to click afew times to get a take.,,, on both computers. I'll try a new DL on the surface pro and see what gives, and if its still the same, I upload some pics somewhere, so you can see.  

  • Tried a clean DL on Surface Pro 4, Same issue, here's a link to some pics on my One Drive, of whats going on , or not going on?!ArjVqBofnJmXiSb6vxZ0i_XH2eJW

  • a little over half way down the page on this link is a comparison of the editor to what I'm getting. I'm sure you know by looking at mine, that the menu's are not complete in size/width, etc......

  • Hi 02DropD,

    In developing the editor update, I found that some of the items were not labeled properly in the last release of the editor.
    This will be released around the end of this week, so feel free to wait, but
    these items still are implemented properly in the last release firmware.

    I have posted a screenshot with what the 'special' items are now in the 'advanced' 'control' settings, so you can use them in the meantime.

  • Thanks Moon,  can you tell me though, how am I missing this

    "Guitar Wing's current firmware supports some patch change methods already.
    (Select Bank, Program Change Up/Down)" ?
  • Ah, those are the Advanced 'Special' Key Options.

    They were labeled properly in the last release of Guitar Wing Editor (v109).

    In Midi, Bank Select is generally just CC 0
    Select Bank can be done by mapping the "Key" as CC 0, 'no off', and set the 'max' to whatever bank you would like to select.
    Let me know if I can help you more with this.

  • Thanks Moon that helped a lot. As I showed you before, my drop-down menus don't show S**t, but I guessed with the picture you gave me and kind of have the program change up/down working, until I hit a different pad on the GW, and my up/down wont work,,,,, until I hit my peddle, then it works again. But Im making progress. Hope the menu's will work in the new release. And it may be too late, but I wish the up/down pointers and the rectangle buttons on the GW had the same advance options as the pad's do, Id rather use it,them for up/down...., than a pad. 

  • OK Moon, I did get the patch change up/down working for the arrow buttons on the GW, I guess my biggest problem is I'm doing all this in braille. Guess I'll mess some more,,, sure makes for a long hard process when you've no menu's. LOL!

  • Awesome, I'm glad you got it working, and I'm sorry that these features weren't properly labeled in the last version of Guitar Wing Editor.

    We have fixed it, and the next version of Guitar Wing Editor will be released in less than a week. 

  • Thanks for your help moon, and look forward to more. Have a good one.

  • edited January 2018

    Will there be a new Mac version of the editor? 

  • Yes. New Mac, Windows, and Linux versions will be released.

    This update for Guitar Wing is almost complete.
    We have a second update scheduled for the second half of February, and we are currently in the midst of putting in version detection for the Software and Firmware, so that we can more easily notify everyone when the February update is released (and any future releases moving forward).

  • Hey moon, how about tweaking one for Raspberry Pi3 running Raspbian. And while youre at it,,, would you cross compile some Qt code to run on a Rpi? Ive tried, and I can get the GUI working, I just cant get the midi, I guess Qt creator has to be cross compiled/Built to the Pi first, and I just cant get there. Here's the source code.  The deal with the Boss GP-10, is that,, its Not USB Midi  Class Compliant,  so I have to use the Pi as a host for the GP for midi my foot controller to change presets. Thinking as I have a 7" touchscreen on the Pi, and  your GW Editor (for Rpi3) and the GP Editor  (for Rpi3)...., I'd be set. : )

  • I've run it on my pi.

    I don't remember if it requires a separate build due to it being an arm.
    If it loads up like you said, it should work, and you probably just need alsa for midi functions.

    In terminal, type 
    aconnect -l
    - does it show a list of midi ports (or does it say 'command not found' or something of that nature)?

  • Hey moon you say "I've run it on my pi."  I guessing yore talking about the Boss GP-10?  and not the GP-10 Editor.....

    It looks like I've more going on, or not going on, actually... I just noticed that I'm deploying an overlay of the gui,,, I noticed it after I VNC'd into the Pi. I've got the gui on the Pi, but not the VNC viewer's actual view of the Pi (that just shows the Pi desktop) . That's odd. Anyway, looks like I've more to do. Kind of getting out of hand, with 2 workstations, the Pi, wireless keyboards, mouse's, etc....LOL

    What I think happened, is I followed too many Tut's on trying to build Qt on the Pi so I could compile the source code, so Ive an incomplete Qt build that wont execute, but enough Qt crap on the Pi, that it will launch the gui as and overlay and I have 2 mouse pointers in tandem,,, one under and one for the gui, so when I click on something on the GP-10 Editor, at the same time Im clicking  who knows what on the Pi desktop that's under the gui....? But yes the Editor has to be compiled on the Pi,,,, and Im not good at this stuff, just learning. I need someone that knows what they are doing, and has Qt compiled on their Pi.

      Now I have used the GW in the Pi, and that's no problem, just thought the GW Editor may be handy, running on the Pi.  

  • Oh, I was talking about Guitar Wing Editor.

    I'm not sure about the GP-10 editor. I've never used that app.

    I use Qt4 on a lot of projects.
    I usually install qt on pi by doing this:
    sudo apt-get install python-qt4  
    (in terminal)
    It installs the qt4 libraries, and the associated python library, which I use for a lot of test apps.

    Does that help?
  • What would it take for you to run this source code through and see what you come up with? 

    I've got to start all over with everything, as it is cross contaminated.... I'm using raspbian-Jessie on the Pi3, and don't know what Im really doing. I may have to park it for awhile. I sure you've got enough on your plate, than to be jacking with this.   


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