Atari Nostalgia - a site for Atari and Roland GP16 (GP8) users...

This site pretends not to be a site to duplicate al information about the Roland GP8 & GP16 Guitar Effects Processor that one can find on the internet, but more as a support  site for its current (Atari)users. Its therefore I decided  to put my editors on the internet. Also because I know that there are (almost) no Atari editors for those devices. You ‘ll just find information here concerning  these editors and things about it. The Roland GP8 and GP16 are still popular effects devices  with a well-known status and they become more and more a collector’s item. Further ATARI lives on.....I hope it will be appreciated. Pure read on ..why...

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Editor for the Roland GP8 and GP16 for all Atari ST (and Falcon030)

Works also great with Atari’s emulator STEEM in WinXP and Win7

Be aware that this site is still under construction and will be updated frequently till all things are said and done.

In those years (the eighties) when Midi was involved there were many EDITORprograms written for Keyboards, Samplers, universal effects processors etc. One could change sounds/effects and save them. A backup was important to restore important data by troubles with the device. All parameters were easy accessible on the computer screen.

Those days were also the beginning of the (digital) effects processors for the guitarists. For that category there was, after time, only a possibility to save patches/full dumps by an universal dumpprogram. For me a trigger to write some own programs concerning the Roland GP8 and GP16 I used as guitarist. So, the guitarist/user became more control/edit/backup possibilities of its effects processor.

My first program was a very simple one for the Roland GP8 and was distributed in the so called Public Domain (ACN - Atari), followed up by the more sophisticated GP16 program. The GP16 program was distributed with a disc copy protection. Now it’s free without protection.....


(for more goto menu Program Screen Dumps)







So on I learned by the way more and more some (MIDI) coding. But finding the time for it was often a problem....

In the meantime, I wrote still some Atari editors, one for the first Rocktron Intellifex (blue one) and one for the programmable pre-amp the Pro Gap.


The Atari, with its build in Midiports was one of the  most  popular and used computers in those days for that goal.

Yes, beside all other things, I still own some Atari's, I love them.......I sold (fast) all stuff.....long ago....but I bought it again....Why....pure nostalgia. And now after years, I am still fascinated!

I am aware of the technical progress nowadays. But this is pure nostalgic for those who worked in the early days with Atari and still love their Atari beside their other up to date stuff!

Now, after more than 20 years, I found my programs, and I decided to put them on the Internet, because it seems to be that the GP8 and GP16 are still popular effects units with a well-known status and they become more and more a collector’s item. Further ATARI lives on..... and I want to contribute my programs, so someone who want to try them and likes them, can get use of it and play along with its GP8/GP16 and atari....just for fun...

The Roland GP16 editor was my last written program. It was written for all ST series. I screened the whole program and updated it for the Falcon. Though it seems stable to me, it could be that there are still some issues. So report it and I will fix it.

I have still to convert/translate the GP8 from Dutch into English. In the meantime I translated already the GP16 manual from Dutch into English as good as possible..

The English versions of the GP16 editor as well as the English manual can now be downloaded (for St and Falcon) ........

Use the download area link here.


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