GX-700 Sound Station, a Windows MIDI parameter editor and librarian for the BOSS GX-700 Guitar Effects Processor

GX-700 Sound Station

GX-700 Sound Station is a small Windows application for the BOSS GX-700 Guitar Effects Processor used to edit patches in real-time by using MIDI SysEx (System Exclusive) messages. It also allows using your computer to store custom patches, by receiving and sending data. So it is a bank manager/librarian too. It should run on any Win32 platform, that is any OS from Windows 95 to Windows 7, although current version has only been tested on Windows 7.

Sound Station is currently freeware, please, ignore the trial/shareware version that remains on internet, like in shareware/download sites. That version is outdated and has a trial period.

After more than a decade of commercial availability as shareware, GX-700 Sound Station has been updated to run correctly on modern operating systems (mainly for Windows 7) and it is now distributed as freeware. The plan is to fix the problems it had and improve its features. It should run on Vista and possibly on XP too, although this hasn't been confirmed yet.

Main window showing a bank Main window while editing a patch

Current version is 4.30 and its release date is 28/07/2017

Download GX-700 Sound Station 4.30 SFX Installer (recommended download, works on Windows Vista/7/8.x/10)

Download the old-school Zip file with no installer (for Windows XP or lower, and people who 'hate' installers)

(ReadMe.txt) (Changelog) (Known issues) (Migrating to the installer version)

When updating from a previous version you only need to run the new installer or to overwrite the files you currently use with the ones on the new ZIP.

Note that if you altered the stock banks or visual schemes, to overwrite the .LB7 and .VS7 files will change them back to their default values. For this reason, it is recommended to rename any customized "stock" bank or visual scheme before updating. This only applies to the included stock files, if you created your own with their own custom name there is no problem with those.

If the help system doesn't show up correctly (no content on the right panel of the help window), check the "Known issues" link just above this for a solution. This problem doesn't arise if you use the installer.

Installation steps/how to use: (for the Zip archive version)

  1. Download the ZIP file.
  2. Extract its contents to the place you desire, for example, to "C:\Program Files\GXEdit4\"
  3. Make a shortcut on your desktop, (or wherever you want the software to be launched from) to the "GXEdit4.exe" executable file.
  4. Run it!
  5. If errors are shown on startup and/or other scenarios, right-click on the shortcut, select "Properties" then go to the "Compatibility" tab and check the "Run this program as an administrator" checkbox.
  6. In the settings window that appears when you click on the menu item "Options->Program setup...", select the correct MIDI ports where you have connected your GX-700 to.
  7. You should be able to use Sound Station correctly now, if not, check your cables and MIDI setup settings, like the "Device ID" and the "MIDI Channel". These settings must both match the ones in your GX-700.

If you find this software useful, please, consider donating a small amount of money by clicking on the following PayPal donation button.

For more information, further assistance, bug reports and/or any questions check the forums.

If you have made some banks, patches or visual schemes, share them with the world! ZIP the files and post it as an attachment in the "User Content" section of the forums.
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