I own a DigiTech GNX2 guitar multi-effect processor, or “Guitar WorkStation” as DigiTech called it. Although it’s a few years old now—I bought it probably around six years ago—it’s still a really nice piece of kit.
One of the things that attracted me to this particular pedal, which I bought to replace a DigiTech RP6 that died on me a few hours before a gig, was that it promised to connect to my PC via MIDI.
Well, I’m delighted to report that the DigiTech GNX2 still connects to my PC running Windows 7 Professional (32-bit). The trick is to right-click the shortcut icon, select Properties and on the Compatibility tab select “Run this program in compatibility mode for Windows XP (Service Pack 3)“.
As soon as I did that I saw this:
In the past I’ve found GenEdit 1.61a really useful as it allows you make adjustments to user presets while sitting at my desk, guitar on my knee, rather than hunched over a floor pedal twiddling the small controls on the “guitar workstation”.
I switched on my DigiTech GNX2 this morning for the first time in a couple of years, to be honest (we’ve had twins, you know!) and … the presets kept randomly ‘flickering’ between one and the next.
So, for example, I’d be on factory preset #1 and while playing the GNX2 would quickly switch to factory preset #2 and then back to #1. Repeat.
My heart sank. I was really looking forward to getting back into playing, until baby #3 arrives and I’ll have to put it on hold for another couple of years.
However, a quick factory reset later and all appears to be well so far.
And what has this to do with GenEdit? I backed-up all my custom user presets via MIDI in about a minute. Something that would have taken me hours to do with my old DigiTech RP6 as I would have had to manually scroll through each preset and write down all the settings. Genius!