My coffee warned me about this, Zach...
The Pandora PX5D is a portable multi-effects processor for guitar and bass made by Korg.
It is an amazing tool for guitar and bass players, comes with an USB-Audio interface allowing to use it as a sound card which works out-of-the-box on Linux.
It also has USB-MIDI interface for which support has been added in Linux Kernel 3.0, allowing to use the Windows editor made by Korg via Wine and now allowing to have a native Linux editor, as the Pandora uses MIDI-sysex messages to communicate with its editor.
This project aims to build a small library to be able to connect to the PX5D, and edit/manage presets with a GUI which is much more practicle than using the unit itself when you're home and connected to USB.
Mimicing the Windows editor from Korg is the basic target, then new features not present on the windows version could be implemented (relay standard midi program changes, link MIDI controllers to parameters, ...)
The project relies on the following libraries:
which should allow easy compilation for most distributions.
Current Status of the project as of September 30th 2012:
Next on the TODO list:
Currently the application must be built manually, as no package have been made available yet (a package for ARCH Linux via Aur will be made available very soon, other packagers maintainers welcome!).
PX5DEditor v0.1.0 "Tempus Fugit" (stable):
Download the tar.gz source archive from: https://github.com/soulfish/px5deditor/tarball/v0.1.0 (2012-10-12)
You will find build instructions in the INSTALL file present in the archive.
Development Version (unstable):
The development version can be obtained from the dedicated github page from the "develop" branch.
If you need help building the application, have suggestions, bug reports, please add a comment below. You can also file bugs on the github page if you have an account there.