Hughes & Kettner Remote

Hughes & Kettner Remote

An editor for Hughes & Kettner guitar amplifiers (GrandMeister 36, GrandMeister Deluxe 40 and Black Spirit 200).

Download Windows Application (1.0) – Downloads: 277

Note : A MIDI/USB interface is needed to connect the amp to your computer. M-Audio Uno interface or equivalent is recommended.

This application is designed to be a desktop alternative to the official ipad remote application for Hughes & Kettner GrandMeister 36, GrandMeister Deluxe 40 Black Spirit 200 guitar amplifiers.
It is an upgrade from the previous version with added support for Black Spirit 200 amplifiers.

Once started the Editor will try to connect to the Amp (don’t forget to setup the “Input” / “Device” and “Output” / “Device” in the “Midi” menu). Once connected it will synchronize with the Amp by downloading its configuration.

There is a “Library” / “Amp” toggle button in the “Preset” section allowing you to switch between editing the current Amp preset or the current Library preset. When in “Library” mode, the presets stored in the amp are not modified, unless you use the “Store” or “Store As” buttons.

The “Compare” section allows you to visualize and ear the differences between the current preset before and after your modifications. When flipping the toggle button, any modified command will turn orange and switch between the original and modified value. If you want to cancel your changes, simply hit the “Restore Orig.” button.

For GrandMeister amplifiers, in the “Settings” screen, you can use the “Power Soak” toggle to switch between “Global” (Power Soak value is kept the same on every preset) or “Preset” (each preset has it’s own Power Soak value) mode. The “Global” state is only available in “Library” mode.

The application is capable of loading files generated with H&K’s iPad application. Simply select a .gm36memory, .gm40memory or .bsmemory file from the “Load” screen, it will automatically be converted and saved in a .gm36, .gm40 or .bs200 file. You can also export your libraries into iPad compatible files with the “Save for iPad” button. Support for reading files exported from the Android application is also available.

The Library Editor screen allows you to rearrange presets within your library files. Use shift + arrow keys to select multiple presets ; move presets using the dedicated up and down buttons ; and copy/paste patches using ctrl + c / ctrl + v shortcuts. Once you’re done, go back to the main screen and save your library or send it to the amp. You can also open an external file and use it’s content as a source for copy/paste operations.

Download Windows Application (1.0) – Downloads: 277

Library Editor screen :
Library Editor Screen

4 thoughts on “Hughes & Kettner Remote”

  1. If I have the original Windows version of the H&K Grandmeister Remote app already installed and working on my laptop. Is there a specific way to upgrade to this, the latest version properly so I don’t screw anything up?

  2. Hi, i try your app on my pc. i bought wire MIDI / USB.

    I plugged in and out in midi and in usb port, doesn’t work.

    Seems not connected.

    Of course, the amp is on!

    You have an issue?

    • Hi Nicolas,

      There should be no particular issue.
      Did you set the input and output devices in the MIDI menu to match your USB cable ?
      If that’s OK and it still doesn’t work, try and swap the input and output MIDI terminals on the amp.
      Let me know if you managed to solve your problem.

      Best regards.

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