[LAA] hexter DSSI softsynth 1.0.0 release

Sean Bolton sean at smbolton.com
Thu Nov 1 16:15:39 UTC 2012

On the eighth anniversary of hexter's first public release, I am
pleased to announce the new 1.0.0 version.


hexter is a software synthesizer that models the sound generation of
a Yamaha DX7 synthesizer. It can easily load most DX7 patch bank
files, edit those patches via a built-in editor or MIDI sys-ex
messages, and recreate the sound of the DX7 with greater accuracy
than any previous open-source emulation (that the author is aware
of...) hexter operates as a plugin for the DSSI Soft Synth

Release 1.0.0 adds significant capability to hexter over the 0.6.2
release, including:

* An integrated patch editor (finally!)

* The option to use floating-point math in the synthesis code
    instead of fixed-point.

* Performance optimizations.

* Better patch bank loading, thanks to Martin Tarenskeen.

* MIDI non-registered parameter (NRPN) support, thanks to Jamie

hexter is written and copyright (c) 2012 by Sean Bolton, and
licensed under the GNU General Public License, version 2 or later.

More information about hexter and DSSI can be found at:


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