[linux-audio-dev] [ANN] hexter 0.6.0

Sean Bolton musound at jps.net
Sat Mar 3 07:52:23 UTC 2007

Announcing a new release of the hexter DSSI plugin.


hexter is a software synthesizer that models the sound generation of
a Yamaha DX7 synthesizer. It can easily load most DX7 patch bank
files, accept patch editing commands via MIDI sys-ex messages, and
recreate the sound of the DX7 with greater accuracy than any other
open-source emulation (that the author is aware of...)  hexter
operates as a plugin for the Disposable Soft Synth Interface (DSSI).

New features in version 0.6.0 include:

* Implemented the LFO, amplitude modulation and pitch modulation
     (many thanks to Jamie Bullock)!

* Added TX7-style performance parameters, allowing configuration
     from the GUI of pitch bend range, portamento time, and
     sensitivity and assignment of the modulation wheel, foot
     controller, pressure (both channel and key), and breath

* Added DX7 patchbank loading code from Martin Tarenskeen, allowing
     hexter to load a number of additional patch file formats.

* Partially implemented portamento.  For now, the curves and times
     are wrong, but the plumbing is there.

More information about hexter and DSSI can be found at:


hexter is written by Sean Bolton, and copyright (c)2007 under
the GNU General Public License, version 2 or later.

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