[linux-audio-user] [ANN] hexter DX7 modeling DSSI plugin
markknecht at gmail.com
Wed Nov 3 15:37:02 EST 2004
Just a question. How does this soft synth manage to get around
violating the original Standford patents that were licensed to Yamaha?
Have they expired or something?
(I still have a DX-7...) ;-)
On Wed, 3 Nov 2004 12:07:45 -0800, Sean Bolton <musound at jps.net> wrote:
> Announcing the first public release of the hexter DSSI plugin.
> hexter is a software synthesizer that models the sound generation of
> a Yamaha DX7 synthesizer. Now you can have the sparkling, richly
> evolving sounds of this classic FM synth on your Linux workstation!
> There are a few things still missing from hexter's emulation of the
> DX7 (and it doesn't attempt more general FM synthesis like Native
> Instrument's FM7), however, even at its current stage of
> development, it is quite useable and recreates the sound of the DX7
> with greater accuracy than any previous open-source emulation (that
> the author is aware of....) It can easily load most of the thousands
> of DX7 patch bank files available on the Internet, and can accept
> patch editing commands via MIDI sys-ex messages from your favorite
> DX7 editor/librarian.
> hexter operates as a plugin for the DSSI Soft Synth Interface. DSSI
> is a plugin API for software instruments (soft synths) with user
> interfaces, permitting them to be hosted in-process by Linux audio
> applications. More information on DSSI can be found at:
> The latest hexter version (currently 0.5.7) can be obtained at:
> hexter requires a working DSSI host, liblo, GTK+ 1.2.x, plus the
> ALSA headers and LADSPA SDK.
> hexter is written by Sean Bolton, and copyright (c)2004 under the
> GNU General Public License, version 2 or later. hexter benefited
> greatly from previous open-source efforts, most notably Juan
> Linietsky's rx-saturno, and FluidSynth by Peter Hanappe, et al.
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