latest HEXTER synth in Windows

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96 posts since 8 Jun, 2007

Post Wed Dec 19, 2012 4:52 am

Guys, is there any way of running it in Windows ?
Is it possible to use DSSI outside of linux ?
I know there was a windows version compiled some time ago (CUTEVST HEXTER) but DSSI version progressed significantly.


530 posts since 1 May, 2011

Post Wed Dec 19, 2012 5:35 am

the CUTEVST Hexter was like 90% perfect. What was wrong with the project that it had to be dropped exactly? Why couldn't anyone sort out the problem and take on the projects source code? Why was the ball dropped so easily for such a worthwhile project? The CUTEVST guy went deep underground too, the guy must have changed his name or become a monk.

17684 posts since 11 Apr, 2010 from Germany

Post Wed Dec 19, 2012 5:42 am

2005-11-13 (November 13, 2005) - Sorry, took a closer look at GPL license and found out VST plugin interface is not compatible with it since it is proprietary code so I removed the plugins.
That's what the developer wrote on his homepage.

66 posts since 31 Jan, 2008

Post Wed Dec 19, 2012 9:28 am

Hexter is my fav synth for dx7 sounds.
The GUI is a little bit "vintage", but it sounds very good, in my opinion.

I'm not a developer, therefore I don't know how hard it would be to take the source and continue the project, but I would be very happy about it.

OT: does it exist another free dx7 vsti able to load sysex presets ?

407 posts since 27 Apr, 2006

Post Wed Dec 19, 2012 10:29 am

Hexter is one of my favorites, too. I wish I knew how other plugins, like Zyn, can get around the GPL to mantain a VST port. XD;

(I have the source of CUTEVST Hexter around here somewhere, but not so sure if it'd be okay to give it away.)

6588 posts since 6 Oct, 2004

Post Wed Dec 19, 2012 4:48 pm

pretty sure the linux folks have reverse engineered the troubling
Steinberg code legally. 'Festige' I believe is the gui app for loading
.dlls without the Steinberg legalese restricting it's inclusion in
linux distros. Credit to falkTX for coding it.

A glibc 2.15 based linux or newer is needed for the
new improved linux Hexter, unless someone compiles it
for older distros.

WattOS is a new enough ubuntu clone built for laptops,
of CD size, and synaptic can install the
extra audio apps, when the right repositories are added.
Many are already in the main repo.

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