Package Details: dexed-git 0.9.6.r0.g11ae4d7-2

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Package Base: dexed-git
Description: A software synth closely modelled on the Yamaha DX7 (git version)
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Licenses: GPL3
Conflicts: dexed, dexed-vst-git
Provides: dexed
Submitter: SpotlightKid
Maintainer: SpotlightKid
Last Packager: SpotlightKid
Votes: 12
Popularity: 0.000028
First Submitted: 2018-03-23 22:57 (UTC)
Last Updated: 2021-04-25 18:06 (UTC)

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SpotlightKid commented on 2021-03-05 16:23 (UTC)

@randomnobody: PKGBUILD updated.

randomnobody commented on 2021-03-05 06:31 (UTC)

Recently fails to build with error: line 53: ./scripts/ No such file or directory

Gimmeapill commented on 2020-12-30 20:50 (UTC)

@SpotlightKid: confirmed, it builds fine now - thanks!

SpotlightKid commented on 2020-12-29 16:56 (UTC)

@Gimmeapill: fixed (I think)

Gimmeapill commented on 2020-12-27 18:25 (UTC)

Hi SpotlightKid,

In order to build in a clean chroot (with extra-x86_64-build) a few more dependencies are needed: 'libx11' 'libxrandr' 'libxinerama' 'libxcursor' 'jack'

kamelie1706 commented on 2020-05-21 21:19 (UTC) (edited on 2020-05-21 21:22 (UTC) by kamelie1706)

Thx! Totally missed that it was included there. For the preset ... the preset selection is not empty when I open the gui. Thx for checking!

SpotlightKid commented on 2020-05-21 21:00 (UTC) (edited on 2020-05-21 21:05 (UTC) by SpotlightKid)

@kamelie1706: The LV2 version of Dexed is available in the distrho-lv2-git package. The port is not from the original author of Dexed, thats why it's a different package.

Re: selecting presets in Carla, works here, but the preset names are not displayed in the drop-down select, it just has 32 empty entries. Could be a bug either in Carla or Dexed, I'll check with Carla's author.

kamelie1706 commented on 2020-05-21 20:36 (UTC)

This is a pity lv2 is not on the table (while claimed on the front page - almost first line ...): Multi platform (OS X, Windows or Linux) and multi format (VST, AU, LV2)

Or did I miss something?

I cannot manage to select the preset from the rack in Carla, need to open the gui. Minor bug but is there a setup I missed?

Overall the best synth we have!

SpotlightKid commented on 2020-04-27 18:17 (UTC)

@all The VST2 build works again, thanks to upstream. This requires the steinberg-vst36 AUR package in makedepends, so let's hope that Steinberg keeps the source file for that available for download.

SpotlightKid commented on 2020-01-31 12:45 (UTC)

@QuentinFaidide: it seems that upstream removed the VST2 build from the Linux Makefile. Not much I can do about it, really. I tried running Projucer to create a Linux build with VST2 support, but wasn't successful. I created an upstream issue:

QuentinFaidide commented on 2020-01-29 22:00 (UTC)

As of right now, the only library file provided after compilation is Dexed.a, and not, so the script fails at install stage (when copying .so). Should be easy to fix though.

SpotlightKid commented on 2018-08-21 14:00 (UTC)

Notice: the updated package version (*), which I put out last week, now has a functioning plug-in and stand-alone version again!

SpotlightKid commented on 2018-03-31 18:27 (UTC)

Heads up: unfortunately the Dexed VST plugin does not work on Linux in release 0.9.4. I've filed a bug in Dexed's Github issue tracker. Until this is resolved I can only recommend to return to release 0.9.3 if you need the VST plugin. The new standalone version in release 0.9.4 seems to work ok, though.

Here's a PKGBUILD, which you can use for version 0.9.3:

SpotlightKid commented on 2018-03-22 16:32 (UTC)

@Gimmeapill: thanks for looking into this. I have also noticed that this is not handled consistently. I think I'd prefer the lower-case binary unless there is a compelling reason to use an uppercase name. I just think it's easier when using the terminal.

I also probably should add a .desktop file and an icon now.

Gimmeapill commented on 2018-03-22 11:10 (UTC) (edited on 2018-03-22 11:10 (UTC) by Gimmeapill)

Regarding the capitalization of the binary: I was not too sure so I put everything to lower case.

But after searching a bit, it seems to be fine to have a binary name with upper cases. Some official packages do it, for ex:

So the install line can leave the name as is (and keep it consistent with the vst name):

install -Dm755 build/Dexed "${pkgdir}/usr/bin/Dexed"

Gimmeapill commented on 2018-03-21 22:22 (UTC) (edited on 2018-03-21 22:22 (UTC) by Gimmeapill)

@SpotlightKid: No obvious build switch for jack support, but as a workaround you can apparently wrap the standalone application with Carla via «Add Jack application» (needs beta6, as per

And actually, the vst itself seems to be broken in most hosts at the moment (this is possibly related to vst3 support and/or vst2.4 deprecation).

SpotlightKid commented on 2018-03-20 20:02 (UTC)

@Gimmeapill: thanks for the heads up! I changed the PKGBUILD according to your suggestion. Ideally, the package should now be renamed to just "dexed-git". I might do that later.

Do you know whether it is possible to build the standalone version with JACK support?

Gimmeapill commented on 2018-03-20 19:43 (UTC)

As per the changelog of version 0.9.4 freshly released, Dexed also comes as a standalone version, which is built by default.

So this only requires one additional line in the package function:

install -Dm755 build/Dexed "${pkgdir}/usr/bin/dexed"

(I didn't capitalize on purpose)