Old 12-01-2021, 01:51 PM   #1
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I can't get Dexed to work - it doesn't load. I've tried versions 0.95 and 0.96 and I've compiled it myself too. No luck. It is installed in the right places but Reaper tells me it does not load. Any tips?
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Old 12-01-2021, 02:18 PM   #2
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Dexed 0.9.6 AU opened in Reaper the synth shows up and plays the sound.
It works surprisingly fine.
Cool a free softsynth plugin that works !
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Link to the website where I got that Dexed plugin https://asb2m10.github.io/dexed/

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Old 12-01-2021, 02:24 PM   #3
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My copy says it's version 0.9.4 and it runs fine on Manjaro.

Pretty sure I grabbed it from here:

https://kx.studio/Repositories:Plugins
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Old 12-03-2021, 03:23 AM   #4
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Reaper 6.42 on Linux Mint 20.2 here
just compiled dexed from https://github.com/asb2m10/dexed

after i followed the compiling step by step, dexed.so is created in
/home/$USER/.vst3/Dexed.vst3/Contents/x86_64-linux/Dexed.so
and is immediately recognized by Reaper

My steps were:
git clone https://github.com/asb2m10/dexed
cd dexed
git submodule update --init --recursive
./scripts/get-juce.sh
./scripts/projuce.sh
./scripts/build-lin.sh
success
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Old 12-03-2021, 06:20 AM   #5
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The latest Dexed VST3i (version 0.9.6) binary works fine here on Ubuntu 20.04. Just dragged and dropped into ~/.vst3 folder. Downloaded from here:

https://github.com/asb2m10/dexed/releases

(N.B. there are no VST2 or LV2 versions included with this release).

Distrho are still distributing the older 0.9.4 binaries for VST2 and LV2, which are downloadable from here: https://distrho.sourceforge.io/ports.php

They also work fine here.
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Old 12-03-2021, 04:12 PM   #6
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I just updated to the latest VST3 Github binary (thanks for the tip, Xasman!) and it is working on my machine. I'm also on Ubuntu 20.04.

I'm keeping the older 0.9.4 VST version so old projects don't break.

I'm glad they're posting Linux binaries now. Back in the day, they only had Windows (and maybe Mac) binaries.

jjcale_guitar, did you do the ldd test? Open a terminal window and CD to the directory where Dexed.so is located. Then type "ldd Dexed.so" (without the double quotes) Hit return, and you should get a list of dependencies. IF you get a "file not found" error in the dependencies list, that is your problem, there is a system package that Dexed needs that's not on your system.
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Old 12-04-2021, 01:39 AM   #7
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Thanks for the many tips guys! I've previously used Dexed a lot and I've missed it. Can't get enough synths!

I'll report back how it develops.
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Old 12-04-2021, 01:55 AM   #8
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Did the ldd command and got this:

ldd Dexed.so
./Dexed.so: /usr/lib64/libcurl.so.4: version `CURL_OPENSSL_4' not found (required by ./Dexed.so)
linux-vdso.so.1 (0x00007ffc311b0000)
/usr/lib64/libgtk3-nocsd.so.0 (0x00007fd90fbc7000)
libasound.so.2 => /usr/lib64/libasound.so.2 (0x00007fd90faa6000)
libfreetype.so.6 => /usr/lib64/libfreetype.so.6 (0x00007fd90f9ee000)
libcurl.so.4 => /usr/lib64/libcurl.so.4 (0x00007fd90f956000)
..........

It shows that I have libcurl.so.4 but it must the wrong version in some way. I'll dig deeper.....

EDIT: I think my libcurl version might be too new
libcurl.so.4 -> libcurl.so.4.7.0
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Old 12-04-2021, 02:36 AM   #9
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Success! The compile method worked! Thanks Slangbein and all others!

Happy days are here again!
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Old 12-04-2021, 07:20 AM   #10
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Dexed is great! I think last time around I never found the extra banks, the "Carts" (Cartridges?). A metric tonne of sounds.
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Old 12-04-2021, 08:16 AM   #11
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Quote:
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Dexed is great!...
Indeed it is! Many thanks to the wonderful developers for making Dexed available open source and also for their continuing commitment to the project.

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"Carts" (Cartridges?)...
Yes, that's correct. The original hardware DX7 had a slot for plugging in optional memory expansion cartridges with extra presets, so this concept has been included in Dexed too.

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Old 12-05-2021, 01:37 AM   #12
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Yeah, big thanks!
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