4.5 / 5     (114 votes)
Win32 Win64 OSX Linux
Dexed is a FM synth closely modeled on the Yamaha DX7.

The goal of this project is to be a tool/companion for the original DX7. Sound engine with 'float' value parameters, different waveform à la TX81z would be great but anything that goes beyond the DX7 should and will be a fork of this project. This is to keep the compatibility with the original machine.
  • Multi platform (OS X, Windows, Linux) and multi format (VST, could build a AU also); by using JUCE.
  • The sound engine music-synthesizer-for-android is closely modeled on the original DX7 characteristics.
  • 144 DAW automatable DX7 parameters available from one single panel.
  • Fully supports DX7 input and output Sysex messages; including controller change. This means that you can use this with a native DX7/TX7 as a patch editor.
  • Each operator have a realtime VU meter to know which one is active.
  • Can load/save any DX7/TX7 sysex programs. It is also possible to save a single program into a different sysex file.
  • Comes with a 1024 programs compilation.
Ray H Mar 03 2024
Mar 03 2024
I can't seem to open it up in Ableton. I tried this version, didn't work, also tried the version with the separate VST installation, installed in the correct location, rescanned, tried both 32 and 64 bit version, but it just doesn't load up in Ableton.
Tex Dec 07 2023
(5 / 5)
Dec 07 2023
This synth is great, I'm just now learning it but the sounds are incredible. I downloaded the recent version and couldn't find the dll for VST file... I went on the github after a reddit search and downloaded an older version. https://github.com/asb2m10/dexed/releases/tag/v0.9.4hf1 . I love that there's VST and a standalone, thank you.
Joe X Feb 08 2024
Feb 08 2024
Cihan Sep 03 2023
(5 / 5)
Sep 03 2023
For whoever wants to install .syx files on their Dexed; press CART button under the patch name and you'll see a SHOW DIR button in the opening screen,it shows the folder location of cartridge files. Put your .syx files in there
dx7 Aug 15 2023
(5 / 5)
Aug 15 2023
Anonymous Aug 01 2023
Aug 01 2023
Only 32 presets? I remember there being more. Oh well...
DX7_Guy Sep 02 2023
Sep 02 2023
Brah. There's TONS more. This badboy can read original DX7 patches! https://yamahablackboxes.com/collection/yamaha-dx7-synthesizer/patches/
mathias Jul 12 2023
Jul 12 2023
It takes long to download, and looks complicated af... I don't understand most of it, but i hope it's good.
gqewqrgsd Oct 26 2023
Oct 26 2023
It makes it good dingus
ap Jul 09 2023
Jul 09 2023
I've downloaded it but when I open reaper and add a new virtual instrument it doesnt come up. Can anyone help?
Jared Feb 28 2023
(5 / 5)
Feb 28 2023
I love dexed. don't use it enough. I bought a plugin called RBASS by waves. if you use synths you need it cause it adds a great bottom end to all synths and drums. that and some reverb really gives this some life. also, look for as many sounds online, that are free, it will give you a lot more sounds to play with
Paul Jan 03 2023
Jan 03 2023
Guys, checking the file with Virustotal.com it says it has 2 virus, is it an error?
Daniel Jan 04 2023
Jan 04 2023
The file Dexed_win.zip did not show any viruses scanning the file with 'McAffee Total Protection'. This is what I can add to this on downloading it on 4th of Jan, 2023. Rgds Dan
Szleppy Dec 10 2022
(5 / 5)
Dec 10 2022
Instant 1986. This is the #1 synth vst, in my humble opinion. Total bass heaven. You can download literally eight hundred bazillion patches for this synth and very easily tweak each the of the six layered FM synths that comprise each patch. Because the Dx7 was a digital synth - the first one regular people could buy - it's possible to build an exact replica in software, and this is an exact replica. It's everything great about the legendary mid-80s bass sounds, which were pretty much the high-water mark for synth bass, because they didn't get any more sophisticated after that. But so much easier to tweak than the hardware DX. This is my home base for bass.
FulopNandor Dec 10 2022
(5 / 5)
Dec 10 2022
This piece of SW fulfilled a dream of mine, dating back to the early 90s, when I first encountered a Yamaha DX7!:-) A million thanks to the developer! Has 32-bit support for Dexed been permanently discontinued? (It was still there in 0.9.4, but 0.9.5 and 0.9.6 could no longer be installed under Windows 8.1: "Internal Error: cannot expand "commonpf64" constant on this version of Windows.")
Jamin boolin Dec 01 2022
(5 / 5)
Dec 01 2022
Bro who ever made this guy you are my hero. I love you and thank you so much for creating this plugin buy
Eel Aug 08 2022
(5 / 5)
Aug 08 2022
One of the greats! Thank you!!
Proteus Aug 02 2022
(5 / 5)
Aug 02 2022
Awesome emulation!
Dr Tonka Mar 14 2022
(5 / 5)
Mar 14 2022
Dexed is a simple Must Have. There are a handful of required VSTs. This is one of them. There are literally tens of thousands of presets available for download for this thing on the web, so there's plenty for people to play with. At the same time, the UI lays out the DX7 FM processing in a very clear, albeit busy, manner. Programming FM is still a daunting and unintuitive task, but Dexed makes it clearer to understand as opposed to the itty bitty LCD screen on a DX7. As I said, this is a REQUIRED download. You want FM? This is the deal, full stop. You want reverb and juicy stuff like that? There's plenty of VSTs for all your audio needs.
Adam Jul 21 2022
Jul 21 2022
What other required VSTs would you also recommend? I'm trying out different people's recommendations, and enjoying finding some real gems.
Eel Aug 08 2022
Aug 08 2022
try Monofury, Whispair, VK-1 Viking Synthesizer, Crystal, Wave Manuel, SE PolyMod KX, Quilcom Trout, Crust by Eugene Yakshin.
Edwin Dec 14 2021
Dec 14 2021
No funciona en windows 32 bits
Jared Oct 28 2021
(5 / 5)
Oct 28 2021
One of my favorites because of all of the presets that can be found online. once you learn how to add them to your computer, then add them to dexed to pull up it is great. Some of these sounds are just what I am looking for. The bell sounds are great, Cocteau Twin goth like tones. A lot of great sounds. I started to write down the file folder and presets I liked cause I would find one I loved, record with it, then forget where I found it! The tuning knob is great to tune to your guitar or other instruments. It is a classic and though you have to dig around, there are some great sounds. Add an external REVERB and the always loved VALHALLA SUPERMASSIVE and this thing sounds a lot better than what you hear on youtube demo vids for sure.
Rui Catarino Oct 06 2021
Oct 06 2021
The vsti called Dexed 0.96 is now only on x64 bits and dont have a 32 bits version actually.
JhonnyBoy Sep 14 2021
(5 / 5)
Sep 14 2021
It has more than 700 sounds! It works well as VST in Cakewalk!
Jared Sep 12 2021
(5 / 5)
Sep 12 2021
I love this synth. I run it into a great reverb, oril river, and a great compressor, klangheim much he, and it sounds great. I have all the free extra presets in my comp so there are many great sounds on tap. Every musician needs this. Especially if you find all the extra ones
John Burns Jul 29 2021
Jul 29 2021
Very good but I can say with confidence that I would literally never reach for a synth with this many controls. Very powerful and (potentially) good sounding synth but I have no idea what is going on. I used NI FM8 for a long time. I think that was similar to this but that had a much more intuitive interface. This is just bewildering.
John Burns Aug 03 2021
Aug 03 2021
OK. Changed my mind about this one. Sounds great. It's a keeper. Though I suspect I'll be relying on patches and not doing much editing.
Jared Sep 12 2021
Sep 12 2021
Don't touch a thing but on bottom left, level is volume, tuning to match other instruments. Algorithm changes the sound of the instrument. But I don't touch anything else.
Steve Bees Jul 23 2021
Jul 23 2021
I'm unable to run this once I open it from the .zip as Apple says it can't verify that it's free from malware. Any options?
MC Squared Aug 27 2021
Aug 27 2021
Make sure your security settings allow it: Preferences - Security.
Philip Jul 14 2021
Jul 14 2021
Hi. Maybe a dumb question, but how do I use it as a VST in FL Studio please? The unzipped download file contains an exe-file which FL Studio doesn't recognize. Thank you.
Drizz Jul 15 2021
Jul 15 2021
Open the exe perhaps
Koya Jul 17 2021
Jul 17 2021
After some sort of disagreement with the creator, the .dll file has been removed from Dexed. So you cannot use this with Ableton unless you can find a 7.3 version or earlier.
Pat Aug 15 2021
Aug 15 2021
Check the install log, it installs the dll in a separate location. Mine was in common files
Gladson Nov 24 2021
Nov 24 2021
You can use VST3 plugin in Ableton which is under C:Program FilesCommon FilesVST3.. Preferences--> Plugins-->VST3 Plugin Custom Folder-->Browse
Pouya Jul 04 2021
Jul 04 2021
I already installed the mac version but it works like an app and does not appear in my Ableton plugins. Can you help me to fix it?
jared808 May 29 2021
(5 / 5)
May 29 2021
I can't say enough good things. Find patches called dx7 all the web, KBMag_syx, synlib dx tx (marc bareille), synprez, tons of banks of 32 sounds each. Great sounds no need to tinker, just put a little reverb on it and go.
Honest John Mar 12 2021
(5 / 5)
Mar 12 2021
Honestly this is the very best DX7 emulations around. Hope this gets maintenance updates by the developer, yet even if not it seem open source now and some forked version also already flying around. Really good gem and an absolute must have for anyone into fm.
STORE3 Feb 17 2021
(4 / 5)
Feb 17 2021
EDUARDO PINHEIRO - ED'14 Jan 11 2021
(5 / 5)
Jan 11 2021
SYNTH_LORD Dec 09 2020
(5 / 5)
Dec 09 2020
This thing is a beast, it looks intimidating as fuck at first, but its a damn near perfect replication with a more in-depth approach than the standard dx7. tbh this thing can make some really cool sounds but also really easy to fuck up your shit if you dont know what you're doing. look at a yt tutorial to help better get associated with this vst. on the plus side, there a site where you can download 13000 diffrent voices
Drewmaster Dec 09 2020
Dec 09 2020
where and which website? what is the address?
Robert Jan 14 2021
Jan 14 2021
Personally I use Dexed to edit my sound which I throwback into my real DX7 because the depth is not exactly the same for me. It sounds fuller through the machine.
Liam Mar 02 2021
Mar 02 2021
https://forum.audiob.us/discussion/23944/kq-dixie-new-au-fm-synth . Check here for sysex
Ishtvan Oct 13 2020
(5 / 5)
Oct 13 2020
The BEST of the best !!!
Bob Angelo Aug 31 2020
(5 / 5)
Aug 31 2020
I find it a pain to create sounds using FM synthesis... but this VSTi sounds nearly exactly the same as the legendary Yamaha DX-7, and has a far better user interface. Perfect VSTi !!!
OHHHYOW Aug 28 2020
(4 / 5)
Aug 28 2020
This is insane
Michael Jul 25 2020
Jul 25 2020
Curious if the problme with navigation of cartridge was ever fixed
Water Bottle Jul 09 2020
(4 / 5)
Jul 09 2020
Love this plugin! It would be great if I could use the mod wheel with my mouse, because my cheap midi controller doesn't have one :P
Mark Apr 06 2020
(4 / 5)
Apr 06 2020
Would pay for this if portamento would be added.
Bobby Apr 04 2020
(5 / 5)
Apr 04 2020
Thank you very much for the best DX7 Plugin !
CHARLES Apr 04 2020
(5 / 5)
Apr 04 2020
thank you so much for this plugin.
roy Kasika Apr 01 2020
(5 / 5)
Apr 01 2020
Thanks so much Digital Suburban for creating this! how can we ever repay you? this is a great tool for my social distancing season of 2020! Love and Light. Stay at home folks
bence Mar 31 2020
Mar 31 2020
Hi. My cubase 5 does not seem to import the VST. I install it in the default VST folder where all my VSTs are, but it's not there in Cubase. Any idea?
seven Mar 25 2020
Mar 25 2020
The best dx7 emulation out there. It can come up with some really interesting sounds, and if you find it too complex to program, it has some sick patches including classic ones. Honestly one of the best free synths out there imo.
N.Vera Mar 24 2020
(5 / 5)
Mar 24 2020
Thanks for this plugin!
JPX Mar 18 2020
(5 / 5)
Mar 18 2020
Simply The BEST!!!! *************
John Feb 13 2020
(5 / 5)
Feb 13 2020
Absolutely phenomenal! It has a bit of a steep learning curve, but it's worth it. There are zillions of presets that make this a synth that is so versatile, one can get along with this by itself.
Jason Jan 31 2020
(5 / 5)
Jan 31 2020
Amazing synth. Love the fact that you can load sysex files into it. This is a rare gem. Kudos to the developers for an amazing FM Synth and for making it free!!!
BUBO the Owl Dec 09 2019
(5 / 5)
Dec 09 2019
BlackWinny Dec 18 2019
Dec 18 2019
N'oublie pas la collection Dexed_Cart que j'ai faite et qui est au milieu de la page web de Dexed ! Amicalement ! Jacques (alias BlackWinny, un de tes lecteurs sur Audiofanzine)
Markus Dec 29 2019
Dec 29 2019
Merci Jacques. La collection est super belle. Tout le monde devrait telecharger ce truc. Amities Markus
Jim Dec 02 2019
(4 / 5)
Dec 02 2019
Love it! Sounds fantastic. One issue though: I can't seem to be able to save any of my own sounds. Tried to save my own patches with different names, they don't show up, when I try to tweak an existing preset, I always end up getting the original = doesn't save it. Any ideas?
BlackWinny Dec 18 2019
Dec 18 2019
Hi Jim ! If you are member of KVR or Audiofanzine, send me a PM and I'll explain that to you in details. I'm the author of the Dexed_Cart which is in the section "Cartridge Manager" at the bottom of the home page of Dexed.
Anonymous Nov 17 2019
(5 / 5)
Nov 17 2019
Easily one of the best synths (free or paid) ever. I highly recommend this. Is is a little bit tricky to use if you aren't used to FM synthesis, but once you figure it out you will be creating usable sounds in no time. Something to know is that the (over 1000!) included presets unfortunately do not sound very good, so I recommend learning how to create your own sounds.
Digital Rules Oct 27 2019
(5 / 5)
Oct 27 2019
An excellent emulation, this comes quite close to the sound of the real DX-7! I like this Dexed synth a lot!
Waterbot Oct 06 2019
(5 / 5)
Oct 06 2019
This sounds good! Perfect for my OST!
faramarz Aug 25 2019
Aug 25 2019
Fantastic, i enjoyed this, so many thanks
Anonymous Aug 17 2019
(4 / 5)
Aug 17 2019
Chethan Sept 15 2019
Sept 15 2019
Your DAW probably has a bridge feature that allows your 32 bit VST to be compatible with 64 bit platforms. However, it is better to just use the 64 bit version to be safe.
Redeen Jul 26 2019
(5 / 5)
Jul 26 2019
This is possibly the most accurate emulator I've ever encountered, and here is a shootout video to prove it (hardware DX7 versus Dexed): https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=D3xCO8tB1kg . Hit the CART button and there are *thousands* of presets at your disposal. Apparently this VST can import real patch [meta]data (note - I never owned a DX, so correct me if I'm wrong). For me, it's crashing when I hit the pedal or other controllers, and some notes stuck. I need to try it with a different controller or OS (running via Jack on Ubuntu/Wine).
Rene Jun 18 2019
Jun 18 2019
I'm trying to install the programm on windows 10 pro and everytime it shows the same error : The File name, directory name, or volume label syntax is incorrect I've tried to change the name, check my hardisk, and everything, but it still shows the same error.I though it was hardware error, but eventually it's not. Does anyone know what's the problem here?
jayrope Jun 02 2019
Jun 02 2019
Dexed sounds like a pretty accurate simulation of an actual DX7 (unlike a DX7II). I compared with a real TX7 and the Arturia V version. To me number one is still the real thing, however Dexed makes second place for me. Liek the original it sounds a little rougher and it survives better in a crowded mix than the Arturia version. GUI is a matter of taste, i don't comment on this. Soundwise Dexed works great, besides a little knick on the S&H, which should't be clicking that hard (Arturia sounds too soft there). So, Bravo! And thank you very much for giving this to the world for free. You must be an awesome person.
Nathalíe Perobelli Apr 08 2019
(5 / 5)
Apr 08 2019
This is a rarity and for free ? Better !!! Quality is over 1.000 !!! I love this synthesizer! Congrats to the developers !!!
Hugo Apr 06 2019
(5 / 5)
Apr 06 2019
I like the preset sounds very much. Pure, simple and clear. Quality over quantity!
Koz Mar 10 2019
(4 / 5)
Mar 10 2019
I really like Dexed and have used it for a while now. All of a sudden,in March 2019, it has started crashing my DAW upon opening. Now it may well be that some other VST that I've installed has caused Dexed to misbehave in this way. Deciphering that conumdrum is going to be fun ... not.
Alex Mar 05 2019
(5 / 5)
Mar 05 2019
The naysayers here clearly have no patience to figure out how to get a grip on the UI, because it's totally worth the hassle. This is as good as open-source FM synths go, by far!
Vainsfrosty Jan 27 2019
(1 / 5)
Jan 27 2019
It has nice sounds. It just does not have a proper organized understanding, on where certain effects are! Sorry I had to trash it! Whoever designed this, should be better with giving the user a better understand of this damn thing! I also notice that it crashes a lot! I should not have to keep resetting the plug in! If I am in command +tab mode to switch between Logic Pro X and Google Chrome, or whatever tab that I am using at the time, when I go back to logic, it will not sound when I touch the keys on my keyboard controller! I have to reset the instrument plug in tab! This Is not good at all! It shows that if I am in production mode, recording a song, & I may have to stop for a second or two, to look something up, or maybe to do something important, when I will come back to Logic Pro X, the DEXED will have to be reset, or it will not sound with what is recorded on a track region. This would be very unprofessional around musicians & engineers that no better! Good luck to whoever use this! I'll just get the original DX 7 plugin from Arturia!
Anonymous Jan 27 2019
Jan 27 2019
How is the ADSR controlled? There is no letters on any of the effect knobs, to indicate where it is located!
Anton Hosinsky Feb 23 2019
Feb 23 2019
The DX7 does not have a dedicated ADSR, instead each operator has its own envelope generator (EG) with time and rate controls, which are clearly seen on the GUI. You must know a little bit about FM synthesis to make edits.
Kieran Apr 17 2019
Apr 17 2019
Oh, this is great. Must be how people in the 80s felt upon the DX7's release.
lee Jan 12 2019
(5 / 5)
Jan 12 2019
Excellent vsti. Thanks.
NJNSKY Jan 06 2019
(5 / 5)
Jan 06 2019
Amazing! works perfectly with Ableton 9.5
mark Nov 19 2018
Nov 19 2018
Hello Folks. And a huge thank you to Digital Suburban for this amazing instrument. How and where do i find additional presets, i only have the few that it downloaded with from this site,... thank you once again.
Riff Nov 29 2018
Nov 29 2018
DJ PIT Oct 19 2018
(5 / 5)
Oct 19 2018
Great work, thank you.
fie Oct 04 2018
(5 / 5)
Oct 04 2018
Very nice sounds.
快乐爱的小精灵 Sept 28 2018
(1 / 5)
Sept 28 2018
Incompatible with Windows XP.
Pit the Younger Feb 03 2019
Feb 03 2019
In 2018? Are you kidding??
Rahul_Does Mar 26 2019
Mar 26 2019
Yes. It is the best and two of my 3 computers run it. Win XP, forever!
Andy Sept 10 2018
Sept 10 2018
I've downloaded it and installed it into Logic 9, but now I can't seem to find it... it's not showing up. :-(
Darko Aug 18 2018
(5 / 5)
Aug 18 2018
A great FM synth! And it is free!
AM May 24 2018
(5 / 5)
May 24 2018
This is pretty good for a free emulation of the legendary DX7. I like this a lot! Bravo! 5/5
Jo May 21 2018
(5 / 5)
May 21 2018
thank's, very good sound dx7 !!
Anonymous May 09 2018
(4 / 5)
May 09 2018
This is free yet it offers far more presets and flexibility compared to Arturia's DX-7 clone. How can something this fantastic not even be donationware. I would pay £100 for this, it's that good.
ctho May 05 2018
May 05 2018
Seriously, how is this free? i've heard side by side comparisons to the actual DX7, and it's phenominally close, almost identical, i'd pay at least $100 for this plugin, it's that good.
DJ-STEPS Apr 20 2018
(5 / 5)
Apr 20 2018
Proteus Apr 01 2018
(5 / 5)
Apr 01 2018
Dexed is a convincing and great sounding emulation of the Yamaha DX7. Free and sonically accurate. The fact that it can load DX7 sysex patches makes it even better.
papwalker Mar 30 2018
(4 / 5)
Mar 30 2018
Awesome!!! Built patches side by side and Dexed is for the most part identical. Make sure you have the latest version.
nl Feb 19 2018
Feb 19 2018
Can I store my sounds without over-writing the presets? I want to keep the presets, too. How?
Anonymous Jan 20 2018
Jan 20 2018
I had one, purchased right when the II was released. I learned to program it from scratch np. I love you for this. Nothing compares to FM synthesis, or the minds that created this technology. You can count yourself in that group. Thank you!!
Chris Dec 09 2017
(5 / 5)
Dec 09 2017
Awesome! Came across this the other day and started using it with MainStage. Works really well and is a perfect alternative to having to use my actual DX7 which can be a bit temperamental. Thanks so much for building this!
Clint Nov 16 2017
Nov 16 2017
Unable to load download. My computer says it has to know who created the dexed program.
charlie simmons Nov 25 2017
Nov 25 2017
You have to select the option to allow the files to load as long as you believe they are safe to use. There is no program that can stop you from installing or accessing files unless you are in a corporate environment. Use that option wisely.
Adrian Georges Nov 04 2017
Nov 04 2017
Absolutely cool engine. Sounds brillant. Thanks a lot.
oldskool Oct 16 2017
(5 / 5)
Oct 16 2017
I recently downloaded the synth banks for this, and am a huge fan of this plugin! The original DX patches work brilliantly with this plugin, have been using it nonstop in my production work! Cheers!
harun Oct 04 2017
(5 / 5)
Oct 04 2017
I use it since a lot of years, I still love it, useful in lot of situations !
Jason Sept 14 2017
Sept 14 2017
Keeps crashing. I have tried reinstalling it and it freezes my DAW everytime
Alex Sept 18 2017
Sept 18 2017
In wich daw ???
Mato Aug 29 2017
(5 / 5)
Aug 29 2017
This is a very close emulation of the Yamaha DX7 synth. For a freebie plugin this synth sounds excellent. Really great freeware. And loading sysex patches from the DX7 is so much fun.
YODAKIDODA Apr 19 2017
Apr 19 2017
Is it compatible with Macshine Native Instruments?
Andy C Apr 07 2017
Apr 07 2017
Love your software! Great job!!! Thanks so much for sharing! This is a Godsend!! Is it possible to save my favourite voices to one 32 voice sysex patch, as in, for example, a compilation of the best pads, for easy access, instead of fishing through the many different folders of "DX7_AllTheWeb". Thanks, Andy.
David Mar 25 2017
(4 / 5)
Mar 25 2017
Love it, but can't find DX7 sounds.
Juan Riccio Feb 22 2017
(5 / 5)
Feb 22 2017
I've had the original DX7, then got myself a DX7 II-s (I modded it with the Grey Matter Response E! board, anyone remember that?), and finally an SY-77 just because it had "real" pianos for gigs. I still have the latter two. This is the closest I've heard to the real thing. Not exactly identical, but 1) remember the velocity issue - all Yamaha keyboards at the time were limited to around 105 max velocity. Maybe the plugin could use an option to map 0-127 to 0-105 or whatever the limit was? This would make some patches less squeaky/harsh. 2) This plugin only emulates the digital circuits that performed FM. The sound of the hardware synth also has D/A converters and preamps. These add some noise, distortion, "grit", "magic" or "mojo", whatever you want to call it. I haven't tried, but I guess that if you really want a phylologically perfect emulation, it would only require: a) limiting the velocities by some clever DAW remapping, b) inserting a couple of plugins after dexed's output: add some noise, maybe add bit reduction to 12 bit (if it isn't 12 bit already) and a (little) bit of preamp simulation (but no tube preamps, guys!).
tz Feb 21 2017
(5 / 5)
Feb 21 2017
Realy great work. I love it!
Scarf Feb 05 2017
(5 / 5)
Feb 05 2017
Great work!
Hans Feb 02 2017
(5 / 5)
Feb 02 2017
Seems great to me. Can't find the Wakko-Jacco preset I remember from the 80's. (Both DX7 and DX9 as far as I remember)
vcs3 Jan 04 2017
(5 / 5)
Jan 04 2017
The DX100/9/21/27 are a 4 operator FM synth and the DX7 6 operator, so there not compatible with DX7 architecture.
Martin Tarenskeen May 04 2021
May 04 2021
Late reply, but this question still frequently asked. DX9 is very much compatible with DX7. It is possible to load DX9 SysEx in DX7 and Dexed, only 2 operators and a handful of parameters will be disabled or initialized. DX100/27/21/11 and for example also FB01, TX81Z, TQ5/YS200, DS55, and V50 are 4-operator synths that are not SysEx compatible. SysEx from these synths can be converted to Dexed/DX7 format using my Python project DXconvert that you can find at http://dxconvert.martintarenskeen.nl
Denis Mathys Nov 24 2016
(5 / 5)
Nov 24 2016
Your software is amazing, thank you so much for sharing it!
Mr.Tom Jul 04 2016
Jul 04 2016
I had a Yamaha DX100, which was the smaller version to the DX21. The DX7 was better than both of those, but the FM synthesis was the same. This virtual synth is AWESOME, it imports only DX7 sysex, but it SO accurate in regards to replication! If you just want to play the DX7 sound patches for your recording software (DAW) and you do not need a synth module like the Korg Volca FM.. THIS IS ALL YOU NEED!
Don Montaigne Jul 01 2016
Jul 01 2016
Does anyone else have a problem with this instrument crashing? I've tried the Windows 32 and 64 bit versions with the same result. I have Windows 7 64 bit and am using LMMS. LMMS might be the problem, so if anyone has experience with the program, please let me know.
lukas owens Jul 28 2016
Jul 28 2016
Yeah, it's lmms I have used it with ableton, fl, and sony acid too, it works in all of those, another thing could be your computer.
Mark Yurkovic Jun 26 2016
(4 / 5)
Jun 26 2016
Using it in DP8 to try to transfer patches to a Volca FM..... doesn't give me the ability to transfer? Mac OS... Any advice? very frustrated! tandm.yurkovic@comcast.net
Mark Jun 15 2016
(5 / 5)
Jun 15 2016
The best Fm synth
jbro Apr 24 2016
Apr 24 2016
When I go to init patch, only one operator plays. How do I enable the other operators ?
Troy Oct 05 2016
Oct 05 2016
Turn up the level volume of the other osc's
Kamal Apr 10 2016
Apr 10 2016
This plug in is truly incredible. thank you !!
Roger Apr 09 2016
(3 / 5)
Apr 09 2016
E'thing perfect. A question: can I assign a different folder for sysex? I must copy all of mine to the dir dexed uses by default... TIA!
Roger Apr 09 2016
(5 / 5)
Apr 09 2016
This is awesome! It solved ALL my probs with my DX7IIFD... :-) THANKS!!! ... if anyond is interested: I actualle figured out how to read/write the floppies using a cheap (Windows) 10!) PC USB drive, and I know how to bundle the sysex couple-wise and write them on the Floppy xxx.Ixx. Take care everybody!
Anonymous Feb 13 2016
(5 / 5)
Feb 13 2016
Thanks this is what I was looking for!
xanu Aug 07 2015
Aug 07 2015
Not responsingb to sysex in Logic or Life. Anyone a solution?
SecludedSandwitch Jul 22 2015
Jul 22 2015
I just downloaded this and the DX7 Alltheweb preset packs, when i use the AU in logic pro x and try to open the SYX files, they are all greyed out, I cannot select them that is. Does anyone know how to open these files with Dexed in Logic?
Puddn Jul 18 2015
(5 / 5)
Jul 18 2015
Some of the people on here have no idea of the beauty of FM. I own a real DX7 and this is the nearest I've heard to the real synth. I love the sound of FM it is my favorite type of synthesis. I also have FM8 and this is soooo much better than FM8 in my opinion. There is nothing wrong with the GUI at all. I've been looking for a good DX7 editor librarian and this is a dream come true. Thank you so much. You have made me very happy. Some of the people complaining here haven't got a clue about FM. Don't listen to them. This is well worth the download.
TJ Jul 14 2015
(5 / 5)
Jul 14 2015
By far the best in this catagory! Peeps talking bad about the gui need to get a life- theres more to plugs than gui's. Been using it so often for long that i kinda take it for granted (shame on me). This is 5 star awesomeness for real!!!
kronos Jul 09 2015
(5 / 5)
Jul 09 2015
FM synthesis is limited per se. DEXED does what it has to do, nothing more nor less. Great if you want metallic sounds, it is not an analog sounding synth, don t blame it for that !
Robin Jul 07 2015
Jul 07 2015
Everything I hate about keyboards of the 80's is here in one VST
Ken B Jun 21 2015
(0 / 5)
Jun 21 2015
I do not know what is going on here. The one I downloaded has 32 very poor presets, useless.... sorry.
alex Sept 25 2016
Sept 25 2016
Looks like you don't know much about synths. If you don't like the presets make your own and if you don't wanna program, then use samples.
Ricksails Jun 18 2015
(3 / 5)
Jun 18 2015
Love the e-piano sound that I coupled with a terrific chorus and reverb. Sounds exactly like my old Yamaha TX802. The only problem I have is the pitch doesn't seem to be exactly 440. Does anyone know how to tweak it for more correct tuning. PS: Not trying to tune while in chorus mode etc.
A Believer May 26 2015
(5 / 5)
May 26 2015
I finally found God. He is using "Digital Suburban" as an alias!
DEE-EX Apr 23 2015
(5 / 5)
Apr 23 2015
Dunno what anyone is complaining about with this plugin the price is right and this has saved me forking out for a 2nd hand DX7, all the sounds I want are right there and far more tweakable enjoyable and portable!!! Amazing!
terr Mar 31 2015
Mar 31 2015
any1 tried using with maschine? it finds it, but will not find it if that makes sense (no ticks in preferences ) can some1 point out what goin on pleease?
Joe Mar 25 2015
(5 / 5)
Mar 25 2015
Really like this but can somebody please help me save patches. Once i like my sound I press SAVE but when I load this sysex file it reverts the first sound from the bank I was in? Please help!!
Steve Aug 01 2015
Aug 01 2015
I am having the same problem. I'm maybe just doing something wrong. Fantastic vst synth though. I had an original DX7 years ago. This is just bang on the money. Great sound, great to have those DX sounds again. Just wish I could save my creations and keep them.
xanu Mar 20 2015
Mar 20 2015
Great work.. would be nice to have this as AU.
Anonymous Mar 13 2015
Mar 13 2015
HI, excellent sounding but I cannot seem to load all the 2000 presets that I got. Not sure how to do this. I can load 1 at a time and listen to it. Can you help give me instructions.
Mr Deluxe Mar 10 2015
(4 / 5)
Mar 10 2015
Absolutly fantastic! I made lots of patches back in the days on my DX7 with a editor on a Mac Plus. The DEXED is even better than the real thing! I hope in the future the DEXED will have the master tune feature implemented. That way I could have 8 DEXED's in paralel and detune them a bit like the TX816 !!! Highly recommended vst !!!
dave the csp dx7 player Mar 04 2015
(5 / 5)
Mar 04 2015
Haven&'t explored this much yet, but looks and sounds good so far in Cubase essentials 5. I had original dx7 hardware, which went faulty, then I bought fm8 for my main computer. This free option will bring dx7 sounds to my wifes laptop which she thankfully lets me use when I'm on the move and wanting to create music. Will supply an update to this post when I've had chance to try it properly. Thanks, I am having some fun here.
Paul_DeBrione Jan 27 2015
(5 / 5)
Jan 27 2015
Holy crap we live in permanent science fiction. We have the sum total of human knowledge in the palm of our hands. We can never get lost or bored. And now I can download a tiny bit of code for free and suddenly I have a DX7 synth that is far superior to the original. How is it superior you ask? Have you ever tried to program the original DX7? We all gave up and just pressed for the next patch. It was a nightmare. This positively begs for tweaking. It's superbly designed and sounds great. Does it sound exactly like a DX7? Well which DX7 do you want to compare it to, since they all sounded a little different. This is close enough and when you integrate it into a track it does exactly what we used them for all those years ago. To cut through everything else and stand out front in the mix. I can't recommend this enough and Digital Suburban should get the Nobel Prize for coolness. BTW to people like "thefixer" and "POS Master" all I can say is "WOW really?" I dare you to try and do half of what this guy has done. He didn't even go down the old Synthedit route. He coded this all from scratch and produced an excellent tight synth for those of us who remember what it was really like in the glorious "Analog" days.
knackers Jan 16 2015
(5 / 5)
Jan 16 2015
This negates the AU issue as much as possible right now, for mac heads running logic and the like! http://www.refusesoftware.com/products/feature/3
Eddie P Jan 03 2015
(3 / 5)
Jan 03 2015
Great for free. Some cool features that no other freeware fm synth has. The GUI is slick, astheticly pleasing, and nicely laid out, all on one page, thats what I like :), but... I'm guessing the GUI was designed more with the app, than the vst in mind, its cramped, and yet only uses 1/4 of the screen. make it bigger. It would be nice if you could manipulate the graphic displays too. The biggest problem is the sound quality. The operators have really audiable pitch steps, even the fine tuning, there are problems with envelopes with short release times too. The overall sound quality is pretty poor in comparison to commercial fm vst's. A valiant effort, but sound quality is everything. Thanks for sharing this, I had fun playing with it, your definitley on the right lines ,I'll definitly be checking out the next version, but there's still a lot of work to be done before this is a viable alternative to the FM vstis I use.
Richard Jan 20 2015
Jan 20 2015
Lulz i crack up reading that. So it is an exact recreation of a classic fm synth sound... Can you not read that again and realise how idiotic you sound (comparing the DX7 to commercial synths that feature fm). Have you perhaps also thought you might need to learn about applying effects to the signal?
Chris Summers Dec 31 2014
(5 / 5)
Dec 31 2014
Best free plugin I have used.
Great sound Nov 22 2014
(5 / 5)
Nov 22 2014
Nice to use, sounds great.
Tukotal Oct 20 2014
(5 / 5)
Oct 20 2014
Not noisy, sounds great, the new GUI is splendid, try it!
albertodream Oct 20 2014
(5 / 5)
Oct 20 2014
Great emulation of the Yamaha DX7. Probably the best.
Speedee Oct 18 2014
(5 / 5)
Oct 18 2014
Sounds realy nice, great presets and I love the interface.
SMW Sept 19 2014
Sept 19 2014
Sounds great, but midi support crashes it on LMMS :-( Hope it gets fixed soon.
mrbo5 Aug 14 2014
(3 / 5)
Aug 14 2014
So as an all time DX7 lover, knowing certainly most DX7 compatible software it is nice to see this vsti. It can load the DX .syx files and they sound nice. The GUI is quiet painful. I hate to scream into my monitor. But if you have your favourite DX7 sounds that don't need to be tampered with. Let's call it DX7 syx player, and everybody is happy.
Digitizer Jul 16 2014
(5 / 5)
Jul 16 2014
It should be worth noting that this VST is now on Version 0.6.1 with a lot of fixes and the ability to browse DX syx cartridges from within the synth. Top marks indeed. :)
Anonymous Jun 23 2014
(5 / 5)
Jun 23 2014
I absolutely love how you can hover over the controls with the mouse and use the mouse wheel to tweak the parameters! I wish more vst's were like that. Best FM plugin to date!
the best ever Jun 20 2014
(5 / 5)
Jun 20 2014
This is a DX7! great synth!
Digitizer Jun 19 2014
Jun 19 2014
Now it's been updated to sort out the noise issue, I got to say this is by far the best ever DX emu. None of the presets will disappoint and there are plans to make a new GUI for it too, not only a keeper, but a must for anyone wanting real DX sounds. The C++ runtime is only a rapid download, so no big deal there. I love it, it's low on CPU and has very inspiring sounds.
ubagod Jun 19 2014
(5 / 5)
Jun 19 2014
The absolute best DX7 emulator! Even has classic presets in the banks! 10 out of 5 stars!
Anonymous Jun 17 2014
(5 / 5)
Jun 17 2014
Awesome. This thing loads and saves dx7 sysex. This can be used to actually create patches for a real dx7! I stopped using mine because it was so tedious to make sounds and not have enough memory to store them. I do believe my dx7 is about to be used more!
synth master general Jun 16 2014
(5 / 5)
Jun 16 2014
It is a weird layout but after a few minutes it makes sense. As far as the "knobs" go, you can click the knob with the mouse and use the thumbwheel to adjust it rather than using the whole mouse. If you learn the GUI this synth is amazing if you want DX7ish sounds. As far as the complaint about the c+ runtimes, many computers have it but if not, download it from Microsoft. It is a small file and the whole process takes like 3 minutes. THIS PLUGIN IS A GEM!
The POS Master Jun 16 2014
(0 / 5)
Jun 16 2014
I agree with "thefixer" you might be able to make some sounds if it weren't for that wretched gui with it's tiny unmarked knobs and no way of knowing the signal paths. Maybe if you had severe autism this might make sense! Oh yeah you also have to load C++ runtimes on your computer to run it! It claims to be a DX7 styled synth... programing an actual DX7 would be easier than this convoluted mess!
Anonymous Jun 23 2014
Jun 23 2014
I guess FM synthesis is too difficult for you to handle!
Richard Jan 20 2015
Jan 20 2015
The original is like that though, sort of like a modelling synth you expect to find weird sounds, it would never be a goto performance synth where you want to tweak dials on the fly as small changes cause radical sound alteration... Ableton operator is like that.
thefixer Jun 15 2014
(0 / 5)
Jun 15 2014
Noisy, sounds crap, awful GUI. Avoid!
Robin Jul 07 2015
Jul 07 2015
Thank you, one of few on this page with any taste. The presets are thin and cheap sounding, who wants that?
AnOnim Jan 17 2017
Jan 17 2017
Also, if you use FL Studio and don't like this synth (I haven't tried it) you can use Sytrus as well. There are more features and you can create automation clips.