Dexed Alternatives

    Dexed is described as 'FM-type softsynth developed by Pascal Gauthier of Digital Suburban. It n ideal application for importing, playing and editing/managing sysex patches from both the classic Yamaha DX7 synthesizer and the TX7' and is an app in the Audio & Music category. There are more than 10 alternatives to Dexed for a variety of platforms, including Windows, Mac, Linux, BSD and iPad. The best alternative is Surge Synthesizer, which is both free and Open Source. Other great apps like Dexed are Helm (Free, Open Source), Omnisphere (Paid), ZynAddSubFX (Freemium, Open Source) and Synth1 (Free).

    This page was last updated Mar 21, 2021

    1. Surge is an open source digital synthesizer originally written and sold as a commercial product by @kurasu (Claes Johanson) at Vember Audio.
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    2. Helm is a free, cross-platform, polyphonic synthesizer with a powerful modulation system. Helm runs on GNU/Linux, Mac, and Windows as a standalone program or LV2/VST/VST3/AU plugin.


    3. Omnisphere is the flagship synthesizer of Spectrasonics® - an instrument of extraordinary power and versatility. This award-winning plugin brings many different types of synthesis together into one amazing-sounding instrument that will inspire a lifetime of exploration.
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    4. ZynAddSubFX is a fully featured open source software synthesizer capable of making a countless number of instruments, from some common heard from expensive hardware to interesting sounds that you'll boost to an amazing universe of sounds.
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      • FreeProprietary
      • Mac
      • Windows
      Synth1 is a software synthesizer modeled on the Clavia Nord Lead 2 Red Synth. It combines the common sound synthesis method of Subtractive & FM synthesis. Features: • 2 Oscillators, FM modulation, ring modulation, sync, modulation envelope.
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      • FreeOpen Source
      • Mac
      • Windows
      • Linux
      Oxe FM Synth is a touch-sensitive, realtime polyphonic FM-based music synthesizer created and maintained by Oxe Software.
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      • FreeOpen Source
      • Mac
      • Windows
      • Linux
      A virtual analog synthesizer, Tunefish v4 was developed as a smaller replacement of Tunefish v3 with roughly the same power - some might argue it's even more powerful. It was also ported over to Linux and MacOS and was given a new polished UI.
      • FreeOpen Source
      • Linux
      • BSD
      An old-school polyphonic additive synthesizer.
      • FreeOpen Source
      • Linux
      • BSD
      A polyphonic synthesizer.
    5. Nexus is an all-in-one ROMpler filled with a seemingly endless number of production-ready sounds. It provides an easily accessible library of instruments that allows you to create high quality songs quickly and efficiently.
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