Dexed FM Synthesizer - headless build for Elk

The Dexed synthesizer is ported for Elk!

We built it using our JUCE-fork for creating headless builds. The repository of the Dexed setup for building for Elk is available here.

We have an Intel binary available to download - built as a VST 2 plugin.

Post here to discuss this particular plugin on Elk!

@Ilias as I decided to compile this one I found some changes were needed to get it to compile. Are you accepting pull requests?

Also I am wondering if Elk will update its fork of JUCE for JUCE 6 sometime soon?



Interesting you should say that since the branch we have published was used to compile the headless build we also distribute as a binary - I suspect dependency version variation might have caused issues?

In any case, yes, we are grateful for pull requests!

As for the Elk JUCE fork, the plan is to essentially deprecate our fork entirely, and use JUCE 6 with no modification, since it now should support headless builds natively. With that said, we have not completed the work necessary to ensure this fully works yet.

See also this thread relevant to the JUCE 6 topic.

Ilias of Elk

I think I see why - it was that dexed was built against your fork when JUCE was on 5.4.1, but your latest fork of JUCE was for 5.4.5, at which point these minor changes would be needed. Here is the patch!


That’s good to hear Elk will work with stock JUCE6, I am looking forward to this compatibility but can keep busy with your old fork in the meantime!