Manual

Surge XT Nightly Releases

Current build: NIGHTLY-2022-09-24-fe4fabc built at 2022-09-24 16:56:35 UTC

You can always find the latest nightly release in every available format here, but for convenience, direct download links for our most popular platforms are below.

Note that the direct links can break for 90-120 seconds while we are releasing a new build, but the all formats link is always valid.

The draft changelog can be found here.

Testing the beta is how the release gets good, though! We need and welcome your feedback, either on GitHub or Discord.

Recent changes:

fe4fabc : Add an oscilloscope (spectrum analyzer). (#6626) - Morgon Kanter
a84b734 : Some straggler issues I can clean up (#6625) - Paul
de315b7 : Velocity 0 == note off; CLAP features (#6624) - Paul
b78a4d8 : Scene LFO EG Decay parameter didn't have disabled per voice processing (#6622) - Xenakios
1016dd7 : docs: update references to Arch Linux port (#6616) - George Rawlinson

Caveats

Please take a moment to understand the nightlies. We automatically build Surge XT on all our platforms with every commit to our main branch. This means the code you are about to download may be minutes old. Depending on the pace of development at Surge Synth Team, the code could contain bugs, new features which don’t work, and may even end up making patches that future Surge versions load differently, incorrectly, or not at all.

Our minimum advice if you use a nightly is to use a limiter on the output. We have made DSP errors in the nightlies before which created nasty clicks and pops, in worst cases sudden blasts of noise.

But despite the above warning, we work really hard to have the nightlies be great. Most of Surge Synth Team runs the nightly in their music-making environment, and the software is generally stable and robust. Also, using the nightly, finding a bug, and letting us know is how bugs get fixed. For more on that, learn how to contact us with questions and comments.

This project is maintained by the community at the surge-synthesizer open source project on GitHub.