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basic 64
Win32    VST
VST rate
4.5 / 5
(13 votes)

basic 64 - 8 bit chip sounds
basic 64 is inspired by the 8 bit sounds of the classic Commodore 64.

It’s not a straight emulation, but is based around the SID chip with some extras for that 8-bit retro game sound, lofi gritty noises or just plain oddness.
  • 16, 8 or 6 bit sound quality.
  • 3 oscs, each with their own ADSR envelope.
  • Oscillators can be sync’d and ring modulated by each other.
  • Pitch envelope modulation.
  • Pitch wobble option, for subtle instability.
  • 2 tempo-sync LFO’s to modulate pitch, cut-off and pulse width.
  • LFO’s have attack/release curves.
  • Tempo-sync arpegiator.
  • Flexible routing to state variable filter (LP, HP & BP).
  • Envelopes can be reset or continuous at retrigger.
  • Monophonic or polyphonic option.
  • Midi learn / midi CC support.
  • 128 presets by sinkmusic & WhiskeyPriest.

(1.3 Mb)
  V 1.0


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Jan 08 2019
  ?  / 5
Thanks for this. I once did an entire album with this synth named weekeew https://ajrucinsky.bandcamp.com/album/weekeew . It's a very fun synth to use.

Apr 13 2018
  5  / 5
This is the best VST Plugin for Chiptunes! It´s very easy to create an own sound and the presets are pure nostalgia. Awesome!

Jan 15 2017
  5  / 5
THE best free chiptune vst synth you will find. I f'n love this damn thing. Seriously, you can get fantastic sounds out of this once you spend a little bit of time with it. Might take a bit of effort to get to it's full potential, but well worth it. I use this up there with paid for software like Massive. Highly recommended if you're looking to add a bit of low-fi nes/atari to your projects.

Sept 07 2016
  5  / 5
Disregard the prevous comments. this vst supports polyphony. i use this for everything.
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Jan 13 2016
  5  / 5
The preset sequences remind of the music that plays in my brain when I'm am high.

Jun 08 2015
  5  / 5
One my secret weapons

Jul 13 2014
  that guy
  5  / 5
This synth is really probably the best for chiptune, barring bleep (which basically rips off Basic 64, throws in a couple tricks, and makes the interface nicer). I know when I first got it, it confused me with it's filters and bit rates and all, but when you go in to analyze the presets, it only opens the world up. THIS PLUGIN SHOULD NOT BE A THREE!

Jan 27 2014
  4  / 5
Well it's definitely better than 3 stars, but - like every other SID emulation - does not support proper MIDI chord arpeggio; just fixed, pre-programmed chords :-(

Dec 03 2013
  4  / 5
It does the trick and it does it good. Not the best interface in the world but it sounds good.