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It's just an another addition to our LoFi category ;). Unknown 64 Pro is a pretty rare plugin because it was a donationware plugin, then author changed it's status to freeware and shortly after the official website died. Unknown 64 Pro recreates the sound of a Commodore 64 (sound chip SID).

SID (Sound Interface Device) was designed by Bob Yannes, who would later co-found synthesizer company Ensoniq. Yannes criticized other contemporary computer sound chips as "primitive, obviously... designed by people who knew nothing about music" (wikipedia)

SID was one of the first sound chips of its kind to be included in a home computer and actually along with VIC-II (graphics chip) made C64 best selling computer in the history.

Commodore C64 - SID music example (sorry, couldn't resist ;p )

Commercial usage of SID chip
Elektron SidStation - hardware built around SID chip. The song was produced by Timbaland and there were some plagiarism controversy :) I'm not a big fan of pop music but I just love that C64 flavour ;)

How does Unknown 64 Pro sound ? Well, I must admit that the presets are accurate :) The above, Nelly Furtado - Do It, example shows that such synths do have an usage in modern music :)

Download: Odosynths Unknown 64 Pro

ps. Ok, 22 posts in August - that's the most in 2010. This proves that everybody need to take a break from time to time ;) and sorry for some grammar mistakes on Vst Cafe (I'm not a native english speaking person), I'm sure there are many ;)


Anonymous said...

for me still the best sid vst

Anonymous said...

I use this plugin A LOT!

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