basic 64
by de la Mancha
4.5 / 5     (16 votes)
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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.
That guy Dec 14 2022
(5 / 5)
Dec 14 2022
Love the plugin. Would love a 64 bit version of this. It's too bad having to choose between using it and staying on the 32 bit version of a DAW
Chris Aug 04 2023
Aug 04 2023
I highly recommend using jBridge for this issue.
emma Nov 21 2022
(4 / 5)
Nov 21 2022
I LOVE ITT its my absolute favorite but I switched DAWs and my daw supports only 64 bit (and so I cant run 32 bit :( ) Can there be a 64 bit version? pleaaaaaaaaaaaase?
Joshua and the Ruins Sep 09 2021
(5 / 5)
Sep 09 2021
I love this vst. It's nuts, the presets are great, and I can modify them to get some really cool stuff.
A.J. Jan 08 2019
Jan 08 2019
Thanks for this. I once did an entire album with this synth named weekeew . It's a very fun synth to use.
Floxi Apr 13 2018
(5 / 5)
Apr 13 2018
This is the best VST Plugin for Chiptunes! It´s very easy to create an own sound and the presets are pure nostalgia. Awesome!
sts Jan 15 2017
(5 / 5)
Jan 15 2017
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.
Brenly Sept 07 2016
(5 / 5)
Sept 07 2016
Disregard the prevous comments. this vst supports polyphony. i use this for everything.
vstpotman Jan 13 2016
(5 / 5)
Jan 13 2016
The preset sequences remind of the music that plays in my brain when I'm am high.
McHunt Jun 08 2015
(5 / 5)
Jun 08 2015
One my secret weapons
that guy Jul 13 2014
(5 / 5)
Jul 13 2014
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!
ArnoSoft Jan 27 2014
(4 / 5)
Jan 27 2014
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 :-(
Eze Dec 03 2013
(4 / 5)
Dec 03 2013
It does the trick and it does it good. Not the best interface in the world but it sounds good.