All The 8-Bit SID Sound You'll Ever Need?

US Plogue chipsynth C64 promises the deepest SID sound chip emulation ever      08/12/23

Plogue says that you should load chipsynth C64 into your music software and run the biggest, baddest sound of the 8-bit generation. Here's more of what they have to say about it...

Put a tantalizing cascade of thick pulse width modulation, smashing digital drums, soaring arpeggios, and unidentifiable twerky groaning warbly dins under your giddy fingertips.

Skip over the need for obscure tools full of big columns of hexadecimal numbers, and instead load up your favorite music software with the easiest way to get the C64 sound. A vast preset library will fill your heart with an infinite tessellation of big tones that twist and turn and tumble.

Want to make patches with deep, unusual modulations hitting any parameter you can think of? Perhaps you want to modulate pulse width at audio rate? Do it all using our intuitive chipsynth graphical modulation system, which lets you do all of this without needing an engineering degree and easily join the culture of extremely animated sounds found in SID music!

Plogue chipsynth C64 brings forward the deepest SID sound chip emulation ever. The fruit of years of laborious research, it bears our legendary desire for emulation perfection. Real chips in the field vary wildly in sound - every slight deviation in silicon composition radically changes the character of the filter - and we went all out on capturing this.

We reproduced no less than 32 different SID chips in excruciating detail, covering the full rainbow spectrum of SIDs: every revision of 6581 and 8580 from R1 to R5, every tone from warm to bright to clean to distorted and gnarly.

This is a full, REAL emulator that can actually play original songs natively and accurately, with a full-featured SID file player capable of playing even exotic songs with multiple-SID setups, sample playback and hard filter overdrive.

They said it was all bleep bloops. But it's GOOD bleep and bloops! And we couldn't be happier. And, as always, no samples are used, it's all true emulation!

REQUIREMENTS

  • PC: Windows 7 (x64) or higher
  • macOS: 10.11 or higher
  • CPU (PC): Intel/AMD dual core or more
  • CPU (macOS): Intel or Apple Silicon/M1 or newer (native)
  • RAM: 1GB or more
  • Disk space: about 100 MB

Pricing and Availability:
$49.95

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