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SIDaster VST GUI

A GUI for the SIDaster

The SIDaster VST GUI allows user to patch the Synth through a visual GUI.

All the Synth controls are displayed and can be tweaked live with a VST friendly host.

Description of the GUI controls are given herebelow.

Download

SIDaster GUI Download link : gui_sidaster_b1.zip

GUI Controls

Voices

For each of the 3 voices, the typical MOS6581 controls are shown. For audio synthesis purpose, the following controls are added:

Wave

Changes the waveform of the current Voice.

Coarse

The transposition of the frequency regarding the Midi Note message : from -16 to +15 semi-tones.

Fine

Slightly detunes the voice in increments from 0 to 127.

Enveloppe

Attack, Decay, Sustain and Release of the voice.

Tone

Like in the MOS6581 Datasheet, the Duty cycle, Sync and Ring modulations can be activated or deactivated.

output

defines whether the output of the voice is routed to the filter or directly to the output.

master

Filter

Filter frequency and resonnance can be adjusted using controls Cut and Res. Each of the filter types can be activated by pressing LP, BP or HP.

External input

The external input can be routed either to the filter or to the output directly.

Mode

Provides the ability to configure a patch in one of the selected modes. Not implemented yet, only Mono is working.

Tune

Master tuning of the synth engine, to play with other instruments.

Volume

Master volume of the SID chip.

External Tools

Channel Configuration

Select the midi channel the SIDaster is responding to.

Send

When SEND control is active, all button/slider changes are transmitted live to the SIDaster. When SEND is inactive, no data is broadcasted. On next SEND turning on, all CC controls will be updated.

Midi Monitor

Allows to monitor the Midi Messages sent to the SIDaster.

Remaining Work

To manage patches and perform updates of the SIDaster patches with Sysex Dumps / Loads.

Synthedit

The GUI is designed with Synthedit. This wonderfull Tool is a must-have !

sidaster_vst_gui.txt · Last modified: 2018/08/26 11:36 (external edit)