Elektron SidStation

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"The SidStation is a MIDI-controlled synthesizer with real-time controllers. The heart of this synthesizer is the sound generating chip from the classic home computer Commodore 64. This sound chip, named SID (Sound Interface Device) was developed in the early eighties by Bob Yannes at MOS technology."

"The rediscovery of the SID-sound will be a pleasant surprise for many sound explorers that are looking for something more exiting than the current crop of analog imitating 'virtual' synthesizers."

Features of the SidStation synth module include a rotary wheel for easy data entry, an alpha-numeric 2x16 LCD display with back-lighting, audio input and output, 3 syncable oscillators with traditional (triangle, sawtooth, pulse) waveforms, nice resonant filters, arpeggiators, effects and ring modulation. The numeric keyboard and large knobs offer a unique form of hands-on desktop dance / techno music production for the 90's and beyond!

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13 Visitor comments
SID the Science Kidd
January 18, 2010 @ 1:59 am
There is not a cooler instrument. This is a C64 in a can - with knobs. If you have enough expertise to build your own, then the price will seem outrageous - it is... Elektron are total jerks for contributing to price inflation of the SID chips. But, it is a very sweet machine.
Daniel Fletcher of D a z z - S y n t h
November 18, 2009 @ 11:47 am
has bin used by Sascha Konietzko of kMFDM
Rainyface
September 26, 2008 @ 2:36 am
I have a large colection of retro gear but this is by far the most worthwile. My Atari synthcart has been pushed to the side cause of this little ball of joy.
 
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  • Check Prices on eBay
  • The link above will take you to a search for this synth to see active listings. If you don't find it there, try looking in our forum marketplace or post a wanted classified.
  • Demos & Media
  • Audio Clip 1 - Some in your face samples and effects created by the SidStation demonstrating some of the Sid's more peculiar sounds and effects.

  • Specifications
  • Oscillators - 3 osc: triangle, sawtooth, pulse, mixed, noise; PWM
  • LFO - 4 individual routable LFOs
  • Filter - 1 Resonant filter: lowpass, bandpass, highpass or any combination
  • Effects - Portamento
  • Arpeg/Seq - One Arpeggiator for each oscillator
  • Keyboard - Numeric keyboard
  • Control - MIDI In, Out, Through
  • Date Produced - 1999
  • Resources & Credits
  • Images from the SidStation site.

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