Igorski has announced the release of VSTSID, a free chiptune VST instrument for Windows and Mac OS, based on a web app by the same author.
This plugin is the VST equivalent of WebSID, a Chrome app emulating the Commodore 64 synthesizer. It has been ported by popular request of those who wish to use the arpeggiated Commodore 64 sound within the comforts of their DAW.
VSTSID features ADSR envelope and filter module with automatable cutoff and resonance controls. You can use the LFO rate to modulate the filter. Whenever three notes are playing simultaneously, the SID will arpeggiate the notes, synced to the host’s tempo. For more abstract sound sculpting, a ring modulator is provided.
VSTSID is available as free download, one ZIP file containing both VST3.0 and VST2.4 plugin formats for Mac OS and Windows. More info and links on Igorski’s website.