::: : Syntheway Virtual Sitar is a VST instrument designed to emulate the Indian Sitar. Use this Syntheway VST plugin with your favourite MIDI Sequencer host like: FL Studio, Ableton Live, Cakewalk SONAR X1, Steinberg Cubase, Nuendo, PreSounus Studio One, REAPER, Mixcraft, MAGIX Samplitude, Sequoia, Energy XT, ACID Pro, Orion, VSTHost, SAVIHost, n-Track Studio, Cantabile, Adobe Audition. Syntheway Virtual Sitar is also available for Apple Mac OS X (Audio Unit, VST for Mac, NI Kontakt NKI Files, Apple Logic EXS24 MkII Sample Library) Formats available: dll VST Windows PC, VST for Mac, AU Audio Unit .component for Mac, NI Kontakt NKI Sample Library, Apple Logic EXS24 MkII Sample Library for Mac OS X. For The Love Of God (Sitar Intro BKG) Home (Intro) Dream Theater cover Wherever I May Roam (Intro) Features Mastered sitar samples recorded with special equipment in a low noise environment. Full length sustain, no loops (natural decay).  Includes 18 predefined sounds. Optimized CPU and memory usage.  ADSR envelope generator with Attack, Sustain, Decay and Release parameters and several modulation targets. Multiple-Mode Filter: The values are automatically computed when you select any of the filter types. Filter switch includes: LP (Low pass), BP (Band pass), HP (High pass), notch, peak, low pass and high pass shelving filter with adjustable cutoff and bandwidth. Variable room simulation. Reverb effect can control the "room ambience". MIDI Automation: Added complete MIDI CC#. Operating System : Windows® 98SE/ME, Windows® 2000, Windows® XP, Windows® Vista, Windows® 7, Windows® 8. Linux Operating System, with the following requirements (Special Thanks to Paul Davis) Via FXpansion's VST-to-RTAS Adapter: Converts VST plug-ins to Digidesign RTAS format for use in Pro Tools HD, LE, and M-Powered. Via FXpansion's VST to AudioUnit Adapter for Mac OS X: Converts VST plug-ins to Apple Audio Units for use in AU-compatible applications including Logic Pro, Garage Band and Digital Performer. Formats available: dll VST Windows PC, VST for Mac, AU Audio Unit .component for Mac, NI Kontakt NKI Sample Library, Apple Logic EXS24 MkII Sample Library for Mac OS X. Intel Mac OS X: Via free Wine based host called SM Pro Audio VFX Software as standalone program or by routing the audio signals to your favorite sequencer (e.g. GarageBand, Logic Pro) via Cycling74 SoundFlower and IAC bus (Macintosh® OS X 10.5 Intel, Mac OS X 10.6 Intel). Intel Mac OS X: Via Apple's Boot Camp software, included with Mac OS X v10.5 Leopard, v10.6 Snow Leopard and Mac OS X v10.7 Lion. The purpose of this VSTi is to create a real-time instrument that emulates the Sitar :.: Acoustic and Electic Sitar (e-Sitar) Indian String Instrument -- eSitar / e-Sitar digitized Indian String Instrument -- Available for Windows and Linux based VST/FST hosts., Free Demo Version available here **Includes 18 predefined sounds. Also you can create new sounds combining MM Filter and ADSR parameters in different ways, turning it more acoustic or electric as desired. * keyboard sitar - electro acoustic Sitar ***- The Sitar is an plucked string instrument from India known for its unique and exotic sound. It is a Hindustani classical stringed instrument which utilizes sympathetic strings along with regular strings and a gourd resonating chamber to produce a very distinctive sound. In one or more of the more common tunings (used by Ravi Shankar, among others, called "Kharaj Pancham" sitar) the playable strings are strung in this fashion: Chikari strings: Sa (high), Sa (middle), and Pa. Kharaj (bass) strings: Sa (low) and Pa (low). Jod and baaj strings, Sa and Ma. Etymology and History: The sitar is often said to have been developed in the thirteenth century CE by Amir Khusrau from a member of the veena family of Indian musical instruments called the tritantri veena and to have been named by him after the Persian setar.[1] The sitar is, like the setar, a member of the lute family while the north Indian veena is a zither, but it shares the veena's resonating gourds and sympathetic strings. Amir Khusrau does not mention the sitar but he does mention the tanbur and, by the mid 18th century, Indian tanburs were referred to as sitars. In his Bharatiya Sangeet Vadya Dr. Lalmani Misra traces its development from the tritantri veena through the nibaddh and anibaddh tanpuras and later the jantra. Construction of the similar tanpura was described by Tansen. During the time of Moghul rule Persian lutes were played at court and may have provided a basis of the sitar. However, there is no physical evidence for the sitar until the time of the collapse of the Moghul empire.- Sitar mechanics - The mechanics of a sitar. The sitar's curved frets are movable, allowing fine tuning, and raised so that sympathetic strings (tarbs, also known as "tarif" or "tarifdar") can run underneath them. A sitar can have 21, 22 or 23 strings, among them six or seven played strings which run over the frets: the Gandhar-pancham sitar (used by Vilayat Khan and his disciples) has six playable strings, whereas the Kharaj-pancham sitar, used in the Maihaar gharana (Ravi Shankar), has seven. Three of these (or four on a Kharaj-pancham sitar), called the chikari, simply provide a drone: the rest are used to play the melody, though the first string (baj tar) is most used. The instrument has two bridges; the large bridge (bada goraj) for the playing and drone strings and the small bridge (chota goraj) for the sympathetic strings. Its timbre results from the way the strings interact with the wide, sloping bridge. As a string reverberates its length changes slightly as its edge touches the bridge, promoting the creation of overtones and giving the sound its distinctive, tone. The maintenance of this specific tone by shaping the bridge is called jawari. Many musicians rely on instrument makers to adjust this. Materials used in construction include teak wood or tun wood (Cedrela tuna), which is a variation of mahogany, for the neck and faceplate (tabli), and gourds for the kaddu (the main resonating chamber). The instrument's bridges are made of deer horn, ebony, or very occasionally from camel bone. Synthetic material is now common as well. The sitar may have a secondary resonator, the tumba, near the top of its hollow neck. -- Tuning: Tuning depends on the sitarist's school or style, tradition and each artist's personal preference. Generally, the main playing string is tuned to the tonic (approximately C - D#), called Sa or vada and the drone strings both to that tone and to the samvada or second note, which is usually the perfect fifth. The sympathetic strings are tuned to the notes of the raga being played: although there is slight stylistic variance as to the order of these, typically they are tuned: I Sa, VII Ni, I Sa, II Re, III Ga, IV Ma, V Pa, V Pa, VI Dha, VI Ni, I Sa, II Re, III Ga, (the last three in the upper octave). The player should re-tune for each raga. Strings are tuned by tuning pegs, and the main playing strings can be fine-tuned by sliding a bead threaded on each string just below the bridge. Jawari In one or more of the more common tunings (used by Ravi Shankar, among others, called "Kharaj Pancham" sitar) the playable strings are strung in this fashion: Chikari strings: Sa (high), Sa (middle), and Pa. Kharaj (bass) strings: Sa (low) and Pa (low). Jod and baaj strings, Sa and Ma. In a "Gandhar Pancham" (Imdadkhani, school of Vilayat Khan) sitar, the bass or kharaj strings are removed and are replaced by a fourth chikari which is tuned to Ga. By playing the chikari strings with this tuning, one produces a chord (Sa, Sa, Pa, Ga). To tune the sympathetic strings to raga Kafi for example: I Sa, vii ni (lower case denotes flat (komal) I Sa, II Re, iii ga, III Ga (Shuddh or natural, in Kafi the third is different ascending and descending), iv ma, V Pa, VI Dha, vii ni, I Sa, II Re, iii ga. However, there is a lot of stylistic variance within these tunings. An artist will develop a particular tuning for a particular piece but there is no guarantee that other musicians will choose the same tuning. = = = = = Design, Optimization, DSP and GUI by Daniel Alberto Laiseca Used throughout the Indian subcontinent, particularly in Northern India, Bangladesh and Pakistan, the sitar became known in the western world through the work of Pandit Ravi Shankar beginning in the late 1950s, particularly after Beatle George Harrison took lessons from Shankar and played sitar in songs including "Norwegian Wood (This Bird Has Flown)". The Rolling Stones used sitar in "Paint It, Black" and it was also used by others such as thrash metal band Metallica on the introduction of "Wherever I May Roam". = = = = = = = = = = -: -- -:All instruments & effects are VST 2.0 plug-ins. You need a PC to run them and a compatible host software -:      

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Overview

Syntheway Virtual Sitar is a VST instrument designed to emulate the Indian Sitar.

 

For The Love Of God (Steve Vai cover Sitar Intro)Click On Icon To Stream m3u playlist

Home (Intro) Dream Theater coverClick On Icon To Stream m3u playlist

Funky Indian-Latin FusionClick On Icon To Stream m3u playlist - Funky Indian-Latin Fusion - Syntheway Virtual Sitar, Aeternus Brass, Percussion Kit (Timbale) VSTi

Vande Mataram (Indian National Song)Click On Icon To Stream m3u playlist -Vande Mataram (Indian National Song) Syntheway Virtual Sitar, Harmodion (Harmonium mode) VST Instruments Plugins.

Phrygian Dominant Scale (D-Ahava Raba)Click On Icon To Stream m3u playlist

Chromatic ScaleClick On Icon To Stream m3u playlist

Norwegian Wood (This Bird Has Flown) The Beatles)Click On Icon To Stream m3u playlist -Norwegian Wood (This Bird Has Flown) The Beatles cover instrumental with Syntheway Virtual Sitar, DAL Flute, Percussion Kit VSTi plugins (PC Windows, Mac OS X) Covered from album Rubber Soul (1965)

Jana Gana Mana (Instrumental) National Anthem of IndiaClick On Icon To Stream m3u playlist - Jana Gana Mana (National Anthem of India, Instrumental) Virtual Sitar, Syntheway Strings, Aeternus Brass VST Software (Win MacOSX)

Wherever I May Roam (Metallica intro/cover)Click On Icon To Stream m3u playlist

Virtual Indian Sitar MedleyClick On Icon To Stream m3u playlist -Syntheway Virtual Sitar VST Plugin Software Virtual Musical Instrument (Medley)

 

More MP3 demosStream: m3u playlist - Click here to stream and download more MP3 demo samples

 

 


Features

  • Mastered sitar samples recorded with special equipment in a low noise environment. Full length sustain, no loops (natural decay). 

  • Includes 18 predefined sounds.

  • Optimized CPU and memory usage. 

  • ADSR envelope generator with Attack, Sustain, Decay and Release parameters and several modulation targets.

  • Multiple-Mode Filter: The values are automatically computed when you select any of the filter types. Filter switch includes: LP (Low pass), BP (Band pass), HP (High pass), notch, peak, low pass and high pass shelving filter with adjustable cutoff and bandwidth.

  • Variable room simulation. Reverb effect can control the "room ambience".

  • MIDI Automation: Added complete MIDI CC#. The following MIDI Continuous Controllers (MIDI CC) messages are recognized and affect the described parameters.

    Windows Operating System: Native dll file for Windows® XP, Windows® Vista, Windows® 7, Windows® 8 / x86 (32 bit). For x64 (64 bit) test the demo plugin with your host internal bit bridge as in Cubase (VST Bridge), FL Studio (Bridged mode), Cakewalk SONAR X1, X2, X3 (BitBridge) or via external jBridge application for Ableton Live, PreSonus Studio One, etc. - Apple Mac OS X: See options available for Macintosh users in Universal Binary and Sample Libraries for Mac (Audio Unit, VST for Mac, NI Kontakt NKI Files, Apple Logic EXS24 MkII Sample Library) Linux Operating System: with the following requirements (Special Thanks to Paul Davis).


Tracy Katz's review for Gearwire.

 

:: MIDI Implementation Chart for Virtual Sitar::
 

       # Decimal   /               Controller Name 

CC# 07 - MASTER VOLUME

CC# 71 - DECAY - ENVELOPE GENERATOR
CC# 72 - RELEASE - ENVELOPE GENERATOR
CC# 73 - ATTACK - ENVELOPE GENERATOR
CC# 74 - SUSTAIN - ENVELOPE GENERATOR

CC# 88 - REVERB SIZE ROOM
CC# 89 - REVERB WIDTH ROOM
CC# 90 - REVERB DAMPING FACTOR ROOM
CC# 91 - REVERB MIX LEVEL

CC# 20 - CUTOFF - MULTI-MODE FILTER
CC# 21 - BANDWIDTH - MULTI-MODE FILTER
CC# 22 - GAIN for EQ Peak, High/Low Shelf - MULTI-MODE FILTER
CC# 23 - FILTER TYPE - MULTI-MODE FILTER

 

 

 The Sitar is an plucked string instrument from India known for its unique and exotic sound. - In one or more of the more common tunings (used by Ravi Shankar, among others, called "Kharaj Pancham" sitar) the playable strings are strung in this fashion: Chikari strings: Sa (high), Sa (middle), and Pa. Kharaj (bass) strings: Sa (low) and Pa (low). Jod and baaj strings, Sa and Ma. -- Used throughout the Indian subcontinent, particularly in Northern India, Bangladesh and Pakistan, the sitar became known in the western world through the work of Pandit Ravi Shankar beginning in the late 1950s, particularly after Beatle George Harrison took lessons from Shankar and played sitar in songs including "Norwegian Wood (This Bird Has Flown)". The Rolling Stones used sitar in "Paint It, Black" and it was also used by others such as thrash metal band Metallica on the introduction of "Wherever I May Roam".  The sitar is indigenous to the Indian subcontinent and was actually popularized by Ravi Shankar in the 1960s. It is a fretted string instrument with a gourd-like body and a long neck. It has from 3 to 7 gut strings, tuned in fourths or fifths or both. There is also a lower course of 12 wire strings that vibrate sympathetically with the first set.

The Sitar is a Hindustani classical stringed instrument which utilizes sympathetic strings along with regular strings and a gourd resonating chamber to produce a very distinctive sound.
It was popularized by "legendary sitar virtuoso" and composer Ravi Shankar in the 1960s.

 

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System Requirements

      Before you install VST Instruments & Effects, please make sure your computer fulfills the following requirements:

  • Windows Operating System: Native dll file for Windows® XP, Windows® Vista, Windows® 7, Windows® 8 / x86 (32 bit). For x64 (64 bit) test the demo plugin with your host internal bit bridge as in Cubase (VST Bridge), FL Studio (Bridged mode), Cakewalk SONAR X1, X2, X3 (BitBridge) or via external jBridge application for Ableton Live, PreSonus Studio One, etc.

  • Apple Mac OS X: See options available for Macintosh users in Universal Binary and more.

  • Linux Operating System: with the following requirements (Special Thanks to Paul Davis) or in MusE from v2.1 with Native VST support.

  • 500 MHz Processor (Pentium®, Celeron® AMD® or equivalent) minimum.

  • RAM: 128 MB or higher recommended.

  • VST compatible host / Digital Audio Workstation DAW/ MIDI Sequencer: This VST software can be "plugged in" to any host application that supports VST Technology like: Image-Line FL Studio, Steinberg Cubase, Cakewalk SONAR X1 - X2 - X3 (Producer, Studio, Essential), Ableton Live, Cockos Reaper, PreSonus Studio One, Acoustica Mixcraft, Synapse Audio Orion, Sony Acid Pro, MakeMusic Finale, Avid Sibelius, Mackie Tracktion, Audio Mulch, Steinberg Nuendo, Magix Samplitude,  Magix Music Maker, Cantabile Lite - Solo - Performer, n-Track Studio, VSTHost, SAVIHost, M-Audio Evolution Sound Studio II  Standard & Pro, PowerTracks Pro Audio, Making Waves Studio, Native Instruments KORE 2 Software-Hardware workstation and much more ...

  • An ASIO® soundcard is recommended for low latency real-time play.

  • Please test extensively the demo version of your selected product (s) in your host to make sure there are no misbehaviors before purchasing.

 

Installation

To install VST plug-in, follow these steps: 

  • The files must be in a directory where the VST host is looking for VST plug-ins. 

  • Unzip the file.

  • Put Syntheway Virtual Sitar demo.dll  into VST Plug-ins Folder of your host application.


To uninstall simply remove the *.dll file of your VST Plug-ins folder.

Version History

  • v1.0:  Initial version.

  • v.0.9: Beta (Beta Tester version only)

 

Plug-in Credits

Concept and Programming by Daniel Laiseca 

 

Evaluation & Registration

The code for the licensed and evaluation versions of this software are identical. The Demo Version is full functional. You can do anything you can do with the full version, also some presets are included to demonstrate the instruments capabilities. 

The demo restrictions are: 

The demo generates a short beep noise in all output channels every 10 seconds and is limited to a certain number of trial executions:

The Registered Version does not have nagging sounds and their use is unlimited.

The program is a SHAREWARE. You are hereby licensed to use this software for evaluation purposes without charge but if you use this software after the evaluation period, a registration fee is required. 
Note that by registering the software, you enable us to improve it and design new features. 

The full version is available to purchase, as downloadable software, the promotional price is US$25,90, and you can download the full version as soon as your payment is received.

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