Virtual Indian Sitar VST Instrument Plugin




Virtual Sitar VSTi



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




  • 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).


:: MIDI Implementation Chart for Virtual Sitar::

       # Decimal   /               Controller Name 




CC# 22 - GAIN for EQ Peak, High/Low Shelf - 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, Windows 8.1, Windows 10 / x86 architecture (32-bit platform). 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 X Series (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, AudioMulch, Steinberg Nuendo, Magix Samplitude, Magix Music Maker, Cantabile (Lite, Solo, Performer), n-Track Studio, VSTHost, SAVIHost, PowerTracks Pro Audio, Making Waves Studio, 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.



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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