Mode Selector to change
between the following Acoustic and Electric Sitars / Drones:
(Model 1) Ø
(Model 2) Ø
Electric Sitar Ø
(C2-B3) and Acoustic Sitar (Model 3 | C4-C7) Ø
Tanpura Drones (A-C-D-E):
The Indian drone instrument does not play melody but rather supports and
sustains the melody of another instrument or singer by providing a
continuous harmonic drone. The Tanpura is an essential accompanying
instrument which provides a point of reference for creating other
sounds; musicians or singers can freely improvise over the drone.
Alternatively, by modulating different parameters like ADSR, Reverb
and/or filter, it also can mimic the 'Digital Electronic Tanpura'.
Electric Sitar preset introduced in current version, a kind of
electric guitar designed to mimic the sound of the sitar. It is
typically used in rock, jazz, and fusion styles.
ADSR envelope generator.
Attack, Sustain, Decay and Release parameters and several modulation
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. The ‘Gain Level’ is used only with the
EQ Peak, Low Shelf and High Shelf modes.
Variable Room Simulation:
Reverb effect can control the ‘room ambience’. Small rooms can be
modeled just as accurately as larger spaces. Customizable with user
controls for: size room, width room, damping factor & mixer.
Full MIDI Automation:
Complete MIDI CC#. The following MIDI
Continuous Controllers (MIDI CC) messages are recognized and affect 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.
The Tanpura (or
tambura, tanpuri) is a long-necked plucked string
instrument found in various forms in Indian music.
It does not play melody but rather supports and
sustains the melody of another instrument or singer
by providing a continuous harmonic bourdon or drone.
Electric Sitar is a kind of electric guitar
designed to mimic the sound of the sitar, a
traditional musical instrument of India. Depending
on the manufacturer and model, these instruments
bear varying degrees of resemblance to the
Digital Electronic Tanpura is an electronic
instrument that replicates the sound of the tanpura
(tambura), used to provide a constant drone to
accompany another's vocal or instrumental melody.
you install VST Instruments & Effects, please make sure your
computer fulfills the following requirements:
System: Native dll file for Windows Vista, Windows 7, Windows 8,
Windows 8.1, Windows 10
x86 architecture (32-bit platform).
For x64 (64-bit platform) test the demo
plug-in with your host internal bit bridge as in Cubase up to v8.5 (VST Bridge),
FL Studio (Bridged
mode), Cakewalk SONAR (BitBridge),
Cockos REAPER (Bridging),
Acoustica Mixcraft (full
or via external jBridge application for Ableton Live, PreSonus Studio One,
Cubase 9, etc.
500 MHz Processor (Pentium®, Celeron®
AMD® or equivalent) minimum.
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 Pro, Artist and
Elements, Cakewalk by BandLab, Ableton Live, Cockos REAPER, PreSonus Studio One,
Acoustica Mixcraft, MAGIX 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, and much more
MIDI Controller Device: A MIDI Controller is
required to play this VST instrument. The most common type of device in this
class is the keyboard controller. After launching the Digital
Audio Workstation or MIDI host application be sure to select the appropriate
MIDI device before attempting to play your MIDI controller.
An ASIO® soundcard is recommended for
low latency real-time play.
test extensively the demo version of your selected product (s) in your
make sure there are no misbehaviors before purchasing.
Installing and Uninstalling VST Plug-in
To install VST plug-in, follow these
must be in a directory
where the VST host is looking for VST plug-ins.
Syntheway Virtual Sitar.dll
file into VST
Plug-ins Folder of your host application.
To uninstall simply
Syntheway Virtual Sitar.dllfile of your VST Plug-ins folder
and the "User Guide and
Information" and "License Agreement" PDFs files, if you also placed them
This section outlines revisions
between Syntheway Virtual Sitar releases. The most recent changes are at the top.
- Added an Electric Sitar, a new Acoustic Sitar, and
shared range of Tanpura Drone with Acoustic Sitar.
- 4 Tanpura Drones (A-C-D-E).
- Sitar and Tanpura selector in interface.
- Minor changes in GUI.
- Minor bugs fixed.
Improvements: - Added MIDI Channel selector button on graphical user interface (GUI)
and assigned a MIDI CC number. - Minor changes in GUI. Bug fix: - Minor bugs fixed.
Beta (Beta Tester version only)
and Programming by Daniel Laiseca
Evaluation & Registration
The code for the licensed and evaluation
versions of this software are
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
demo restrictions are:
demo generates a short beep noise in all output channels every 10
seconds. Some presets and sounds
are not available. Sitar Model 2 and Tampura A-C-D-E are not included.
The Registered Version does
not have nagging sounds, full sounds and presets are available and their use
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
full version is available to purchase, as downloadable software, the promotional
price is US$29,90,
and you can download the full version as soon as your payment is
is a trademark of Steinberg Soft- und Hardware GmbH