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Elektron Sidstation

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    Elektron's first product the Sidstation was based on the legendary MOS6581 sound chip with is a gritty sounding synthesizer originally from the Commodore 64 computer.

    The instrument that brings back the unique sound of the SID6581-chip originally found in the Commodore 64 home computer. Using the full power of the SID-chip combined with innovative synthesis techniques it gives musicians access to a whole new world of exciting sounds. We have put many hours of hard work in this product, a synthesizer that reintroduces the spirit and sound from the 80’s.

    By using the famous “MOS 6581 Sound Interface Device” chip also known as the SID-chip from the Commodore 64 computer, we bring you a classic sound, which can not be reproduced by any other music equipment. Integrating it into the SidStation unleashes the full potential of this chip and puts you in control. Freeing it from the limitations of the C64 architecture and providing new methods to control the SID sound gives possibilities yet to be explored.

    "The SID is the classic synthesizer that never had a case built around it." The secret of the SidStation sound is only partially explained by the actual SID6581 chip. The SidStation operating system stretches the chip to its limits by updating all SID6581 parameters up to 200 times per second. This implies results of a previously unheard nature.
    Type: Digital
    Oscillators: 1
    Waveforms: Pulse, Pulse Variable, Saw Down, Saw Up, Triangle, White Noise
    Osc Modulation: Envelope, LFO
    Oscillator Notes:
    3 voices (poly mode), 1 voice (single mode)
    Envelopes: 3
    Evelope Paramerters: Attack, Decay, Sustain, Release
    Filters: 1
    Types: 12dB Slope (2-pole), Band Pass, High Pass, Low Pass, Notch, Resonance
    LFO: 3
    LFO Parameters: Envelope
    Polyphony & Tuning
    Polyphony: 3
    Timbrality: 1
    Tuning: Standard
    Patches RAM: 100
    Patches ROM: 100
    Storage: Internal
    Editing: MIDI
    Case: Desktop
    Case Details: Brushed aluminum chassis
    Controls: Modulation - Audio Input, Buttons, Knobs
    Display Type: LCD, Backlit
    Display Count H: 16
    Display Count V: 2
    Display Notes: 2x16
    Dimensions (WxDxH): 240W x 70H x 200D mm
    Weight: 1.2 kg
    Audio Output Connections: 1/4" Phone Jack, Mono Out
    Audio Output Count: 2
    Inputs: 1/4" input
    MIDI Ports: IN, OUT, THRU
    Power: 6Volts DC, 400 mA
    Year Released: 1998
    Manuals & Documents
    MSRP List Price: $949 - convert
    Used Price: $450-$800 - convert
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