Hi this is Lukass founder of Total Kontrol. I decide to make VST controllers for synths I use and love.
First I will develop panels for Commodore 64's Mssiah Midi Cartridge.
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"The SID chip first appeared in Commodore’s C64 home computer system. Since its debut, the SID chip has been the heart of many music machine projects. Even today, many of these projects are on going while new uses for the SID continue to surface, despite the fact that is has been out of production for years. One of the more popular SID innovations is Mssiah. Mssiah is a suite of user friendly music applications for the Commodore 64 platform. This pioneering work allows the SID to integrate into a professional studio without leaving its original home inside of the C64 computer. I find it ironic that it took until the twenty first century for a 1980’s piece of hardware to finally merge with modern music applications.
There is a wealth of information about the SID available on the web for those of you who really want to learn all about it. Basically, it is an analog synthesizer packed into a single integrated circuit with impressive specifications such as three tone oscillators each with four waveforms (triangle, sawtooth, variable pulse, pseudo-random noise) and dedicated amplitude modulators, three 4-stage (attack, decay, sustain, release) envelope generators, oscillator synchronization, ring modulation, 12db multimode (high, low, band pass) variable resonant analog filter, external audio input (processed through filter or directly mixed with output), and an immense array of patch ability limited only to the imagination of the program developer. This is an astonishing amount of flexibility for an integrated circuit created twenty years ago. For the musician, it’s like using a VST without sinning against the analog gods (pretty neat for us vintage analog purists).
Since the C64 is an 8-Bit system, and the SID is controlled by 8-bit values generated by the C64, it has gained popularity among a community of musicians who utilize 8-bit technology in order to create modern music containing sounds reminiscent of 1980's video games (8-Bit Music). However, the sound of the SID chip is far from limited to bleeps and blips."
*copied from http://www.bigmech.com/misc/c64mods/enclosure.html
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28.11.2011 Just let you guys know that I'm still around and you can buy Mssiah plugins as normal.
13.11.2010 Had baby on the way and I moved to Mac, chances for new plugins are minimal.
You can still buy Mssiah plugins, link delivery might take up to 48 hours.
Be patient and have fun. Send me your Mono Synthesizer presets!
03.03.2010 Ok I was way too optimistic with Bassline release date it might take another 2-4 weeks.
27.02.2010 Work on Mssiah Bassline Controller started. It will be released as freeware. Planned release date 06.03.2010.
27.02.2010 Mssiah Drummer Controller released. You can purchase it in the Web Store.
27.02.2010 Website online!