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SIDizer
Reviewed By VSTj
May 31st, 2018

I bought SIDizer from HyperSynth in 2011 and was very satisfied with my purchase. The technical support sent my license codes and replied to any questions within a few hours. SIDizer analog-esque semi-modular UI - including a comprehensive modulation matrix, a wavetable sequencer and a step-programmable arpeggiator - is straightforward, very friendly to program and rewarding. A 6-page Quick Start guide is provided with the software. In regard to the accuracy of the emulation the HyperSynth's website SID VS SIDIZER comparison (http://www.hypersynth.com/sidizer_comparison.html) speaks for itself... The built-in reverb and delay are welcome bonuses - Thomas Jaƫck (https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCZritIdJGbgaAXXOStTFLMQ)

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Oresus
Reviewed By S9DD
April 5th, 2015

Like SIDizer, this plugin suffers from "hung" notes when used with the sustain pedal. The operation of the sustain pedal in Oresus means that it is impossible to play live. This is further complicated by the voice stealing algorithm when maximum polyphony is reached. (v1.2)

These issues were reported to Hypersynth back in May 2014, and while their support is fast and friendly, they are either unwilling or unable to resolve this rather fundamental problem, claiming the fault lies with modules of MIDI code they have "no access to." They did supply a beta to test with some adjustments but this behaved very strangely - when releasing the sustain pedal, all notes held by hand were released as well.

Again, I am putting this in the "unfinished" category.

One guesses that the underlying fault is shared code between both plugins. Solving the problem in this plugin should in theory create a patch to solve the SIDizer plugin as well.

I can only encourage Hypersynth to solve the issue, and complete an otherwise promising product.

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SIDizer
Reviewed By S9DD
April 5th, 2015

I had high hopes for SIDizer, and on first listen it meets many of the demands sonically that one would expect from a SID emulation. It has a lot of promise to be the best of the bunch.

However the plugin has a major flaw, it produces "hung" notes when used with the sustain pedal. The operation of the sustain pedal in SIDizer means that it is impossible to play live. This is further complicated by the voice stealing algorithm when maximum polyphony is reached. (v1.4)

I reported these issues to Hypersynth back in May 2014, and while their support is fast and friendly, they are either unwilling or unable to resolve this rather fundamental problem, claiming the fault lies with modules of MIDI code they have "no access to."

I am putting this in the "unfinished" category. Although sonically it is enticing, I could not advise using it live.

I can only encourage Hypersynth to get back to it and solve the problem.

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SIDizer
Reviewed By Atom Csjahek
November 1st, 2011

Very good plugin! Very good plugin! Very good plugin! Very good plugin! Very good plugin! Very good plugin! Very good plugin! Very good plugin! Very good plugin! Very good plugin! Very good plugin.

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Ion-editor
Reviewed By saminurmela
April 30th, 2010

The description here says the editor is for Alesis Ion, but the current versions actually have a switch to change the software to Alesis Micron mode if needed (so it should work with Akai Miniak too, as Miniak = Micron internally).

As a Micron owner, I had tested all the available editors I could find but was not really happy with any of them. The ion-editor seemed pretty slick though, and when an updated version with Micron support was released, I jumped the gun. After a couple of more updates I'm very happy I did, as most of the wrinkles have now been ironed out. All my support requests have been duly noted, errors fixed and features added, so full marks for the developer here.

The editor allows easy access to all Micron program parameters, with live update into the synth's memory, so the auditioning is a breeze. The workflow is easy: you can read a patch into editor from sysex file, from the editor's own preset manager or request the current patch from Micron.
Second, you make the edits on the two screens of the editor (one for the main parameters and other for modulation matrix and tracking generator). The edits are sent live to Micron, so the only hardware button you need to use on Micron is the "store" button if you want to save the edit buffer permanently into synth's memory. You can also save the patch from the editor to a file (ion-editor uses text-format files, so they are easy to read and edit offline too if needed).

As a side note, there are bank and program knobs to send program change messages to synth, but this is more usable on an Ion I guess (Micron has a little different approach to preset memory, with dynamic preset name-based arrangement and no fixed memory slots). The program changes work, but as the bank/program numbers are not shown on Micron, it is easier to use Micron's own knob and category keys to find the presets to edit.

All in all, I'm impressed how well the editor handles both Ion and Micron in one package. It is very easy to use and has all the features one expects from a software editor. It is unfortunate that Alesis has not released specifications or sysex for the other performace modes - it would be great to be able to edit the multi-program setups on Ion/Micron, and the rhythms and patterns on Micron (actually, I understand that Alesis has not released the program specs either, and a lot of the work on the various editors has been by trial-and-error - one more reason to be thankful for the makers of these software editors).

NOTE: I rated the sound and presets as 10 - these ratings are not really applicable to an editor, so I rated the Micron sound and presets :)
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