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 Sitargen Virtual Sitar and Tanpura Drone by Syntheway Virtual Musical Instruments is a Virtual Instrument Audio Plugin. It functions as a VST Plugin, an Audio Units Plugin and a VST 3 Plugin.
Sitargen Virtual Sitar and Tanpura Drone
Product Sitargen Virtual Sitar and Tanpura Drone
Developer Syntheway Virtual Musical Instruments
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Type / Tags SitarAtmosphericBinauralContinuous harmonic droneDroneDronesElectric SitarEthnicEthnic InstrumentsEthnoscape DroneIndian SitarMonauralNecked bowl luteResonance stringsResonant DroneSynth DronesSynth Drones Pads TexturesTanpuraTanpura DroneWorld
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- Windows 7, Windows 8, Windows 8.1, Windows 10.
- DAW host application with VST2 support (32 or 64-bit). VST3 support (64-bit)
- MIDI Keyboard controller.
- An ASIO compatible sound card is recommended for low latency real-time play.
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System Requirements
- macOS operating system and all previous OS X.
- DAW host application with AU, VST or VST3 Support: These plug-ins can be used to process audio by applications such as Logic Pro, GarageBand, Cubase, Ableton Live, REAPER, Studio One Professional, Ardour, MainStage and Digital Performer among others.
- MIDI Keyboard controller.
- An ASIO compatible sound card is recommended for low latency real-time play.
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Sitargen is designed to emulate the acoustic Indian sitar as well as the electric sitar. Additionally it includes the Tanpura, a continuous harmonic drone in support of a melody.


  • Quick selector to switch between different preset sounds:
  1. Sitar (Model 1) Monaural.
  2. Sitar (Model 1) Binaural.
  3. Sitar (Model 2).
  4. Sitar (Model 3).
  5. Electric Sitar.
  6. Tanpura (A0-B3) + Sitar (C4-C7).
  7. Tanpura Drone A (Monaural).
  8. Tanpura Drone A (Binaural).
  9. Tanpura Drone B (Monaural).
  10. Tanpura Drone B (Binaural).
  11. Tanpura Drone C (Monaural).
  12. Tanpura Drone C (Binaural).
  13. Tanpura Drone D (Monaural).
  14. Tanpura Drone D (Binaural).
  15. Tanpura Drone E (Monaural).
  16. Tanpura Drone E (Binaural).
  17. Tanpura Drone F (Monaural).
  18. Tanpura Drone F (Binaural).
  19. Tanpura Drone G (Monaural).
  20. Tanpura Drone G (Binaural).
  • Low Frequency Oscillator Section: These knobs apply modulation to the selected instrument. By using the LFO to modulate various aspects of the audio signal, you can apply effects such as vibrato or tremolo.

  • ADSR envelope generator with Attack, Sustain, Decay and Release parameters.

    Pitch Bend: The Pitch Bend knob directly changes the pitch of the selected instrument.

  • Reverb built-in: provides a spaciousness and depth to simulate the sound reflections from walls, floors and ceilings following a sound created in an acoustically reflective environment. Small rooms can be modeled as well as large spaces.

  • Filter Section: with filter type box for low pass filter and high pass filter.

  • Amplitude Range Parameters: It controls the loudness, the way in which we perceive amplitude.The sensitivity level is set by the user.

  • Panning potentiometer control.

  • MIDI CC Automation: Implementation of MIDI Continuous Controller parameters for use with external hardware control via DAW.

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