SID under full control
So why do you need another synth, since they already take 90% of the space in your room and your significant other keeps complaining about it?Well, what sets TherapSid apart from other SID based synths is its focus on control. Instead of getting confused by lcds and damaging your eyesight trying to read tiny sub menu fonts, this instrument features no less than 35 knobs and 33 buttons to give you full power over your sound.
TherapSid is lovingly handcrafted in the south of France and packed with enough features to keep you busy until the next ice age. You can assign LFOs to knobs with one push of a button, you can also override the LFOs with analog control voltages. The arpeggiator is a lot of fun with its unique scrub feature. 100 Presets are included to get you started.
TherapSid is compatible with all variations of the SID chip including 6581, 8550 (6582) & Swinsid and it is simple to install your own.
- CV/Gate control
- 3 Oscillators, 4 waveforms per osc.
- LFOs sync to MIDI clock
- Multimode analog Filter (LP BP HP LP+HP)
- Filter can be assigned to each voice individually
- Compatible with all SIDS (6581,6582/8580,swinSid)
- 3x CV inputs for LFO override
- MIDI output for preset dumping, arpegiator, and CCs on all knobs and buttons
- Paraphonic 3 voice mode
- Multi timbrall: the 3 voices can be played on separate MIDI channels
- LFO assignable to ADSR envelope 3
- Preset reset (uses preset#1 as template)
- Preset randomizer
- Arpeggiator with 4 auto modes and manual scrubbing
- Multi-sid (4 stereo fat modes) You can mismatch different SID types
- VST Editor for integration with your DAW
Order includes 2 Midi cables, power supply, all items are hand-assembled to order and can take up to 20 days to ship.
Shipping method is DHL express 2-4 business days in most countries.
SID not included!
Our friends at Meeblip are currently holding 8580! get them here
Until further notice therapSids no longer include a SID chip. We have ran out!
If you already have a SID chip, you are welcome to send send it to us to ordering and we’ll test and install it for you.
25cm x 15cm x5cm
V1.9 (release date Nov 4 2019):
-Fixed a bug causing long MIDI delay if MIDI is received during startup
-Optimised for VST editor
-LFO Midi send can be activated/deactivated (via CC or editor)
-ARP Midi send can be activated/deactivated (via CC or editor)
V1.8 (release date May 16 2019):
V1.8B (alternate version with LFO/ARP Midi send disabled)
-Fixed a bug causing filter resonance to become weak when oscillators are muted that are connected to filter (8580 only)
-Glide in Paraphonic mode
-Glide is now legato (not applied to the first key)
-Voice 3 is twice as sensitive to pitch modulation (more extreme ring mods)
-Aftertouch controls lfo2 depth
– Fixed bug that broke random preset generator in 1.6
-Smoother PW modulation via linear interpolation
V1.6 (release date Nov 6 2018):
-Fixed a bug causing some devices to have limited Cutoff range with OS1.5
-Extended lower note range
V1.5 (release date April 25th 2018):
-MIDI Program Change Implemented (1-99)
-LFO Env times adjusted to match SID internal envelope times
-LFO MIDI syncing improved
V1.4 (release date January 9 2018):
-Pitch bend(+/- 2 semitone range)
-Individual voice playing (ONLY when MIDI input is set to Channel 1.)
Ch2=OSC1 Ch3=OSC2 Ch4=OSC3
-LFOs sync to MIDI clock
-Filter enabled or disabled per voice:
hold filter mode and press a waveform to enable/disable the filter
-MIDI CC59 modulates cutoff ( CC32 is not supported by Ableton Live)
-Fixed Voice 1 Attack bug
V1.3 (release date August 22 2017):
-Fixed memory leak causing occasional freezing between presets
-FatMode saved per preset
-Quieter filter mode change
V1.2 (release date August 14 2017):
Improved preset scrolling (avoids occasional preset skipping)
Potentiometer smoothing to prevent occasional knob jitter
V1.1 (release date June 21 2017):
improved arpeggiator behaviour
fixes occasional crashing during preset change whist MIDI is being sent
Overview & demos video (using a pair of 6581)