I’m not sure why I didn’t post this before but here is a great Youtube Video from Axonaut which makes great use of EZ-poly and Richman2.. I too was struck down with Disco Fever so some of the costumes are a little too close to home!
I am pleased to link here to Ugo audios new website. Ugo is a great guy and I have always had massive respect for what he is able to achieve with Synthedit, many of his plugins are complimentary to the Krakli range but it is also interesting to see where the similarities and differences are in concepts and designs..
If you do visit his website please make sure that you pick up rez3 which is highly regarded by the music community already, and support Ugo by purchasing the sound-banks for it.
I also found Ugos bio very interesting and especially liked the way that he described himself as a designer of plugins rather than a developer. Anyway get over to http://www.ugoaudio.com/ now and check it out..
I have discovered the joys of Soundcloud and have posted a selection of Krakli music at http://soundcloud.com/krakli-software some of these were remixes using a few Krakli plugs along the way, and some are covers using all Krakli Plugs, there are a few original compositions in there as well. Anyway take a listen and feel free to add comments to the tracks as you see fit..
OK, so its been far too long without anything new falling out of the windows at Krakli towers. So I am starting work on YAVA3.. Unlike normally when I start to post about a synth as it is reaching release, with YAVA3 all I have at the moment is a series of paper sketches of the architecture and some broad GUI ideas..
So what can you expect to see, well howzabout:
- 4 oscillator lines each with dual oscillators, multiple waveforms and multiple modulation sources.
- ADSR enveloping of the oscillators before the filter
- two filter banks each of which sharing their internals with the filters from S3K and R.I.P.
- Oscillator Sync but also Oscillator cross modulation with various configurations.
- 3 modulation LFOs
- 3 Modulation Envelopes
- 4 keyscale controls (similar Stringz2)
- Full stereo output paths, with multiple effects and mixer sections
So I am hoping to post a running commentary on this one and I have a pretty good idea of the final concept so I am not expecting this project to fizzle out as some other recent ones have ..
I am a huge fan of Brett Domino, even though he is all big and famous now.. and I was pleased to see that he has released a Christmas song with ‘the nearly as lovely as him’ Alexa Goddard.
The song is available in iTunes and it would be really cool if you could support it as all proceeds are going to breast cancer care. This would be a vast improvement over most Christmases when the charity is Simon Cowells back-pocket.
Give the song a listen or break out your virtual kazoo’s and join in..
I have been busy again, and this time I am close to releasing IMOGEN a polyphonic (or monophonic) pitch shifting plugin, which control in real time with midi info from your keyboard or sequencer.
The effect it creates sounds quite retro, putting me in mind of the early eventide pitch shifters.. but of course with careful playing you can replicate the autotune effect.. please note though that this is not an autotune plugin and relies on the pitch offsets from the original note that you play on the keyboard.
Best results are acheived with small pitch shifts, larger note shifts creating very obvious munchkin or voice of doom effects..
I include below some audio examples and I will endevour to video a demo to include on the youtube site.
I hope to release this in the next few weeks and the sad news is this will not be a free plugin, however the good news is that it will cost less than £10.00, exact price tbc.
.. and now a plea for help.. The way that this works will, change from host to host due to its need to ‘side-chain’ midi info into an effect.. I have a few hosts to try this in but obviously I want to make sure that I can provide instructions for all hosts, any willing volunteers that are prepared to document for their hosts will receive a free early copy. email me at the usual places if you are interested..
Highly regarded producer and recording artist Silvio Ecomo recently got in touch with Krakli towers expressing his desire to have an early release version of R.I.P. the CM freeware special synth which is due to be released in just a few days time.. Both Krakli and CM magazine were pleased to help out and Silvio duly received an early release of the CM special including the blue beast R.I.P.
CM has put together a great collection of free plug-ins once again. I’m very exited about the soundshaping abilities of RIP, it has much to offer once you get under the hood of it. I’m not a arpeggiator person (although RIP has a great arpeggiator). I personally like to stack it’s two synth engines to construct a fat electro sound and use the filters and drive to bring out nasty harmonics. After that i start working the effects. Love the reverbs, good quality! The envelopes are really tight and allow me to make the sounds nice and punchy, or sweeping long and opening up.
To escape from using the popular and commercial synths currently on the market many times I find myself searching for hidden gems. Ian (Krakli) has done a great job making one here. At the moment I’m working on new releases for Silvio Ecomo and tracks for DJ Chuckie’s upcoming album and I’m definitely going to use RIP for some bass and lead sounds.
It was great to hear that R.I.P. was so well received, any fans of S3K will find much to make them smile in this soon-to-be-released plug. I am really excited to hear Silvio’s work on the up-coming DJ Chuckie album, also.
I will leave it up to you to investigate further the work of Silvo Ecomo, but his discography reads like a who’s who of established recording artists.
You can visit Silvio at his website:
You can also read more about this review at the CM blog:
or if you want you can order a copy of the freeware special here: