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Ugo’s new website and the arrival of Rez3

Posted in effects, music, vsti with tags , , on August 3, 2011 by krakli

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..

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Krakli Music…

Posted in krakli, music, vsti with tags , , on July 29, 2011 by krakli

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..

Return of the YAVA !!

Posted in krakli, music, vsti with tags , , , , on July 15, 2011 by krakli

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 ..

Let me pitch something to you…

Posted in effects, krakli, music, vsti on November 27, 2010 by krakli

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.

Audio Demo 1 Madrigal before Imogenizing 
Audo Demo 2  Madrigal after Imogenizing

Audio Demo 3 Drums before Imogenizing 
Audio Demo 4 Drums After Imogenizing

.. 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..

Silvio Ecomo & That Synth!!

Posted in krakli, music, vsti with tags , , , , , on October 19, 2010 by krakli

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.

Silvio at Work With RIPDespite only having a few days to work with it Silvio was kind enough to write a quick review:

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:

Silvio Ecomo

You can also read more about this review at the CM blog:

http://www.musicradar.com/computermusic/producer-silvio-ecomo-digs-rip-our-cm-special-exclusive-synth-285982

or if you want you can order a copy of the freeware special here:

http://www.myfavouritemagazines.co.uk/Computer-Music-Specials-Back-Issues/Computer-Music-Specials-Issue44.html

R.I.P. Computer Music Special, Publication date.

Posted in krakli, music, vsti with tags , , , on September 28, 2010 by krakli

I recently had an email from the jolly nice people at Computer magazine, giving me a heads-up on part of the coverage that they plan for the R.I.P. synth that will be featured in the October freeware special, certainly they are very complimentary and if their comments are anything to go by R.I.P. should be quite a success.

Computer Music Mag. says:

“R.I.P. is a synth enthusiast’s synth, filled to the brim with proper, synthy electronic noises. It’s almost like a ‘best of’ compilation of the finest sounds to be produced by electronic machines over the last three decades… if you want great atmosphere, the sound of pure electronics and simple programming, then you need look no further than this top-notch plug-in.” Computer Music
Featured exclusively in Computer Music Special issue 44. Available from 20 October 2010 from:
http://www.myfavouritemagazines.co.uk/Computer-Music-Specials-Back-Issues/Computer-Music-Specials-Issue44.html

Also I had promised to prepare some videos of the beefy blue beast in action and although I’ve had precious little time lately I still intend to do so prior to the magazines release, keep your eye on the Krakli Youtube channel

R.I.P. Its official!

Posted in krakli, music, vsti with tags , , , , on August 10, 2010 by krakli

I have already mentioned it but now I can confirm that fans of Krakli can look forward to the release of a Computer Music exclusive in their freeware special which will be released in the UK in October. Hopefully you have already checked out the CMSpecial_Himalaya_demo in the previous post but now here is a screen grab and further details organised by the nice folk at Computer Music magazine:

R.I.P. will be featured as part of a collection of 99 amazing free-plug ins for music producers, as selected by Computer Music magazine. The collection – containing 99 effects, synths, other instruments, utilities and more – will be issued with Computer Music Special 44, which also includes a complete guide to all the featured plug-ins, plus step-by-step tutorials. The magazine/DVD will be available from 20 October in the UK, with worldwide distribution to follow.
For more information –
email:
computermusic.special@futurenet.com
web: www.computermusic.co.uk