Archive for CM special

CM Special.. Nothing to see here!!

Posted in krakli, music, vsti with tags , , , , on July 31, 2010 by krakli

… but something to hear. Himalaya has just sent me through a demo track showcasing some of the sounds from the Krakli plugin that will be available on a coverdisc with the CM freeware special this autumn. Its sounding something special already with quite a vast sonic range but judge for yourself here.. CMSpecial_Himalaya_demo


CM special!… what can I say?

Posted in krakli, music, vsti with tags , , , , , , , , , , , on July 22, 2010 by krakli

Its quite a long way off, and I don’t see any point in getting all dressed up with nowhere to go but… here are a few spoilers.

  • It’s finished construction and already has a large number of patches.
  • It’s quite Blue.
  • It employs a similar idea to RMXL where you have two totally independent synths both with their own bend, mono-poly, arpeggio etc.
  • I have used its name once before many, many moons ago.
  • It’s architecture is a superset of an existing Krakli favorite.
  • Did I mention that it’s Blue.
  • The mag isn’t on sale until October so you have a little wait.
  • I will release more teasers and audio demos prior to that though.
  • It’s Blue.
  • It is quite a large GUI probably only usable on a 1024  x 768 screen, but most off you have them anyways don’t you?

So as is my usual way, I will be drip-feeding little bits of information about this in the coming weeks.. in the meantime lets see if  we can guess what the name of this plugin will be, if you remember I said I have used the name before, a long time ago!

More details about the CM freeware Special..

Posted in krakli, music, vsti with tags , , , on May 31, 2008 by krakli

The following is lifted straight from the latest issue of Computer Music magazine:

The Great Plug-in Giveaway.

Get your hands on over 100 of todays best instruments and effects plugins, sequencers and other music-making essentials with our forthcoming Computer Music Special: The best free plug-ins ever!
We’ve spent months hunting down and testing the best the freeware scene has to offer to bring you this definitive, brand-new collection of studio tools. They are all on the included disc, and inside the mgazine you will find accompying tutorials and reviews plus a massive guide for total beginners showing you how to make a complete track from start to finish entirely in freeware.

So don’t waste your time trawling the net and sorting the useful freeware from the thousands of apps on offer – just grab CM special Vol 30 and get on with making music!

Out in the UK from June 18th, Europe from June 25th and North America form July 16th.

As mentioned Krakli features once or twice in the Mag and here is a (sensible) Screen-grab of the Specially commisioned plugin that will be featured.

Richman CM special

This version has some special features including the fact that each sound generating ‘line’ is totally independent meaning that they can have their own portamento, Glide or Mono/poly settings. Some of Himalaya’s patches show the mixed Mono & poly mode off to a very good advantage. Other changes include Envelope modulation of the pre-filters and a much wider tuning range for line two. The Magazine should contain a full blown tutorial on using Richman CM and I have also prepared a PDF users guide which may be included in the zip file. I will be adding a tutorial to my Youtube channel also

Small example of CM special caught on tape..!

Posted in krakli, music, vsti with tags , , , , on May 21, 2008 by krakli

Our spies were monitoring CM headquarters with their short-wave equipment when they stumbled upon this brief sound clip..

Audio surveilance tape CM May 08

Experts believe that it may be a short example of the Krakli plugin destined for the June CM freeware special. We feel we are getting very close to the truth now!!

CM Special, More Pictures..

Posted in krakli, music, vsti with tags , , , , on May 21, 2008 by krakli

As you can see the state of the art Production Line is in full swing..

CM special production line

Further revelations regarding the CM special..!

Posted in krakli, music, vsti with tags , , , , on May 21, 2008 by krakli

Our sources have managed to capture this shot of the Krakli CM special being loaded ready for shipping in the June CM freeware Special. We will continue to monitor the progress of the earth-shattering news!!


Secret delivery

.. Spy-pic of new Krakli CM Special

Posted in krakli, music, vsti with tags , , , , on May 20, 2008 by krakli

A troop of international spies managed to infiltrate Computer Music magazine’s headquarters and grab this picture of the latest krakli plugin.


Hopefully we won’t be getting a visit from the ‘heavies’ before the mag’s release in mid June.. We expect more pics and details to follow..