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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!

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KVR OSC Gargoyle Comp… time to vote..!

Posted in krakli, music, vsti with tags , , , , , , , on October 30, 2009 by krakli

The voting has now been opened for the Gargoyle One synth Challenge contest at KvRaudio. There are 12 great tracks to review and vote for so please support the hard work of the composers who have managed to coax some great sounds out of the little green beastie.

Rather than me posting links to the tracks here please vist this thread on KvR’s website where you will be able to follow the links to all of the contest entries.

Now I  just need to get my finger out with Gargoyle2..

RMP2 Details

Posted in krakli, music, vsti with tags , , , , , on September 8, 2009 by krakli

 RMP2-S3O

RMP2 is now available via the Donate button in the area at the top right of the web page..

RMP2 is a multi-timbral synth consisting of two distinct sections: one using the hybrid FM/Physical Modelling techniques from The Richman series, the other section using the Multi-Oscillators from the S series synth.

RMP2 comes complete with 384 patches contributed from Himalaya and Dimitri Schkoda.

The vast number of presets mean that you can use RMP2 as a preset machine if you are daunted by its un-conventional controls (hey, it is a Krakli Synth!) but you may be suprised at just how easy it is to create new and interesting sounds.

The bottom area of RMP2 allows for independent arpeggiation of each synth section and you can apply a fully variable key split enabling Chords and solo parts to be played at the same time. Features like this mean that RMP2 can be used as a rewarding live players instrument.

Himalaya has prepared a terrific audio demo which demonstrates some of the Sonic potential of RMP2:

Himalaya’s terrific RMP2 Audio Demo

Please consider that all the sounds that you hear on the demo were created with a single instance of RMP2 played in real-time..

To further encourage you to donate the zip file also contains S3O. this is best described as a power-organ emulator, not especially designed to deliver Hammond Organ tones, S3O will also deliver thundering church organs and Cheesy transistor sounds. S3O is a reworking of  a plugin previously only available in Computer Music magazine. This version, however, is much expanded and has a much greater tonal range.

If you do decide to donate to Krakli you will be taken to a web page where you can download the zip file containing RMP2, all of its patches as fxbs and the S3O organ plugin.

You are free to donate an amount of your own choosing, but please consider that donations of less than £5.00 can prove uneconomical to process via paypal.

A couple more RGB4 Audio examples..

Posted in krakli, music, vsti with tags , , , , , on February 9, 2009 by krakli

Work continues on RGB4. the testers keep coming up with little bits of good ideas so the eagle eyed amongst you will be able to play spot the difference between this screen-grab and the last one posted..

Anyways here are a couple more audio examples for your amusement, in both cases it is the lead instrument (not the pad) being taken by RGB4:

Audio example 2_1

Audio example 2_2

RGB4 Marches on

Posted in krakli, music, Uncategorized, vsti with tags , , , , , on February 6, 2009 by krakli

Progress is good with RGB4, which is turning into quite an exciting plugin.

Part of the joy of using other users to beta-test these things is that they can come up with some really good ideas. One of the testers suggested to me that the sound was a little too static and so we came up with the idea of the Flux Generator. This will make more sense when I post some video of the thing in action but it basically is a control for sweeping through part or all of the 32 harmonics using various patterns and it does sound very cool, especially when not too heavily applied and in random mode!

RGB4 is quite a hard instrument to describe and will almost certainly need some form of manual or tutorial to prevent much head-scratching on first exposure. It is with testers and patch-writers now and unless some drastic bugs make themselves known it should be released in a matter of weeks. I may consider offering it free or as donation-ware. I am undecided at the moment. I am still uncomfortable charging for SE plugs whilst the Multi-core bug is still a factor.

I have posted a couple of (Rubbish) audio clips just to give you a flavour of the sounds it will produce, quite digital in my opinion.

Audio Clip 1

Audio Clip 2

I will keep you posted of any further developments.

..At least vurt will be pleased

Posted in krakli, music, vsti with tags , , , , , on January 31, 2009 by krakli

I am feeling a bit pleased with myself tonight so I had to stay up late to post the news that I have the latest version of RGB .. RGB 4 nearly completed.

 

RGB4

 

The reason that I am pleased is that it has ticked off two things which have been nagging me for a few years now.

  1. That I have wanted to use the RGB name and concept again, but all previous attempts have not had sufficient character.
  2. That I have wanted to do something interesting with an additive/spectral oscillator. Again, previous attempts have always sounded a bit dry.

I hope to be able to post an audio or video demo soon, please keep watching.

(btw. this one may prove to be a bugger to program, any volunteers for patching will be considered email me if interested)

At long last… some movement in the bushes!

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

After too long a gap, i make another blog post. And just to make it all worthwhile i bring you news of a small freeware release that will be available soon.

STRATA

A return to the more weird Krakli style Strata is a multiple Oscillator synth which has a form of FM on each of it’s 16 individually tuned oscillators. The graphic above is real-size so it should give you an idea of the lack of complexity. I will need to organise some patches for the synth and then it will be ready for release