Archive for Synth

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 ..


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:

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 –

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!

Yet more RMP2 patches!!! Again, Again!

Posted in krakli, music, vsti with tags , , , , on June 9, 2010 by krakli

Armin Malbertz was kind enough to send me 90+ patches for RMP2. Armin didn’t get time to name the patches but sonically there are some real gems in amongst them.

For the time being you can download a bank containing them here..


Thanks again to Armin for his generosity.

Very very cool S3K track…

Posted in krakli, music, vsti with tags , , , , , on June 9, 2010 by krakli

I stumbled across this track a week or so ago and contacted Chuck Silva, the creator, when I read that it was composed using mostly Krakli S3K.. further investigation revealed that this was not the artists usual style so it is even more remarkable that he created such an interesting track..

Even if I say so myself I have always enjoyed the way that S3K veers into distortion and this track shows that feature off to good effect.

Please give the track a listen and I recommend that you check out Chucks other works as well.

The track is called Prednizone and you can find it here..

Revenge of the Marmite Synth..!

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

For those that follow proceedings on KvRAudio you will know that once again a Krakli Synth has been the subject of an OSC (One Synth Challenge) competition. For those that don’t know the OSC sets participants the  challenge of using a single synth as the sole source of sounds for a musical track.  For OSC 15 they chose a pretty hard nut to crack in the shape of StringZ2, a synth which has both friends and enemies, mainly due to it having a very specific tonal quality and also being a bit of a pig to control!

Suffice to say that all of the contributors managed to coax some sensational tracks out of the thing, and after voting a clear winner emerged: Yeager, whose track Overture from a Marmite Field took the the top spot.

 Yeager was kind enough to give permission for me to host his track on this site and I include it below and encourage all of you to check it out. It really is a sensational piece. As far as the remainder of the tracks entered, it is my understanding that and e-album will be made available in the fullness of time and I will link to that when it is released.

 In the mean time sit back, relax and take a stroll through the Marmite field!!


Here is some details from Yeager explaining how he created the track:

12 x StringZ2.

Track Fx :

1 x Jb Omniverb
3 x ReaComp

Some trackEQ, no automation.

Master Fx :

1 x EpicVerb
1 x FerricTDS
1 x Tls Maximizer.