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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 ..


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:

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

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..

No Harm ‘innit

Posted in krakli, vsti with tags , , on March 28, 2010 by krakli

Coming soon…


.. more details to follow.