Computer Music Magazine dives into Modular Synthesis 11/27/2014
   
The December issue of Computer Music is now available and worth checking out as it packs a huge modular synthesis cover feature! KarmaFX Synth Modular is mentioned and featured in the issue, where the synth is used for some nice modular sample mangling. Video tutorial material is also available.

CM writes:
“ KarmaFX Synth easy to use, reasonably priced and provides some decidedly digital modules that are not associated with typical virtual analogue synthesis.” ... “...Turn the Comb's Feedback knob up halfway and have a listen. Get stuck into KarmaFX and build your own insane modular constructions! ”
Elsewhere in the magazine, CM compares KarmaFX Synth to the classic Moog Modular:
“ Not an emulation of the Moog system, nor a graphical language-style modular, this one lies somewhere in between, with a comprehensive collection of modules including a terrific filter with a Moog-style lowpass mode. Virtual patch cables are used but don't obscure the modules' controls. An excellent tool for education and creativity. ”
KarmaFX Synth reviewed in SoundBytes Magazine 09/17/2014
In the September issue of SoundBytes magazine, Rob Mitchell reviews KarmaFX Synth Modular.

And what a review!! It's very positive and a nice read, even if you are already familiar with or own the synth. The 5 cool pages are available both online and in downloadable PDF format. Rob goes into great detail, covering generators, filters and effects, the control panel, plus some of the extra bonus features that he found useful.

Rob writes:
“ I really like KarmaFX’s Synth Modular. It is very powerful, has a great sound, and includes an abundance of presets. Its large number of module types can create nearly any preset you can think up. To top it off, I think it’s much easier to use than many of the other modular synthesizer plugins out there. ”

So go ahead, head over to SoundBytesmag.net and enjoy! http://soundbytesmag.net/synthmodularbykarmfx/
Indian SUMMER SALE 2014! 09/10/2014
Now, if you have been enjoying this years summer, perhaps you feel down because fall is just around the corner? Maybe summer was shorter than you expected?, or the indian summer you were hoping for did not show? If that is the case, do not despair!!

Instead - feel good about all the time that you did get to sit in the sun, have a cup of refreshing coffee and use the extra "inside" time now for digging further into sound creation using a fully modular, and digitally sample accurate, synthesizer!! As last year, KarmaFX Synth Modular will be offered with a nice 35% summer discount! So this is your chance to get KarmaFX Synth at a reduced price, and for a limited time only, starting right now!

It has never been easier to get into creating your own modular soundscapes. KarmaFX Synth Modular is a fully modular sound package for PC & Mac with lots of possibilities just waiting to be explored. It has a unique sound due to the high quality of the built-in modules and the internal high frequency, sample accurate modulation. Dive into advanced sound synthesis and roll your own sounds by connecting modules in creative ways, or simply use some of the many quality, pre-made patches.

It is available as VST for PC/Windows, and as AU for Mac/OSX in both 32 and 64 bit versions.
Check out the introductory video available here: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=N2fsaLfjOvc
Modular Synthesis Primer - KarmaFX Synth featured in Computer Music Magazine 04/06/2014
   
The March issue of Computer Music (page 55) takes a deep dive into Modular Synthesis, using KarmaFX Synth Modular for building a fully modular synthesizer patch in an easy to follow step-by-step tutorial. The primer is a good read, especially if you are new to modular synthesis.

CM writes:
“ Right, let's stray into the deep end with a fully modular synth! We're going to build a modular patch from the ground up. KarmaFX Synth is an ideal modular for those learning the ropes, and a 30-day demo is available from karmafx.net. ”

KarmaFX Synth also gets an honourable mention as one of the top picks in "Three of the best Modular Synths" (page 73).
KarmaFX Synth Modular v1.17 released! 01/11/2014
KarmaFX Synth Modular v1.17 released.

Synth now comes in a 32 bit and 64 bit version. Full install is required.
Registered users will receive their download links by email ASAP. Until then, the previous RC1 download link will work just as well.
On Mac, currently only one version (32 or 64 bit Audio Unit) can be installed at a time.
The demo version, downloadable from the product page, is now also available in both 32 and 64 bit.

KarmaFX Synth Modular 1.17 build 6045 changelog.
  • Added 64 bit support to PC/Windows.
  • Added 64 bit support to Mac/OSX.
  • Added some missing extra user patch banks to the registered Mac installer. (Thanks Geoff)
  • KarmaFX Synth Modular demo updated. Extended timeout.

Coming soon: KarmaFX Synth Modular in 64 bit! 08/03/2013
KarmaFX Synth Modular will soon be out in a 64 bit version!

All registered users have received an email with the release candidate download link for v1.17 RC1 build 6043.
32 bit and 64 bit installers are available for both PC and Mac.

If you feel brave and want to take it for a spin in your favorite 64 bit or 32 bit host, please download and try it out.
However, please note that this is not the final version. A stable, final version will (hopefully) be released very soon. Stay tuned!

Update 08/06-2013: KarmaFX Synth 1.17 RC1 updated to build 6044 on Win32/64.
  • Bugfix: Release DLL was missing manifest causing load to fail in several hosts.

SUMMER SALE 2013! 07/16/2013
Summer is a great time! Time for relaxing and enjoying the nice, warm, sunny weather.

But when you're done hanging out at the beach, all tanned and heading back to the studio, ready to make some great tunes, why not brush off the sand and enjoy a KarmaFX Synth Modular snack with a crunchy 35% summer discount? This is your chance to get KarmaFX Synth at a reduced price, and for a limited time only, starting right now!

KarmaFX Synth Modular is a fully modular sound package for PC & Mac with lots of possibilities just waiting to be explored. It has a unique sound due to the high quality of the built-in modules and the internal high frequency, sample accurate modulation. Dive into advanced sound synthesis and roll your own sounds by connecting modules in creative ways, or simply use some of the many quality, pre-made patches.

Check out the introductory video available here: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=N2fsaLfjOvc

KarmaFX wishes everyone a great summer and a fantastic, productive holiday!
Peace! and don't forget to spread the word!
CR-78 kick drums - KarmaFX Synth featured in Computer Music Magazine 07/16/2013
   
In the July issue of Computer Music, Scot Solida delves further into the wonders of the Roland CR-78 beatbox, recreating its bass drum, all using the modules in KarmaFX Synth Modular.

Scot writes:
“ ...I've synthesised a number of different kick drum sounds in Sound Essentials over the years, but I've never tried to create a replica of a specific sound; it's harder than you might think! Not as huge as a detuned TR-808 kick, the CR-78's bass drum is nevertheless a classic. Let's fire up KarmaFX Synth and load up the CMBasic patch... ”
Metal Beat - KarmaFX Synth featured in Computer Music Magazine 06/23/2013
   
In the June issue of Computer Music, Scot Solida recreates the signature sounds of the classic Roland CR-78 drum machine, all using the modules in KarmaFX Synth Modular.

Scot writes:
“ Let's whip up a couple of CR-78-inspired percussion sounds. I said I'd use a modular package, and for that I'll turn to KarmaFX Synth once again. ”
ARP Pro Soloist - KarmaFX Synth featured in Computer Music Magazine 04/28/2013
   
Scot Solida gets nostalgic for an abandoned monosynth, and emulates the ARP Pro Soloist using legato and aftertouch in KarmaFX Synth Modular. In the April issue of Computer Music, Scot writes:
“ ...we're going to create the sound of an exceedingly simple synthesiser with one of the most flexible instruments out there: our dear old friend KarmaFX Synth. ”
Shimmer and boil - KarmaFX Synth featured in Computer Music Magazine 01/12/2013
   
In the january issue of Computer Music, Scot Solida celebrates the witching season with and age-old modulation technique: Creating bubbling and shimmering sounds using Sample & Hold. All using KarmaFX Synth Modular. Scot writes:
“ You just knew it had to be KarmaFX Synth again, didn't you? The fact that its sample and hold function works much like that of a hardware modular makes it an obvious choice for recreating a patch I made on The Big Fella (my huge modular system). ”
Merry X-mas! X-Mas Sale! 12/12/2012
X-MAS SALE!!!
35%

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Some of the best traditions happen this time of year. And just like the previous years, KarmaFX wants to celebrate the holiday season by having a 35% off sale on KarmaFX Synth Modular, starting today 12/12/2012!

So, if you have been wanting to break out of the fixed-path-synthesizer cage, and plunge into modular awesomeness, now is your chance! For a limited time only. Sale ends in 30 days.

For a quick introduction to the synth and its many features, check out this video. KarmaFX Synth Modular has a unique sound due to the high quality of the built-in modules and the internal high frequency, sample accurate modulation. Roll your own sounds by connecting modules in creative ways, or simply use some of the many quality, pre-made patches.

KarmaFX wishes everyone a merry X-mas, a happy holiday and a magical new year!
EDIT: 01/12/2013: Sale has ended.

KarmaFX Synth v1.16 updated 11/27/2012
KarmaFX Synth Modular v1.16 has been updated to build 6033.
Only Mac users of Presonus Studio One 2 will need to upgrade.
As this is a minor update, there is no version change.

KarmaFX Synth Modular 1.16 build 6033 changelog.
  • Bugfix: Audio Unit Instrument had no sound in Presonus Studio One 2. Fixed. (Thanks Caspar)
  • KarmaFX Synth Modular demo updated. Extended timeout.

Aggressive behaviour - KarmaFX Synth featured in Computer Music Magazine 10/17/2012
   
In the autumn issue of Computer Music, Scot Solida goes through some clever synth programming for creating a distorted guitar type sound using Pulse width modulation. All using KarmaFX Synth Modular. Scot writes:
“ For my solo recordings, I use my massive analogue modular system. Fortunately, our dear old KarmaFX Synth offers everything we need to do much the same job. ”
KarmaFX Synth Modular featured on SYNTHDemo 09/01/2012
The guys over at SYNTHDemo have posted a video featuring KarmaFX Synth Modular, so cool that it deserves mention here. They write:
“ All sounds including drums and vocal are from KarmaFX. No external FX used except light limiting on the master. ”
“ ...This is an amazing sounding synth and very flexible with a huge range of modules. If you're quick you can still catch it at the summer sale price of 48 euro or $72 US. ”

Nice sounds and arrangement guys. Thanks so much for posting it!
Ringing in your ears - KarmaFX Synth featured in Computer Music Magazine 08/30/2012
   
In the latest issue of Computer Music, Scot Solida uses KarmaFX Synth Modular for wringing percussion patches from little more than a ring modulator. In his Synth Essentials column in the Computer Music, September 2012 issue, Scot writes:
“ We need a modular synth, so I'm calling upon KarmaFX Synth Modular - its high-level modules make it a perfect learning tool. If you don't own this beauty, you can get the demo at www.karmafx.net. ”
New KarmaFX Synth Modular Introductory Video 08/05/2012
A new KarmaFX Synth Modular Introductory Video is now available on Youtube. The video gives a brief introduction to the synth and some of its many modules.

Please follow and Like us on Facebook, and find more KarmaFX videos on our Youtube channel.

The awesome KarmaFX Synth-made music in the video was done by BluffMunkey.
SUMMER SALE 2012! 07/16/2012
Summer is finally here! Time to relax, enjoy the sunny warm weather, do some roller scating, play some ping pong, and all the other things you do in your summer holiday. But in all this excitement, don't forget to feed your ears with some new quality sounds, when kicking back in the studio during those warm, cozy summer evenings.

For that reason, KarmaFX wants to celebrate the holiday by cutting 35% off the price of the awesome, award winning KarmaFX Synth Modular! KarmaFX Synth Modular has a unique sound due to the high quality of the built-in modules and the internal high frequency, sample accurate modulation. Roll your own sounds by connecting modules in creative ways, or simply use some of the many quality, pre-made patches.

For a limited time only, so get it while it's hot! Sale ends September 1st.
EDIT: 09/01/2012: Summer Sale has ended.

Off the beaten path - KarmaFX Synth featured in Computer Music Magazine 05/06/2012
   
Scot Solida uses KarmaFX Synth Modular to create a full percussion track powered by just one oscillator. In his Synth Essentials column in the Computer Music, May 2012 issue, Scot writes:
“ To make this sound like a drum machine, we need KarmaFX Synth's Step module. ”
Custom Waveforms - KarmaFX Synth featured in Computer Music Magazine 03/25/2012
   
Scot Solida explores the concept of resynthesising on the wave cycle level using the Additive module in KarmaFX Synth Modular. In his Synth Essentials column in the Computer Music, April 2012 issue, Scot writes:
“ You're not playing a sample - you're playing an additive recreation of it! ”
BluffMunkey Track featuring KarmaFX Synth 03/04/2012
   
BluffMunkey, a talented Sound designer, Producer and Remixer from UK, has generously shared his track "Mysteria". Done almost exclusively with KarmaFX Synth Modular! Check it out below and listen to more stuff from BluffMunkey on SoundCloud.

In the Crossfade - KarmaFX Synth featured in Computer Music Magazine 03/02/2012
   
Scot Solida bigs up one of the most overlooked techniques in the sound designer's toolbox: The crossfade. In his Synth Essentials column in the Computer Music, March 2012 issue, Scot writes:
“ The sound in question began as an idea I had for shifting timbres by sequencing or modulating between two sounds using a fade module on my modular. Unfortunatly, the modular was in use at the time, so I cobbled together something using KarmaFX Synth instead. It worked beautifully and was easily translated into a patch on the big fella later. ”
New Track from Wavetraxx featuring KarmaFX Synth 03/01/2012
   
Wavetraxx alias Chris Menzi, latest track "Alternativ" features KarmaFX Synth!

According to Chris, KarmaFX Synth is used for the ARP Element in the break, and some rhythmic sounds in the intro/endingpart. Check it out below!

Brass Timbres - KarmaFX Synth featured in Computer Music Magazine 01/14/2012
   
Computer Music's resident sound designer, and Modular Synth abuser Scot Solida, gets the horn for powerful, punchy and entirely synthetic brass sounds. All in his Synth Essentials column in the Computer Music, January 2012 issue.

Scot writes:
“ While you can certainly create a good horn patch on a fixed-path synth, you'll be able to add much-needed complexity with a modular instrument. With that in mind, we're going to be using KarmaFX Synth Modular. ”
Merry X-mas! X-Mas Sale! 12/05/2011
X-MAS SALE!!!
35%

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Christmas comes early this year! In the dark and cold season, what better than to sit by your warm computer and make some delightful synthesizer ear-candy using a powerful modular machine? As last year, KarmaFX wants to celebrate the holiday season by having a 35% off sale on KarmaFX Synth Modular!

If you have been wanting to break out of the fixed-path-synthesizer cage, and plunge into modular awesomeness to take full control over your soundscapes, now is your chance! For a limited time only. KarmaFX Synth Modular has a unique sound due to the high quality of the built-in modules and the internal high frequency, sample accurate modulation. Roll your own sounds by connecting modules in creative ways, or simply use some of the many quality, pre-made patches.

Sale starts today, december 5th! KarmaFX wishes everyone a merry X-mas, a happy holiday and a magical new year 2012!
EDIT: Sale extended 5 more days! Now ends 10th of january!!
KarmaFX Synth v1.16 released! 11/13/2011
KarmaFX Synth Modular v1.16 released.
Update contains bugfixes.

KarmaFX Synth Modular 1.16 changelog.
  • Bugfix: Stereo samples in sampler could get truncated on load. Fixed. (Thanks Robert)
  • Bugfix: Samplerate in Audio Unit would not work with anything but 44.1kHz. Fixed.
  • Bugfix: Audio Unit upgraded to latest SDK. Now requires minimum OS X 10.6.
  • Bugfix: Synth and FX Audio Units had exposed gui interfaces with the same class name. Fixed.
  • KarmaFX Synth Modular demo updated. Extended timeout.

Sonic cycling - KarmaFX Synth featured in Computer Music Magazine, October issue 10/9/2011
   
Computer Music's resident sound designer, Scot Solida, goes crazy with the step module in KarmaFX Synth Modular to do wavesequencing. All in his Synth Essentials column in the Computer Music, October 2011 issue.

Scot writes:
“ There are easier ways to do what we're going to do, but we'll get the most out of using a modular instrument such as KarmaFX Synth Modular. ”
Spectral resynthesis - KarmaFX Synth featured in Computer Music Magazine, August issue 10/9/2011
   
Computer Music's resident sound designer, Scot Solida, uses KarmaFX Synth Modular to play with spectral resynthesis in his Synth Essentials column in the Computer Music, August 2011 issue.

Scot writes:
“ We need a software modular synth to replicate the spectral shenanigans that I like to patch on my big modular or within the Kyma System. I'm turning to KarmaFX Synth Modular (karmafx.net), since it's easy to use no matter what your level of experience. ”
KarmaFX Synth reviewed in Wusik Magazine, June issue 9/1/2011
   
KarmaFX Synth Modular is reviewed by Ben Paturzo in the June 2011 issue of Wusik Magazine (page 54). The review is very well written and positive, and also contains some historical facts about modular synthesis in general. The synth is even featured in a very nice article on Additive synthesis in the same issue (page 13). You can read the whole issue online here.

Ben writes:
“ The modules in KarmaFX and the way they can be arranged and routed come closest, in my opinion, to the original spirit and operation, especially in terms of layout and patching, of the modular synthesizers that Robert Moog (and others) made. ....
KarmaFX is a solid performer and a delight to use. Bob Moog would be proud. ”
SUMMER SALE 2011 ! 06/16/2011
To celebrate the sunny warm weather, the barbecue, the hot sand and the shallow, salty waves on the beach, KarmaFX will be having a summer sale this year! This means that the price of KarmaFX Synth Modular will be cut 35% during the summer!!!

That's right! So if you're serious about synthesis, and want to take the plunge into modular sound creation or just spice up your music with some killer modular patches, now is your chance to do so at a reduced price, and for a limited time only, starting now!!

KarmaFX wishes everyone a great summer and a happy holiday! 8-)
Simply click here to buy and have fun during those long, warm summer evenings!

EDIT: 09/05/2011: Summer Sale has ended.
Taking FM analogue - KarmaFX Synth featured in Computer Music Magazine, June issue 06/01/2011
   
Computer Music's resident sound designer, Scot Solida, turns frequency modulation on its head by pursuing this typically digital technique using a modular "analogue" synth. All in his Synth Essentials column in the Computer Music, June 2011 issue.

Scot writes:
“ I'm using KarmaFX Synth (karmafx.net), since it has solid, prefab modules that don't require any messing about under the hood. ”
New Track from Wavetraxx featuring KarmaFX Synth 03/08/2011
Two new exclusive tracks from Wavetraxx: One of the leading hardtrance producers!

First track is called: Meriton Celiku - Love7 (Wavetraxx Remix) and has not been released or published yet. Done by Christoph Menzi/Wavetraxx (left) and Meriton Celiku (right). Leadsound was created with Sylenth1, KarmaFX Synth and Virus Powercore!

Second track fresh from the studio is Wavetraxx Nightingale. KarmaFX Synth was used for some background soundelements and for the lead on this awesome sounding track.
Thanks so much Wavetraxx! Keep it up!


Shepard's Pie - KarmaFX Synth featured in Computer Music Magazine, January issue 01/16/2011
   
Computer Music's resident sound designer, Scot Solida, demonstrates how to create the shepard tone, a sound that creates an illusion of continuosly ascending or descending pitch, All in his Synth Essentials column in the Computer Music, January 2011 issue, this time using the Mac / OS X version of the synth.

Scot writes:
“ It's easy to forget that mixers can be routed just about anywhere in a modular system - and that includes using them for control-level-signals. That's what we're doing here. ”
Merry X-mas! Holiday Sale! 12/24/2010
HOLIDAY SALE!
35%
KarmaFX wants to celebrate this years holiday season by having a 35% off sale on KarmaFX Synth Modular!

So if you've been wanting to get into modular synthesis, now is your chance to do so at a reduced-price! For a limited time only!

KarmaFX Synth Modular has a unique sound due to the high quality of the built-in modules and the internal high frequency, sample accurate modulation. Roll your own sounds by connecting modules in creative ways, or simply use some of the many quality, pre-made patches.

Sale starts today, december 24! Last day is friday, 14th of january. Click here to buy.
KarmaFX wishes everyone a great holiday and a happy new year!

Pitch Modulation - KarmaFX Synth featured in Computer Music Magazine, December issue 12/16/2010
   
Computer Music's resident sound designer, Scot Solida, experiments with pitch envelope modulation to produce terrifying timbres in his Synth Essentials column in the Computer Music, December 2010 issue.

Scot writes:
“ Once our samples are trimmed and looped, we can turn to our synthesiser. We're combining sampling and synthesis. You could use Reason's Combinator, say, or a sophisticated sampler like Kontakt. Since I make my own sounds on my modular, I use KarmaFX Synth (karmafx.net). ”
Synth emulation - KarmaFX Synth featured in Computer Music Magazine, Autumn issue 10/24/2010
   
Computer Music's resident sound designer, Scot Solida, demonstrates how to recreate the Polymoog's unique sound using KarmaFX Synth Modular in his Synth Essentials column in the Computer Music, Autumn 2010 issue.

Scot writes:
“ We're going to need a modular synthesiser for this exercise - and if you're a long-time reader of Sound Essentials, I probably don't need to tell you which one we're going to use. Yup, that's right - it's KarmaFX Synth (karmafx.net), ... ”
KarmaFX Synth v1.15 updated! 10/19/2010
The KarmaFX Synth Modular v1.15 build 6024 for Windows fixes an important issue in Cubase SX 3.1.x.
Users having this issue should download installer again, and reinstall.

KarmaFX Synth Modular 1.15 build 6024 changelog.
  • Bugfix: Synth would not appear as midi device in Cubase SX 3.1.x under Windows. Fixed. (Thanks Klaus!)

KarmaFX Synth Modular 1.15 released for PC and Mac!! 10/12/2010
KarmaFX Synth Modular 1.15 has been released. See full changelog below.

Now, for the first time, KarmaFX Synth is also available for the Mac / OS X (Intel) / Audio Unit platform!!

Full install is required. Registered users should have received a notification e-mail and can update online by using the download link or by using "Check for Update Now..." inside the synth.

Registered users of the PC version that wish to register the Mac version too, can do so now and get a 50% discount. That's 56 USD / 38 EUR+VAT for a limited time only (and for registered users only):
Mac Upgrade:$56 USD
Mac Upgrade, EU:€38 EUR+VAT

A PC & Mac Bundle is available with the same discount, for non-registered users that want both versions.

KarmaFX Synth Modular 1.15 changelog.
  • Synth reverted to use the VST 2.3 interface with the 2.4 SDK under Windows.
  • Bugfix: Loading .WAV with loop-points was broken. Fixed. (Thanks Scot!)
  • Bugfix: Synth would fail to load in older hosts under Windows XP (e.g. Cubase SX 3.x.x) due to DLL dependency. Fixed. (Thanks Frank!)
  • Bugfix: Host parameter names would not update on Mac when renaming parameters or changing patches. Fixed. (Thanks Jürgen!)
  • Bugfix: Synth now handles bogus host tempos gracefully.
  • Bugfix: Mouse right button double click was not mapped on Mac. Fixed.
  • Added simple Alt-left click mouse option to simulate right click on Mac (undocumented). (Thanks Byron!)

    Mac version released!!
    Demo version expires February, 2011.
Mac OS X Release Candidate Demo now available! 09/27/2010
The KarmaFX Synth Modular v1.14 Mac OS X (Intel) release candidate Demo (Build 6016) is now available for download on the Products page. Thanks to all the beta testers and special thanks to Jan for help with the Mac porting process!

If all goes well the release version will be ready for purchase within a week or two.

KarmaFX Synth Modular 1.14 released ! 09/27/2010
KarmaFX Synth Modular 1.14 has been released. See full changelog below. Full install is not required.
Registered users should have received a notification e-mail and can update online by using the download link or by using "Check for Update Now..." inside the synth.

KarmaFX Synth Modular 1.14 changelog.
  • Bugfix: Synth would crash in Reaper when using polyphony. Fixed. (Thanks rocket34bg!)
  • Bugfix: Support was broken for samplerates other than 44.1kHz. Fixed. (Thanks Itai!)
  • Bugfix: Added missing support for the "key" keyword in .sfz loader.
  • Bugfix: Better .sfz loader error checking.
  • Bugfix: 31 band equalizer 12/24dB toggle did not show up in GUI correctly. Fixed.
  • Bugfix: Shift/control keys could get stuck when openening a dialog on Mac. Fixed. (Thanks Itai!)

    Demo version expires February, 2011.
Euphemiser Live on KarmaFX Synth 09/21/2010
   
Australian alternative electro producer Euphemiser (alias Adrian James) had his first live performance this September at the Brisbane Hotel, Hobart. Euphemiser uses KarmaFX for 99% of his synth needs.

Adrian writes:
"I use three to six different custom-made patches for each track, and sometimes run the live vocals through KarmaFX too...KarmaFX is as versatile as it is powerful, and so easy to use. You're pretty much just limited by CPU and your imagination."

Euphemiser uses Ableton Live 8 as DAW/host, and KarmaFX Synth both to produce backing tracks and to play live on midi keyboards.

Euphemiser's next gig is at Alley Cat on the 5th of November. Check out his music on myspace and last.fm!

KarmaFX Synth Modular 1.13 released ! 09/19/2010
KarmaFX Synth Modular 1.13 has been released. See full changelog below. Full install is not required.
Registered users should have received a notification e-mail and can update online by using the download link or by using "Check for Update Now..." inside the synth.

KarmaFX Synth Modular 1.13 changelog.
  • Bugfix: Additive module did not work due to internal FPU stack overflow. Fixed. (Thanks John!)
  • Bugfix: Changed the way the NotePitch module handles all-notes-off midi events.
  • Feedback connections are now always made with an initial volume of 0.
  • Added a "license days remaining" popup window to the demo version.

    Demo version expires February, 2011.
KarmaFX Synth Modular 1.12 released ! 09/15/2010
KarmaFX Synth Modular 1.12 has been released. Unfortunately v1.11 had a couple of serious bugs. These have been fixed in v1.12. Updating is highly recommended. A fresh install is required. See full changelog below.
Registered users should have received a notification e-mail and can update online by using their download link.
Apologies to everyone who updated to v1.11!

KarmaFX Synth Modular 1.12 changelog.
  • Bugfix: Memory debugging was enabled by mistake in v1.11. Fixed. (Thanks MadGonzo!)
  • Bugfix: Small memory leak in ini file reader. Fixed.
  • Bugfix: Online update would crash in v1.11. Fixed.
  • Bugfix: Fixes for uninitialized memory.
  • Bugfix: Simplex mode toggle did not always work. Fixed.

    Demo version expires February, 2011.
KarmaFX Synth Modular 1.11 released ! 09/12/2010
KarmaFX Synth Modular 1.11 has been released. A fresh install is required. See full changelog below.
Registered users should have received a notification e-mail and can update online by using the download link or by using "Check for Update Now..." inside the synth.

KarmaFX Synth Modular 1.11 changelog.
  • Upgraded PC/Windows version to VST SDK 2.4.
  • Configuration options are now stored in an ini file in the synth folder. (Thanks Sean+audiojunkie).
  • GUI: Rewrote all GUI code, window dialogs and file access stuff to be cross platform.
  • GUI: Skins are now stored in zip files instead of dll's. (Hence, older skins will not work in this release).
  • GUI: All fonts are now bitmap based.
  • GUI: Added support for 32 bit alpha bitmaps. BMP loader automatically detects and uses alpha blending.
  • GUI: Color dodge functionality added to skin resource script to colorize bitmaps using hue, saturation and/or RGB values.
  • GUI: Scrollbars have been removed when running in low resolution. Instead modules are restricted to be within the chosen resolution.
  • GUI: 800x600 resolution option removed from Window Size menu.
  • GUI: Removed About-box bitmap from skin file.
  • GUI: Classic skin removed from installer.
  • GUI: Option to view PDF manual added to right click menu.
  • Bugfix: Fix for funky waveform background on startup in some hosts. (Thanks Corvid!)
  • Bugfix: Fixed minor memory leak due to unreleased window handles.
  • Bugfix: Fixed flickering sample region selection in sampler when resizing selection.
  • Bugfix: Loading module presets could crash the synth if parameters were modulated. Fixed.
  • Bugfix: Begin/end parameter edit is now passed correctly to the host.
  • Made Mac OS X / Audio unit / Intel port (Mac version coming soon!)
  • Manual has been updated to revision 1.16.

    Demo version expires February, 2011.
Coming Soon: KarmaFX Synth Modular on Mac OS X 06/06/2010
Mac is an important audio platform, and KarmaFX will finally be taking a bite of the apple. An Intel Mac OS X version of KarmaFX Synth is in the works! It is expected to be released around summer 2010, and is based on an Audiounit/Cocoa framework, which means that it will run natively within any recent host application on Mac OS X such as Live or Logic.

KarmaFX webpage updated with new design 06/05/2010
The KarmaFX webpage has been redesigned and reorganized to make it easier to read. A "home" section has been added to make room for dynamic content. This should also make it easier to navigate and find what you're looking for.

Not to worry, while our looks may have changed, we are still the same underneath.

Re-vox inhumana - KarmaFX Synth featured in Computer Music Magazine, May issue 04/17/2010
   
Computer Music's resident sound design guru, Scot Solida, tackles the holy grail of synthesis: convincingly emulating the human voice. He uses KarmaFX Synth Modular for creating choir patches with additive synthesis.

Scot writes:
“ It's just a few notes of the additive choir... I want to create something similar to this using a native soft synth. KarmaFX Synth (get the demo from karmafx.net) has an additive oscillator, so let's try that. ”




Elemental explorations - KarmaFX Synth featured in Computer Music Magazine, April issue 03/20/2010
   
Scot Solida uses KarmaFX Synth Modular to create an atmospheric synth patch using a found sound in this months Computer Music.

Scot writes:
“ ...Play a low note and crank the Frequency knob all the way down. Those sounds are superbly atmospheric. ”
Twang bang - KarmaFX Synth featured in Computer Music Magazine, February issue 02/05/2010
   
Scot Solida uses KarmaFX Synth Modular for creating and manipulating plucked string sounds in the february issue of Computer Music Magazine's Synth Essentials column.

New KarmaFX Synth produced track by Wavetraxx! 01/31/2010
   
Wavetraxx, alias Chris Menzi, one of the leading hardtrance producers has used KarmaFX Synth Modular on his latest track!!

Click on the sample below for a great, exclusive and still un-released(!), hardtrance mix showing off KarmaFX Synth Modular!

Thanks Wavetraxx!

Wavetraxx Sample
Hardtrance Mix


KarmaFX Synth Modular 1.10 released ! 01/08/2010
KarmaFX Synth Modular 1.10 has been released. See full changelog below. Registered users should have received a notification e-mail and can update online by using the download link or by using "Check for Update Now..." inside the synth.

KarmaFX Synth Modular 1.10 changelog.
  • Added recording functionality to the sampler module.
  • Added copy & paste buttons to the pattern module for easier pattern duplication.
  • Added "New" item to input menus that adds a new default module and automatically patches it to the respective module or knob.
  • The "New Bank" menuitem has been removed from main pop-up and added to the bank selection menu instead.
  • Re-enabled the non-resetting, analog-style envelope attack (was disabled in v1.07).
    An "Analog" option has been added to the ADSR envelope attack knob. This option is on by default. (Thanks Argitoth!)
  • Added "Crossfade Sustain Loop" option to right click menu in Sampler.
    If sustain is enabled this will alter the sample to create a seamless sustain loop by crossfading the attack/sustain/release areas.
  • The keyrange/velocity view in sampler has been extended to also show the ranges of any pressed keys.
  • A sample selection region can now be resized by shift-left dragging mouse close to the borders of the region.
  • Shift now has to be held down when pressing up and down arrows in sampler to autoload samples from disk.
  • A modules input menu now grays out the item that makes it patch to itself.
  • Shift-double clicking on sample area in sampler now selects sustain region/all of sample.
  • Default ADSR curve is now set to Exp.
  • Location of the output module has been changed in the Empty patch template.
  • Bugfix: Amplifier did not respond correctly to all-notes-off midi events. Fixed. (Thanks Al!)
  • Bugfix: Playing multisamples was broken. Sustain was wrongfully enabled when loading some SFZ files. Fixed. (Thanks cytone!)
  • Bugfix: 303Like Kybd tracking was not working in 4 pole mode. Fixed.
  • Bugfix: Fixed possible threading issue when connecting modulators.
  • Bugfix: Interpolation across sustain loops in sampler was broken. Fixed.
  • Bugfix: Fixed denormal issue in output module.
  • Bugfix: Reduced GDI usage. (Thanks MadGonzo).
  • Manual has been updated to revision 1.15 (requires fresh install).

    Demo version expires April, 2010.
KarmaFX Synth Modular 1.09 released ! 10/31/2009
KarmaFX Synth Modular 1.09 has been released. See full changelog below. Registered users should have received a notification e-mail and can update online by using the download link or by using "Check for Update Now..." inside the synth.

Some of the best user banks from stuff are now bundled with the registered version, including: Alexeus Knober BASS, Consonance, Gonzo, PsyKick, PsyBass, Teh Flos Bank and The Fall. Enjoy! That's more than 1300+ patches total!!

Synth Modular price has been adjusted to take into account the recent drop in the US dollar.

KarmaFX Synth Modular 1.09 changelog.
  • Bugfix: Sample index was reset in sampler when loading a new sample. Fixed.
  • Bugfix: Knob state was not reset after the global Show Modulation was enabled and then disabled. Fixed.
  • Bugfix: Crash when routing an infinite: delay->eq10->(back to delay). Fixed.
  • Bugfix: Step sequencer not reset on transport change when trigger was disabled. Fixed.
  • Bugfix: Wobbly Bobbly patch (and possibly others) were broken due to a modulation initialization bug. Fixed. (Thanks pedx1ng)
  • Bugfix: Ambience reverb was using the wrong profile compared to KarmaFX Reverb. Fixed. (Thanks MadGonzo)
  • Some of the best user banks from stuff are now bundled with the registered version.

    Demo version expires April, 2010.
New KarmaFX Synth Video Tutorials ! 08/01/2009
A bunch of new video tutorials have been added to the stuff section.
They show selected features in the synth and are targeted at both beginners and advanced users.

To see them simply click here.

Becoming a Synthesizer Wizard - New book featuring KarmaFX Synth Modular ! 06/16/2009
Becoming a Synthesizer Wizard    
KarmaFX Synth Modular is featured in a new book on Becoming a Synthesizer Wizard: From Presets to Power User by Simon Cann.

The book is an exploration into the world of synthesizers which will guide you through an introduction to synthesis, synthesizers, and sound creation in the digital realm, the building blocks of synthesis, synthesizer construction and sound design and synthesizer architecture.
Simon Cann is a writer based in London. He is the author of a number of music-related books, including: How to Make a Noise, Cakewalk Synthesizers: From Presets to Power User, Building a Successful 21st Century Music Career, Rocking Your Music Business, and Becoming a Synthesizer Wizard: From Presets to Power User.


Click to learn more...





KarmaFX Synth Modular 1.08 released ! 06/11/2009
KarmaFX Synth Modular 1.08 has been released. See full changelog below. Registered users have received a notification e-mail and can update online by using their new download link or by selecting "Check for Update Now..." inside the synth.

KarmaFX Synth Modular 1.08 changelog.
  • Added Fixed/Auto portamento mode option to right click menu of all porta knobs. (Thanks Argitoth)
  • Added stereo option to reverb module. (Thanks MadGonzo)
  • Bugfix: Having two or more GUI instances of the synth open could cause hanging wires and result in crash. Fixed.
  • Bugfix: Triangle/Square/Sine wasn't triggered correctly, sometimes causing a signal with twice the amplitude. Unison could intensify this problem causing clicks. Fixed. (Thanks MadGonzo)
  • Bugfix: Stereo, Minimized and On/Off settings weren't copied when cloning a module. Fixed.
  • Bugfix: Osc1 trigger would not init phase in legato mode if module had been off or reset between midi events. Fixed.
  • Bugfix: Chorus delay line could go out of range in stereo mode. Fixed.
  • Updated manual to revision 1.14 (Requires fresh install).

    Demo version expires November, 2009.
KarmaFX Synth Modular 1.07 released ! 05/17/2009
KarmaFX Synth Modular 1.07 has been released, containing feature additions and some essential bugfixes. See full changelog below. Registered users have received a notification e-mail and can update online by using their new download link or by selecting "Check for Update Now..." inside the synth.

KarmaFX Synth Modular 1.07 changelog.
  • Added modulation range option (of factors 1,2,4 or 8) to the right click menu of all Mod knobs.
  • ADSR module attack now always resets level on trigger, regardless of Clk option.
  • Added support for loading of .wav files with more than 2 channels, truncated to stereo.
  • The Show modulation option has now been made sticky. (Thanks to many users who suggested this!)
  • Loop_start and Loop_end info is now read on sfz import.
  • The default exponential curve in the envelope module has been inverted.
  • Slightly speeded up overall load time.
  • Improved video recording. More framerate and audio options are now available.
  • Bugfix: Multi-connecting modules while pressing Ctrl was broken in v1.06. Fixed.
  • Bugfix: Since v1.05, pitchbend would only work when pitchbend wheel was repeatedly moved. Fixed. (Thanks Nick!)
  • Bugfix: Since v1.05, and annoying click could be heard on transport change (when clicking play/stop in the host). Fixed.
  • Bugfix: When importing an sfz file, an out of range lokey/hikey could make the synth crash. Fixed. (Thanks Stephen!)
  • Bugfix: Synth could crash when deleting modules in a patch with poly/unison modules. Fixed. (Thanks MadGonzo!)
  • Bugfix: Exported additive .wav files were saved with an incorrect header and failing to load in external wave editors. Fixed. (Thanks Stephen!)
  • Bugfix: Pad module could crash on init, due to unitialized start phase value. Fixed.
  • Bugfix: Attack in ADSR module would not reset correctly in Exp mode. Fixed. (Thanks MadGonzo!)
  • Bugfix: Since v1.02, poly-logic would rather cut a voice than reuse a voice that was released on the exact same sample. Fixed. (Thanks MadGonzo!)

    Demo version expires September, 2009.
Cosmosis endorses KarmaFX Deelay 05/06/2009
   
Legendary Goa- and Psy-Trance producer and pioneer, Bill Halsey (Cosmosis) has updated his Cosmosis Bassline Secrets, a psytrance bass tutorial, with three fresh preset banks for KarmaFX Deelay.

Bill Writes:
"...Find attached a small Cosmosis bank of psychedelic trippy delay patches for the excellent vst delay plugin by KarmaFX. If you're making Psy-trance, then delay is probably the most important effect to create a psychedelic or trippy vibe. The KarmaFX plugin is one of my favourite delay plugs in my vst folder as it contains a filter in the feedback loop, enabling dub effects as well as lots of control over panning the repeats - straight pan delay, stereo delay or L,C,R delays are possible."


KarmaFX Synth Modular 1.06 released ! 03/02/2009
KarmaFX Synth Modular 1.06 has been released. Bugfixes only. See full changelog below.
Registered users can either update online by selecting "Check for Update Now..." in the menu
or use their most recent download link again for getting the full installer.

KarmaFX Synth Modular 1.06 changelog.
  • Bugfix: A "Window initialization error!" message would appear in hosts where subclassing failed. Removed. (Thanks Jon!)
  • Bugfix: Synth could crash when connecting module to unison module in polyphonic mode. Fixed.
  • Bugfix: Connecting a module to another module which modulates the first module could crash the synth. Fixed.
  • Bugfix: Releasing Ctrl just before making a connection could leave a hanging non-connected wire. Fixed.

    Demo version expires September, 2009.

KarmaFX Synth Modular 1.05 released ! 02/24/2009
KarmaFX Synth Modular 1.05 has been released.
A few nifty features have been added and a fresh install is required. See full changelog below.
Registered users should have received their download link by e-mail.

KarmaFX Synth Modular 1.05 changelog.
  • Speed of oscillators and unison modules has been improved significantly.
  • Noise generator now also works in stereo.
  • Added silent output detection to filters to reduce CPU load in polyphonic patches.
  • Chorus sound has been improved: Depth and delays range have been increased from 80ms to 200ms. Max number of stages has been increased from 3 to 8. A delay modulator is allocated per stage to let LFOs run out of phase. New "phase offset" parameter added for controlling LFO phase. (Thanks MadGonzo!)
  • "Straight" unison is now the default mode in Unison module.
  • Online update will now also download and run full installer updates. [requires fresh install]
  • Bugfix: Sampler would not trigger on very first note when GUI was minimized. Fixed.
  • Bugfix: Switching a module connected to the notepitch module between stereo and mono could cause notepitch module to loose a polyphonic voice. Fixed.
  • Bugfix: Notepitch module could in some situations play the same key in two or more polyphonic voices, causing the amplifier to leave hanging notes. Fixed.
  • Bugfix: To prevent hanging notes, the Amplifier and Notepitch modules are now reset when the midi stream is interrupted.
  • Bugfix: Silent modulators would not free the CPU as much as disconnected modulators. Fixed.
  • Bugfix: Midi events are now deltaframes sorted to prevent midi trigger inconsistencies in different hosts. (Thanks Klaus!)
  • Bugfix: Pseudo random generator in LFO is now reset on trigger and transport change for true deterministic randomness.
  • Bugfix: SFZ parser would fail and crash the synth on files without newline breaks after sample filenames. Fixed. (Thanks Jeremy!)
  • Bugfix: Damping was computed wrong in reverb module causing unwanted ringing. Fixed. (Thanks MadGonzo!)
  • Bugfix: Amplifier would not always pass sound when trigger was off. Fixed. (Thanks Matthew!)
  • Bugfix: Infinite loop test could crash the synth when making a new connection in a patch with a working infinite connection. Fixed.
  • Bugfix: EQ31 settings were not cloned correctly in polyphonic mode. Fixed.
  • Bugfix: Synth did not respond to "all notes off" midi event causing hanging notes in some hosts. Fixed. (Thanks ksn!)
  • Bugfix: All LFO instances did not reset on transport change. Fixed.
  • Bugfix: Fixed memory leak when loading new patch. [requires fresh install]
  • Bugfix: Synth would crash when saving Sampler module patches with sample filenames longer than 127 chars. Fixed.
  • Bugfix: Backward loop mode in sampler could cause overflow error. Fixed.
  • GUI: Bugfix: The background color of EQ31's display was wrong. Fixed.
  • User's Manual has been updated to revision 1.12.

    Demo version expires August, 2009.

All together now - KarmaFX Synth featured in Computer Music Magazine, February issue 02/05/2009
Scot Solida uses KarmaFX Synth Modular to fatten up waveforms while uncovering the unique undulations of the unison effect (without even touching the unison module). All in this months Synth Essentials column.

Scot writes:
“ We'll can take control over each and every parameter, giving our unison tone a distinct edge over the prefab variety. All we need is a modular synth and a computer with enough grunt to run the thing! ”


KarmaFX Synth Modular Reviewed in Computer Music Magazine, January issue 01/15/2009
   
KarmaFX Synth Modular is reviewed in the January issue of Computer Music Magazine. It receives a whopping 9/10 rating and their Computer Music Value Award!

CM writes:
“ If you're looking for a modular synth that works well in a sequencer environment, then we have no hesitation in recommending this one, especially as it's so reasonably priced. ”
CM Verdict: 9/10
“ KarmaFX Synth Modular is a great buy, especially for synth fiends in danger of outgrowing their current instruments ”

The full review can be read online here.
Dead Ringers - KarmaFX Synth featured in Computer Music Magazine, January issue 01/15/2009
Scot Solida uses KarmaFX Synth for emulating old-skool drum machines and using self-oscillation for adding zing, in this months Synth Essentials column.

Scot writes:
“ We need a lot of flexibility to create the ringing filter signal path, so a modular synthesiser is an obvious choice. As usual, I'll be calling upon KarmaFX Synth Modular... ”


KarmaFX Synth Modular 1.04 and Plugin Pack 2.1 released ! 11/17/2008
KarmaFX Synth Modular 1.04 and KarmaFX Plugin Pack 2.1 have been released.
The updates mainly contain bugfixes. See changelogs below.
A couple of new features have been added to the Synth and a fresh install is required.
Registered users should have received their new download link by e-mail.
Synth Modular price has been adjusted to take into account the recent rise in the US dollar.

KarmaFX Synth Modular 1.04 changelog.
  • Added Kybd tracking support to parametric filter (in lowpass, highpass, bandpass and notch mode).
  • Replaced random waveform in lfo with one that has 1 step-change per period unlike old random that does 16.
    Old random has been renamed to 'Random16'.
  • Added right click volume-range option (+6dB (default), +12dB or +24dB) to output module. (Thanks Argitoth)
  • Added Clk option to Envelope and Step modules.
  • Added Linear, Cubic and Hermite curve modes to Envelope module.
  • Sampler now also imports loop info from .wav files if available.
  • Added limited support for .sfz soundfont import in Sampler. (Thanks Jeremy)
  • Updated and added a few new patches. Changed almost all patches to be tuned in C. [requires fresh install]
  • GUI: Display in Sampler, Envelope, Additive, Pad, Step and Pattern can now be scrolled and zoomed using mouse wheel.
  • GUI: Envelope and Step displays can now be zoomed/scrolled vertically by holding shift and using mouse wheel.
  • GUI: Envelope control points now auto-snap to zero amplitude.
  • GUI: Sustain markers now change color when selected/dragged + Added extra bottom handle for easier editing.
  • GUI: Added waveform save option to Pad module. (Thanks Stephen)
  • GUI: Added simple gradient support to displays for future skins. (Thanks Rick)
  • GUI: Created new default skin. Old skin is still there but now known as 'Classic'. Blue skin is now included with the demo, whereas Synchro skin has been removed from the demo to save bandwith.
  • GUI: Envelope curves can now be flipped by double right-clicking.
  • GUI: Added Invert option to right click menu in Additive/Pad modules.
  • Bugfix: Patching modulator to ADSR could make the synth crash due to a compiler error. Fixed. (Thanks Argitoth)
  • Bugfix: Frequency snap rounding error: Turning the control knob to -63 would set the semitone to -11 when it should be -12. Same for octave and cents. Fixed. (Thanks sweet_trip)
  • Bugfix: When creating new banks a "recreating index.txt" message would appear since v1.02. Fixed.
  • Bugfix: Tempo sync could occasionally be off by one sample causing sync to slowly drift. Fixed.
  • Bugfix: VST Host tempo is now validated before use [requires fresh install].
  • Bugfix: Step, Envelope and Parametric filter modules didn't utilize their entire display area. Fixed.
  • Bugfix: Zooming and scrolling a sample in the sampler could be jerky. Fixed.
  • Bugfix: Suddenly loosing mouse capture could result in hanging menus. Fixed.
  • Bugfix: Display text for slider movement was shown wrong. Fixed.
  • Bugfix: Zolzer Keyb tracking was not working in 4 pole mode. Fixed.
  • Bugfix: Gain and Mod depth did not switch correctly when switching filters in parametric module. Fixed.
  • Bugfix: ADSR smoothing filter was enabled in Clk mode. Fixed.
  • Bugfix: Resource frame count was handled inaccurately for sliders and knobs causing redraw artifacts in new skins. Skins have been updated (Thanks Rick). [requires fresh install]
  • Bugfix: Wire drawing could look funky when creating a new connection in bounce mode. Fixed.
  • Bugfix: Custom resolution would malfunction when using simplex mode after closing/reopening the synth. Fixed. (Thanks ksn)
  • Bugfix: Detaching Unison module using Input menu could make the synth crash. Fixed. (Thanks dj.tuBIG)
  • Bugfix: Additive/Pad would in rare cases minimize and maximize randomly when receiving mouse up events. Fixed.
  • Minor performance improvements.
  • User's Manual has been updated to revision 1.11.

    Demo version expires May, 2009.

KarmaFX Plugin Pack 2.1 changelog.
  • Equalizer and Reverb upgraded from VST SDK 2.2 to 2.3.
  • Reverb performance tweaks.
  • Bugfix: VST Host tempo is now validated before use in all plugins.
  • Bugfix: Equalizer had memory leaks. Fixed. (Thanks Music_Man)
  • Bugfix: Equalizer wrongfully created a memleaks log file on exit. Fixed. (Thanks Music_Man)
  • User's Manual has been updated to revision 1.03.



Riveting reeds - KarmaFX Synth featured in Computer Music Magazine, October issue 10/02/2008
   
Scot Solida uses KarmaFX Synth to recreate convincing reed sounds in the October issue of Computer Music Magazine.

Scot writes:
“ ...While we could do a pretty good job of this with a virtual analogue, I think better results can be obtained from something a little more cutting-edge...We need a synth with an additive oscillator. KarmaFX does the job, as ever... ”

In another article in the very same issue, KarmaFX Synth is also used to recreate well known Sci-Fi sounds!

Stuff section updated! 09/19/2008
The Stuff section has been updated with a couple of new entries.

Legendary Goa- and Psy-Trance producer and pioneer, Bill Halsey (the man behind Cosmosis and Mumbo Jumbo) has generously posted a collection of patches for KarmaFX Deelay that he uses. Also, some KarmaFX Synth banks posted on the forum earlier on have now found their way to the Stuff section.

KarmaFX humbly thanks the contributors!

Leave some feedback - KarmaFX Synth featured in CM Synth Essentials, Summer issue 09/01/2008
   
Scot Solida plays with feedback in this Summer's issue of Computer Music Magazine

Scot writes:
“ Modular synthesizers offer lots of interesting feedback options. I created a track on my last album using a constantly cycling feedback loop I patched on my big Synthesizers.com modular system. KarmaFX Synth can do it too... ”


More Downloadable Stuff and Tutorials for KarmaFX Synth Modular! 07/19/2008
A new webpage with room for more downloadable stuff for KarmaFX Synth Modular, like patch banks, tutorials and skins, has been added. Right now it contains two very nice patch banks, two video tutorials and a skinpack for those interested in making their own skins. In time more stuff will be added.

Simply look for "stuff" in the menu above or click here.
KarmaFX Synth Modular 1.03 and Plugin Pack 2.0b released ! 07/06/2008
KarmaFX Synth Modular 1.03 and KarmaFX Plugin Pack 2.0b have been released.
The updates mainly contain bugfixes. Registered users have been notified by e-mail.
A fresh install is required.

KarmaFX Synth Modular 1.03 changelog.
  • Safer memory allocation and sharing between dll's. [requires fresh install]
  • Added extra waveforms to additive and pad module. (Thanks MadGonzo)
  • Bugfix: Reading an external patch (track or fxp) that resides in a non-existing bank would crash the synth since v1.02. Fixed.
  • Bugfix: Rounding error in Parametric filter could cause crash. Fixed. (Thanks Dennis)
  • Bugfix: Rounding error in Distortion module could cause output from random distortion types. Fixed. (Thanks Dennis)
  • Bugfix: Custom window size dialog would block other dialogs afterwards. Fixed.
  • Bugfix: Frequency snap was not working properly in polyphonic mode. Fixed. (Thanks Dennis)
  • Bugfix: Decay in ADSR was not working when set to zero in Log mode. Fixed.
  • Bugfix: Step and NotePattern module would not sync correctly with a pattern length of 1. Fixed.
  • Bugfix: Additive modules are now initialized to random phases to avoid phase-sync when trigger is off. (Thanks MadGonzo)
  • Bugfix: Possible mem trash found and fixed in delay code.
  • Bugfix: NotePattern arpeggiator could loose sync and occasionally skip octaves. Fixed. (Thanks MadGonzo)
  • Bugfix: NotePattern's timing was off with short pattern lengths. Fixed.
  • Bugfix: Porta was working strangely on note off in polyphonic mode. Fixed. (Thanks Argitoth)
  • Bugfix: Pattern module would not pass midi control events. Fixed. (Thanks Dennis)
  • Bugfix: Deleting a modulation module connected to a polyphonic module could crash the synth. Fixed.
  • Bugfix: Pad wavetable lookup was broken when modulating the input frequency. Fixed. (Thanks Argitoth)
  • Bugfix: Switching to a pad module with Trigger set to off could crash the synth. Fixed.

    Demo version expires October, 2008.

KarmaFX Plugin Pack 2.0b changelog.
  • Uninitialized data bug found and fixed in Equalizer.

KarmaFX Synth Modular 1.02 released ! 06/06/2008
Contains bugfixes and some minor new features.
Registered users have been notified by e-mail.
A fresh install is required.

KarmaFX Synth Modular 1.02 changelog.
  • When a bank's index file is missing the synth will now recreate a new index file from the files residing in the folder. (Thanks Argitoth)
  • GUI: Added support for custom window sizes, from 400x400 to 4096x2048. [Requires fresh install]
  • GUI: Control panel now snaps to its default position in the bottom of the main window.
  • GUI: Added simple (undocumented) support for runtime screenshot and video recording (incl. audio) for tutorial purposes.
  • Bugfix: Noise modules are now initialized with random seeds to avoid phasing effects in non-trigger mode. (Thanks Argitoth)
  • Bugfix: Synth would freeze inside Cakewalk Sonar 7.x. Turns out Sonar doesn't allow more than one stereo input, so a workaround for Sonar has been made. [Requires fresh install].
  • Bugfix: Crash after importing a wav into the additive module and then minimizing it. Fixed. (Thanks Argitoth)
  • Bugfix: Improved polypony intelligence since notecuts could happen randomly. The new scheme finds the channel with the oldest released note. (Thanks Argitoth)
  • Bugfix: SSE DAZ-mode detection could trash memory. Fixed.
  • Bugfix: Range and snap options were not copied when cloning modules. Fixed. (Thanks Scot)
  • Manual updated (Revision 1.10).

    Demo version 1.02 expires October, 2008.
KarmaFX Plugin Pack 2.0 released ! 05/05/2008
 
A new version of the KarmaFX Plugin Pack, version 2.0, has been released. During the hectic months up to the release of the KarmaFX Synth Modular, development of the KarmaFX Plugin Pack was heavily down prioritized. Therefore it is now time for an update of this useful pack of VST effects. Bugs have been fixed and features have been added or improved. The main change however, is the inclusion of a brand new 15 page User's Manual.

KarmaFX Plugin Pack 2.0 changelog.
  • Added performance improvements.
  • Added SSE3 code path and memory optimizations to Reverb plugin.
  • Plugin dll's are now compressed for faster load times.
  • Individual version numbers for the plugins have been removed.
  • The plugin pack now includes an (optional) 15 page User's Manual in PDF format.
  • Equalizer has been extended with optional Low and High shelving and an extreme 36/48/96dB boost switch. (Thanks Outside Context Problem)
  • Bugfix: Automating many parameters simultaneously could malfunction in all plugins. Fixed. (Thanks Buckley!)
  • Bugfix: Equalizer mode was not computed consistently which made it possible to select 24dB but get 12dB. Fixed. (Thanks Outside Context Problem)
  • Bugfix: Equalizer GUI Alt-moving sliders has been improved and an Alt-Shift tilt option has been added. (Thanks Outside Context Problem)
  • Bugfix: Equalizer filters modified and extended to 64 bit to reduce quantization noise. (Thanks Outside Context Problem)
  • Bugfix: Equalizer filters weren't reset when going from inactive to active state. Fixed.
  • Bugfix: Equalizer's gain and mix parameters are now interpolated more to avoid zipper noise.
  • Bugfix: Equalizer on/off LED switch could cause unneccesary clicking. Fixed.
  • Bugfix: Filter's cutoff frequencies shown in the GUI were inaccurate. Fixed.
  • Bugfix: Fixed tiny memory leak in GUI code in all plugins.
  • Bugfix: Fixed overflow bug in Reverb when using high damping values.

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