ARP Pro Soloist - KarmaFX Synth featured in Computer Music Magazine

Sun, 28 Apr 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

Sat, 12 Jan 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!

Wed, 12 Dec 2012

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

Tue, 27 Nov 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

Wed, 17 Oct 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

Sat, 01 Sep 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

Thu, 30 Aug 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

Sun, 05 Aug 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!

Mon, 16 Jul 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

Sun, 06 May 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

Sun, 25 Mar 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

Sun, 04 Mar 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

Fri, 02 Mar 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

Thu, 01 Mar 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

Sat, 14 Jan 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!

Mon, 05 Dec 2011

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!

Sun, 13 Nov 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

Sun, 09 Oct 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

Sun, 09 Oct 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

Thu, 01 Sep 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. ”

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