SUMMER SALE 2011 !

Thu, 16 Jun 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

Wed, 01 Jun 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

Tue, 08 Mar 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!


Meriton Celiku - Love7 (Wavetraxx Remix)


Wavetraxx Nightingale Demo

Shepard's Pie - KarmaFX Synth featured in Computer Music Magazine, January issue

Sun, 16 Jan 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!

Fri, 24 Dec 2010

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

Thu, 16 Dec 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

Sun, 24 Oct 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!

Tue, 19 Oct 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!!

Tue, 12 Oct 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 J├╝rgen!)
  • 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!

Mon, 27 Sep 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 !

Mon, 27 Sep 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

Tue, 21 Sep 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 !

Sun, 19 Sep 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 !

Wed, 15 Sep 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 !

Sun, 12 Sep 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

Sun, 06 Jun 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

Sat, 05 Jun 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

Sat, 17 Apr 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

Sat, 20 Mar 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

Fri, 05 Feb 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.

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