KarmaFX User Quotes
Amazing synth! Great job KarmaFX! I allready used filter and delay allot.. love the synth, super sounding !
This synth caught me by surprise like a shot of very, very good marijuana. It is fun to use and sounds nice, excellent work.
....Nice and neat work KarmaFX . I'm playing with it for hours now and will continue that way... The GUI is wonderful!!!
Just a plug for these plugs :-)
I have been using Deelay and also the filter one for about a month now, and they are excellent.
The delay is now my main goto for basic delays. It is rock solid, no cpu AT ALL is taken up, and the sound is
absolutely superb. The filter is super smooth and musical, just lovely. And now this [Synth]??? so cool.
I encourage people to donate a bit of happy cabbage if they use these, because this kind of excellence deserves reward.
I really like the sound of this one. Very squishy, gooey Osc + filters (especially that Zolzer). You're 90% there man, the sound of your core modules rivals the very best of commercial vstis. Keep up the great work.
This is an ideal Goa/Psy synth if I ever heard one. Thanks!!
I am enjoying your modular synth very much. I haven't used the fx much yet, but the KarmaFX synth will be one of the few that will remain on my harddrive. thank you.
I just wanted to let you know how much I enjoy Karma FX. Though I am primarily a Mac user,
I often fire up my PC just to use it. This is saying a lot considering that I have an
actual 70+ module hardware modular system......
yours is one of the best donationware
synths I have ever seen. Heck, it is one of the best instruments I have seen at any price.
Thanx KarmaFX! Its refreshing to see such a well-conceived synth thats been really well crafted AND sounds so good as well - thats a great piece of work!
For the first time in years I felt motivated to fiddle about with synth settings - it is so intuitive in this synth.
Why don't more developers make such intuitive and fine soft synths with nice GUI's and nice [not too bright]
colours and even better sound ? I can't say thanks enough KarmaFX....
hey, i love this thing [=Synth]...took me awhile to get around to playing with it, when i finally did i was blown away.... very nice sounds and i really dig the skin, very nice look to it. thanks a bunch!
...I've still gotta say this is THE BEST modular sample mangling VSTi I've ever gotten my mitts on.
Simply superb :-)
This first modular synth that I really like using. Usually I am lost with cables and possibilities but this is clean and nice.
Expecially I use it as an fx.
I am a musician and have a studio with many synths inlcuding Virus C and Ti, NL3,Supernova and so on. and I think your plug in KarmaFX modular is perhaps the ONLY one software synthesizer plug in which actually can really compete with hardware based
synthesizers. I have Absynth, Vanguard, Reason....and I worked with all sequencers and possible plug in, including Emagic and MOTU's synth, Arturia, Rcg audio and
many many others...now I work only with Cubase SX. The choice today is very large in sofware based instruments, but your KarmaFX
Modular is the only serious one.. I love how it sounds, and first time I heared it I thought:
'Finally is born a software synthesizer which sounds like a real instrument.....'.
The demo sounds all do have huge amounts of delay/verb on them, but the kicks still sound fn incredible.... and what's with that plucked string sound !?
Brilliant synth !
simply ooozing potential because of it's modular nature.
Very clean sound, but uses lots of effects. The sound has a sharp presence (in your face) that not many other synths has !
I love the sound of this synth - I think it does have analog warmth and fullness and yet it's very clean.
It has a sampler module, and now for some fm goodness.
Synth of the Year, as far as I'm concerned. Also love its design, and the price is right (yes, I donated ).
....After auditioning a few synths/samplers, I settled on Paax2 and Crystal.
However, I found Crystal a bit complex and Paax2 somewhat limited. The story was completely different when it came to KarmaFx.
Not only was it simple to get started, but I quickly found it a powerhouse in altering my samples. In the first ten minutes, I managed to save three killer presets! Every single wav that I inputted came out the other end as something completely new and wonderfully musical.
The GUI is awesome! I can't praise you enough for such an excellent tool.
KarmaFX is wonderful. Specifically, FX Synth is easy-to-use and the sound is beautiful!! :)
...KarmaFX system you got going here, deserves a 10 out of 10, in my book. not just because of it's simplicty of the modular concept, sound quality, or looks, but because it opens the door of modular synthesis to alot of artists, who would not easily have the chance, or cannot afford to create electronic music in such a powerful, and individual way.
...Thanks for a brilliant piece of programming, but more importantly, thanks for helping to keep the art of modular music alive!
I tried hard to be unimpressed by the demo mp3's... hopeless, yet another synth I have to D/L.
I had to donate, cause your synth simply kicks ass. I own a lot of vst synths, but I really like your sound, cause it's very clear, I've never seen something like that before.
You must release whole version, I would pay for it :) I'm gonna use your synth in my tracks for sure, I make psy and chill, so perfect synth for that...
... Like all great modulars, it makes an exemplary teaching tool. I am totally enamoured with the thing myself. There simply aren't too many things out there that so succesfully combine ease of use with modular flexibility. Plus, it sounds awesome. It kicks ass.
...those waveform displays are SO COOL!!! I showed it to the girls in the band and they both said WOW! :-)
They like the new Ableton Logo too but otherwise software doesn't make them go wow :-) ....Respect! You have good Karma.
After going through various synths without being able to do the sound that I want
for my Fullon-bassline I finally found the sound that I was looking for.
The answer is: KarmaFX Modular Synth.
I've struggled with multiple synths and those ADSRs but KarmaFX's envelope is just
so much better than normal ADSR. There's prolly many other synths with same kind of
envelope but I just fell in love with KarmaFX's one.
I really, really love KarmaFX. It's an amazing synth and it's fast
becoming my synth of choice. I will be definitely using it when
recording my band's next record.
Just wanted to drop you a line to say how incredible your synth is. I stumbled
accross it and am so! glad I did. The sound quality is very impressive and
interface easy to get what you need quickly. The sounds you can create surpass any
other soft synth I have used. Superb!
Just wanted to say how pleased I am with KarmaFX Synth Modular. I used the beta
versions in the last stages but I've recently purchased it.
It's just incredible. It's so versatile and easy to use and the sound is amazing.
Congratulations on a great development and one that is very reasonably priced.
Ok, I've been using your synth for a couple months now and I have to say
it's amazing. Currently I own Absynth, Predator, and z3ta+... and they are all going to
the wayside because of your synth. I have no interest in using them anymore
and I have no interest in buying anymore VSTs. Well done. I can't wait to start posting psytrance tracks made with your synth.
I find your synth really good to make scifi sounds, it really rocks!...
I had a quick look at the manual and it seems really professional. You deserve a BRAVO because I have never found a synth so intuitive to use, It really makes your imagination work.
...yeah KarmaFX are quality... the KarmaFX synth is just awesome modular awesomeness. some gorgeous sounds!
I've just spent half an hour with the [KarmaFX Synth] manual - it's seriously well put together and a reminder of just how much functionality is available.
Great of newbies too - the manual walks you through everything, and being modular means you can start of simple and work you way up.
KarmaFX Synth effin rules. Sounds are marvelous. I am so glad to have it.
Karma FX Synth Modular has finally arrived - and is really worth a look - for an excellent VST with wide range of modules and excellent documentation - all at a relatively painless price.
I've been using it for quite a time and been amazed at its development - but even more by the final result.
As far as what I think, the [Karmafx Synth] sound is unique, crisp and clear, but filthy when you want it to be. You have sooooo many options to turn this synth into what you want. One of the most important things is that it fits well in a mix, making more usable than ever.
Cheers to KarmaFX
I just played with the demo.. man does it sound good! Actually I fiddled with reason4's thor just after... and Karma(FX) sounded better at least to my ears!!!
Anyone looking to learn synthesis in 2008 could do far worse than basing their learning on KarmaFX. The scope on each module helps see how a sound develops during the different stages and the range and quality of modules is really impressive for the price
Playing this thing [KarmaFX Synth] is like drizzling one's creative centers with warm buttah...It's a remarkable instrument...
...and accompanied by one of the best available introductions to synthesis. The manual definitely contributes to the overall value for money well spent.
I've been using KarmaFX Synth Modular as an effects unit and the more I use it the more I realize how awesome it is as an all-round effects unit. Because of its modular nature you can rout incoming sound into multiple modules and rout wires in interesting ways, and also has midi input.
Does it get any better?
It is an unbelievable synth... a creativity MONSTER. It's the most amazing synth. I LOVE it. Great work
I have only had the demo now for a few hours, but that was enough to blow my
mind.... I love the interface, I think it's awesome that each module has a visual
interface which makes the effect so much more tangible, meaning you can understand
what it's doing to your sound, making adjustments so much easier. I love the sound
and it suites my style perfectly, I also love the presets, plenty to go around and
all sound excellent. The package is great, you have done an excellent job...
I feel like I have found the best synth I
could find in a whole field of developers. I have already played with some
of the presets, and I am completely in awe at the quality and imagination
of the sounds that it comes with. I am now an customer for life. Thank you
for such an wonderful synth.
Thanks. I bought your modular synth about 6 months ago. It's just superb. Starting using it
as an effects plug in recently. It's so versatile. I am glad you get consistant publicity in CM. Well deserved.
I think your synth sounds fantastic and is very easy to program for the
power that is in it. It is one of the very few reasons why I haven't yet
moved all my music making to a Mac !
I would like to thank you. I've been using the Karma FX Pack now for over 3
months now and i don't know how i could ever been without it. The Karma FX
pack effects on me is similar to nicotine. It's a simply a must have now...
The cool thing about KarmaFX Synth is that each module has a waveform display, so you can see what's happening to your signal as you shape it.
Holy Jayzus . . . this is even better than I anticipated after hearing the demos. Well done!
Now I'm gonna have to remix my track :) I'll be back to have a look at your site again when my heart stops racing :-)
KarmaFX synth. This should have received more hype and praise than Omnishere. I'ts a close second to Reaktor for the best sounding synth ever.
Though I own every the "state-of-the-art" modular softsynth provided
worldwide I'm a fan of your "modular understanding". Karma Mod just
has this special feel and touch (besides the sound). Please keep on
coding and publishing. I, at my side, will do my best to spread the
word about your fabulous synth.
A few days ago I downloaded the KarmaFX effect-pack. Real high quality effects! By far the best free effects I've ever had.
I love this software - just fantastic! I learn something new (or hear something I
just can't do with fixed path synths,) just about every time I play with KarmaFX.
...Many Thanks for your support & the efforts from your side.
GREAT SYNTH !!! one of the best ever...!
If there's a complaint to be levelled at modular synthesizers, it's that they're too complex. But KarmaFX Synth, built around a GUI that allows the user to instantiate and patch together various modules such as oscillators, filters and effects, won't leave you scratching your head. After a few minutes of playing with a factory preset, you'll be able to get the gist of what this big, beatiful beastie can do...
...I absolutely adore KarmaFX Synth. This modular powerhouse offers the sort of flexibility we need to create just about any patch conceivable..
If you're curious about modular synths but all those knobs and wires leave you reluctant to dive in, KarmaFX Synth might be just the way to get your feet wet. Although it doesn't make patching your own sound a no-brainer, it does make it accessible and fun.
I love working with Karma[FX Synth], best synth out there for teaching modulation, etc. I can spend hours playing with this one...thanks...very satisfied with this purchase.
There's a huge fun factor in KarmaFX Synth Modular, especially to those who aren't familiar with modular synthesis (me included). I managed to get some interesting moving sounds in 10 minutes after reading the first few pages of the manual.
I recommend KarmaFX as an entry synth. It's FUN, and there are tons of sounds to be discovered. It's price should be considered as well :-)
This instrument is one of the best-sounding vst I've ever heard. I am what Bones calls a "pad poofer" and the string pads just blow my mind. You've done such a good job integrating samples and step sequencing. My absolute compliments.
...I love your synth! It's amazing, so easy to use and learn, the fully-modular, graphic interface is a dream and I use it as the basis of all my music.
KarmaFX Modular...because it's so much fun to use and sounds so great and is so flexible - the controllers and the simple routing and way that everything can modulate everything rules.
- I was excited when I purchased a License for this. Over the moon, more like :) .... I think this is about the best Synth I've ever owned.
It's light on the CPU. Versitile. Great sounding...
...Thanks for making this wonderful synth, worth every penny!
Has such a damn nice timbre to it....
It's too much fun to play with, damn addictive
synthesis! 1600+ fxp patches later I'm truely enjoying exploring different
soundscapes again. Really helpful you've put some video tutorials up on the
site as well, I'm enjoying discovering the true potential of the synth.
...I'm now a lot more eager to open my DAW!
...KarmaFX envelopes are the most dynamic, fine-tunable, and easiest and to work with of any software I've ever known.
KarmaFX Modular freaking rocks the block. Kasper has done a wicked job on it.
... the manual is very complete and constantly updated. it serves as a good primer on sound design period, but is also very well written and easy to jump around finding stuff.
it was entertaining to read it and educational too.
...very satisfied with your excellent product. It has become my first
choice (over the about 20 or so other software synths which i currently own) when I
try out new sounds for my composing in ableton Live and cubase + when I'm in an
exploratory mood it is just great fun to try out new connections/combinations.
Purchased this epic synth a couple of weeks ago, was totally hooked within hours, and just HAD to have the manual and the knowledge I'd supported its creator. Amazing to think it was once freeware!
One of the reasons I like the KarmaFX Synth is because the great visual feedback to
help me find my way and keep track of where I am at.. I believe this will be the
goal of all synths in the future and right now, KarmaFX is ahead of the game..
I want to express my thank you's for such a great SYNTH.... much fun and goosepimples just tinkering.
KarmaFX is the best vst for psytrance production... it's just sick =]
...I just thought I'd say how amazing KarmaFX's reverb is. Ive tried so many reverbs
and karama's is just the implicational. I cant record guitar without your reverb. My
favorite setting is "Ballad Hall". I use it for all my recordings...
It [KarmaFX Synth] is REALLY a marvelous and well supported application, and VERY reasonably priced.
...An absolutely awesome synth, there's rarely a project where i don't use karma at least once. The modulation is incredibly powerful, if you can see it you can modulate it basically, and with as many sources as you like. This includes stuff like the sampler module's start/end/loop points, so you really can go nuts.
It's also got some cool and unusual modules like the padsynth oscillator, the lofi pitch shifter and bitswapper. ...
Filthy, oily, squelchy noise ,perfect , I would recommend anyone to buy KarmaFx. Love it.
I just want to tell you that your synth sounds amazing.
Thanks for bringing out such a fine vst at an affordable price.
Lots of music tools are sold at a price point that is outside of my reach.
Being an unemployed musician i really appreciate this.
Your are in my hall of fame with soniccharge synplant and microtonic.
"Music for the masses"
thanks a bunch for developing this wonderful system for the Mac. This is the
only truly- and fully-"modular" system of which I know, and it sounds fantastic.
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.
Wow, thank you for introducing me to Modular Synthesis. I played around with the demo till I got so annoyed with the cut outs, I had to buy it.
What a monster! I'm still learning modular synthesis but KarmaFX makes it so much easier and logical. I've through most of the presets and now I'm seriously considering selling the Virus TI. Hats off, truly outstanding.
I love KarmaFX for its raw gritiness, it makes distorted leads like nothing else I own in software, and I own a lot!
I'm really impressed with the sound quality. I own Omnisphere and other great soft synths,
but it's safe to say that KarmaFX is the most in your face soft synth, with a hardware feel to it!
I never clicked with Reaktor..but fall in love with KarmaFX since the first time.
It's a perfect addition to the Moog Modular V and my Nord Modular G1.
KarmaFX are having their Christmas sale, 35% off which takes it down to the ridiculous price of $72 (49 euro).
I've had this synth for a year or so and I can't recommend it highly enough,
even at full price it offers a huge amount for the money. There are so many modules it's
hard to describe what you get so just watch the [introductory] video, there is a downloadable demo too.
Two of my favorite features of KarmaFx Synth is the additive generator and the parametric filter. Very cool indeed. There are so few decent additive synths.
...the presets don't do the synth justice. In the hands of an experienced sound designer, KarmaFx is awe inspiring.
I must again commend you on making something so flexible that also sounds so great.
I have listened widely and tried a lot of soft synth demos, but have only decided
to invest in Zebra, Diva and now KarmaFX Synth Modular due to (IMO) their fast
workflow, sonic quality and character.
I knew I would have to add yours when I very quickly made a sound with the demo in a difficult song section (that I was struggling with), and it glued and solved things perfectly - amazing. I think it did that job better than any synth could have (I certainly couldn't get it right with zebra in that case), so I was sold. So thanks kindly for your help with my weird setup, but also for crafting a genuinely special instrument for us.
...this is a very unique, high quality synthesizer. Thanks
really enjoy your modular and look forward to making more use of it in the future. i
always try to recommend it when someone asks about a software modular solution, i've
found its workflow to be quite similar in some regards to my old Nord G2 (which was
a joy to work with). very happy to see that it's being updated!
[KarmaFX Synth] Downloaded and operational.
All I can say is what an amazing piece of work.
You should be very proud of what you've created. Will be using it for a very long time to come.
Best software synth i've ever played with for 10 years now (yes, i was very lucky discovering it during its development)! Cornerstone in all my productions (<3 <3 <3)^2 as well as my hardware synths!
KarmaFX Modular is still one of the very best vsti that I have in my arsenal.
Endless fun - I still don't feel like I can exhaust this programme. Pull a cable
here, turn a knob there...and new sonic possibilities arise at every turn.
I can't recommend [KarmaFX Synth] it enough to everyone I know or asks me about what VST based modular soft-synth should they try/use...
I use it [KarmaFX Synth] quite a bit, primarily as a way to teach synthesis in my articles for Computer Music magazine.
It's an excellent program. It's more traditional and familiar than something like Reaktor or Max/MSP,
in that it doesn't get into the deep, deep levels of programming that those programs do. Instead, it comes across like a hardware instrument, presenting pre-fab modules that can be patched together as you like. In a way, it's more like the Nord Modular, presenting a vast number of modules and letting you get on with the business of patching 'em up as you need to. It sounds good and there's enough stuff included to keep you busy for ages. It's a good deal.
WOW I just loaded the demo!
very fun software. nice look, sounds great. lots of cool options.
I am going to buy this.
I used KarmaFX [Synth] heavily. It's the only software synth I still own.
The additive module, FM controller, and step modules are great, the sound quality is excellent, and the price is nice.
Can't recommend it enough on the software end of things. I'm actually corresponding with the dev a bit right now on some feature requests. He's a really nice guy
...this modular turned out to be one of my most useful tools; it is a work of art and
is certainly worth every cent! Keep up the good work!
Great! KarmaFX [Synth] is a wonderful creation you have done.
I would like to thank you for an exceptional synth vst that
you have created here :) It is really awesome and i hope that you get a
good income from this synth - you really should. I know it's a niche
market but anayway... i just wanted to say it.
As a long time software engineer I want to say that KarmaFX [Synth] is one of the most impressive pieces of software I have ever encountered!