Sineqube has released version 1.0 of Kapling, a simple little standalone physical modeling synthesizer application for Mac OS X built with Max/MSP.
It is based on the Karplus-Strong algorithm. Kapling uses this method to attempt the emulation of resonant bodies, like a string being plucked, or melodic percussion instrument being struck. Eight independent voices are triggered by a 32-step sequencer, with a variety of parameters set up to help you sculpt new timbres in realtime. Kapling also features a tempo-synced stereo delay and recording to disk.
In simpler terms, Kapling can help you make twangy, boingy, klonky tones.
- 8 independent synth voices.
- 32-step sequencer.
- Realtime timbral controls.
- Randomized initial impulse to provide natural variation over time.
- Tempo-synced stereo delay.
- Store presets for pitch, sequences, and timbre, and export them to disk.
- Record output directly to disk as an aiff file.
- CPU monitor helps keep track of the tax on your system.
- Each voice has a hotkeyed mute switch for ease of live use.
Kapling is available as a freeware standalone application for Mac. Donations are most welcome.
Visit Sineqube for more information.