Klevgrand has announced the release of a new innovative percussion instrument specially designed for strokes and brushes.

The unique audio engine of Borsta allows for an endless number of truly natural sounding brushing phrases and rhythms.

What sets Borsta apart from similar instruments is that its audio engine supports continuous changes in intensity. This makes it possible to create very lifelike brushing phrases and patterns, something that can’t be achieved with traditional sample-based instruments.

The parallel envelope and events sequencers allow you to determine exactly when to start a stroke, how the stroke’s pressure/speed should evolve over time and when to end it. On top of that, all instruments also offers multi-sampled one-shots with advanced choking capabilities.

Each instrument is based on more than 400 high-quality samples, recorded for playing with different velocities and round robins. Borsta emulates a single drum instrument at a time, but comes with 18 different instruments to choose between. The sequences are played one at a time, however switching between sequences can be done seamlessly via MIDI, and additional one-shot samples can be triggered using an ordinary MIDI track.

Borsta Brushed Percussion features

  • 18 high-quality instruments with 6 multi-sampled one shots each.
  • 230 pre-made factory sequences.
  • 60 Global presets covering different sounds and genres.
  • Separate volume and velocity curve control of each sound type.
  • Room simulation (9 different rooms).
  • Reverb with adjustable decay time (6 different algorithms).
  • Timbre adjustment control (harmonics).
  • Overall pitch.
  • Three band equalizer.

Borsta for Windows and Mac (VST/AU/AAX) is on sale at the Klevgrand store and from Plugin Boutique for the introductory price of $35.99 USD (regular $59.99 USD), while the iPad (AUv3/Standalone) version is $14.99 USD at the App Store (regular $19.99 USD).

The offer expires March 28th, 2022.