Klevgränd has announced an update to the Skaka percussion instrument, which was first released in October 2020.
The initial version was loaded with 8 shaker instruments and now Klevgränd adds another 10 instruments. For anyone already owning Skaka, this update (1.1.0) will be free of charge.
Skaka (Shake in Swedish) is a sample-based sequencer that supports a fast workflow while at the same time giving users the possibility to take control over details. What’s unique with Skaka is that its audio engine and sequencer handles samples with a defined musical start which makes it possible to set the intended timing of each shake in a natural way resulting in very lifelike rhythms.
Skaka version 1.1.0 now comes with 18 multi-sampled instruments and 12 independent sequencers. The Skaka sequencer and sample player engine are built from the ground up to facilitate the needed parameters and features for a lifelike percussive sound. Each event added to any of the 12 independent sequencers can control multiple parameters such as pitch, velocity (as in how fast the instrument is shaken) and envelope. It can also be synchronized to the tempo and playhead position of the host application.
Skaka is available for Windows and Mac in VST, AU and AAX plugin formats, priced $49.99 USD. The iOS/AUv3 version is $19.99 USD. Note that the version 1.1.0 update for iOS is scheduled to be released on November 9th. It will also bring standalone capability to the app.