MNTRA Instruments has released a new virtual instrument that re-imagines ancient earthen sounds and shapes them into a myriad of unusual and inspiring instruments.

Including over 50 individual rare instrument sources and 100 presets, Caprakan fuses traditional instruments from Andean and Mesoamerican cultures with explorations of electronically-excited vibrating matter.

Earthy, dark, and cinematic, Caprakan takes inspiration from the Mayan god of mountains and earthquakes. Furious and powerful, Caprakan vibrates and shatters matter, creating potent sounds that travel hundreds of kilometres. Together with Huracan, Caprakan lets you explore a possible alternate reality where cultures from Central and South America, free from colonialism, were able to continue developing their musical instruments, creating an entirely individual style of electronic music tools.

Core to the creation of Caprakan is our interest in learning and mastering these ancient instruments, and our continuous search for novel sounds and processes. Led by our extensive experience creating award-winning musical sound worlds for AAA video games, we created Caprakan to be an all-inclusive sound palette, offering a curated selection of all the potential layers of a musical piece: rhythm, melody, harmony, texture, and beyond.

Available in VST3 and AU plugin formats for Windows and Mac, Caprakan is on sale at Plugin Boutique for the intro price of $99 USD until October 31st, 2022 (regular $159 USD).

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