Version 1.1.1 of Kairatune Virtual Instrument is out for download. This version fixes some minor user interface bugs and an FXP/FXB file version bug that caused headache when attempting to export sounds on some hosts.
Fixing some bugs
Just dug into Kairatune again – it sure has been a while…
Next update will be a minor bugfix release, fixing some of the issues that were discovered shortly after the version 1.1 release. Big thanks to all of the kind users who have taken the time to report the bugs they’ve found!
If nothing too dramatic happens the update to version 1.1.1 will be available in a few days.
Some FX sounds
Mad Processor has contributed a bank of instrument presets for Kairatune. Almost all of the presets are FX sounds and some of them are really wild and scary and some of the roars are absolutely impressive. The bank is available in the KVR banks and patches section. Thank you very much Mad Processor!
Something from the OSC
There were plenty of really great tunes on the KVR One-Synth-Challenge’s Kairatune round. The tracks are available on the OSC-36 results page. A Child’s Hope by Irion Da Ronin was voted for the best track by a clear margin. I got the biggest kicks out of Kaira’s Nightmare by Doc Jon.
I asked the participants to contribute some of their instrument presets and received a good set of really great sounds from Doc Jon, InterSlot Call, Kraftraum, Mark Heath, Manvanmars, Photonic and Ruedi Rena. The sounds are available at the KVR banks and patches section in a single FXB bank.
Kairatune has been chosen for the KVR One-Synth-Challenge competition. The idea in the competition is to produce a music piece using only sounds from the given synth, i.e. leads, basses, percussion – all from Kairatune. I can’t wait to hear what the contesters come up with.
Those willing to participate, who are not yet familiar with Kairatune, may want to have a look at some technical info and download some preset banks.
Eyes on the next year
I’m happy to see that the first update has been well received. There doesn’t seem to be any major problems anymore and based on traffic, users are enjoying this version in great numbers. My humble thanks to all of you!
I’ve got a long list of features i would like to see in Kairatune. Some of my ideas are quite inspiring but they still need some developing. The task at the top of my todo-list is to reduce the CPU load. I’ll be working on this in the future and will release updates if and when i manage to squeeze better performance out of the synth without compromising the sound.
I wish you all good time with your music and a happy new year!
And more sounds
Alv Faria has designed a bank of 30 instrument presets. There are lots of very useful electro-percussive sounds and some interesting SFX sounds. The bank can be downloaded from http://thefxbproject.wordpress.com/2011/11/22/kairatune-vsti-alv-faria-preset-bank which is a site for free preset banks for virtual instruments.
PlugINdex site for audio plugins reviews and news, provides a bank of 20 instrument presets. The bank is available at PlugINdex under Downloads/Presets.
Version 1.1 known issues
Importing an FXB bank file via host fails. Some hosts e.g. VstHost and FLStudio don’t suffer from this, but importing an FXB bank file on Reaper is known to fail. This is a bug in the synth and not in Reaper. As a workaround you can import FXB files via the synth interface’s Bank/Load button.
Added Jan 10, 2012
- The negative vibra values change when knob is clicked.
- The delay effect can’t be set to a very short delay time. Also the displayed and the effective delay time differ on smallest values.
Added Jan 14, 2012
- The plugin doesn’t work in 64-bit Cubase.