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Skaka - Shaken Percussion

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Version 1.0.2
Oct 21, 2020
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New App: $9.99, v1.0.0
Oct 12, 2020

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App Store Description:

Skaka is a sample-based sequencer plugin for shaked percussion instruments. The sequencer and sample player engine are built from the ground up with respect to the needed parameters, and has exclusive features for playing and interacting with these types of sounds. Each event added to any of the 12 independent sequencers can control multiple parameters like pitch, velocity (as in how fast the instrument is shaked) and envelope. It can also be synchronized to the tempo and playhead position of the host application.

Giving full control of shuffle/swing amount, a complex humanizer settings panel, internal awareness of in- and out shakes (yes, they sound different), using grids divided into triplets/quintuplets/septuplets, time fine-tuning and variable sequence lengths, Skaka can get very close to how a human percussionist would sound in almost any tempo without any use of degrading time stretching or similar techniques.

In addition to the 12 sequencers and their internal parameters, there is a reverb, a room simulator, and a high shelf filter.

Skaka comes with nearly 200 ready-made patterns covering most genres and styles.

NOTE! Skaka is an AUv3 instrument plugin that only works in an AUv3 compliant host like Garageband, AUM, Cubasis, Beatmaker 3, Auria etc. It does not work as a standalone application.


USAGE

The main view shows 12 slots containing a sequencer and its parameters. These sequencers are started and stopped by MIDI Note On and Note Off (one for each MIDI note from C to B).

To reveal and edit a sequencer's events and parameters, tap the sequencer overview (in the middle of each slot).

Full documentation is available inside the standalone version of the app or at https://klevgrand.se/downloads/skaka-docs/


INSTRUMENTS AVAILABLE

Egg - An egg shaped plastic object containing small hard particles.
Shaker - A plastic cylinder object that sounds similar to the egg, but a bit softer.
Tambourine - A circle shaped wooden frame with small metallic plates attached to it.
Caxixi - A small closed basket filled with dried seeds.
Single Shot - Similar sound to a shaker, but with a shorter and more distinctive sound.
Ghungroos - A set of small bells tied to a belt.
Calabash - West African thin layered seed container.
Seeds - Several seed capsules tied to a string.


AUTOMATABLE PARAMETERS (FOR EACH SEQUENCE)

* Pitch
* Duration
* Humanize amount
* Shuffle amount
* Sequence fade in time
* Sequence fade out time
* Pan
* LP Filter
* Reverb send
* Output gain

GLOBAL PARAMETERS

* 4 different rooms and 9 different reverbs
* Reverb decay time and level
* Room level
* LP filter frequency
* Output Level

What's new in v1.0.2

- Fixed an issue with sync when feeding Skaka with other MIDI events than Note On / Note Off and no host is playing.
- Fixed an issue with sample playback when lots of midi events are sent to Skaka while using large buffer sizes.
- Minor UI tweaks.

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