Klevgränd just released Skaka - Shaked Percussion. This is the full-package; offering both sequencing and samples designed for the unique character of shaken percussion instruments. Skaka arrives on sale for 50% off on iOS, macOS, and Windows. The iOS version includes AUv3, with a bunch of automatable parameters!
Skaka - Shaked PercussionSkaka 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.
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/
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)
* Humanize amount
* Shuffle amount
* Sequence fade in time
* Sequence fade out time
* LP Filter
* Reverb send
* Output gain
* 4 different rooms and 9 different reverbs
* Reverb decay time and level
* Room level
* LP filter frequency
* Output Level
Tove from Klevgrand shows off the individual sequencers and other features inside of Skaka!