December 14, 2004
Karma Lab has released an update (1.3) to both KARMA MW and KARMA Triton, the PC/Mac software applications that allow owners of the Korg Karma and Korg Triton series to generate phrases, grooves and other musical effects that can be altered and randomized in real-time.
The main new feature is that KARMA Triton 1.3 includes full support for the Korg Triton Extreme. KARMA Triton now works with all Korg Triton models, including the Classic 61, Pro 76, ProX 88, Studio 61/76/88, Extreme 61/76/88, LE 61/76/88, and the Triton Rack. In addition, numerous performance enhancements have been incorporated into both versions.
Developed by musician and programmer Stephen Kay, KARMA generates musical effects in real-time, allowing effortless creation of cascades of complex interweaving notes, techno arpeggios and effects, dynamic drum beats, dense rhythmic and melodic textures, glissandos for acoustic instrument programs, guitar strumming and finger-picking simulations, random effects, auto-accompaniment effects, gliding and swooping portamento and pitch bend effects, and new sound design possibilities. Audio demos (mp3) and software demos are available online.
Pricing and Availability
KARMA MW 1.3 and KARMA Triton 1.3 are available as free updates for existing users and can be downloaded at the company's website. New users can normally purchase KARMA MW directly from Karma Lab for US $149, and KARMA Triton for US $199 – but a special sale is going on until Jan 15th, 2005. All KARMA software can be downloaded online (world-wide), or ordered on CD (USA). For more information,please visit Karma Lab at www.karma-lab.com.
Good KARMA for the Holidays!
For a limited time, Karma Lab is running a “Good KARMA for the Holidays!” promotion on their KARMA software and sound sets for the Korg Karma and Korg Triton series of instruments. Now thru Jan 15th 2005, users can save up to $70 on packages that include KARMA MW or KARMA Triton software, and sound set collections such as Chemistry Volume 1 “Grooves & Inspiration”, Chemistry Volume 2 “Sonic Viagra!”, and Reincarnation Volume 1 “Inner Groove.” Downloadable demo versions are available.
For more information, visit their web site at www.karma-lab.com