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Chroma and Gris-Gris: Sequenced Monster Monosynth


Ladies, Gentlemen, Exalted Bipeds, may I introduce to you my latest creation, the Chroma and Gris-Gris ensemble:



Chroma is a performance oriented monosequencer and VA carefully tuned for ergonomic ease of use and glitch free operation in standalone and plugin mode. Slur features in Chroma match up with legato and glide features in the Gris-Gris synth to create a slinky sinuous note articulation.

Sequences can be created and controlled via mouse, MIDI, Konkreet Performer, TouchOSC and Lemur. Since there is now full OSC support in the Reaktor plugin version, you can do everything with Chroma in your preferred DAW that you can do stand-alone. A dream come true!

Now, about those Konkreet Performer mappings:



TouchOSC and Lemur templates are included in the package but there's something special about Konkreet Performer that sets things on fire when it's paired with Chroma and Gris Gris, a certain magic in the way it morphs and distorts sound. It is my firmly held opinion that not nearly enough people use KP and if you want something really special and unusual on your iPad you should rush right over to  Konkreet Labs or head straight for the App Store and buy a license.

The Gris-Gris synth is easy to program, surprisingly versatile, screams like a bastard and can be played on its own with MIDI input. Check out the effects bank for some wild quasi-modular sounds. A dedicated filter LFO with a morphing shape control and chaos flux knob provide mutating automation. Flux controls are also provided for the mix and filter feedback sections. Want more sounds? Here ya go:



Chroma's MIDI output can be used to trigger external synths as well, depending on the completeness of the synth's MIDI implementation. Tested and fully working synths include NI Massive, NI Absynth, U-he Tyrell and Tal Noisemaker. Some synths may work perfectly for note sequences but not for slur and glide.

Here's the full cheat sheet:



Chroma is 24.99 USD temporarily reduced in price to $19.99 and can be purchased and downloaded immediately. Remember, Chroma is a Reaktor ensemble and requires a full installation of Reaktor 5.8.0, not just Reaktor player.

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8 comments:

  1. Can i buy gris-gris separately? Is it included with chroma for $24.99?

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  2. It's an all in one package. The version of Gris Gris included in the Chroma ensemble is optimized to be triggered by Chroma, and the package also includes a modified version of Gris Gris on its own in a separate ensemble, for playing manually or with a DAW sequence.

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  3. Thank you for your fast response. Will purchase.

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  4. as things stand w/ chroma now , it runs on transport.
    could an option to run when triggered by a midi note/gate be added ?...

    in conjunction w/ the above , a choice of reset
    ( from the start ) ,or cycle ( continue from last step )
    would be useful ...

    lastly , consideration for different running modes :
    forwards ( as per current state )
    backwards
    forwards , then backwards
    random


    thanks for any consideration you may give to these requests ...

    regards ,
    norm ...

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  5. Hey Norm, those are some good ideas. Directions are easy to do, and I should be able to hack in a triggered mode. I'm thinking the note trigger could transpose the sequence as well, sort of like an advanced arpeggiator.

    The 1.1 version I'm releasing Real Soon Now (finally fixed a bug today to improve performance with third party synths) will not have these features but I'll try to get them in for 1.2

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  6. thanks peter ...
    trigger and transpose will make this sing ...
    thanks for listening ...

    regards ,
    norm ...

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  7. Sorry for being dim, but how do I get the update? It's not on the updates page and no hyperlinks seem to lead me to it....

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  8. Hi Shiv,

    You should have received an email with the update link. If you didn't, or if it went in your spam folder and expired, email me with the transaction ID from E-junkie and I'll get you fixed up.

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