Kapling is a simple freeware standalone physical modeling synthesizer application for Mac OS X built withÂ Max/MSP. It is based on the Karplus-Strong algorithm. Kapling uses this method for the emulation of resonant bodies, like a string being plucked, or melodic percussion instrument being struck. Eight independent voices are triggered by a 32-step sequencer, with a variety of parameters set up to help you sculpt new timbres in realtime. Kapling also features a tempo-synced stereo delay and recording to disk.
In simpler terms, Kapling can help you make twangy, boingy, klonky tones.
â€¢ 8 independent synth voices
â€¢ 32-step sequencer
â€¢ realtime timbral controls
â€¢ randomized initial impulse to provide natural variation over time
â€¢ tempo-synced stereo delay
â€¢ store presets for pitch, sequences, and timbre, and export them to disk
â€¢ record output directly to disk as an aiff file
â€¢ cpu monitor helps keep track of the tax on your system
â€¢ each voice has a hotkeyed mute switch for ease of live use
â€¢ freeware! (butÂ donations are welcome!!)