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NAMM 2007Devine Machine Software unveils Krishna Synth

Devine Machine Software

Devine Machine Software has announced that the long-awaited Krishna Synth will finally be released this Spring and will be available for Windows XP and Mac OS X in DX, VST, AU, RTAS and Stand-alone formats. Pricing is not yet available but a feature list is outlined below.

Krishna SynthA new promotional movie to demonstrate the product is also available (Direct links to AVI or MOV format).

Krishna Synth feature list

Frame Oscillator:

  • New Synthesis System (Frame Oscillator).
  • Sound/Speech/Waveform importation with Frame Analysis Technology (F.A.T.).
  • Full Control Over Frame Rate and (re)Animation of imported sounds.
  • Variable PWM Effect.
  • Mirror Effect.
  • Mirror Quantized Effect.
  • Repeat Effect.
  • Bit Reduction Effect.
  • Lo.fi Effect.
  • Squarer Effect.
  • Exclusive Draw Screen.
  • 9 Sizable Draw Tools to draw Frame Oscillator :Sine, Triangle, Ellipse, Square, Line, Noise, Harmonic, Smooth, Pencil.
  • Several interpolation modes.
  • Volume and Pan control.
  • Coarse Control(-36/+36 semitones).
  • Fine Tune Control (-50/+50th of a semitone).
  • User friendly Import Menu.
  • Batch Import.

Analog Model Oscillators

  • 2 Analog Model oscillators.
  • 5 Oscillator shapes on both Analog Oscillators : Saw, Sine, Square, Triangle, Noise.
  • Volume and Pan control.
  • Coarse Control(-36/+36 semitones).
  • Fine Tune Control (-50/+50th of a semitone).
  • Old synthesizer defect emulation for each oscillator.
  • Desync for each oscillator.

Filters / Post Oscillator Synthesis

  • 3 Fat Analog Model Filters (Low Pass, Band Pass, High Pass).
  • FM Synthesis.
  • RM Synthesis.
  • AM Synthesis.


  • 5 LFOs, each with 3 bipolar sends.
  • Free drag'n drop assignation to any control on screen.
  • 108 internal modulation destinations.
  • 16 external MIDI OUT modulation destinations.
  • 11 LFO shapes : Saw, Inverse Saw, Triangle, Sine, Chaos, Square, Noise, Log, Inverse Log, Triangle Log, Ellipse.
  • 6 Drawable LFO Step Sequencers Shapes: Simple, Ramp, Saw, half-Saw, Soft, fine.
  • Speed Settings : from 32 Bars to 128th with dotted and triplets, and up to note frequency multiples.
  • LFO Phase Control for each LFO.
  • Unipolar/Bipolar switch for each LFO.
  • LFO per voice (Polyphonic), or synced (Monophonic) for each LFO.
  • Perfect Sync of LFO with host tempo and timecode.
  • LFO Speeder knob : Up all LFO rates live with a single control .
  • Feedbacked LFOs : LFOs can control LFOs/AHDSRs.
  • Knob Movement Recorder : get control movement recorded into LFO.
  • LFO Visual Feedback : see the action of LFO directly on the destination.
  • LFO Visual Routing : any control affected by LFO shows up in green.


  • 3 Envelopes with Attack, Hold, Decay, Sustain, Release.
  • Free drag'n drop assignation to any control on screen.
  • 108 internal modulation destinations.
  • 16 external MIDI OUT modulation destinations.
  • Five response modes : Velocity, Key, Velocity Sync, Key Sync,Velocity To Decay.
  • Envelope discreet parameters : time in samples of the "zero ms" attack/release.
  • Feedbacked AHDSRs : AHDSRs can control LFOs/AHDSRs.
  • AHDSR Visual Feedback : see the action of AHDSR directly on the destination
  • AHDSR Visual Routing : any control affected by AHDSR shows up in yellow
  • Auto-Zoom Envelope to Screen Adjust.
  • Showing all envelopes by soft transparency.

Note Step Sequencer

  • 16 Steps Sequencer.
  • 128 Pattern Memories.
  • Step Size from 1 to 16.
  • +2/-2 Octave Control for each step.
  • Slide Control for each step.
  • Velocity Control for each step.
  • 2 Randomizers (Intelligent/Chaotic).
  • Speed Settings : from 32 Bars to 128th, with dotted and triplet.


  • Tube Emulation with customizable cabinet size and frequency.
  • Full High Quality Effect Chain.
  • Phaser.
  • Flanger.
  • Chorus.
  • Delay.
  • Reverb.
  • Several Models of Phaser, Flanger, Chorus and Delay.
  • Perfect sync of effect parameters with host tempo and timecode.
  • Effect Preset Managers including dozens of Effects Presets.

Play Modes

  • Legato.
  • Mono.
  • Unison using from 1 to 16 note (user selection).
  • Unison Pitch detune (added to each extra unison voice).
  • Unison Phase delay (same).
  • Unison Random Pitch detune (same).
  • Unison Random Phase delay (same).
  • Unison Master Level Compensation to avoid output saturation.
  • Free polyphony per preset : from 1 (mono) to 16.
  • Time or Distance Portamento.
  • Build-in Hold implementation.
  • Distinct Up and down values for Pitchbend range.
  • 16 voice polyphony.
  • Preset Master Tuning.
  • Global Master Tuning.

MIDI Features

  • Advanced and visual MIDI Learn Mode.
  • MIDI Learn Edit Screen.
  • MIDI Controller number and Channel Edit.
  • MIDI Learn invertable min and max Edit.
  • MIDI Intelligent Random Mutate.
  • MIDI OUT Full Implementation.
  • MIDI out controls on channel, Controller number, minimum and maximum output values.

Preset Management

  • Preset Manager Screen.
  • Managing functions : Save, Save As Variation, Replace, Move to Category, delete.
  • Preset Category reflecting Folder Organisation on Hard Drive.
  • Easy to Read List.
  • Preset Randomizer (choose any number, the same number generates the same random preset).
  • Mini Preset Browser.


  • Big Parameter Read-out in the central screen.
  • Intuitive 3D user Interface.
  • On/Off Switch For every Module.
  • Option Screen with clear categories.
  • Preset Options (Saves in Preset).
  • Global Options (Saves on Exit).
  • Visual Modulation Routing.
  • Over 1000 presets.


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