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Krishna Synth

Synth Plugin by Devine Machine Software
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Krishna Synth
Krishna Synth by Devine Machine Software is a Virtual Instrument Audio Plugin for macOS and Windows. It functions as a VST Plugin, an Audio Units Plugin and an RTAS Plugin.
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Krishna is based on a new kind of oscillator - a "Frame Oscillator".


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.

Latest User Reviews

Average user rating of 5.00 from 1 review

Krishna Synth
Reviewed By Feng
September 2nd, 2009

The frame oscillator makes Krishna really shine for very complex and evolving patches. It basically takes a wav file, slices it into small pieces that you can use as a very massive wavetable (thousands of waves against the traditional 32/64). Than you may set an envelope or a lfo to vary among frames. If you want you can even draw waveform by hand and morph among them.
There are two other oscillators that have basic waveforms (saw, triangle, square) and the synth structure is like a subtractive one.
Another wonderful feature is the modulation assignment that is made by dragging the modulation source on the modulation target.
Krishna has various envelopes and lfos. A very interesting feature is about lfos. You can move a parameter "by hand", Krishna remembers your movements on a buffer and , if you want, you can create an lfo that reproduces them with just one mouse click.
What I've written is not meant to be a comprehensive description of Krishna, but it is what I feel really exciting in this synth.
Now let's have some analytic decription:
UI: Great, all in a window. Clear, logical.
SOUND: Great, expecially for evolving, complex sounds
FEATURES: Frame osc, lfo and envelope a gogo, infinite modulation possibilities, good effects section and also a valve simulation
DOCUMENTATION: comes with a pdf manual that's well written, could be more complete.
PRESETS: There are thousands of them but their quality is not stunning. However, remember that with this synth you'll want only create your own patches. The frame oscillator let's you import anything from a sample, a drumloop, a noise, a speech....
CUSTOMER SUPPORT: Never had a problem, so I don't know.
STABILITY: It never crashed on my system nor in Ableton Live, nor in Cubase, even when importing long samples.
What's more Krishna is definitely easy on the CPU
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Comments & Discussion for Devine Machine Software Krishna Synth

Discussion: Active
29 December 2012 at 10:25pm


Some time ago I bought Krishna Synth and I'd need to download the latest version. Is it possible? Of course I have my receipt. I paid EUR 236.81.



28 November 2014 at 4:59pm

hello im in same situation i have purchaded a krishna synth from devine machine and i have received a link for update 1.18 but i lost that mail and no download it : (now im stuck in version 1.15 so i ask if anyone have the update 1.18 please i have a original lincence not cracked versions and i have anabolic sound set please.

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