CAIN ++

Karplus Strong Oscillator
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Cain++ is an oscillator which can be used to emulate plugged string sounds. It is based on concept introduced by Kevin Karplus und Alex Strong. The ++ in this oscillator comes from playing with the inventors names and a the little extra (plus) I put into the oscillator.

A Karplus-Strong oscillator is an oscillator, that creates a musical tone through a tuned feedback. It is fed by a burst of noise and then harmonizes the initial chaos through the tuned feedback loop.

The feedback loop is controlled by a low pass filter and also by an attenuator.

As initial exiter for the feedback loop, there is of course a white noise burst. In addition you can blend the noise over to one of 94 waveforms, coming from the internal wavetable.

Besides the initial exiter you have the possibility to add a continuous exciter to the oscillator. Again this can be a blend of noise and the selected waveform.

Last but not least the frequency of the exciter waveform can be altered (20 = in tune with the oscillator) to change the timbre of the continuous signal.

Try to set param1 (pluck) to somewhere between 90 – 99, param2 (vol) to around 50 and param3 (freq) to 12. Play it in the base range and please feel free to leave a comment.

Version 1.0.0

Here are some ideas on what you could donate if you are thinking…

“Improves my NUTEKT NTS-1 by 1%” 1€
“I’ll buy you a coffee for your efforts” 2€
“Did I put my pants on before leaving the house?” 5€
“Improves my minilogue XD by 1 %” 6€
“Improves my prologue by 1%” 10€
“I’ll buy you a minilogue XD, so you can work out the details on the parameters for that unit.” 600€

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Here are some ideas on what you could donate if you are thinking…

“Improves my NUTEKT NTS-1 by 1%” 1€
“I’ll buy you a coffee for your efforts” 2€
“Did I put my pants on before leaving the house?” 5€
“Improves my minilogue XD by 1 %” 6€
“Improves my prologue by 1%” 10€
“I’ll buy you a minilogue XD, so you can work out the details on the parameters for that unit.” 600€

4 thoughts on “CAIN ++”

  1. Hello! The examples in your video sound great, I downloaded the oscillator on my monologue XD and I can’t seem to get it to sound like much at all. Do you have any tips for recreating any of the sounds in your video?

    Thanks in advance, and thanks for posting these!

  2. Hi Alex,
    thank you for your comment. I have it on a Prologue now:
    Env Mod: +81%
    Env Speed: 13
    K Attack: 1
    Harmony: 1
    HiPass: 7
    Decay:1
    Play with the Shape in the lower range between 8 and 9 o’clock.

    I also added the Submarine effect. ( It hat to impress some of the folks, 😉 )

    Please provide feedback, if it worked out for you!

    1. Sorry, the above was for the KRYSTAL.

      C++lavinet
      Pluck: 1
      S Volume: 1
      S Color: 1
      Frequenzy: 20
      Waveform: 1
      Shape & Shape Shift all in.

      C++Guitar
      Pluck: 43
      S Volume: 1
      S Color: 1
      Frequenzy: 20
      Waveform: 1
      Shape & Shape Shift all in.

      Soft C++ Bass
      Pluck: 98
      S Volume: 32
      S Color: 100
      Frequenzy: 41
      Waveform: 1
      Shape & Shape Shift start with all in and play

      does this help?

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