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Shaken, not stirred

Skaka is a sample-based sequencer plugin for shaker percussion instruments. It has 12 slots, each with its own instrument, parameters (lots of them!) and pattern. We’ve built both the sequencer and the sampler from the ground, to optimize this instrument for these types of sounds. Each pattern contains events, with individual parameters like pitch, velocity (as in how fast the instrument is shaken), envelope.

Skaka Features

  • 12 parallel slots, each with individual settings for instrument and pattern
  • 8 different shaker instruments (Egg, Shaker, Tambourine, Caxixi, Single Shot, Ghungroos, Calabash & Seeds
  • High quality reverb plus room simulation
  • High-precision editing of each pattern, with a plethora of controls for getting the exact right timing, pitch and velocity
  • Wide range of presets covering most genres and styles
  • Advanced and customizable humanizer
  • 8 (or 9) velocity layers with more than 30 round-robins per layer for each instrument (thousands of samples used)

With full control over shuffle/swing amount, an advanced humanizer function, internal awareness of in- and out shakes (yes, they sound different), using grids divided into triplets/quintuplets/septuplets, timing fine-tuning and variable sequence lengths, Skaka can get very close to how a human percussionist would sound in almost any tempo without any use of degrading time stretching or similar techniques.

To top it off, there’s a nice reverb, a room simulator and a high shelf filter. Skaka comes with nearly 200 ready-made patterns covering most genres and styles.

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Pricing and Availability

Skaka is available at an intro price – 50% off

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