Karma-Lab has introduced Reincarnated - Groove Nirvana, a new set of 32 KARMA-fied combis for the Korg Kronos and Korg OASYS. The sound set includes grooves and sonic textures in a wide variety of styles, ranging from a mixture of Hip-Hop, Dance, Electronica, Trance & Techno categories to Ambient, Jazz, New-Age, Film Score, and World/Ethnic categories. Previously released for the M3 and M50, the set has now been brought to the Kronos and OASYS as well, taking advantage of the multiple synth engines and increased polyphony and effects capabilities.
Reincarnated joins Catalyst (a previously released sound set) in pushing the KARMA function to the absolute limit. Each combi is composed of 4 complete KARMA Modules and 8 fully-voiced scenes for maximum variability, featuring extensive control via the KARMA Realtime Controls (8 sliders, 8 switches) and the other controllers (joystick, ribbon, vector joystick, 8 RT knobs, and 2 switches over joystick). In addition, the Kronos version's Drum Track has been programmed to add an additional complementary percussion or drum element in every combi.
Karma-Lab tells us that, programmed by Scott Raposa and KARMA developer Stephen Kay, the set represents hundreds of hours of work over the last year, yet is priced at only $1 per combi. They say that Reincarnated includes a 71-page User's Guide that provides meticulous documentation on each combi in addition to hundreds of tips and tricks on how to get the most out of each Performance.
Karma-Lab president Stephen Kay told Sonic State, "As the inventor of KARMA Technology, nobody programs KARMA to the degree that we do. If you want big, bold, full, robust KARMA combis with inspiring and intricate parts that have 8 full scenes of completely different variations, each capable of driving the creation of new song ideas, then these are the sets for you."
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We sat down with Rob to discuss the creative process and what lead him to using a modular