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Let me know if you are interested! Thanks!


When I modulate the "nonlin." parameter on the Body module, it seems to only or mainly effect the right channel.

Is this a flaw in version 1.0?

(really enjoying getting to play this Randy! Thank you!!)

Thanks for the quick response Randy.

One more question, is the "Import..." feature for the granulator module not available in this first version just yet? It's greyed out on mine.

I tried the dulcimer patch and many other presets, including the plain vanilla patch, the non-linear knob definitely seems to effect only the right channel output on the version I have, so when I modulate it at audio rate, this becomes VERY noticeable. At more conventional LFO rate modulation, it still appears to only effect the output of the right channel/speaker. This seems to be the case with all 4 Bodies. If I have the non-linear knob unaffected, the sound of the Body's out maintains a fairly balanced stereo field, depending on where the x coordinate is positioned in the Body module.

Also, I noticed while experimenting further that the X Axis input to the Body effects the stereo field most noticeably with the non linear knob turned up and acts more as an interesting filter in mono with the nonlin knob turned to 0. I think this is a very cool design!

If you want to try to duplicate the problem I'm hearing: just use any preset or a basic patch and modulate the nonlin. input with the LFO (at audio/fm rate with a highish level) or just plug the noise output into the nonlin. This causes noise, but only in the right speaker for me, on all 4 resonant bodies.

Here is a link to a quick demo with this problem shown:

you can hear the "dry" channel playing a sawtooth wave in stereo, with the "fming" nonlin parameter on the right channel from the output of a sped up infinity LFO x output. In the 2nd half I slow it down to LFO rate and you hear the amplitude increase in the right channel (this occurs regardless of the x position or type of body on my software).

I hope this info helps! If there's something I'm overlooking, please let me know! Thanks

first impression... incredible!

Thank you Randy


Am I correct in reading the "voices" dial on your Kaivo demo, that it will allow for up to 10 voices?

Also, is there a plan for the next Aalto update to allow for more than 4 voices?


Daze of Heaven - Reaching for Answers from the Stars

I'm charging $10 to download this album, initially, to try to raise money for my friend who was a in a bad bicycle accident and needs help raising money for dental surgery, so his mouth can heal.

The album was made entirely in Aalto, with some sequencing from Live and an extra M4L LFO or two to control some extra parameters in Aalto.

I hope you enjoy! And thanks to Randy for making this beautiful software! It has been a great source of musical inspiration for me.


The demo looks beautiful!

Can't wait to play this Randy!

Yes, yes!

Looking forward to the preview video.

I love my Korg Prophecy! and I love Aalto! So, I'm super stoked to hear, play this one!!

Question: Was the Prophecy, the Yamaha VL-1 or any other (of the very few) physical modelling synths or softsynths of the past a source of inspiration for your software design for Kaivo?