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Kirnu : The Awesome FREE Midi Arpeggiator

Posted on 5/5/2011 11:33:24 AM by admin

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I have just been shown a link to an awesome and FREE midi Arpeggiator plug-in called Kirnu.

Kirnu : The Awesome FREE Midi Arpeggiator

The plug-in looks very flexible, probably one of the most flexible arpeggiators I have seen. Even better than Arpache in Cubase. You should be able to do some pretty cool basslines and lead lines with this.

On the Kirnu site there are a set of demonstration videos which show the plug-in off quite nicely.

This following video is not from the Kirnu site but it is a nice demonstration of Kirnu in action. I can see my self making quite good use of this.

Kirnu is available for both PC and MAC from the Kirnus website. I personally love arpeggiators, I think you can have loads of fun with them, but I know some producers think they are cheating and taking the skill out of music production.

So my question to you is:
  • Do you think arpeggiators are cheating?
  • If so, why?

Posted by Dave Horsey on 5/6/2011.

Are arpeggiators cheating...good question, the answer would be yes and no :) So, yes, they allow a simple combination of notes to be converted into an effortless melodic run, with variation, and therefore they're kind of a cheat...I don't need sufficient proficiency to be able to perform the same, and I don't need to spend hours creating the runs by hand using a midi editor. However I'd argue that they also allow the creative process to progress unhindered, so rather than spending hours creating arpeggio's by hand, I can use an arp and focus on creating the melody I'm after, so yes its a cheat, but heck...why the hell not ! I know for a fact that I'll be downloading this and spending many a happy time with it, and I couldn't care less if someone thinks I'm cheating :)