Kapling is a simple little standalone physical modeling synthesizer application for Mac OS X built with Max/MSP 5. It is based on the Karplus-Strong algorithm. Kapling uses this method to attempt the emulation of resonant bodies, like a string being plucked, or melodic percussion instrument being struck. Eight independent voices are triggered by a 32-step sequencer, with a variety of parameters set up to help you sculpt new timbres in realtime. Kapling also features a tempo-synced stereo delay and recording to disk.
In simpler terms, Kapling can help you make twangy, boingy, klonky tones.
8 independent synth voices
realtime timbral controls
randomized initial impulse to provide natural variation over time
tempo-synced stereo delay
store presets for pitch, sequences, and timbre, and export them to disk
record output directly to disk as an aiff file
cpu monitor helps keep track of the tax on your system
each voice has a hotkeyed mute switch for ease of live use
freeware! (but donations are welcome!!)
Freeware by Sineqube