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Borsta & STARK By Klevgrand Now Half Price

Plugin Boutique have reduced the price of Borsta and STARK by Klevgrand for a limited time. Borsta is now only £21.95 / $25.96, (usually £43.96 / $51.99). STARK is now only £29.95 / $35.42, (usually £59.95 / $70.90). The offers end August 15th.


Borsta is a new innovative percussion instrument specially designed for strokes and brushes. Its unique audio engine allows for an endless number of truly natural-sounding brushing phrases and rhythms. What sets Borsta apart from similar instruments is that its audio engine supports continuous changes in intensity. This makes it possible to create very life-like brushing phrases and patterns, something that can’t be achieved with traditional sample-based instruments.

The parallel envelope and events sequencers allow you to determine exactly when to start a stroke, how the stroke’s pressure/speed should evolve over time and when to end it. On top of that, all instruments also offers multi-sampled one-shots with advanced choking capabilities. Each instrument is based on more than 400 high-quality samples, recorded for playing with different velocities and round robins.

Borsta emulates a single drum instrument at a time, but comes with 18 different instruments to choose between. The sequences are played one at a time, however switching between sequences can be done seamlessly via MIDI, and additional one-shot samples can be triggered using an ordinary MIDI track.

The instruments are all structured and MIDI-mapped in a uniform way, which makes it possible to use the same sequence on any instrument. For instance, a traditional swing pattern will sound musically correct no matter whether you choose a Frame Drum, Tambourine or Snare Drum – it will just sound like the musician changed instruments. Borsta is a Swedish verb, meaning ”to brush”.


STARK is a fully-fledged amplifier simulator consisting of four modules: Amplifier, Cabinet, Room, and Pedalboard. The modules are processing audio separately, which makes it possible to combine different amplifiers with different cabinets and rooms.

What separates STARK from other amp simulators is that the cab, amp, and ambiance modules are built on Klevgrand’s very own algorithms that don’t involve any convolution or FFT analysis. This approach renders a more natural response to dynamics over the whole frequency spectrum, plus the ability to fine-tune each profile in ways that just isn’t possible when using convolving methods.

1. Very amportant – The Amplifier module offers 12 different amplifier profiles. It has both a clean mode and an overdrive mode, an equalizer functionality (including presence), and a booster controlling the end-stage amplification saturation.

2. Take a cab – The Cabinet simulation consists of 10 different cabinets of various sizes and sounds. This module also offers a stereo-width knob that simulates the distance between two microphones put in front of the cone.

3. Plenty of rooms – The Room simulation offers six different kinds of rooms, where each room size can be changed between Small, Medium, and Large. There’s also a decay parameter controlling the reflectivity of the walls and a dry/wet mix.

4. Step on it – The Pedalboard contains four FX slots where any of the 14 included effects can be inserted. The order of the pedals can easily be changed using drag and drop.

Both plugins are available to PC and Mac users (VST2, VST3, AU and AAX).

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