Inside Caprakan

100+ Presets
50 Instrument Sample Maps
Up to 18 Round Robins
Up to 3 Dynamic Layers
4 Blendable Microphone Channels
(Close, Far, Vintage, and Resonant)

Caprakan

The Earth’s Ancient Voice

Caprakan reimagines ancient earthen sounds and shapes them into a myriad of unusual and inspiring instruments. Including over 50 individual rare instrument sources, Caprakan fuses traditional instruments from Andean and Mesoamerican cultures with explorations of electronically-excited vibrating matter.

Within these rare sources, you will discover deep percussion, expressive winds, detailed strings, and organic noise-like sources to give you a colourful foundation to conceive and design amazing music and sounds.

$79.00

Proprietary Engine

VST/AU Plugin included. No additional software required.

3-Axis Universal Controls

Simply map your favourite controller once for all plugin instances.

Intuitive Performance GUI

Custom animation driven performance interface & mouse hover interactions.

Industry Leading Audio Quality

384khz/32-bit extended ultrasonic range sample sources

Caprakan

$79.00

Production Demo: Inside a track with Caprakan!
Production Demo: Inside a track with Caprakan!
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Preset Demo: Caprakan
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The Story of Caprakan

Earthy, dark, and cinematic, Caprakan takes inspiration from the Mayan god of mountains and earthquakes. Furious and powerful, Caprakan vibrates and shatters matter, creating potent sounds that travel hundreds of kilometres. Together with Huracan, Caprakan lets you explore a possible alternate reality where cultures from Central and South America, free from colonialism, were able to continue developing their musical instruments, creating an entirely individual style of electronic music tools.

Core to the creation of Caprakan is our interest in learning and mastering these ancient instruments, and our continuous search for novel sounds and processes. Led by our extensive experience creating award-winning musical sound worlds for AAA video games, we created Caprakan to be an all-inclusive sound palette, offering a curated selection of all the potential layers of a musical piece: rhythm, melody, harmony, texture, and beyond.

Within our Animistic Sampler Engine, MNDALA 2, these incredibly deep samples expand infinitely in possibility. Using our proprietary 3-axes global control system, countless parameters can be expressively manipulated in real-time, allowing you to create ever-evolving soundscapes just with one preset! Whether you’re looking for quick inspiration in the vast library of handcrafted presets, or want to delve deep into sound design using backend parameters that allow the shaping of every element, Caprakan enables you to conceive unique musical sounds never heard before, that are surprisingly full of life and magic.

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What's Inside?

Wind

  • Pájaro Whistle (Short, Long, Warble 1, Warble 2).
  • Death Whistle
  • Brazilian Hunting Whistle (Short, Long)
  • Mini Quena (Straight)
  • Mayan Double Flute (Flutter)
  • Bird Ocarina (Straight, Whisper)
  • Mayan Double Flute (Tremolo)
  • Large Hybrid Reed (Long)
  • Overtone Flute (Left, Right)
  • Small Clay Flute (Short, Long)
  • Two-Tone Flute (Short, Long)
  • Mayan Horn (Short 1, Short 2)
  • Mayan Horn (Long 1, Long 2)
  • Mayan Horn + Drum Resonator
  • Re-Amped Flute
  • Gaita (Short, Short Flutter)

Percussion

  • Medium Teponaztlis Mallet Hit
  • Large Teponaztlis Mallet Hit
  • Large Teponaztlis Side Hit
  • Giant Teponaztlis Mallet Hit
  • Giant Drum Shaker Hit (1, 2)
  • Giant Drum Finger Rub
  • Giant Drum Mallet Hit
  • Huehuetl Mallet Hit
  • Gourd Skin Resonator

Hybrid

  • Arco del Duende ( Pluck 1, Pluck 2)
  • Arco del Duende Bowed (Short, Long)
  • Hybrid Mayan Reed (Short, Long)

Animistic Performance Interface

Control a deep network of parameters with 3 real-time rendered animations

Technical Specifications

Samples

→ Recorded at extreme definition 32-bit 384kHz ultrasonic resolution
→ CPU-efficient in-engine playback at industry-leading 24-bit 96kHz resolution

Engine

→ VST3 / AU plugin for Windows & Mac OS (10.11+) Including M1 Chip
→ No fuss copy protection, simply install and the instrument is uniquely encrypted to be used within your system
→ Seamless downloads, updates, and installation within MNDALA with a registered Mntra account

File Size

→ 50 multi-sampled instruments
→ 9.45GM installed, 15GB recommended for setup

System Requirements

→ Minimum 8GB of RAM and an i5 or better CPU required
→ Supported by all 64-bit VST3/AU compatible DAW’s

First time user of Mntra Instruments?

Make sure to download our free MNDALA 2 Engine VST/AU plugin.

Simply install once and you will be able to run all of our instruments.

Our approach to creating revolutionary instruments

Continuous play and the pushing of creative boundaries are foundational to our instrument creation process. Rather than trying to recreate true-to-life instruments, we choose to experiment and go off the beaten track, in search of a new kind of virtual instrument.

Inspired by the natural world and ancient knowledge from around the world, we embrace expressive (im)perfections. Performing and recording instruments using experimental methods to create sounds like you’ve never heard before.

From our bespoke extreme-quality recording method using ultrasonics, to our constant experimentation with unique workflows and sound sources, each Instrument we release is a playable manifestation of our exploratory journey.

During our sampling process, the subtleties and imperfections of live human performance are embraced and encouraged. Depending on the final intent, we will creatively post-process as little or as much as needed (sometimes beyond recognition), always making sure that the soul and character of the performance is intact once it’s been implemented as one of our expressive playable instruments.

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