KRFT Modular Music Making
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KRFT is a music-making app that differs by letting you construct “play surfaces” and composing loops – at the same time. The result is unique, with a futuristic vibe, as you tap away at angular neon constructions rather than a more typical virtual piano keyboard.
The snag is that a KRFT blank canvas can intimidate, because you must constantly consider various elements. These include instrument layouts you make by dragging about shapes (cells), song components that those cells trigger, and the arrangement of the song you’re working towards. Fortunately, the bundled demos explain how a cell’s shape determines its function.
The nature of KRFT makes it well-suited to non-linear composition as well as live performance. There is integration with other apps through Ableton Link and Inter-App Audio, but KRFT feels more like a standalone product.
It’s a music app that revels in experimentation and playing about as you make music. Yes, there’s a learning curve involved when you first get it, but take your time, start with simple constructions and KRFT soon clicks.
ABOVE Custom “play surfaces” encourage new ways of thinking about composition and arrangements