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Lofi Keys 1.0 User Guide

First of all, thank you for purchasing our instrument! Lofi Keys is our take on the classic lo-fi keyboard sound, featuring a sleek and simple user interface, a selection of 40 different sound sources to mix and match, three custom effects units and ways to add colour, noise and degradation to create your perfect lo-fi chilled sound. Experiment yourself or use our Smart Randomizer controls to stumble upon the perfect sound, or to find a starting point for your own creations.

SYSTEM REQUIREMENTS

macOSWindows
Mac OS X 10.11 or higher is recommended
4 GB of RAM, 8 GB is recommended
2 GHz CPU with at least 4 cores
64 bit DAW/host
2GB free disk space
Windows 7 or higher
4 GB of RAM, 8 GB is recommended
2 GHz CPU with at least 4 cores
64 bit DAW/host
2GB free disk space

SETUP

Downloading & Getting Your Serial Number

After you successfully purchased Lofi Keys, you will receive an email with your download link and a unique serial number for your product. To download your installer and get your activation number please do the following:

  1. Log in to your Karanyi Sounds account and go to My Account’s Downloads page.
  2. On your Downloads page search for Lofi Keys and you will find your unique serial code. You will need this serial number in order to activate your product the first time you run it.
  3. Download your version of the plug-in (Mac or Windows)

Installation (Mac)

  1. Download “Lofikeys-macos-installer-x64-1.0.7.pkg.zip” and extract the file within it.
  2. Run “Lofikeys-macos-installer-x64-1.0.7.pkg” to install the plugin.
  3. When you first run Lofi Keys, it will ask for a serial number. Enter your serial number to access the instrument.

Installation (Windows)

  1. Download and run “Lofi Keys Setup.exe” and follow the instructions of the installer.
  2. When you first run Lofi Keys, it will ask for a serial number. Enter your serial number to access the instrument.

Mac Uninstall (Manual)

Ensure Lofi Keys and your DAW are both closed.

Find and delete the following folders and files on your system:

  • Library\Audio\Plug-Ins\Components\LoFi Keys
  • Library\Audio/Plug-ins\VST3\LoFi Keys.vst3
  • MacHD\Users\<your username>\Documents\Karanyi Sounds
  • MacHD\Users\Shared\KaranyiConvolution

Restart your system after deleting these files.

Windows Uninstall (Manual)

Ensure Lofi Keys and your DAW are both closed.

Find and delete the following folders and files on your system:

  • C:\Users\<user name>\Documents\Karanyi Sounds\Lo-Fi Keys
  • C:\Program Files\Common Files\VST3\LoFi Keys.vst3
  • C:\Users\Public\Documents\KaranyiConvolution

Restart your system after deleting these files.


BRIEF OVERVIEW

1) Main Preset Window

Select from the 40+ factory presets by clicking on the name of the preset or step to the next or previous preset by clicking the upper or lower circles. When you save a preset, it will be shown up here too.

If you would like to remove or rename any preset, you can do it manually by going to Documents / Karanyi Sounds / Lo-Fi Keys / presets folder and select the .preset file you would like to delete or rename.

2) Sound selection

Select one or two sample sources you want to create your sound from by clicking on the sample titles in either box. Turn sample selection 2 on and off with the small button to the left of the sample title.

Volume – Changes the volume of the source samples

Tone – Adds a low or high EQ boost to the source sample

Fine – Fine tune the sample pitch

Octave – Select from three octave pitches for the sample

3) Colouring

Select from several noise types and control the level added to the mix

4) Modulations

Trem – Adds a tremolo effect to the mix

Wow – Adds a subtle pitch modulation effect to the mix

5) Shape

Control the gain envelope of your sound using ADSR controls

6) FX Vapor Dimension

Adds adjustable chorus effects from Vapor Keys to the sound

In/Out – adjust the level of the signals going into and out of the FX module

Settings title – click to select a different chorus effect

Type – select from three different sizes of the effect

Modulation – adjust the dimension of the effect

7) FX Technocolor

Custom designed exciter effect for character shaping

In/Out – adjust the level of the signals going into and out of the FX module

Settings title – click to select a different exciter effect

Control – Control the amount / color of exciter effect

8) FX Polyspace

Our fan favorite reverb for lush spaces

In/Out – adjust the level of the signals going into and out of the FX module

Settings title – click to select a different reverb effect

Magnitude – Transforms your effect from subtle to large

Longitude – Lengthens the effect while making the sound smoother in many cases

9) Smart Randomizer controls

Click on these buttons to discover interesting new sounds in a split second. Use the individual buttons to randomize only their section, or click Surprise to make an entirely new sound from scratch.

10) FX Dry/Wet

Control the amount of each individual FX module in your sound.

11) Master volume control


We hope you find Lofi Keys an essential addition to your instrument collection and find lots of new, great sounds! – The Karanyi team

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