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Plugins & Gear used by KARRA | The Essential Vol. 1 Catalog

Kara Jillian Madden, real name, is an LA California-based singer and songwriter, focusing primarily on Pop and House music. May 2016, Karra made her Monstercat debut with her single Searching For You, featuring electronic music producer, Unlike Pluto. Until 2020, she has appeared on Monstercat a total of 9 times. Besides working on her own project, she started collaborating with artists such as KSHMR, Armin van Buuren and KAAZE. Major music labels such as Warner Music Group, Atlantic Records and Armada Music topped its list within 7 years. Since you don’t know her, you’ll probably recognize her Splice sample packs. Just like you, we are curious to know how she processes her voice to achieve a professional end product. We recently caught up with KARRA to get some insight into their music production process. Below is the list of essential plugins and equipment used by KARRA.

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Q.1 Top Favorite Kontakt Synth Plugins/Libraries

To respond: As I mainly focus on vocals, I have to say that my favorite synths would be the collection of my two KARRA For Serum Packs found on Wholeloops.com. Reid Stefan and I created all these synths from my voice, which makes these presets different from all the others. My voice is my most unique feature and my most treasured instrument, and it will forever be at the heart of everything I do.

Q.2. Top favorite effects/mixing/mastering plugins

Answer: My favorite plugins consist of UAD Auto Tuning, Little Alterboy, Delay H, CLA Voiceand EMT-250 UAD Reverb. As a vocalist, I’ve experimented with all versions of autotune, but UAD has always reigned supreme as it has a sonic warmth that supports my voice well. The UAD version also does a better job of picking the right notes when I compare it to the native Autotune versions. Little AlterBoy is my all-around plugin for vocal pitch effects. There is a vast array of possibilities with this plugin even though it only has 4 buttons, and having these simple options as a creative vocal producer makes our job easier and more fun! Delay H is my go-to delay for musical echoes. I always use it with the Lo-Fi button on and analog noise off, and the rest of the settings change between projects. CLA Voice is an amazing tool because you can create a complete main vocal chain in one simple plugin. However, I almost always……..