KRETS is a low-level modular audio development environment that is currently being developed by Klevgränd. It is still in an early development phase, but the company has decided to release a free public alpha version of the software. The current edition of KRETS doesn’t include almost any patches at all. It is up to the user to create their own virtual effects using the provided audio modules.
Klevgränd initially developed KRETS as an internal software tool for prototyping new VST plugins and testing DSP ideas. With the public alpha release, the developers are seeking feedback from real users in order to further develop KRETS into an official product. I spent an hour testing the public alpha today and my first impressions are very positive. KRETS is lightweight, intuitive, and potentially a powerful piece of software. Users who want to build custom VST plugin effects but lack the DSP programming knowledge can use software like KRETS to make their ideas come to life.
The user interface is minimal in a good way. All audio modules are accessed via a single drop-down menu that is just a single right-click away. The modules are connected via drag and drop using virtual audio cables. The control knobs on the right side of the UI can be used to tweak the parameters of each module.
KRETS is compatible with all 64-bit VST, VST3, and Audio Unit plugin host applications on PC and Mac. A free Klevgränd user account is required to download the software. And internet collection is also required to activate the plugin on your computer. Simply log in using your Klevgränd user account credentials when loading KRETS for the first time.
More info: Klevgränd KRETS (public alpha, 1.7 MB download size, ZIP archive containing EXE installer, 64-bit VST/AU plugin format for Windows & macOS)