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Karanyi Sounds have released Lofi Lite for free. This slimmed-down version of their hugely popular Lofi Keys software instrument gives you access to some of the best sounds available in the full version.

Lofi music isn’t going anywhere, and it continues to influence many electronic genres. Now, you can bring a taste of that degraded Lofi sound to your DAW for free with Lofi Lite.

Lofi Lite by Karanyi Sounds

As reported by BPB, Lofi Lite gives you four sound sources that have been handpicked from the full version, and these provide a unique selection of sounds to work with. Further, the free plugin gives you a small number of controls that allow you to manipulate your Lofi sound too!

In practice, you can blend sound sources and curate some interesting tones. You can tune them by cents or octaves, and the sounds themselves are well-suited to melodies & chord progressions. Each sound source has a worn character, perfect for degraded Lofi productions.

Furthermore, you can apply modulation to your sounds with extreme or subtle tremolo like that of a worn-out cassette tape. And even a little bit of modulation adds noticeable character to your sound! Moreover, Lofi Keys offers three effects that allow you to add a dusty vibe and space to your sound. Meanwhile, the team at Karanyi has taken each algorithm from some of their other products.

For instance, Dimension is a featured modulation effect that offers three algorithms for adding chorus and flanger effects. But this is actually one of Karanyi’s standalone effect, and having it included with Lofi free is a nice gift. Equally intuitive is T-Color, an onboard effect that provides saturation and distortion. Its simple controls allow you to dial in the effect without stress, and as the values get higher the harmonics increase. Finally, Space acts as a reverb with three individual algorithms.

Though Lofi Lite doesn’t give you as much flexibility and controls as the full Lofi Keys instrument, it’s a sweet software instrument that Lofi producers everywhere can make use of. You’ll find controls sitting along the bottom for easy access to sounds, effects, and the dry/wet control for the effects.


Lofi Lite is combatable with Windows and Mac systems, and it’s available in VST & AU plugin formats with Apple Silicon and Intel support.

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