Tag Archives: Euclidean

Get Awesome Reaktor Tools by Martin Wood-Mitrovski

Some of you may already know Martin as the creator of this great Euclidean sequencer for Reaktor.  Recently he’s also uploaded a Blocks version that makes it easy to incorporate Euclidean sequences in your Blocks based ensembles:


Just drop it into your Blocks ensemble and use the output to drive, for example, some drum sounds. User Daniel Wincott uploaded an ensemble to the user library demonstrating how to do this.


Now Martin has graciously shared with us a couple of other tools. One is an update of his sample map builder, which now comes bundled with a built in Java runtime in the OS X version so you don’t have to fiddle around with installing and configuring a JRE.

Another is a node.js based tool to generate Reaktor multitext macros from a text file. This is a command line tool but it’s extremely simple to use if you’ve ever run anything from a command line, ever:

Screen Shot 2015-11-27 at 7.25.01 AM

I think this highlights the need for a scripting language built into Reaktor just as one is in Kontakt – the ability to address text fields from a script would overcome hours of wrist strain from laboriously entering data in MultiText modules. And that’s just one usage example. In the meantime Martin’s tool is a great shortcut Reaktor builders can use right now.

Euclidean Sequencing in Reaktor

Here is a ridiculously cool Euclidean sequencer for Reaktor. It features 16 individual channels each with their own settings and an adjustable lowest note for MIDI output.

The sequencer makes no sound itself but you can direct its MIDI output to anything. Here’s a video showing the sequencer in use triggering Microtonic:

Sequencer download and more information here. I stumbled across the author’s site while searching for some tips on how to use the Reaktor event bus, one of the components of the partials framework, about which the author – the mysterious “marv” – has written an article here.

For more on Euclidean rhythms and sequencing in general, check out this superb and inspiring article on the topic at Create Digital Music.

Update: Marv / Normalised has kindly posted an updated version of the sequencer below in the comments. There’s just one sequencer in the newer instrument but it should be a breeze to copy and paste it.