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Video: The Difference Between Reaktor Instruments And Ensembles

Here’s a tutorial video from NI that was posted about a month ago and has a comically low number of views. 342 views? Ridiculous! This is a great introduction to the differences between instruments, ensembles and Reaktor Player instruments, which they refer to as Komplete instruments.

Reaktor User Library Beta

Here’s something that people have been asking for about as long as I’ve been using Reaktor – so about ten years, then! – an update to the user library.

Some cursory testing on my part confirms that it’s able to sort user uploads by category, rating, etc. better than ever – a new algorithm scores the uploads based solely on user voting, rather than figuring in the number of downloads. More about that here.

I’m pretty excited about this – it’s time to go mining, because those hidden gems will be easier to find than ever. 

Ghost Shift 1.1 with Konkreet Performer mappings

When I released Ghost Shift I didn’t have live control in mind other than mapping a MIDI fader to the mix control. However, the recent update of Konkreet Performer got me thinking, and I realized there was an easy way to map Performer parameters to the individual delay taps in Ghost Shift. Here’s how that turned out:

Here’s how it works: you set your number of delay taps – I find three works well – in the Ghost Shift instrument properties. The node visualizer instrument is voice-slaved to Ghost Shift so its number of nodes / voices should auto adjust. If it doesn’t, turn Reaktor’s audio engine off and on again.

Make sure Reaktor is set up to receive OSC from Konkreet Performer on your iPad. Here are the setting screens inside Performer, showing which parameters and settings I’ve used:

Notice that every node parameter is active, from angle and length to X and Y. We’re going whole hawg here, using every part but the oink. Also activate the ribbon, which controls the mix of dry and wet signal.

So how does one obtain this marvelous and endlessly entertaining Ghost Shift device? Click here:

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It’s free! Enjoy!

Floodverb for Reaktor

Boscomac has released Floodverb for Reaktor, a lovely sounding reverb with a control that lets you shift it from static into infinite reverberation on the fly, plus a ducking mode that brings up the reverb when you stop playing.

FLOODVERB is a special reverb that inundates your sound and plunges it into the depths of the spread. Conventionally, you can choose the level of reverb, the rate of diffusion of the reverb sound and even the color of its spread by using the band-stop filters.

But the original aspect of Floodverb lies in its three modes of actions:

  • Fixed: you set the length of the reverb.
  • Controlled: you choose by a midi controller that the reverb becomes inifinite.
  • Ducked: when you do not play, the reverb becomes infinite and suspends your last notes.

Three interesting ways that make Floodverb is a unique effect. Let yourself go snorkeling in the background of sound ocean and maybe after a few hours of music, you will see some dolphins …

Get it here. As usual, it’s free, but users who appreciate Boscomac’s wonderful ensembles are encouraged to leave a donation.

Free Hanky Tank Hang Drum Ensemble from Boscomac

HANKY TANK is a tonal percussion instrument crafted from a propane tank. It offers sound close to a hang drum. But here, the Hanky Tank has a 4-octave pitch range, the ability to choose between many tonal modes and arpeggiator for jammin! In terms of sound, you can choose the intensity of the harmonics, the dissonance of the body, the general color, reverb etc.. The setting of the precision allows to simulate live shots. 
Get it here.