Super sound designer Aiyn Zahev – you may have heard or bought his presets for Synth Squad, Massive, Synthmaster and a number of other instruments – has released a collection of 100 free presets for Monark.
Get the presets here. It’s pretty amazing, actually – Monark and Aiyn Zahev’s sound design both have a very strong and distinct character, and both characters are coming across here at the same time. It’s like… hot sauce with garlic. You can tell that both elements are there, but they still work great together.
Reaktor Tips readers may remember the name Owen Vallis from this post where I discussed his brilliant use of modulo instead of a step filter to shore up Reaktor’s clock functionality for use in sequencers. Owen has been busy crafting a series of Reaktor tutorial videos and uploading them to Vimeo, the latest being a hefty overview of compressors and envelope followers:
Reaktor can be a technical jungle and it’s easy to get lost in the details of math and programming, so it’s nice to see instructional material that focuses more on the immediacy of sound design and producing practical output. I should do more of that myself. A big thank you to Owen and FlipMu for the great videos.