I was experimenting with TouchOSC‘s new MIDI capabilities and created this layout:
There are four octaves of keys – it was a bit of a pain to go to one after another and enter the pitches so I figured I’d share the fruits of my labor. The other controls are just X, Y and XY slider controls that send MIDI CC messages. They’re arranged in a “well, let’s use up this space and see what happens” pattern. I figure I’ll fine tune it after playing it for a while.
Download it here.
UPDATE: I lowered the range by an octave so C3 is on the upper row left, which I think is more sensible. Get it here.
Any sound generator in Reaktor can be modified to give MIDI note control over the output level. Here’s how to do it in Spacedrone:
Easy peasy. An ADSR envelope multiplies the signal going to the output. You can also use a selective note gate module instead of a vanilla gate module so only one specific note will trigger output. Adjust the attack, decay, sustain and release to taste.
Download the modded ensemble here. (oops, link was broken, should work now)
If you’re looking for an interesting way to manipulate recorded samples of Spacedrone or other audio material, try my sampler pack.
UPDATE: added pitch control too. It doesn’t work the way a normal synth would because the pitches of individual voices have a random factor but you can control the range.