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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.

Get Metaphysical with REAKTOR

In this video, Brent Kallmer investigates a Reaktor factory library ensemble that is in my top 5 ensembles of all time – Metaphysical Function. This is an instrument that completely changed my approach to music by taking it off the grid – the timeline – and teaching me a more freeform approach. If you’ve never dug deep into Metaphysical Function, now’s the time.

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Supersaw Synth for Reaktor – The JP-4C

Producer, composer and sound designer Alex Shore has created and released the JP 4C Reaktor ensemble with supersaw features, built as part of a research project:

In 1996 Roland released the JP-8000, their first virtual analogue modeling synthesiser. The JP-8000 became very famous for one thing, the Super Saw. This unique sound helped define the trance music genre and is still commonly used in electronic dance music production today.

The JP-4c is a Reaktor patch designed to emulate the infamous Super Saw oscillator.


 Here’s what it sounds like:

Alex says:

The JP-4c is built upon a combination of research conducted by myself and other individuals, with the patch being able to effectively emulate the original Super Saw’s unique timbre. Detailed research and analysis of the Super Saw found that the oscillator exhibits some interesting characteristics giving it a particular sound.

Download and further information here.

(Hat tip: Martin Klappacher)

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.

NI REAKTOR’s Fast FX Demystified

Here’s another great video from Brent Kallmer on Reaktor, this time around discussing the ins and outs of the factory library ensemble Fast FX.