I’ve been meaning to make a fixed filter bank in Reaktor ever since I saw a few videos on Youtube of what they could do. They’re a blast for messing with filtered white noise, especially with some modulation and delay effects later in the chain, but they can also add some real character and dimension to instrumental sounds, bringing out tones that a plain old single band filter can’t match.
In this next one the filter bank action starts at around 2:20 –
My version adds one refinement – you can sweep the overall range of the filter up and down to better match your source material and project. Taking a look inside, you can see that there are only two filter modules, but they’re polyphonic, with each voice accounting for one filter band. This makes a neater structure, and one that’s easier to modify.
Front panel controls are tool-tipped and should be self explanatory.
It’s free, and you can get it here:
By the way, please use a real email address not “firstname.lastname@example.org” because this and Ghost Shift are going to receive updates and I want to notify users when that happens. Apologies to mrstinky if that is in fact a real address.
Over on the Reaktor G+ group, Marque Etienne has posted a video demo of a simple but fun theremin ensemble.
I’m a sucker for Reaktor ensembles that make noise and sound effects rather than having a more traditional musical goal. Each one is unique, offering different possibilities and something of the character of the builder. Freestyle, baby. On this particular unit, the granular delay with a pitch control adds a nice touch – the fed-back echoes can go up or down in pitch as they repeat.
It’s an easy to understand .ens under the hood and you ought to be able to modify it easily, and add your own embellishments. Marque says a Lemur template is in progress, and you’ll find OSC terminals in the ensemble waiting for input.
Boscomac has released Delight Delay, a graphically sequenced delay effect for Reaktor:
DELIGHT DELAY is a pattern-based delay controlled by a sequencer. A central display allows you to set the level and filtering rehearsals and so draw a pattern. You can set the number of repetitions (1 to 15) determine the tempo (1/4 to 1/32), adjust the stereo (mono or pingpong) and adjust the blend.
Very easy to use, this delay grooves with guitars, runs with synths, installs synchronized vibes and many other things
Delight Delay joins Boscomac’s already superb line-up of effects that includes Stellar and Echophonic, to name two of my favorites.
Boscomac is at it again and has released Memory Stick 20, a sequenced sample based beatbox for Reaktor.
These aren’t just any samples either – the source is a Korg MS-20 and its audio was routed through some mighty fine analog hardware processing on its way to the analog to digital converter. Says the creator:
MEMORY STICK 20 is a beatbox sample-based on MS20 mini analog synth. Sounds from the legendary synthesizer were carved to get a kick, a snare, a clave, etc.. Every sound has been treated through analog peripherals worthy of the name: Preamp Cartec Audio, Eq Chandler Limiter, Compressor Shadow Hills. Then they were arranged in Reaktor to give birth to an old school drum machine, simple to use and really fun in the style of a TR808! According to sources, you can set the Tune, Decay, Tone, Drive or the Reverb and put everything in a Tape Saturation. The drum machine is compatible with the GM standard and can be used in multi-out.
As usual with Boscomac Reaktor ensembles, it looks as good as it sounds. Get it here.