Tag Archives: Synthesizer

Emulating the King – Native Instruments’ MONARK

A great introduction to Monark from Brent Kallmer emphasizing its amazingly detailed filters.

I’ve been receiving reports from users that Chroma has some issues with Monark – hoping to pick up a copy of Monark soon to address that. Also of course getting it simply because – I want Monark! šŸ˜‰

Carbon 2 modification in the library

Reaktor user Alexander Haberer has created a reskinned and sonically modified version of the Carbon 2 ensemble, called My Carbon, that features a healthy quantity of very usable snapshots organized into categories – bass, lead, pad, FX and keys.

I just checked and it plays very nicely with my Chroma sequencer, particularly with the legato glide patches. Load it in a separate instance of Reaktor rather than pasting the instrument into Chroma, though, because My Carbon’s snaps are stored at the ensemble level rather than in the instrument.