EverythingTurns has released ArcWave, a granular re-synthesiser ensemble for Native Instruments Reaktor.
ArcWave is a granular re-synthesiser that uses samples in place of oscillators allowing very diverse waveform generation from virtually any conceivable sound source.
An independent multipoint envelope generator bidirectionally scans the sample without affecting pitch, producing an ever changing waveform output feed to the filters.
The scan cycle, flow, motion, start point and length along with gain, pan, pitch and fine tune are all definable, plus the scan cycle can be disabled and set to static mode.
ArcWave is available to purchase for £12 GBP. It includes a separate ensemble of the Atmospheara effect processor included in ArcWave.
Soul sensation Alicia Keys discusses her new virtual piano plug-in “Alicia’s Keys” with editor-at-large Jon Regen in this June 2010 interview.
What is it:
The instrument samples of Native Instruments Alicia’s Keys come from Alicia Keys’ very own Yamaha C3 Neo grand piano. This unique and highly-sought after instrument was built to celebrate Yamaha’s 100th anniversary in 2002 and represents the very top of the Conservatory Collection line.
The exquisite and unique sound of the C3 Neo were painstakingly captured by Thomas Skarbye, Kontakt script wizard Nils Liberg, and Grammy-award winning engineer Ann Mincieli – making this exclusive instrument available to everyone.
Using vintage microphones and preamps and through detailed analysis of Alicia’s playing, the team succeeded in capturing the warm, soulful and inspiring sound of the C3 Neo all the way down to the finest nuances.
Traktor Kontrol Z1 is coming soon – the ultra-compact, pro-grade 2-channel mixer, controller, and soundcard for Traktor DJ and Traktor Pro 2. Pre-order now. http://www.native-instruments.com/tra…
Hook it up to your iPad or iPhone for a fully-functional Traktor DJ rig, complete with track headphone cueing, super-intuitive control, and premium, club-ready sound. Or combine it with Traktor Kontrol X1 or F1 controllers for the ultimate mobile Traktor Pro 2 setup.
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The track in this video is ‘Dilated’ by XLII. Visit XLII on Facebook:
TRAKTOR KONTROL Z1 is the ultra-portable, professional DJ mixing controller forTRAKTOR DJ andTRAKTOR PRO 2. Its cue section lets you monitor and mix tracks with pro precision. Dedicated controls for two channels give you intuitive, tactile control over volume, EQ, filters, and effects. And the built-in audio interface delivers powerful, club-ready sound. Get total control and professional sound in a go-anywhere package – it’s pro on the go.
Want to deliver floor-shaking DJ sets with TRAKTOR DJ? Connect your iPad or iPhone to the Z1 and get a complete two-deck DJ setup with ultimate tactile control. Cue up the next track in your headphones while the current track still plays for the crowd. Mix and EQ with pro-grade faders, knobs, and buttons. Apply filters and effects with the ultra-intuitive one sweep knob. The Z1 even charges your iOS device while you play, so you never have to worry about battery life when your set hits its peak.
TRAKTOR KONTROL Z1 works perfectly with TRAKTOR PRO 2 – plug in and instantly start mixing with hands-on control and premium, club-ready sound. You can also expand your mobile rig with additional creative possibilities: Add TRAKTOR KONTROL X1 to control effects, loops and transport functions like play and sync, and TRAKTOR KONTROL F1 for creative Remix Deck™ magic. Whatever your style, build your setup around TRAKTOR KONTROL Z1 and rock the club or the after-party with the most compact, portable TRAKTOR system ever.
Featuring new tape echo sequencer and FX section.
For full version of NI’s Kontakt 4.2.4 or 5.1.0 or later
Monark is Native Instruments latest Reaktor built synth aims to emulate thew classic Mini Moog Model D.
MONARK captures the pure organic sound of the undisputed king of monophonic analog synthesizers. Years of meticulous research capture every nuance of the synth at the center of four decades of popular music. The first choice for bass and lead sounds from electronic and hip hop to indie rock and beyond, no other synth comes close to this combination of power, richness, and musical tone. Delivering the true sound of a synth as famous as the artists who used it, MONARK is the holy grail of analog modeling.
Model-A Prototype – Built in 1969. This version more closely resembles the modular Moog’s but in a very compact form. In its wood case, six Moog designed modules were internally hard-wired together and connected to a small keyboard. Many labels were typed out on paper and taped on to the front panel above the knobs.
Model-B Prototype – Built in 1970. In this version, the modular look was eliminated as the components were brought together by a pupose built front panel lay out. The three identical VCO sections were stacked on top of each other on the left. The right side held the Amplitude and Filter contour controls. The middle section held the Noise, Filter (cutoff, res) and master tuning controls. There was even a power switch on the front.
Model-C Prototype – Built in 1970. This version really begins to look like a Minimoog. The familiar left-to-right layout of Controllers, Oscillator Bank, Mixer, Modifiers and Output sections and the signature pop-up front panel had come to exist. The Model-C was photographed for the original Sales Flyer introducing the Minimoog, although in that flyer it was referred to as the Model-D.
Model-D Prototype – Built in 1970 almost immediately after the Model-C. A few more cosmetic tweaks to the front panel design brought about the last few final touches before readying for commercial production of the official Model-D.
Model-D – Built in 1971. A few more design tweaks (like adding some red rocker-switches and proper pitch-bend and mod wheels) and the Model-D was the Minimoog sold to the public. Interestingly, there are three versions of the Model-D, with some very minor and mainly cosmetic variations to each. Fortunately they can be distinguished from their name-plates.
Brebt Kallmer explores NI Reaktor’s Resochord from two different perspectives. In the video above :
Want to apply Native Instruments REAKTOR’s Resochord to a specific drum sound rather than the whole kit? This vid shows you how!
Add trippy textures and transition effects to your tracks using Native Instruments REAKTOR’s Resochord.
Back to basics! Ean goes through the basics of great cue point placement and usage in Traktor Pro. Read the full article here: http://bit.ly/10KXgIu
With 300 to 500 songs (minimum) in a digital DJ’s regular rotation, it’s nearly impossible to remember every song’s structure, but knowing your music remains one of the most important requirements for all DJs. Upon loading a new track, the most important things to know instantly about a song are:
- Where is the first beat?
- Where is the best place to start mixing?
- When does the vocal, bass line, or main part of the song begin?
Stated differently, where should I be done with the mix?
- Where are the most natural mix out points in the song?
Fortunately most DJ software has a variety of cue points that can be used as flags to remind you of the critical places in a track. Traktor has a set of cue points which are different colors and serve different purposes, so these are best suited for flagging a track.
Spiral sequencer, a generative MIDI sequencer developed by Lazyfish (Alexander Potekhin) for Animated Circuits. Spiral introduces a unique, intuitive approach to music, with concentric sequencing lanes and advanced algorithms that create fluctuating, kaleidoscopic melodies. Spiral is a MIDI instrument, so it doesn’t actually produce any sound but rather acts as a sequencer, triggering other instruments. Spiral features various algorithms to create patterns and many of its parameters can be controlled from KORE or KORE Player.
This is a quick video to demonstrate how to add your own samples to the Frame 3 creative sampler for Reaktor by dragging them into the sample map from the built-in Reaktor disk browser.
Frame 3 is available at
Electro minimalist Carl Craig explores NIs Maschine
Visionary producer Carl Craig talks about how he uses Maschine to create remixes on the fly when performing live. More Maschine: http://www.native-instruments.com/mas…
We caught up with Carl in Amsterdam to talk in depth about his Maschine production techniques. Watch him in action performing his “69″ techno classic “My Machines” live with Maschine at the center of his setup.
Learn why the world’s beat elite have made Maschine their tool of choice. http://www.native-instruments.com/mas…
The reasons are clear: Customize the Maschine hardware. Build grooves in record time. Pro time-stretching on board. Color tag all your sounds. Browse and load any Komplete Instrument and Effect directly from the hardware. And to top it all, the renowned Maschine workflow.
DJ/Producer Funkagenda explains how to create from scratch that classic Dubstep bass sound using NI Massive synth.