BitRate II – Major update to the BitRate semi-modular 8-bit drum machine for Reaktor

December 10, 2014 · Posted in Uncategorized · Comment 

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Heavyocity has partnered with Icebreaker Audio to release BitRate II, a major update to the BitRate semi-modular 8-bit drum machine for Reaktor.

BitRate II uses multiple methods of retro digital synthesis and sampling to produce charismatic and nostalgic drum sounds. The included sound engines cover chipsounds, FM synthesis, lofi sampling, and glitchy circuit bending.

On top of these unique sound engines, BitRate II also offers a 5-track mixer and a master fx section that includes an analogue modelled EQ, bus compressor, and speaker simulator for added lo-fi effect.

The drums can be triggered via MIDI or from the internal sequencer. The sequencer provides two modulation sequences per drum, which can be routed to virtually any combination of sound parameters in any amount.

BitRate II also comes bundled with the MonoBoy instrument, a melodic counterpart for BitRate II. MonoBoy uses similar sound engines, but in an interface more suited to melodic playing.

The BitRate II Bundle ships with a total of 140 preset snapshots including a variety of sounds from kits and beats to synths and samples.

BitRate II features

  • 5 drum slots into which you can load any one of 4 sound engines.
  • 4 lo-fi digital sound engines: Chip, FM, Sampler, Glitch.
  • The ability to sample from the audio input into a custom-built sample engine.
  • A built-in sequencer with 2 modulation sequences per drum.
  • Per-track sequence length, allowing for complex poly-rhythms.
  • EQ, Compressor, and Speaker Simulator master effects.

MonoBoy features

  • 3 sound generator modes, including a unique DM sampler.
  • Easy-to-use arpeggiator and Voice Controls
  • 2 Modulation sequences.
  • A master FX section that includes the one-of-a-kind Bit Delay effect.

The BitRate II & MonoBoy bundle is available for purchase for an introductory price of $29 USD for the first two weeks (regular $49 USD). During this period, original BitRate owners can buy BitRate II for $19 USD.

More info here >>

FM Radio | Free Reaktor Ensemble by Musicrow

December 9, 2014 · Posted in Uncategorized · Comment 

FREE DOWNLOAD: http://mcrow.net/free-reaktor-ensembl…

FM Radio is a free Reaktor Ensemble by Musicrow.

FM Radio will make your audio tracks and music sound as if they are played on the radio, including the typical reception disturbances, noises and sounds of switching between stations.

“FM Radio will make your audio tracks and music sound as if they are played on the radio, including the typical reception disturbances, noises and sounds of switching between stations. FM Radio produces new and beautiful lo-fi effects, and can be used as a unique lo-fi filter, swapping between clean and distorted radio sound.”

Main Features:

  • An authentic radio effect
  • Unique tool for sound designing
  • New and beautiful lo-fi effects
  • Transition between 13 stations, each with its own special tone
  • Determine the radio noise level and the radio

Reaktor: Amazing PEQ-1 – Free tone shaping tool

November 16, 2014 · Posted in Uncategorized · Comment 

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Amazing Machines has released the Amazing PEQ-1 Free. The Amazing PEQ-1 Free is a tone shaping tool capable of drastically changing an audio source with its 1-Band Mid-Range Equalizer and Preset Warmer.

Features:

  • 1 Reaktor Ensemble.
  • 1-Band Parametric Equalizer.
  • Preset Warmer.

Price: Free – Requires Native Instruments’ Reaktor or the Free Reaktor Player, version 5.8 or newer.

More info here >>

NI Reaktor: West-coast style monophonic synthesizer

November 5, 2014 · Posted in Uncategorized · Comment 

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Here’s what the developer has to say about it:

Hey guys, since a lot of you enjoyed the 1.0 version, I thought it’d be a good idea to let you know that I’ve just updated my WEST// Reaktor ensemble.

This new 1.1 version adds a clone of the Buchla 296e Spectral Processor, Wave Folder, Master EQ, LFO Key Sync, new MIDI modulation sources as well as a bunch of bug fixes. Check the link for the full changelog.
Get it for free from the Reaktor user library

WEST// is a west-coast style monophonic synthesizer.
Since there aren’t too many of this kind of synths available for Reaktor I decided to try to create something. WEST// was inspired by the sounds of the Buchla modules and the semi-modular workflow from the ARP 2600 synthesizer.
It contains a Complex Oscillator (FM based dual-oscillator), a filter similar to a low-pass gate, 2 ADSRs, 1 Multi-Stage envelope, Noise generator, 3 VCAs, 2 mixers, 1 sequencer, 2 random modules inspired by the Source of Uncertainty, 2 regular LFOs, 1 Self-Influenced Random module, a frequency shifter and a Wave Multiplier.

The workflow on it is a bit particular so here are a few tips to get started:
– The VCA 1 is linked to the Master output and it’s always controlled by the ADSR 1.
– The sliders available on the Complex Oscillator behave as offsets when there’s no Modulation selected. Once you select a modulation source, the sliders turn into attenuators for the incoming modulation signals.
– Shape 1 and 2 are a bipolar slider

Dubspot takes a look at Kontour

October 3, 2014 · Posted in Uncategorized · Comment 

Native has updated their flagships – Battery, Kontakt and Reaktor

September 19, 2014 · Posted in Uncategorized · Comment 

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Native Instruments has released updates for Battery, Kontakt & Kontakt Player, and Reaktor & Reaktor Player.

Changes in Battery v4.1.4

  • Added advanced Komplete KONTROL integration.
  • Fixed an issue with kits being replaced when loading a host session with the kit-preview button enabled.
  • Other minor fixes.
  • Discontinued Mac OS X 10.7 support with this update.
  • Discontinued RTAS support with this update.

Changes in Kontakt v5.4.1

  • Added advanced Komplete KONTROL integration.
  • Added Snapshot system for Instruments.
  • Added load_array mode 2, nka files can now be stored in the resource container.
  • Fixed crashes.
  • Improved CPU performance in certain scenarios.
  • Discontinued Mac OS X 10.7 support with this update.
  • Discontinued RTAS support with this update.

Changes in Reaktor v5.9.2

  • Support for Komplete KONTROL S-SERIES.
  • Automation Module.
  • HW Control Module.
  • Various improvements and bug fixes.

More info here >>

Wraith – polyphonic modular analog synth for Native Instruments Reaktor

September 12, 2014 · Posted in Uncategorized · Comment 

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EverythingTurns has announced the release of Wraith, a PolyMod Rack series polyphonic modular analog synthesizer instrument for Native Instruments Reaktor.

Wraith is available in two form factors, the larger Wraith SQR has two built-in sequencers that can run independently to each other, Wraith Mini has all the same synthesis capabilities and is better suited for smaller screens.

PolyMod features

  • PolyMod is more of a template than an ensemble and has features built-in that will make the whole process of building new ensembles at ET better in so many ways.
  • All PolyMod ensembles have a consistent user interface making the learning curve for new designs greatly reduced.
  • PolyMod has skins built in – 22 to choose from and they are saved with each snapshot, having different colours for different tracks in a sequencer makes a lot of sense, red for bass and blue for pads, etc.
  • All PolyMod ensembles are pre-order only, this means no instant downloads, when an order is placed the instrument will be sent to you within a day or so and you will have the only copy, the original encrypted version is kept on the server as a backup if needed.
  • Each Ensemble is Unique to you.

Wraith is available for purchase for £18 GBP (SQR)/£14 GBP (Mini), or £28 GBP for a bundle of both. Requires Reaktor version 5.8+.

More info here >>

String Machine inspired by Solina for Reaktor

September 4, 2014 · Posted in Uncategorized · Comment 

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String machines has been the poor cousin to the proper synthesizers since the late 70s when poly synthesizers emerged. Thirty years later and thousands of softsynths later the charm of having a one-trick pony instrument with alot of character start to make sense again.
Probably the most sought after string machines and also one of the first is probably the Solina by Eminent/ARP. Eminent was the company inventing the ensemble chorus to start with.
ZooTooK has now released a Reaktor ensemble named String Machine MkII inspired by the Solina string machine. The appearance is of the Mk4 but the sound is more similar to Mk1 or 2. To be able to reproduce the raspy wave shaped tones of the divide down oscillators at the highest octave the sample rate is set to 176kHz. As a consequence using the effect both pedals in stereo mode makes this ensemble a real CPU hog. So if you are strapped of horse powers use only one pedal in mono mode.
To imitate the organic vintage sound the Analog Legacy algorithms were used.

Find the String Machine MkII in the Reaktor User Library.

NI Reaktor: Amazing Scope Suite

May 27, 2014 · Posted in Uncategorized · Comment 

Amazing Scope Suite for Reaktor, a bundle of 3 unique Reaktor Ensembles that will change the way you see Waveforms in your DAW. With unparalleled features such as Freezed Waveform Navigation, Tempo Synced Triggering and MIDI Triggering, the Amazing Scope Suite brings the Oscilloscope to your DAW, an Essential Tool that has been available in Professional Studios for more than 40 years.

For more information, please visit:
http://www.amazingmachines.com.br/

Features:

- 3 Reaktor Ensembles
- 4 Display Modes
- 8 Triggering Modes, including Tempo Synced Triggering and MIDI Triggering
- 2 Knob Resolution Modes
- A/B Switch for Multiple Settings
- Input Signal Delay
- Freeze Switch
- Freezed Waveform Navigation
- Total control over the X and Y Axis on the Main Display

Compatibility:

Native Instruments’ Reaktor 5.8 or newer
Also compatible with the FREE Reaktor Player 5.8 or newer

Product Page:

http://www.amazingmachines.com.br/products_amazing_scope_suite.html

Pricing and Availability:

$29.99 USD directly from the Amazing Machines Web Store
http://www.amazingmachines.com.br/store.htm

REAKTOR 5 in 4 Minutes

May 21, 2014 · Posted in Uncategorized · Comment 

Native Instruments REAKTOR opens up to you an infinite horizon of sonic possibilities. Here’s what you need to know.

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