Here’s a nice video putting the newly released MS Surface to the test, video details below:
Preface: There are about 6 Reaktor vst’s going, 2 Massive vst’s, and samples for beats. I am using the stock sound driver for the surface. Audio is being recorded by sampling the master output (in Maschine). As someone has mentioned, I threw pretty much everything at it to cause it to fail, and it survived for quite some time.
So I thought it would be cool to use the MS Surface Pro as an interface
for Maschine. I was able to make some fun beats with it and use it
fairly well, but it would freak out every so often. I thought I had it
under control when I was making this piece… but it ends abruptly when
the CPU just gives out. The audio cut out just fine apparently, but you
can see at the very end the software and hardware just give up. Welp,
that’s why I like hardware grooveboxes, they don’t just give up on me
when I’m writing stuff (of course, the Surface Pro isn’t THAT great of
a piece of hardware either, but I did expect it to manage this song). Oh, and maschine, it’s sound library, and all of the VSTs are on a 64gb class 10 micro SD card.
Yes, the levels seem to be off, I just wanted to experiment with
Maschine and the Surface Pro… It was a failed attempt I think.
Multiples Pro has updated the Reaktor Toolbox to version 2, adding new macros, details below:
Reaktor has become a mainstay of Multiples Pro for several reasons. Not only are we using it to experiemnt with sound and to create ensembles to give away free here on the site but we also use it heavily when creating sample libraries for you. So, to go with our line up of instruments and fx we thought it may be nice to give away all of the macros we have created along the way so that you can start using the program yourself.
In this package we have 28 seperate modules we have created or modified over the time we have been using this powerhouse as well as the original Exploration Reaktor synth and the newest incarnation, MPBASIC. We will be adding more to this bundle as and when we create some more stuff so look out for updates to the pack.
MASCHINE and REAKTOR form a truly devastating beatmaking team. Here’s how to make the most of REAKTOR’s effects inside Native Instruments’ famed groove production studio.
Tranz8ight4 Version 2
The TR-84 has two independent 16 beat sequencers, each driving a bank of Sine-PW oscillators
and Noise-PW generators. The oscillators and generators use an interactive modulation matrix, producing a powerful complex multitude of varying tones that react to each other. Switch on the Jammer and it will improvise and interact with the sequencer taking a basic pattern in new directions. The Jammer creates a more complex rhythmic variation extending the loop cycle way beyond the original.
On the mixer side we have dynamic filters, a compressor limiter, reverbs, delays and modulated effects that can sync to the Jammer. The TR-84 has a matrix patch-bay that lets you chain effects in any order, inserting them into the mixer sends. Put all this together and you have a Dynamic Improvised Analog Percussive Loop Generator (Drum Machine) that thinks it’s a Didgeridoo. Plus……….. The TR-84 has Midi in so you can play it from your Controller or DAW.
For more information visit www.everythingturns.com
The Samples used in this demo (plus a few more) are available for download at the ET site.
You might start by thinking of NOD-E as the sequencer that you get when the nodes in Spiral reach escape velocity and break out of orbit.
In this tutorial, let’s take a look at how to bounce individual parts of a groove from Aerobic and SineBeats—two stunning REAKTOR grooveboxes.
Ever wonder how to use REAKTOR’s stunning Sound Generators against a groove? Look no further than this tutorial!
Jesse Voccia collaborating on the Reaktor “Metasonix Ass Fister Distortion Module”
available at www.reaktortips.com
Details abouth Ghost shift below:
When I released Ghost Shift I didn’t have live control in mind other than mapping a MIDI fader to the mix control. However, the recent update of Konkreet Performer got me thinking, and I realized there was an easy way to map Performer parameters to the individual delay taps in Ghost Shift.
Ghost Shift is a delay effect based on an earlier version of mine called Pumpkin. I’ve reskinned it, added functionality and fine tuned the filter and feedback parameters for easier sound tweaking.
The major thing you have to know about Ghost Shift is that each delay line works as a separate voice in Reaktor. Adding more voices in the instrument parameters is gonna give you more delay taps, and magically, the number of controls in the delay time, pan etc. graphs will auto-adjust to the number of voices / delay taps.
Each voice can have its own delay time as a multiple of 16th notes, separate pan, feedback and filter settings. I’ve included just a handful of presets because the settings are going to be highly dependent on the material you’re running through the instrument. Really sparse input with lots of space can have more delay lines and more filter feedback. A more full audio track, like a drum kit, will benefit from no more than three delay taps, widely panned, and not much feedback. Let experience and experiment be your guide.
Everything’s tool tipped and self explanatory. A saturator can boost the signal as well as keep it from clipping unpleasantly at the output. The one control you will want to have mapped to a controller or mod wheel is the Mixer, so you can crossfade between dry and wet signal.
New synthetic instrument for Reaktor:Googlish:
From Córdoba, Argentina Córdoba but Martin Castro and Mauricio Piombo sent us some incredible instruments, Synthetic Instruments Reaktor ensembles to generate quite complex sounds and textures as is typical autechre, which certainly does not leave you indifferent. We have loved all your devices, also has a wide range, sound generators (RA1D3N v1 – SOUND GENERATOR), the beatbox Flash Dance (Matrix Drum Machine), the synthesizer wavetable rhythms (SINESTESYNTH – RHYTHMS WAVETABLE SYNTHESIZER ), and the synth TERRA INC0GN1TA – (sYNTH PADS) Flash Dance – Matrix Drum Machine: