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.
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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.
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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:
Reduce complexity and get lost in the groove with REAKTOR’s Scenario, Lazyfish’s classic 2003 groovebox. Are you ready for “Operation Limitation”?
Have you ever felt overwhelmed by the seemingly infinite possibilities that confront you the instant you launch your DAW? Me too. On the other hand, have you also had the experience finding remarkable music hidden among an extremely limited number of elements? Somehow, when the palette of sounds is confined, it’s much easier to quiet the monkey mind and simply get lost in the music.
This is the goal with this week’s tutorial, which I call “Operation Limitation.”
Our ensemble of choice? Scenario, Lazyfish’s classic 2003 groovebox. As brilliant as anything the REAKTOR maestro has put together, Scenario also adds an intangible magic that makes it both inspiring and addictive to use.
Get the bonus video here: http://www.bluewatervst.com/get-metap…
REAKTOR’s Metaphysical Function is a sound generator that produces everything from radiant timbral textures to bizarre Cthulhu-esque soundscapes. Pairing two independent sound generation units with 32 automatable faders, a sampler, a spot-on effects chain, and a stunning Lissajous display, Metaphysical Function provides a truly immersive (even hypnotic) experience.
Yet Metaphysical Function is really quite a breeze when you get a hold of the two main concepts are the foundation of its soundscape-generating magic. Consider yourself educated…