A rompler that has some of the flexibility of a synth? Read on…
GREY is a sample player loaded with 101 synth samples from an iconic 90s synth all ready to deliver a range of essential retro sounds from big pads to LOFI oscillating washes, all via fat basses and hot leads. We fade to grey? The demo thinks not!
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Apart from the voice sample and the percussion all sounds come from GREY.
GREY comes pre-packed with sixty presets so you’ll find quick audio pleasure. When you want to go and tweak you’ll enjoy the multifaceted controls, so multifaceted there is now a list coming…
The sample selector has Sample Choice, Volume, Pitch, Random (select), Start-point and Warp(ed Vinyl).
As well as the obvious envelope controls there is a Vinyl FX option which delivers a genuinely random crackle effect created by a Geiger unit.
Next is the 8 Pole Filter with five variables capable of creating rich tonal range. Watch out for the Wobble dial too.
Then come Reverb and Echo (delay), followed by a Compressor. Each of these three FX have a lot of tweakage available.
Last is the LFO section which dials up Rate, Phase, Shape, Sync and Key (note-on trigger).
The best thing about the LFO, and the key to the overall sound of GREY is the routing options. You have:
LFO to Key Velocity, to 8 Pole Filter Balance, to Reverb Size and to Echo Time.
These options create a variety of sound, rendering GREY no mere rompler but more of a pseudo-synth!
Reaktor View A is a streamlined interface with just the essentials available.
View B is the complete control set.
You can change the sample set using the onboard SAMPLE MAP.
Need advice? Go to the Reaktor 6 Diving Deeper manual and open Chapter 8, page 69 (The Sample Map Editor) for a detailed guide.
Ensure all your samples are set to midi note 60 and the keyboard range is from midi note 0-102 inclusive for the selector dials to operate correctly.
GREY is monophonic and requires the FULL VERSION of Reaktor 6 version 6.3.0 (R26)
If you get “Not a valid Reaktor File” error message please update your Reaktor 6 to Reaktor 6.3.0 (R26) using your Native Access and ensure you open the new version.