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!
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 6.4.0 (R2)
If you get “Not a valid Reaktor File” error message please update your Reaktor 6 to Reaktor 6.4.0 (R2) using your Native Access and ensure you open the new version.