WAVCLOUD

A sample-morpher for Reaktor 6 (full version required).

A pair of grain re-synth sample players (that between them access 127 wavs) are routed through a cloud delay.

The sound is then routed through a tempo-synced LFO, a filter, envelope and a set of master FX.

The master FX are : sub-bass (single-note at C60), vinyl crackle, tape-hiss, reverb, chorus, frequency shift and a limiter.

36 embedded presets demo the possibilities.

HOW TO USE IT

The two main controls are BANK1 and BANK 2. Use these to set different combinations of samples numbered 0 – 64 (BANK 1) and 65 – 126 (BANK 2).

Each sample player has access to the sample startpoint, speed of playback and grain size. Volume and on/off add to their flexibility.

The cloud delay accesses grain pitch, pitch slide, distance (between grains), distance jitter, delay, grain length and attack and decay of the grains.

The LFO targets filter cut-off and can be used to create rhythmic effects and beats. There are actually no drumloops in this instrument.

WAVCLOUD is a way of creating unusual soundscapes.

To audition the 36 presets by double-clicking “Embedded” in the side-pane.

There is a set of beats (produced via the tempo-synch on the LFO), a set of dark soundscapes and a set of glitchy pads.

“The results are very interesting, to say the least, and you should certainly consider Wavcloud as an option for generating weird sound effects, glitchy melodies, and background textures. It is loads of fun to use and capable of producing some rather unusual sounding SFX.”

Tomislav Zlatic, Bedroom Producers Blog

“This style of instrument is something of specialty of Flintpope, and it is of a kind that has clear and immediate applications across a wide range of music. Textured pads, or blurred, smoother pads (turn up the reverb mix and room size) are staples of screen music and all kinds of popular music, as well as an integral part of hybrid orchestral music. WAVCLOUD can give you cloudy, ephemeral, thick and weighty, bass heavy or light. But it can also give you glitchy and awkward, rhythmic and rough. Packed into its surprisingly versatile engine is a range of options that would usually cost a considerable amount to acquire. But, provided you have Reaktor, this is a very simple and inexpensive (free if you want it!) means of supplementing your other musical tools.

Bee Abney, VI Control (CLICK HERE FOR THE FULL REVIEW)

USING YOUR OWN SAMPLES

To do this open the sample map editor with the icon at the top of Reaktor (or FN F6) and swap the samples with your own.
There are three sets of sample maps, SUB, Sample 1 and Sample 2; SUB is a single sample for the sub-bass FX. The other two are identical sample maps with the same 127 sounds in each. They’ve been split half and half numerically across the two BANK selector knobs to avoid duplication.

To replace these you need to use the Sample map editor. 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 samples are set to midi note 60 and the keyboard range is from midi note 0-64 for Bank 1 and 65-127 for Bank 2 inclusive for the selector dials to operate correctly.

DISPLAY ISSUES and NOTES.

VERSION 1.2 upgrade notes: WAVCLOUD is now visible to your DAW and keyboard for remote control of parameters.

If a BANK is turned off the selector dial doesn’t work. If the display freezes hit a midi note to re-animate it. This is especially true of the window on BANK 2.

If the cloud delay is turned off the window may go blank. Once it’s turned on the display resumes.

The pale green panel that sits over half the window section of the instrument is purely visual.

View B has a darker GUI

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