BASS

BASS is a simple two oscillator, monophonic bass generator based on an idea by Salamanderanagram.

The trick with this version is that you can have ALL the waves playing at once and ALL the filter types clicked in unison if you want; AND there are TWO oscillators with an eye-catching display that can actually help sound definition as it is super-responsive to control parameters changing. There is also a cross-fade dial to balance the two oscillators for fine definition.

With the extra addition of a comb filter and a 4 wave LFO for filter mod the range of sounds is massive. 

Tuned up an octave or two (see the Lead Bank) this instrument makes a great synth weapon too.

30 presets in three banks of ten give a flavour of the instrument. Access either from the drop-down menu or from the side pane “Embedded” under the presets menu.

FREE DL from NI Reaktor User Lib

GREY. A free Reaktor Rompler

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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Grey

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…

CONTROLS

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!

CC LIST

Grey CC Contols


GUI

Slim Reaktor pic

Reaktor View A is a streamlined interface with just the essentials available.


Reaktor Pic

View B is the complete control set.


Reaktor Notes

You can change the sample set using the onboard SAMPLE MAP.

samplemap


 

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.


DIRECT DOWNLOAD HERE. JUST CLICK THIS TEXT


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.


MAKE NOISE

Two free VST/AU plugins in one package to deliver LOFI noise-making and live-vibe grit to your tracks.

AMP

USE AMP to add  some nasty hum into your track.

Make it loud or quiet, pan it, pitch-shift it (record changes with the pitch-bend on your midi keyboard) filter it (cut) or just kill it!

Just hit any note on your keyboard to record into your DAW. It’s monophonic, single-pitch and NOT velocity sensitive to enable a good, uniform low hum that  doesn’t break when it loops. You can record short bursts (it’s great at the start of a track to suggest a live stage recording) or just hold it down for the whole track. Or just draw it in…


TAPE

USE TAPE to add some background tape noise into your track.

Make it loud or quiet, pan it, filter it (cut) or just kill it!

Just hit any note on your keyboard to record into your DAW. It’s monophonic, single-pitch and NOT velocity sensitive to enable a good, uniform noise floor that doesn’t break when it loops. You can record short bursts or just hold it down for the whole track. Or just draw it in… This tape noise really adds an old flavour to your sound.



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>Check out Jelie’s video review here<


 

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Feed your inner sound-designer

12 MINUTES VST/AU

Feed your inner sound designer with this set of twelve one-minute atmospheric pieces of musical abstraction by Flintpope. Twelve Minutes was originally created as a set of sound designs for Native Instruments sample download site sounds.com. Flintpope put them all (yes, twelve one-minute soundscapes) into one free rompler to plug-in to your DAW as a VST or Audio Unit.

Why not experiment with these audio backdrops to make some unusual spaces between the beats, or maybe just layer them into quirky pads for filmic effect?

PLAYBACK

This VST/AU is polyphonic. A short Release is pre-set to stop chaos but can be increased to create chaos if required. Playing a new note re-triggers the chosen sample from the start. To stop all sound if chaos is too chaotic just hit the Kill button.

Presets can be changed on the fly for interesting overdubs, and experimenting with the Release on the fly (and any of the controls e.g. Verb)) can create interesting and responsive textures. HOWEVER, see LIMITATIONS below for what changes actually get recorded in your DAW. This is a get it onto tape kind of instrument so get your cassette or external recorder fired up and improvise.

CONTROLS.

Release, Filter C/O, Reverb, Pan and Pitch Shift. Gain, LFO Amount and Rate. Preset Selector (12 options). Kill (stop all notes).

NOTE: LFO Waveform is set to Square and destination is set to Pan. The other options are, well, stupid. And they clutter up the GUI.

This VST/AU responds to pitchbend from a midi/usb keyboard and the mod wheel controls LFO Amount, over-riding the on-screen dial.

LIMITATIONS

This box is made with Maizesoft which allows assignable sliders within your DAW for ADSR and Filter C/O but nothing else. This is not a Flintpope issue so don’t get in touch thanks! The Release and CUT settings are also somewhat insensitive and only make a useful difference near the zero end of the dial (extreme left).


ORIGINAL SOUNDSET

If you want to grab the original samples that form the 12 MINUTES pack please go HERE



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ONE for REAKTOR 6: a free synth

A warm analog-sounding eight-note polyphonic synth that uses just ONE oscillator and various FX to create smooth warm synths and basses. It also includes a SECRET WEAPON to create experimental sounds that will feed your inner experimentalist. Didn’t know you had one? Read on!

OSC 1 is in itself a 4-waveform oscillator featuring Sine, Triangle, Sawtooth and Pulse (with variable pulse-width). So far so standard. However…

THE SECRET WEAPON

OSC 1 also includes a deliberately incorrectly wired patch that creates a feedback loop distortion effect called “Wire”. This simulates the crackling and erratic jumps in volume caused by a dodgy jack-plug in a guitar amp. On a sine wave it produces gargle and on high value pulse waves it goes mad. This is perhaps the USP of this instrument. Use it responsibly!

GLOBAL FX & Controls

VCF with cutoff (also routed via midi CC1 to your keyboard controller strip/wheel) etc…

Envelope ( inc. velocity sensitivity).

Echo  (delay) with various parameters inc.tempo sync button.

Glide and Chorus

WHITE NOISE generator

Master Tune

Reverb and overall Master Output Level.

MIDI CC 14-29 inclusive are routed to various useful controls.

There are 23 presets in 3 banks accessible from the drop-down menu at the top of the instrument or by double-clicking “Embedded” in the presets side-pane.

NOTE. If error message received on loading please update your copy of Reaktor to the latest version via your Native Access and ensure this is the one in use next time.



DIRECT DOWNLOAD CLICK HERE

This will drop a zip-file into your download folder. Click it, then click on the ONE v1.1.ens file that opens out of it. Click on this then Reaktor will open and Bob’s your proverbial.


 

New FREE VST/AU re-creates old sixties string/flute sound

 

TAPESTRINGFLUTE VST/AU

Another iteration of those old Mellotron samples that weave around the internet but hey, some of them are in one place in one battered old silver box here. And it’s all free, no strings attached, if you’ll pardon the pun.

Using five samples from C1 to C5 of the flutey/stringy sound so beloved of those old sixties and seventies records we’ve looped them quite badly and if you listen closely you can hear the keyboard splits; all in the name of trying to capture that old clunky LOFI beauty of the original tapes used in the Mellotrons of yesteryear.

This box works even works on Windows.

Hear the demo


 

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Technical things about the dials.

The envelope Release (R) is kind of abrupt, ditto the Filter Cut Off (CUT). Both parameters plus the hidden Attack, Decay and Sustain are assignable to controls within your DAW. Don’t expect much joy from Attack, Decay and Sustain though. It’s all very low tech.

ROOM is the reverb dial and is quite powerful. PITCH and L/R are self explanatory. MASTER is just a swanky word for Volume.

LFO dials: Amount and Rate are obvious. LFO Wave can be assigned to Triangle, Saw, Sine, Square or Exponent. LFO Dest(ination) is either None, Pitch, Expression or Pan. Unfortunately LFO rate can’t be synced to an outside clock so play it by ear. As we said, it’s all very low tech. Fun though.


 

Kick goes Native

A Flintpope synth TALKBOXKICKER gets polished up on NI Blog.

It’s free too!

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A Memory of Light

 

Winter drags on: do you remember summer? This synth certainly doesn’t. All presets are reminiscent of a Gothic cathedral in the deeps of a Nordic snowfall. Listen to the demo to get chilly.

A Memory of Light is a Flintpope Reaktor Blocks instrument featuring 40 sounds that bypass the usual waveform synthesis. Instead it combines a wind-synth oscillator with a noise generator through a pair of reverbs and a tape delay to create a mix of ethereal, powerful and lonely textures.

The package requires Reaktor 6 and Reaktor Blocks to play the presets. These are of course completely TWEAKABLE.

FREE download


 

RETRO Reaktor

 

Flintpope made 48 presets for two of Reaktor’s classic instruments. Just click the titles for instant download. No messing around, no sign-up. No virus either.

They both open in Reaktor 6 Full Version. In the freeplayer they’ll time-out after 30 minutes so get your skates on and hit record.

Mikro Prism Flintpope – 24 ambient, atmospheric presets for FREE


FLINTPOPE Photone – 24 acidic, abrasive and atmospheric presets for FREE


 

16 Pads for Kontakt

16 Pads for Kontakt comes out of a previous Ableton Simpler set designed to produce “interesting ambience” (36 PADS). These cinematic atmospheres evolve as they play, taking the listener on an audio journey. Combined with Kontakt’s convolution reverb and 3-Way EQ these sounds are dense and sometimes spectacular.

It’s on Gumroad for $1 here.


CHASMS for KONTAKT

Eight long, evolving atmospheres created by routing various Flintpope ambient samples through EVENTIDE BLACKHOLE. These were then racked up in Kontakt and treated to various combinations of modulators listed below.

Startpoint

Attack

Release

Cutoff

Resonance

LFO1 to Cutoff

LFO2 to Cutoff

Delay

Reverb

Convolution Reverb

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Molekules

Introducing MOLEKULES

A pack of ten passive/aggressive instruments created by playing a piano sample at C3 into Native Instruments MOLEKULAR and recording the results.

MOLEKULAR is a highly versatile modular effects rack that produces movement in the sound – very useful if you need long and evolving pads that can sometimes take you by surprise. Who wants a lush Juno pad all the time anyway? Everyone else but you!

MOLEKULAR is also good at creating harsh environments as well as beautiful chasms of gorgeousness. I have tried to reflect this in my choice of settings in the enclosed package. By the way, you almost never hear the original piano sample but it lends its own sonic richness to the end-result.

The Kontakt version has 10 modulators:

Startpoint

Attack

Release

Cutoff

Resonance

LFO1 to Cutoff

LFO2 to Cutoff

Delay

Reverb

Convolution Reverb

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