DAVE

DAVE for REAKTOR 6

“Digital Audio Variant Explorer”

A granular dual sample player that can create mad, surprising sounds with a few tweaks, and some very good sounds with a bit of diligence.

Onboard is a set of 200 embedded samples taken from a selection of Flintpope’s online libraries at sounds.com; namely LAYERED, ARPS, AUTOBAHN, MIKROPRISM, PHOTONE, PALETTE, PULSING, SUGAR, TANGLED and TEXTURAL SPACE. This will hopefully help you create a range of out-there sounds; 85 snapshots act as a starting point for experimentation.


Double click “Embedded” in the presets side-pane* to get to the banks of snapshots.

Essentially, two samples are overlaid and manipulated individually by various controls. These are then passed through a set of global FX and if required noise can be added to the signal too.

As a further variable, Sample A can be pushed into the Sample B slot to double up. This is useful for octave splits or thickening/experimenting etc.

During live playback the sounds can be manipulated from within the GUI with the pitchbend dials, mirrored on your midi keyboard’s Pitchwheel.

Similarly, your midi keyboard’s Modwheel is linked to Reverb mix amount and Filter Gap.

*No side-pane? Click the magnifying-glass icon top left on Reaktor’s interface. Unsure what a control does? Click the “i” logo top right to show info hints in pop-ups when hovering the mouse near anything on the GUI.

Reaktor Notes

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 0-99 inclusive for the selector dials to operate correctly.

Thanks to Errorsmith for the eye-candy wave display and to the developers of Straylight for the inspiration for this.

Thanks also to Mike Daliot, Efflam Le Bivic, Nick Dwyer (hey, that’s me!) and Stephan Schmitt for various elements in the structure and design of DAVE.

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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

See SIX in motion

Let’s take a quick look at this self-modulating gizmo

“Considering the ease of use, this is a ferocious sound design app.” Geza X 

3D realisation by ze.zima


JUMP RIGHT IN AND GET SIX HERE for only £9.99

Pulsar Family Album

Check out what people are making with PULSAR





And some wavs & flacs live and direct >>>>

Dazz Boomer

“Pulsar gave me the chance to finish my tune with the sounds I was looking for. Thanks!”

THE DEEP BLUE SEA
 

Burnt Wurlitzer

 
“I fully understand that I am an old fart, stuck in the late 1960s/early 1970s and DO NOT deserve Pulsar!”
RASLUP & TAMARIND

 

Antartica

 
“An exclusive track I made using Pulsar, by my techno/electronic alter ego antartica.”
VIERNES NEGRO

SIX for Reaktor

SIX is a Reaktor synth with surprising sound design capabilities

Flintpope continues to produce innovative Reaktor instruments for pocket money prices.

Hollin Jones,  Ask.Audio

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How SIX works.

The outputs of five independent oscillators and a bank of atmospheric sounds are mixed together then routed via an LFO (LFO 1) and various FX.

LFO 1 can modulate a set of the FX parameters and the oscillator/ambient noise parameters to make the sounds move and develop, often in unpredictable ways.

So far so good, but then it gets more interesting as a second LFO (LFO 2) can then modulate LFO 1 for even more movement.

And why stop there? LFO 1 can also modulate LFO 2 for new levels of sound morphing.

Any blue dot under a dial means the LFO MOD has been activated for that parameter.

Unsure what a control does? Turn info hints ON with the “i” logo top right of Reaktor’s GUI then hover the mouse over anything for a pop-up to appear.


 

SIX lends itself to soundscapes and experimental tones and the embedded banks reflect this.

SIX comes with 60 presets in 5 banks accessed by double clicking “Embedded” in Reaktor’s side pane. No side pane? Double click the magnifying glass icon near the Reaktor logo top left.

JUMP RIGHT IN AND GET SIX HERE for only £9.99

“Considering the ease of use, this is a ferocious sound design app.” Geza X 

3D realisation by ze.zima

Please note this is not a physical synth. Nor is it a flying toy.

You will need Native Instruments Reaktor 6 Full version to run this plug-in. Please note the 3D design in the pictures is just to grab your attention and the actual product is as flat as a pancake and will disappoint you, until you hit the keyboard and get absorbed by its sonic mysteries…

 

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PULSAR

“Pulsar is designed to create interesting soundscapes and experimental atmospheres and much more. It’s also cheap as chips for what it can do.”

Rounik Sethi, Ask.Audio

PULSAR is a monophonic DUAL sample player for Reaktor 6 loaded with two banks of 127 samples each. The samples are chosen for atmosphere.

How Pulsar works.

Any two samples in banks A and B are overlaid; this gives a possibility of over 16000 possible combinations of sounds.They are then routed via an LFO (LFO 1) and various FX. LFO 1 can modulate a set of the FX parameters to make the sounds move and develop, and to richen things further the samples can also modulate each other if required.

Read more / purchase on GUMROAD 



So far so good, but then it gets more interesting as a second LFO (LFO 2) can then modulate LFO 1 for even more movement. And why stop there? LFO 1 can also modulate LFO 2 for a new level of sound morphing that can create unpredictable results.



PULSAR lends itself to soundscapes and experimental atmospheres and the embedded banks reflect this.

Read more / purchase on GUMROAD 




…keep it weird! It’s not a synth. It’s a miniature, easy to use SPACESHIP.”

Geza X, beta-testing in LA

Wild, for any serious Native Instruments Reaktor enthusiast and synthesist.”

音波 , Noumenaut on Facebook

>>Have a listen to what people have already made with PULSAR HERE<<


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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!

Check the demo: CLICK THIS TEXT

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.


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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.


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.



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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.


 

Virtual Crate Digging

 

 

Nick Dwyer aka Flintpope has dug deep into his virtual crates over at sounds.com to create a Reaktor instrument that combines four sound banks in a set-up that allows real flexibility. With thousands of possible combinations of drum loops, ambient sounds, percussive weirdness and minute-long sound-fields coupled with easy mouse-drag on the fly live remixability you’ll be creating original grooves and musical textures in seconds.

Hear some of the possibilities over at sounds.com

OR jump in and get creative with the actual instrument over on GUMROAD

OR read more here…

TECH SPEC

LOFI MELODIC HIP HOP Sample Layer Player for Reaktor 6.2.2 (full version)

LOFI MELODIC HIP HOP is essentially a 4 x sample-loop playback instrument with realtime remixing capability to get interestingly varied results.

With a LOFI HIP HOP flavour.

This player is designed to create an infinite variety of LOFI drum loops (or even just atmospheres) with a melodic feel.

FOUR samplers each loaded with Flintpope sound designs can be triggered by your keyboard and scanned with a mouse drag while playing to remix the final result on the fly. Record as you go along with Reaktor’s built in facility or use a DAW.

SAMPLE Bank 1 is the 12 MINUTES sound bank taken from Flintpope’s pack of the same name on sounds.com

SAMPLE Bank 2 the LOOPER sound bank taken from Flintpope’s STRANGELOOPS pack on sounds.com

SAMPLE Bank 3 is the DRUMS section taken from Flintpope’s Reaktor instrument DRUMBOX

SAMPLE Bank 4 is the AMBIENT sound bank taken from Flintpope’s Reaktor instrument SONGLINES

There are 16 presets to give a flavour of these possibilities. Double click “Embedded” in the presets side-pane or use the drop-down menu in the device header.

The instrument also features Master Envelope and Velocity Sensitivity, Master Level and Pan.

The most useful dial is OVERLAP. The most useful control is the OUTPUT SCANNER.

Each sampler also has its own unique controls for Sample Choice, Pitch, Level and playback Start-point.

The value of this set-up is the ability to easily replace the samples with your own*

*(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 for the correct midi note range inclusive for each sampler so the selector dials to operate correctly).

MIDI CC Controls

CC1 Overlap (mix setting)
CC14 – 17 Select Samples
CC18 – 21 Faders
CC22 – 25 Startpoints
CC26 – 29 Pitch


 

 


 

REAKTOR geiger tips

How to get that old warped vinyl effect? How to randomly trigger sample playback?  Use  a Geiger unit to randomly generate information that can be used in two separate ways as in the diagram above to get these two startlingly different results.

  1. WARP: Hook it up (via a dial on Pitch and Dyn) to the Frequency Mod (F) on a LOOP SAMPLER.  In properties set dial to Max 12 Min 0 and then tweak this to get a random slur on sample playback much like a warped record. Much wow.
  2. RANDOM sample playback: Create a dial (knob) on the Dyn input of a Geiger unit. Hook it into a Maths (add) unit with another dial that says SELECT. Hook these both into the S(elect) input on the LOOP SAMPLER. Assuming you’ve pre-loaded a samplemap you can either manually scroll through the samples with the dial or more interestingly dial in an increasingly random playback selection with every midi-key press to create intriguing stutter effects, especially with drumloops.

Check out these tricks in action on the ATMOS+ ensemble HERE



Kick goes Native

A Flintpope synth TALKBOXKICKER gets polished up on NI Blog.

It’s free too!

bit.ly/NativeKk



NI SECRET WEAPON

This recent contribution to the User Library from Nick Dwyer is a granular sample morphing instrument with an elegant, deceptively simple interface, that has ‘big budget sound design’ written all over it. While the included soundbank is guaranteed to provide hours of inspiration, it’s also easy to load your own sounds via the sample map editor.

–  Scott Monteith on the Native Instruments Blog

“10 secret weapons for film scoring”


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WAVCLOUD nearly made it to the soundtrack of Brad Pitt’s AD ASTRA!

“Lots of music composed for AD ASTRA by the four composers, Max Richter, Lorne Balfe, Nils Frahm and myself. There were many cues from all of us that didn’t make it to the final cut.” ROBERT MANN

Here’s one that used WAVCLOUD