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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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


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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.

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“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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