19th January 2014
Twisted Tools has released Ultraloop, a loop remixing sampler for the full version of Native Instruments Reaktor.
Ultraloop combines loop layering, comping, effect processing and automation techniques to generate new grooves, riffs and song ideas.
At the core of Ultraloop is a loop layering engine and sequencer, capable of both layering and comping - a production technique that allows a user to flip between layered tracks that are playing back simultaneously by muting and un-muting slices of each layer. Up to eight tracks with loops of any BPM can be layered or comped together in real-time and can be further processed using the all-new Gestural FX engine. The Gestural FX engine automatically generates dynamic effect movements that ramp and modulate over time, using a suite of creative effects designed to produce endless fills, articulations and variations.
To create additional loops and variations, Ultraloop features randomization functions, connected to a unique Preset Grid system for each main parameter group. A Preset Grid allows the user to store, recall and automate settings by using a dynamic memory grid made up of 17 slots that can be played on-the-fly. The settings for the entire instrument, including all the parameter Preset Grids can be stored and recalled in one of eight Global Scenes, allowing a user to create loop variations. All the relevant instrument features can be played with live, without skipping a beat, by using a mouse, MIDI or OSC.
Ultraloop comes bundled with additional content, including an iPad Lemur template by Antonio Blanca and a factory loop library by artists from Enig'matik, Loopmasters and Sounds of Revolution. A series of Ultraloop Expansion Packs are available separately and feature loops and presets by artists such as Si Begg, Dusty Fungus and Chris Carter.
- Loop Remixing Sampler.
- Advanced layered sampler engine with intuitive interface.
- Visual loop compositing.
- Generative Gestural FX to create fills, articulations and variations.
- FX Sequencer.
- Specialized track sequencer with mono and poly draw modes.
- Layered playback and editing of up to eight tracks simultaneously.
- Independent controls per layer, organized into parameter cells with sliders.
- Automatable Preset Grids per parameter group, with 17 memory slots each.
- 8 Global Scenes per snapshot.
- Preset Grids and Scenes are playable via mouse, MIDI or OSC.
- Extensive randomization options.
- Time and pitch stretching to allow loops with different BPMs.
- Flexible multi-output routing per layer.
- Master Punch control.
- Control nearly every parameter with included iPad Lemur OSC Template by Antonio Blanca.
- 3+ banks of presets.
- 2224 Sound Variations.
- Over 800MB of included factory sample content by from Enig'matik Records, Loopmasters and Sounds of Revolution.
- Optional Expansion Packs by cutting edge artists such as Dusty Fungus, Chris Carter and Si Begg.
Price: $69. Additional Expansion Loop Packs can be purchased for $19/each.
Official Trailer: www.youtube.com/watch?v=kLXrpXqt0Lc
Audio Demos: soundcloud.com/twistedtools/sets/ultraloop
Videos and tutorials: twistedtools.com/shop/reaktor/ultraloop