which are the best reaktor instruments

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killmaster
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831 posts since 5 Oct, 2003

Post Sun Apr 08, 2018 7:39 pm

Rick Scott's ensembles (aka Rachmiel) are some of my very favorite! Highly recommended to check them out for experimental.

David
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325 posts since 5 Jan, 2003 from Brookings, OR

Re: which are the best reaktor instruments

Post Mon Apr 09, 2018 5:57 pm

kevvvvv wrote:This thread is becoming a little treasure trove for me.

cheers :)
It's one of MANY such, on don't-miss Reaktor creations over the years, each of which is another trove. Great Reaktor builds don't get old in my experience (I've been a serious fan-person for over 20 years now, hard to believe…). They just fade from memory until something like this brings them back up for air. Here's some links to other lists:

From 2004, selected by Rick Scott himself.

A great previous KVR thread on the topic, started in 2013.

Excellent replies to this similar thread over at VI-Control, esp like this list from Ned B, lots of the great old stuff:

"
aL - Rachmiel
Deadbeats - Scott Monteith
Fourious - Paul Woodroffe
Le Truc - Bubu from Bubuland
Delivery - David Dayneko
ergoT-anime - Gabriel Mulzer
Fleishwolf - Program Child
OB-Xb1 - Zook Took
Sofa - Jo Oheim
Aerosynth - Roberto Noris
DZiBan Droner - James Clark
Sine_rave - Daniel Battaglia
Gods Beatbox - Ba
miGraine / Marlene - Gabriel Mulzer
Orange Grains - Florian Erdle
Röntgen - Florian Erdle (don't forget the '¨' in the name of the ens)
StockHausen in my System - Phil Durrant
Synth-in-a-case - ZooTook
Menace - George Gyulatyan
LIMElite (the original, free) - Remmer
rachWool - Rachmiel
Meanmachine - Program Child
VectrixTS - EW
Gertie33 - Kev Hopper
Lifeforms - Rolf Schmuck
Megaklon - Christoph Jäger
SoundScapes - AuReality aka Pau Swennenhuis
Aero - Roberto Noris
"
Like many others, I've been posting snap banks for UL ensembles that particularly get me, so you could flip through those, too; it's the equivalent of a downloadable best-of list from me, but sometimes also with factory mod add-ons, or mash-ups of stuff I think works great together, plus lotsa my recent snaps are usually carefully named, to aid recall of what the pertinent controls used were, bad memory, once again, being the biggest obstacle to full use of the User Lib (the other one being totally confusing works of genius—maybe!?—with few to no snaps and no read-me, let alone a manual!). Focused lately on the amazing Buchla-esque Cloudlab…

I've also started to make YT tutorials about specific ensembles I'm particularly wowed by, including my own "if I HAVE to choose" fav. the a-fore-mentioned Motion Clusters.

There's at least two other YT posters who do the same sort of thing, much better and more prolific: Brent Kallmer and salamanderanagram for ADSR

2 more, not-to-be-missed both ultra-popular ultra-classics from the UL:
3x
Lenin

And here's just one more single suggestion, a fascinating blocks synth with no oscs; just filtered and resonated noise, great stuff!

…but of course, your "day" is probably over by now, shame, that…:)
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Julien Unison
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324 posts since 9 Oct, 2006

Re: which are the best reaktor instruments

Post Tue Apr 10, 2018 11:07 am

I have a special love for Gertrude / Gertie (13 years old) ensemble :


https://www.native-instruments.com/en/r ... show/2477/

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Made by the same man that did this :

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(and many other ensembles mentioned in this thread)
U N I S O N : shoegaze / electronic / black metal wall of sound with heavenly voice
https://soundcloud.com/weareunison / https://www.facebook.com/unison666 / https://weareunison.com/

JerGoertz
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2084 posts since 20 Feb, 2004

Re: which are the best reaktor instruments

Post Tue Apr 10, 2018 11:15 am

I've always had a special place for Ernst Meyer's ensembles. They're pretty old and might not be available anymore; I'm referring to the ones named after philosophers.
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liv
KVRian
1352 posts since 26 Feb, 2013 from Sweden

Re: which are the best reaktor instruments

Post Tue Apr 10, 2018 11:30 am

A classic by lazyfish.
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dave dove
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808 posts since 31 Aug, 2007 from wales

Re: which are the best reaktor instruments

Post Tue Apr 10, 2018 1:28 pm

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Weirdo:

https://www.native-instruments.com/en/r ... show/7411/

the best

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David
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325 posts since 5 Jan, 2003 from Brookings, OR

Re: which are the best reaktor instruments

Post Tue Apr 10, 2018 1:43 pm

JerGoertz wrote:I've always had a special place for Ernst Meyer's ensembles. They're pretty old and might not be available anymore; I'm referring to the ones named after philosophers.
Lenin's still in the UL, an updated version of Leviathan, as linked to in my previous post. Many others are still available, updated for R6 in many cases, here, and no longer free, but some very reasonable—others quite expensive, but all deeply intricate and beautifully made. If you like the free Lenin, you won't be disappointed by the for-money ones, IMO. I'm very fond of Husserl Sapphire, which I was fortunate to get long before it got priced at $80.

David
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325 posts since 5 Jan, 2003 from Brookings, OR

Re: which are the best reaktor instruments

Post Tue Apr 10, 2018 2:51 pm

.jon wrote:
Differberator, a delay-based thing, seems to have disappeared from the UL? Synite Audio /Jonathan Tremblay makes other interesting stuff, so check him out anyway.
It's here; JT's going gumroad, with lotsa great stuff including free; good for him, and us!

David
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325 posts since 5 Jan, 2003 from Brookings, OR

Re: which are the best reaktor instruments

Post Tue Apr 10, 2018 2:59 pm

mike_o wrote:I am a die hard reaktor developer, here's some of my work and a few recommendations.

Lazerbass plus (Expanded Version of Lazerbass)

https://www.native-instruments.com/en/r ... show/6997/

Hyroglyphicus (Massive Multimode wavetable synth with Analog modeled, digital, additive etc...)

https://www.native-instruments.com/en/r ... how/10853/

Aries (Multimode synth - early predecessor to Hyroglyphicus)

https://www.native-instruments.com/en/r ... show/6861/

Hyroglyphicus Drums (Drum Synth, Sampler and Sequencer with swing and Funk Power)

https://www.native-instruments.com/en/r ... show/7507/

That's just some of my reaktor builds.


Michael
And may you never quit, Michael—wonderful stuff—Thank YOU! I'm especially fond of Aries, your fantastic modulators, and THIS incredible beastie:

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David
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325 posts since 5 Jan, 2003 from Brookings, OR

Re: which are the best reaktor instruments

Post Tue Apr 10, 2018 3:23 pm

dave dove wrote:there's always mine i suppose

dave

I SUPPOSE:)

Many of the free Reaktor UL MIDI sequencers are beyond any available elsewhere for any price, and Adlais 2 is right up there among the very best.

Amongst so many others, Michael Lancaster's work in this area is not to be missed.

JerGoertz
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2084 posts since 20 Feb, 2004

Re: which are the best reaktor instruments

Post Tue Apr 10, 2018 7:36 pm

David wrote:
JerGoertz wrote:I've always had a special place for Ernst Meyer's ensembles. They're pretty old and might not be available anymore; I'm referring to the ones named after philosophers.
Lenin's still in the UL, an updated version of Leviathan, as linked to in my previous post. Many others are still available, updated for R6 in many cases, here, and no longer free, but some very reasonable—others quite expensive, but all deeply intricate and beautifully made. If you like the free Lenin, you won't be disappointed by the for-money ones, IMO. I'm very fond of Husserl Sapphire, which I was fortunate to get long before it got priced at $80.
Awesome, I wasn't aware of that! I'm sure his newer versions are even more fantastic.
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David
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325 posts since 5 Jan, 2003 from Brookings, OR

Re: which are the best reaktor instruments

Post Tue Apr 10, 2018 7:41 pm

JerGoertz wrote: I'm sure his newer versions are even more fantastic.
Actually, I think they're pretty much unchanged; Husserl for instance is just the same now as when I got it 4 or 5 years ago when he first made it and was publishing to his site, not the UL. For his newer work, I think you'd better look at his non-Reaktor stuff. NOT to say it isn't fantastic to have the R stuff smoothed out and working well right now!

(Digging on The Weirdo as I write, :hyper: WOW!)

.jon
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5484 posts since 9 Jul, 2002 from Helsinki

Re: which are the best reaktor instruments

Post Tue Apr 10, 2018 9:17 pm

David wrote:
.jon wrote:
Differberator, a delay-based thing, seems to have disappeared from the UL? Synite Audio /Jonathan Tremblay makes other interesting stuff, so check him out anyway.
It's here; JT's going gumroad, with lotsa great stuff including free; good for him, and us!
Nice, thank you!

And this thread, s much stuff to check out now, thumbs up to all of you :love:

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dave dove
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808 posts since 31 Aug, 2007 from wales

Re: which are the best reaktor instruments

Post Tue Apr 10, 2018 9:40 pm

@David
Michael Lancaster sprinkled his magic upon this:
https://www.native-instruments.com/en/r ... how/11789/
Michael did the MIDI section
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which i then sat on for ages waiting for a dedicated loop library
which sadly never happened...

if you feed it a selection of 128 mixed loops
it will produce wonders....

also
my MaxforLive version of Adlais is different class:
http://k-teck.co.uk/adlais

dave
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0degree
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105 posts since 29 Jan, 2017

Re: which are the best reaktor instruments

Post Sat Apr 14, 2018 11:49 am

Anything from Stephan Becker: https://www.native-instruments.com/en/r ... ll/316323/

I really like his synths

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