Native Instruments TRK-01 Drum & Bass machine

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LaFormTech
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Post Sat Jun 30, 2018 7:42 am

Seeing as it can't be sequenced by midi, is there a way to trigger sequences from your DAW, so at least you can visualise the sequence in the context of the rest of your track?

simmo75
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992 posts since 25 Mar, 2016 from Seattle

Re: Native Instruments TRK-01 Drum & Bass machine

Post Sat Jun 30, 2018 7:46 am

LaFormTech wrote:Seeing as it can't be sequenced by midi, is there a way to trigger sequences from your DAW, so at least you can visualise the sequence in the context of the rest of your track?
The sequences can be triggered by keys, why don’t you demo it?

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LaFormTech
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Re: Native Instruments TRK-01 Drum & Bass machine

Post Sat Jun 30, 2018 8:11 am

simmo75 wrote:
LaFormTech wrote:Seeing as it can't be sequenced by midi, is there a way to trigger sequences from your DAW, so at least you can visualise the sequence in the context of the rest of your track?
The sequences can be triggered by keys, why don’t you demo it?
Yup, just downloaded.

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Post Sun Jul 01, 2018 10:09 pm

LaFormTech wrote:Sorry if this has been asked, but is there a way to sequence from your DAW of choice rather than Maschine? Is there a way to drag and drop midi from the trk sequencer? I can't stand the Maschine software.
You don't need Maschine to make this work at all but you do need to sequence it from it's own sequencer.
LaFormTech wrote:Seeing as it can't be sequenced by midi, is there a way to trigger sequences from your DAW, so at least you can visualise the sequence in the context of the rest of your track?
Yes, each pattern and each of the eight sounds you can store on each side can be triggered by a MIDI note which, of course, takes up four octaves of your keyboard. It's also easiest to leave the first pattern blank because as soon as you press play in your DAW, TRK-01 will start playing whichever patterns you have selected.

It sounds like a lot of hassle but you get the hang of it really quickly and then it's fine.
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Jonathan10
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Post Thu Jul 05, 2018 9:36 pm

I demoed was pretty disappointed. Most of the new native inst stuff seems like the company has lost direction imho

Stefken
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591 posts since 9 Nov, 2016

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Post Fri Jul 06, 2018 12:12 am

I'm very fond of the TRK-01 and the new distortion pack.
I'm just waiting for what Massive X has in store to take the plunge.
They will probably release Massive X at the very last moment.

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Post Fri Jul 06, 2018 6:29 pm

Jonathan10 wrote:I demoed was pretty disappointed. Most of the new native inst stuff seems like the company has lost direction imho
That's very insightful, I'm sure you'll convince thousands of others. Or perhaps you'd like to provide some detail? e.g. Are five different synthesis methods too few? Is being able to switch between 8 different preloaded presets or to use P Locks to completely change the sound note by note too limiting?

If I had a choice between Massive and TRK-01, I'd take TRK-01 every day of the week. It may not be as versatile as Massive but it's about a billion times more fun and inspiring to use. I've had Massive for around 6 months and used it exactly zero times in my work. OTOH, TRK-01 already features prominently in two of the three new songs I've written since I got it, less than two months ago.
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chillifunk
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12 posts since 26 Jul, 2004

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Post Thu Jul 12, 2018 8:22 am

Can somebody please tell me how to install this demo, I have reaktor player installled which I use for Monark which is a .ens but the TRK-01 download is an iso file???

Stefken
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Post Thu Jul 12, 2018 9:19 am

chillifunk wrote:Can somebody please tell me how to install this demo, I have reaktor player installled which I use for Monark which is a .ens but the TRK-01 download is an iso file???
An iso as a generic container file (compare it with a zipfile in windows). It is not a file associated with reaktor.
You have to mount this iso with a virtual drive, that will then show the files inside the container.
(Just like Winzip would do with a zipfile).

From Windows 8 on, the operating system should open it for you without the need for a dedicated application.
https://www.howtogeek.com/howto/windows ... ows-vista/

Inside you will find the installer .exe or .pkg that you can use to install TRK 01.

Cheers

Stef

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2363 posts since 31 Aug, 2011

Re: Native Instruments TRK-01 Drum & Bass machine

Post Thu Jul 12, 2018 9:56 am

Standard ISOs can be 'extracted' with 7-Zip.

No need to mount anything, works exactly the same as with a ZIP/RAR/whatever archive.

(Rightclick ISO -> 7-Zip -> Extract)

7-Zip Homepage

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7126 posts since 14 Jun, 2001 from Somewhere else, on principle

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Post Thu Jul 12, 2018 3:40 pm

7-Zip is awesome! It's the first thing I install on a new PC.
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chillifunk
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Post Fri Jul 13, 2018 9:53 am

7-Zip did the trick, cheers =)

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Post Sat Jul 14, 2018 1:56 am

About 10 years ago i used to have WinZIP, WinRAR, WinACE and a couple of lesser known archivers.

(UHARC/WinUHA was one of them IIRC.)

I have not installed or used any of them again after i came across 7-Zip.

gentleclockdivider
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Post Tue Jul 17, 2018 1:54 pm

Trying the demo here .
ANyone else having the issue where trk01 sometimes misses the first step , when used in your daw of choice ?
I'm using renoise .
This has been a re-occuring issue with most sequenced based reaktor ensembles .
SInce I am usng the demo of trk 01 , but full version of reaktor I can't seen under the hood , I asssume the 'song position pointer 'primary module is is the culprit .
Could someone who has purchased it look under the hood and see if the 'Song.pos.module ' is used or did they create a core equivalent ?
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Post Tue Jul 17, 2018 3:57 pm

No, I've not had that problem at all. I can't look, though, because I don't have Reaktor (just the Player).
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