Let's talk reaktor 6.3

Modular Synth design and releases (Reaktor, SynthEdit, Tassman, etc.)
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CrystalWizard
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Post Wed Feb 26, 2020 8:21 pm

mxbf wrote:
Wed Feb 26, 2020 2:34 pm

I feel like I need to really embrace being a "Reaktor guy" and make it one of my major central tools and really invest myself in it. I Love VCV and MAX but Reaktor is more like a real electronic music instrument so it's more useful to me.
Reaktor was the second piece of music software i bought (um third, actually) and it is still my favorite. I often think i should have stopped there and used every minute since then in Reaktor.
Cool Edit Pro was the actual second piece. I got Audition for free and i use it almost every day still. Not the dumbed down CC vampire version.
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David@TOYBOX
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Re: Let's talk reaktor 6.3

Post Tue Mar 03, 2020 3:51 am

Native Instruments have added a new ‘Racks’ category to the Reaktor User Library so people can now easily share their own rack creations:

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https://www.native-instruments.com/en/r ... d=[UNIQID]

I have posted a couple of racks already, this one uses the Toybox Free Pack blocks:

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It’s a pretty simple drum machine patch that uses the Macro Preset blocks to modulate a bunch of parameters and effects with a single knob. To use it just hit play and then turn the big PRESET knob to jam on the different patterns and sounds.

The kick and snare sounds are played using a single instance of the ‘Drums’ block. The snare sound is selected using the ACCENT output port of the sequencer to modulate the SELECT knob on the block.

GET IT HERE -->

https://www.native-instruments.com/en/r ... d=[UNIQID]

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gentleclockdivider
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Re: Let's talk reaktor 6.3

Post Tue Mar 03, 2020 2:15 pm

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David@TOYBOX
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Re: Let's talk reaktor 6.3

Post Thu Mar 05, 2020 3:58 am

Here's a new rack demonstrating how to use the Bit Shifter block for wave shaping effects (this rack requires the toybox FREE Pack) -->

https://www.native-instruments.com/en/r ... how/13401/


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David@TOYBOX
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Re: Let's talk reaktor 6.3

Post Thu Mar 12, 2020 10:06 am

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We are running a 25% OFF sale on all packs and bundles on the toybox site for the next 2 weeks. Just enter SPRING2020 when purchasing -->

http://toyboxaudio.com

We have been busy finishing off the V1.1 update for the Synth Bundle (free for existing users). The update will include fixes, some new blocks, plus a new GUI for the brilliant Piano Roll block (teaser below).

Email me via the website if you have the pack and would like to try the V1.1 beta.

David

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David@TOYBOX
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Re: Let's talk reaktor 6.3

Post Sat Mar 21, 2020 11:49 am

A short video showing how to build a basic synth using blocks from the toybox free pack -->

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=l4q_vGLqBjQ

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David@TOYBOX
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Post Wed Mar 25, 2020 6:12 am

Just posted the first in a series of short demos demonstrating some of the racks included with the toybox packs. This one demonstrates the 'Repeat Sequence' rack found in the Designers Pack.

The rack uses the Repeat Sequencer block to drive a synth based on the 'Quad Oscillator' block. The video demonstrates some of the sounds obtainable from this rack by adjusting the FM and filter controls. The sequence, driven by the Repeat Sequencer block, is altered as it plays by changing the 'Repeat Mode' for different steps of the sequence.

The video really highlights the quality of the 8-pole filters (designed by Vadim Zavalishin from Native Instruments), particularly when modulated at audio-rate.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=541r_VPi1mI

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David@TOYBOX
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Re: Let's talk reaktor 6.3

Post Fri Mar 27, 2020 6:09 am

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Just to let you know we have just released a major update to the toybox Synth Bundle for Reaktor Blocks

New features include a completely revamped GUI for the Piano Roll, Improved polyphonic connections and 20 New Blocks.

Here's a basic demonstration of the new Piano Roll block:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JErU0fxtopA

We are also running a 25% sale with the code SPRING2020 at https://www.toyboxaudio.com

Stay well! :)

David

The toybox Synth Bundle V1.1 update available now!

GUI improvements - including a completely revamped GUI for the Piano Roll blocks with new features and improved workflow. Plus GUI improvements to many of the other blocks in the bundle.

Improved polyphonic connections - any type of output, polyphonic or monophonic can now be connected to any type of input. A polyphonic output can even be connected to combinations of polyphonic and monophonic inputs simultaneously.

20 New Blocks, including:
  • Real Verb - A high quality, realistic reverb effect with a choice of early reflection patterns. The 'DIFF' (diffusion) control sets the smoothness and density of the tail. There are also controls to reduce sample rate, bit depth and increase saturation for gritty, vintage digital reverb effects.
  • Box Verb - A reverb effect used to simulate boxes, containers and small spaces.
  • Wavetable (Polyphonic) - A polyphonic wavetable based oscillator. The wavetables can be scanned in 2 dimensions across a 16 by 16 grid with many unique ways of twisting and warping the waveforms.
  • Chord Bank (Polyphonic) - A block that stores a bank of 120 chords (each with up to 6 notes). The chords can be selected using the PITCH input or triggered using the PITCH and GATE inputs together.
  • Clock Multiplier - A 4 channel clock multiplier. The block automatically inserts a number of clocks in between each clock arriving at the inputs, for each channel. Perfect for creating complex polyrhythmic patterns from a simple clock input.
  • Gate Probability - Thins out gates arriving at the gate inputs. The probability of gates being passed by each channel is set by value of the PROBABILITY knobs in %. The block operates in 4 modes:
    MODE 1 = Each channel operates independently.
    MODE 2 = Channel 1 is sent to either output 1 or 2, channel 3 is sent to either output 3 or 4.
    MODE 3 = Channels 1, 2 & 3 are cascaded (channel 1 is sent to either output 1 or feeds channel 2, channel 2 is sent to either output 2 or feeds channel 3), channel 4 is independent.
    MODE 4 = Channels 1, 2, 3 & 4 are cascaded.
  • Quantize - Quantizes the input signal by the value of the STEPS knob.
  • Sequential Switch - An 8 input, 8 output switch. The connections between input 1 and the 8 outputs or between the 8 inputs and output 1 are switched using a sequencer. The position of the sequencer is incremented by gates received by the GATE input. (Note: this block will also be added to the upcoming V1.2 Free Pack update.) This is an extremely versatile and powerful block that can be used in may ways to combine, split and splice gate and audio signals.
  • Split - Splits incoming notes between 3 sets of pitch and gate outputs using 3 different modes: NOTE, VELOCITY & MIX.
  • Split (Polyphonic) - Splits incoming polyphonic notes between 3 sets of pitch and gate outputs.
  • Transpose (Polyphonic) - Transposes polyphonic pitch signals. A scale button applies 'autotune' style pitch snapping to the output.
  • Voice Split - Each voice of the polyphonic input is sent to a different monophonic output.
  • Keyboard - A dual keyboard display that can also be used to trigger or perform notes with the mouse.
  • MIDI Out (Polyphonic) - Converts polyphonic pitch and gate signals to MIDI notes and also offers four channels of MIDI CC output.
  • Mono Note Merge (Polyphonic) - Merges mono pitch and gate signals together and outputs the merged notes to a pair of polyphonic pitch and gate ports. Click on the LEDs to mute each channel.
  • Mutes X8 - A bank of 8 mute buttons.
  • Note Delay (Polyphonic) - Delays the polyphonic signals arriving at the 'Pitch' and 'Gate' inputs. The block has controls for transposing the pitch of the delayed notes and snapping the pitches to a scale.
  • Note In (Polyphonic) - A polyphonic MIDI input block.
  • Gate Merge - Merges gate signals together. If a gate signal is already positive at one port when a new gate arrives at another port then the output will momentarily drop to zero triggering a fresh gate at the output. Includes a new SUM mode, when enabled the gates are added together rather than merged resulting in a higher output when multiple gates arrive at the same time.
+ Many small improvements and bug fixes

More info at https://www.toyboxaudio.com

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David@TOYBOX
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Re: Let's talk reaktor 6.3

Post Fri Apr 03, 2020 7:05 am

Nicky just made just made another tutorial video explaining the controls of the Piano Roll block.

We are extending the 25% off spring sale until the end of April (enter SPRING2020 at the checkout)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=W30KQkAredQ&t

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SpaceTraffic
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Re: Let's talk reaktor 6.3

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hermbot
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Re: Let's talk reaktor 6.3

Post Tue Apr 07, 2020 7:22 pm

I've created an adaptation of the Lyra-8 in Reaktor, please take a look:

https://www.native-instruments.com/en/r ... how/13457/
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1504 posts since 15 Aug, 2001 from montreal, canada

Re: Let's talk reaktor 6.3

Post Tue Apr 07, 2020 9:44 pm

Holy schniztler. This thing can get into merzbow territory!
Stuck in Aperture Laboratories for a 2nd time!

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Calenberger
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Re: Let's talk reaktor 6.3

Post Thu Apr 09, 2020 7:16 am

SpaceTraffic wrote:
Sat Apr 04, 2020 2:43 am
Heres an example:

https://youtu.be/2Y60Lq2gMfU
This video persuaded me to buy the Synth Bundle (last missing bundle).
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SpaceTraffic
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435 posts since 11 Jun, 2015 from Sweden

Re: Let's talk reaktor 6.3

Post Thu Apr 09, 2020 9:59 am

Calenberger wrote:
Thu Apr 09, 2020 7:16 am
SpaceTraffic wrote:
Sat Apr 04, 2020 2:43 am
Heres an example:

https://youtu.be/2Y60Lq2gMfU
This video persuaded me to buy the Synth Bundle (last missing bundle).
:tu:
That’s great to hear. They are some great people, looking forward to hear your tunes! Stay safe!

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JO512
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127 posts since 9 Nov, 2018 from Colorado

Re: Let's talk reaktor 6.3

Post Thu Apr 09, 2020 7:21 pm

hermbot wrote:
Tue Apr 07, 2020 7:22 pm
I've created an adaptation of the Lyra-8 in Reaktor, please take a look:
Very cool! Thanks! I've been curious to try the Lyra-8, but can't afford one, so it's nice to be able to try it out this way!

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