Reaktor-like Sound generators?

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dacaumodo
KVRAF
2541 posts since 22 Jun, 2004 from Paris. Well, not far.

Post Thu Mar 20, 2008 12:58 am

Hi

I've downloaded the demo of Reaktor and I shouldn't have, because i can't afford it right now... however I was wondering if anything comparable to the "Skrewell", or even the "Spacedrone" sound generator ensembles exists in the freeware world, or even as a cheaper alternative?

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whyterabbyt
Beware the Quoth
26633 posts since 4 Sep, 2001 from R'lyeh Oceanic Amusement Park and Funfair

Post Thu Mar 20, 2008 1:33 am

There's nothing I can thing of directly analogous to those two specific ensembles, but if you're looking for something free (or cheap) that's capable of building those kinds of instrument look at

Free (NB not all of these will be usable for making VSTs.)
Bonneville CPS
Chuck
PD
Processing

Cheap
SynthEdit
Synthmaker Personal

What you'll save in money, though, you may expend in time/effort...
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dacaumodo
KVRAF
2541 posts since 22 Jun, 2004 from Paris. Well, not far.

Post Thu Mar 20, 2008 1:34 am

Thanks whyterabbyt, I'll look those up.

JacK_SoliuM
KVRian
685 posts since 7 Mar, 2007 from FRANCE

Post Thu Mar 20, 2008 4:53 am

http://www.audiobulb.com/create/ab-vsti/ab-vsti.zip

not really similar to what you mentioned, but this is a nice little free plug...by the creators of Sophia.

maybe you'll find it interesting.

Sickle
KVRAF
5025 posts since 13 Dec, 2005 from The Void

Post Thu Mar 20, 2008 5:09 am

whyterabbyt wrote:Processing
Have you built any audio stuff using Processing?
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dacaumodo
KVRAF
2541 posts since 22 Jun, 2004 from Paris. Well, not far.

Post Thu Mar 20, 2008 5:12 am

JacK_SoliuM wrote:http://www.audiobulb.com/create/ab-vsti/ab-vsti.zip

not really similar to what you mentioned, but this is a nice little free plug...by the creators of Sophia.

maybe you'll find it interesting.
Thanks, this is exactly the kind of stuff I'm looking for!

Any other suggestions in this genre?

eidenk
KVRAF
2250 posts since 29 Nov, 2004

Post Thu Mar 20, 2008 5:20 am

dacaumodo wrote: Any other suggestions in this genre?
Well, weird FXs on top of any synth I'd say.

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whyterabbyt
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26633 posts since 4 Sep, 2001 from R'lyeh Oceanic Amusement Park and Funfair

Post Thu Mar 20, 2008 5:37 am

Sickle wrote:
whyterabbyt wrote:Processing
Have you built any audio stuff using Processing?
Not yet..
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Sickle
KVRAF
5025 posts since 13 Dec, 2005 from The Void

Post Thu Mar 20, 2008 5:39 am

I've installed it and looked in there a few times now.

Looks quite the bitch.
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dacaumodo
KVRAF
2541 posts since 22 Jun, 2004 from Paris. Well, not far.

Post Thu Mar 20, 2008 5:50 am

Couldn't find it in the plugin database :?:

Sickle
KVRAF
5025 posts since 13 Dec, 2005 from The Void

Post Thu Mar 20, 2008 5:53 am

Processing is a(very powerful) audio/graphic developing environment, not a VST.

http://processing.org/
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runagate
KVRAF
10107 posts since 17 Sep, 2004 from Austin, TX

Post Thu Mar 20, 2008 6:00 am

Aside from installing it and pondering the (sketchy) info I've not gotten Processing to do any of the cool things I read about on Create Digital Music. Probably because I have no internet at home, so at 4 am and I'm stumped I have no answers.

I'd like a whyterabbyt VST, though.

dacaumodo
KVRAF
2541 posts since 22 Jun, 2004 from Paris. Well, not far.

Post Thu Mar 20, 2008 6:09 am

It looks complicated. Bit like MAx/MSP, no?

Sickle
KVRAF
5025 posts since 13 Dec, 2005 from The Void

Post Thu Mar 20, 2008 6:11 am

runagate wrote:Aside from installing it and pondering the (sketchy) info I've not gotten Processing to do any of the cool things I read about on Create Digital Music. Probably because I have no internet at home, so at 4 am and I'm stumped I have no answers.
You probably need to grab the libraries that are an additional download.
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tetraplan
KVRAF
3964 posts since 31 Aug, 2003 from In a foreign town, in a foreign land

Post Thu Mar 20, 2008 11:27 am

I can advise this book. It's very clear and comprehensive.

Groet, Erik
Pop music delenda est.
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