Twisted Tools has announced Rolodecks - a new effects package for NI’s Reaktor 5 – and we’ve got a sneak preview for you.
Rolodecks features two effects:
- Rolodecks – Realtime dynamic multi-effect by Twisted Tools.
- RoloEXT – A version of Rolodecks which allows you to insert your own effects.
Free Looping Effect Inspired By Steve Reich
Free Music Software: Reichatron is a free phase shifting looper effect for Reaktor 5, inspired by Steve Reich and his early loop pieces.
It was created by Matt Mower:
Reichatron is a sample playing instrument that grew out of my desire to experiment with phase-shifted looping (a la Steve Reich’s early works It’s Gonna Rain and Piano Phase) and as an homage to Metaphysical Function which is, I think, one of the most interesting Reaktor ensembles.
Reichatron allows you to mix together the phase-shifted blending of two samples and then modulate that mixture using a block of six effects that can be independently controlled. Reichatron also offers stochastic control of the effects block and sample selection. You can take as much, or as little, control over how the sound evolves over time as you like.
See also Phase Shifter, another audio effect inspired by Reich.
Golden Master has released Harmonic Ratio Arpeggiator – a free microtonal arpeggiator for Reaktor:
This is my first system for making melodies and chords in just intonation: a harmonic arpeggiator.
There are two different tables containing numbers for the numerator and denominator, and these tables can be moved through independently, at different speeds. Midi input triggers notes, but only the time and octave of the input notes is taken, and the rest is controlled by the ratio sequencers.
I have implemented this system in both my Nord g2 modular and in Reaktor, so I can make them work together.
You can preview an example of harmonic ratio arpeggiation below.
Twisted Tools’ Vortex s a six track polyphonic sampler and sequencer for Native Instrument?s Reaktor 5.
It comes pre-configured for Kore 2 and Maschine and features an original 200 mb+ sample map with samples by artists such as c2, Richard Devine, Josh Hinden, Noklip, GlitchMachines.com, Mike Huckaby, Sonictwist, Tipper and Vinja.
video via Richard Devine
Here’s the latest Holiday Electronic Music Gear Deal:
Native Instruments is celebrating Thanksgiving with a feast of synths at an amazing price: For 4 days only, you can get REAKTOR 5, ABSYNTH 5, MASSIVE or FM8 for $/?99 each and save up to 75%.
This offer is valid from November 27th to 30th exclusively in the NI Online Shop and only for the Download Versions.
Tim Exile of Warp Records explains his Reaktor 5 based live performance setup.
The hardware array controls various custom-made processors in Reaktor.
More info at TheNowWave.