Native Instruments Releases Molekular Modular Multi-Effects Processor

Native Instruments has introduced Molekular, a modular multi-effects system for the Reaktor 5 (and the free Reaktor 5 Player).

Molekular features 35 creative effects for “advanced, creative” sound manipulation. Molekular also features slots for up to four effect modules and “near-limitless” routing options for effect arrangements. Modules include a pitch and resonator section for transforming percussive sounds into melodic arpeggios. Delay, stutter, and glitch modules allow users to create new rhythmic structures or turn any incoming signal into washed-out soundscapes. Continue reading

Twisted Tools Rolodecks (Sneak Preview)

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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.

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Free Phase Shifting Looper Inspired By Steve Reich

Free Looping Effect Inspired By Steve Reich

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.

Free Harmonic Ratio Arpeggiator For Reaktor

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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.

Interesting stuff.

You can preview an example of harmonic ratio arpeggiation below.

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Twisted Tools Intros Vortex – Reaktor Instrument

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

Happy Synthsgiving – Save Up To 75% On Native Instruments’ Synths!

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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.

Native Instruments, Tim Exile Intro The Finger

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Native Instruments has introduced The Finger, a $79 keyboard-controlled performance effects processor developed with electronic music artist Tim Exile of Warp Records.

Based on Reaktor 5, The Finger is designed to be a musical tool for sound mangling and live remixing in the studio and on stage.

“I’ve always been into the idea of playing electronics like you play acoustic instruments.” says Tim Exile, designer of The Finger. “I used to sit at the back of class at school tapping out jungle breaks and edits. That’s when I fell in love with my fingers. I want to go on sound adventures by finger alone.”

You can download a free EP of music by Tim Exile, created with The Finger, via The Now Wave. Continue reading