Flintpope has announced WAVCLOUD, a free sample morphing ensemble for Native Instruments Reaktor 6.
WAVCLOUD is a pair of grain-resynth sample players (between them accessing 127 wavs) that are routed through a cloud delay. Then there is a tempo-synched LFO, a filter and an envelope and a set of master FX: sub-bass (single-note at C60), vinyl crackle, tape-hiss, reverb, chorus, frequency shift and a limiter. That’s WAVCLOUD.
It’s not a sample player in the conventional sense; it won’t produce accurate copies of what’s been loaded as the two main sample-players use grain re-synthesis to warp the audio source. This is then further affected (if required) by the granular cloud-delay. The keyboard tracking is a little eccentric too.
However, this is no tuneless noisemaker…
WAVCLOUD is a way of creating unusual soundscapes. Listen to the 36 presets and use them as a starting point for further exploration. There is a set of 12 beats produced via the tempo-synch on the LFO, a set of 12 dark soundscapes and a set of 12 glitchy pads.
More detailed instructions are included in the DL regarding general operation and how-to replace the on-board banks with your own sounds.
WAVCLOUD is available at any price you like (including free). Requires Reaktor 6, full version.