Matt Mower releases Reichatron
Matt Mower has released Reichatron, a phase shifting looper for Native Instruments Reaktor.
Reichatron is a sample playing instrument that grew out of my desire to experiment with phase-shifted looping (a la Steve Reichʼs early works ʻItʼs Gonna Rainʼ and ʻPiano Phaseʼ) 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.
The Reichatron ensemble comes with 500+ MB of original material including samples from rekkerd.org and Rhythm Lab/Cyberworm.
Reichatron is available to download from the Native Instrument Reaktor User Library.
Here’s a sample of Matt blending the phase shifting of different guitar parts before feeding them to the effects section.