Patchpool has announced the release of No Boundaries, a soundset for the free DRON-E Reaktor ensemble by Antonio Blanca.
No Boundaries contains a wide variety of soundscapes, drones, one-finger-pads, vocal sounds, soprano sax sounds, textures made from percussion samples like gongs, bells, Glockenspiel and framedrum (Bodran), acoustic guitar sounds (plucked and bowed), Okarina textures (clay flute), processed field-recordings and some otherworldly, more experimental stuff.
Most of the 103 samples (48 Khz / 24 Bit / stereo) were produced exclusively for this set, some were borrowed from the vast pool of patchpool samples. All acoustic instruments were recorded with 3 high quality Neumann mics through a RME FF 800 using my regular L-C-R setup.
The download contains the Sample Map and the Snapshot Bank. The Sample Map can also be used in any other Reaktor ensemble that supports sample players and granulators. The samples can also be downloaded in a folder with single wav files so that they can be used in other samplers and granulators or directly inside a DAW without having to extract the samples from the Reaktor Sample Map.
Patchpool has announced No Boundaries, a soundset for the DRON-E Reaktor ensemble by Antonio Blanca.
This set will contain a wide variety of soundscapes, drones, one-finger-pads, vocal sounds, textures made from percussion samples like gongs, bells and skindrum, processed field-recordings and some otherworldly, more experimental stuff.
Most of the samples will be produced exclusively for this set, some are borrowed from the vast pool of patchpool samples.
Antonio Blanca has introduced Dron-e, a free drone ensemble for Native Instruments Reaktor.
Dron-e is a Reaktor Instrument specialised in creating ambient, generative, abstract and cinematic soundscapes and drones. Dron-e contains flexible parameters and controls for creating everything from delicate atmospheres to complex walls of sound.
Included is a custom created sound bank of acoustic and synthetic instrument and field recordings designed specially for Dron-e, but you can load your own and venture into unknown sonic territories.
In addition to the pre-established modulators and controls, it’s possible to use your own modulators built in Reaktor such as sequencers or break-point envelopes using the EXT option, as well as MIDI/OSC signals to further shape your sounds.
Twisted Tools has announced the release of S-LAYER, a sound creation tool for Native Instruments Reaktor 5.
S-LAYER is a sound creation tool that allows you to create, edit and play new sound combinations by taking samples and layering them together using an eight part sampler and an intuitive cell layout. By combining sounds from the included sample map or your existing sample library, S-LAYER facilitates the discovery of new oneshots, sound effects and loops using pre-existing sample content. Whether you’re looking for a new way to create thick drum samples for hip-hop or a massive impact sound effect for game, S-LAYER delivers.
With S-LAYER, up to eight parts are played back and manipulated simultaneously using an advanced layered sampler engine, where each layer remains independent and can be surgically edited. Time-tested sound design techniques such as reversing, pitching, modulating and mixing sounds together can be quickly achieved by randomizing and fine-tuning with sliders and knobs. In addition to the on-board granular, filter and time-based effects, you can also connect your own effects using the insert/send system or by using the direct outputs. Once you’ve found a sound combination that you like, you can store it on-the-fly in one of eight ‘Scenes’ which can be dynamically played backed and controlled using MIDI.
In addition to the included sample library featuring sounds from many renowned sound designers, S-LAYER comes bundled with an iPad Lemur MIDI template by Antonio Blanca and a MIDI template for Native Instruments’ Maschine.
Advanced layered sampler engine.
Intuitive and fast parameter cell interface.
Layered playback and editing of up to eight samples simultaneously.
Independent sampler, filter, grain and fx send controls per layer.
Extensive randomization options.
4 assignable Modulation Sequencers with independent speed and length controls.
4 assignable Wrapper knobs to offset cell slider positions and modulate live.
8 Scenes per preset that store and recall parameter settings and modulation.
Insert/FX Send system to connect and modulate your own effects.
Transpose Mode to play layered sound combinations chromatically.
Direct Outs per voice for Multi-Out Instrument support using DAWs or hardware effects.
BPM Sync mode for loops and tempo synced oneshots. .
iPad Lemur MIDI template by Antonio Blanca.
NI Maschine MIDI template by Twisted Tools.
128 samples included in the default sample map.
Over 2500 preset sound variations.
Sample content and sound design by: Antonio Blanca, Richard Devine, Delect (Chris De Luca/Leonard De Leonard), EVAC, Glitchmachines, Jedsound, Miguel Isaza, Mike Huckaby, pNORTNAOMI, Surachai and Tonebuilder.
S-LAYER for Reaktor 5 is availble to purchase for $69 USD.
Twisted Tools has released Scapes, an effects processor and sound generator for Native Instruments Reaktor.
With Scapes you can create high quality and unique soundscapes, rhythms and sound effects perfectly suited for use in music, film and game audio. You can easily connect it to your favorite hardware controller or iPad and immediately have fun.
6 independent delays in one interface.
Independent controls and granular controls per delay.
Richard Devine has released GrainCube, a free granular electroacoustic Reaktor Collaboration between DevSnd, Rachmiel, TwistedTools & Antonio Blanca.
GrainCube is a four part granular processing instrument with numerous randomizing functions and modulation capabilities that allow for indescribable sonic mischief.
The heart of GrainCube is a 400mb sample map of exclusive sample material from Richard Devine & Josh Kay of DevineSound. GrainCube is a collaboration between DevineSound & Rick Scott (Rachmiel), with additional programming and GUI tweaks by Igor Shilov of Twisted Tools.
An additional version is also available for the Jazzmutant Lemur, re-imagined by Antonio Blanca.
GrainCube is available as a free download from DevSnd. A template for the Lemur is available to download from the JazzMutant website.