Multiples Pro updates Reaktor Toolbox to v3

Multiples Pro has released version 3 of Reaktor Toolbox, a collection of free modules for Native Instruments Reaktor.

In this package we have 37 seperate modules we have created or modified over the time we have been using this powerhouse as well as the original Exploration Reaktor synth and the newest incarnation, MPBASIC.

Reaktor Toolbox - Sample Masher
New Sample Masher module for Native Instruments Reaktor.

Changes in Reaktor Toolbox v3

  • Sample Masher, takes a loop and slices it into separate instances and makes it easy to play these slices using your midi keyboard.
  • Sequencer/Snapshot Array, a basic sequencer that can be used to control a myriad of things such as Oscillator Pitch or Filter Cutoff.
  • New effects and dynamics processors: Doppler, Flanger, Leslie Emulation, Limiter.
  • SuperSaw oscillator.

Reaktor Toolbox is a free download.

More information: Multiples Pro / Reaktor Toolbox

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Meltedsounds releases Whoosh sound fx instrument for Reaktor

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Meltedsounds Whoosh

Meltedsounds has launched Whoosh, a true sound design instrument for Native Instruments Reaktor that enables you to create breath taking whoosh and pass-by effects.

It is possible to precisely design sounds varying from whistling wind whooshes to air ripping engine pass-bys or completely over the top granular sci-fi effects.

The included doppler effects engine was designed from ground up to physical model the acoustic phenomena of an object that approaches, passes, and recedes from an observer. The individual playback engines, the source mixer and doppler engine can be manipulated in synchronized connection to each other. This makes it possible to playback the desired sound effect at different durations while remaining everything in perfect sync.

Whoosh comes with an extensive onboard sample library licensed from leading sound effect recordists. It includes categories like wind, fire, metal, water, engine and explosion effects.

Whoosh features

  • Enables you to design breath taking whoosh and pass-by sound effects.
  • Complex but intuitive to use sound design engine.
  • 4 loop / grain samplers, 4 impact samplers, wave mixer, doppler engine and post effects.
  • Comes with over 240 sounds exclusively licensed from professional sound effect recordists.
  • Note: Loading your own sounds is not supported at the moment but it is possible. (This will become officially available in a future update)

Whoosh is available to purchase for $79 USD. Requires Reaktor 5.8 or later (Player not supported).

More information: Meltedsounds

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Propellerhead releases Rotor Rack Extension for Reason

Propellerhead has announced the release of Rotor, a rotary speaker Rack Extension for Reason.

Propellerhead Rotor
Rotor comes complete with an included organ instrument for Reason’s Combinator, as well as a set of expertly crafted Rotor patches designed for guitar, drums, vocals and keys.

Meticulously modeled on the Leslie 122 speaker, Rotor brings its trademark vintage soul to the Reason rack, making authentic organ sounds and old-school guitar tones instantly accessible to Reason users.

Rotor carefully emulates all aspects of a rotary speaker, down to the independent rotation and acceleration of the horn and drum, and has settings for mic distance and rotation speed. Yet Rotor also takes the classic rotary speaker design into the future, with two flavors of built-in preamp distortion, control over the rotation doppler effect, the horn’s length and acceleration speed as well as CV output of the rotation, for syncing other Reason devices to Rotor’s speed and acceleration.

Rotor features

  • Extremely authentic emulation of a Leslie speaker.
  • Behaves just like the original. The horn part of the sound ramps up and down faster than the Drum part of the sound due to the inertia.
  • Looking for great tone? Just turn it on. Rotor turns simple synthesized organs into amazingly accurate organ sounds, makes guitars sound interesting, and makes vocals wide and 60’s flavored.
  • Fully integrated with the Reason rack. Sync other Reason devices to Rotor’s rotation speed through CV on the back.
  • Challenges the physical restrictions of a rotary speaker. The parameters go beyond the real world with horns twice the size and helicopter-like rotation speeds of up to 13.6hz. Just reach for the trim knobs!
  • Includes an organ instrument for Reason’s Combinator, and a great set of Rotor and Combinator patches for guitar, vocals, keys and drums.

Rotor is available to purchase for $49 USD / €39 EUR. Reason and Reason Essentials users can download a free, fully functional trial version for 30 days to try Rotor in their music.

More information: Propellerhead Software / Rotor

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XILS-lab intros LX122 rotating speaker cabinet plugin

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XILS-lab has introduced LX122, an emulation of the the Leslie rotating speaker.

XILS-lab LX122
XILS-lab’s LX122 offers a rotating speaker emulation with treble output in a rotating horn, and bass output in a rotating drum.

Although there is a lot a various models, the classic Leslie speaker consists of two driver units – a stationary treble unit with spinning horns (called Horn here), and a stationary woofer and spinning rotor (called Drum here), with two filters, which divide the frequency spectrum between the horn and the woofer.

Both the horns and a sound baffle for the bass are rotated to create Doppler effect based vibrato, tremolo and chorus effects. The rotating elements can be stopped, switched between slow (chorale) and fast (tremolo), or transitioned between the two settings. Not only the unit gives this particular effect, but also the ensemble it creates with the room where it is located.

The LX122 emulates the Horn and the Drum, as well as the room where various coherent reflections are occurring when they are rotating. It also emulates the tube base amplifier as well as the intrinsic characteristics of the Drum (woofer response and drum size) or the Horn (Tweeter response, horn size and diffusers).

The internal cabinet refexions, which give this known mellow specific sound, are also taken into account but with the never done possibility to increase or decrease their effects, going from a standard closed cabinet to a opened air rotating speakers.

The LX122 is the indipensable companion for your keyboards and organ , but if you like to tweak parameters, if you want to build your own cabinet, change its characteristics, if you want to experiment further in recording this device, using two independant microphones in various rooms, then go to the LX122 Premium, you won’t be despointed. A wide range of stereo effects, space feeling, pitch modifications are straight to your hands.

LX122 and LX122 Premium are available to purchase for the introductory price of 29 EUR / $37 USD (LX122) and 45 EUR / $58 USD (LX122 Premium) until December 5th, 2012. The plug-ins are serial number-protected products — no iLok required.

More information: XILS-lab / LX122

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Robert Henke releases Max For Live Devices

Robert Henke Max For Live Devices

Robert Henke has released a number of free devices for Max For Live.

MaxForLive is a flavor of the Max programing language that only works in conjunction with Ableton Live and allows users to create their own devices and to share those. In order to use these effects, one needs to own Ableton Live Version 8.1 or higher and the MaxForLive extension.

Depending on my time and the feedback I consider uploading more devices, including some tricky Live.API stuff. However, this might not happen very soon.

Robert Henke Max For Live Devices

  • PX-18 — Step sequencer originally written by Robert Henke and Gerhard Behles around 1995. More or less all rhythmical Monolake tracks have been sequenced with the PX-18 and a lot of inspiration for the way how Ableton Live deals with ‘clips’ and ‘scenes’ came from our experience with the PX-18. This version here offers the functionality of a single track of the original PX18.
  • Black — A simple device which does two things: It displays songtime in hours:minutes:seconds- at least as long as you are working with a constant song tempo. And it allows to black out the computer screen while listening to the music.
  • Distance — This audio effect device is for those who are into careful placement of sonic events in the stereo field. Its main parameter is a big ‘distance’ control. It affects volume, filtering, pan and stereo width of the incoming audio signal.
  • Circular Doppler — Two virtual microphones rotate around a single sound source. Doppler delays, distance dependent amplitude modulation and filtering included. Movement of source and microphones synced to song position. This allows 100% reproducible effects.
  • Grain Freeze — A granular audio freezer effect. Creates lush textures out of everything.

Robert Henke’s Max For Live devices are available to download at no cost, and can be modified in any way you want.

More information: Robert Henke’s Max For Live Devices

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