Heavens*onEarth has announced the release of Husserl Mini, a free “Christmas Special” version of the Husserl metasequencer for Reaktor.
Heavens*onEarth Husserl Mini
As a way of saying thank you! to Heavens*onEarth supporters, we are glad to provide Husserl Mini as a Christmas Special.
Husserl mini has just one simple panel, and five looping sequencers which can modulate each other’s pitch and velocity. It also has custom core-level logic to drive a multidisplay module for the bar display, providing zoom and highlight modes not available in Reaktor table modules.
Husserl Mini is available as a free download for all Husserl subscribers ($79.99 USD).
More information: Heavens*onEarth / Husserl Mini
Heavens*onEarth has releases Godel, an ensemble for Reaktor featuring three fully polyphonic arpeggiators.
They all can play notes from MIDI, from mouse clicks on the polyphonic screen color keyboard, from the built-in chord generators, and from notes stored in snapshots. Also they all can arpeggiate each other! Here’s the main panel, designed to be as compact as possible. It easily fits in any display.
- Chord Generators — The two integrated chord generators are a fifth-generation design than can both add chords to the polyphonic output, and also insert notes into the arpeggiation sequence. Multiple clocks, beat generators, and pattern generators can twist the patterns in simple or complex ways.
- Note Sorting and Transposition — The main arpeggiator sorts notes and plays them in sequence. The two additional transposer units can selectively transpose and adjust duration of notes from the input, and/or notes from the chord generators in the arpeggio, and/or notes from the chord generators added to each output note. All the arpeggiators and transposers run in synchronized time with each other, or they can run at different tempos.
- Recalling an Arpeggio — Godel goes one step further by saving all input notes as presets in the snapshots, together with the panel settings. Recalling a snapshot inserts notes into the arpeggiator, in the same order they were originally played. The multiple arpeggiators then start playing the same notes, just as they did before.
- And There’s More — There’s so much more to this design, it’s impossible to know what facts to present first! A complete manual is available for download for your preview.
Godel is available to purchase for $43.39 USD (includes tax and access to design variants in response to subscriber requests).
The free Heidegger ensemble — An entirely switchless waveset MIDI/sequencer synthesizer, was updated as well.
Changes in Heidegger update
- It now includes its own custom waveset file. Previously this was distributed only with Marx, to reduce download filesize.
- The ensemble (originally designed for Reaktor 3) now works in Reaktor 5. As the Godel arpeggiator and Husserl sequencers are now available as standalone instruments, Heidegger is reconfigured to be driven by MIDI directly, so you can play it from a keyboard, or from our MIDI instruments, or from your own.
The free Heidegger ensemble is available to download for registered users (registration is free).
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Heavens*onEarth has released version 1.1 of Electric, an analog-style synthesizer for Reaktor 5.
More progress on Electric! Electric subscribers can now download version 1.1, which extends version 1.0 with an entire new snapshot bank, feature enhancements, and it needs 25% less CPU.
Changes in Electric v1.1
- Performance Enhancements — The mixer, overdrive, and portamento circuits were CPU-optimized to realize a typical 25% improvement in CPU usage.
- Improved Analog Emulation — Especially obvious in monophonic modes, consecutive voices are now slightly detuned and vary very slightly, particularly providing a deeper range in bass timbres as a consequence of more detailed internal analog circuit emulation.
- Polyphonic Portamento — Additional logic ensures, in polyphonic modes, that portamento tracks from the most recently played note. In typical Reaktor designs, glide in polyphonic modes occurs from one of the prior voices randomly, because this is a very difficult circuit to build and understand.
- Improved Bipolar AM — The direction and gain for modulation from the bipolar sources (the two LFOs) to amplitude modulation of the oscillators and noise generator now functions more intuitively.
- Enhanced Documentation — The manual has been updated with the new Heavens*onEarth fonts and stellar graphics, as well as 1.1 features.
Electric for Reaktor is available to purchase for $24.99 USD.
More information: Heavens*onEarth / Electric
Heavens*onEarth has announced the release of Electric, a new analog-style synthesizer with a huge amount of sound power and modulation possibilities compacted into a clean and apparently simple user interface.
“Thanks to a user-friendly design combined with a highly efficient underlying synthesizer, this instrument makes it easy for musicians to quickly produce a large variety of sounds, ranging from old style classic analog to modern numeric patches,” said Pascal Santoni, Heavens*onEarth Instrument Designer. “The initial release includes a complete set of standard synthesizer sounds. An expanding preset library will provide users with quality sounds they can immediately use with minimal effort.”
“Experienced users will appreciate the selection of functions, which enables various customizations without needing to dig too deep technically,” added Ernest Meyer, Heavens*onEarth President.
Electric for Reaktor 5 is currently available to purchase for $24.99 USD, which also garners you a free subscription to all updates and patches for the Electric instrument.
More information: Heavens*onEarth / Electric