Twisted Tools has announced the release of ULTRALOOP, a first-of-its-kind loop remixing sampler with a fast and intuitive visual workflow for Native Instruments Reaktor.
ULTRALOOP combines advanced loop layering, comping, effect processing and automation techniques to generate new grooves, riffs and song ideas.
You can use ULTRALOOP with the included factory sample library or to remix your own samples, injecting new life into any existing loop library.
At the core of ULTRALOOP is an advanced loop layering engine and sequencer, capable of both layering and comping – a production technique that allows you to flip between layered tracks that are playing back simultaneously, by muting and un-muting slices of each layer.
Up to eight tracks with loops of any BPM can be layered or comped together in real-time and can be further processed using the all-new Gestural FX engine. The Gestural FX engine automatically generates dynamic effect movements that ramp and modulate over time, using a suite of creative effects designed to produce endless fills, articulations and variations.
Loop Remixing Sampler.
Advanced layered sampler engine with intuitive interface.
Visual loop compositing.
Generative Gestural FX to create fills, articulations and variations.
Specialized track sequencer with mono and poly draw modes.
Layered playback and editing of up to eight tracks simultaneously.
Independent controls per layer, organized into parameter cells with sliders.
Automatable Preset Grids per parameter group, with 17 memory slots each.
8 Global Scenes per snapshot.
Preset Grids and Scenes are playable via mouse, MIDI or OSC.
Extensive randomization options.
Time and pitch stretching to allow loops with different BPMs.
Flexible multi-output routing per layer.
Master Punch control.
Control nearly every parameter with included iPad Lemur OSC Template by Antonio Blanca.
3+ banks of presets.
2224 Sound Variations.
Over 800mb of included factory sample content by from Enig’matik Records, Loopmasters and Sounds of Revolution.
Optional Expansion Packs by cutting edge artists such as Dusty Fungus, Chris Carter and Si Begg.
ULTRALOOP is available from the Twisted Tools Shop for $69 USD. Requires Reaktor 5 full version. Additional Expansion Loop Packs can be purchased for $19 USD each.
Twisted Tools has announced the release of a free snapbank and sample map for the DRON-E Reaktor ensemble by Antonio Blanca.
On behalf of all of us here at Twisted Tools, we’d like to wish you a very Happy Holiday! To celebrate, we’ve created a brand new snapbank and sample map for the legendary DRON-E Reaktor ensemble, originally created by Antonio Blanca and now exclusively available at Twisted Tools.
Antonio Blanca, known for his world class Lemur templates, Reaktor ensembles and sound design for companies such as Apple and Native Instruments, is the latest member of the Twisted Tools team so expect more great things in the near future!
The DRON-E ensemble is a free download.
Twisted Tools has also announced the launch of a storewide Holiday Sale.
Save 25% OFF all items at Twisted Tools
Now thru New Years Eve, save 25% absolutely everything at Twisted Tools!
Desert Sound Studios has announced the release of Mk-iii, a drum machine instrument for Max for Live, comprising a step-sequencer and drum sample playback module.
The MK-iii drum machine from Desert Sound Studios takes a new approach to traditional drum machine design. By splitting the drum machine into two, each Max for Live device can be used separately or combined into a single drum machine. This flexibility opens up new possibilities inside Live.
Highly influenced by the digital drum machines of the late 80′s, the MK-iii includes a full electronic drum sample kit from that era. Quickly load these sounds or your own and shape them with the on-board filter, bit crusher and delays. And for those with Lemur, a touch template covering nearly every parameter can be downloaded for free at desertsoundstudios.com.
The MK-iii combines the familiarity of a drum machine with the advantages of modern technology. For owners of Live 9 Suite, this combination makes a great gateway into the powerful world of Max for Live.
Four independent 16-step sequencer tracks.
Assignable note and accent velocity.
Selectable midi note output and note duration.
Independent pattern start and pattern length adjustments.
Two trigger modes:Song Sync (Ableton) and MIDI Input (note trigger).
Swing function and Step Divider.
Four independent dual-sample sound engines.
Optimized audio playback engine and voice allocation system.
Independent coarse tune, fine tune and volume per sample.
Pan and Decay setting per sound.
Multi-effects per sound (Filter, Bit Crush, and Delay+Filter).
Unique modular design; connect the sequencer or the sample playback module Max for Live devices through track-based MIDI and audio routing.
Includes full drum sample kit based on the Dr-550 drum machine.
Optional Lemur template provides touch control over nearly every parameter of the Mk-iii.
The Mk-iii drum machine costs $23.99 USD. Requires Ableton Live 9 Suite or Ableton Live 8/9 with Max for Live Add-on.
Liine has announced the release of LiveControl 2, an Ableton Live controller app for iPad.
Control any effect or instrument, anywhere in your Live Set with LiveControl 2.
The long-awaited Live iPad controller from Liine and ST8 is finally here. Built on what we learned from making Mu, Griid, Kapture Pad and Lemur, LiveControl 2 gives you every single feature you need to jam, produce and perform with Ableton Live.
The interface is divided across four pages: Launch, Modulate, Play and Sequencer. Each page is deep and feature-rich, while the layout is clear and intuitive. Best of all, LiveControl 2 is completely free for all Lemur users.
LiveControl 2 is now available to download for Lemur users.
Twisted Tools has announced version 1.5 of S-LAYER, the sample layering sound creation tool for Native Instruments Reaktor.
The new update allows users to control S-LAYER from their iPad using high resolution OSC, Liine’s Lemur app and a brand new custom template by Lemur expert Antonio Blanca.
S-LAYER is a sample layering 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.
Changes in S-LAYER v1.5
Lemur OSC Template by Antonio Blanca.
Intelligent master randomization system remembers individual randomize settings.
Per scene +6dB boost for Volume cell.
Various small improvements and fixes.
S-LAYER is available to purchase for $69 USD. The update is free for registered users.
Peter Dines has announced version 1.03 of the Chroma and Gris Gris sequencer and synthesizer for Native Instruments Reaktor, which adds a few features and fixes a couple of minor bugs.
The Gris-Gris synth now has two additional filter types, bandpass and high pass, and a ring mod control for metallic and bell tones. It comes with a much expanded and refined Lemur template that allows full editing of sequences.
To celebrate the release of this new version, the Chroma and Gris-Gris sequenced synth ensemble is temporarily reduced in price from $24.99 to $19.99
Chroma can be purchased and downloaded right now. Remember, Chroma is a Reaktor ensemble and requires a full installation of Reaktor 5.8.0, not just Reaktor player.
I’ve also added further support for Lemur. The new template has three pages – the original quickpage, plus a sequence edit page and a full synth edit page that offers control of every parameter in the Gris-Gris synth. The quickpage now has controls for sequence speed, key and scale type.