Peter Dines of Reaktor Tips has announced the release of the Chroma and Gris-Gris sequenced monster monosynth ensemble for the Reaktor modular studio by Native Instruments.
Chroma is a performance oriented monosequencer and VA carefully tuned for ergonomic ease of use and glitch free operation in standalone and plugin mode. Slur features in Chroma match up with legato and glide features in the Gris-Gris synth to create a slinky sinuous note articulation.
Sequences can be created and controlled via mouse, MIDI, Konkreet Performer, TouchOSC and Lemur. Since there is now full OSC support in the Reaktor plugin version, you can do everything with Chroma in your preferred DAW that you can do stand-alone. A dream come true!
Chroma’s MIDI output can be used to trigger external synths as well.
Chroma for Reaktor 5.8.0 (full version, Reaktor Player not supported) is available to purchase for $24.99 USD.
Peter Dines has updated his Mirage granular sampler for the Konkreet Performer iPad control surface to version 1.9.6.
The new version includes extensive feature enhancements and numerous bug fixes, and carefully thought out, tested and integrated Konkreet Performer mappings. Mirage snapshot recall will also recall node positions and transmit them to Performer on your iPad.
This time out the sample material is mostly one-shots to work in conjunction with the added pitch correction. Adding longer phrases and snippets of songs works well too but with the one-shots you can do something more deliberate and compose a part for a pre-existing track. I find with long phrases there are only a couple of note combinations that work well and what you come up with will have a mind of its own and suggest its own composition.
There are a couple of trashed piano field recordings in here that rattle beautifully – nothing like hitting the harp directly on a piano that’s sat out in the weather for a few seasons.
Mirage is available to purchase for $15 USD. It is also included in the sampler pack (with Loupe and ParamDrum).
Peter Dines has released ParamDrum 3 Konkreet Edition, a Reaktor drum machine for Konkreet Performer.
This time the big deal is Konkreet Performer mappings. Performer is an iPad app that gives you tactile control over anything that can receive OSC, such as Reaktor. Free utiities also let you translate it to MIDI for software and hardware that can’t receive OSC. How good is Konkreet Performer? It’s the reason I went out and bought an iPad in the first place.
ParamDrum 3 (including KP Edition) for Reaktor is available to purchase for $15 USD. The ParamDrum 3 Konkreet Performer Edition is free for owners of previous versions of ParamDrum.
For a limited time ParamDrum is available in a bundle with the Sampler Pack (Frame 2, Loupe and Mirage) for $22.50 USD (regular $45 USD).