Twisted Tools Vortex, granular sampler/sequencer updated to v1.5

Twisted Tools Vortex

Twisted Tools has released version 1.5 of Vortex, a granular sampler/sequencer for Native Instruments Reaktor.

Vortex is a six track polyphonic sampler and sequencer for Native Instrument’s Reaktor 5. It comes pre-configured for Kore 2 and Maschine and features an original 250mb+ sample maps with samples by artists such as Antonio Blanca, c2, D’arcangelo, Richard Devine, Josh Hinden, Noklip, GlitchMachines.com, Mike Huckaby, Sonictwist, Timonkey, Tipper and Vinja.

Changes in Vortex v1.5

  • High quality (non-granular) sampler mode (per voice).
  • Scene sequencing via MIDI.
  • Major CPU optimizations (up to 50% reduction in some cases).
  • Revised/consolidated manual.

Vortex for Reaktor 5 is available to purchase for $49 USD. The update is free for registered users.

More information: Twisted Tools / Vortex

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Twisted Tools updates Colorflex to v1.1

Twisted Tools Colorflex

Twisted Tools has released version 1.1 of Colorflex, a unique color based zone matrix sequencer for Reaktor 5.

It comes pre-configured for Kore 2 and Maschine and features an unique oneshots sample map with samples by artists such as Antonio Blanca, D’arcangelo, Richard Devine, Josh Hinden, GlitchMachines.com, Sonictwist, Timonkey, and Tipper

Changes in Colorflex v1.1

  • Many new scales, some of which are based on chords.
  • Added up/down direction mode for cellmatrix readout.
  • Changed dark blue color zone to make text more visible.
  • Added 8/1 and 16/1 speed to scene seq clock div.
  • Right-click to unmute sequencer pages changed to double-click, resolving situation with VST instance where right-clicking sequencer page wasn’t possible.
  • Fixed MIDI initialization so Kore recalls presets correctly.
  • Fixed solo/mute’s so that they work correctly when switching cell modes.
  • Various minor fixes.

Colorflex is available to purchase for $29 USD.

More information: Twisted Tools / Colorflex

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Twisted Tools releases Colorflex

Twisted Tools Colorflex

Twisted Tools has released Colorflex, a unique color based zone matrix sequencer for Reaktor 5.

It comes pre-configured for Kore 2 and Maschine and features an unique oneshots sample map with samples by artists such as Antonio Blanca, D’arcangelo, Richard Devine, Josh Hinden, GlitchMachines.com, Sonictwist, Timonkey, and Tipper

Colorflex features

  • 256 cell color based zone matrix sequencing.
  • Advanced ‘Graphic Layer’ editing.
  • 8 Track MIDI Note Sequencer.
  • 8 Track MIDI CC Sequencer.
  • 8 Track IC Send Sequencer.
  • 8 Freely Assignable output channels.
  • Scene Sequencing+Scene MIDI Control.
  • Works with any MIDI capable device.
  • Works with Vortex 1.2 (coming soon!).
  • 3 x Cell Mode Layouts.
  • Extensive Cut/Copy/Paste/Select/Randomize Functionality.
  • Simplified Multi-Destination MIDI Learn System.
  • Documentation.
  • Free Version Updates.
  • Includes: Sampler, Synth, Mixer, Effects, Sampler Library for Demo Purposes.
  • Kore and Maschine Templates.

Colorflex is available to purchase for $29 USD.

More information: Twisted Tools / Colorflex

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Twisted Tools updates Vortex to v1.1

Twisted Tools Vortex

Twisted Tools has released version 1.1 of Vortex, a six track polyphonic sampler and sequencer for Native Instruments Reaktor 5.

It comes pre-configured for Kore 2 and Maschine and features an original 200mb+ sample map with samples by artists such as Antonio Blanca, c2, Richard Devine, Josh Hinden, Noklip, GlitchMachines.com, Mike Huckaby, Sonictwist, Timonkey, Tipper and Vinja.

Changes in Vortex v1.1

  • Double-click to reset parameter knobs to default value — Double-clicking on a parameter knob on the A-view resets the knob to the default value.
  • Bipolar Swing with scene memory — Click and drag the swing button in either direction to add alternate shuffle/swing to your rhythms. The swing and swing is stored with the scene you’re working on.
  • Zero-Modulation Sequencing — Turn on zero-modulation sequencing by clicking the necessary ‘z’ buttons on the sequencer tabs. When on for a given sequencer, that sequencer will send zero-values for steps that are set to zero.
  • Randomization Exclude Buttons — The B-View now features randomization exclude buttons. This way you can choose which parameters/modulators you would like to be randomized. When cyan colored, that parameter will be randomized. When grey, it won’t be randomized. This is especially useful if you’d like to exclude parameters like volume and pan from being randomized.
  • Various small fixes.

Vortex for Reaktor 5 is available to purchase for $29 USD.

More information: Twisted Tools / Vortex

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Twisted Tools releases Vortex

Twisted Tools Vortex

Twisted Tools has launched its new website with 6 free Reaktor ensembles in addition to its first commercial product, Vortex.

We have been working hard for about a half-year now, developing Vortex and creating an infrastructure to bring you the most twisted yet affordable high quality sounding mangling products to rock your speakers. Vortex will be the first of many exciting products we hope to bring you this year…

Vortex is a six track polyphonic sampler and sequencer for Native Instrument’s Reaktor 5. It comes pre-configured for Kore 2 and Maschine and features an original 200mb+ sample map with samples by artists such as c2, Richard Devine, Josh Hinden, Noklip, GlitchMachines.com, Mike Huckaby, Sonictwist, Tipper and Vinja.

Vortex features

  • Six Track Sequencer, 4 Sequencers Per Track
  • Six-Voice Polyphonic Granular Sampler
  • Color-Coded Modulation System
  • Two Cross Modulating LFOs
  • Extensive Randomization Features
  • MIDI Learn System with Controller Feedback
  • Alternate View Option
  • Multi-Out Support
  • Extensive Cut/Copy/Paste/Select/Randomize Functionality
  • Advanced ‘Graphic Layer’ Editing
  • Scene Sequencing (create arrangements within each preset)
  • Templates for Kore 2 and Maschine
  • Comes with all of the Twisted Tools ‘freebie’ plugins as part of the download

Vortex is available to purchase for $29 USD.

The following Reaktor ensembles are available to download at no cost for registered users (registration is free):

  • Chance, probabilistic MIDI sequencer based on a “Weighted Choice” method with dynamic pitch scaling.
  • Colorstrip, granular sampler designed to suit your sound design needs and excels at complex operations in loop slicing/destruction, but can also perform more simpler tasks.
  • Debris, a unique granular sampler with advanced mouse-recording features.
  • Allgorhythm, a probabilistic step-sequencer with a simple interface, that produces complex loops that never repeat.
  • Cirklz, an advanced granular delay with a unique, one of a kind user interface based on a convenient Reaktor bug.

More information: Twisted Tools

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