Peter Dines has released Loupe 2, a sample manipulation instrument for Native Instruments Reaktor.
Loupe is a Reaktor ensemble that assigns freeform sections of a sample to different MIDI notes and allows them to be pitched, reversed, resized, filtered and enveloped individually. The incoming MIDI notes do not repitch the sample directly , but you can manually adjust each slice / key’s tuning to create more complex melodic variation out of your source sample.
Changes in Loupe 2
- Autoslicing function – set base note, number of slices, and hit the slice button to automatically map sample segments across the keyboard. Works great on beatloops as well as melodic material.
- New GUI with color coded per-slice parameters and polyphonic slice markers mapped across the waveform display.
- Visual feedback showing the effect of position LFO.
- Improved slice reverse function.
- Delay mode: slice parameters, repitching, slice areas, filter, reverse and envelope can be mapped to live audio, with buffer freeze features.
- A one-knob “clarify” control rolls off the bass and boosts treble so your samples sit better in the mix.
- MIDI mappable per-slice fine start and length controls allow you to fine tune slice position from a MIDI controller without reaching for the mouse.
- A new Hold control sustains struck notes, freeing your hands to perform with the global controls.
- TouchOSC iPad template is included in the archive.
- Improved slice position LFO and other small tweaks and bugfixes.
Loupe 2 is available to purchase for $15 USD.