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Reaktor Ensembles

Under the name Heavens*onEarth, Yofiel released Reaktor ensembles created between 2002 and 2010. Clients included professional musicians for E! Entertainment, TV series (30 Rock, Kings. and The Philanthropist) , Sony Movie Classics, and bands including Younger Brother and Shpongle.

The metamusic design Husserl is the only independent Reaktor ensemble ever to be reviewed in Sound on Sound Magazine.

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Reaktor Ensembles
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The VST panel is arranged so that the most effective controls are easily accessible and clearly located in separate subpanels.

Voice Controls

This topic describes each of the Reaktor subpanels in turn.

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Reaktor Ensembles
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This 15-minute video shows a few of Godel 3's capabilities

(Note: The first version of Godel was released in Feb 2006. It provided simple arpeggiation in order of notes played only.)

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Reaktor Ensembles
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12/01/13
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Beat Generator

The beat generator is an alternate source for triggers sent to the main arpeggiator and transposers. It filters the SONGPOS train so that some of the triggers are skipped. When steps are turned off in the step grid, the sequencer skips a pattern step, or delays the pattern step until a future beat.

More: Godel Beat and Arpeggiator
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Reaktor Ensembles
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02/01/05
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12/02/13
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A production quality modular workbench for real-time performance, complex sequences, and audio exploration. It contains dozens of full-featured units, essentially cramming three complete polyphonic synthesizers into one instrument. An extremely flexible design provides access to virtually every audio and event modulation possible. Even so, the control panel is small enough to display completely, even on small 1024x768 monitors.

Hegel

More: Hegel Workbench
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Reaktor Ensembles
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12/01/13
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To set up an event route, select a source (from the “from” list), a destination (from the “to” list), and set the amount of modulation. To make it more readable the amount of modulation is shows as a percentage (0% to 100%).

More: Hegel Matrix Modulation
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Reaktor Ensembles
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02/23/04
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12/02/13
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Welcome to Leviathan, a fourth generation Reaktor instrument. Here is the user manual, describing the features and behavior of the default Leviathan configuration. Leviathan is member of the Metamusic series, which are instruments for Reaktor and Reaktor Session.

Hobbes

More: Hobbes, Leviathan
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Reaktor Ensembles
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12/01/13
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12/02/13
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Sequencer

The three sequencers ( A , B , and C ) are identical in functionality. Although the structure seems complicated at first, it is very easy to use once you understand it.

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Reaktor Ensembles
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12/01/13
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,p>Hobbes audio path is highly optimized.

Oscillators

The oscillator panel provides control of up to four polyphonic oscillators, a suboscillator, and global pitch, as described below.

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Reaktor Ensembles
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07/10/12
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12/01/13
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Hume provides a completely unique system for generating gorgeous note sweeps and subtly shifting tones.

Here is a video sample. You may pop up the video window for full-size video (1280x704 pixels).

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Reaktor Ensembles
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03/25/06
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12/01/13
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Kafka is not your Sesame Street Yamaho playdho.
Uh oh. You wake up in the morning and find yourself suddenly transformed into a giant insect. You can wave an antenna feebly, wondering what's for breakfast. Oh my god, your fiancee is at the door. What are you going to do...

Kafka

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Reaktor Ensembles
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05/19/01
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03/13/15
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A totally unique performance synthesizer with a unique polyphonic arpeggiator design.

Kant

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Reaktor Ensembles
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05/31/06
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12/01/13
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Lenin is a complete modular system that you can played both via MIDI and by its internal sequencers (or both at the same time, if desired). Essentially it contains three complete multitimbral synths in one instrument, all the components of which can linked in pretty well any way imaginable.The instrument is freely available to NI customers in the Native Instruments library. Here is its user's manual.

Lenin

More: Lenin Metamodular
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Reaktor Ensembles
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12/01/13
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12/02/13
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If you've ever tried building your own modular synthesizer, you know that triggers and gates are often the limiting factors in the design. Lenin Modular has perhaps the most flexible trigger/gate routing available anywhere, but all the complexity is hidden behind simple list panels, letting you set up complex paths with just a few mouse clicks.

More: Lenin Envelopes and filters
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Reaktor Ensembles
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12/01/13
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12/02/13
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The oscillators are designed to use the lowest possible CPU while providing every possible mode. For FM and SYNC oscillators, internal logic automatically switches the oscillator module for the lowest possible CPU usage. The lowest CPU utilization is for "F" mode oscillators without FM or SYNC enabled.

Intermediate pan positions provide linear downscaling of osc1 modulations (to the right) or osc2 modulations (to the left). For example, if the modulation amount is 12 semitones, then a setting at 3 o'clock sends 6 semitones to osc1, and all 12 semitones to osc2.

More: Lenin Sounds, Filters, and Distortion
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Reaktor Ensembles
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12/01/13
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The sequencers can be triggered by MIDI, or they can trigger each other, or they can loop in time with each other. The simplest way to use a sequencer is to set its MODE to LOOP, then set one of the envelopes to use its output. But even with that there are many possibilities...

More: Lenin Sequencers
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Reaktor Ensembles
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06/26/12
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12/02/13
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With about 8,000 downloads, Marx was the second most popular ensemble in the Metamusic series for Reaktor. It is currently available in Reaktor 5.6.2 format as a bonus for active subscribers. Here is a brief video.

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Reaktor Ensembles
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12/01/13
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The envelopes and sequencers in Marx are perhaps its most notable innovation.

Envelopes

If you've ever tried building your own modular synthesizer, you know that triggers and gates are often the limiting factors in the design. Marx Modular has perhaps the most flexible trigger/gate routing available anywhere, but all the complexity is hidden behind simple list panels, letting you set up complex paths with just a few mouse clicks.

Marx Envelopes

More: Marx Envelopes and Sequencers
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Reaktor Ensembles
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12/01/13
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12/02/13
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The switchless matrix lets 30 different event sources modulate 120 different sound parameters. The matrix is a full butterfly implementation, which means different amounts of multiple modulations can affect the same parameter. For example, any number of envelopes, LFOs, sequencer values, and MIDI controllers can all modulate filter frequency by a different amount for each source.

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