- Reaktor Ensembles
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Under the nameHeavens*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 designHusserl is the only independent Reaktor ensemble ever to be reviewed in Sound on Sound Magazine.
The Godel super arpeggiator excels at creating beautiful melodies because it is not just a one simple arpeggiator, but a fully polyphonic multi-arpeggiator with automatic chord generation and pitch remapping. The following diagram summarizes the main signal flow for clocks and pitch/gate events.
This video shows a few of Godel 3's capabilities
This Reaktor 5 ensemble is 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.
Hobbes will feature zoomable 2D touch panels for extra-fine control of oscillator and filter mixes. The original version of Hobbes 'Leviathan,' was designed in Reaktor 3. The keyboard and sequencer tables no longer worked in Reaktor 5, and now that Husserl Sapphire offers simpler and far superior sequencing, the sequencer portion of Leviathan is removed. Also, Hobbes 5 will use the same color keyboard as inGodel for Reaktor. However, if you are seeking a free synthesizer with built-in sequencer, a number of other different metamusic designs are also available from Yofiel. This page remains to be updated with R6 features for the future premiere ensemble.
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).
Welcome to Husserl Sapphire Edition, a multifunction, polyphonic step sequencer that provides more possibilities in a single, integrated instrument than available anywhere else. Since its release on 3/7/09, Husserl Sapphire Edition has met with vibrant delight from subscribers. Built as a Reaktor 5.0 ensemble, Sapphire provides the most powerful step sequencing abilities available in a unified instrument. It provides all the sophistication of a modular tool, but you don't need to build your own custom modular setups; the modularity is already built into it! With just a few clicks, all its sequencers can trigger and change each other. And MIDI can also change and trigger all the sequencers in many different ways. Yet even with all its complexity, creating music with Husserl is as simple as it could be.
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 original instrument is freely available to NI customers in the Native Instruments library, and an updated version for current Reaktor versions is available for free download on this site. Here is its user's manual.
This unusual audio effect has been growing in popularity over the last decade, It splits incoming audio into any number of frequency bands, then applies a modulating filter delay to each band.
While Native Instruments has its own version of Spectral Delay, there are many different ways to implement the effect.Shpongle andNBC's Kings both put the Yofiel version to amazing use, as demoed on this page. But if you are a professional, you might want to consider getting the Native Instruments version as well. If you already have Reaktor, this version is a little cheaper.