Monthly Archives: February 2010

Reaktor Modular Sequencing: Part 3

I did a little more work on the modular sequencer for Reaktor this week.  I added some useful new modules, some randomization modules, and so on.  I also built a sort of clone of the “Mono note” module from five12′s program, Numerology, but with a few of my own twists.   Edit:  If you’re going read more »

Image Line Drumaxx Drum Synth Review

I saw the announcement for Image Line’s new drum synth, Drumaxx today, and listened to the demos, and was impressed!  I am normally more interested in more esoteric or interesting sound design tools, but I have been looking for drum software that fits my needs for a long time. Until now, I’ve been disappointed with read more »

Reaktor Modular Sequencing, Pt. 2

Well, looks like my weekend project has been working on my modular sequencing application for Reaktor.  I’ve detailed what this is all about in my previous blog.  I’ve updated the sequencer and added some detailed comments on all the GUI elements to help people get up to speed with using it. some sequencer objects, including read more »

Modular Sequencing: Structures and Sounds

Over the past year I have been using and loving five12′s modular sequencing application, Numerology.  Numerology introduced me to the idea of modular sequencing.  I even posted a full review of the program here:   Numerology Review   These days, modular synthesis seems damned popular.  There’s an incredible amount of analog synthesis modules available from read more »

Ancient Greek Scales!

Earlier I posted here about using pythagorean tuning in my music.  Many other Greek philosophers had ideas about tuning instruments, however.  A book I have, “Tuning and Temperament, a Historical Survey” by  J. Murray Barbour, had a good list of Greek tunings in it.  I didn’t find the book very interesting, because it focuses more read more »

Harmonic Ratio Arpeggiator

I’ve gone on another microtonal trip lately, and have been working with ratios again.  The thing about composing music with frequency ratios is that it places you in a brave new world where each interval is made up of TWO numbers instead of one (as in the traditional system, a fourth, third, fifth, etc).  There read more »