Well, for all you poor bastards who don’t own a G2 modular, and can’t use the VOSIM patch I made for mine, I have put together a VOSIM patch in Reaktor. Actually, part of the reason I made it was just to implement some features I couldn’t get in the G2, and because I thought it might sound different in reaktor.
It does sound different, and, actually, I think it sounds better in Reaktor! Part of the reason (geek speak here) is that the ramp oscillator in Reaktor allows more precision for syncing the waveforms and there are less jitter artifacts. Also, reaktor just sounds good . I was also able to mess around with a couple tricks that are easier in reaktor than on the nord.
The architecture of this synth: It is a 3 OP VOSIM/FM hybrid. The 3 oscillators can frequency modulate each other, and are all fed into the same VOSIM “burst envelope” which creates the fundamental frequency, and the 3 operator/oscillators are what create the formants.
I found that using a little frequency modulation can add a lot of texture to the vocal sound, or just help in creating a lot of crazy textures.
I’ve also included a fairly comprehensive modulation section. There are only a few presets, but there is really a lot of possibilities in this synth, so enjoy!
I made a simple track to show some sounds from this Reaktor patch. It was just a fun quick demo, but there’s some good textures in there, anyhow. The pad/abstraction sounds are from the VOSIM synth. The “techno” sounding synth and the drums are from the nord g2 modular.
and here is the reaktor patch: