Tag Archives: Audio And Synthesis

Vector R’ector Reaktor Modding

Edit: ensemble updated as of 12-14-13.  Same file, overwritten, same link, found below. Ah, sweet memories of my TG-33 and the vector control joystick that brought me so much PCM bliss.  This week I found a reaktor ensemble by John Bleech called R’ector, which gave me the warm fuzzies.  So first of all, Thanks Mr. read more »

Michael’s VOSIM Noise Generator for Reaktor

An old friend of mine, Michael, got back in touch with me lately, and shared some great VOSIM work he’d done in Reaktor.  I especially liked his VOSIM remix of a Lazyfish Ensemble called “StereoDigitalRandomNoiseSource.”  The original ensemble was pretty brilliant, but the use of VOSIM for the sound engine creates a crusty organic quality read more »

Granular Primer: Part 1

Granular tools for sound have become so ubiquitous that they are available to anyone, and often we are using granular algorithms in our software without even realizing it–for time stretching, or pitch shifting for example.  I found this magical tool back in the day as a teenager when Audiomulch was free and running on windows read more »

Golden BPF-FM for Reaktor (bandpass Filtered FM)

Hello all, I’m back!  Here is a new Reaktor patch that Iv’e been using lately.  It is a 4 oscillator FM synth, with bandpass-filtered modulators (with noise), a comprehensive modulation section, and a filter after the four oscillators.  That may sound fairly simple or boring, but there are a lot of options in this one. read more »

Golden REAKTOR VOSIM!!

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 read more »

VOSIM Synthesis for the Masses

I’m always on the lookout for interesting new ways to get sounds, or new synthesis methods.  Especially ones that don’t take a degree an DSP engineering to figure out.  VOSIM fits the bill.  VOSIM is a kind of formant synthesis where you can control the formant (louder peaks in the frequency spectrum, like in vocals) 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 »

g2 Granular Synthesis update

I made a new and improved granular patch for the G2, based on the one I posted here earlier.  This one gives you two streams of grains per-keyboard note: one of bandpass filtered noise, and one of FM synthesis grains, that you can cross-fade between with the control pedal input on the G2.  The speed read more »

Granular Synthesis on the G2

More g2 stuff!  One of the things I was excited about getting this Nord Modular for was doing granular synthesis with it.  I’ve loved playing with granular synthesis in Reaktor and Audiomulch, and with various VST plugins.  Doing granular synthesis was somewhat limited in the Nord Micro Modular I had before getting this G2 because read more »