Reaktor Tutorials- Modular Patch Design
October 6, 2008, 3:34 pm
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There`s some great Reaktor-video tutorials at the London College of Music page.

1] What is Reaktor?

A basic overview of what Native Instruments Reaktor is. This tutorial also covers opening Reaktor in Logic, and how to save Snapshots (presets).

2] Building Your First Synth in Reaktor

The creation of a simple subtractive synth featuring an oscillator, a filter and an envelope generator.

3] Adding Another Oscillator

Developing the synth from the above tutorial to create a dual oscillator synth capable of fat bass/lead sounds and parallel pitch effects.

4] Adding Vibrato

We now add an LFO to produce basic vibrato.

5] Adding Filter Modulation and Velocity Control

Here, we will use the existing LFO and Envelope to modulate the filter, and we also employ velocity as a modulator.

6] Replacing an Object

A real world scenario is that you may need to modify your design retrospectively. Here, we both fix a dodgy filter and display a technique for keeping your cables organised as you do it.

7] More Modulation

We will now add dedicated modulation sources (another LFO and Envelope) to control the filter, thus releasing the originals and giving an enormous number of potential combinations. We also add an oscilloscope for viewing the waveforms being output. You can learn a lot from this, so start by viewing the simplest possible waveforms, gradually adding various modulations.

8] Adding Real-Time Control

One of the most fun things is to use your hardware to control Reaktor so that it feels as if you are working a “proper” hardware synth. You will need a control surface or keyboard with at least one MIDI CC fader/knob. If you have more, you are really sorted! We will also add a custom knob to apply vibrato to both oscillators simultaniously from a single mod wheel.

9] Adding Pulse Width Modulation

PWM is a classic technique of adding life to a sound. In this tutorial, we will implement this and add custom switches to choose the modulation source.

10] Adding FM Capability

We will now go beyond subtractive synthesis and give our synth FM capability- a new kind of synthesis. Cross modulation is also implemented. The sonic palette just got MUCH bigger!

11] Adding Hard Sync
For the next audio rate modulation, we will add a Hard Sync capability.

12] Adding a Step Sequencer

Next, we will now add a step sequencer which will modulate cut-off
frequency with user defined steps, in time with your track. NB this is
now beyond the minimum requirement for MT1’s Assignment 4- it just might be
fun though, and there is no reason not to implement it in that work!



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