Best of Reaktor User Library december 2008


Gain Riser 6 v1.1
By laurent sevestre


Surround Clean Limiter
Up to 24 dB gain boost with no drawback on the sound quality. It's a cool final limiter requiering very few CPU.


g'Litch v4.3 v1.3
By rick scott



glitch incoming audio.

improved version: better distortion, feedback, pulsation.

Metal Box v3.3
By laurent sevestre


Guitar Amplifier with Speaker
Drive, tone, crunch, screamer/fuzz, and cabinet. From clean and warm to totally destroyed sound. The small size cabinet with low quality setting is really awful. I'm sure you will like it.
The tone stack (Marshall inspired), crunch, scream and cabinet simulation have been reworked. That's my definitive definitive one.

Scream produces 2 & 4 harmonics and Fuzz 3,5,7... harmonics.

With center setting, the Crunch has no action. Crunch adds offset DC to signal, and crossing distortion differently for L & R channels. That simulates the power amplifier defaults.

Quality and size settings control the cabinet sound when the speaker button is engaged.


Sound Shaper v2.1
By laurent sevestre


Dynamic Gain for 8 Bands
Sound Shaper is 8 bands de-expander. You can set the target gain per band. The effective gain per band depends of the band level. A high level in a band means less gain applied. A final limiter keeps things under control.

Sound Shaper adds overall level, hi, bottom, space and center...
The sound becomes closer. You're in the middle of the stage. It's not just signal processing. It's more emotion.
It can be great to rework a mix or a live record. Some basic settings for music are provided.

It's also of great help for tailoring ambiances.

Good to know:
Lowering the input gain and increasing the target gain make the processing more reactive.


TimeToy v1.1
By laurent sevestre


Special FX Reverb
Pre delay, feedback delay, early reflections, and late reverb. The stereo feedback loop can have its input and output plugged at any stage of the signal path. Time Toy can produce a wide range of FX from naturaly sounding reverbs to most craziest delay based special FX. The early reflection section is very helpful to simulate real acoustics.

All settings are now discribed when "Info" is activated in Reaktor.
26 presets are provided. The delay based presets are OK for 120 BPM



Capricorn snaps v1.0
By Don Dailey


Bank of 51 snaps for J. Style's Capricorn synth
A somewhat moody batch of sounds from this new synth made by Jonathan Style.


Some More Capricorn Snaps v1.0
By Bernd Keil


Bank of 40 snaps
for Jonathan Style's synthesizer


SPARK snaps v1.0
By Don Dailey


Snaps for SPARK synth
A set of snaps to compliment the ones that come with Spark.



Capricorn v2.0
By Jonathan Style


standard subtractive synth
Capricorn 2008

I haven’t built a synthesizer for a long time so I thought it might be fun to build one on the way of out of 2008 only to find out how rusty I am at it. For whatever it’s worth here it is. I have done by best to optimize everything but it is still a bit heavy on the CPU when the FX’s are active.

The synthesizer is basically a 2 OSC subtractive, or in other words nothing special. Each osc has a selection of waveforms and 1 sub osc. There is a standard 12/24dB multimode filter and the amp can be configured to work with envelope 2 or a pre-configured envelope that I have called ‘Gate’. The FX section has a saturation unit, delay (a modified version of stereo tap delay from the R5 library), and reverb (a slightly modified version of micro-space from the R5 library).

Panel A & B offer various ways of controlling aspects of the synthesizer. Panel A is the main set of control for designing a sound. Panel B is a short cut page with limited controls; however it has four assignable controls that you can program. I did not program the assignable controls as such assignments are dependant on the equipment that one uses.

I was only able to do 33 snapshots for the synthesizer, yet it is fairly straight forward bread & butter type stuff so it is easy to program a snapshot if the sound of the synth is appealing to you.

Happy New Year and I hope the synth works!

V4 update: I added a chorus effect and changed the knobs for the osc waveforms. I hope it is a bit easier to use now.


Labelmaker Synth v2.0
By Oliver Saherwala


Using J.Styles Labelmaker
Just an example how to use Jonathan Styles Labelmaker.

Press PLAY and try the Snapshots !
Use keyboard keys for different Pitchlevels for the played sequence.

The different letters are translated in Pitch and Gate Signals. SPACE means no Gate Signal. All other Charackters on the keyboard are representing a certain Amount of FM-Modulation.

The Sequence itself is as long as you type in letters, but it is limited to 16 steps!

There are a lot of bugs and Limitations. Just see this as an example how one can use the Labelmaker.

Would be interesting to see other, more sophisticated versions!

As always many thanks to Jonathan Style for his unique contributions to the user library.

6th of Dec

Ok, this is Jonathans new version of the Labelmaker. For a better orientation you have now a courser, a backspace function and just 16 steps to fill in.

In adition to that I put all other things like Direction, Speed, shuffle and Accent on the interface.

It is now converted in a full Sequencer modul and can be easily combined with other instruments. Just connect the Pitch and Gate Terminals like in this example. If you want to use the Amo function for some other Parameters you should make some changes according to the used Values.

For a more interesting sound I've added Space Master 2 to the ensemble.


Monoliner v1.1
By Stephan V.

monophonic retro-style synthesizer
this is a monophonic synthesizer similar to a juno. the instrument has eight voices for fat unison sounds, which can be detuned and spread over the stereo field. the filter is taken from the reaktor 4 version of carbon.
comes with 20 snaps. nothing special, but very low on cpu


Plastikick v5 v2.1
By Jens Michaelis


A simplified Plastikick
Too simple???

The Midi note to trigger is C2...


Rubiter Ate. New version. v1.1
By Robert Solheim


Rubiter Ate polyphonic synthesizer
New version of Rubiter Ate.

Many have contacted me and asked for this, so Cezanne has given me permission to upload it. Was planning on working some more on it, but I don't have time, but I do use it a lot.

This version has a different output/voice structure, it has a phaser and it comes with another bank.