Best of Reaktor User Library december 2.013


Echo Grease
by Collin Brown

Echo, Delay, Washes, Chorus, Flange, Oscillation Effects. Lube your mix!


This unit can produce a wide veriety of sounds from rich chorus and flanger swirls
through trippy modulated delay washes to extreme interactive sci-fi self oscillation effects.

Use Echo Grease to lube your mix.

There are various improvements over my earlier delay units including:
simplified feedback mixing
tempo sync lock
log/lin controls
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by Riccardo Ferri

loop player - live machine - mixing/remixing ensemble


v 2.0 Changelog

- Fixed an issue with snapshot recall not working properly since Reaktor 5.5.0
- Cabling and turning on/off Reaktor no longer recall a snapshot
- Various minor bugfixes

New Features

- Support for 16000+ samples
- Support for any loop length (eg. 5 16th)
- fill in/out feature for effects/crashes/voices that has to play only before or after a pattern change
- Ability to set the number of samples for each key/song
(so you do not have to remap the samples, just drag and drop and you're done)
- leds for sample start events
- Greatly improved sampler and mixer snapshot management and sync

- new EQ strip for every channel (lp/hp + peak + 2pole lp/hp/bp)
- Optional High quality EQ option with switchfree scalable usage
- Optional Dynamic processor for each channel (switchfree scalable aswell)
- Fake sidechain simulator with assignable amount for each channel and kick follow
- Better reverb with 2 modes (classic NI late diffusion 6/12 stages)
- Support for up to 4 stereo external audio inputs
- Support for up to 2 Extra FX processors
- Smart knobs assignment menu with ability to assign them to every knob in the mixer

- Support for TouchOSC (ipad)

What is D3X?

I’ve made this ensemble to perform live, in the past i was using an akai mpc2000 + yamaha 01v digital mixer. So D3X basically replicates the basic functionalities of this 2 hardwares , it acts as loop player and mixer. The great feature comparing to the hardware counterparts is that here everything is doubled,
so It works like 2 decks and i’ve added a basic dj mixer,
so you can easily choose your tracks order and mix them like a DJ
(you can go out with 2 separate stereo outputs if you prefer to use an external DJ mixer).

The old V1.5 lite that is on Reaktor User Library is not working as expected with the latest reaktor updates
and it’s quite outdated so i’ve made this new version and i’ve greatly improved almost every aspect. I have included also a layout for TouchOSC ready to go for use it with an Ipad (1024*768)
and a midi dump for behringer BCF2000 + BCR2000 (you will need 3 of that to have total control) I currently use an hybrid method, ipad for the decks and behringer BCR2000 for the dj mixer.

Now that Reaktor is 64bit you can load several hours of samples, i currently have more than 48 tracks
on mine with more than 1200 samples and i have only 8GB RAM installed on my laptop.


2 indipendent decks with:
- 16 channel polyphony loop/sample player with basic sequencer
- 16 banks with up to 99 presets for the mixer and 99 patterns for sampler/sequencer
- support for 16000+ samples/loops
- autopitch samples with desired BPM
- 8 channel mixer with his own delay and reverb and an fx rack (ring,rate,and 2p LP)
- dynamic processor for each channel (can be disabled for slower laptops)
- EQ for every channel (lp/hp + peak + 2pole lp/hp/bp)
- High quality EQ strip (can be disabled for slower laptops)
- support for 2 extra fx send/return (put your own ones!)
- support for 4 stereo external inputs (hardware synths/reaktor synths/external vsts/etc..)

DJ mixer with:
- 2 Channels with shared delay and reverb
- Headphones prelisten with solos
- Filter cutoffs hp/lp that can be used simultaneously
- Visual waveform view
- Auto limiter (Waves L1 style) to avoid distortions with his own peak meter
- quick buttons to disable/enable effects and filters
- support for dj booth speakers (monitor out)
- pre-fader selector for both delay and reverb
External controller support
-8 smart knobs assignable to every knob in the mixer
-Support for TouchOSC controller (ipad)
-Support for Behringer bcf/bcr2000 (you can use others but they must be total recallable
(endless knobs/motorized faders)

Sample import edit has been greatly improved and is now much faster to add loops/samples.

Even if there are no switches both the high quality EQ and dynamic processors has been made
in order to save cpu if they are not working, so cpu load will increase depending on how many of them are in use.

Scalability, with an option panel with ability to disable dynamic processor,
HQ eqs and HQ reverb (those are the only switches in the ensembles), and support for 33khz playback.

Dynamic processor is a stripped down version of a multiband compressor i’m working on right now,
i had to remove most of its features in order to save cpu but still can be used to achieve a lot of results.

- To use it full featured you need a really powerful laptop, at least a top category 2009 laptop or newer.
- Mac users should need a more powerful laptop compared to win users
- As reaktor is mainly a single threaded application you need fast clocks,
a second generation core i3 could be good also but it has to be a fast model.
- Reaktor 5.9.0
- 1600*900 resolution in order to see everything - Audio Card with 2 Outputs (4 outs if you want to use headphones
or use an external dj mixer, 6 outs for dj booth monitor also)

-This ensemble should be used with Reaktor Stand-Alone

Go to D3X official page on my blog to download templates for ToucOSC and Behringers
and to find tutorials (only 1 for now)

Official discussion thread here on NI forums


Monika Sequencer-Synthesizer
by Robert Sigmuntowski

Step sequenced monophonic synthesizer


"Monika Sequencer-Synthesizer" combines a simple step sequencer with an also simple monophonic synthesizer.

The special feature of this synthesizer is the ability to fine tune the eight steps individually (micro tuning).
This makes beatless intervals possible.
For acoustic control, the individual steps can be selected separately to tune to a test tone.

The sequencer can be transposed if a MIDI keyboard is connected.



Carbon Modification 3.4
by Alexander

130+ snaps, new filters and a new interface


Well, what is this? A sneak peek at the Reaktor 6 library? Wish it were ...

No, this is essentially a collection of approximately 100 snapshots for my version of the famous Carbon synthesizer by Mike Daliot.
So please don't judge the ensemble in respect to technical innovations, since there are none.
The ensemble's name should not be taken too earnest ... we all hope there will be a Carbon 3 in the near future.

At first let me give some explanations concerning the ensemble structure.
As you can see I changed some filters, replaced the third envelope and added some minor features.
Last but not least I wanted to give the synth a more contemporary look that fits the color scheme of the current version of Reaktor.
Drawing those knobs was no fun ...

Let me add some remarks about the snaps.
In designing the sounds I was curious if it was possible to get more of those warmer,
rich textured analogue-style sounds out of this wonderful piece of software.
A capitalized M following the snapshot name indicates that the respective preset reacts to mod wheel changes.

Hope you like the ensemble. All the best. Alex


Update: Carbon 3.1 available

I decided to bring you some eye candy with the latest revision of my Carbon mod.
I added a virtual keyboard on page A that might be hidden switching to page B.
Remember, by a right click anywhere on the panel you can select page A or B.

Note that the virtual keyboard will react to mouse clicks like the keyboards in Native Instruments’ Kontakt.
The y-position of the mouse on the virtual key determines the velocity
of the respective midi note sent to the sound engine of Carbon.
I considered this feature useful for sound design with no keyboard at hand.
I am well aware that the keyboard is
- although quite comfortable to use
- somewhat too big in respect to the overall design.
I think about correcting that in future versions.

The revision includes other minor improvements and bug fixes as well.


Update: Carbon 3.2 available

Fixed voice allocation.
Uploaded sound clips.


Update: Carbon 3.3 available

Moved snapshots from the ensemble to the instrument.


Update: Carbon 3.4 available

Added a sound bank by Bernd Keil (30 snaps).


Dark Matter
by Steven Bateman

Poly Synth with Modulation


Two osc Poly synth with six LFO's and Six Arps but all locked to certain parameters for ease of use.
Good for a range of thing from
evolving pads to dark basses.
Props to Salamanderanagram for his tutorials, which are always very helpful and inspiring.


Dewanatron Swarmatron
by Trevor Gavilan

Swarmatron Emulation


This is an emulation of the famous cluster synth created by Dewanatron.
Its been redesigned from the previous version with the help of a couple guys.
To everyone who were patient enough to wait...thank you!

Panel by Shawn Guess
Snapshots by Jesse Voccia
Ensemble by Trevor Gavilan.

Follow us: @semisource


Ingrid Ensemble
by Robert Sigmuntowski

String Ensemble


The "Ingrid ensemble" emulates the sound and operation of a classical string ensemble
(also called string machine or string synthesizer) without any samples.
So the three oscillators are phase-lock-looped designed; the ensemble chorus has two LFOs and delays.

I especially want to thank the members omx, lxint and PeterW from the Native Instruments forum.
Without their help the ensemble were not there.

The Ingrid Ensemble takes parts from the Reaktor’s own ensemble "Equinoxe Deluxe“,
re-designed, removed and modified them.


Skrewell multi-outputs
by Julien Bayle

This is a mod for Skrewell sound generator adding multi-output support


It has to be used as VST.
It provides 8 independant channels: one for each Skrewell's oscillator.


by Andreas Sandberg

Analog modelling 4 oscillators


This synthesizer delivers a 4 oscillator sound with LFO- capabilities and LP/BP/HP- filters.
It's great for basses, leads and pads.
A chorus effect is also added, but it can be switched off for a thinner sound.
I would like to thank electrictrumpet for their straightforward online teaching.