Best of Reaktor User Library august 2.014


Dollar Store Reverb
by Bryan Lake


It sounds like crap. But it only costs a buck


PhaZoR 6
by Laurent Sevestre


Stereo phaser with selectable number of moving notch filters.


Time Toy 2
by Laurent Sevestre


Ultimate combination of delay and reverberation effects:
- Delay
- Advanced reverb with realistic sound
- Chorus
- Flanger
- All possible combinations of previous FX
- A lot of presets



Hyroglyphicus Drums V1.0
by michael o'hagan


An 8 part drum sampler and synthesizer with built in 8 channel sequencer.

!!!Now updated to have swing on each drum part as well as a master swing control for everything!!!

Updated on August 18 2014

Watch the overview videos here:

This is an 8 part drum synthesizer and sampler with samples from 27 classic drum machines
and an 8 part drum synthesis system.

the sequencer has a funk shuffler and remix options as well as an extended FX rack
with tons of modulation options.

special thanks to



by Paule Amca


Based on Accompanist.
Tiny drum machine with eight selectable sample playback units & pataphysicals, simple auto-bass line, incl settings for reverse samples.
Four voice drummer.
Edit your drum patterns with the buttons and save them in your own snap shots!
256 samples:
Perc, hihat/claps, snare and bassdrum.
82 snapshots and drum fx.


Monika Sequencer-Synthesizer
by Robert Sigmuntowsky


Step sequenced monophonic synthesizer

+++ Update 1.4: Light improvement in the LED's for more realistic on/off behaviour. +++

+++Update 1.3: Bugfixing in the "Step Active" switches. Sorry for that, but I wanted Monika ready before Christmas.+++

+++Update 1.2: Adding switch for dry signal to the delay effect+++

+++Note: "Update" 1.1 is not an update. It's like an anomaly in NI's "edit" function - I just forgot the picture of Monika, so the "Update 1.1" is only the submitted image!+++

"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.


Random Molecules
by Bryan Lake


15 Snapshots (all within the key signature) for Salamander Anagram's Molecular Music Box, including a randomize feature that more or less arbitrarily switches between each snapshot. Of course, because of the way the trigger modules receive event data, the randomization doesn't switch between each snapshot perfectly, but I found this actually creates some happy little accidents.

Don't worry, it all stays within whatever scale you're using, so it doesn't get all chromatic on you. I've currently got it plugged into Boscomac's Air Piano ensemble just to give you a quick example of what this puppy can do.

Press play. Sit back. Now relax. You're welcome.



A Scanner Darkly
by Jim Hurley


128 Skanner snapshots

Stephan Schmitt's new Christmas present with 12 custom waves and 128 new snapshots.

The title is from Philip K. Dick's 1977 sci-fi novel; which is a paraphrase from 1 Corinthians 13.


Big Pappa
by Bryan Lake


16-Voice Unison Pulse Width Modulation

This might not be the most versatile instrument, but when you want big fat pulse width modulation -- that doesn't sound like crap -- Big Pappa has it where it counts. Under the hood, we have 16 unison voices spread evenly apart in the stereo field with a few added bells and whistles in the mixer macro to intensify the panoramic effect.

I've noticed that taking clever little shortcuts with brainy unison engines might help economize an instrument, but it just doesn't sound the same as a good hardware synth that specializes in that fat, detuned unison sound. So, I hooked everything up the old fashioned way. Yep, there are actually 16 pulse wave oscillators in there devouring your CPU.

There's just no way around it, folks. If you want that wicked burn, it needs to be happening in real time with real oscillators. Anything less is just uncivilized.


Hyroglyphicus Synth
by michael o'hagan


A Monophonic multimode synthesizer that does almost everything.

Hyroglyphicus Updated to Version 1.2.1 on August 12th 2014

There is a whole new and improved video tutorial series explaining every part of Hyroglyphicus available here...

Several bug fixes have been made as well as several new features added.

the problem with the skywarp X/Y pad not recalling correctly on snapshots has been fixed.

The skywarp follow command behavior has been improved.

A separate folder with the missing samples has been added.

The New features are as follows...

A New improved portamento system compliments of Colin Brown (ColB),
with time and rate options as well as an envelope re-trigger option.

A new and improved master sequencer taken from Step Seq v4.5r by Michael Lancaster.
Has note tie, swing, repeat, step skip, and tuning options.

There is a new master tempo ratio option for 4/1, 2/1, 1/1, 1/2, 1/4
so you can double or half the speed of all tempo synced modulators
without having to manually find and adjust them all individually.

All Modulation sequencers, pattern performers and arpeggiators
now have individual swing parameters with a global swing command.

There is now a multi-output routing section under the master sequencer.


This is Hyroglyphicus, my master creation.

watch the overview and guide videos here.

Its basically a 4 osc multi mode mono synth with 7 selectable oscillator types
and many modulatiuon and FX options.

anolog wavetable
digital wavetable
Waldorf Microwave XT re creation (By Riccardo Ferri)
Additive math based oscillator (Like lazerbass) (By Riccardo Ferri)
A Sample skanner By NI
A Shape oscillator by Salamander Anagram
a 4x4 additive system by salamander anagram.

there are parts in here made by probably 10 different reaktor builders
from oscillator modules to FX systems to the multiple sequencer types.

Thanks to the following reaktor builders.

Salamander Anagram (2 Osc types & some Filters)
Riccardo Ferri(4 Osc Types)
Florian Schwehn (Multi breakpoint distortion shaper)
Vedran Vuk (Note arpeggiators/Seq)
michael lancaster (Step Seq V1.5)
Stephan V(Pattern Performer)

and so many more who's names I don't know.

Thanks to all the reaktor builders in general.

it helps to have a strong CPU as this thing is power hungry.

It was built on a 2008 macbook 2.1 ghz core 2 duo and some snapshots run as high as %50 cpu.

there are over 450 snapshots included.


by Donald Phillips


Modular Synth

PongX is a collection of 64 modules that can connected together
in a nearly infinite number of ways.
You can add modules to the interface, drag them around,
and attach them to each other using the mouse.

To create a module, click the 'Add New' button, choose a module, then click anywhere on the interface.
To connect to other modules, simply click and drag from the outputs/inputs.
To delete connections, right click on the inputs.
To delete modules, right click on the module name.

It takes a while to learn all of the weird nuances of this system.

PongX is an ensemble that was written a few years back.
Initially I meant to fix up several aspects of it,
but at this point I'm so far removed from the codebase
that doing any more work seems unlikely.

A video showing basic operations in available here:

PongX is Reaktor 5.9, by salamanderanagram


Pure T3be
by Anders Haugen


Simple synth based on vocal synthesis

Pure T3be is a simplification and upgrade of my old Tube synth. Spotting a new GUI, an VOSIM oscillator, a simplified Vocal-Tract Synthesis filter and a smooth HP filter, Pure T3be seek the foundation of vocal based synthesis for ordinary leads, bass and pads. It can as well be used as a sound effect, either standalone or blended in with the oscillator.

As this is based upon physical modelling of a variable tube form, serious feedback issues may naturally arise and one should use it with care and a steady hand on the gain control.

The sound example showcase a bass and a lead from the presets of Pure T3be. The drums in it are made with Steven Slate Drums.


String Machine MkII
by ZooTooK


String machine emulation using Analog Legacy

Here’s an emulation of one of the most popular string machines of the seventies. The appearance is of the Mk4 but the sound is more similar to Mk1 or 2. To be able to reproduce the raspy wave shaped tones of the divide down oscillators at the highest octave I had to set the sample rate to 176kHz. As a consequence using the effect both pedals in stereo mode makes this ensemble a real CPU hog. So if you are strapped of horse powers use only one pedal in mono mode.

Just as with my mono synthesizer Juice 3 I’ve used the Analog Legacy algorithms to imitate the organic vintage sound. And to capture the original charm of the Solina 70s electronic’s I added a bucket of noise to the chorus. So if you find these strings to sound unclean and crackling noisy, that’s the intention. That’s how a BBD based string machine sounds like.

String machines are pretty much a one trick pony with only a handful of controls so either you are captured by the minimalistic characteristic sounds or you get bored and move on. But if you can accept the limitations you do have a universe to explore tweaking the waveform presets, attack, release, bass and the effects while playing.