Best of Reaktor User Library October 2.015


Blocks Sound Design Template
by Tornike Zedginidze

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I love templates, when you want to work on new sound or synthesizer, there is no need to start from scratch every time. This template can be a one way of already connected flows. Just open the appropriate macro (FX, Synthesis or Modulation) and add desired modules there.


Drum 1.0
by Michael Hetrick

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This is a triggered drum source. It has a fairly simple signal path, but the ability to receive modulation and process external signals turns this into a percussive brain for your Reaktor patches.

One trigger activates three envelopes: Oscillator amplitude, Noise amplitude, and Oscillator pitch. All three are simple decay envelopes with nearly instant attack.

The left half is the Oscillator. This uses the Bento Box core. The right half is a dual-mode noise source and multi-mode resonant filter. In the center are mixing controls.

Many inputs and outputs are provided, meaning that this can be used for much more than a drum source!

GATE - Triggers the Drum.
Pitch - Standard pitch input when Keyboard mode is on.
FM - External FM
EXT. IN - Optional replacement for internal oscillator
NOISE - Optional replacement for internal noise source (pre-filter)

OUT - The final drum sound will appear here.
NOISE - Noise source, unfiltered.
OSC - Internal Oscillator
OSC ENV - Amplitude envelope for internal oscillator
NOISE ENV - Amplitude envelope for noise source
PITCH ENV - Pitch envelope for internal oscillator


FM - FM Amount for internal oscillator. Has three modes: Exponential, Linear, and Linear thru-zero.
INT/EXT - Replaces the internal oscillator with the signal at the EXT. IN input.
DECAY (Bottom Left) - Envelope length for the oscillator's pitch envelope. The depth of this envelope is controlled by P. ENV.
PITCH - Big blue knob. Controls coarse and fine tuning. Switch to enable Keyboard Mode is on the top-right. When using an external input, this controls the sampling rate of the input.
WAVEFORM - Internal oscillator's waveform. When using an external input, this will wavefold the input.
DECAY - Envelope length for the oscillator's amplitude.
LOG - Logarithmic envelope. Very long initial sustain.
LIN - Linear envelope. Even rolloff from 1 to 0.
EXP - Exponential envelope. Very rapid die-off from maximum value.

XFADE - Crossfade between the noise source and the oscillator.
OUT - Main output level. Does not affect NOISE or OSC outputs.
x1/x2 - Chooses how loud the output can get.

DECAY - Envelope length for the noise source's amplitude
COLOR - Changes the tone of the noise source. When using an external noise source, this will affect the sampling rate.
LFSR - Low frequency shift register noise source. Useful for raw digital sounds.
WHITE - White noise source. Much brighter sounding.
INT/EXT - Replace the internal noise source with the signal present at NOISE input.
CUTOFF - Controls the cutoff of the filter.
LP/HP/BP - Choose between Low-Pass, Band-Pass, and High-Pass filters.
RES - Resonance of the filter
F.ENV - Controls how much the cutoff of the filter is affected by the noise amplitude envelope.


by Dieter Zobel

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Delay, needs external clock



by Jonathan Tremblay

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Chopper is an amplitude-based Side-Chain Compression Emulation effect with:

- BPM Control
- Selectable Internal/External BPM

- Internal Clock
- Width Control
- Depth Control
- Selectable Sync Source

- Envelope
- Attack Control
- Release Control

- Smooth Control

- I/O
- Input Gain
- Output Gain

- 4-Step Sequencer
- Selectable Step Patterns
- On Switch

- Side-Chain Input
- Selectable Side-Chain Source
- Threshold Control
- Side-Chain Input Meter
- Gain Reduction Meter

It's all the fun of side-chain compression, without the hassle of side-chain compression!

As a note: Internal BPM refers to inside the instrument, and External BPM refers to the project BPM.



Expansion #1
by Jonathan Tremblay

SASS-4 Snapshot Bank



Hyroglyphicus Synth 1.3
by michael o'hagan

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Hyroglyphicus Updated to Version 1.3.1 on Saturday October 10th 2015
Go to my youtube channel to see the new features in version 1.3.1

!!!!Warning!!!! - Do not throw out Hyroglyphicus V1.2.4 - !!!!Warning!!!!

I removed several hundred snapshots from V1.3.1 because I was running out of snapshot banks and I needed to make room for more snapshots.
If you have used any snapshots from V1.2.4 in your projects do not throw out V1.2.4 as those same snapshots may not be in V1.3.1.
All snapshots saved as snapshot banks should still import properly in V1.3.1


All sequencers now have Randomize with selectable polarity (-/+).

All arpeggiators now have Randomize with Scale locking options.

The distortion types have been overhauled and improved.*

*Some snapshots may sound differently because of this

Oscillator Amplifier ADSR's now have modulation ability.

The Distortion Rack, Tonal FX Rack and Reverb Rack no longer have a master on/off switch's, all snapshots should still behave and sound the same as before. (Except for some distortion types (Hyperbolic Saturator and Parabolic Saturator specifically)

there are several internal improvements and optimizations

All mod envelopes, LFO's, pattern performers and MBP envelopes now have a selectable re-trigger menu. you can set the modulators to re-trigger from any of the sequencers or from a note in.


by Jonathan Tremblay

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Synth saw based


by adrian lendon

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Basic polysynth capable of solina type sounds