Modular Synthesis with Reaktor
with David Earl
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02 Interface Overview and Creating a Basic Synth11:58
Class duration: 5h 13mSee all 26 lessons
About The Class
native instruments reaktor doesn’t have to be overwhelming.
Let’s be real: Native Instruments’ Reaktor can be intimidating at first glance. But behind the complexity is an incredibly powerful modular synthesis environment that can create anything from synthesizers, grooveboxes, and sequencers to sample transformers, sound generators, and effects.
In Reaktor Modular Synthesis with David Earl, you’ll learn how to tweak Reaktor’s 70+ included instruments and make your own from scratch. David is Native Instrument’s product specialist and he knows the software inside and out. He’ll teach:
- Working with Ensembles, Instruments, Macros and Modules
- Oscillators, filters and amplifiers
- Parameters like pitch, wave type, filters, resonance and cutoff
- Linear and event messages
- Creating a partial with math modules
- Working with amplifiers and modulators
- What IS FM synthesis and how does it work?
- Changing partials into operators for FM synthesis
- Creating an approximation of the FM 8 using a mod matrix
- Different types of samplers: FM, Loop, Grain
- Creating sample maps
- Creating hybrid synths
The Structure of Reaktor06:04
Interface Overview and Creating a Basic Synth
David Earl takes you on a tour of the Reaktor interface and shows you how he sets up an Ensemble.11:58
Setting up an LFO14:38
Saving Macros and Instruments06:02
What is Additive Synthesis?13:05
Building an Additive Synth: Harmonic Series10:02
Building an Additive Synth: Pitch and Amp Envelopes10:55
Building an Additive Synth: LFO16:23
Building an Additive Synth: Combining Partials22:01
What is FM Synthesis?07:43
Changing a Partial into an Operator for FM Synthesis18:20
Mod Matrix and Mixers20:37
Troubleshooting Complex Macros10:41
Mixing and Modulating Operators with Mod Matrix14:50
Organizing Macros and FM Synth Review11:31
Working with a Basic Sampler11:19
Closing Thoughts and Final Review05:18
Reaktor Ensembles, Loops, Macros & Sample Maps + Course Slides
100% of students recommend this class.
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This is a GREAT class. I highly recommend it. Reaktor can be intimidating, but little by little he breaks it down. I feel like I have gotten practical use out of it from watching these videos. There is so much to learn here. I have come back multiple times to watch. David Earl is a superior instructor. You will enjoy him. I hope he will do more here.
David Earl (he doesn't care what you call him) is the best! I watched so many tutorials on Reaktor and by his second video I already learned more than the other ones. Thank you!
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