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Modular Synthesis with Reaktor

Lesson 24 of 26

Grain Pitchformer

 

Modular Synthesis with Reaktor

Lesson 24 of 26

Grain Pitchformer

 

Lesson Info

Grain Pitchformer

And now we're gonna talk about sampler pitch, former pitch, former, even more ports. But we've seen a lot of these before again. Our gate attached to gate, no pitch attached. A note pitch select attached to select. Oh, I forgot to export my map last time. Uh, that's my fault. My bad. I'll make it happen again. That's why you do it. That's why you export your maps. And when you make changes to maps, you export them again. Okay, so sample, start and loop start that stuff still going on so length there's loop length attach link to the front end. Then we have speed, which we are already had ready to go. Then we have something called for mint shift. So I'm gonna create a control for Foreman shift. So there is a reason why when I sing a note and my wife sings a note, we sound different. And part of it's because even though we're seeing seeing the same note, there are these strange overtones and and stuff about our vowels that sound different because she's female and a male. Um, what we can d...

o with pitch former is we can actually change the characteristic of this for months and move them around. Just kind of interesting. So let's see. I'll see about importing something into this map. Uh huh. Let's do to acquire sound. Oh, I don't have the, uh yeah. New the excess orchestral choir church choir. Choose one of these there. Yeah, way, way. That's why we're changing Foreman shift? Uh, no. Go back. And I'll import the loopy thing that we did. It's reactor sample maps loopy, stuffy, and I want to get rid of require sample that I just had remove. Okay. Oh, we also I forget to I forgot to say that we started it 60 because that's where we're, uh there we go. Now you'll note, no matter what I have selected, it's playing a chord. It's almost like a vocoder. I was gonna type one here so you can take it. It's basically a vocoder, basically can take anything in, and then it creates this. It kind of extrapolates using filters. It's creating pitches for each key that you hit, so you can literally feed it anything. So I love this is a sign design tool to, you know, you can take drum loops and turn them into pads? Yes, just a lot of fun. So that's pitch former. That's the next of the granular sense. They're samplers, granular samplers. I am going to export my sample map this time. Export, including audio data. Loopy, stuffy save. Replace good.

Class Description

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: 

Reaktor Basics: 

  • Working with Ensembles, Instruments, Macros and Modules 
  • Oscillators, filters and amplifiers 
  • Parameters like pitch, wave type, filters, resonance and cutoff 
  • Linear and event messages 
Additive Synthesis: 

  • Creating a partial with math modules 
  • Working with amplifiers and modulators 
FM Synthesis: 

  • 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 
Sampling: 

  • Different types of samplers: FM, Loop, Grain 
  • Creating sample maps 
  • Creating hybrid synths 
Reaktor doesn’t have to be overwhelming, David will help you overcome the fear of Reaktor’s complexity and unlock its potential.  

Reviews

a Creativelive Student
 

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.

a Creativelive Student
 

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!