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Modular Synthesis with Reaktor

Lesson 8 of 26

Saving Macros and Instruments

 

Modular Synthesis with Reaktor

Lesson 8 of 26

Saving Macros and Instruments

 

Lesson Info

Saving Macros and Instruments

so that when you get it all done, how would you say that is a preset. So so Well, remember, we have ensembles and instruments and madhouse, right? Yeah. So not just how do I save that? How do you say, How do you say all of the all of it? I did all this work. Why would I ever want to do that again? Right now I do it again cause I'm teaching people. But the idea is you wanna build your cool thing, save your cool thing, use it down the road. Right? So let me get this all set here. If I control click on a knob and I say set to default, It goes to it's default value, which is defined in our parameters. And now it's cools. We finally have the tuning capability. So ah, through this down an octave for two. It's anyway, Sam, a lot better. So back to saving go into the structure of you. So we've created we haven't uninstall mint, right? We have an instrument. Uh, well, we start with the ensemble. We haven't ensemble, which contains one instrument, right. We have macron's that we've created, and ...

we've got all these models that have been, like put together. So what we can do is we can select a macro. I have this envelopes macro. If I control click save macro, as I call it, like envelopes preset one or whatever the cool thing about that is now, if I control Click and I go to Mac Rose, I can load it from here now your user library. When? When it's pointed correctly to the user library. It should just show up in the menu under your Mac Rose. So I think I need to Actually, yes, since it says load, it's telling me that in my in my options, I need to make sure that my databases or set up when you first load reactor into your system. Um, I keep all of my stuff on an external drive, and so today I'm when I'm saving stuff. It's not sure where it's saving, cause I don't have the external drive set up when you when you do it default. It goes to user folder, so that's why I wasn't showing up in there. But, um, the other thing, too, is I want to just look when I say save macro as, um so is putting it in documents that's probably under Yeah, Reactor five, Mac Rose Additive. Partial is something that I've created before, so yeah, it's interesting. That's a database issue on my part. When you if you load reactor of you loaded into your system, just stock, you'll be fine. I just because I customize thing a little bit too much here so I can reload the envelopes if I want to. But that's how you would do it on your system. Using macro. Now you can also save the instrument so I can go this instrument and call this, um, many days and that can control, click and save the instrument as but it and it cannot open the file. You have the idea. Yeah. Anyway, it's another database issue that I have to because I customized things will too much. But you can say you can save the instrument and then you can save the ensemble. Now here's the thing. So I have one instrument in my ensemble. If I control click, check it out. I can actually load an instrument like a full instrument into this ensemble, and one of the instruments that they have um, our effects. So if I go to Space Master, too, and let's say that I take my cool since and I go directly into space master, too, and go to my output, let's go to the panel view. So if I was to save my ensemble, my ensemble would now have the instrument with this cool river, right? Yeah. So ensembles air just nuts because it's like a giant rack you can just piling. Just keep piling stuff into, and it's, ah, it's pretty great.

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!