GREY. A Rompler
With synth-like flexibility
GREY is a sample player loaded with 101 synth samples from an iconic 90s synth all ready to deliver a range of essential retro sounds from big pads to LOFI oscillating washes, all via fat basses and hot leads. We fade to grey? The demo thinks not!
￼Apart from the voice sample and the percussion all sounds come from GREY.
GREY COMES PRE-PACKED WITH SIXTY PRESETS SO YOU’LL FIND QUICK AUDIO PLEASURE. WHEN YOU WANT TO GO AND TWEAK YOU’LL ENJOY THE MULTIFACETED CONTROLS, SO MULTIFACETED THERE IS NOW A LIST COMING…
The sample selector has Sample Choice, Volume, Pitch, Random (select), Start-point and Warp(ed Vinyl).
As well as the obvious envelope controls there is a Vinyl FX option which delivers a genuinely random crackle effect created by a Geiger unit.
Next is the 8 Pole Filter with five variables capable of creating rich tonal range. Watch out for the Wobble dial too.
Then come Reverb and Echo (delay), followed by a Compressor. Each of these three FX have a lot of tweakage available.
Last is the LFO section which dials up Rate, Phase, Shape, Sync and Key (note-on trigger).
The best thing about the LFO, and the key to the overall sound of GREY is the routing options. You have:
LFO to Key Velocity, to 8 Pole Filter Balance, to Reverb Size and to Echo Time.
THESE OPTIONS CREATE A VARIETY OF SOUND, RENDERING GREY NO MERE ROMPLER BUT MORE OF A PSEUDO-SYNTH!
CC1 Echo Mix
CC14 Sample Choice
CC15 Sample Vol
CC17 Random Sample Select ( a different sample with each key-press)
CC18 Sample Start-point
CC19 Warp ( a wobbly vinyl effect)
CC20 Master Vol
CC21 LFO Phase
CC22 LFO Rate
CC23 LFO Shape
CC24 Filter Mix
CC26 Reverb Mix
CC28 Filter Wobble
Reaktor View A is a streamlined interface with just the essentials available.
View B is the complete control set.
You can change the sample set using the onboard SAMPLE MAP.
Need advice? Go to the Reaktor 6 Diving Deeper manual and open Chapter 8, page 69 (The Sample Map Editor) for a detailed guide.
Ensure all your samples are set to midi note 60 and the keyboard range is from midi note 0-102 inclusive for the selector dial to operate correctly.
GREY is monophonic and requires the FULL VERSION of Reaktor 6 version 6.3.0 (R26)
If you get “Not a valid Reaktor File” error message please update your Reaktor 6 to Reaktor 6.3.0 (R26) using your Native Access and ensure you open the new version.
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