Amen Falter v.1.0
updated version of brakbeat re-cycler in the Falter Funk series. This uses the Beatloop Sampler.
The idea was to create an easy to programme breakbeat-looper/recycler that is fun and flexible to use in live real-time situations. There are 2 modes:-
1/ Programming Mode
2/ Playing/Sequencing Mode
This ensemble uses the "scene" idea that I learnt from Martin Brinkmann many years ago. Think of scenes as patches/presets that are independent to Reaktor snaps. the scenes in this ensemble, are based on the scenes structure in Lazyfish's Splitter. In that ensemble, the same knobs are used to programme a number of different scenes.
Use the PRESS ME or MIDI C3 button to select between Programme Mode or Playing Sequencer Mode.
Before you start to programme maybe try the snaps and see/hear a bit how it works.
Programming Mode (Green borders):-
there are 8 scenes selected by the 8 buttons.
start the Reaktor clock, choose a button which will select one of the 8 scenes,
move the 4 knobs (Sample loop start, loop end, pitch and sample select), and the settings for that scene are saved.
choose another scene (by pressing another button) , and any changes to the knobs are saved for that scene.
settings can be copied and pasted to another scene.
remember you need to keep the Reaktor clock playing to hear the loops and how your knob changes, change the sound.
Carry on until you have programmed 8 scenes.
NB! Each Reaktor snap can have a different set of 8 scenes.
Playing/Sequencer Mode (Yellow borders).
The sequencer chooses which of the 8 scenes are played. you can draw in the sequencer to choose the value between 1 to 8.
the sequencer can play any part of a 4 bar sequence, use the Looper to change which part is being looped. This is fun and flexible for live playing. you can loop any of the 4 individual bars, or bars 1 and 2 or 3 and 4, or bars 1-4. the changes are quantized, so that they always start at the beginning of a bar.
There are master controls for sampler pitch and sample selection. these are not saved with the scenes, but are saved with the snaps. These controls are the "masters" for pitch and sample select. the controls in programming mode act as "offsets" for these controls.
there are infos on most of the knobs etc. make sure you have your info icon active.
Please let me know if you understand how this ensemble works, I have kept it simple because I want all users to find it easy to use.
The gui is for this beta version, and is more of a tutorial gui than a sexy final version gui. in fact it does not look sexy at all ;-)
NB! future versions will have 16 scenes, envelope controls (for gaps/silences) and maybe a reverse thing as well.
comments/criticisms/ suggestion/questions are more important than votes.
if you need to ask questions about how this works, please ask
PS thanks to Paul Woodroffe and Bernd Keil for the knobs and all of the other Reaktor builders who I have borrowed from.
PPS it is best to load this ensemble with the Reaktor clock running, as this cures a slight Reset bug which i need to look at ;-)
version updated 4th Nov 2007 has a reverse option. but more importantly, some programming bugs have been fixed.
watch out for official release coming up with more options including volume of slices and LFO