Monophonic multiosc fm Synth + sequencer
I made this ensemble in Reaktor 4 some years ago, i'm still using it a lot, can't live without it seriously!! ;)
I've made a little revision for Reaktor5 and also i've filled every knob/button with all informations, if you want to understand it ENABLE TOOLTIPS!!!
Alkesynth is basically a Monophonic Synth with 2+1 oscillators and a Noise Generator. Oscillators Are both Analog and from an Audio Table, you can add new waves recording from itself, or from an external input, or just drawing it with your mouse..
Analog and Digital Oscillators are now switchable to save resources.
Now "Width" slider controls sine par and tri aswell
It has indipendent multi oscillator FM and RingModulator, a declicker, a sync Delay and a Sync LFO.
Distortion Macro is a modified version taken from "blue matrix".
Internal sequencer has 1 table for writing melodies plus 2 other assignable control tables.
There's another Special Table that you can use in 3 modes (c-64, melody and time offset).
You can control the synth by an external midi if you want, bypassing all tables, just press "Ext midi" button, or else you can write your sequence directly on tables, just press "rec mode" button. You can use it also as sequencer to control other vst/ensembles and/or instruments.
There's a custom made randomizer for all tables with some rules for the notes, trying to get harmonic randomizations.
Notes about Global Randomizing: I have excluded from randomizing the following objects: all "seq" & "length" knobs, all "random" macro, "ext Midi", "rec Mode", "Ext Wave", "rec" Buttons, "digit/anal", "dist SW", "on" Switches, "Master", "tune", "fine tune", "time offset" and "time tuning" Knobs.
Big update!!! New Features/Changes:
-Fixed random issue, now it randoms legatoes as expected
-Optimized Random and internal gate/sync
-Changed all sequencers, totally new, with zoom and loop functions, all sequencers can be extended to up to 128 steps,you can copy/paste between snapshots and all tables are snapshot dependant now, (so you can save snapshot banks end export, no need to save the whole ensemble anymore) you need a 2 button mouse at least to use zoom and loop ability
-Fixed an issue that gives unwanted notes when using it as Midiplayer with "time offset" table enabled
-Sequencer doesn't play a legato note anymore if the one before is a muted one
-Changed timing macro, it's more precise and measured in ms
-New 3 Stage Envelope for Amplitude with display, note that for avoid clicks you have to set a very short attack (1 or 2 ms) and very short release aswell (and gate length to about 98%).
-Improved Delay,changed hp/lp filter (it should not go in feedback with very high hp value anymore) added a Tape effect knob, a new Sequencer also for delay value and some related buttons/knobs.
-Added Delay button for table random macro.
-it doesn't fit on a 1024*768 monitor anymore :)
-Midiplayer functionality improved, saving sequences to a DAW should works better aswell.
-Added Random Button and RDN Amount knob, changed some random exclusions (mouseover random button for more info)
-Added a gate length knob, you can use it as Declicker aswell (look presets)
-Added a slidesend button for legato behaviour when used as midi player, with button disabled it should works fine even with polyphonic sounds but all note changes during legatos will be discarted, with button activated it plays slides but it will probably have note off problems with polyphonic sounds.
-Velocity Knob, You can assign this to a table to control Velocity, when Ext Midi is selected this is used to control velocity Amount (1=full range, 0=max Volume/no Velocity)
-Greatly improved tables and lfo destinations, now uses icsends and you can assign tables and lfo to nearly everything, in addition you can see corresponding knob/menu moving.
-Added invert buttons for tables (useful with some destinations)
-Added Alchemy Logo :)
-10 new preset from my friend Galex (thanks!!)
To Do list:
- Add WaveShaper
-due to snapshot dependant tables you cannot open more than 1 Alkesynth simultaneously on the same Ensemble.
I've changed/added some presets with the new features ;)