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Forest

Experimental synthesizer for generating sounds of nature using noise colors and sine oscillators

(129 Votes)
2.1 (Updated 9 years ago)
249.0kB
April 18, 2009
Reaktor 5 or lower

DESCRIPTION

“First you must find... another shrubbery! (dramatic chord) Then, when you have found the shrubbery, you must place it here, beside this shrubbery, only slightly higher so you get a two layer effect with a little path running down the middle. ("A path! A path!") Then, you must cut down the mightiest tree in the forrest... with... a herring!”

Monty Python and the Holy Grail (1975)

Forest is tool for ambient makers and people, who like to experiment a lot - with this sound generator your can make almost all nature sounds.

Short manual and description of each module available inside ensemble.

This idea was inspired with previous project - colors of noises.

Aleks

GUI by Horuschild (thanks Jonathan)

Version 2.0: changed GUI, fixed bugs, new interface, new presets, now it eats 2-3 (!) times less CPU.

COMMENTS  (29)

Lars Bo Hermansen
5 years ago
A thing for the arsenal of differnt possibilities. I like small ensemble to do one task. Thanks.
Paul Copeland
5 years ago
Cool. Well done and keep up the great work.
Steve Fitch
7 years ago
This is really great - thought-provoking as to the nature of "Nature," as the sounds are at least evocative and at best quite realistic. BTW, I never have understood why people thought/think Monty Python is funny. Just one of those mysteries, like why people feel the Grateful Dead's music is so "deep." Such things should be supplied with orientation manuals, I suppose.
cyril THIERCELIN
9 years ago
wonderfull
Andrea Angiolelli
9 years ago
just amazing
James McNalley
9 years ago
Very nice! As others have suggested, better labels on the knobs would be nice. It would also be nice to have a paragraph or two of text explaining how it works, or just an artists statement.
Manny Pardeller
10 years ago
Cool and great idea! Compliments!
javier silverio
10 years ago
very nice man... loving the birds and nature one
Aleksandr Smirnov
10 years ago
Hi guys and thanks for your comments! I haven't been here for a while. I want to make updated version of this synth later in summer, so watch it!
Bytechop
10 years ago
thanks, it fills the mighty lake in the forrest ...
Simon D Klapper
10 years ago
I guess it takes some time to know the whole potential of this. I like those unnamed knobs, even better were funny, fictional names on them, so you can get a slight idea what it does, and get it under control more easy! I like it!
Vladimir Frey
10 years ago
Just amazing! Thank you.
Simon Stockhausen
10 years ago
Nice concept!
Aleksandr Smirnov
10 years ago
Anton, I will update this ensemble later, don't have much time to work on it now. It will be more CPU and GUI friendly. So, take a look after some time! Erik & Christian - thanks for feedback!
Christian Del Moral Guti??©rrez
10 years ago
thanks.
Erik Ingmanndsen
10 years ago
Fun will be had with this! Danke!
anton somov
10 years ago
_ good idea, nice sound BUT brutal CPU-loading ( o __ 0 ) .
Phil Durrant
10 years ago
Aleks, all of your uploads are great Library editions. also many thanks for your fantastic contributions to the Reaktor Forum! btw, for anyone at all interested in Sound Art, this is an essential download!
Aleksandr Smirnov
10 years ago
ZooTooK, thanks for your kind feedback! I'm going to develop it further of course, I'm thinking about updating GUI with knob captions as well as making probably loop control or something.
ZooTooK
10 years ago
Cool stuff! I think the GUI could be a bit more inspiring (the picture is great but the knobs are a bit annonumous) but I guess snap randomize is the way. A bit more random control on things like thunder and animal stuff would improve the quality. Overall, a very useful ensemble in a fine Reaktor tradition of ambience instruments!
Aleksandr Smirnov
10 years ago
Oliver, thanks for feedback!
Oliver Saherwala
10 years ago
Very nice, thank you, Aleksandr!
Aleksandr Smirnov
10 years ago
Thanks Joshua! If you're guys up for writing few snaps, I would be very pleased to see them..:)
Joshua Rochowiak
10 years ago
Aleks. you get a ten for bugs and birds alone, thanks for the fun upload.
Aleksandr Smirnov
10 years ago
Thanks for your comments!
Kimmo Kivelä
10 years ago
Works. Really interesting. The noises sound really good, theres interesting deepness with phasing. After few snapshots I had to peek but no, theres no sampler.
Nils Quak
10 years ago
amazingly great. thanks a lot for sharing.
Aleksandr Smirnov
10 years ago
Works now?
Rick Scott
10 years ago
link doesn't work.
now