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Big Pappa

16-Voice Unison Pulse Width Modulation

(6 Votes)
Bryan Lake
1.0 (Updated 7 years ago)
43.4kB
August 20, 2014
Reaktor 5 or lower

DESCRIPTION

This might not be the most versatile instrument, but when you want big fat pulse width modulation -- that doesn't sound like crap -- Big Pappa has it where it counts. Under the hood, we have 16 unison voices spread evenly apart in the stereo field with a few added bells and whistles in the mixer macro to intensify the panoramic effect.

I've noticed that taking clever little shortcuts with brainy unison engines might help economize an instrument, but it just doesn't sound the same as a good hardware synth that specializes in that fat, detuned unison sound. So, I hooked everything up the old fashioned way. Yep, there are actually 16 pulse wave oscillators in there devouring your CPU.

There's just no way around it, folks. If you want that wicked burn, it needs to be happening in real time with real oscillators. Anything less is just uncivilized.

COMMENTS  (5)

Bryan Lake
7 years ago
"mac book pro" Yep. That explains it.
Ng Mui
7 years ago
Well, I use a mac book pro early 2013, 2.7 GHz i7 with 8GB 1600 MHz DDR3 Ram, 250GB SSD drive if that helps for reference. ;)
Bryan Lake
7 years ago
Ng Mui said... "3.4 % CPU load @44.1kHz, playing chords with Warm Pad." ^ I guess that's what your CPU meter looks like when you're not using Reaktor on an HP Pavilion. But I'm glad you liked it Ng :)
michael lancaster
7 years ago
Very nice, lushness beyond lushness.Thank you
Ng Mui
7 years ago
3.4 % CPU load @44.1kHz, playing chords with Warm Pad, I wouldn't exactly call that devouring my CPU. Very fat and nice sounding synth indeed. Thanks for sharing Bryan!
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