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Antique

Monophonic Synthesizer With a Nostalgic Theme

(51 Votes)
Brett
4 (Updated 3 years ago)
5.7MB
December 10, 2015
Reaktor 6
Blocks Patches

DESCRIPTION

Wandering a lonely flea market on a rainy day, you come across a relaxed old man selling antique audio gear. Among his ancient stereos, broken guitar amps, and moldy smelling microphones, you find a heavy cardboard box with the name "Poddig" written on the side. Inspecting the contents, you see a variety of old testing equipment, which includes filters, oscillators, and other intriguing modules.

Imagining the epic sound design you could do with these devices, you check the price on the box. It is modest, but still out of reach for the day. Noticing your disappointment, the man speaks. "You like that old stuff? Well, go ahead, take it.. It will be better off with you, than sitting in that box forever." Thanking him, you take the box and rush home, ready to explore the sounds of the past!


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Version 4. It has been a while since I worked on this, so I thought I would come back and give it another look. After the time passed, I gained some objectivity, and was able to make a number of improvements to the ensemble's sound.

I also added 100 new snapshots, divided into two banks. These use brand-new patch making ideas that help to set them apart from the older presets.

Voltage Dreams is a synths expansion, focused on distorted leads that push these old modules to their sonic limits.

Malfunctions is a sound effects bank that is as unpredictable as it is intense.

I hope you like the new updates! Check out the user manual here: https://www.native-instruments.com/forum/threads/antique-user-manual.266547/

COMMENTS  (47)

mancalledclay
1 year ago
so very....THANK YOU!
Sjoerd Wadman
2 years ago
Big thank you! Amazing piece of work and inspiring presets. This will keep me happy for a while
Andrew Madden
2 years ago
10/10 Easily one of the best blocks patch on here! I've done a lot of modifications of my own with this, and I absolutely love how large the snapshot bank is (other creators take note).
Petar Kulić
2 years ago
brilliant!
Brett
3 years ago
Really good tracks. Thanks for sharing the inspiration.
Solar Shaman
3 years ago
...I forgot to say thank this dude for the excellent rhythm program https://www.native-instruments.com/en/reaktor-community/reaktor-user-library/entry/show/3555/
Solar Shaman
3 years ago
You asked for an example, on your synthesizer. Here: https://soundcloud.com/the-solar-shaman/solar-shaman-hangover
Brett
3 years ago
Duplicating the oscillator a few times and then mixing the signal might work. Duplicating the osc would keep its snapshot info
Colin Webber
3 years ago
Am I correct in assuming that using the 4-voice split requires each voice being routed to a single oscillator block? So in theory, one could have 4 instances of the Antique, each driven from a voice - if the CPU can handle it. How would the snapshots be handled in such an arrangement?
Solar Shaman
3 years ago
Spirits and acts of witchery! BIG TNX
Brett
3 years ago
Thanks a lot! I have to admit, I like it too! It's my 'not-so-secret' weapon for synth leads! Thanks again for the kind words, and expect more synths from me!
Bruce Hickey
3 years ago
Thank you Brett! This is one of my very favorite Reaktor ensembles. I'm drawn back to it as a moth to a flame... I just love the sound :)
Brett
3 years ago
Yes, because in the story's timeline, roughly 15 years went by between the initial version and now. So now it's 1987 and the band has afforded some cool new gear! A sequencer and some sweet digital FX will be included at the next gig for sure!
Colin Webber
3 years ago
i wonder if there is a 16 note sequencer behind back seat of the van?
Brett
3 years ago
Thanks guys, have fun making music. More things to come..
gordon ilae
3 years ago
A Journey into Sound and the mind of Brett. Thank you for all of your works of art. Reaktor User Library . A beautiful place to come and get lost in sounds n works of Art. Thank you Mr. Lavallee this is great.
Paule
3 years ago
thanx Brett
Brett
3 years ago
Thank you
Andrew Capon
3 years ago
Wow this is very, very good. A gem.
Brett
3 years ago
Thanks, kind comments keep me going. I would also like to hear any music that anyone has made with this, if possible.
Jason Leiter
3 years ago
This one is quite good, well done.
Brett
3 years ago
Thank you, very glad you like it. Looking forward to your next as well.
Maia Dart
3 years ago
This instrument is dynamite! Such excellent work. The snapshots are very, very nice as well. A+!
Brett
3 years ago
I'm not sure! But David Forrester's '4 Voice Split' block is a cool polyphony option. I'll use it in a future ensemble.
Kimmo Kivelä
3 years ago
Now... how to invent a multi-voice oscillator? :)
Brett
3 years ago
Thank you very much. Please let me know how you like the changes.
Worwell _
3 years ago
This is excellent. I use this and Cal Scott's gen mod quite a bit.
Brett
3 years ago
Thanks a lot, more in the works.
Patrick Osterday
3 years ago
Excellent ensemble and great story! Thanks!
Stefan Knauthe
3 years ago
I love your story...! Looking forward to exploring this, thank you very much...
Brett
3 years ago
The method I suggest for easier patch creation is this: Click each block to bring up it's view properties. Turn off "Show Label" and turn on "Show Snapshots." This gives each block a dropdown menu so it's snapshots can be chosen instantly. Numerous snapshots can be chosen to create a starting point for a new patch.
Brett
3 years ago
Hi guys, thanks for the feedback. I don't think I'm going to officially implement a random function for this ensemble, however if you want to add it yourself, a good randomizer macro can be found within Cal Scott's uploads.
Petty Vendetta
3 years ago
What fun! Enjoying the snaps. Thanks for the gifts Brett.
Thala Estra
3 years ago
lovley ensemble! is there a path randomizer module somewhere? i am just trying to build one, would be really nice if i haven`t to jump into table-technics yet :)
Lafayette Escadrille
3 years ago
Great work here Brett. Could you possibly add a path randomizer ? Aesthete
Brett
3 years ago
Version two upgrades the oscillators with Poddig's new design, corrects the FM sources (greatly improving the sound of the FM,) and adds new snapshots. Thanks again for the encouragement, everyone. I hope you enjoy the update.
Benjamin Poddig
3 years ago
Such a lovely description. Just was wandering along the lonely flea market in mind. And I feel really happy to see these algorithms coming to life.
Bégnon Frédéric
3 years ago
Very nice job, thanks.
Bob Schrei
3 years ago
Beautiful sounds emerge from this. Thank You!
Brett
3 years ago
Thanks a lot for the kind words everyone.
yerry feldstein
3 years ago
my Minimoog cried a little when listening from his jack sockets...thank you!
Greg Killmaster
3 years ago
this is truly great. Has a kind of a new sound I've never heard before. thank you!
CAL SCOTT
3 years ago
Awesome series Brett!
Fedor Mihailovich
3 years ago
Very impressive combiner, Brett :) And I have to add that your latest creative series of "Poddig-style" instruments are awsome and very inspiring!
Brett
3 years ago
Thank you very much.
Kimmo Kivelä
3 years ago
Amazing.
mosaic_
3 years ago
lovely snaps... they have a way of morphing under your fingers.
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