WHAT IS REAKTOR BLOCKS?
Drop Blocks smoothly into one of 35 pre-programmed preset racks, patch-in and explore the principles of signal flow. Five tutorial racks can guide you through the basics of important synthesis methods such as additive, subtractive, frequency modulation, and amplitude modulation.
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Ready for use with KOMPLETE KONTROL S-Series keyboards and MASCHINE, these patches are the perfect starting points for both music making or for modifying and tweaking to design your own custom synths.
Drive delivers fat synth sounds, with stacked up oscillators from the Bento Box, Boutique, and NI All-Star Blocks families. Lively stereo modulation comes courtesy of Driver while Rounds Delay and Rounds Reverb add an epic touch to the sound.
Duality uses a parallel synth setup featuring the SKF filter for a unique sound character that glides between moody and thoughtful. Digilog Blocks are used to create everything from intricate analog rhythms to powerful melodies and basslines.
Eliane’s West Coast DWG module provides FM-style timbres and smooth growls, shaped by dynamic LPG filters, and coloured by Modern Comb filtering. LFO-triggered melodies interact with spacious delay and reverb, creating melodies and soundscapes.
Kyaraben is speaker-blowingly simple synthesizer that enters FM territory using two Bento Box oscillators. 20 presets showcase a powerful range of monophonic bass and lead sounds that are unashamedly not designed to be versatile.
Showcasing two of the West Coast Blocks in REAKTOR 6, Lumikko captures the classic sound of renowned West Coast monosynths. While using only a small selection of Blocks, it’s capable of producing a wide array of unusual and exciting sounds.
Using modules ported directly from NI’s Monark, Monark Mikro uses Monark OSC, ENV, and FILTER modules to recreate the distinctive sound of the definitive analog monosynth. Great for punchy basses and leads, and snappy percussion.
Motor Beat combines the best of the West Coast family – such as the DWG module and punchy LPG filters – with step-sequencing Bento Box 4 Mods. From wobbling bass to percussive rhythm, Motor Beat captures the funk of Detroit’s finest grooves.
Organ Blaster is a modular twist on the classic organ and synthesizer sound of the 70s. Multiple waveforms from different octaves and harmonic intervals are blended for a warm and harmonic tone while the Modern Paul filter adds saturated vibes.
Quadropolis features four Bento Box 8 Steps sequencers driving four oscillators through a single filter. The result is 30 presets of lively, sequenced sounds, from chiptune to complex arpeggios, each of which could be the backbone of a new track.
Quant FM uses Comb Filter, Modern Paul filter, Bento LFOs, and the 4-channel mixer for complex feedback routing. 25 presets – from grimy analog subs to glassy FM tinkles – show you don’t need sequencers and arpeggiators to make powerful patterns.
Squares piles on three Multiwave OSC Blocks, using pulse-width modulation to provide a distinctive and recognizable timbre. Simple but effective presets provide a ‘who’s who’ of classic stacked-and-detuned-oscillator dance leads.
Like a rather successful silver box from the 80s, Steps is single oscillator synth that uses Bento Box’s 8-Step – a fully-featured step sequencer for controlling rhythm and pitch – to drive a single oscillator through a single filter.
Submotion uses two Bento Box OSC modules and a Bento Box 4 Mods to produce step-modulated timbres, bass sequences, and dark sequences. It’s great for generating rhythmic, animated overtones, as well as classic subtractive synth sounds.
XY is an expressive sequenced synth capable of generative melodies and sonic textures. Discover nearly infinite modulation possibilities via the innovative XY sequencer. It also lets you create deep drone textures and interesting counter melodies.
Shift Run’s Shift Sequencer drives a Duality Oscillator and Boutique Multiwave through a Modern Paul filter. Fun for making sequenced bass, melodic, and percussive lines, and FX. Sequencer lane-independent ranges allow ever-evolving sequences.
Morph Twin uses Morph Filter to make sequenced vowel sounds, basses, and leads. A Bento Box ADSR and Curve Sequencer add precise modulation, while Rounds Delay completes this patch. Vary the sounds with Curve Sequencer’s randomization features.
Dual Gen marries Kodiak’s Duality OSC and Flip Gen. This compact patch uses clever modulation and patching to produce a wide range of monophonic sounds, from basses, leads, and plucks to digital/analog hybrid sounds, SFX, and more.
A beat-making beast, Curve Trax can also create melodic sequences. A Curve Sequencer – with randomization options – and XYS Sequencer create rhythmic gates, modulation, and pitch source. Flip Gen adds noise for percussion, claps, or hats.
Blip showcases a fun use of the Morph Filter module. A Bento Box OSC and Kodiak Flip Gen feed Morph Filter and a West Coast LPG, pinged by a 4 Mods sequencer. Blip is ideal for percussive sounds, melodic or chord sequences, soundscapes, and FX.