Europa SF

Icy Digital Drawbars

(16 Votes)
Brett
1 (Updated 3 years ago)
6.8MB
June 01, 2016
Reaktor 6

DESCRIPTION

The Synesthetic tribes of Jupiter like to get away and "chill" for the summer, so they hop on board a party-bus to Europa, where they can relax and enjoy the beautiful soundscapes.

Building giant amphitheater snow forts is one favorite activity, but most just sit back with a frosty beverage, enjoy the view, and revel in the joys of hearing.

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Europa SF is a drawbar organ emulation made from blocks that were heavily modified to achieve a consistently cold and digital sound.

This is a duophonic ensemble which uses a keyboard split to gain separate control of its oscillators. Adjust the 'Split' parameter to determine the note at which this divide occurs.

It features eight macro parameters which control the modulation, and a few additional effects for variety.

50 snapshots are included to demonstrate its capabilities.

Please let me know how you like it! Any questions or suggestions are also welcomed.

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Thanks to Cal Scott for giving me the awesome background art!

Be sure to check out his new creation, "The Shrine of Complexity," which he released on the Reaktor Forums!

Find it here: https://www.native-instruments.com/forum/threads/shrine-of-complexity.270999/

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Also thanks to Sandy Small for the Chorus effect used, and Stephen Schmitt for the Metaverb macro.

COMMENTS  (14)

Brett
2 years ago
Thank you very much.
Hristo Gospodinov
2 years ago
The demo music here is fantastic :)
Scott Bremner
3 years ago
Fantastic sounds found deep in here !!
Stanley Magendanz
3 years ago
Fantastic! Thank you :)
Brett
3 years ago
Some ideas were gained here, an interesting read: http://www.soundonsound.com/sos/nov03/articles/synthsecrets.htm
Brett
3 years ago
Oscillator 2 also has a vibrato effect activated by the mod wheel.
Brett
3 years ago
A couple extra notes: Boutique Oscillator 5's internal lowpass filter had its frequency raised, and its harmonic oscillator re-purposed into a shimmer delay. Its A/B modulation uses phase shifted LFOs, so the separate gain controls can be modulated in alternating patterns. I also used custom settings for the West Coast LPG's vactrol circuit. It has the same attack as the normal "Snappy" mode, but the decay of "Smooth." The 'Pluck' effect occurs after the end of the envelope's attack phase, so an organ type note-on click can be attempted.
Brett
3 years ago
I'm glad people like the split idea, I think I'm doing it with my next as well.
CAL SCOTT
3 years ago
yeah... great idea the split feature and super-cool frozen sounds, thanks!
Brett
3 years ago
Thanks, everybody. I'm glad it's "cool"
Paul Weber
3 years ago
N'ice stuff :-))))
Fedor Mihailovich
3 years ago
Thanx, Brett, very clever and interesting duophonic scheme and practical realization - please, more of such not-so-glitch-FX-abstract synths in the future ;)
Lowe Zwei
3 years ago
Such cool and interesting sounds!
Lowe Zwei
3 years ago
Wow!! Absolutely brilliant!! Thanks Brett!
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