Newscool Life MIDI-Sequencer v1.2

Uses the Newscool life-sequencer to send MIDI-notes

(16 Votes)
1.2 (Updated 2 years ago)
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November 29, 2016
Reaktor 6
Instrument Sequencer

DESCRIPTION

This ensemble is intended to provide creative input for melodies and drum-/percussion-lines.

The factory ensemble Newscool has an awesome sequencer, which "is based on the Life model developed by John Conway in the 1970s" (Library man.). In the original ensemble this sequencer generates up to 8 trigger-signals which are then used by the internal sound-engine with its 8 separate generators.

In this ensemble the 8 trigger signals are converted into MIDI-note-messages with free note- and velocity-values. This can be used to create arpeggios with other synths or to be fed into other drum-machines.

The different note-values are derived from a base-key. This key can be set fix or taken from the last MIDI-note. This enables this sequencer to be used as monophonic Arpeggiator.

Use this ensemble within another DAW or in combination with other instruments.

v1.2: Introduces automatic Random-mode. Whenever the sequencer restarts the pattern the selected parameters are randomized. This is especially useful when using several instances of the MidiTrigger-instrument to drive other instruments. But be careful: only one life-sequencer per ensemble will work properly.

v1.1: Fixed issues with the initialization. Now the randomizer works also in standalone with other Reaktor instruments. If used within a DAW disabling the Reaktor engine will no not lead into loosing the current parameter-states.

v1.0.1: Re-created and re-uploaded. There are now two ensembles within the package. One with the randomizer and one without.

v1.0: The trigger for each MIDI-note can be assigned individually allowing to send chords on a single trigger. Added randomizer-functionality for velocity, pitch, active-state and assigned trigger. Fixed hanging of notes when changing the pitch or the active state of single/all notes.
Known bugs: Notes will still hang when changing the preset while the sequencer is playing.

v0.2: Updated GUI, added trigger-indicators (not visible in view B in case of too much blinking), added demos (every part was generated using this ensemble)

COMMENTS  (18)

Illford
4 months ago
I really enjoy this sequencer. Especially when hooked up to another sequencer via midi input. Your effort is appreciated.
d simp
6 months ago
figured it out lol
d simp
6 months ago
Hi, im currently using Reaktor 6 player and the Newscool sequencer wont load, anyone had this issue. i keep getting "reaktor factory library not yet registered"
Thomas Starke
1 year ago
@Alex: Sorry for the late reply. This is not possible with considerable effort. It is possible though. With an upcoming version I will add an external trigger-mode using standard block gates as possible source.
Alex Braga
1 year ago
Hi Thomas, thank you for this incredible tool. A stupid question : is there a way to control it with a step sequencer triggered by midi notes? I would like to be able to divide the groove into steps (8x 16 x 32x 64x) and trigger each step with a note. is there a way? thanks
Jamie Salmon
1 year ago
Was going to attempt getting midi out of Newscool myself. This just saved me a huge job :D
Thomas Starke
1 year ago
@Olivio: Sorry, but I don't own Maschine, only Live and Cube. With those DAWs I do it the following way: (1) Add Reaktor as instrument loading this ensemble. (2) For the instrument that shall receive the data I select Reaktor as MIDI-Source. If you have already used Spiral within Maschine, then it is the same procedure.
Olivio Sarikas
1 year ago
Any idea how i could use this to control synths in Maschine?
Mary Jean-Philippe
1 year ago
Lots of possibilities!!! Good Stuff!!!****
Thomas Starke
2 years ago
Omar: Is this only related to this ensemble? What exactly is asked to activate? Please check the box right under the Reaktor 6 icon/name. There should be something like 'Use ... in Demo mode'. I think I have an idea as to why. During creation I have used some commercial ensembles to test the sequencer. Maybe the copyright-protection was carried over into this ensemble.
Omar Misa
2 years ago
Weirdly, when i load this ensemble i get a splash screen advising me to 'Buy', 'Activate' or run Reaktor 6 in 'Demo' mode?!?!
Jim Buttonshaw
2 years ago
Thanks Thomas. I've used Mike Clarke's Midi Humanizer in some midi sequencer projects I've done to randomize midi timing and velocity. This ensemble may benefit from this approach, I've already added to my version.
David Coffin
2 years ago
Fixed, thanks!
Eduard Rojas
2 years ago
404 not found_
Greg Killmaster
2 years ago
I'm getting "404 Not Found" when I try and download...
Greg Killmaster
2 years ago
Thank you Thomas! got it working and love it!
Thomas Starke
2 years ago
@Greg: You add an instrument and connect the outputs. In the properties of the MidiTrigger instrument under 'Connect' you select in MIDI OUT -> Internal -> Synthesizer. For the synthesizer you now check in MIDI IN -> Internal there should be a check-mark next to 'MidiTrigger' and the synthesizer should receive the MIDI-data.
Greg Killmaster
2 years ago
How do I hook this up to an instrument in Reaktor stand alone? I've tried connecting it to Carbon 2 with no luck... thanks!
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