Audio beautifier - Layering / FX / Pitchshift / Multi-looper

(21 Votes)
Kris Keogh
1.1 (Updated 10 months ago)
March 30, 2017
Reaktor 5 or lower
Effect Multi-Effect


Processed is designed for real-time use, to transform and beautify a live audio input (or pre-recorded samples) via processing, looping, pitch shifting and layering.

I created this ensemble to process my harp playing; to build thick, fluid, glitched and evolving walls of sound from a single, pure sound source. It sounds glitchy, due to the granular pitch shifting. I love it like that, if you cringe at the sound of digital artifacts, this ensemble might not be for you...

You just play a dry signal into it and out comes (hopefully) thick, lush sound. For me, it sounds best with slow melodic/harmonic sound sources, rather than rhythmic source material. That said, do whatever you want, this is the whole point of sharing this ensemble.

Has a switchable Stereo-Out mode for live use or 16-Outs mode for multitracking to your DAW.

Fully documented, 15-page PDF manual included.

v1.1 update - smoothing added to loopers to reduce clicks, tremolo made less woozy, 1.5 beat option added to loop lengths

Indepth web tutorial on using Processed here:

10 years of on/off Reaktor tinkering has gone into this ensemble, plus my new album was created entirely with this ensemble.
Kris Keogh - Processed Harp Works, Volume Two

I'd love to hear things you make with it, enjoy!


2 months ago
I Love the ensemble thx a lot ! But for any reasons I have troubles mapping any parameters with my midi controller, any idea why ?
Brandon Owings
4 months ago
sounds beautiful on guitar - instant robin guthrie.
Jerome Santiago
9 months ago
Your music is beautiful. Thanks for sharing your sound and tools.
Arthur Labitzke
10 months ago
We should establish a design-prize for all the ens/isms presented in this club. I bet this contribution would be the award winning no. 1 for a long long time...:D I also listened to snippets of your music, Kris. Hats off! And concerning the vast possibilities of "processed": It will be a default installation in all the templates I use for my work. Thank you so much! And keep it harping down under...
Kris Keogh
10 months ago
There's an in-depth tutorial blog about the musical uses and the making of this ensemble here:
Kris Keogh
10 months ago
@Ryan, there's a page in the manual that comes in the download dedicated to getting to work with Ableton. hopefully that will help! Good luck!
Kris Keogh
10 months ago
@Nick > Sweet idea to put it on an FX send. That never even crossed my mind, I always use it as the sole instrument in my setup. This is exactly why the Reaktor User Library is so good. Sharing rules!
Der Einmeier
10 months ago
A beauty!!! LUV it!
Nick Dwyer
10 months ago
A thing of beauty. I just used this in Ableton (@Ryan Collings: replace the reverb on SEND A with Reaktor, via Plug-ins/VST/Reaktor 5/6 Effects then load Processed.ens) using a marimba sample. WOW. Trippy and hypnotic and very like a Steve Reich piece. Lovely work @Kris Keogh! Thank you.
Ryan Collings
10 months ago
@Thierry Kitusai How do you get it to work in ableton?
Thierry Kitusai
10 months ago
Just trying in Ableton with flutes, very funny, creative and inspiring, thank you!
Justin Coppock
10 months ago
I look forward to trying this out, I'll be back with a review soon :)
10 months ago
Nice looking and sounding tool. Works great on Rhodes. Thanks