EMSCHER

polyphonic modular synthesizer

(39 Votes)
herw
2.2 R49 (Updated 1 month ago)
7.1MB
August 16, 2018
Reaktor 6

DESCRIPTION

2019-05-23 Version 2.2 R49
some minor GUI-changes in CHOR, DELAY and REVERB (position of outputs in DELAY and REVERB)
I have renewed the snaps too; please correct the connections from DELAY and REVERB in your snaps. For questions see thread in forum.

2019-05-10 Version 2.2 R48
added p1afff's and Paule's snapshot banks - thanks
corrected few hints

2019-04-30 Version 2.2 R45
smoother for nearly all knobs; thanks to Mark Wadewitz (quietschboy) and Colin Brown (ColB).
SCO 6 (FM) new designed; now harmonic and subharmonic

2018-09-14 Version 1.00 R14
There was a bug with two LFO 2 containers. Had changed one, but forgot the two others, sorry.

2018-09-12 Version 1.00 R13
GEIGER now correctly working
correct link in SCF 3 (core)
correct exponential display in SCO 6 for fix=0

2018-08-26
There was a bug when calculating sinus in ZPO when you use the ZP-Mod very extremly. It wouldn't be good for your ears and loudspeakers. So i changed the calculation from 9th approximation to 7th approximation.

2018-08-16
EMSCHER is an example of a polyphonic modular synthesizer based on modular framework x4.
Modular framework x4 allows you to build your own modular synth in a very simple way.
It is very flexible because you can arrange the containers (means modules in hardware) in your own sequence and position on screen, you can add and delete containers. And you can use onscreen cables.
The structure is made very user friendly (which is the main thing of this concept) as you need only basic knowledge how to connect primary macros (only 1 wire) and core macros (only two wires) so you can build your own special modular synth.
The modular framework 4 will be published next months.

EMSCHER is the first example of this concept. If you are not familiar with its possibilities, please read the short overview and use the hints.

HAVE FUN!

COMMENTS  (17)

Catman Dude
2 months ago
Thank you, Herwig. Wonderful work, for which you should have great recognition!
Philippe Loiseau
2 months ago
Thank you Herw/
herw
9 months ago
hm Profit? i don't think. It was not possible to build another solution because of mining. But it's now nice recultivated. :) I like the Ruhrgebiet.
Arthur Labitzke
9 months ago
Hi Herwig, I highly appreciate that you named your beautiful instrument after the little river in the german Ruhrgebiet that has been abused, polluted and raped for profit for many decades. Thank god they did a lot to recultivate it during the last years. A hooray to the new "old" Emscher!
Maciej Nyczka
10 months ago
@herw - following your work for a long time and I must say - fanstastic ensembles. Thanks for all your amazing stuff!
Mark Wadewitz
10 months ago
Herwig, it is a shame that Emscher did not found it´s place into the second round of the 2018 Ensemble contest! It sounds so analog and it is polyphonic (in opposite to BLOCKS). The years of your hard work seemed not to be considerated by the NI Team, unfortunately. Nevertheless, Go, Herwig, Go! I love the sound.
Colin Brown
10 months ago
Great stuff Herwig !
herw
10 months ago
:) lucky to be back again :) I am working hard to optimise modular framework. Main projects are parameter smoothing and graphic performance (scrolling) for really large modulars. I want to add more snaps to show the possibilities of EMSCHER.
Maciej Nyczka
10 months ago
Herw is back! Thank you :)
Moshe Banano
11 months ago
thanks you herw,
herw
11 months ago
@Moshe Banano There is an example in User Forum („EMSCHER”) how to change EMSCHER. Modular framework x4 (in Forum „modular x framework”) is fully expansible with independent containers :) Later i show you how to build your own containers if wished.
Moshe Banano
11 months ago
its looks like a similar concept to the modular X frame work, can I use its manual on how to fill my own rack with it in the same manner?
herw
11 months ago
@Philippe Loiseau and @Moshe Banano There is all you need, there is only missing a manual how to do it ! modular framework 4 works and is ready. EMSHER is an example.
Trial'N'Error  
11 months ago
Brilliant concept! That's the way Blocks should work cuz patching your modular is a joy.
Philippe Loiseau
11 months ago
Impressive amount of work obviously and result. As Moshe said, looking forward for your upcoming framework.
Moshe Banano
11 months ago
looking forward for the frame work 4, I just come across your modular x frame work not long ago, just love it is a real powerful tool for reaktor thanks for your effort
Christian Huygen
11 months ago
Thank you Herw for all your hard work and generosity in bringing these amazing modular systems to the Reaktor community.
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