Silverwood Tenor Sax

Breath-controlled waveguide-based tenor sax

(12 Votes)
1.0 (Updated 1 year ago)
1017.5kB
August 17, 2018
Reaktor 6

DESCRIPTION

Silverwood Tenor Sax is a waveguide physical model of a Bb tenor sax. It is activated by a wind or breath controller and is monophonic. Its range is from G#2 to E6.

To play in tune the sample rate must be either 44.1 or 48 kHz.

This instrument is breath-controlled and without a wind or breath controller operating on CC2 or CC11 it will make no sound. I'm currently using a TEC breath controller, available at http://www.tecontrol.se/products/usb-midi-breath-controller. It plugs into a USB port and is very nice.

The panel controls include:

• Tuning – Octave, transposition, and fine tuning controls.
• Vibrations – Vibrato, tremolo, flutter tonguing, and growling.
• Model – Breath response speed, noise, punch, reed aperture & stiffness, bore efficiency, and slur timing.
• Modulation – Six MIDI modulation busses with 43 sources and 16 destinations.

COMMENTS  (18)

Frans Dijksman
3 weeks ago
Nice. I use it for on my akai ewi It sounds great.
Daniel Hogan
3 months ago
Nicey
qef qefi
9 months ago
Great. Thank you very much. How about retrigerin notes?
Krypton Council
1 year ago
Many thank yous!
José Vicente Montón Bueno
1 year ago
Thanks again! That worked perfectly.
Chet Singer
1 year ago
Hello José, yes there are six curvature macros in there, one for each modulation bus. I now think that they should be removed. I'll do it myself in the next couple of days. If you don't want to wait for me, drill down into Panel > Silverwood Tenor Sax Ens > Silverwood Tenor Sax > Stacked Mod Busses > Modulation Core and you'll see six Selector macros (one for each bus). Inside each Selector macro is a Sine Smoother macro. Bypass each of those Sine Smoother macros and the responses will be "straight".
José Vicente Montón Bueno
1 year ago
Thank you so much for this! I've been using your original Silverwood plugin for a long time now, and it works great with the Eigenharp Pico, so it was nice to find out about this new version. I have a question, though. In the original Silverwood plugin, you could set up the pitch modulation to different modes (straight, steep...). Is there a way to set up the pitch modulation response to straight in this plugin? Because right now it seems that it has curved response, and the Eigenharp sends pitch changes with a held note as a bend with a straight curve, so it can't be controlled properly.
Stephen Wey
1 year ago
Unbelievable! Thanks
ZooTooK
1 year ago
Very impressive... jaw droppingly good!
windplayer
1 year ago
This is a great tenor sax. Very nice sound! It resembles Mr Sax (Samplemodeling). Therefore it fills a gap because Mr Sax is not available anymore.
Matthew Babineaux
1 year ago
Incredible work as always!!
Matthew Babineaux
1 year ago
Incredible work as always!!
Alex Enkerli
1 year ago
Seriously, this was the music in my head, which couldn’t really get out. It feels so good to play this! https://soundcloud.com/synthbreath/inner-voicing Will probably start using an expression pedal to control growl. Got a MIDI Expression pedal adapter, so that should be easy to do.
Chet Singer
1 year ago
You're welcome, Alex! Thanks much for posting that!
Alex Enkerli
1 year ago
Very satisfying. Thank you so much, Chet! https://soundcloud.com/synthbreath/grassax-grassy2
Chet Singer
1 year ago
Hello Yorgos, it was initially designed to operate at 88/96 kHz, but I received requests to lower it from people who didn't want to run their gear that high. So I lowered it. It does have some hidden tuning tables that I can adjust to run at 88/96 kHz if people really want it.
windplayer
1 year ago
Actually, I am on vacation. But I am looking forward to try this tenor sax, when I am back. Thanks again, Chet!
Yorgos Simeonidis
1 year ago
Is it possible to modify it so that it plays in tune at high sample rates?
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