A Tribute to Jon Gomm

(23 Votes)
upload 4 (Updated 2 years ago)
January 21, 2019
Reaktor 6
Other Test Area


dirty content in a clean surrounding

the audio example was recorded in reaktor standalone just driving one instane of car+ with 8 voices. no additional fx. i have only normalised the recording to -3db and converted into mp3.
stuff like this will just flow out of your speakers, lean back and have a nice sunday.

Main Ensemble/starting base (thanks to Matthias Schertler):

thanks to vadim @NI for taking the time to teach us some ZDF/Filter stuff.
it dropped me out in seconds after opening the "VA Filter". but my brain has recognized the feedback loop...
some days later i started to experiment with karplus strong setups (matthias' upload). as i saw his delay/feedbackloop and especial the positioning of delay and filters, i saw the VA Filter loop again :P
so i had to put a delay into a zero delay feedback circuit. yes even if it seem to make no sense...

i still don`t have any idea of this ZDF stuff nor (digital) filter design.
starting base was the VA Filter from the library. i have deleted not needed stuff and started experimenting in a unknown field.
maybe everything is just wrong :)

that karplus ZDF is now independat to matthias karplus circuit.
Matthias uses a feedback amount range from .99 to .999 while the ZDF can go from 0.7 to 1.1
this allows to generate short plucks, as well as endless feedbacks going extreme.
(added a extended range selector below feedback knob)

have fun exploring karplus

thanks to chet singer in general (picked your plug position idea/macro from geetar), which works similar but somehow sounds different in ZDF.

new in vers test1h:
-SatL has now a knob
-some new snaps

the combination of high pass cutoff + HP amount + SatL can act like damping, but without (or way less) pitch down effect while sounding more open than the usual low pass solution (alone) in karplus strong circuits.
applying them all slightly instead of going extreme with one of them (the low pass usually) seem to keep the pitch more stable overall.

vers test2:

thanks to antonio blanca for the awesome nod-e firing this setup. just perfect.

update test3:
-we lost some things
-scale correction transpose does not work yet
- ignore any block A/B modulations. them are only there to remeber me removing them
- read tooltips. especial the macro header of the grown flageolettorium
- give feedback
thanks and enjoy a "small" update.
next step will be resetting the pitch "buffers" on snap change / panik button.
atm you can reset everything by switching the audio engine on/off
THANKS TO COLUGO_ for the scale pro!

test 3b.
added the missing pitch reset. button + automatic on snapshot.

upload 4:
Latest version.
not everything is fixed (scale correction shifting etc wasnt touched yet).
new stuff:
-polyphonic equinox deluxe chorus (thanks to colin for the hint, pretty CPU friendly!)
-polyphonic barberpole flanger (yes it hits your CPU hard)
-monophonic barberpole phaser (just FX)
-polyphonic filter section with several filter to chose from (SVF Paul will hit your CPU)
-constant noise injection (primary noise osc -> upper left knob called "Ampl")
-contsant noise injection inside the feedback circuit (Core different seed per voice)
-bit reduction inside the feedback circuit (it raises the volume a lot... things get power/intense)
-flaggeolettorium / Exciter are now a shared stacked macro to switch between
-lots of bugfixes
-more stuff went into the main core
-Slide/glide options
-cleaned up snaps
-exicter can now be feeded by the original (external) pitch info OR by the internal modified pitch
-polyphonic Panorama
-some more stuff i forgot to mention.
- wrote a lot of tooltips

i have used Boscomacs wonderful shimmer verb lately, which is not included.


Thala Estra
2 months ago
sorry Phil, nope.
Phil Price
4 months ago
Is there anyway that this could send out MIDI?
Matthias Schertler
1 year ago
Nice! Good work Thala Estra! Just saw it today. :)
2 years ago
Bravo!! Pretty good!
2 years ago
This guitar accompaniment is great.
Philippe Loiseau
2 years ago
Nice work, some very nice kora like sounds.
michael lancaster
2 years ago
very nice indeed, perfect for node
Greg Killmaster
2 years ago
I love this a lot!! wiw!
Philippe Loiseau
2 years ago
« Driving one instane » : short for insane instance ? :-)
Thala Estra
2 years ago
thanks for the hint, jason!
Jason Chatzilias
2 years ago
there is a really nice video of Richard Devine using this
Thala Estra
2 years ago
delete the hungry sepctrometer and drive car+ at highest samplerate please
Philippe Loiseau
2 years ago
very nice ! Love it !
Thala Estra
2 years ago
thanks and enjoy the new knob!
Catman Dude
2 years ago
Nice, Thala! A very different Karplus Strong instrument from Michael Hetrick's, with lots of controls! Very variable. Excellent work, and thanks.
John Smith
2 years ago
I want a car, you can help with the leasing please?
2 years ago
thank you for downgrade, olli
Thala Estra
2 years ago
should be better now, paule! thanks ;)