granular drumbox

(107 Votes)
1.0 (Updated 16 years ago)
January 28, 2005
Reaktor 5 or lower
Instrument Sequencer


a granular drum-machine. consists of a sequenced, 4-voice polyphonic pitchform sampler that feeds into a sequenced granular delay. it is good at making all sorts of blippy electronic sounding rhythms. due to the use of a single polyphonic sampler and delay it is relatively decent cpu-wise (although it does occasionally rise in cpu when the graindelay's randomization and feedback parameters are pushed too high). this ensemble is definantly a work-in-progress and more updates should come but i wanted to upload it now and see if anyone can give me any ideas. thanks to everyone who downloads this! also, please read the read-me text attached in the .zip, and feel free to contact me at the e-mail address provided.


daniel battaglia
16 years ago
to the error report sent by Jurgen Frenz, it is the right file, i just forgot to change the ensembles name from pitchform groovebox to formant box (i figured it wouldnt be too much of a differance anywho)
Andrew Hill
16 years ago
this is really nice. kept me up all last night.
Donovan Stringer
16 years ago
Clean & excellent layout work..The size doesn't bother me too much as I have a high screen res..I agree fx can be scaled down somewhat.. I'm just glad someone else has uploaded & I'm not on top anymore :D
daniel battaglia
16 years ago
hey guys thanks for the advice, i am definantly thnking about reducing the size, and the randomization features as well (the whole delay part needs a major revamp as it seems to make my cpu meter swing up and down a bit too much). im currnetly working on another sequenced synth thing and then its definantly back to updating this. thanks for the positive feedback!
JPaul Morton
16 years ago
all I'd want would be individual mute buttons for each channel so I could mix on the fly. How's about it?
Der Einmeier
16 years ago
it's great, i really like it! yeah, the windows might be a lil' smaller, for sure, great idea, don! well, filters would be nice but i would like to see some multi-outs, several random-buttons for creating sequences as well as sounds and one or two more tracks like on |deadbeats|.ens for including some more patterns (clicks, claps, shakers, open hihat, closed hihat). i also love that MORPH-feature on deadbeats to morph between two snapshops which can cause some pretty interesting results. adding the way of reverb like |kraftverb|.ens might be lovely, on |delivery|.ens i like the way of bitcrush/overdrive sounds to spice 'em up. but, well, hey ... actually, that granular drumbox is VERY nice and i'm happy 'bout upcoming updates!
Don Dailey
16 years ago
Very nice. It generates some very cool sounds. I'm not sure I see the need to have to scroll up and down to see everything. I think the grainFX window could stand to be a little small and the ensemble wouldn't suffer for it. My opinion. Also, I think for an ensemble such as this, it would be nice to be able to do more with filtering. Keep up the great work.