Sehktar

Physically modeled Sitar

(165 Votes)
1.2 (Updated 14 years ago)
611.6kB
June 29, 2005
Reaktor 5 or lower

DESCRIPTION

My first R5 ensemble! This is a physically modeled Sitar. Sounds pretty good to my ears, especially at high sampling rates (tip: for any physical model use as high a sampling rate as your computer can handle). I have provided a short mp3 snippet so you can hear what it sounds like if you don't have R5 yet. If it sounds out of tune, it is due to your Westernized ears!

COMMENTS  (25)

Mark Steiner
5 months ago
killer good
bart thienpont
4 years ago
goodness gracious me !!!
chris scott
6 years ago
Yep, works a treat with Win7. Impressive work again. Thanks.
chris scott
6 years ago
I'm stunned that a James Clark ens should be this glitchy, it sounds truly awful at 44100Hz and bloody awful at 88200Hz and then I get processor overload (12 out of 2800 reaktor ens do this on my XP). However all is not lost, I now have Win7 and will try it on there.
steven bartlett
7 years ago
fantastic. the presets and scales are fascinating and the sound is unique. your skill leaves me envious and inspired. any chance of a physically modelled harmonica, go on i bet you could :o)
Robin Barklis
11 years ago
what a great idea - thank you.
David Lewin
11 years ago
My first downloaded ensemble from the user library (I installed Reaktor 5 for the first time last week) - are they all as good as this ?
Brian Whistler
12 years ago
I get an error message when I try to unstuff it
Evan Schiller
13 years ago
eggggggseelllllleeeeeeennnnnnnnnnnnttttttttt!!!!!
Dragan Jovanovic
13 years ago
Wow !!! Thanx for that Mistah James ! It sounds VERY reallistic...LOVE !!! Can you (or someone else...) make something like the SCULPTURE Synth in Logic 7 ? I´ve heard some sounds from that Synth and they blow me away !!! And you Mistah James Clark seems to be the man who can make something like that in R5...(my English is just Shool English) Regards & Thanx again Dragan Jovanovic
Del Burrough
13 years ago
Makes me want to go and buy a curry!! Great sound. Well done
Daniel Urbanetz
13 years ago
Absolut genial! Respekt!
rainer Ehrenberg
13 years ago
Marvellous and wonderful.Ich wußte es nicht, aber ich habe seit langer Zeit nach diesem Instrument gesucht. Danke sehr! Nun will ich wieder diesen excellenten KLängen lauschen. Rainer
James Clark
13 years ago
Hi Chris, your problem must be a Mac thing. On my 1.2GHz Pentium4 I can run at 88200 sampling rate with 60% processor utilization. It also works fine at 44100 on my 800 MHz Thinkpad laptop. And Sagar, no, there isn't a R4 version.
Chris Eccles
13 years ago
Tried this and it kills my CPU at anything over 44100 in standalone ! I have 2x1GHz on a G4 (altivec) which will run dozens of other Reaktor ensembles in a Logic track, so I don't have a "weak" Mac ! Previous comments about doing much more in Core seem to make sense. Personally, I have both Sitar samples and a number of good synthetic emulations of the Sitar, none of which clobber my processor like this beast does. Some of the notes have a fraggled kind of distortion at 44100 which disappears at 22050 but at that SR, of course, the sound is shite.
Sagar Desai
13 years ago
is there a reaktor 4 version?
Red Wierenga
14 years ago
Dana, did you check out the pdf?
Dana Woodaman
14 years ago
this is great, but some explanation of what the idea is behind the controls, for those of us who know little about Indian music making, would be most appreciated!
hell woooda
14 years ago
this is so absolutely cool, raga 'solfeggio' and all, nice graphix too
Nathan Ramella
14 years ago
You are a super duper sound reproducer.
Greg Sterling
14 years ago
It actually didn't sound out of tune so much as some notes seemed a little 'distorted' to me, I'll have to ask some of my Indian coworkers what they think about the sound though. With my limited experience with Sitars it does fool me at least ;)
Greg Sterling
14 years ago
Quite amazing... I was skeptical that 88000khz would make a difference, but it is much sweeter. I am definitely curious to take a look under the hood to see how you put a few of the pieces together.
Red Wierenga
14 years ago
Nice sound. I'm going to experiment with various ragas. Keep up the physical modelling stuff. I wonder if converting some of the structure to core would save some CPU. Also, might you be able to do a tambura/sruti box? Thanks for your work.
Marcel Minderhoud
14 years ago
Nice design, sounds superb.
gabriel mulzer
14 years ago
sounds excellent
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