Auralis

It is a... This is a... An experiment... A strange synth that... Grrrr!

(579 Votes)
2.1 (Updated 14 years ago)
43.8kB
August 04, 2003
Reaktor 5 or lower
Instrument Other

DESCRIPTION

Auralis makes richly textured sounds that will be haunting you forever... [Umm, OK, lets try something else] Auralis is an experimental synth that makes all manner of strange sounds and sound effects... [Ah, too boring] Auralis could change up to 50 percent of your life into an anti-ageing dream, without limitation, for only £9.99! [Wow! That sounds great!]

The heart of the synth is basically an osc (or two) going into two delay units (one for each channel) that are modulated at an unusually high frequency rate (most of the time). The heart of the heart of the synth would then be the Micro delay mod, so have a peek in there if you\'re interested.

You can use the Randomize button in the Snapshots window to create snaps, but it\'s not really suited to the Morph function in that window. Nearly all of the snaps have either been made with the Randomize button, and then tweaked, or are based on a previously made snap.

- Fully polyphonic (excluding the effects), so it may be a bit heavy on the CPU. However, I only have a PIII 1GHz.
- Random note player. All the presets have been saved with this player on, so you can just sit back and listen.
- 27 presets
- Reaktor 4.0.2 on PC

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Notes to version 1.1 (should be 1.0a) 22/08/2003:
THIS IS ONLY A SMALL FIX for Reaktor Session users. I got an email from someone saying there was no panel in the ensemble when they opened it. I had forgotten to make the instrument visible on the top (ensemble) level in Reaktor. Grrrr... I don't know whether Reaktor Session users can make it visible themselves, so I just thought I'd upload this little fix.
Note that this version has been saved in Reaktor 4.0.3.005 on PC.
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Note 22/09/2004: Eeek! Seems my so called fix (above) didn't fix anything. Nothing new here. Just the same fix I thought I had uploaded "only" a YEAR ago!!
Did I really forget to double-check the last time?? I don't get it...

Kristian \"anstiKri\" Thom

COMMENTS  (42)

arachnaut
5 years ago
This is still my favorite ensemble. I would suggest that the Reverb knobs Diff, Frq and Depth be changed so that Snap Isolate is turned OFF.
Luca Agneni
5 years ago
Wonderful, very inspirating tool. Thank you! Luca
Dennis Harms
7 years ago
One of my favorites! Simply amazing! Thanks for the upload!
Karel Skakal
8 years ago
Fantastic! Many thanks
Christine Webster
8 years ago
very nice !
Darko Cvijanovic
10 years ago
I actually used this one. Very noisy and interesant.
Julian Ray
11 years ago
Great work! Thanks.
Christopher Soulos
11 years ago
Bubbles? I was steppin' in it!
arachnaut
12 years ago
It is hard to describe these sounds, but some of the presets remind me of a Buchla. Great atmospheres.
Bill Suchecki
13 years ago
Inspiring - great work!
Kari Komppa
14 years ago
Very good random sound generator. I really do like some of the nightmare sound scenes.Great.
Michael Polane
14 years ago
simply, just great!!!
jim jacobsen
14 years ago
brilliant
Shakeeb Alireza
14 years ago
I like this one very much. But it is giving me nightmares. (-;
Lee Ray
14 years ago
Auralis is producing some lovely tones for me (though I am using it without any of the pitch randomness and using the very first preset, so I am exploring...what, 1% of the instrument? Sorry!). I have a newbie question: is it possible to record the moves I make on the 2D controller? I use Orion as a host; it will allow me to select either MIDI CCs or VST parameters for automation. Thanks for a very appealing instrument!
Phil Durrant
14 years ago
james, i think i might agree with you.
James Clark
14 years ago
I think this is my favorite Reaktor ensemble.
Evan Schiller
14 years ago
superb. i don't need me anymore! :)
Jason King
14 years ago
A wonderous creation, and thanks for fixing the fix!
Edward Hipkins
15 years ago
sweet ness my friend
Morten Norbye Halvorsen
15 years ago
right on!!!
Markos Papageorgiou
15 years ago
This is one of the most useful ensembles i have...Such great musical results so easily...It inspired me to make quite a few new tracks, I use it all the time. Thanks so much!
Markos Papageorgiou
15 years ago
Serge Collin
15 years ago
Unique work! I hope to see the reverb effect as a unit that i could use as an insert. Atheus
Kristian Thom
15 years ago
Thank you all for your comments! Glad to hear you had another look, Phil. If I remember correctly, I used the LP4 filter (or a combo) on most of the presets and mixed the filtered signal with a little bit of the clean signal (using the CMix knob). So, if you remove the clean signal completely from the mix, it will have a big impact on the sound and kill the richness in some of the presets.
Phil Durrant
15 years ago
i have had another look at this. it is wonderful. the random note player is really great and frees up your fingers for some sound shaping. great idea for an oscillator and a lovely filter. this is superb.
Peter Ehrlich
16 years ago
koki takai
16 years ago
Phil Durrant
16 years ago
very nice for improvising.
Justin Mokomo
16 years ago
incredible. This is my first ever rating and comment for an ensemble. If i knew about this, I wouldn't have invested in a certain generative tool Brian Eno was promoting a few years ago! Beautiful work. Deeply inspiring. Thanks!
Eric Cook
16 years ago
Very nice, great range of sounds and textures.
chris zippel
16 years ago
doesn't seem to work with reaktor session, os 9.2.2. any ideas?
Kevin Goldsmith
16 years ago
Really amazing, like the note generator as a way to test out stuff.
James Black
16 years ago
Mike Woloszyn
16 years ago
I can just say the same. Very, very, very nice Ensamble!!!!
Kristian Thom
16 years ago
Thanks to all for your comments, some of which are so flattering I just sit here with a silly grin on my face. Glad you like it! Interesting comment, Benjamin, since I clearly remember thinking like "oh, this one clearly needs lots of reverb - wouldn't work without it" for many of the snaps I made! In the Auralis 1 snap (and many others), for example, I consider the reverb to be an important part of the sound, not an added effect. Martijn's reverb has a subtle "beating" or "pulsating" character that I like. How well a sound works, I guess depends on where it is used and how you want to be affected by it and blah, blah... Anyway, thanks for your comment. Must force myself to stop. Interesting questions arise out of your comment... :-)
Norman Wilson
16 years ago
Absolutely beautiful again. Humbling.
Artur Nowak
16 years ago
Some of the presets are truly beautyfull and produce more interesting and ejoyable composition than many composers do :-)
Benjamin Suthers
16 years ago
I like this one. The only thing I'd suggest is removing the reverb. It really doesn't need it (especially with enough polyphony) and it just muddies up those interesting textures.
Thomas Weber
16 years ago
I can't stop listening to the presets... To my ears, they seem to have more musical logic than most randomized creations that I've heard. The colors are fantastic too. I look forward to spending a lot more time playing and playing with this instrument. Thank you for a most enjoyable (and yes, often haunting) synth--definitely deserves the highest rating.
Stefan Knauthe
16 years ago
amazing! my first review...:-) ...cause this is really breathtaking.just let it run and enjoy it.want more presets though...
Rick Scott
16 years ago
very nice! soundtrack in search of eerie movie generator ... ? :-) rachMiel
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