clarkinet

Physically Modeled Clarinet

(101 Votes)
0.3 (Updated 14 years ago)
122.2kB
December 16, 2003
Reaktor 5 or lower

DESCRIPTION

A physically modeled clarinet, with adjustable reed nonlinearity, and 5 separate size-adjustable bore sections. Can make regular smooth clarinet sounds or chaotic squonks.

COMMENTS  (27)

Mark Mcdonald
10 years ago
OMG where have you gone? I just discovered your fantastic work!
arachnaut
11 years ago
Very unique. The reed modeling looks like it required considerable research.
Oliver Saherwala
12 years ago
Nice, very nice !
James Clark
12 years ago
I don't feel insulted!
David Bowes
12 years ago
Insulting you think i should spend my time on this ? Insulting to the beautiful sound of a clarinet ?? Insulting to the ability of reaktor ??? Insulting to the great talent of Mr.clark ????
Del Burrough
13 years ago
Excellent sound. Much better than anything I have found in my other software.
Jan Hobrack
13 years ago
love this thing! there should be more approaches in proper physical modelling. there's an army of donkeys coming out of my speakers. IE-AHH!
David Kennedy
13 years ago
Neat ensemble that allows us to emulate Jimmy Giuffre from his Free Fall album (1963). Thank you.
Evan Schiller
14 years ago
good, man!
James Clark
15 years ago
What do you mean by the octave not being correct? Is it that the tuning is incorrect at higher notes?
pierre foldes
15 years ago
i think it sounds amazing on many aspects, especially experimental clarinet sounds, too bad i can't get the octave to be correct, i wonder if there's anything you can do about this? anyway, thanks
Rob Klippel
15 years ago
I have now had a chance to play around with this a bit.... (downloaded it 12-26-03 as referenced above) and it has been very useful for some of my current experimental music (which has recently featured live reed instruments combined with clarkinet segments)... ... ... sure it doesn't actually sound like a real clarinet and it's true that it's a one trick pony.... but it's a wildly pretty and very useful pony.... and the fact that it doesn't sound exactly like a clarinet has actually been a very good thing for my uses, it's like a full, rich, and slightly drunk cousin to the real thing.... excellent and indispensable to my studio.... THANKS
Cliff Douse
15 years ago
It doesn't sound as close to a clarinet as I expected after reading several of the earlier comments from R4 users. I like the effects, though! :-)
15 years ago
Rob Klippel
15 years ago
Mark Bonnington
15 years ago
The closest I've heard from an analog synth, unfortunately still a good distance from the real thing. Clarinets are painfully difficult to reproduce, so I can appreciate how much effort it must have taken. Keep up the good work!
Jürgen Heimüller
15 years ago
Very impressive! I just wondered if you could add a "legato" mode (I get clicks when I set voices to 1 and play legato). and would it be possible to control the breath with a midi controller rather than velocity?
marcos sawosky
15 years ago
This is great! Thank you very much! I love the Clam snap, sounds like the real things.
Phil Durrant
15 years ago
thanks james for fixing this. i hardly ever hook up a MIDI keyboard to reaktor. btw, this is fantastic. you can get everything from normal clarinet to multiphonics and biting on the reed sounds. james your stuff is always excellent and pushes the envelope. keep them coming.
James Clark
15 years ago
Thanks for finding the problem Phil. I was being stupid there. I have uploaded a fixed version, which should work with the computer keyboard.
Thomas Weber
15 years ago
Excellent sleuthing, Phil! Terrific sounding instrument, James! Yes, I originally was just testing the ensemble with my computer keyboard, but all seems fine with my MIDI keyboard.
Phil Durrant
15 years ago
james, i have found out where the problem lies. it is the Vel. Amt. macro inside "excitation". if you play the .ens from a computer keyboard (no change in velocity) you get the problem. i connected the date to the trig inputs of the Env and i had sound and great sound it was to.
Brian Forge
15 years ago
This works fine for me...excellent...
Phil Durrant
15 years ago
i have the same problem as thomas and kev. i get 2 seconds of very realistic clarinet then nothing. same thing happened when i loaded up the .ens with reaktor turned off. i did get a sound out of "buzzy clarinet" after increasing the feedback. but if i switch to another snap....nothing. i hope this can be cured because this has loads of potential.
James Clark
15 years ago
I don't know what could be going on. It works fine on my system (Win2K, P4-1.2GHz), so it is hard to debug your problem from my end. I can only speculate that somehow on your machines the feedback is causing problems (causing an audio loop). You could try starting Reaktor with the ensemble turned off, then selecting the first preset (which should be the least problematic) and turning the ensemble on. You could also try reducing the sampling rate, although I don't know that it will have any effect.
Kevin Hopper
15 years ago
Similar result to Thomas (on a Mac G4). Two seconds of sound then complete shutdown. (?)
Thomas Weber
15 years ago
Hi James: While I love the concept of this ensemble, I am unable to get it to work on my Windows machine. When I first open clarkinet, I hear a regular series of tapping-like sounds. Then, when I try to play notes using any snapshot, I can play exactly three notes, and then everything goes dead and silent. Is there a trick to getting this to work? Thanks.
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