Mister Thick

Stereo synthesizer with 16 oscillators

(115 Votes)
2.0 (Updated 10 years ago)
4.6MB
April 23, 2009
Reaktor 5 or lower

DESCRIPTION

This is a synth containing 16 oscillators per voice, arranged in two groups of 8 each. The oscillators in each group can be detuned and spread across the stereo field. This began life as an expansion of the Sixteen string machine. The goal was to create a thick stereo sound without requiring a chorus device.

That’s about it. Other than that, this is a very simple instrument. I just wanted something that had a thick stereo sound.

Like the Nord Lead series, the first group of oscillators can be FM-modulated by the second group, and the second group can be synchronized to the first group. Six waveforms are available: sawtooth, sine, triangle, pulse, formant, and tuned noise. While making this, I learned that the core formant oscillator eats CPU cycles for breakfast.

I want to thank Jonathan Style for creating all of the graphics and a nice collection of snaps. Also, don't miss the collection of alternate skins he provided.

V2: This update fixes a bug in the MIDI modulation system. To fix it yourself without uploading this version, open the MIDI macro and turn off the Mono attribute of the Mod Bus 1, Mod Bus 2, and Mod Bus 3 macros.
I've learned that the MIDI modulation system

COMMENTS  (32)

Ega Reyhan
3 years ago
Just downloaded this and it's amazing. Thumbs up. If you care to make a newer version, I'd suggest a retrigger on the envelope or whatever works to disappear the clicking or distorted sound it makes when a note switches to another on poly mode, if it's possible. Thanks.
Sam Mover
4 years ago
https://soundcloud.com/andreigorlov/epilogue-no-future
Edvard Slåttum
4 years ago
very good man. I like that you have a variety of effects to the sounds:)
Lars Bo Hermansen
5 years ago
Currently in the new beta version of the user library you have to search by author names. Links do not work. Search words are not allways working either.
Lars Bo Hermansen
5 years ago
I have created a snapshot bank for this synth Mister Thick. Here is a link for the snaps: https://co.native-instruments.com/index.php?id=userlibrary&type=0&ulbr=1&plview=detail&patchid=13765
Lars Bo Hermansen
5 years ago
That's retro modern. You have a goal and study to get it right i feel. Thanks.
R Ben
7 years ago
Anyone having snap recall issues with "Mister Thick" in Reaper 4 like me ? (Win7 64bit and Reaper 4.14 32bit with Reaktor VSTi 5.6.2)
Doss Shropshire
7 years ago
Super sound on this guy - really glad to have downloaded it. Have to say thank you for reminding me how cool using Reaktor makes me feel... :)
Marcel Maes
8 years ago
It can be tiny, subtle, and very 'wide'. The FMT gives it some extra spectrum. Good filtering. Easy to use. I really love it, great that you've uploaded it Chet.
Simon Jarvis
8 years ago
Deserves its name but a totally CPU killer
Matt Pearce
8 years ago
This sounds fantastic, thanks!
Mark Bonnington
9 years ago
I like it.
Scott Johnson
10 years ago
Amazing sound! Thank you so much for sharing this!
H.J. van Soest
10 years ago
One word: AMAZING! Great sound, great GUI! Superb contribution to the user library. CPU usage is a tad high on some presets but the sound realy makes up for this.
Kai Lillich
10 years ago
One of the best sounding ensembles, I LOVE the strings!!! Thank you very much
Jamie Maloney
10 years ago
Nevermind. It returned when I reinitialized the ens. Weird how that happened though. At any rate, this is one of the prettiest synths I've heard in quite some time!
Jamie Maloney
10 years ago
The snaps are flowing like wine! Yes, it's brutal on the cpu, but sound like this does come at a price. It inspired a whole new performance piece for me! One prob though is that the reverb gui actually disappeared. I there any way to get it back? I swear it just vanished....
William Cooper
10 years ago
cpu too much for me.
Oliver Saherwala
10 years ago
I like the Sounds made with Formant or BPF, thats really cool. CPU-Usage doesn't matter.
sandro amatucci
10 years ago
oh my thikness ! a fantastic fat sound !! i like it very much !!! thank you.
Christopher Soulos
10 years ago
Hey, this is really good. I like it!
Dieter Zobel
10 years ago
F E T T ! (also without reverb) danke
Jonathan Style
10 years ago
I drop the reverb so the CPU is lower, FX can always be added once its bounced to a wav imho. It sounds great without a reverb anyway :D
Rick Scott
10 years ago
great sounds. eminently randomizable. :-) alas my computer doesn't have enough juice to run the ensemble at full sample rate, at least not for all patches.
Stefan Knauthe
10 years ago
That's an i7 or Nehalem Synth. Up to 42% CPU on a Ouad Core makes it hard to use. Very good basic sound though...
Shai Levy
10 years ago
this is CREAM.
Kimmo Kivelä
10 years ago
Only minus is CPU use. I had to cut reverb out. Looks and sounds good analog synth and is easy to use.
Paule
10 years ago
awesome
Mark McDonald
10 years ago
Thanks for another amazing creation.
Chet Singer
10 years ago
That GUI is all Jonathan Style's work. His abilities are amazing.
Graham Miller
10 years ago
beautifully pro GUI!
Jason Filipchuk
10 years ago
fine work. nice feel. nuf said. thank you.
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