Reichatron

Phase shifting looper

(112 Votes)
Matt Mower
1.3 (Updated 12 years ago)
512.0kB
February 06, 2010
Reaktor 5 or lower
Instrument Sampler

DESCRIPTION

** PLEASE READ THESE NOTES BEFORE DOWNLOADING **

Reichatron 1.0 was too big to go in the UL. NI wanted to host if for me but we couldn't get around the limitation on download size. So the nice folks at Alonetone.com are hosting it for me. The link is in the README.txt file which is in the download. Note that the download ONLY contains the readme and the user guide. You'll have to download the ensemble using the URL in the readme. The ensemble download is 550MB.

** THANKS **

Reichatron is a sample playing instrument that grew out of my desire to experiment with phase-shifted looping (a la Steve Reichʼs early works ʻItʼs Gonna Rainʼ and ʻPiano Phaseʼ) and as an homage to Metaphysical Function which is, I think, one of the most interesting Reaktor ensembles.

Reichatron allows you to mix together the phase-shifted blending of two samples and then modulate that mixture using a block of six effects that can be independently controlled. Reichatron also offers stochastic control of the effects block and sample selection. You can take as much, or as little, control over how the sound evolves over time as you like.

COMMENTS  (59)

Scott Stimson
2 years ago
Hi, I would love to download this again. Lost this when I had a computer go south on me. Any way I could get a good download link? Thanks for making this. It's one of my all time favorites!
Chris R Gibson
2 years ago
Hey guys, To those who messaged me on forum...I had some disruptions and delays replying...but did finally message you back so please check your private 'conversations' on the Reaktor forum ;-)
Chris R Gibson
2 years ago
Gregory & Brian, personal message me on the Reaktor forum, using 'Loopy C' ;-)
brian burgher
2 years ago
Anybody have this still? Pretty please!!!!
Gregory O\\\'Drobinak
2 years ago
Please, need a new link to that file, the original site appears to be corrupted. Thx!
Dan Goodwin
2 years ago
Anyone know where I can download the distribution from, my browser won't let me access the link in the readme.
darren fisher
8 years ago
I keep on getting a corrupted .rar file :( Not sure what to do about that as it downloads fine.
Matt Mower
10 years ago
Thanks for the comments, I'm glad people are having fun with Reichatron! @SvenK: Sorry I did not see your comment. It's been several months so you probably either solved your problem or moved on. If not drop me a line at self@mattmower.com
Dennis Harms
10 years ago
Just awesome! Thanks for the upload!
Benjamin Steele
10 years ago
This is a great ensemble, thank you Matt. Just turned on to it from reading about the new bank that Simon Stockhausen's working on. I found serendipitously that one can insert different samples into the different sampler modules of each looper, adding more possibilities.
allan walker
10 years ago
THIS IS SO MUCH FUN. INCREDIBLE. THANX 4 SHARING.
Sven Kretzschmar
11 years ago
Hello Matt. Under 32 Bit the .Ens ran problem-free, but now there I reactor 5.6.also 64 Bit version on my PC had, your whole Samples am not any longer loaded. I am complete at the end and know no other advice than you to write, particularly my whole week work, which is not callable Snapshot of me. Please answer. Owing to for this marvelous work. Sven; -)
Matt Mower
11 years ago
Hi John. How do you see a MIDI version working?
john shearer
11 years ago
Thanks for this Matt. Looking forward to giving it a try. Have you ever thought about making a midi version?
Matt Mower
11 years ago
Swaroop: as is pointed out at the top of this page and in the accompanying README the ensemble is too big to go in the UL. There is a link in the README to where you can download it.
Swaroop Kishore
11 years ago
There is no .ENS file in the zip file. Please upload correctly!!!
Sven Kretzschmar
12 years ago
Hi Matt. Thank´s for your hard work. I believe this is the Ens for biggest deepest "Deepest Dubtech". Dreamly....Fluxion is Back ;-) Thanx for this Wonderfull Ens. Sven
Anthony Ball
12 years ago
Yep too tired, Download has started, look forward to messing with this tomorrow.
Anthony Ball
12 years ago
Hi Matt, the link provided in the download file returns to this page. have tried to search Alontone without luck. Is the link still working or have I missed out here or have i made a classic error that I am too tired to work out. Best wishes, Anthony.
Matt Mower
12 years ago
Hi Stefan. The v1.3 on this page is because the UL stupidly updates the version number any time you edit the details on this page. The *instrument* is still v1.0 and the download link is valid. Matt
Stefan Krajczar
12 years ago
In the download file you'll see an URL for downloading version 1.0 - which version would I get after downloading? ;-) v1.0 or v1.3? Thanks!
christophe bailleau
12 years ago
yes i am disapointed because the dowload doesnt work, what can we do? where to download reichtron?
andy myst
12 years ago
Excellent work, but very CPU hungry and I'm hearing some occasional clipping....
Olaf Bubel
12 years ago
Absolutly grandios, Matt Mower it`s seems to be one of my best ensembles ever, reichatron show what reakor is...great work & thx a lot 4 your time you invest in this great release ensemble & in your work. thx 4 share this wonderfull phase shifting looper :))) reichatron rocks minds...
Matt Mower
12 years ago
Thanks for the comments and votes folks, it's gratifying to know you like Reichatron. If you make any music with it please let me know, it would be cool to hear what's done with it.
Christopher Wallace
12 years ago
I never vote or leave comments but this is wonderful! This EXACTLY the type of thing I bought Reaktor for! Thank you!!!
francois elie
12 years ago
héhé yes its quite big ...this ensemble it is like a metaphysical journey : huge thanks for sharing it and for your generosity, time and work .
Paule
12 years ago
Today I get it: 22 minutes; thank you again & again, Matt.
Matt Mower
12 years ago
One of the things I would like to experiment with is "phase presets". That is to decouple the sample selection from the phase-shifting and slicing settings. Not sure how to do that since they all work around the sampler modules. I suppose I could move bits into new instruments that feed into each other. Sounds a bit tricky though.
Paule
12 years ago
Sittin' in an internet café and waiting for more than 2 hours to get your ens. Voting is 10!
Kimmo Kivelä
12 years ago
I agree with Simon. Very good work.
Simon Stockhausen
12 years ago
Fantastic piece of work! I love MF but this one is a true successor of it. Loaded some mallet quintuplet loops in all four slots, started the phasing experiments and was delighted. 100 out of 10 from me...
Shai Levy
12 years ago
Kudos for the much investment in making this ensemble easy and approachable to the user. the GUI alone is very self-explanatory, but then the user guide!!!! very appreciated.
Matt Mower
12 years ago
As John Gibson says, the download URL is in the README.txt which is in the download. Don't worry that the download is called DUMMY.zip. On reflection that may not have been the best choice of name. I'll call it something less off-putting next time I do an upload.
Chris R Gibson
12 years ago
Despite life having presented several major obstacles to my properly enjoying this for now, I can say upon cursory review this is all I would have hoped for and more. An excellent 'lab' to explore and expand on the original premise and special mention for the 'duo' format you incorporated ;-) I will return when I can put current negative circumstances aside and comment further but know I appreciate and am quite excited by your most creative construction. Paulo Branco, he has moved the actual link into a new 'dummy' read me, re-download for the direct download.
Paulo Branco
12 years ago
still a DUMMY...rapidshare?uploarder?
Matt Mower
12 years ago
Hi Kimmo. Thanks for the feedback I'm glad you're enjoying playing with it. The presets turned out to be much harder to make than I'd imagined when I started (I'd originally planned to do a full bank, that didn't last long!) and I think could be better. In making them I learned a lot about what I will explore for the next version in terms of modulation, routing, and how the sample sequencer and effects controller should work. The size of the ensemble is a result of the way that Reaktor stores *all* samples in memory as 32-bit regardless of the original sample. We might hope that a future version will inherit some of Kontakts sample management smarts. If it gets to be too much you could make a new, smaller, sample map. Thanks also for the comment about morphing, I've never played with it so I'll have to take a look. Matt
Kimmo Kivelä
12 years ago
Finally. Worth waiting. I was a bout to go get something to eat but now taking shoes off... At very first glance this look like very piece of art itself. I've had one snaphot (Zombie milkmen) running now for over one minute and it sounds very interesting. Its nicely between chaos and order. I've never had any .ens sized like this: 957 Mb on my HD. With Mac Pro Quad it has CPU on 24%. And, snapshot morphing works with morph timing! (of course they do change sample input so morphing isnt maybe what you dreamed but it works).
J S
12 years ago
Thanks Matt, fast download, fabulous engine and great snaps.
Paulo Branco
12 years ago
OTARIO
David Dilliway
12 years ago
I'd really like to try this ensemble but I cannot seem todownload it.Please help.
Kimmo Kivelä
12 years ago
File moved or deleted. Why not two downloads: one for .ens and other for sound map files? NI server must have 127 mb download limit in PHP (or Apache).
Raymond Szwec
12 years ago
yep - same problem here
Chris R Gibson
12 years ago
and a final note, several more attempts with Safari stops EXACTLY same place...126.5 (which is probably the same 127 mb as neal johnson above, just calculated different by Mac/Safari).
Chris R Gibson
12 years ago
btw, you can contact me through 'cgibson777 (at) aol (dot) com if you wind up considering other options ;-)
Chris R Gibson
12 years ago
...and with Safari download stopped at 126.5 MB. :( My other options (download manager) can't seem to get it either. As I said, if UL can't handle it correctly I can host it (rapidshare) and you could put the link in the 'DUMMY FILE' so only registered users can get it. Just an idea as this doesn't seem to be working out here so far.
Chris R Gibson
12 years ago
Above message from Firefox. Seriously Matt, I would be happy to host this on my rapidshare account if NI can't handle it?
Chris R Gibson
12 years ago
File not found * Check the file name for capitalization or other typing errors. * Check to see if the file was moved, renamed or deleted.
Neal Johnson
12 years ago
It's all there, but the download stops at 127 MB sop it's incomplete...
Matt Mower
12 years ago
Hi folks. Thanks for the counter-votes :) I'm not sure when it will be available, my guess is tomorrow sometime but it depends on how busy the NI folks doing this for me are. Thanks also for the comments on the user guide. I rather surprised myself with it because I'd only intended to write 2 pages :) I hope you'll all enjoy it when it's available. And, if not, that you'll let me know why! M.
Krister Jonsson
12 years ago
Joining the choir . really looking forward to this one! Manual looks quite delicious!
Chris R Gibson
12 years ago
Another '10' for posterity and that silly 0.5 star thing...manual digested and anxiously, excitedly awaiting ;-)
Oxygen 05
12 years ago
I've added a ten star vote to have a better rating than the older one... By the way, I can't wait for the full link, it looks great ! Do you now when it will be avaible ? Maybe you should upload it on an other site...
Matt Mower
12 years ago
Just to be clear, I can't upload the ensemble as the zip weighs in at 0.5GB. NI have offered to do it for me and will swap in the real file for the dummy. It's sad that someone has chosen to give this 0.5 stars already but I guess that's the wonder of the rating mechanism around here.
Kimmo Kivelä
12 years ago
World is waiting...
Jedinhopy Xelon
12 years ago
Can you make a mini version?
Chris R Gibson
12 years ago
Wow, manual has got me quite excited (given my 'handle' is Loopy C you can understand why) ;-) A while back Phil Durrant created an ensemble with same initial concept (Gonna Grain) but it looks like you have really gone all out (manual itself is really well done), can't wait for the full link.
Don Dailey
12 years ago
oops, just read your note - duh!
Don Dailey
12 years ago
download does not include ensemble. It's titled "dummy". Just a pdf and a read me.
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