A simple granular drone machine

(16 Votes)
1.2 (Updated 9 years ago)
April 30, 2012
Reaktor 5 or lower
Instrument Sampler


A simple drone machine, with two parallel granulators and serial filters with numerous controls for variation.

The signal path is: uno & dos (granulators) > Filter 1 > Filter 2 > Amp.

Scan controls add periodic variation (sine wave LFO). Jitter controls add random variation (random LFO). Note: the position.scan and rate controls affect the position slider in a not-always-predictable way.

Because of file size limitations, this is the EMPTY version, without any samples or snapshots. Import your own recordings and waveforms to explore a wide range of granular and pulsar synthesis (for the latter, I recommend Jovica’s basic waveform packs from

Download the FULL version with sample recordings and snapshots, which demonstrate a small range of possible tone colors and textures, from

Listen to 30 second previews of the snapshots as well as several extended personal examples at

These are still works-in-progress, so please share your snapshots and any feedback with me. Details, separate download files and the CC license can be found at


Felix Petrescu
9 years ago
thanks Jeff !
Gennaro Giugliano
9 years ago
hi Jeffrey,many thanks for your ens,very good experimental and teatrements samples :)
Chris R Gibson
9 years ago
Very nice Jeffrey...a good duo implementation of the concept of 'scanning'. Has all the things that appeal to me in a pleasing balance. I have loved NI's 'Plasma' since the beginning and I imagine this will soon become a favorite for texture explorations here...thanks!
9 years ago
link is working for empty ens - thank you Jeffrey
Jeffrey Melton
9 years ago
I think the download link on this site should work now for the EMPTY version (too many periods in the filename). Cheers,
Jeffrey Melton
9 years ago
I'm not sure why the zip archive of the ENS file isn't working. I will keep trying until it works. I uploaded an MP3 with 30 second previews of the snapshots.
Renaud Schweitzer
9 years ago
Thanks. The full version sounds good ! UL link doesn't work
Claude Jordan
9 years ago
just download problem and it seem's interesting