Head Voices

Polyrhythmic Granulator

(47 Votes)
2.0 (Updated 8 years ago)
December 03, 2012
Reaktor 5 or lower
Instrument Sampler


Head Voices
Ensemble by Muir (muirscape.com)

"Head Voices" was inspired by the layered polyrhythmic pulse of spontaneous flea market drum circles.

A graincloud module feeds three delay lines containing auto pan/width as well as granular pitch shifting.

Useful for generating thick, polyrhythmic sounds and FX.

Thanks to tobyjohn for the skins, and to Alexander Woeste for his inspiring "Grainsynth" ensemble, for which the control LFOs were partly taken from.

Please let me know if you find any bugs, would like certain features for future versions, or would like to get in touch!


Update: NOTE: There is a bug with the latest version of Reaktor where replacing samples while running casues it to crash. To avoid this, select "AUDIO IN", then replace the sample, and then switch it back to "SAMPLER".


8 years ago
Hey guys thanks for downloading! Both turning off the audio engine (the "power" button in the top right) or selecting "audio in" will make it safe to replace the sample. I'm currently contacting NI to see if there's a way to solve this issue. Cheers _Muir
Chris R Gibson
8 years ago
Karel, I havn't tried this yet but I know older versions of Reaktor can crash when loading samples into granular sampler modules...try turning off audio before you load sample (using the 'run audio' command in menu or click on 'power button' in upper right corner of Reaktor GUI. Disable audio/cpu, load sample, then turn back on. I will look forward to checking this out soon, thanks for sharing Muir ;-)
Karel Skakal
8 years ago
When I try to change sample, Reaktor crashes... Otherwise, nice ensemble. Thanks for upload
8 years ago
well-being muir