Loop Scratching

(21 Votes)
1.0 (Updated 7 years ago)
August 19, 2014
Reaktor 5 or lower
Instrument Sampler


CircleScratch is a simple loop recorder and scratcher. Record up to 4 bars of data using the 'Record' button (bet you didn't see that one coming!)

Using the area where the recorded sound is visible you can scratch by clicking and dragging with your mouse.

A video showing all operations and a sound sample can be found here:

I am looking for any type of suggestion you may have to improve this ensemble, please post any suggestions to the comments.

CircleScratch was written by salamanderanagram, 2014 in Reaktor 5.9


Winfried Sitte
2 years ago
This is a really cool idea. Thank you! I do have suggestion: to have a soft-touch or "finger pressure" controls that determine the speed at which the finger/pointer "grabs" (and releases) the spin. (grab and release dials?) - in milliseconds. Also to automate the spin - perhaps with either angular position (could be tricky when it goes past 360) or +/- spin speed (where 0 = the natural rotation of the disk)... will post comment to youtube too.
Michael Barker
4 years ago
Beautiful to look at and fun to play with! Excellent job!
Greg Killmaster
6 years ago
This is so great! thank you for this. I'm using it and getting happy results...
Mark Bonnington
7 years ago
7 years ago
@ng mui, youtube might be better since they actually bother to let me know when somebody comments. but i'll end up reading them either way. i'm looking into several methods for automation or MIDI control.
Ng Mui
7 years ago
I could imagine using your "massive-style modulation ring", you have a tutorial about, as controls for this one, maybe adding modulation as well, so many possibilities with this ensemble, I'm intrigued,... ok to post ideas here, as you mention in the video, or where do you read them most likely?
7 years ago
good dev
Ryan Dean
7 years ago
Just want to express thanks to Michael and Donald. The two of you working tirelessly from different angles have done so much to reinvigorate Reaktor development. I know I've personally benefited greatly from your knowledge and willingness to share your hard work. Thank you Thank you Thank you
7 years ago
Thanks for the votes and comments guys, there will be an update in a week or so to add some more bells and whistles ;)
Ng Mui
7 years ago
Wow the circular waveform is hypnotizing, very inspiring ensemble, thanks for the fresh breeze Donald!
michael o'hagan
7 years ago
This is pretty crazy, the circular waveform is a very nice touch, good work and thank you.