Polyblocks Factoryblocks

Factory-Blocks as Macros for polyphonic use

(5 Votes)
1.1 (Updated 2 years ago)
November 03, 2015
Reaktor 6
Blocks User Blocks


All the Blocks-instruments of the factory converted into macros to be used for polyphonic ensembles.

The contained files represent the same names/folders as the original library.

Known restrictions/issues:
1. the Gate LED of the Note-In module will not activate when using the MOD-wheel or the pitch-bend
2. the visual modulation-feedback only represents the value of the last key pressed. If first one key is pressed and hold, another key is pressed and released, the modulation of the first key is not shown.

I have seen the approach of this entry: https://www.native-instruments.com/de/reaktor-community/reaktor-user-library/entry/show/9103/
but find a single visual feedback more readable.

As the content is available for all Reaktor 6 users, I hope this is clear with the Copyright.
The contained demo just shows visual modulation-feedback and a polyphony of 4 voices.

I have noticed the following problems, which will be addressed in an update:
- large patches will not work because of too many MIDI-Ins
- Note-IN will 'swallow' the Note-off when pressing more keys at once than voices enabled.

Furthermore the glide of the Note-In is currently not available as poly-glide requires a bit more to be changed.

[Update v1.1]
- error caused by large number of MIDI-Ins is fixed
- Gate-off events are not swallowed anymore

- Note-In supports a polyphonic portamento as provided by this ensemble:

- the low-quality demo-ensemble is replaced by a rebuilt of the drive-patch providing only the 'wand' snapshot


2 years ago
@neil rossson - the silence when upping the number of voices is probably caused by the lack of an audio voice combiner, which should be the last module before sending the audio to your speakers.
Thomas Starke
2 years ago
@neil rosson: I cannot reproduce the error but only guess. Please keep in mind that you can not combine the 'real' blocks with these polyphonic macros.
Thomas Starke
2 years ago
@neil rosson Panel stacking has to be handeled manually by unlocking the panel (using the lock symbol) and using drag&drop to rearrange the macros. Use the name of the macros to drag them around, otherwise you will rearrange the different parts. Please have a look at the documentation as I can't add screen shots here: REAKTOR 6 - Building in Primary: p.37 (starting from the 2nd part of the page)
Thala Estra
2 years ago
danke Thomas
neil rosson
2 years ago
I seem to get silence when upping the voices from one.
neil rosson
2 years ago
Right sussed it.:-)
neil rosson
2 years ago
How to get round the problem of panels stacking?