Mini Blocks

Small Blocks, Big Possibilities...

(23 Votes)
9 (Updated 1 year ago)
February 28, 2016
Reaktor 6
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A variety of blocks with individual A/B/C/D modulators for each parameter, and CPU saving bypass features. These have been completely reworked since the first versions, and CPU use has been drastically improved. Please replace old versions with these new blocks.

Version 9 fixes errors: The oscillator wasn't outputting the right waves, Stereoizer and Triple AR Env's mod wheels weren't displaying, and Utility 2's probability module wasn't properly hooked up.

The Blocks:

Triple Stereoizer widens three mono signals to stereo, and offers panning as well, this is based on Stephen Lovesey's design.

Mini Triple Xfade is a basic three channel crossfader.

Mini Triple Ring is a basic three channel ring modulator.

Triple Ladder Filter is based on the Poddig ZDF multimode filter. Each channel has a control to toggle pitch tracking, as well as resonance and frequency controls. They also have a button to cycle between lowpass, highpass, bandpass, and notch modes.

Mini Triple AR: An attack/ release envelope with a single control for both parameters, and a button for increasing the range of the envelope time.

Triple AR Envelope: An attack/ release envelope with controls for both parameters, and different range scalings per channel.

Mini Triple Osc: Three Poddig oscillators with controls for tuning and key tracking. Each has sine, triangle, saw, and square wave outputs. Thats a total of 12 outputs, not bad for a little block.

Mini Triple Scan: This block houses three 4-input scanner modules. In other words, it mixes three sets of 4 inputs down to a total of only 3 outputs. This is perfect to use as a companion block for the Mini Tri Osc, or any other audio sources as well.

Mini Triple LPF and HPFs: Three parallel channels of Butterworth filters. Each channel has a different filter strength. Channel 1 = 2Hp, channel 2 = 3Hp, channel 3 = 4Hp.

Mini Triple LFO houses 3 Multiwave LFO modules, with each wave having its own output. That comes to a total of 15 outputs, which makes it a great modulation source for complex blocks.

Mini Triple Amp is made from three Bento Box Amps. Although many of their functions have been disabled, such as gain and mute, these are still great as audio VCAs. In some cases, their small size and extra modulation features can more than make up for the loss of the missing functions.

Mini Metaverb is made from the 'Metaverb' macro found in the famous synths, Prism and Spark. This version has controls for pre-delay, size, and mix, each with their own A/B/C/D modulation inputs. The pre-delay and reverb can be powered down separately, so either can be used without the other.

•The collection also includes these blocks, which are all based on designs from the "Euro Reakt" series by Michael Hetrick:

Mini Triple Dust, a multi-output noise source with control over density and multiple alternate noise type outputs.

Mini Comparator - A useful gate manipulating device, with an additional "confuser switch" by me.

Mini Triple Chance - Three Probability modules. Each routes a gate signal to one of its two outputs, depending on random chance. This can be useful for adding unpredictability to sequences.

Mini Triple Logic is based on the 'Logic Mix' block. It mixes signals with a different logic type per channel. Channel one uses Pong logic. Channel two uses the Rekt effect. Channel three uses Terrain modulation.

Triple Gate Delay can delay gates as the name implies, but also has a "Width" control, which is useful for extending trig signals into longer gates.•

Thanks to Joey Valizan for the continued work on the A/B/C/D template, and to Benjamin Poddig for the oscillators, ladder filter, and scanner macro. Huge thanks to Michael Hetrick for the Euro Reakt series which is full of useful parts and inspiration. Additional thanks to Efflam La Bivic for the GUI elements, and to Stephen Schmitt for the Metaverb macro.


1 year ago
Very useful. Thanks for all the hard work. (My 1st comment on this platform)
Mark Knight
1 year ago
Good job ;)
1 year ago
Thanks. They're tough, it took me a few tries...
Ken Kovach
1 year ago
Great work and very interesting. I have tried to make smaller blocks too and could not :)
1 year ago
They can still be heavy on CPU once all the modulation gets going, but hopefully they will be okay if used sparingly.
1 year ago
Thanks Cal, I like the way you think...
1 year ago
Great collection! CPU is less than 1% for the triple osc. that means a 100 osc machine would use only 30%... cool!
1 year ago
I'm glad you're trying these out, by the way. Please let me know if you have any more questions.
1 year ago
Hey joe. The ring mod needs two inputs per channel or else it will output 0. Remember a ring mod is just a multiplier, so if it only has one input it will be multiplying by zero.
joe king
1 year ago
Can you give me a clue about how to plug these babies. Does the three channel ring mod need 3 inputs to create output?
1 year ago
Thanks. I wish the minimum instrument width was smaller so we could make Tiny Blocks next...
Donald Baynes
1 year ago
1/3 perfect size for the 1u tiles for system 63
Julien Guillot
1 year ago
Hell yeah ! Thanks a lot !
1 year ago
Thank you too.
Omar Misa
1 year ago
Heaps of fun! Thanks!