SY66 V. 1.59
Advanced Phase or Frequency Modulation (FM) synth
After opening SY66, please begin in the B view, Live page.
SY66 utilizes 8 live, or macro knobs that can be Unipolar(0-1) or Bipolar(-1-+1). These are virtual controls that can be assigned to nearly any parameter in the synthesizer and effects. To start out it is recommended that you connect a hardware controller with 8 knobs. In the B view LIVE page you will see 8 knobs. Midi learn or assign these 8 knobs to your hardware controller, then save SY66. As you load snapshots, your hardware knobs will now change function depending on how the snapshot was designed. The assigned functions are documented above the knobs and are intended for quick variations, performance and sound design. Additionally, most snapshots include assignments for the modwheel for instant tweaking.
Instrument designed, built and documented by Jonathan Adams Leonard and including work by Martijn Zwartjes, Stephan Schmitt, Max Zagler, and Eric Wiegand.
Reaktor version 6.0
Windows 7 and later or OSX Leopard
A mac or pc with an intel processor that is greater than 2 gHz
A controller with midi or USB (keyboard, drum pads...)
A basic knowledge of Reaktor conventions and terms.
6 Operators + External Input
7 Operator Types
Microtonal Scale functions
6x7 Audio Modulation Matrix for FM and RM
6 filter types per operator including Zero Delay Feedback (ZDF) versions
12 Multifunction Syncable LFO
12 ADSR Envelopes
6 Multistep Breakpoint Envelopes
15 Effect Types (8 distortions and shapers) in a 4 unit chain
Master Level Filter
Master Level Control with Brickwall Limiter and Soft Mute
Audio Envelope Follower
Event Buss Mapper connecting 17 input types to 800+ modulation targets
High Resolution Midi Velocity
129 Master and Operator Velocity Curves
New in version 1.59:
Unipolar/Bipolar Breakpoint Envelope switching
Added Arp speed and direction to modulation scheme in Master section
New in version 1.58:
New operator type Sine 2
Microtonal Scale Randomization
High Resolution Midi Velocity (CC88) support
Zero Delay Feedback Ladder and State Variable Filters
New knobs and controls including separate unipolar and bipolar knobs
Master Level control with brickwall limiter and soft-mute
New sounds and updates to existing sounds
More macro control assignments for quick sound design and performance
Modwheel integration into most sounds for direct control
Bugfixes and structure improvements
SY66 can be played with a midi controller, or your own voice and comes with a wide assortment of sounds designed to take advantage of a standard 8 knob hardware format. These macro knobs control different aspects of the synthesizer and give the artist and performer a chance to be creative without being mired in details and parameters.