4 voice synth fun
Version 1.01: Fixed a slight tuning issue and small graphics fixes.
welcome to my first Reaktor build!
The idea of this actually started with me wanting to design a nice clean synth UI in Sketch as a little side project. But then I thought: Why not kill two birds with one stone and finally learn some ‘proper’ Reaktor :) So I read the manual, did the tutorials and made a list of things I thought I wanted in the synth.
The LS401 is a 4 voice subtractive synth with FM and inspired by synths like the Minilogue, System-1 and SH101 but I kept it quite limited on purpose to try and give it a bit of a unique flavour (and myself not too much of a hard time…). I think it’s good at bass sounds and weird sci-fi noises and it’s easy to make things sound very scruffy ’n lo-fi. Because of its relative simplicity it’s very easy on the cpu as well.
The included sound example is just the raw output of the synth. It has a simple chorus & delay built in.
There are no value indicators so you’ll have to use your ears. :p Both LFOs are free running and don’t retrigger so great for cascading modulations. Pitch mod is only a sine wave atm. That might change in a future version but I only really wanted it to make subtle warbly things so a sine seemed enough. :)
The randomizer cat next to the volume knob will give you a lot of noisy, wobbly things but starting from the INIT patch in the snapshots you can get quite musical stuff as well :)
I’ve included 60-ish snaps just to give an idea what I would do with this.
Hopefully the UI and layout speak for itself. Everything is colour coded with a clear signal path, but all controls have a tooltip as well. Enjoy!
Oh, and since this is my first finished ensemble there’s probably things that aren’t as peachy as they could be. Feel free to comment with any possible improvements/optimizations.
Big thank you to:
The Reaktor Primary manual for learning me the basics.
Oki Computer 2 for how to make the mod sliders
EZ Randomizer macro from the user library for the random seed gen.
The Reaktor community in general for the abundance of info available. You very much helped me overcome the severe lack of math skills I possess ^^
PS. If a. you like this ensemble
b. think I should do this more often
c. want to support me
my paypal: email@example.com :)