I am restarting the work on the modulators so I am starting this new thread. I will post a short introduction and some initial discussion and then get on with it. --- I expect that this new post will be merged with my previous, but it is supposed to be separated. For the new members, the Reaktor Builders Project started a long time ago, well before I knew about Reaktor, on a Yahoo group. In the fashion of so many group efforts, it started big and eventually people started losing interest or became otherwise pre-occupied with newer projects. Or so I surmise, I don't really know. Then a few years ago Rick Scott ("rachMiel") and others re-started the effort. It grew pretty quickly and when people started to lose interest, there was a call for help. It was then that I volunteered. I knew a lot about synthesizers, since I built my own hardware synth in 1979. So there was a lot about Reaktor that I understood pretty well. Plus I like to write and document - one of the rarest traits on the face of the earth. By trade, I was a network programmer, but I retired in 1999 so I have plenty of free time. Eventually, I inherited the job of co-ordinating the effort. As a group we put out many packages in the RB Macro series but eventually the interest in the work diminished and I, too, grew weary of it and wanted to start on to something else. But I keep coming back to it and finished the final part of the oscillator package earlier this year. --- This is the third post, but our helpful forum software will probably merge it with the others. There is one unfinished part - the section on modulators. A large set of modulators - envelopes, LFO's, etc. was gathered and collected by sowari and myself, I'll post that collection at the end of this sequence. It is this section that will be the focus of this thread. The way we work is this: anyone can post suggestions in the form of U/L entries or macros for the set and then the group polishes it up into submission form. The more work the submitter does, the easier it is for the rest of the group. The group is made up of volunteers - and at the moment that is just me, hence this preliminary set of postings. The group takes these suggestions and formats them into an 'rb macro' and put it into an evaluator package. The formatting involves fixing up wiring, documentation panel elements, labeling ins and outs, etc. It can be easy or tedious depending on the state of the original macro. The evaluator package is an ensemble that houses a set of these macros - usually a group of 10 - into something that a person can play with to evaluate the macros. When a group of 10 is polished, the set is examined by the group and when it passes muster, someone, it has been me, does the upload. I have maintained a history and status report at this location: Reaktor Builders Macros Project Status Please read the section about Guidelines on that page. --- This is another post. In demonstrating the macros, we developed a rather sophisticated little general synth box which switches in and out the various macros. I took this idea to the extreme and build a synthesizer (along with Thomas Medes) called OMega which was recently posted and is in a fairly solid form. It is my plan to use OMega as the evaluator for remaining sound modules in the series. That would be the sampler modules in Reaktor. But we are not there yet - there remains to finish a small set of modulators. I would like to finish the modulators rather quickly and then move on to the sampler set. There are quite a few modulators already suggested (I will post them next) and the number is small enough and general enough to be released soon. I welcome other people to join the project - either with submission ideas or with editorial help on the macros. It doesn't matter if you are not an expert, you can learn a lot like I did just by participating. So my current plan is to finish the modulators and move on to sets of sampler ideas. After that we finish the sound generators parts of Reaktor and can move onto the event processing phase, like sequencers and so on.