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Discussion in 'REAKTOR' started by bolabo, Apr 20, 2019.
Looking forward to checking out the Beta upgrade of Synth Pack!
Yes that would work, something like this?:
Great! Let me know what you find, particularly with the 'Piano Roll' block and new polyphonic connections, these have been updated so you can now connect polyphonic port to monophonic ports.
Exactly the idea I had in mine. I can see a case for including a button to choose between Cycle During Gate On / Cycle Always when driving the envelope with NoteIn gates at least.
I will let you know how I do with the new Piano Roll. Time should open up on the weekend to look into these more.
FYI I am loving the Toybox blocks because of: 1) creativity; 2) careful programming; 3) great teaching tools as well.
(I studied how you did the Envelope curves, and remembered the MouseArea macros looked like something I'd seen in Kodiak Shift Seq, but I still haven't been able to figure out how your curves are drawn in a single continuous arc, and KSS curves have a backward-bending arc. More work to do on that!)
I haven't gotten to the Piano Roll block yet because I've been studying the Level Sequencer from the Free Pack. Wow! this is just exactly what I was looking for in my current project. What didn't you think of already?
We are running a 25% OFF sale on all packs and bundles on the toybox site for the next 2 weeks. Just enter SPRING2020 when purchasing -->
We have been busy finishing off the V1.1 update for the Synth Bundle (free for existing users). The update will include fixes, some new blocks, plus a new GUI for the brilliant Piano Roll block (teaser below).
Email me via the website if you have the pack and would like to try the V1.1 beta.
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Bought the synths and LOVING the piano roll, thanks!
I certainly hope you're planning more videos and especially MORE RACK examples, AND more User Library uploads, those are a great idea, thanks for doing that, too! I'm particularly interested in seeing more complex sequencing, patterning, modulating, and macro-preset ideas, ideally integrating modules from all the packs.
1. Why does Reaktor not open your UL uploads for me, insisting that I need to repair my installations of the Packs, or purchase them, even though NA reports that they're all there and don't need repair or updates (neither does Reaktor)? It DOES open MOST of the rack examples from each pack, no problem, btw, except a few that report that Blocks Base is not installed/repaired, which of course, it is…
2. Any idea why the piano roll doesn't respond to the pencil or brush tool when it's loaded inside the Reaktor AU MIDI FX in Logic? Or is that whole device currently broken, and not just the piano roll?
I just sent you an email regarding this, you may need to update to V1.1 of the packs.
I just tried it and Logic seems to freeze processing of the Reaktor MIDI FX AU immediately after the plugin has been loaded (maybe to save CPU?). So clicking with the tools does nothing. If you press play on Logic's transport then the plugin will enable and everything will be function-able after that. Let me know if that fixes it?
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Re: Toybox Synth Pack
Is there a polyphonic midi out block for use with this pack? I'm looking for a way to use the piano roll block to control other softsynths/instruments.
Yes, there is a polyphonic midi out block in the 'Utilities' folder.
The piano roll also has a built-in MIDI output connection, you can set the MIDI channel on the options page. It's probably better to use this connection if you are using it to control external soft synths as there's no polyphony limit.
A short video showing how to build a basic synth using blocks from the toybox free pack -->
Just posted the first in a series of short demos demonstrating some of the racks included with the toybox packs. This one demonstrates the 'Repeat Sequence' rack found in the Designers Pack.
The rack uses the Repeat Sequencer block to drive a synth based on the 'Quad Oscillator' block. The video demonstrates some of the sounds obtainable from this rack by adjusting the FM and filter controls. The sequence, driven by the Repeat Sequencer block, is altered as it plays by changing the 'Repeat Mode' for different steps of the sequence.
The sequencer is configured in the following manner: The settings and notes outputted by the Repeat Sequencer are modified by 3 Level Sequencers and 1 Gate Sequencer which are synchronised to the Repeat Sequencer through a connection to their POSITION ports. The outputs of these 4 sequencer blocks are connected to hidden modulation ports which are visible in structure view only.
Thanks guys and Nicky! for the great videos! Really useful.
Just to let you know we have just released a major update to the toybox Synth Bundle for Reaktor Blocks
New features include a completely revamped GUI for the Piano Roll, Improved polyphonic connections and 20 New Blocks.
Here's a basic demonstration of the new Piano Roll block:
We are also running a 25% sale with the code SPRING2020 at https://www.toyboxaudio.com
The toybox Synth Bundle V1.1 update available now!
GUI improvements - including a completely revamped GUI for the Piano Roll blocks with new features and improved workflow. Plus GUI improvements to many of the other blocks in the bundle.
Improved polyphonic connections - any type of output, polyphonic or monophonic can now be connected to any type of input. A polyphonic output can even be connected to combinations of polyphonic and monophonic inputs simultaneously.
20 New Blocks, including:
Real Verb - A high quality, realistic reverb effect with a choice of early reflection patterns. The 'DIFF' (diffusion) control sets the smoothness and density of the tail. There are also controls to reduce sample rate, bit depth and increase saturation for gritty, vintage digital reverb effects.
Box Verb - A reverb effect used to simulate boxes, containers and small spaces.
Wavetable (Polyphonic) - A polyphonic wavetable based oscillator. The wavetables can be scanned in 2 dimensions across a 16 by 16 grid with many unique ways of twisting and warping the waveforms.
Chord Bank (Polyphonic) - A block that stores a bank of 120 chords (each with up to 6 notes). The chords can be selected using the PITCH input or triggered using the PITCH and GATE inputs together.
Clock Multiplier - A 4 channel clock multiplier. The block automatically inserts a number of clocks in between each clock arriving at the inputs, for each channel. Perfect for creating complex polyrhythmic patterns from a simple clock input.
Gate Probability - Thins out gates arriving at the gate inputs. The probability of gates being passed by each channel is set by value of the PROBABILITY knobs in %. The block operates in 4 modes:
MODE 1 = Each channel operates independently.
MODE 2 = Channel 1 is sent to either output 1 or 2, channel 3 is sent to either output 3 or 4.
MODE 3 = Channels 1, 2 & 3 are cascaded (channel 1 is sent to either output 1 or feeds channel 2, channel 2 is sent to either output 2 or feeds channel 3), channel 4 is independent.
MODE 4 = Channels 1, 2, 3 & 4 are cascaded.
Quantize - Quantizes the input signal by the value of the STEPS knob.
Sequential Switch - An 8 input, 8 output switch. The connections between input 1 and the 8 outputs or between the 8 inputs and output 1 are switched using a sequencer. The position of the sequencer is incremented by gates received by the GATE input. (Note: this block will also be added to the upcoming V1.2 Free Pack update.) This is an extremely versatile and powerful block that can be used in may ways to combine, split and splice gate and audio signals.
Split - Splits incoming notes between 3 sets of pitch and gate outputs using 3 different modes: NOTE, VELOCITY & MIX.
Split (Polyphonic) - Splits incoming polyphonic notes between 3 sets of pitch and gate outputs.
Transpose (Polyphonic) - Transposes polyphonic pitch signals. A scale button applies 'autotune' style pitch snapping to the output.
Voice Split - Each voice of the polyphonic input is sent to a different monophonic output.
Keyboard - A dual keyboard display that can also be used to trigger or perform notes with the mouse.
MIDI Out (Polyphonic) - Converts polyphonic pitch and gate signals to MIDI notes and also offers four channels of MIDI CC output.
Mono Note Merge (Polyphonic) - Merges mono pitch and gate signals together and outputs the merged notes to a pair of polyphonic pitch and gate ports. Click on the LEDs to mute each channel.
Mutes X8 - A bank of 8 mute buttons.
Note Delay (Polyphonic) - Delays the polyphonic signals arriving at the 'Pitch' and 'Gate' inputs. The block has controls for transposing the pitch of the delayed notes and snapping the pitches to a scale.
Note In (Polyphonic) - A polyphonic MIDI input block.
Gate Merge - Merges gate signals together. If a gate signal is already positive at one port when a new gate arrives at another port then the output will momentarily drop to zero triggering a fresh gate at the output. Includes a new SUM mode, when enabled the gates are added together rather than merged resulting in a higher output when multiple gates arrive at the same time.
+ Many small improvements and bug fixes
More info at https://www.toyboxaudio.com
Awesome, just installed
David, this is great but I'm now running out of excuses to buy a new PC
All good now, after updating, and starting the Logic transport—Thanks!
Just wanted to say a huge thanks! I bought the Synth Pack last week and now I am watching all your videos and I'm learning alot!
Thanks again. Graham.