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The Edge

Very Big Blocks Ensemble Vers. 2.1

(10 Votes)
2.1 (Updated 9 months ago)
April 08, 2019
Reaktor 6
Blocks Patches


Originally I build this Patch to try out how far I could go with my CPU ( i7 4770K @ 4.3 Ghz ) .
So I started from scratch and added Module after Module and tryed to connect everything in the most flexible Way.
As the result I ended up with this Beast :)
Now it is really on "The Edge" of what my CPU can handle.

Take care of your CPU Temperature !It might overheat !

I hope you can do something with it.
At first glance it looks very complicated but if you look closer you may find out that it is quite easy to use.Every Knob is labeled and has a short Hint of what it is doing.So turn the INFO on.It has a quite complex Modulation Matrix .
Feel free to expand it and make your own connections !
Thanks to Colugo for his WaveBox upload.
I made some Mods to reduce the CPU consume of it. I hope you will forgive me.
The External Signal Processor is
from the MS 20 upload .Big hug to its Builders.
The Marble Noise Generator is from
Matthew Friedrichs
The Super Oscillator is from
Matthias Schaffner
Big thumbs up
So I hope you will have as much Fun with this Beast as i had building and exploring it.
Cheers and greetings from Portugal.
Markus Cholewa
Compiled with Reaktor 6.3
You will have no FPP but all connections are saved in the Snapshot.

Version 1.1
some small Bug fixes:
The Mod A-> B Knobs did not worked as expected. -fixed

Wave table Osc. error: miising files.Should not happpen any more(Wave tables in the Snapshots deleted).

A new Snapshot.

Version 2.0
Big update
There are too many things to mention it all so only
the most important :
A new Supersaw Oscillator
A new mixer in the Filterbank which enhances the Sound very much.
Much more brighter and clearer sound.
Enhanced Modulation Matrix.
Some new Knobs and a better UI.

Version 2.1
Filterbank modulation matrix enhanced and much better visual feedback.
Some more useful knobs and connections.

Any Feedback about Bugs or User experience appreciated.
If you like it please do not forget to give your vote.


Markus Cholewa
8 months ago
Hello Jim, well that is quite a monster CPU! Thank you very much for your detailed post and I wish you a lot of fun and good sounds.
8 months ago
Thanks for the setup! Wanted something to test my new CPU out. Testing it now... My current project is already around 30% ASIO. With this running, it bumps it up to ~70% usage. OS: Windows 10 Professional DAW: Cubase 10.0.40 SETUP: 48kHz 32-bit float @ 1024 sample buffer CPU: i9 9900X @ 4.4GHz
Markus Cholewa
9 months ago
Hey Scott Thank you very much for your kind words and your rating. I am glad that you like the Beast :) There will be a minor update soon.
Scott Weiser
9 months ago
Been listening to different blocks and ens for hours. This is the first one that is truly truly amazing. I'd give this thing 10 stars if I could.. Killer job
Markus Cholewa
1 year ago
Well, I build this one to check out the limits and I don't think that there will be a way to make a light version. I just did anything to save CPU that I could, the only thing I can think of is to upgrade the hardware....
Catman Dude
1 year ago
Loved your sound demo. Wanted some of that, but, like many other posters, this ensemble eats my old Mac's CPU for breakfast, lunch and dinner. Is it possible to render a 'light CPU' version? I tried myself to effect this, but after removing quite a few modules I was still not preventing the Overload message. Sad to say.
David Coffin
1 year ago
Still sounds cool with a much lower sample rate, thanks!
Markus Cholewa
1 year ago
I am really sorry to hear that Sean, never expected those things could happen.
Sean Joyce
1 year ago
It killed my Reaper DAW ......... no really it did !!
John Smith
1 year ago
Big cool looking synth... My five year old MacBook will be giving it a miss though :-)
Tony Nekrews
1 year ago
Looks fantastic, but you're right about the CPU, my i7 6500U just shrugs and says NAH mate, not on my watch.
Markus Cholewa
1 year ago
Hey Greg ,sorry for this error ,it must be the missing Wavetables used in the Snapshots of the Wavetable Oscillator. I think You just have to click the delete Button on the wavetable Osc. and drop some sample on it. Thanks for Your reply.
Greg Killmaster
1 year ago
this looks great. I get this error when I load it though: "12 audio sample files were skipped and remain missing."