New version of Classic Ensemble for sonic mayhem
OK now we have a mod of a mod :) I've posted it here as opposed to updating the ensemble below because it's turned out to be a bigger change than we expected. It's still based on an original Reaktor 3 ensemble by David Hobson (not the Signature version) but now has a brand new R5 interface and some extra features courtesy of the hugely talented Donovan Stringer as well as an updated bank of 128 patches - about half from the original (though some further edited to take advantage of Reaktor 4 and 5's unison features) and the rest by myself. Donovan has also started a second bank and I will be adding more when I get a chance. There is now a new delay and filter unit (borrowed from Kaleidon) which adds much more flexibility and a smoother sound to the patches and Donovan has also added an Overdrive section that can be turned on or off as required, which really adds extra bite to many of the sounds (though use with caution)
All in all this is an incredibly flexible synth that can create sounds ranging from classic analog phatness to huge pads/soundscapes to spaced out EMS Synthi like weirdness. Endless modulation possibilities and great fun though very deep too.
As this is such a complex beast the new gui has a lot of user friendly features to help tame it - full tooltips, clearer layout, seperate randomising scopes for synth and effects, a userguide for the modulation matrix (which is now on panel B) and tooltips showing assignments, switchable interface for Oscs, filters and LFO's etc
3/5/11 Minor update - resaved in Reaktor 5.5 using latest version I had on my HD with a few patch fixes etc