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herw MODULAR MINI 2

modular synthesizer

(708 Votes)
herw
4.1 (Updated 7 years ago)
2.3MB
February 07, 2006
Reaktor 5 or lower

DESCRIPTION

polyphon modular system with virtual wires and virtual keyboard
479 snaps

24 modules:
• P-01 MIDI (Pitch, Pitchbend, Controller, Gate, VelOn, VelOff, Aftertouch)
• C-01 SCO (4 multiple wave SCOs)
• C-11 NOISE (noise generator: colored, white, pink, 808)
• D-01 LFO (4 multiple wave LFOs)
• K-11 RM/AM (dual ring/amplitude modulator)
• K-01 MIXER L (Four-channel lin. mixer)
• K-03 MIXER E (Four-channel exp. mixer)
• F-01 ADSR (4 envelope generators)
• H-01 SCF 2-pole (12dB filter)
• H-02 SCF 4-pole (24dB filter)
• K-02 SCA (2 SCAs)
• O-04 Tube (preamplifier)
• O-05 Chorus
• O-06 Delay

version history
version 4.1 (11.Juli 2012 for R5.7.0)
Version 4 (2. Juli 2012)
There was a bug of translation from R5.5.1-file to newer.So please download again!
Have fun.

Version 3.4 (7. Juli 2009)
reactivated link
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version 3.2 (25. Dezember 2006)
now 479 snaps
Bank 6: 112 snaps

I am very proud to present such a new big sound bank. I think it is the last update of this version. I have uploaded a new mp3 file to give a small overview about new sound.
PS : sorry for wrong numbering of versions (arrgh)
it is still same ensemble version 2 but has 6 banks now
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version 2.6 (9. November 2006)
now 367 snaps
Bank 5: 62 snaps
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version 2.5 (8. Juni 2006)
only a comment: if you want to change the instrument bank you have to open the snapshot window (browser): have a look to the pull down menu on the top "select instrument". Change from 'ensemble' to 'modular mini 2.3' and you can choose all banks and snaps. Have fun!
I have uploaded a second midi file. I have used two MM2 in one ensemble (cpu ca. 50% on Mac g5 Dual 2.7GHz) with only two snaps.
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version 2.3 (1. Juni 2006)
now 305 snaps
lower CPU-usage
Bank 4: 85 snaps.
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version 2.2 (21. April 2006)
Bank 3: 72 snaps
Bank 4: 17 snaps
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version 2.0
low CPU-usage (new core-cell-oscillators)
Bank 3 : 40 snaps
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version 1.2
Bank 2: 75 snaps
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version 1.0
Bank 1: 73 snaps

COMMENTS  (64)

chris scott
5 years ago
Stands the test of time. A real beauty! Thanks.
Simon Jarvis
8 years ago
very nice
Adam Anderson
8 years ago
freaking awesome
Paule
10 years ago
okay, so long
herw
10 years ago
no - i have only reactivated the old deleted link again. So it is still version 2.7 (my own numbering). Sorry for wrong numbering from NIs-library. Perhaps i will make a new version (similar modular m1). I upoaded again this file because i like some complex sonuds.
Paule
10 years ago
herw, it's the wrong file v2.27 from 2006-12-25
Robin Barklis
11 years ago
very nice sounds, with unbelievable CPU - thank you!
herw
11 years ago
Hi Christopher, no problem you can add the master instrument into the ensemble structure and there is your final output knob (fader). Next version of MODULAR will have a master module with one master volume knob.
Christopher Soulos
11 years ago
i put my finger down for a sound and found myself drifting with it. Great effort, amazing actually. One request: can I have one final output knob on this so I can play am 8 note chord without distortion?
arachnaut
11 years ago
A wonderful effort and great realisation.
herw
11 years ago
thanks just creating MODULAR MINI 1 v3 beta 1 then first building MODULAR TRAUTONIUM (MT) and MODULAR MINI 2 (MM2) next three months then MODULAR EINS (three racks) and MODULAR ZWEI (six racks) to test cpu-usage with big ensembles. I think i will add a sequencer in future - i am thinking about it since several months. MM1 will sound very new and interesting because there will be a new kind of synchronisation (more features in MT and MM2). MT has a new oscillator type and will have two "normal" Oscillators and two Trautonium Oscillators each with 5 (!) snychronized suboscillators.
bill bradley
11 years ago
Hi, I compose Bach type counterpoint and use modular type synths, the Modular mini 2 will be used!!! It's clear and easy to use, and sounds great. I look forward to Modular mini 3 (with a built in sequencer please:) Your the best!!
herw
12 years ago
wow 2221 download. Who will be no. 2222 ?
herw
12 years ago
the file name is hMM2_2_7 (version 2 with 6 banks) sorry for wrong numbering ciao herw
herw
12 years ago
many thanks for downloading and voting my main work with REAKTOR is to create a newer version of MODULAR - but i need some time (because i have another fulltime job ;-) . If you want to see the newest developments of the MODULAR then go to http://reaktor.approx.de/phpBB2/viewtopic.php?t=256 (Deutsches REAKTOR Forum (Projekte)) ciao herw
pierre-andre soulier
12 years ago
uncredible, the first modular in the modular, thanks!
John Kammeyer-Mueller
12 years ago
beautiful concept, well executed. i do have to post a correction though, to the guy who said this was a replacement to the moog modular from arturia--nothing in reaktor can sound like arturia's synths yet, not by a long shot.
herw
12 years ago
sorry i have to correct last post: it has to be "SR.C don't work in EventCoreCells" and "Now connect ..."
herw
12 years ago
just saw that there is a bug in the delay module: go into the structure of DELAY/Signalverarbeitung/Delay/bpm/BEAT/EventCoreCell There you find the Read[] cell which is connected on top with SR.C. SR.C don't work in CoreCells (terrible mistake). No connect the input sel with clock input and all is working fine. sorry for this bug! ciao herw
herw
13 years ago
@Christian Bis Weihnachten ist es noch ein wenig Zeit; kauf Dir schon mal einen neuen Rechner ;-)
Christian Bader
13 years ago
Klingglöckchenklingelingeling....Vielen Dank! Thank you very much!
Rick Scott
13 years ago
fabulous.
Thomas ESCURE
13 years ago
I love your synths,Herw. Of course it's a 'ten', as for the mini 1!
herw
13 years ago
there was a wrong file with version 2.1 (i uploaded one file but i downloaded three files (> 4MB) ???? now version 2.2 is correct again. There are 51 new snaps.
Phil Durrant
13 years ago
if i could vote again i would!! other people should vote to push this into the top 10.
herw
13 years ago
please vote! your vote is my stimulus
Tim Ray
13 years ago
incredible, thank you
herw
13 years ago
link doesn't work: Reaktor-Forum thread "MODULAR MINI 2 - v.1.2 released" post #7
herw
13 years ago
you will find a little trick to reduce the cpu-usage, Changing CoreCell-osc by Primary-level-Osc without antialaising here http://www.nativeinstruments.de/forum_de/showthread.php?p=216478#post216478
santoni pascal
13 years ago
ArrRGGGGG !!!! i can't use it with my old laptop!!! but i can't wait to try it !! by the way ! are you really from this planet ?? lol thank you so much for this titanic work !!
david brymer
13 years ago
Niiiiice! You saved everyone from having to buy the Arturia modular with this...
Stefan Otto
13 years ago
normaly i am bored of vintage-synths but this, sounds like a must-have. much thx. btw. point 29: well, time is more than ready for dualcore-support.
Kevin Lux
13 years ago
I love this instrument, thank you for the design! Kevin Lux
herw
13 years ago
please vote!
Charles Capsis IV
13 years ago
very nice and rather enjoyable synth.
herw
13 years ago
@ Dieter du kannst zusätzlich die Zahl der Stimmen auf 5 oder 4 heruntersetzen. Damit gewinnst Du sicherlich noch 10%. Das Herabsetzen der Samplerate auf 22050 ist auch nicht tragisch, da der Klang sich nur kaum verändert. Der Spaß bleibt allemal 100%ig erhalten. Vielleicht bruachst Du ja auch nicht unbedingt das virtual keyboard. Da es in einem abgeschlossenen Makro enthalten ist kann man es, ohne dass die restliche Funktionalität leidet, einfach löschen (mach sicherheitshalber vorher eine Kopie). ciao herw PS: ich hoffe, dass die zukünftigen Versionen von R5 oder R6 duale Prozessoren unterstützen bzw. dass die Rechner noch etwas leistungsfähiger werden.
Dieter Zobel
13 years ago
bin sprachlos, leider schafft mein G4 das nur bei SR 2205...
Laurent Levesque
13 years ago
nice work, thanks !
Chad Doogan
13 years ago
Loved the first one, great tones. I can't wait to try this, thanks for sharing your art.
herw
13 years ago
... the difference between an application and an instrument. - Gerald List :-))
Gerald List
13 years ago
Dear Herwig, - Congratulations ! - I MIGHT say that these days the oscillator-based stuff is not my kind of style. So I MIGHT say that there won´t be that much use of it for me in the nearest future, ... but that would only take part in an ugly and senseless discussion of taste, which leads to nowhere but quarrel. Your ensemble convinces because of - the beauty of its concept, of which a big part is - the easy extensibility - the loving approach to every little detail of a wonderful user interface, which makes it a “must 10”: The demonstration of the difference between an application and an instrument. Gerald List
Christoph Hofer
13 years ago
na bist du gscheid ... this is awesome.
Phil Durrant
13 years ago
a fantastic achievement and a fantastic synth and it is FREE. wonderful
Liam Donaldson
13 years ago
Great effort. Years of learnng possibilities just using this ens alone (just like a hardware synth). Awesome complexity. Well done and thank you. CPU is about 48% on my Athlon 2400, 1Gb DDR ram.
herw
13 years ago
@bodo: nein ich komme aus dem Ruhrpott, aber der Klang vom Snap 'Münster' erinnert mich spontan an ein Glockenspiel in Münster.
Ernest Meyer
13 years ago
Great design again Herwig!
herw
13 years ago
I think i have to have some time to refresh my energy and i want to play with it.
Peter Dines
13 years ago
Great sounds and interface! Of course the CPU usage is high but it's pioneering ensembles like this that NI should use as a case study for optimizing the product. And once it's optimized for this kind of usage someone (possibly herw again) can push the platform even further. :D
herw
13 years ago
(what's wrong with this web site? ) ... lower 45 percent
herw
13 years ago
arrgh?
herw
13 years ago
snap 53 (e Organ 7) G5 2*2.7GHz (6 voices, SR 44100)
herw
13 years ago
@ daniel G5 2*2.7GHz
Jani Salo
13 years ago
I just went through the snapshots and have to say that I am loving it. Musical and inspiring stuff. Thank you for sharing this. ...And the colours are nice...
daniel battaglia
13 years ago
herwig - this thing sounds great, and looks better than the first by alot. only problem is, my CPU cant take it. i lowered the voices and reduced the sample rate, but after about 5-10 minutes of playing, it shot back up. this may be a problem with the graphics modules on my machine, maybe? or perhaps you just have a bloody-good processor! anyways, this is still quite an achievement, i must say. good work.
Stefan Knauthe
13 years ago
...great work,sounds,styling...etc...; but it's so cpu-intensive...puuh...:-)
Bodo Kuznik
13 years ago
Danke Schön wirklich ne mordsarbeit man siehts und hörts ? ein Preset heisst Münster ? warum---wohnst du da ? Klasseteil---macht Spass,auch mit den bunten Farben. 10 Points :-)
Thomas Weber
13 years ago
I love the color scheme as well. I also appreciate the on-screen keyboard responding to key presses on my computer keyboard. This interface is one of the most amazing in Reaktordom. From what I can tell from the "factory" snaps, there are some decent sounds here too.
Gary McCormick
13 years ago
Great work. A treat to look at (turn off all the room lights) and a marvel to hear. Good work on the presets too, instant inspiration.
Felipe DeMier
13 years ago
That was fun!!
Serina Scott
13 years ago
As far as I know, it isn't humanly possible to do this in Reaktor. Therefore, Herwig is some sort of alien being.
Stephan Müsch
13 years ago
I like the colours vey much, not that old boring reaktor style. Fresh and new and easy to see and edit for my old eyes :-) thanks only problem it kills my cpu even at 22000 samplerate :-( but I´m sure I can find a way to use it thanks for this nice creation
Rolf Schmuck
13 years ago
ich lade es gerade herunter und möchte mal schon vorsorglich wegen der farben protestieren und für dezentes grau plädieren ;-) glückwunsch!
herw
13 years ago
"böse" Farben - naja man trifft irgendwann Entscheidungen. Die erste Entscheidung war der dunkle Hintergrund (kann man übrigens wechseln (Properties)). Dann wollte ich leuchtende selbst gestaltete Knöpfe. Das ist sehr schwer, da ich nur einfache Programme benutze. Die Grafiken sind jeweils aus 100 bzw. bis zu 500 Teilbildern zusammengesetzt. Alle Knöpfe liegen in insgesamt 36 hellen Farbtönen und vier Größen vor und dann noch unipolar und bipolar. Das kostet alles unendlich viel Zeit; und eigentlich will ich mit meinem Modular Musik machen. Ich habe die kräftigen Farbtöne gewählt, um mich einfach von anderen ensembles zu unterscheiden, und -obwohl ich moog-synthesizer mag - finde ich, dass das bunte "böse" Design an Buchla erinnert. Falls ganz viele Proteste kommen, kann ich zu einem dezenten grau, baby rosa -blau etc. wechseln oder auch einfach sachlich dunkle Drehknöpfe wählen. ;-)
Ingo Sprenger
13 years ago
Wow, Herwig. I love your Modul ens. But why you take this ´nasty´ colours? Frendly greetz from Bremen
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