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The Freshmaker!

Recordable XY faders with IC sends to jazz up boring instruments

(131 Votes)
1.8 (Updated 6 years ago)
46.7kB
June 23, 2007
Reaktor 5 or lower
Instrument Other

DESCRIPTION

I've noticed some builders starting to use the recordable faders I debuted in my Dubby Red Planet Zobel remix instrument, so here they are pulled out into a separate instrument that can be used to add some instant life and motion to any boring old synth or drum machine.

Use the IC sends on panel B of the Freshmaker to assign the fader XY controls to the controls of another instrument. The result? Flavor crystals create a mint sensation! Instant renovation of those tired old presets! Watch those stains fade before your eyes! Offer void where prohibited.

Update 1.3: turned off incremental mouse mode on the faders because I found it annoying. Now the recorded gesture starts wherever you click on the surface.

Update 1.4: added CC out macro by Matthew Todman - thanks Matthew - and thanks to Donovan Stringer for suggesting the addition in the first place.

Update 1.5 - added step filters to tame the event rate. This shouldn't make things any "steppier" - the resolution of the faders is 256 values so I used a 1/256 stepsize for internal Reaktor connections. MIDI resolution is 128 values so I used a correspondingly larger step size there.

1.6 update: added bonus X and Y faders for manipulating values with different sequence lengths.

1.8 update: I noticed I miswired an order module in the fader memory, causing the values to jump on start. This will fix it and make the parameter modulation more reliable.

COMMENTS  (26)

Michael Dean
1 year ago
Absolutely love this capability. Totally changes playing with Reaktor. Did you ever release the version with clocked reset?
Peter Dines
6 years ago
Bret, I have a new version with that reset capability - it will be part of a new instrument I'm working on - I think I'll also post the updated macro by itself here in the user library.
Bret Truchan
7 years ago
Peter, I love your recordable 2d faders. It would be really interesting to have the faders "reset" every 8,16, or 32 beats. I know that might be a completely different beast, but if we had something like that, we could create ensembles similar to the iPad Figure app. Anyhow, thanks a ton!
Event Iter
9 years ago
Great! , Thanks !
Joshua Rochowiak
11 years ago
These are amazing sir. I used them in a recent upload called decendant. Thank you for the inspiration, and I hope you approve.
Der Einmeier
11 years ago
Totally awesome.
John Bleech
11 years ago
Let me add to the praise. Your faders can very well be the missing link between possibility and reality.
Anton Crnkovic
11 years ago
nice!
Peter Dines
12 years ago
D'oh - I meant the channel message module. But you know what I mean.
Peter Dines
12 years ago
Hi Matthew - I didn't think it would make much of a difference to add step filters but after a little tinkering it became obvious that it did. I think there's a step filter built into the CC out modules by default, which keeps the same value from being banged out repeatedly, but limiting the stepsize to 1/128 seems to have helped. I actually haven't tested yet with hardware - just with internal MIDI connections. I ended up filtering after the fader XY outs so the initial gestures would be stepfiltered too. If you have any other tuning ideas, I'm all ears! :D
Matthew Todman
12 years ago
Hi Peter.... You could put 2 StepFilters after the SnapValueArray X and Y outputs. That should reduce the constant event flow to just output changes (free up a bit of midi bandwidth), and lower the event output in general.
Peter Dines
12 years ago
About the MIDI CC out: keep in mind that MIDI bandwidth is limited and these things produce a lot of events. I haven't done any real testing but I reckon this might throw off the tightness of a hardware synth if you were also sending note triggers to it through the same MIDI hardware port.
gergely suto
12 years ago
For the tutorial: oh yes!
gergely suto
12 years ago
The recordable faders are fantastic. If I ever use them I won't forget to give you credit for it. Thanx very much!
Donovan Stringer
12 years ago
Sorry, man, I missed your comment and already uploaded. Look for "Fleshmaker!" Cheers, D
Peter Dines
12 years ago
Thanks for the kind comments and votes everyone. I see Bernd is already hard at work hotrodding things with the faders. ;-) Donovan - I'm curious to see what you've done. You can email a zipfile to peterdines_at_gmail_dot_com if you prefer.
Donovan Stringer
12 years ago
I have a small, but valuable contribution to make to your excellent device if you're interested that will help non-gearhead users get easier enjoyment out of using this with non-Reaktor elements. I will upload the modified file and afterwards you can either post it here if you'd like or I can leave my upload intact, but there isn't much credit I can take aside from doing about 10 minutes of work, so I'd rather pass it your way and delete my upload, as credit is mainly yours. Your choice, D
Paule
12 years ago
A great big thing!
Don Dailey
12 years ago
This is really cool. I love that you chose FM as an example because this is exactly how I would use something like this. Thanks!
Phil Durrant
12 years ago
yes, a tutorial would be great. btw, i agree with Dieter.
Stephen Goldstein
12 years ago
tutorial would be great....been adding this to many ensembles....refreshes everything... Steve
Dieter Zobel
12 years ago
you should hear my czech...
Peter Dines
12 years ago
Herr Zobel, your English is far better than my German. Vielen dank for the kind words.
Dieter Zobel
12 years ago
your recordable yx fader - one of the best tools ever made by and for a reaktorist. much thanks. sorry, my english..
Dieter Zobel
12 years ago
your recordable yx fader - one of the best tools ever made by and for an reaktorist. much thanks.
Peter Dines
12 years ago
You could also pop in a couple of midi controller out modules and use this in a VST host to control a non-Reaktor synth. Or a hardware synth, for that matter.
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