8 snap banks for Icaro Ferre's masterwork—plus Flatblaster:)
Thanks to a thread at MuffWiggler about pre-6 Reaktor "modulars" (http://tinyurl.com/hbfy4rw), I learned of the deeply fascinating West, here in the UL: http://tinyurl.com/j7ym3up.
I just spent a week or so with it, many hours every day and here's the snap banks that resulted, as annotated as I could manage, for future reference and as a guide for myself and anybody else, as to all I learned about using it. I had a really great time, thanks Icaro!!
As usual, I slipped Flatblaster in after it—and snap-disabled West's Master out at about 75%—so I wouldn't have to waste any time adjusting levels; feel free to delete it if you prefer, but I'm leaving it in and thus including the ensemble in this snap-bank upload because using it seems especially appropriate with a texture-maker like West, since it can reveal so many different layers within every texture, just by changing around its many flavors of EQ, compression and saturation. I've created a MINI-bank of just the FB snaps I used, too, and noted which I used for each bank in the name. I also plugged in Longflow, just as a handy extra FX tasting device; it sounds great with almost everything, but I never had it on while making snaps… I plan next to swop it out with some Boscomatic FX (Delight Delay, the great Tremelo/gater, distortions, etc.…)
Of course, I started out just poking around with the very clean and logical but naturally very complex West interface and didn't put together the final bank I labeled "Basics…" until the last days of my exploration, when I was at last starting to know my way around the guts of panel. It might make sense to start there, though, if you want a sort of tutorial up front; these snaps are very systematically and sequentially ordered and focus on just one or a very few parameters being changed each time.
I can never really express in any other way the deep gratitude I feel for genius and generous makers like Icaro (there are so many here in the UL!) except by similarly sharing my own little offerings, each of which is simply the record of yet more happy hours spent lost to all else staring at Reaktor, thanks to you all.