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Ampere Modular

Collection of voltage-controlled synthesizer modules, inspired by the Nord Modular G2

(467 Votes)
12.0 (Updated 9 years ago)
5.3MB
October 24, 2009
Reaktor 5 or lower

DESCRIPTION

This is a collection of 156 types of voltage-controlled synthesizer modules, intended for patching together into instruments. It was inspired by the Nord Modular G2, still my favorite modular synthesizer.

To create a “patch”, paste the modules into an ensemble and wire them together.

All inputs and outputs are “voltages”, and follow conventions commonly used by modular analog instruments. Pitch inputs are calibrated in 1 volt/octave. Oscillator and LFO outputs are +/- 10 volts peak-to-peak, and envelope generator outputs max out at +10 volts. All inputs can operate at the audio sample rate. While this consumes additional CPU resources, it means that anything can be connected to anything.

I want to thank Jonathan Style for creating all of the custom panel elements.

The complete module list is below.

Inputs/Outputs/Diagnostics
--Common MIDI Controllers
--External Stereo Input
--MIDI Controller Input
--Panel Elements
--Oscilloscope
--Pitch & Gate Input
--Poly Note Display
--Poly Voltmeter
--Poly VU Meter
--Stereo Output
--Stereo Voice Combiner
--XY Mouse Controller

Oscillators
--32-Sine Cluster Oscillator
--8-Point Ramp Oscillator
--Analog Oscillator
--Drawable waveform Oscillator
--DX Oscillator
--Formant Oscillator
--Geiger Oscillator
--Hammond Oscillator
--Noise Source
--Quadrature Oscillator
--Reaktor Waveform Oscillator
--Sample Player
--Spectral Oscillator
--Stereo 4-Octave Pulse Oscillator
--Stereo Super Pulse Oscillator
--Stereo Super Saw Oscillator
--Stretch Tension Oscillator
--Tuned Noise Oscillator
--Variophon Oscillator

Low Frequency Oscillators
--LFO
--MIDI Synchronized LFO
--Slow Random Voltage
--Wobbly LFO

Filters
--1-Pole Filter
--4-Pole Filter
--Classic 4-Pole Filter
--Comb - Allpass Filter
--Dynamic Shelving Filter
--Morphing Peak Filter
--Phase Filter
--Static 2-Pole filter
--Static Peak Filter
--Stereo 4-Pole filter

Equalizers
--10-Band EQ
--2-Way Crossover
--30-Band EQ
--Bass-Treble Shelving Filters
--Moog 914 Fixed Filter Bank
--Stereo 10-Band EQ

Envelope Generators
--ADSR Envelope Generator
--AD Envelope Generator
--AHDSR Envelope Generator
--AR Envelope Generator
--Envelope Follower
--Four-Segment Envelope Generator
--Modulated ADSR Envelope Generator

Gain Controllers
--db-Scaled VCA
--Gain Controller
--Multiplier -Ring Modulator
--Octave Gain Controller
--Stereo VCA

Mixers
--4-Channel VCA-Mixer-Panner
--4-Input Dual-Channel Mixer
--4-Input Mixer
--4-Input Panning Mixer
--8-Input Mixer
--Crossfader
--Panner
--Crossfading 8-to-1 Selector
--Crossfading 1-to-8 Distributor

Delays
--2-Tap Delay
--8-Tap Stereo Delay
--Cloud Delay
--FX Mono Delay
--FX Stereo Delay
--Grain Delay
--Modulated Delay
--Static Delay
--Static Diffuser Delay
--Tuned Feedback Delay

Shapers
--Clipper
--Raise To Power
--Rectifier
--Sample & Hold
--Soft Clipper
--Static Sine Shaper
--Track & Hold
--Tube 3X
--Wave Terrain
--Wave Wrapper

FX
--16-Part Chorus
--4-Part Chorus
--Aural Exciter
--Bit Crusher
--Flanger
--Frequency Shifter
--Hammond Scanner
--Leslie Cabinet
--Phaser
--Sample Rate Crusher
--Space Master 2 Reverb
--Stereo Compressor
--Stereo Tremolo
--Stereolizer

Control Voltage Processors
--Constant Voltage Source
--Control Voltage Processor
--Level Shifter
--Max-Min Voltage Generator
--Triggered Random Voltage
--Voice-Specific Voltage Source
--Voltage Lookup Table

Pitch Processors
--Alternate 12-Note Scales
--Chord/Scale Quantizer
--Just Intonation Scale
--Note Quantizer
--Pitch Offset
--Octave Lookup Table

MIDI
--Send MIDI Channel Aftertouch Data
--Send MIDI Controller Data
--Send MIDI Note On-Off
--Send MIDI Pitchbend Data
--Send MIDI Program Change

Sequencers
--16-Step Dual Gate Sequencer
--16-Step Note/Gate Sequencer
--16-Step Voltage/Gate Sequencer
--8-Step Dual Gate Sequencer
--8-Step Note/Gate Sequencer
--8-Step Voltage/Gate Sequencer
--Free-Running Sequencer Clock
--Synchronized Sequencer Clock

Modal Exciters
--Modal Bow Exciter
--Modal Fan Exciter
--Modal Hammer Exciter
--Modal Scraper Exciter

Modal Resonators
--Bar Resonator
--Harmonic Resonator
--Single Mode Resonator
--Wooden Body Resonator

Waveguides
--Clarinet Waveguide
--Pipe Waveguide
--Saxophone Waveguide
--String Waveguide

Logic
--Dual Logic Inverter
--Dual 2-Input Logic Gate
--Logic Compare
--Logic Edge-Triggered Pulse
--Logic Delay
--Set-Reset Flip-Flop
--Frequency-Dividing Flip-Flop

Switches
--2-Input Switch
--4-Input Switch
--4x4 Attenuating Matrix
--6-Input Switch
--8x8 Pin Matrix

The upload contains:
* AmpereV12.ens – An ensemble that includes one instance of each module.
* 11 example instruments created with the modules.

At http://electro-music.com/forum/download.php?id=21972 is a zip file that contains "AmpereV12 Modules", a folder that includes all of the modules as separate macro files, grouped by type. Copy this folder into the default Macro path, and it will appear in Reaktor’s macro browser.

The V6 update contains 17 new modules:
--Moog 914 Fixed Filter Bank
--External Stereo Input
--Geiger Oscillator
--Reaktor Waveform Oscillator
--Variophon Oscillator
--Wobbly LFO
--16-Part Chorus
--Static Diffuser Delay
--Envelope Follower
--Modulated ADSR Envelope Generator
--Wave Terrain
--Wave Wrapper
--Dual Logic Inverter
--Dual 2-Input Logic Gate
--Logic Compare
--Logic Edge-Triggered Pulse
--Logic Delay

The V7 update contains 11 new modules:
--DX Oscillator
--Stereo 4-Octave Pulse Oscillator
--8-Step Sequencer
--16-Step Sequencer
--Free-Running Sequencer Clock
--Synchronized Sequencer Clock
--30-Band Equalizer
--Crossfading 8-to-1 Selector
--Crossfading 1-to-8 Distributor
--Poly VU Meter
--Common MIDI Controllers

The V8 update contains 11 new modules:
--XY Mouse Controller
--Saxophone Waveguide
--Clarinet Waveguide
--Pipe Waveguide
--32-Sine Cluster Oscillator
--2-Way Crossover
--Space Master 2 Reverb
--8-Step Voltage/Gate Sequencer
--16-Step Voltage/Gate Sequencer
--8-Step Dual Gate Sequencer
--16-Step Dual Gate Sequencer

The V9 update contains 9 new modules:
--Cloud Delay
--Grain Delay
--FX Mono Delay
--FX Stereo Delay
--Stereo Super Pulse Oscillator
--MIDI Synchronized LFO
--Slow Random Voltage
--4-Channel VCA-Mixer-Panner
--Raise To Power

The V10 update contains 9 new modules:
--Leslie Cabinet
--Stereo Compressor
--Spectral Oscillator
--Send MIDI Channel Aftertouch Data
--Send MIDI Controller Data
--Send MIDI Note On-Off
--Send MIDI Pitchbend Data
--Send MIDI Program Change
--Dynamic Shelving Filter

The V11 update contains 6 new modules:
--Aural Exciter
--Sample Player
--Modal Bow Exciter
--Modal Fan Exciter
--Modal Hammer Exciter
--Modal Scraper Exciter

The V12 update contains 10 new modules:
--Tuned Feedback Delay
--Chord/Scale Quantizer
--Drawable waveform Oscillator
--Stretch Tension Oscillator
--8-Point Ramp Oscillator
--Quadrature Oscillator
--Triggered Random Voltage
--Max-Min Voltage Generator
--Set-Reset Flip-Flop
--Frequency-Dividing Flip-Flop

COMMENTS  (88)

Jym Feat
3 years ago
thank you !
Sam Mover
3 years ago
https://soundcloud.com/andreigorlov/epilogue-no-future
Thomas Alenfors
4 years ago
This one is simply the best in the user lib.
Pieter Volger
5 years ago
Big Big THANKS!
Paul Copeland
5 years ago
Chet you are very kind to contribute such awesome instruments and ensembles. I certainly hope you are getting paid for your contributions. Best wishes and keep up the great work.
Lars Bo Hermansen
5 years ago
Absolute interesting synth. Unfortunately the full combination ensemble do not work by me. The seperate ensembles do. They are okay. But i think the reel power is in the full ensemble. Lars Bo Hermansen
Bobby Ripp
5 years ago
thanks Chet...! 10
Sebastian Blaha
6 years ago
The Cloud Delay does keep crashing Reaktor. Weird because there's basically just a Cloud Delay primary module inside. It seems to work stable if you set it to mono.
Huen Alfee
6 years ago
Thank you very much for making these cool stuffs!
Carl Spitzenberger
6 years ago
Ampere_Cloud_Delay kills Reaktor (deadlock) :-(
year zero
6 years ago
wow wow wow! thanks!
Jason Leiter
6 years ago
Extremely helpful stuff. I've learned a lot more about how Reaktor works by playing with these. Thanks.
Jakob Heyer
6 years ago
Thank you so much! This is great!
riccardo ferri
6 years ago
how did i miss this for so many years!! i own (and love) my micro modular here, i can't believe now i have the same (and even more) in reaktor. now i feel in debt seeing you are releasing so many good stuff for the community and for free. i must do the same with my stuff now. can't wait to start experimenting with this.
Matthias Schaffner
6 years ago
Thank you very much! I have modified your supersaw module and added phase spread control based on your pitch spread. I think it sounds even better now, because the phases of the saws aren't loose anymore. You can find it here: https://co.native-instruments.com/index.php?id=userlibrary&type=0&ulbr=1&plview=detail&patchid=12161
Hemansu
7 years ago
Thanks very much...Let me try it now )
CC lines of the acid
7 years ago
This Great!!!I shall be enough on long study this.
Dennis Harms
7 years ago
Wow this is an awesome collection! Thanks you very much!
Stefan Ortmanns
8 years ago
Great! Thank you!
Oleg Shulga
8 years ago
Thank you!
jace cavacini
8 years ago
incredible piece of work! thanks VERY much for this gift to the Reaktor user community. i'm not comfortable building modules myself, so this will come in handy for building synths. my only wish is that Reaktor allowed some kind of auto-patching function like Reason, so that we could drop components into an ensemble and start hearing sounds/audition changes without fiddling with the routing manually. but that's not relevant to Ampere, other than it inspires that wish ;-) Extra thank yous for including wave guide model components! i love physical modeling!
Bradley Gray
8 years ago
Great collection! The CPU usage is a little high but I think I can live with that...
Victor Kerzl
8 years ago
Thank you so much!
Mike Green
9 years ago
AWSOME! This will keep me entertained for weeks!
Matthew Jackson
9 years ago
A must have!
diego ghiddini
9 years ago
thanks a lot, this is simply wonderful and power .
Jesse Juup
9 years ago
Holy crap what a package! You must have put hundreds of hour into this.. I really cannot thank You enough for sharing this.. wow. Just amazing! Chet Singer is a name to remember.
Roger Parks
9 years ago
Chet-- This is an exemplar of what I was told Reaktor could do in the hands of an expert. You and your suite of tools well-deserve the votes you've garnered in the 'Best of' thread. Thank you! Best, Doc
franz schuier
9 years ago
Did it thnx: http://www.native-instruments.com/forum/showthread.php?t=107998
Chet Singer
9 years ago
Franz, could you start a thread in the Reaktor forum, where we can send stuff back and forth? I'll keep an eye out for it.
franz schuier
9 years ago
chet, i did just that.. tried the free running and the synchronised clock. Only occurs with the ampere seq. Im on an intel mac running 5.15.002.
Chet Singer
9 years ago
Franz, connect the Rst and Clk1 sequencer clock outputs to the Rst and Clk inputs on one of the Note/Gate sequencers. If you're using the Synchronized Sequencer Clock it won't run until you turn on Reaktor's master clock (the Free-Running Sequencer Clock doesn't depend on Reaktor's master clock).
franz schuier
9 years ago
chet... thnx a lot. But did somebody get the sequencers to work? I am trying to build a basic analogue seqeuncer for live performance with the macros, but i dont get the clock to run?
l l
9 years ago
genial! brilliant!
Sebastian Blaha
9 years ago
Good Lord, it must have taken years! And this is version 12.0!(?)
Michael Barker
9 years ago
terrific tinkerer-friendly tinkertoy set -- thanks so much!
Phil Durrant
9 years ago
thanks for updating this and adding to what is already a wonderful upload
francois elie
9 years ago
fantastic ensemble !!! big thanks for your talent, work and generosity !
Mike Woloszyn
9 years ago
NI have to pay you for this :)
sohrab motabar
9 years ago
Huge Giant Hard Work ...!!!
Christian Meyer
9 years ago
Wow, this will keep you busy. Very good work. Thanks
David Molyneux
9 years ago
This is the first time I've seen this - this is amazing you're doing all this for free - I hope you are working with NI on Reaktor 6!
GG.G SakabeaT
9 years ago
chet you guy are fucking amazing!!!!
SAMI YOUNÈS
9 years ago
Thanks a lot !
Quintin Musgrove
9 years ago
OH hell yes! Thank you so much.
Mike Nickel
9 years ago
a mother lode of awesome building blocks! Thx for this tremendous effort. looking forward to try them out.
Paule
9 years ago
Wonder cow.
xyzt
9 years ago
The spectrum osc is very nice it has that special karakter indeed!! If you happen to figure out how the odd function is achieved it would finish this off for good;) Well done and I'm looking forward to v11
Jesse Juup
9 years ago
Overwhelming & Fantastic!
Chet Singer
9 years ago
Jurgen, I've added MIDI output modules in the v10 update: Program Change, Note On/Off, Controller, Pitchbend, and Channel Aftertouch.
Chet Singer
9 years ago
Jody, the spectral oscillator has been added in the v10 update. It doesn't have the 'odd harmonics' option, because I don't know how to do that. But it does include Sync and Linear FM inputs.
xyzt
9 years ago
Wow Amazing! I had a G2 once but I loved the sound of the original better.. I'm really looking forward to the next version. Your doing the most fantastic things with Ampere Modular!
Chet Singer
9 years ago
Jody, I've been studying the Nord spectral oscillator and I think Rob is on the right track. I think the oscillator distorts the signal between the phase generator and the sine shaper. I've made a Reaktor version of it and will include it in the next upload, which should be within a week. It's not exact, but I think it's pretty close. The spectral oscillator on the original Nord Modular included a tremendous loudness boost when increasing the brightness, which they turned down on the G2. The Reaktor version will have a Loudness knob so that it can mimic either the original or G2 versions (I preferred the original myself).
xyzt
9 years ago
The quote from Rob was about the formant osc, this is another one, it sounds very complicated and exotic. I just love a nice misetry... "Rob Hordijk wrote: > Ah yes, of course, the spectral osc and not the formant osc, silly me, > must > have been smoking something bad... Mayby it is time I should refrain > myself > from replying emails before I make a total fool of myself. :-) > > Me thinkx that the spectral oscillator uses some math function that > allows > to fade between a sine function and a tangential function for the all > harmonics setting and some variation on this with a different sort of > symmetry for the odd harmonics setting. I heard a rumour that the sine > wave > in the sine oscs is derived from a triangle wave by some math function > (something to do with a guy named Taylor), so it is to be expected > that they > experimented with similar functions and came up with the spectral osc > as a > result."
xyzt
9 years ago
These are the most usefull quotes I found about the spectrum osc... Hope this helps ;) "The Spectral shape oscillator is an oscillator with a built-in overtone generator. The waveforms are gen- erated by synched noise. The oscillator generates a signal that contains either odd and even partials or only odd partials. It is possible to control the amount of overtones generated." "Rob Hordijk wrote: The spectral oscillator is in essence a pseudorandom number generator that syncs to an internal pitchcounter."
Chet Singer
9 years ago
That's an excellent next step, Jurgen. I've just gotten a Send Program Change module working, and I'll also begin work on Send Note On/Off, Send Pitchbend, and Send Controller modules. They'll all be styled after their G2 equivalents.
jürgen krehan
9 years ago
May I ask for a MIDI output Module? Could not get the MIDI out Macro from the NI library working. Thanks a lot for your work again!!!!
Sebastian Wolf
9 years ago
cool work!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
michael wright
9 years ago
wow, cheers!
Bill Ambrose
9 years ago
this looks incredible ! thanks
Marco Post
9 years ago
fantastic effort! I hope NI recognizes the wish to be able to do GUI patching..
Chet Singer
9 years ago
See, I really have no clue, because I said it three times.
Chet Singer
9 years ago
I'd love to, but I haven't been able to find out how it works.
xyzt
9 years ago
Wow This is fantastic stuff!! Would you consider recreating the G1's Spectrum Osc. It has a very distinct sound!
Chet Singer
9 years ago
Shai, the stereolizer has no voltage-controlled inputs, so if you're not already doing this, try placing it after the stereo voice combiner and set it to mono.
Shai Levy
9 years ago
... the most painful thing here is the stereolizer. it's so unique and irreplaceable.. and he KILLS my cpu :) i tried some stripped down versions that use half the eq bands... or other sterolisers, non worked quite as good sonically.
Michael Hetrick
9 years ago
This is absolutely remarkable. One of my favorite uploads ever.
SAMI YOUNÈS
9 years ago
Huge work. That's what I was looking after at the moment… Nice and useful. Thanks a lot !
Jonathan Style
9 years ago
wow wow wow wonderful.
Chet Singer
9 years ago
The Nord sequencers are a little complicated because of the way they can be combined together with the Link and Park patchcords. So that may be too much for me, at least for now. But I definitely want to build a basic analog-style sequencer soon. It will have up to 16 steps, be loopable, and have both voltage and gate outputs.
jürgen krehan
9 years ago
Absolutely usefull, just one question do you plan with the sequencers from the modular also?also? Thank you!!
Shai Levy
9 years ago
this ensemble is a breakthrough for me. it's the first time i really build stuff with reaktor!!! thank you again so much!
Chet Singer
9 years ago
V6 has 17 new modules (they're listed above). There's also a new link at electro-music (also above) that has them arranged in directories for use with the Reaktor browser.
Shai Levy
9 years ago
this thing rocks my world! what changed in v6.0 ?
Chet Singer
9 years ago
Hi Oliver. I tried to avoid switches because I didn't think people would like the clicks they can make. Maybe I'll have to re-think that decision.
Oliver Saherwala
9 years ago
After working many hours with your wonderfull macro-set, I have just one thing, I would welcome in a possible update: The on/off-button should be made in a way he really turns of all parts in a macro for saving CPU when a macro is turned off. This is normaly achieved by a switch. I just write that cause I have an old laptop, and using ableton 8 and your modules will break his neck. Anyway, a really good upload! My favored macros are the Modal resonators !!! A lot to learn from! Excellent work! Thx for that!
Pascal Santoni
9 years ago
This is perfect !!
Rick Scott
9 years ago
fabulous! a full-fledged modular building environment.
Shai Levy
9 years ago
perfect! thank you so much
Oliver Saherwala
9 years ago
Very good and useful upload ! This has taken me back to reaktor, thx.
gergely suto
9 years ago
Fantastic! Thank you so much for this!
raphael esterson
9 years ago
Thanks, I should have read more carefully!
Chet Singer
9 years ago
Raphael, look above at the link to the "Ampere Modules" zip file available at electro-music.com. That contains all of the modules, grouped by type in folders. The entire folder can be copied into your User Content macro directory and then be available in the macro browser.
raphael esterson
9 years ago
Fantastic! It would be great to put the modules up in a separate upload if neccessary. Thank so much for this Chet.
Phil Durrant
9 years ago
this is a great day for the Reaktor Community! Thanks Chet, this is really appreciated :-)
Chet Singer
9 years ago
You're welcome. In version 3 I've re-included the four example instruments.
Peter Whiting
9 years ago
I've been looking forward to this. Most excellent. Thank you for sharing your hard work.
arachnaut
9 years ago
Holy Cow, what a lot of work went into this macro set! Very nice.
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