unique wavetable synthesis
hi there, long time no see :)
after 12 years I decided to debug and finish this one
it was made with R4 and finished in R5
so what is it and why is it different?
it all started as some questions?
what if instead of playing your waveform at the begining, you started in the middle ? and as you read the waveform with an oscillator, why not filtering the osc before reading the waveform?
then why not using audio table to reshape the adsr?
and here we are.
shaper XXL is fully modular, meaning you have 4adsr, 4 shapers, 2 lfo, 4 FM ops, different type of filters that are after the wavetable, included 2 filter factories, you can read up to 4 waveform in a row.
don't forget to look at the A and B view as the main componant is in B view and the filter factories an the FM OPs are in A.
you also have one reverb but get rid of it it's just there to test the sound,
you have 2 instruments that are muted, unmuted them when using them.
one is called math, (control clic -> see in structure) on the function label to build math function for the shaper of the EG or for the wavetable, with this you can do FM without using the FM OPs or additive synthesis or what ever math function you want to try.
the other is called sample fitter, very easy to use just drag and drop your sample, and write the portion you want in the wave table then copy and paste it in shaper.
you also have an instrument called dance floor, it's 16 seq plus 4 shapers and LFO that you can redirect to 10 outputs, see B or A view for the mixer, this one is to automate shaper which have 10 external entries, in case you need it.
the is also a tutorial included, but you can see infos in the tips.
I've made many preset so that you can see the diferent ways of using it, on preset is called reset, it's a good starting point. the preset named seq are to be used with dance floor, the preset with celestial in the name are more to be used with the celestial or space preset of the reverb.
the presets are only in shaper as I couldn't save the presets of the reverb within the general preset.
there are already 82 waveform out of 128 slot, and 18 envelope shaper out of 20. so it's better you save this one and use a copy if you use your own waveforms and envelope, which you should.
what kind of sound does it makes? it depends , some are very evolutives, like a choir going A-I-O, to very agressive sound, sometimes screaming, for each preset, try them at diferent velocity as the diference can be striking, and for some keep them pressed a long time as they evolve slowly.
and most importantly don't forget to set the sample rate of reaktor to the max you can otherwise you will have aliasing for high pitch notes
now it's up to you, have fun !!!