A sample player loaded with 101 synth samples from an iconic 90s synth, Flintpope's latest Reaktor instrument is available now to download for the amazingly low price of... free!
Flintpope has been busy creating new instruments for Reaktor and his latest is GREY, a ROMpler with some of the flexibility of a synth. Here's what he told us about it...
"GREY is a sample player loaded with 101 synth samples from an iconic 90s synth all ready to deliver a range of essential retro sounds from big pads to LOFI oscillating washes, all via fat basses and hot leads."
- The sample selector has Sample Choice, Volume, Pitch, Random (select), Start-point and Warp(ed Vinyl).
- As well as the obvious envelope controls there is a Vinyl FX option which delivers a genuinely random crackle effect created by a Geiger unit.
- Next is the 8 Pole Filter with five variables capable of creating rich tonal range. Watch out for the Wobble dial too.
- Then come Reverb and Echo (delay), followed by a Compressor. Each of these three FX have a lot of tweakage available.
- Last is the LFO section which dials up Rate, Phase, Shape, Sync and Key (note-on trigger).
- The best thing about the LFO, and the key to the overall sound of GREY is the routing options. You have:
- LFO to Key Velocity, to 8 Pole Filter Balance, to Reverb Size and to Echo Time.
GREY is monophonic and requires the FULL VERSION of Reaktor 6 version 6.3.0 (R26)
If you get “Not a valid Reaktor File” error message please update your Reaktor 6 to Reaktor 6.3.0 (R26) using your Native Access and ensure you open the new version.